The Nest Phoenix is a tiny house located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are located in the Coronado Historic District, minutes from downtown, with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries, and yoga studios all within walking distance.

Our mission is to provide stellar hospitality and the experience of tiny living in a great community. We love hosting and getting to know people from all over the U.S. and abroad. We can't wait to have you stay with us!

Your neighbors,

Gilbert and Cassie 


Gilbert Cardenas is an Army Veteran, enjoys The Economist, home-cooked meals, fine wine, wrestling with his dog, Zala, and being a great dad. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University and likes to stay active with international affairs organizations. 




Cassandra Cardenas has a background in marketing and customer service, and a Masters in Voice Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She sings professionally with Arizona Opera and various local groups. She also makes concrete planters for The Nest Gift Shop. Cassandra loves DIY projects, cooking and baking, exploring the outdoors, and being a mom to Annabel and Leila. 


Wake | Floyd is the architectural design team of Damon Wake and Hunter Floyd. Wake | Floyd designs environmentally responsible custom and prefabricated residential and retail architecture. Participatory and responsive, their work is client-, site-, and program-driven, making each project unique and custom tailored to clients.

Damon (right) is an architectural designer and second-generation Phoenician who graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. His goal is to help foster and positively engage local communities through their built environments. A self-declared cinephile and history nerd, he has a love for both hiking and working with his hands -- and dreams of one day finding the perfect Bloody Mary.

Hunter (left) is a registered architect in the state of Arizona who graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Environmental Design.  He has a passion for telling stories in the form of architecture that are inspired by the client and the site.  He is a steadfast urbanist that loves to fly-fish, ski, cook, bicycle, and play with his new daughter.

The 'mobile cinder box,' created for the Cardenas family, is a prototype of the first of its kind—intended for sale internationally. Please contact for sales and more information.