Smaller House, Larger Life offers creative housing solutions to help you live a fuller, more meaningful life.

We see that our culture’s traditional definition of “the American Dream” can be a trap; that our pursuits of a larger house and more possessions can create an indentured servitude to pay for all that stuff. We want to find more, but instead we find less.

We realize that living a simpler life with fewer costs affords more time and energy for your relationships, your health, your present and future life. And we understand that housing is by far the single largest expense most of us have.

We are not here to convince you to change. If you are still reading this, you are probably already on that path. We simply strive to help you achieve that change.

Smaller House, Larger Life provides consultation, design, engineering, permitting and construction services to help our customers actualize a smaller house; be it a tiny house on a trailer, a backyard cottage for your parents or children, or just a more efficient dwelling for you and your family.

We are based in Asheville, North Carolina, but we can help you anywhere.

Please see our Services page for more information.


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Here at Smaller House, Larger Life, I believe in design that meets the site for the optimum experience in compact living. Detailed research on municipal and state regulations meant that this project flew through permitting and was even used by the city itself as an example of an out-of-the ordinary project that still met requirements.