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Andrea’s Mt. Kilimanjaro Tiny House Becomes Home

This is Andrea’s Mt. Kilimanjaro Tiny House that she turned into home sweet home.


We posted this house in it’s “out of the factory” state a couple weeks ago, and Andrea saw it on Facebook and told us it was her house! So now you can see how she made it home. This transformation just goes to show how personal touches really make a house, a home! She added railings, a storage staircase and her favorite books. Enjoy!

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Andrea’s Mt. Kilimanjaro Tiny House Becomes Home

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.

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  • Annette December 21, 2016, 11:47 am

    So, is it technically legal to park on the family farm?
    Great call on that deck.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 22, 2016, 7:42 am

      Good question. It would depend on the town, I’m sure. In some places, yes it is. — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Kathy May 16, 2017, 8:46 pm

        Natalie, I believe Gov Jerry Brown here in CA enacted in late 2016(?) legislation allowing ADUs on most properties in the state. you might wasnt to research it — it would make a great story for all to know about!!

        • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 17, 2017, 11:27 am

          Oh thank you Kathy! I will do some research.

        • Kathy May 17, 2017, 2:47 pm

          Natalie, I have some info sent to me via an email by a Sonoma County THOW builder that will save you a LOT of research time. What email should I forward this to? You can reply to my personal email and I will forward to you that way….

  • Janne Zack December 21, 2016, 4:28 pm

    Great job! I think the shape, though simple is really the best shape for maximum cubic inches inside. The loft is fantastic especially if you have pets.

    Things I like:
    HUGE kitchen
    Spacious bathroom
    Washer/dryer (A+)
    Stairs with storage that varies and the punched tin is cute!

    The only things I don’t like:
    I wish there were just a couple more feet for the “living room” It would be ample for one person, but there’s really no walk-around room, but still, I could live with this, so it’s just a “i wish it were bigger”
    The sink in the bathroom. Personally, I’m not a fanatic about having a separate sink in the bathroom since there is a perfectly great sink 2 steps away, but trying to brush your teeth in that cubby hole of a sink has GOT to be difficult. Better use of space would have been closet or linen space.

    BUT, overall, this is an A+ unit! The deck is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you live somewhere that has mild weather so that you can use it all year long!

    Way to go!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 22, 2016, 7:38 am

      It really is an awesome house πŸ™‚ Funny you like the idea of using the kitchen sink! There was a house that did that and we got so many responses about how much they hated it! — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Janne Zack December 23, 2016, 10:16 am

        Natalie,
        I know, most people are creeped out about the need for another sink in the bathroom, when literally 3′ away is a sink. In a commercial bathroom (think theater) the sinks are often 20′ away from the stalls. Does that creep out anyone? I once knew a lady who would FREAK out if you used the kitchen sink (in a big house) as a mop rinsing place. She was apparently unaware that the sink CAN be de-germ-ified.

        As a home designer with regards to tiny houses, you literally need to account for every cubic inch of space. Adding a tiny IKEA sink into the tiny bathroom is fine, but why go through that expense is all I’m saying. I LOVED your house! Really! You did a fantastic job. I’m actually a LOT envious!

        Janne

        • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 23, 2016, 10:30 am

          Oh it wasn’t me who was grossed out! I think it’s completely reasonable to go without in a small space. I just remember a couple weeks ago seeing a stream of comments from people upset about no bathroom sink haha, so I liked seeing your different opinion πŸ™‚ — Tiny House Talk Team

        • Donna January 27, 2017, 11:57 pm

          I don’t get the big deal about a sink either!

        • Sondra May 16, 2017, 2:29 pm

          Agreed on the sink, makes no difference to me if I use the kitchen sink, I guess I rather have my toothbrush in the kitchen then next to the toilet right ?

    • Andrea January 27, 2017, 9:56 am

      Ok, I secretly do hate the bathroom sink… I have an evil plan to build a little Bay window out over the tongue of the trailer for the sink, and make the current spot a linen closet and possible spot for a tank less water heater. Someday.

