Justin Draplin: Creek Walk

Over the years Tiny Home Builders have worked with countless people in the tiny home community, from advocates and enthusiast to building companies, and diy’ers, maybe even a few naysayers. They all have a unique story to share and this is one of them. (Please look for more stories in this blog series: “The Inside Story”)

I have written stories about tiny home builders that we partner with and private home owners, but today’s story is about a community developer. We first got to know Justin in the fall of 2018 when he contacted us to build a tiny home trailer for him. We certainly didn’t know then how big his dream really was. It turns out that just building one home would not be enough for him. Justin wanted to build a village. A place where neighbors knew and cared about each other, with a connection to the greater world beyond them. He decided to build north of Travelers Rest South Carolina off of the Swamp Rabbit Trail and called his community Creek Walk.

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5 year old builds tiny house Five Year Old Builds Tiny House

The popularity of tiny homes has been increasing over the last 10 years or more. Several reality TV shows have popped up to show us in great detail the excitement of planning for and building a home that is less than 400 Sq Feet. Not to mention that these homes are usually on a trailer which opens up the entire world to our wonder lust! Everyone is in one the game; professional builders, single women, couples young and old, students and recent graduates.

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