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170 Sq. Ft. Craftsman Bungalow Molecule Tiny Home

I’m so excited to share this 8’6″ x 20′ craftsman style bungalow tiny house on wheels by Molecule Tiny Homes.

Anytime they build something new for their clients I’m thrilled because they always seem to do an amazing job so I highly recommend if you’re interested to schedule your build with them.

And this time, it’s no different. This awesome little home has everything you could ask for in a tiny house. There are two lofts with dormers. The main loft is 8’x10′ and the second one is 8’x8′. You’ll also find that it has a unique and absolutely beautiful interior with plenty of storage space, a wonderful bathroom, and a gorgeous (and useful) kitchen. Please enjoy, talk about it in the comments, and re-share below.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Elizabeth October 5, 2014, 11:48 pm

    I think Molecule designs and builds some of the nicest tiny homes out there.

    • Alex October 6, 2014, 3:34 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth. They’re really talented. Anyone who gets to buy a home from them is pretty fortunate in my book :)

  • Sally Schrock October 6, 2014, 9:20 am

    Molecule Tiny Homes is one of my favorite builders and I like this newest tiny house, but where is the access to the loft(s)? Ladder or stairs? I would have liked to see how the lofts are accessed in this one.

    • Kaleb October 6, 2014, 11:23 am

      I was curious why there wasn’t a shot of the lounge area so I went to the web site and found it. Also, there was a shot with a loft looking across to the second. There was a ladder there. Just sayin’!

  • Liz October 6, 2014, 9:22 am

    Now this is classy!! Great awesome home with a lot of detail. I’m ready to move in now!!

  • Jane Fate October 6, 2014, 9:26 am

    Beautiful! I loved what we could see. Great layout and finishes.
    Although I, like Sandra Cieklinski, would have loved seeing the other angle also, showing the living space and other loft area.

  • Two Crows October 6, 2014, 10:05 am
  • alice h October 6, 2014, 10:16 am

    I really like what side entries allow in the floor plans rather than these end entries but I see the aesthetic appeal with the porch. It’s more functional to have the dormers at both ends but I find it a bit visually top-heavy. This one is too fancy for me but I really like the 9×20 rustic cabin on their website. It’s on skids instead of a trailer but has a real staircase and a soaking tub.

  • Martha October 6, 2014, 11:00 am

    I loved just about everything about this house, outside and inside. My only problem would be the ladders, and I wonder if there is room for a narrow stairway to be built to one of the lofts.

  • Karen October 6, 2014, 12:43 pm

    There is one thing I always note about these houses. It seems we want t make them appear, like a conventional home. More on the interior then exterior. I have both tiny-home books, and there is something missing. Consider all the open space in the middle and over head, that is wasted. Why not have a more, minimalist or asian inspired interior. Raise the floor up a couple feet and make the base hidden storage and/or even hide a tub! Why have all these stationary walls in such a small space? How about sliders or accordion style. This way, when you don’t want to separate a space you can push the panels back and have far more open space inside. If the max height is 13.5 this leaves plenty of working room inside. We need to think more about how to modify the space and less about the familiarity of design. I appreciate the idea of wanting to have a home that reads as a conventional space. However, these are far from conventional and I believe if we move towards more open space and movable walls, it would be far more functional and allow more usable space. I am drawing my own and hope to have it started next spring!

    • alice h October 6, 2014, 3:11 pm

      I agree totally about the layouts of so many tiny places. There seems to be a need to make separate rooms and chop up the space visually as well as functionally. That’s why I like the side entry, you can put a bathroom across one end wall, seating or whatever at the other end and have a kitchen that’s fully open. That way you have a large chunk of open space in the middle that can be seen as part of whatever area you’re in no matter where you are. The layout I dislike most is everything lined up on either side with a bit of hallway down the middle and half the house a kitchen hiding behind a tall wall.

      Living in a one room tiny studio apartment is very educational. You need privacy for a bathroom but the bathroom doesn’t need to take up more space than what you need to get hygiene and whatnot done. Having a bit of wall between the kitchen and living areas won’t effectively keep kitchen smells and mess contained and the amount of space a tiny kitchen takes up is often disproportionate to the amount of time you spend in it compared to a living room/hobby/office/entertainment type space.

