Family Adventures Inspired North Sister, a High-End Tiny Home

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Spud and MaryEsther Hooley have spent four decades in tiny homes, including a converted caboose in Idaho, a trapping cabin on the Snake River, a yurt in Mongolia, a wall tent while commercial fishing in Alaska, a 19’ van in Mexico, and a year in a sailboat from Europe to Russia.

image/text credit: Kirsten Dirksen 

When they moved back to the United States, the Hooleys began building a tiny home in Sisters, Oregon, relying on their years of construction experience with both tiny spaces and community development work in Romania, Nepal and Mongolia.

image/text credit: Kirsten Dirksen 

Named “The North Sister” (after the local mountain peak), the the 300-square-foot home on wheels (200 floor + 100 loft) is the sum of many handcrafted details.

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Custom storage stairs finished in bamboo for a soft step, a full-sized shower with corrugated metal and exposed copper pipes, a kitchen with a generous farmhouse sink and full-height fridge.

As an experienced carpenter, craftsman, and home builder of two decades, as well as a tiny living enthusiast, Spud is the artist behind our tiny homes, with every feature meticulously designed and hand-crafted.