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Jenna, Guillaume and Salies in front of their houseQuitting your job and embarking on a grand nomadic journey across the country used to mean leaving home sweet home behind, but with the rise of the tiny house movement, that's no longer the case.

Just ask Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh, who quit their monotonous 9-to-5 jobs to pursue their dream of touring North America in their custom-built tiny house with their dog, Salies.

It can be daunting to take a leap away from a secure job, but this move actually allowed the couple to pursue their dream careers in travel journalism. Today, Jenna takes on the regular writing duties for the couple's website and blog, Tiny House Giant Journey, while Guillaume puts his professional photography skills to work by visually documenting their steps along the way.

Since the start of their journey in August 2014, the trio has traveled nearly 12,000 miles, and their tiny home on wheels has held up remarkably well.

Thinking of building your own tiny home? Refer to Jenna and Guillaume's website to peruse the comprehensive lists of materials and resources they used to make their dream a reality.

And you can take a peek inside their humble abode in the photos below:

Tiny House Giant Journey interior
Tiny House Giant Journey interior with shower, kitchen, bed

Hoping to see the tiny house in the wild or attend one of their open houses? Check out this list of future destinations to see if you can catch them somewhere along their route.

Continue below for a look at just a few of the places this tiny home has visited so far, and follow their updates on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Tiny House Giant Journey: Painted Desert

Arizona's Painted Desert

Tiny House Giant Journey: Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Tiny House Giant Journey: Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Tiny House Giant Journey: Manhattan

Maneuvering through the streets of Manhattan.

Tiny House Giant Journey: Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas

Tiny House Giant Journey: Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park in southern Florida

Tiny House Giant Journey: New Brunswick

World's largest axe in New Brunswick, Canada

Tiny House Giant Journey: Peggy's Cove

Visiting the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada

Tiny House Giant Journey: Upstate New York

Camping in upstate New York

Tiny House Giant Journey: Columbia, South Carolina

The world's largest fire hydrant in Columbia, South Carolina

Tiny House Giant Journey: Texas


Tiny House Giant Journey: New Orleans

Driving through New Orleans, Louisiana

Tiny House Giant Journey: Entering New Mexico

Entering New Mexico

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Catie Leary is a photo editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

Traveling the world doesn't mean you have to leave home behind
Just ask Jenna and Guillaume, who quit their 9-to-5 jobs to pursue their dream of touring North America in a custom-built tiny house.