Richard Brown likes the idea of Tiny Houses so much that he's not only living in one, he's building them right here in Whitmore Lake.

Here's a photo of the model home he displayed at March's Cottage and Lakeshore Living Show.   More of his story appears in a follow up MLive report, 'Tiny houses' are big at 2015 Cottage and Lakefront Living Show.

Living in a tiny house means choosing carefully between needs and wants, Brown said.  "People that take the plunge are forced to really think through what is important to them.  Obviously, it involves letting some things go."

Brown's facebook page chronicles the building of a Tiny House.  His website steers you to his facebook page.


MLive's Jim Harger penned this story about Hudsonville Tiny House builder, Travis Rabenberg. 


n.b.  Seems like these dreams have collapsed.  On 12/7/2020 I checked the links. Brown's facebook page hasn't been updated since 2017.  Brown's website,, is gone.   Rabenberg's website,, is gone too.  Both domains are availble for purchase.