Hi there! I’m Jenna, or that “Tiny House Girl”

Four years ago I had an overwhelming amount of debt, belongings and no money to pursue my dreams. I was working paycheck to paycheck. Then, in 2013, I did something radical. I quit my stable job and built a Tiny House on wheels. The goal? To live simply and travel the world. Tiny House Giant Journey was born.
Tiny House Giant Journey

My Tiny House traveled over 25,000 miles on a one-year road trip!

From 2014-2015, I visited more than thirty U.S. States and five Canadian Provinces with my Tiny House in tow. Along the journey, I met dozens of like-minded people embracing a variety of alternative lifestyles. I was inspired by them because I know how difficult it can be to live an “alternative” to what society deems as normal. It can be challenging to explain to others that life is bigger than the things you own. You can hold a higher value in your time, passions, and experiences, rather than your possessions. In fact, I guarantee downsizing will bring you more happiness.

So, I began sharing stories, challenges, and advice for living small on this blog, as well as stories from my trips around the world. 


When I’m not living in my Tiny House, I’m backpacking around the world! I believe living small and traveling goes hand in hand. After all, the only reason I can travel so often is because of my simple, affordable lifestyle. My recent budget-friendly adventures include trips to Iceland, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, SpainThailand, Hawaii, Taiwan, Peru, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Click here to view all of my Travel Articles.
My blog has been featured on several large news outlets, including Business Insider, NY Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, TravelChannel.com, and the front page of Yahoo! I’ve also been featured multiple times on HGTV’s “Tiny House Big Living” and Travel Channel’s “Mighty Tiny Homes.” Living small has opened many doors.

I now live part-time in my Tiny House in Oregon (and rent it out part-time) and spend 3 months of the year traveling abroad. In early 2018, I bought a vintage travel trailer, and I have been restoring it for a new adventure beginning this summer! Stay tuned.

Vintage Trailer

Thank you for taking the time to read my story!

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