      • Kathy December 20, 2014, 10:54 pm

        This is a few months late, but I have to say that Alice has a really good take on how to LIVE tiny. It is all about how the interior layout makes you FEEL. I call what Alice described as using a central space to make surrounding spaces feel bigger, ” borrowing space” — it’s all about perception of your surroundings. I do really like this house for its size. It is very livable for its 170 sq ft.

    • Susan Santiago February 17, 2015, 12:02 am

      That sounds really interesting! I’d love to see your ideas for such a design.

  • Marsha Cowan October 6, 2014, 3:45 pm

    This is such a beautiful little cottage! I love the bathroom and especially love the outside trim and ambiance. The porch is so cool! And I love the exposed rafter ends, the curved brackets, and the way the windows are trimmed. Very nostalgic…

  • Patricia Crawford October 6, 2014, 5:22 pm

    Do we know the price and I am just not seeing it? Easily the classiest one I have ever seen, great job.

  • Wendy October 6, 2014, 5:45 pm

    The hand hold slots in the ladder sides are brilliant. Safer, too.
    It’s a beautiful house, too. My only quibble is that I prefer the bathroom across the back because it makes for a more efficient kitchen and prevents the almost unreachable dead space in the bottom cupboard next to the stove.
    Carpeting in the lofts might make some of those flattish mattresses a bit comfier too if the under padding is good. Pretty close to perfect.

  • Linda October 6, 2014, 7:17 pm

    Very nice indeed! But when they don’t give a price upfront, I know it’s too expensive so I never bother to call. You’d think that sellers would catch on to that. I know a lot of other people who feel the same way.

    • Mame October 8, 2014, 2:58 am

      the price is very clearly shown on their web site if you follow the link above that someone posted to see more photos. It is being offered at $100,000. I find this tiny house about the most attractive I have seen ever… the finishing details make a world of difference. However, with me it’s the old story of ladders being unacceptable. As much as I love it, even if I were younger and able to live with the loft concept, I do believe they are wayyyyyyy over-priced. For that cost, if you shop away from major centres, you can purchase a small home, including real estate with sewer, water, power and gas already installed. Also, in their list of specs I saw no mention whatever of insulation, and so I suspect there is none… that’s a shame.

  • mountaingypsy October 7, 2014, 12:28 am

    This home is gorgeous! My favorite part is the outside details on the roof. The extra windows and bump outs as I call them are attractive.

  • Two Crows October 10, 2014, 2:23 pm

    I do have a major bone of contention with this house. Old growth redwood porch and redwood heart used throughout? Seriously? I, for one [and I know I’m not alone,] am looking to go tiny to help keep the environment sustainable for humans. Cutting down old growth forests is not the way to make that happen.

    Yes, the home is lovely to look at but, in my perfect world, we will use repurposed and sustainable building materials.

    • Gayle July 15, 2016, 10:13 am

      How do you know it is not reclaimed or dead standing or similar sustainable source?

  • Joe October 11, 2014, 4:50 pm

    This is one of the nicest TH I’v seen but I hate the idea of ladders.I’m playing with an idea for a popup roof over the loft and we’ve seen great stairs in some projects.I like the japanese stile with storage under them. My question is has anyone built or pland a unit with popup or slideouts to give more space? My trailer is 30 foot unit with 3 heavey weight axels and I want the loft to have 7 foot ceilings so I’m planing a pop up unit. hope you all have thoughts and input to help drive the design.

  • Rich October 13, 2014, 5:54 pm

    what is the weight and how much of that is at the tongue?

    • Joe October 14, 2014, 10:33 am

      I haven’t taken the trailer through the scales yet so i am not sure of its true weight.that will happen when my truck gets fixed for now its a naked frame awaiting a steel delivery. I’ve emailed the manufacturer to get info on the build.

  • Joe October 14, 2014, 10:57 am

    I like this home but at $625 per square foot it is badly over priced and you must take into account it is not a molecule build as the video says. plus whats under the wall paper? you don’t want drywall or chip board as there is no structural strength so it must be real plywood both inside and out with hurricane straps.60 miles per hour down the road is one bad wind storm. I’ve been in building since the mid 60s and all ways put in diagonal bracing to stop wracking,building light TH it would seem more important than on brick and morters but you never see them.

