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Tiny Money Matters

We emphasize on the financial considerations in downsizing, building and living tiny.


Resources for Tiny Living and Tiny House Enthusiasts

LivingTinyinLA Blog

We write about our journey to escape the conventional and why we choose to live tiny.



339 sq ft LA Style sitting on a 36’x10′ trailer


Private bedroom with built-in Queen size bed that converts into an Office


Full-size kitchen with Smart Table / Island


Total Smart Home with Two lofts & Full-Size Washer & Dryer

Follow our Journey as we say Good-bye to our corporate jobs, our 2000 square foot home in Los Angeles, the rat race, and say Hello to LivingTinyinLA (DELIBERATE, WITH PURPOSE, AND UNCONVENTIONAL!)

Thank you for being here!

Come with us and Join Our LivingTinyinLA Journey!

March 26

Let’s Build!

On March 26, 2017, We began self-building our Tiny House (Yay! and Oh crap! all rolled into one).
July 3


Thankfully, after many hours of research and hard labor, we completed our tiny house in July 2017.
August 3

Moving In

Moved into our new home in August 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
February 22


LivingTinyinLA went live in February 2018

We will share the good, the bad and everything in between so if we make you truly question our decision (or yours) to go tiny and Escape the Conventional, then we’re doing a good job of sharing it ALL. So come with us and join the ride of our lives as we are LivingTinyinLA!

The formula to success is really really simple; however, the journey, the grinding, the hustle is by no means easy.

Rafael Eliassen

The interest for Tiny Houses in LA is growing!

But the movement hasn’t quite hit as hard as other parts of the country, therefore our goal is to grow awareness for alternative housing in LA, help those wanting to explore the transition into LivingTiny, help you navigate the financial considerations in going Tiny, and empower you to pursue your wildest dreams.

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LivingTinyinLA will be LIVE at TinyFest California June 15-17, 2018. For more info go to www.tinyfestcalifornia.com.

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