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Posted on: Friday - Sep 23, 2016

Tiny homes are all the rage recently. More and more people seem to be turning to the “off-the-grid” lifestyle that allows them the flexibility to travel, explore and live wherever the wind takes them. Incredible Tiny Homes, a company located out of Morristown, is a company that makes these incredible tiny homes accessible and affordable.

 

Started in 2014 by Randy Jones, Incredible Tiny Homes is located at a 70,000-square-foot warehouse in Morristown. The idea of Incredible Tiny Homes originated from a need for a new career path for Jones and a way to start over. Before starting Incredible Tiny Homes, Jones was a teacher in Knox County and later built and owned a 170-acre resort in Pigeon Forge. In 2008, Jones unfortunately lost his resort and wanted to get back on his feet. He acquired a job working construction and that eventually led to his dream of starting Incredible Tiny Homes. Jones saw a need for affordable housing and went for it. The first home built at Incredible Tiny Homes was for a customer out of Durham, NC and sold for $18,000. After that, the company sold 10 more and has grown exponentially ever since.

So, what exactly is an Incredible Tiny Home? It’s just that: a tiny home that is basically built on wheels. These homes are built on trailers that are up to 8 feet 6 inches wide and up to 13 feet 6 inches tall. The homes can range in length from 16 feet up to 30 feet and include a full kitchen, bathroom, loft and dining room. The tiny homes include all the amenities one would need in a home, including air conditioning, plumbing and electrical, and are beautifully designed with high-end appliances, custom cabinetry and hardwood floors.

Jones prides himself in creating these homes for a lower cost than his competition. He does so by using recycled and used materials. The wood, doors, windows and all the framing comes from wood that has been forgotten or unused on other sites. By having such low costs, these homes are accessible to anyone and for Jones, that is the most important part of his job along with having a career that he loves. 

“We’ve got customers that are grateful for what we’re bringing them at the price that we’re doing. And we’re able to make a living. It’s just a win-win and that’s our motivation here at this company,” Jones said.

The customer’s happiness with the finished product also motives Jones. Incredible Tiny Homes has customers from all over the world and they are all looking for the same thing: tiny homes that are all their own at a cost that they can afford. To Jones, it’s all about customer service and making sure the customer is happy with the finished product. Without that, Incredible Tiny Homes would not have the success that it has. 

“It feels so good to know that I’m giving a home to someone who appreciates it. The first 10 people I took in as customers, they were almost in tears when we brought them their home,” Jones added.

Jones also attributes the company’s Tennessee location for its growing success. Being born and raised in Tennessee and raising a family in Tennessee helped Jones realize that Tennessee was the place for him to start his dream of opening Incredible Tiny Homes. After losing his business back in 2008, Tennessee has embraced Jones and has helped him regain his footing and succeed as a business owner.

“Tennessee’s been good for me with my resort that I had, raising a family here. You can’t get any better than the people here and the hospitality that Tennessee brings. The workforce has also been great. Whenever I need anybody, it’s been a short distance to find good quality help,” added Jones.

Incredible Tiny Homes plans to be in business for many years to come. The industry of tiny homes is a unique one, but it will keep growing as long as the customers are there and are happy with the products.  The dream of Incredible Tiny Homes is now a reality for Jones and he is proud of where the company is today. He believes that as long as he is creating something that is useful for his customers and makes his customers happy, he is a happy business owner.

“It’s not so much the dollar, it’s the dream that gets you out of bed and makes you be a part of something that’s bigger than you and I think that’s what we’re creating,” said Jones.

To learn more about Incredible Tiny Homes or to purchase your own tiny home, visit incredibletinyhomes.com.