Liberation Tiny Homes, a Pennsylvania company, is changing the way we see compact dwellings on wheels—one artful design at a time.

The Rumspringa is clad with wood siding and a galvanized metal roof.

Marcus, James and Rosemary Stoltzfus, the owners of Liberation Tiny Homes in Leola, Pennsylvania, want to facilitate freedom. And they’re doing just that by designing and building a selection of four customizable compact dwellings on wheels that can be situated almost anywhere. “We named our company ‘Liberation’ because that’s the feeling you get when you shed debt, live with less, and have the ability to move where you want to,” Marcus says. 

The kitchen area in the Rumspringa model features white-painted cabinetry and a sliding barn door.

The kitchen area in the Rumspringa model features white-painted cabinetry and a sliding barn door.

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It was important to the family members—Marcus and James are cousins, and James and Rosemary are married—that their tiny home designs be as well-appointed as they are affordable. “We believe in quality materials and building practices, and we wanted to create luxurious tiny houses that have everything you’d want, but in a smaller space,” Marcus explains. As it turns out, Lancaster County, home to Leola, is the ideal place to access quality materials and building practices. “It’s a huge hub for construction so you can get quality materials at affordable prices.” Marcus says. “And most of our team is ex-Amish—we’re very inspired by the Amish work ethic.” 



The living room in the Rumspringa model showcases horizontal barn wood siding.

The living room in the Rumspringa model showcases horizontal barn wood siding.

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The company’s focus on quality is apparent in all four of the tiny home design options they offer. “We’ve a little something for everyone,” Marcus says. There’s a 24-by-eight-and-a-half-square-foot entry-level home called Rumspringa that starts at $45,000 and can come in either a modern or traditional design aesthetic. From there, the models size up and can include optional features like soaking tubs, composting or incinerating toilets, and stairs with built-in storage.

White-painted wood with medium-tone wood accents lend a fresh aesthetic to the Rumspringa model.

White-painted wood with medium-tone wood accents lend a fresh aesthetic to the Rumspringa model.

Matt Meshey

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