  • kenny October 30, 2014, 3:23 pm

    Trouble here, who can get a 100k loan? It is outside the typical mortgage industry. No lender would offer 100k, and who really is lucky enough to have 100k? Are they risking a more stable place to put that kind of change, like a home with increased equity over time? Tiny Homes should mean access without certain debt, opening doors to having a roof over your head even if you are not of the higher earning class. Simplifying. Isn’t that what this is all about? It is very nice, one of my faves, for sure.. but realistically?

  • Paul December 13, 2014, 2:51 pm

    I hate to think what the wind drag on this house would be. Sheesh, multiple issues, the front overhang creating a parachute effect, plus 2 gables with a sloped area in between, creating different type of turbulence.

    I’d sure want to try towing one of these before I committed myself to purchasing… and yeah, at $100k, not really an option for me either.

  • Janay January 5, 2015, 5:22 pm

    Where is the sink in the bathroom? I didn’t see one?

  • Joseph January 20, 2015, 6:41 am

    The three lights hanging in the bathroom are a National Electrical Code violation. You can’t have lights that hang above a shower or tub or within 3 feet. Someone slipping entering or exiting the shower might grab the lights.

  • Ben January 20, 2015, 5:46 pm

    Indeed this one seems a bit high in price, but be careful! If you want a tiny that has all the amenities of a “normal” house just smaller and you want to live in it year in and year out its gonna be hard to get it built and ready to move into under $50 to $60k. there are many ways to keep the costs down, but unless you want to live a bit rustically and can absorb even a bigger life change its not going to be that romantic scene everyone is promising. Additionally it is very important to do a reality check on where is the electric, water, waste management gonna come from? I’m lucky enough to have all the necessary appliances, all my electricity and hot water comes from solar and all my waste is composted. I have piece of dirt that has access to water (I pressurize all my water on board) so all I need to do is add water to my house every couple of weeks and the rest takes care of itself and me!

    This kinda reality has to be added to the romance of the tiny life! It can be VERY rewarding and fulfilling if its done to the specific requirements of the folks that will be living in it…but it aint gonna be cheap if you want to live in it as a primary home…

  • nathan lavasseur February 1, 2015, 5:34 pm

    what is the overall weight of this tiny house (loaded)? and what size truck do you pull it with?

  • Andrea February 13, 2015, 9:00 pm

    What kind of wall coverings were use in the Craftsman Bungalow?

  • cyndi February 17, 2015, 7:12 am

    the living room the wheel cover build overs really make this space wasted should of raised floor created storage and step down to kitchen space.

  • Marie February 21, 2015, 5:25 pm

    Here’s the problem I see with tiny homes – unless you live where it’s warm year round so you can be outside what do you do to entertain. You can’t have more than 2 or 4 more people in the house itself. When we have people over to eat (which is often) we seat about 15 or 20. Living in Ohio that would limit our entertaining to about 6 months to 8 months out of the year. That would make me sad. Plus in the winter I would have MAJOR cabin fever in so small a space.

  • Tammy Trimble February 22, 2015, 3:32 pm

    Where is the bathroom sink/mirror? How would u brush teeth wash hands do makeup/hair.. Would like to also see space for stacked washer/dryer

  • Dennis Warren February 23, 2015, 3:41 pm

    Does anyone know why the Dickenson propane fireplaces are always mounted so high up? It would seem that that would make for an awfully cold floor, and at 9,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies, that just won’t do. Not that I’m about to pay $100,000 for a THOW, although Molecule has been at the top of my list for builders.

  • Lisa E. February 23, 2015, 4:06 pm

    OooOooOoo! Love the fold-up porch, country kitchen sink, wainscoting, the exterior colors, and all the rest of it (but I’d swap the closet for a staircase that went three steps up to the wall, then a left turn up the wall to the bedroom.) for only 8.5 x 20, it looks SO much bigger inside and out. You know when you have a good design because it doesn’t look, or make you feel, like you are living in a wood box. Great job; this one is a beauty!

