Motivated to Support Sustainable Lifestyles, Our Innovative Green Designs Are Beautiful, Functional and Efficient
We always recognized the tiny house movement as a positive development as it hints of a society that’s finally beginning to worry about humanity’s impact on our planet. And anywhere we can shrink our personal footprints leaves space something else—maybe something nicer or more beneficial for everyone … and everything.
But small—in and of itself—isn’t necessarily more efficient than a larger model with the same functions. After all, every building has a purpose, and a tiny home that’s little more than a detached hotel room with a cottage façade is probably less efficient than an extra bedroom and bath within a regular home. That’s why we went to work creating blueprints for Parvus House.
Our visually striking designs stress innovation and functionality rather than novelty. These homes are meant to be lived in, worked in and shared with friends and family. Parvus Houses use up less of the planet’s resources, because they make it possible for you to need less … without feeling deprived in any way. These are real homes, designed for lifestyles of real people like you.
In our complicated and wasteful world, the idea of reducing and simplifying can be very appealing. That’s why we like to think of our designs as not simply building plans, but also blueprints for a happier existence.
Meet Chief Design Officer - Sean Williams
Sean Williams, a principal and lead designer for Parvus House, has built a career in sustainable design. Fueled by a passion for environmental transparency, he uses his knowledge to create beautiful designs that solve problems. He is internationally recognized as an expert in LEED, the Living Building Challenge, biomimicry principals, and progressive, sustainable design.
Sean is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He has served on local and regional boards for the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and is LEED accredited.
In addition to the tiny home designs you’ll find here, notable architectural projects benefitting from Sean’s talents include: the USF Interdisciplinary Science Building in Tampa, Florida; the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida; the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida; and the St. Petersburg College Green Living Demonstration Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Meet Chief Executive Officer – Ginger Reichl
Ginger Reichl is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience working in Fortune 100 and AmLaw 100 organizations and building a professional services marketing firm.
Ginger is known as a connector and problem solver – finding the right people to focus on an issue and discover a creative solution. She views tiny homes as an opportunity to solve a variety of problems including transitional housing communities for the homeless, veterans, youth aging out of the foster care system, aging-in-place for seniors, millennials returning to the nest, extra space for modern living, and lifestyles dedicated to creating moments instead of collecting things.
She currently serves as Secretary of the American Tiny House Association.
Sean and Ginger are frequent speakers and are available to consult with organizations to plan tiny home communities and to work with municipalities to review and revise zoning laws and building codes to accommodate tiny homes.
Tiny Home Speakers
- Sustainable Tiny Living
- Building Tiny Home Villages
- Zoning laws and building codes
- Incorporating Living Building Challenge into Tiny Homes