Seth Reidy first started building homes at 18 when he helped his father, an architect, build his home in New Mexico and has been building homes ever since. Seth has travelled extensively and has experimented with a myriad of building styles including adobe, ICFs, hemp-crete, Morroccan tadelact, traditional 600 year-old European homes as well as conventional builds. Seth spent 3 years living in a teepee in rural Washington state where he first experienced the freedom of living with less. After returning to North America from 3 years over seas and feeling discouraged with the unsustainability and scale of modern builds, Seth’s interest in tiny houses was sparked. He decided to build a tiny guest suite on his family’s property for his in-laws. Built almost completely from recycled material, the outcome was a ‘one of a kind’, cozy little structure. He loved the different challenges that arose in the building process and the need to make every inch count forced a more thoughtful way of building. After the pile of salvaged material was turned into a tiny “in law” house, Seth was hooked—and Nelson Tiny Houses was born.
A Family Run Business
Nelson Tiny Houses is a small family business, run from Nelson, BC where Seth and Katie are raising their two young children, Asher and June. The family lives in the woods in one of Seth’s hand-built homes, perched on the side of the mountain overlooking beautiful Kootenay Lake. They love spending time in the natural world camping, birding, and X-country skiing. Not a day goes by where they do not feel grateful to be raising their kids in space that so well represents their values.
Nelson Tiny Houses offers a highly customized approach to building tiny homes. The small, family-run company builds only 4-5 homes a year and works intimately with each client to provide a completely unique, finely crafted, personalized, fully equipped dream tiny home. For those who prefer, we also offer feature models and complete designs to choose from. All houses are CSA approved and offer a 5-year structural warranty. The team includes fine woodworkers, metal workers and artisans who work together to make each home a comfortable, modern living space and a work of art.
Whether you are looking for a fully off-grid tiny home out in the country, a guest house or office, a rental unit, art studio or in-law suite, Nelson Tiny Houses can make all your tiny dreams come true!