At the end of a pier in the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida rests a tiny cabin that’s perfect for small house living. What likely originally started as a boat shed over 50 years ago was converted into a small house, also decades ago. Eventually, regulations tightened so that houses such as this dock house were no longer allowed. However, this particular house was made an exception to that rule.
The dock leads directly to the house, which looks charmingly aged on the outside but is shockingly modern and well-preserved within. Opening the door leads you directly into the hallway, which takes you to the open living and dining area. A relaxing ambiance is provided not just by the simple, open layout of that particular room, but by the views of the river and skyline—which are unbelievably breathtaking during dawn or twilight.
This house also includes a bedroom with an attached bathroom. The bathroom has a claw-foot bathtub and a pedestal sink. There is also a powder room for visitors, and a washer or dryer.
Tiny Houses. You’ve heard of them. You’ve watched the shows. You may have read some blogs, or liked a group on Facebook about them. You’re intrigued. Could I really live like that? And the more you watch, and the more you read, the more you answer “yes”. This is new. This is exciting! This challenges the status quo and makes me question my definition of “success” and “living”. I want in. I’m going to do it. I’m building my own Tiny House! So…where can I put it?
And there is it. The unicorn of all questions regarding Tiny Houses… WHERE CAN I PUT IT?
This question has plagued me ever since I got wind of this magnificent movement that is sweeping the Nation. Whenever I asked this question, I usually encountered either one of two answers; a complete avoidance of my question, substituted by more selling as to why I should build a Tiny House, or a lot of uncomfortable silences and eye contact avoidance, peppered with some “wells” and “uhms”. Neither answer was satisfactory for me.
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This $800 DIY Micro Camper story is a guest post by Dustin Lind
Hey! Dustin Lind here. Long time reader and newsletter subscriber. Just wanted to share a little project we are just finishing up for summer fun. I would like you to meet Bob! He’s our 40 sq. ft. Micro Camper.
While I designed him to be light weight he is also very rugged and well insulated. This model was built out of a reused 5×8 40-year-old cargo trailer that had seen better days.
I figure I could build one on a brand new trailer for only about $800 more. That being said, reusing what I could and even scoring some reclaimed T&G cedar for the back and the loft we only spent around $800 for the entire build which we completed in our spare time in about three weeks.
Dustin & Kim’s $800 DIY Micro Camper Built in 3 Weeks
If you’re looking for a quality craftsman style tiny home builder Nelson might be exactly what you’ve been looking for! Either way I think you’ll really enjoy touring their tiny homes because they’re amazing at what they do.
Just know that there’s likely a waiting list for them to build for you at this point because they’re very busy building for their clients. And I think you’ll understand why when you take the tour below! Please enjoy and re-share this awesome Acorn 2 tiny home below. Thank you!
Acorn 2 Tiny House on Wheels by Nelson Tiny Houses
Remember the V stands for Versatile because this design is customizable. In this case, it’s almost twice as big as the normal V model!
I hope you to enjoy this micro house tour below and in the comments below share how you like it and how you might change the V House to better meet your needs below. Either way please enjoy and re-share. Thank you!