Spotlight: Small Spaces CLE
Join us as we talk with Small Spaces CLE, local tiny house business, about providing luxury in small packages!
How did your business get its start?
My wife and I were watching those tiny house shows a couple years back and she said: “you know, you should build those because you like working with the high-end stuff.”
It was not uncommon for us to use the $9/sq. ft tiles wood that was imported for flooring or trim at my remodeling company. The tiny houses were like “everyone wants the luxury in small packages,” and that’s how we got started.
How long have you been in business?
Small spaces CLE started as a subsidiary of the remodeling company Specialty Renovations about three years ago. It became its own company about two and a half years ago.
What do you like most about your job?
It’s really cool to see what sort of things people want, and to be able to create something from scratch and create a house that’s for them.
A lot of people get new houses built, but a lot of people don’t get full custom houses. The tiny house allows them to have that full custom house.
What makes Small Spaces CLE unique?
Last summer we had the opportunity to go to the National Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs and we got to meet about 60 different builders and see some of their products. What stood out to me was that the level of quality and attention to detail that Small Spaces CLE has is unparalleled compared to the rest of the marketplace. I was actually terrified that our pricing model would be too high, but the reality was that our pricing is middle of the road — it’s our quality that is top notch.
What do you like best about working in Cleveland?
It’s Cleveland. The people are awesome! Everyone kind of scratches each other’s back, so we all look after each other from the business standpoint. It’s a pretty awesome town to do business in.