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Building Off-Grid with SimBLISSity Tiny Homes

Byron and Dot Fears, owners of SimBLISSity Tiny Homes, recently hosted our tiny house on their property just outside of Lyons, Colorado. What’s so cool about these tiny home builders (aside from the fact they are tiny home builders)? The construction site for SimBLISSity is completely off-grid! Read on as we spotlight this tiny home builder.

Get a behind the scenes look at SimBLISSity’s off-grid operation:

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes opened for business in the winter of 2014. Two and a half years later Byron and Dot have built twelve custom tiny homes! That’s quite impressive and proves that tiny homes are continuing to grow in popularity.

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

“We believe that a home should be full of life.” – Byron, SimBLISSity Tiny Homes

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

Byron and Dot strive to build their tiny homes with sustainable products, so they use a lot of beetle kill or blue stained pine, a product made from dead trees that have been affected by the mountain pine beetle. You can see their use of this product in their tiny home called “Blue Sapphire.”

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

“We’re trying to morph the Great American Dream, to the Great American Tiny Home Dream.” – Byron

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

Perhaps the most interesting element to SimBLISSity tiny home operation is that they build completely off-grid. The state of Colorado gets more than 300 days of sunshine, so there is plenty of energy to be harnessed by the sun! With the help of a large solar system, SimBLISSity is able to power all of their tools and construct these tiny homes in a sustainable way.

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

“We sustainably build, sustainable homes for sustainable lifestyles, to help promote a sustainable future.” – Byron

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

The Blue Sapphire is currently for sale! Contact SimBLISSity Tiny Homes directly for any inquires about the house.

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

SimBLISSity Tiny Homes - off grid tiny house builder

Other Tiny House Builder spotlights:

  • La Tiny House – Bruno Thiéry, a tiny house builder and his workshop located in Normandy, France.
  • Zyl Vardos – Abel Zyl, an artistic tiny house craftsman, and his workshop in Olympia, Washington.

6 thoughts on “Building Off-Grid with SimBLISSity Tiny Homes

  1. Hello could you tell me what wood you used for the ceiling and walls and where you purchased it? I am building a tiny house now and love that look!

  2. Suggest you attend the Tiny House Jamboree In Colorado Springs, on the Airforce Academy, Aug 5-7, 2016. You’ll connect with all the right people and learn about living tiny especially in Colorado. It’s BIG! Over 40k people attended last year.

  3. Thanks for highlighting these guys! I’m considering moving to Boulder and starting to live out my tiny house dream, and these guys could be the perfect company to partner with to make it happen.

    • Be careful–Boulder is renowned for how poorly it treats people who want to build and/or live there. Surrounding towns are generally better–unless Boulder has gotten something zoned for tiny homes, i’d be very careful about the city proper.

      (I lived there over a decade)

    • Thanks Bike Bubba! Really good to know. I certainly need to do lots of research about Boulder and the surrounding towns before making any decisions. Your insight is valuable. Much appreciated.

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