The question: What exactly is a Tiny Home? If you’re on Pinterest (which, of course, I am), you may have seen the Tiny Home trend as it has rapidly and adorably evolved.

At first glance, these Tiny Homes are impossibly whimsical — that hexagonal tile your grandmother had in her bathroom, the wanderlust of a home on wheels, the lofted bed you always wanted as a pre-teen.

Here’s what you should know about my bias in all this:

  • I currently own a 2100 square foot ranch-style home.
  • My home cost $130,000 in 2014, and was built in 1970.
  • I use two of the four bedrooms as my main living areas. That’s right! That 240 square feet, plus the galley-style kitchen, is where I spend the vast majority of my time.
  • I work from home.
  • I am not one of those “yard work” people. By that, I mean I do not do yard work of any kind.

We have three gigantic oak trees. We have a crumbling foundation. We had a flood. Basically, God looked at our house and designed the unbeliever after it.

But, back to Tiny Homes.

Here are the brands I’ve researched so far:

Quite possibly, there are more to list, but these are the ones I’ve spent the most time ogling.

Problem: my brain works best in a chart system. As I was researching these companies, I simply couldn’t keep them straight. Once I closed the sites, all of the tiny houses ran together.

So, in the next several posts, I will compare the findings of my top three brands of interest — Heirloom, Brevard, and Liberation.

Share with us! What other Tiny House companies can we add to this list?