2020 Fab 40: Brian Hawkins

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Brian Hawkins, Tiny House Movement

Age 38 • Lehi • Scorpio

Brian is attacking the big bad affordable housing crisis with a tiny solution. In 2015 this father of four quit his job at Vivint to start Tiny House Movement by manufacturing shipping container homes. In 2018 he partnered with a manufacturer in China to make and sell tiny homes at affordable prices. Brian has visited over 100 tiny homes and built 50 tiny homes across the country. Currently he’s working on a 120-container home development in California. The company’s Instagram page (@tinyhousemovement) has a coveted blue checkmark and over 590K who follow the cozy potential of tiny home living.

Written in the Stars “I was destined to bring affordable housing to people all over the world! I’m a firm believer that where much is given, much is required, and I don’t think there is a human being on the planet who has been more opportunities than I have. That means I have a lot of work to do!”

Shoot for the Stars “The biggest goal I’m working on right now is to provide 200 new homes in Utah in 2020. These will be tiny homes and shipping container homes.”

Out of this World “Aside from quitting my job at Vivint and starting a tiny home business, the craziest thing I’ve even done was being on the TV show “Family Feud” with my wife and a few of my siblings. We won four straight episodes!”

Lucky Star “The luckiest I’ve ever felt was at Huntington Lake as a 12-year-old scout. We received a care package midway through the week. We thought it was a good idea to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and keep the food in our tent for the night. I woke up with a black bear inches from my face. Luckily, he found the peanut butter and moved on.”

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