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Creating a Dual Purpose Road Sign

Creating a Dual Purpose Road Sign

Why should you have a road sign on your Tiny House? So that when people see your incredibly adorable home rolling down the road, and almost crash due to taking photos, they can also follow you on social media! More importantly, I wanted to see the photos people were taking! After all, what better way is there to document your travels than to have other people do it for you?!  Along my 25,000-mile road trip, my house was tagged in dozens and dozens of photos. And for that, I have to thank my beautiful, hand crafted sign.

Here’s how the Tiny House Giant Journey sign was created. . .

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A family friend, Stan, helped make the perfect sign for my Tiny House, and a thank you to him is LONG overdue. Thanks Stan!  Here’s how he created the original “Tiny House Giant Journey” sign.

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Three pieces of my reclaimed siding were cut, assembled together, painted with red stain, and given to Stan. He then printed and applied a rubber sticker, with the original logo design, to the wood piece.

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After that, Stan sprayed the wood with a sandblaster, removing the top few layers of wood. The sticker protected the stained wood underneath, creating a beveled finish look.

Once the sign went through the sandblasting process, Stan peeled off the sticker to reveal the gorgeous result.

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road sign

Over the years, the sign has worn away little by little due to weather. Here is a photo of Guillaume’s mother, Deb, doing the first round of retouching. This has to be done once a year to keep her looking shiny and new.

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But that’s not all! My road sign is also dual-purpose. It folds down, with the help of a chain and a few hooks, to create a handy outdoor table.

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Do you want a road sign on your Tiny House? Let me know in the comments! 



  1. Wilber Peebody
    September 6, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I know the Apollo is cute, but really? your pulling a camper that’s got problems. On the other hand, you have a proven THoW waiting to roll, any time you want…..well, as long as you have a 1 ton truck or better to pull it. Still it’s got miles of proven road miles on it and it’s got a roof that doesn’t leak, right? It’s warm and cozy. I know, maybe if you paint it school bus yellow it’ll feel better when you pull it. You’ve always….Always, been a pretty, smart, traveler, so why aren’t you pulling the iconic tiny house on wheels.

  2. February 26, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    This is one of the most inspiring tiny houses on wheels I have ever seen till day. Wish we could see more photos of its interior.

  3. Batty Coda
    January 18, 2018 / 9:44 am

    I want it all! But naturally it’s still in the design phase over here, but I always knew your sign was unique, now I know just more!
    I hope you and your guy are doing great and have recovered from your trip!
    Any interest in still checking out that Enchanted Fairy House once our beautiful liquid sunshine stops for a few days? I know you’ve got a lot going on, so I’ll bugger off!

    • January 29, 2018 / 11:41 am

      Hi there! I’m not really in Oregon very often any more. The Fairy House is actually pretty far away from where I live. I’d like to visit one day, but I’m not sure when.

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