Welcome to Tiny House Giant Journey

A popular female-driven travel & Tiny House lifestyle blog featuring stories on alternative living, downsizing, traveling abroad, and independence, with videos and photography from around the world!

Jenna SpesardMeet Jenna

Hi! I’m Jenna Spesard, or the “Tiny House Girl.” Not too long ago, I was working a job I hated, just to pay the rent. I felt stuck and miserable. Then, one day, I decided to change my life. I downsized to a Tiny House. Today I live simply so that I can travel the world and work part-time at a job I love.

I hope my blog inspires you to follow your own path to happiness.




Tiny House Lifestyle

Learn how you can build a Tiny House with my budget, materials, and design tips. I share my story, the mistakes I’ve made, and the lessons I’ve learned. These articles will help you start your own Tiny House Giant Journey.

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Tiny House Movement Stories 

Ready to be inspired? Browse through photos, videos, and dozens of crazy stories told by people living alternative lifestyles. You’ll learn about Tiny Houses, House Trucks, Yurts, Tree Houses, Skoolies, Van Life & More!

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Adventure & Travel Articles

When I’m not living in my Tiny House, I’m traveling the world. So far I have visited 5 continents and more than 20 countries. Every year I cherish my time abroad, experiencing new cultures and meeting fantastic people. Join me on my adventures by clicking on the articles below or viewing a full list of destinations here.

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 My Favorite Resources

On my resource page you’ll find a list of my favorite Tiny House gear, building materials, parking advice, books, appliances, off-grid / alternative systems, and travel tips. These in-depth articles will help you plan your next tiny (or giant) adventure.

You can also see a list and purchase my recommended Tiny House appliances and books in my shop.


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Living Tiny Gives Me the Freedom to Travel

It has always been a passion of mine to see the world, and I’m on a mission to visit every country before I die. Each year, I spend approximately 3 months traveling abroad, visiting 5 new countries. How am I able to do this? My lifestyle is extremely affordable. Living tiny also means that I live within my financial means. I spend less on material objects and I waste less. This is my definition of the American Dream.



My Tiny House

Click here to view photos of my Tiny House on my year-long road trip around North America and of the stunning (if I do say so myself) interior.

Work With Me

I only promote the best Tiny House and backpacker-friendly products and experiences on my website and social media. Check out this page for a variety of ways we can partner together. I’d love to hear from you.

Three Years in a Tiny House

Browse My Blog for the Lastest and Greatest!