Tiny House Consultancy

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

£195.00 plus VAT

Morning or afternoon consultancy with Jonathan Avery at the NestHouse prototype in its stunning rural location near Linlithgow, West Lothian.

Jonathan will show you around the 25m2 NestHouse and then over tea or coffee you can pick his brains for help with your own project. You can ask as many questions as you like to help with your personal project1.

So whether you are considering commissioning a build from Jonathan or are preparing to self-build, or perhaps you are just curious as to whether a Tiny lifestyle may be right for you, this would be a great investment to benefit from his extensive knowledge and get a real feel for what a tiny house is really like.

Jonathan has spent over four years researching Tiny Houses, as well as building the NestHouse™ and NestPod™ from scratch.  Add to this over thirty years of construction experience as a skilled furniture maker, designer and builder.

If you subsequently commission a build from Tiny House Scotland this fee will be credited against your order.

1. While the Tiny House Movement does champion a DIY ethos –  please note that if you are intending to self build – while I am more than happy to offer helpful advice, this consultation is NOT intended as a crash course for the self builder (that would take weeks!) or an insight into my own technical methods or business – please respect this as these are covered by Copyright, Design Right and Trade Marks!


Tiny House Consultancy at the NestHouse:

• can usually be any day Monday – Sunday, morning or afternoon sessions starting at 10.00am or 2.00pm

 is for a 2.5 hour session – (ish! – most run over)

• Linlithgow Station 5 mins,  Forth Bridge 20 mins,  Edinburgh airport 15mins.

• preferred maximum two people, cat or small dog also fine!

If you subsequently commission a build from Tiny House Scotland this fee will be credited against your order.

Following payment I will email you to arrange a day to suit.

Visit Terms

Cancellations must be received by email at least 24 hours before the agreed appointment. Rescheduling is not a problem.

Photography: social media selfies – ‘look where I am! #tinyhousescotland ‘ is fine but extensive documentation of details is obviously not!

Trade Secrets:  This is not intended as an insight into my own technical methods or business – please respect this!  These are covered by Copyright, Design Right and Trade Marks!

Disclaimer: Jonathan Avery and Tiny House Scotland makes no representation or warranty of any kind (express, implied or statutory) in relation to this consultancy and excludes (to the extent permitted by applicable law) all such warranties.

Fee not refundable.


8 reviews for Tiny House Consultancy

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    kathrynbevis (verified owner)

    We met up with Jonathan for a consultation in his beautiful NestHouse near Edinburgh and came away delighted that he accepted our commission to design and build our home in 2018.

    Meeting in the NestHouse, which is surprisingly spacious, light-filled, and toasty warm (even on a cold, overcast January morning), we were able to discuss many crucial aspects of the design, build and delivery process. Jonathan’s consultation was worth its weight in gold in many ways: he helped us to foreground the most important questions to consider, he gave us a great many practical hints on how to move the project forward to the build stage and, of course, he took us on a tour of the charming and impressive NestHouse itself.

    We have been on a journey to build our own tiny house for a couple of years now and, while we have come some of the way on our own in terms of thinking through our own priorities for the essentials of living as well as finding land and acquiring the right permissions, we were stuck at the stage of commissioning the right person to design and construct our home.

    In Jonathan, we have found not only an architect of elegant and intelligent spaces but also a master craftsman, an expert and pioneer in the construction process, and a lovely man to boot!

    Thank you for the excellent consultation Jonathan, we’re very lucky to be working with you.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    hollyhock68 (verified owner)

    Great design, quite literally, changes lives, and when I saw the NestHouse, I knew it would change mine. My meeting with Jonathan was a fantastic opportunity to explore ideology, design process, and the practicalities of creating a home. Jonathan’s enthusiasm, and astute questioning, really made me think carefully about the project, pin-pointing the brief. I went in to our meeting in the NestHouse with a dream, I came out with a plan. Well worth the spend, even just to sit with a designer who has years of incredible experience, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Tiny House Movement.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    shonajc (verified owner)

    I found the consultancy with Jonathan very helpful. It was wonderful to visit the NestHouse and to really get a feel for the size and standard of the workmanship of the home. Being there made it clearer for me as to what modifications I’d be looking for in my design but I don’t feel it would be far off the house as it stands, as it is beautiful and very functional. Talking with Jonathan clarified a few things for me and I now feel clearer about the next stages.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    flaviana.gaiga (verified owner)

    I am very happy with Jonathan’s consultancy. I contacted Jonathan to assist me on the building of my new home and I left the meeting reassured and inspired with the strong feeling that I am on the right path. He’s passion for design and knowledge about this particular type of house can clearly be seen on the quality of the building and on the environment comfort of the NestHouse Prototype. As soon as I find a place to park it I will be back to have him building my HOME. Thanks Jonathan, it has be a pleasure sharing this time with you.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    oldbenkenobz (verified owner)

    Inspirational, professional, ingenious design, helpful, informative and positive. All things that come to mind when thinking about Jonathan and his NestHouse demo home. Jonathan is just trying to do his Tiny bit to tackle a huge housing problem for the world’s over population and the environment, all power to him and anyone thinking of doing this. My consultancy was simply to give me the confidence in the concept and formulate some idea on the cost, time and design of my self build project. I also wanted to check out Jonathan’s trailers from Holland. We had a very candid, open and progressive discussion for a little over the 2hrs despite my slight lateness!! Very much appreciated and hope to see more fellow tiny housers on the road in the near future! All the very best Jonathan!! Thankyou.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hugh Simon (verified owner)

    We chose to have a face to face consultation with Jonathan because we wanted to have a look around the NestHouse. It was well worth the trip! Jonathan gave us as much of his time as we needed and talked through various different possibilities, answering our numerous questions. The NestHouse itself is clearly very carefully and considerately designed and made, a high quality product. We look forward to pursuing this with Jonathan, and hopefully have our own tiny house in the not too distant future.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael (verified owner)

    We were lucky enough to visit Jonathan for a consultancy recently. We’ve been considering downsizing for months now and the tiny house movement has interested us – BUT this is not a tiny house. It is small and perfect. It feels larger than you might expect, with the windows bringing in so much light. Everything has it’s place. The bathroom is so cute, the bedroom spacious, the kitchen and seating areas flexible and functional (with a proper sofa not often seen in smaller houses). Our endeavours to live a different life in the years to come will be based around the Nesthouse as our benchmark and if we can get the right plot of land then a Nesthouse shall be ours! The unrushed consultancy is well worth the money and will further inspire your search for something different.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catriona (verified owner)

    Worth every penny!!! I am considering all options available to me for a new venture and chatting to Jonathan was time very well spent. Not only in understanding the concept of ‘tiny homes’, but also realising that Jonathan is completely open to modifications and ‘bigger tiny homes” – as in my case. The end finish of the NestHouse is astounding. Really well thought out design and beautifully finished details. All available to being personalised. To anyone in my situation, who is currently looking at a new property venture, and a “tiny home” is one of your options’ I’d seriously suggest a consult with Jonathan. As it was I was lucky enough to visit him, but I can see no reason why a Skype consultation wouldn’t be just as useful to people who aren’t within striking distance.

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