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Aloha Friends,

   As the median and average home price in Hawaii approach one million dollars, we see the overwhelming need for attainable housing. 

   Our goal is to create an inventory of modestly priced ATUs that are ultra-desirable, comfortable, and luxurious!

   We always want our homeowners to feel a sense of pride in their choice to go tiny and be able to sustain a happy and healthy lifestyle here on the islands. We make downsizing feel like upgrading. 

    The hardworking people of Hawaii should not need to downgrade or be relocated because of the housing market/crisis.

   We want to perpetuate the idea that living tiny is not just the most practical or responsible choice for many, but also that you can quite literally be surrounded by more beauty, quality, and creative architecture and design than so many larger homes with bigger price tags have to offer. 

We are always happy to connect with others interested in collaborating and creating opportunities. Cheers, to a sustainable future! 

Our Vision

To continually create opportunities that develop  sustainable alternative real estate solutions that inspire and nurture communities. 

Our Mission

To nurture creativity in hands-on construction and solution-oriented thinking to progressively care for peoples basic need for freedom, beauty, shelter, comfort, and expression.

    We continually design one-of-a-kind spaces while working with a talented crew of impressive artists and skilled trades people. We take our time searching for the highest quality repurposed, recycled, renewed, and local materials not only as our responsibility towards our community and sustainability but for our units to have character, integrity, and soul. Each creation is treated as a unique work of art. We remain inspired and influenced by the rich diverse culture of Hawaii and nature, incorporating natural shapes, textures, colors, and materials. You will see local mango wood, ohia, koa, robusta, monkey pod, and various drift-woods throughout our builds.  We research the latest materials and appliances for our hand-crafted accessory trailer units (ATUs) while always remembering to keep things as simple as possible.  We are so grateful to be able to be creative in our mediums of choice: local hardwoods and bamboo, stone & tile, copper & stainless steel, quartz & glass; our ATUs are built to withstand the jungle and last.   

Sibling Co-Founders

Dan Madsen, Ellie Madsen, Paradise Tiny Homes LLC Founders and Owners

Dan Madsen, Co-Founder of Paradise Tiny Homes and skilled craftsman, also the owner of Oasis Skate Shop in Hilo, Hawaii and Mixed Plate Productions, has been building and designing since he was 12. From constructing tree-houses and small skateboard ramps to later, regular houses and very large skate ramps, Dan has become a skilled craftsman. He has spent the last decade working on numerous tiny homes including a select few featured on HGTV. He has gone on to create signature tiny-home designs that Paradise Tiny Homes is now making available to you.


Ellie Madsen Co-Founder & CEO of Paradise Tiny Homes, also the owner of Ellie K. Design and the Land Share Network has strong roots in property management and renovations. While being hands-on in the construction of these artistic one-of-a-kind tiny homes, she specializes in designing them from the ground up. Ellie is passionate about creative housing solutions and running businesses that solve problems in sustainable ways. 


These two siblings had been living in two different states for over a decade and decided to reunite to create Paradise Tiny Homes. They saw that their different but compatible skills and passions could come together beautifully to produce some of the most unique and remarkable spaces in Hawaii.

If you are interested in what we are doing and want to be a part of it in some way, please do let us know. There are so many different ways to collaborate. We love working with other artists, designers, architects, craftsman, tradespeople, creative minds, real estate agents, developers, local residents, people sparking change, people finding solutions, business minds, and anyone in support!

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