    • Lisa E. February 23, 2015, 4:14 pm

      Forgot: Put storage in the staircase and add a washer/dryer combo. ;)

  • Sandi B February 23, 2015, 6:41 pm

    I am with what everyone else stated. This is a beautiful THOW, the workmanship is excellent, the design very well done — but agree with bathroom across the back thus allowing also for a sink along with the toilet and shower — AND a bigger more efficient kitchen.

    Too, one would have to check the towing ability as the wind factor would be great — what vortexes are being created by the roof line. Would definitely have to have a 2 or 3 ton rig to pull this with a v12 at least just to overcome the drag. And while I love the look of these roof lines I think I would still go with a shed type roof to allow more headroom in the loft areas — maybe not as snazzy looking from the outside, but roomier on the inside and the drag would be reduced.

    I also could not live in a 8×20 unit. I want the space for more closet/storage — larger kitchen — stack washer dryer — all the ammenities in the bathroom etc. I love many of the ideas in this one, the shower is very nice — I think I would go for a higher end composting toilet. The wainscoating is great, but I would use a different wallpaper.

    I would think this would have been hurricane strapped to the trailer it sits upon — but there is no mention of how well, or how, it is anchored to the trailer. Thanks for the share — price way too high, but really, really nice!

  • She February 24, 2015, 12:33 am

    Oh my! Tiny House in size but not price! That is just horrible. I agree, why not buy a house with foundation, then, at that cost!? Extremely discouraging.

  • Samuel February 24, 2015, 12:42 am

    I love Craftman homes. I live in one in Long Beach California. I wonder if I can ship one to Puerto Rico. I plan to retire there.

  • She February 24, 2015, 12:51 am

    In my opinion this is a good warning for all of us to stay away from, at a mere $100,000. I agree with the person who stated why not buy a small house with foundation???

  • Karen R February 24, 2015, 12:16 pm

    One of the most beautiful ever, but I don’t do ladder/loft bedrooms.

  • Catherine Wilson March 1, 2015, 3:16 pm

    Hi Alex;
    This house looks beautiful. Hard to believe it’s only 20 feet long!
    But I have 1 HUGE request, and 1 comment.
    Please, please, please don’t post any more houses using old growth trees!!!!!! It makes me want to cry.
    Comment; I would like to know what’s under the wallpaper. Why paper?

  • danielle belt March 7, 2015, 9:12 pm

    as soon as i saw this attached to a car i thought of lucille ball and desi arnaz in long long trailor. funniest movie!

  • Linda Hodges March 8, 2015, 9:02 pm

    WHERE IS THE VANITY IN THE BATHROOM? No shelving or storage in there. Are you supposed to use the kitchen sink for a vanity? I think I am confused.

  • Sherry March 13, 2015, 4:12 pm

    Where is the washer and dryer?

  • deb March 17, 2015, 4:19 pm

    What is the weight of this?

  • Ellen April 11, 2015, 5:49 pm

    Again, great aesthetic but 20 feet long? Please. This one MUST be stretched. Too pretty. Is it really so difficult to separate bathrooms from kitchens? Can one be in front and other in back? Would make much sense to have main sleeping loft (with stairs!) over the bathroom. Why are they not all 9feet wide?

  • anonymous September 26, 2015, 11:36 pm

    I am slightly miffed by Molecule Tiny Homes. They price things VERY oddly. There was a Tiny main house and a companion house for sale for $75K, then the Craftsman is $100?
    Maybe I am TOO new to this, but, Ive been following a guide that basically helps you gather materials at little or no cost, etc… And Ive been fortunate, all flooring is done, front door, two bifold patio doors…
    We where thinking of buying a shell and doing the work (not us, contracted and us) and that came to $11,000 (contractor) and the shell is only $23,000? I guess a profit is in order, but, as much as I LOVE the style they have going, their prices really hit hard!

  • leanna November 13, 2015, 8:18 pm

    Where can I find the small heater shown in the pic here?

  • Gayle July 15, 2016, 10:15 am

    Anyone have an updated link for the video? This one has been down on YouTube for some time now.

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