The Chickadee is Robin’s personal tiny house and office. It is the first in her signature line of tiny houses. These houses will be created and built as artistic expressions with varying themes.

The Chickadee was started during the first Build Tiny workshop and has been part of many different workshops. From trailer prep and attachment to framing, wiring, radiant tubing and cabinet making, this house has provided a canvas for learning.

The blend of reclaimed, leftover and new materials offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. The reclaimed oak forms the loft joists and cabinet faces. The leftover radiant panels, tubing and controls keep the house and floor nice and warm. The new open cell foam insulation fills the walls and ceiling with high efficiency insulation to keep the house comfortable and quiet.

Chickadee specs:

8’6” wide


1’ x 5’ bump out over tongue

13’5” tall

8’8” x 7’7” loft with overhead light

2 windows in loft

4 windows on main floor

4’ full glass French doors

Bathtub with shower

Flush toilet

Swanston double bowl kitchen sink with antiqued copper faucet

Custom oak cabinets and closet

Copper wrapped drop-down desk with overhead light

Built-in sofa with internal storage

Pull out copper table with adjustable leg heights

Hot water radiant heat in floor

Hardwood flooring

Standing seam metal roof

Copper wrapped fascia boards

Cedar porch and steps

Ceiling fan with light

Custom light fixtures in kitchen and bath

Mid size fridge with separate freezer compartment

3” rigid foam in floor

3 ½” open cell foam in walls

5 ½” open cell foam in ceiling