What factors do you consider when buying a home? Perhaps your income, the cost of the home and the amount of time it will take until you pay off your mortgage. Now imagine designing your dream home, getting it built in less than a month, having no mortgage and having a positive impact on the environment. There’s only one catch: it must be less than 500 square feet.

Gabe Achten and Chris Muchka, both former contractors, founded Madison Tiny Homes in February 2016. Achten and Muchka, along with a team of contractors, design and build tiny houses while focusing on sustainable living and land development solutions. Read the full Madison Startup story here.