Tiny House Song

“My Own Tiny Home: the Tiny House Song”  was conceived by Elaine Walker as a theme song for the tiny house movement.

Based on the folk tune popularized by the legendary Pete Seeger, “Down by the Riverside,” and set to new lyrics by Emily Lindahl and Elaine Walker, “My Own Tiny Home” embodies the idealism and hope inherent in the tiny house do-it-yourselfer eager to be self sufficient and debt-free.

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Song Credits

  • Vocals and instrumentals: Emily Lindahl and Ned Wilkinson
  • Arrangement: Ned Wilkinson
  • Lyrics: Emily Lindahl and Elaine Walker
  • Song Producer: Ned Wilkinson
Emily Lindahl

Background of Contributors

Emily Lindahl is a nonprofit professional, musician, and tiny house enthusiast who lived in Elaine Walker’s tiny house in 2014. In 2015, Emily built her own tiny house.

Ned Wilkinson is a music producer.

Elaine Walker was the founder of the website, Tiny House Community, and owner and current resident of the tiny house pictured above.

Lyrics

I’m gonna get me a hammer and nails.
Build my own tiny home.
Build my own tiny home.
Build my own tiny home.
I’m gonna get me a hammer and nails.
Build my own tiny home.
Won’t you come please join me?

I’m never gonna pay a mortgage bill
In my own tiny home.
Never gonna take out a loan
for my own tiny home.
I’m never gonna pay a mortgage bill
In my own tiny home.
Won’t you come please join me?
I’m gonna take home all my pay
So I can retire someday.
In a house built for me.
I’m gonna take home all my pay
So I can retire someday.
Won’t you come please join me?

I’m only gonna keep my favorite things
In my own tiny home.
It won’t matter how much I own
In my own tiny home.
I’m only gonna keep my favorite things
In my own tiny home
Won’t you come please join me?
And I’ll have happiness and health
And my life will be my wealth
In a house built for me.
Yes, I’ll have happiness and health
And my life will be my wealth.
Won’t you come please join me?

I’ll live with nature in harmony
In my own tiny home
In my own tiny home
In my own tiny home.
I’ll live with nature in harmony
In my own tiny home
Won’t you come please join me?
When we live tiny there’s less waste
And the world can be a greener place.
Just you wait and see.
When we live tiny there’s less waste
And the world can be a greener place.
Won’t you come please join me?

And all my neighbors will be my friends
In my own tiny home.
Never gonna feel alone
In my own tiny home.
Yes all my neighbors will be my friends
In my own tiny home.
Won’t you come please join me?
Just think how happy we could be
In our tiny community
All of us, you and me.
Yes think how happy we could be
In our tiny community.
Won’t you come please join me?