      • Donna January 27, 2017, 11:53 pm

        That’s sounds like a great plan, sure beats taking clothes you wear the most back up to the loft when the washer is right there.

  • Claude December 21, 2016, 5:53 pm

    Nice tiny home, like the way to the loft, discreet with a nice stair arrangement.

  • Bruce CG Gallagher December 21, 2016, 8:32 pm

    I like your 2 uses per item rule….does the toilet comply? lol

  • Patty December 21, 2016, 11:33 pm

    A very homey place! I love the bookcases and the large open loft. Nicely done!

  • Wendy December 22, 2016, 8:21 am

    This is a clever and beautiful house. I love the high storage over the couch and the washer as well as the elevated bookcase. They are useful without looking makeshift as in some inhabited tinies. Headroom looks great and the loft is huge. I love the use of the counter to separate living room from kitchen and provide an eating space. I would change locations of toilet and sink so that sink counter could extend over washer. I’d add a door to the blind corner kitchen cabinet under the bar for better access. The couch is a perfect fit and looks like it might sleep a guest (maybe two!) and have storage underneath. Wonderful kitchen too. A great, though tiny, house.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 23, 2016, 11:59 am

      Yes she did such an amazing job with the home! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Susanne December 25, 2016, 5:11 pm

    Very nice! And it was pure genius using the shipping container as inexpensive storage….:)

  • Sarah January 7, 2017, 1:56 pm

    Couple’a things stood out to me right away, maybe different from others. LOVED the use of yellow as accent color, yellow and gray are terrific. Also loved the punched tin you used in the doors for storage under the stairs. I don’t really get into the arrangement of the THOW as much as the way that people personalize it, that’s what’s the most fun, to me anyway.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 9, 2017, 6:52 am

      Yes those are both amazing personal touches πŸ™‚ — Tiny House Talk Team

  • david February 2, 2017, 3:29 pm

    One of the most beautiful tiny homes ever!

  • Michael Hsu February 10, 2017, 12:16 pm

    Love the unit. Would like to buy one.
    I live in Santa Clara county. Is it legal to park at residential area?
    Any suggestion about the hook ups?
    Thanks

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 13, 2017, 9:09 am

      Hi Michael, You’d have to ask the zoning board in Santa Clara πŸ™‚ I recommend either RV or off-grid πŸ™‚

  • Suzanne May 16, 2017, 5:33 pm

    This is a very nice home. I couldn’t live without my animals and books either and both of these have been accommodated for very nicely. I’m sure everyone living there is very happy.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 17, 2017, 11:30 am

      People always do a great job finding space for what they love!

  • Kathy May 16, 2017, 9:01 pm

    Love it, love it, love it. Congratulations onan excellent design!

  • Mary. Jones May 16, 2017, 9:50 pm

    I have found my house plan for the right price and a park community that is just fantastic. I have been worrying about restrictions on dogs and this place even has a doggie park!! The last few days I have been so excited! Then after a few days of phone tag I finally get ahold of the manager of this community park. A new home brought in their community will cost me $30,000…..$15,000 for hook ups to sewer, water and tie downs etc and $15,000 for infrastructure costs….landscaping, keeping roads paved nicely etc etc. that sure kills it for me!! Have you, Natalie, or anyone else heard of this before? I knew I had to pay something, but $15,000??? Do any of you know of a ballpark figure? This place is going thru an auction in August and has not been kept up at all, but they have been working on it. I guess they can work on it more with all my money. My dreams smashed in front of me….man oh man, my house is only going to cost $40,000!!! These are all Park Model Homes in The Wildflowers Village in Flat Roxk , N. Carolina. Mine is almost 37′ x 12′, no loft. Great size for two people. Since I am a bit older and a single retiree, it meets all my needs and then some. If you have any suggestions as to other park communities, I would appreciate the ideas. I prefer Tennessee, since I live here now, and Florida as no state income taxes. Texas as well but a long ways away. Thank you all very very much for any help you can give me. Mary

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 17, 2017, 11:26 am

      Hi Mary! To be honest, there are not many tiny house communities out there, so I’m not sure what a “ballpark” figure would be. Will you own the land after giving them the money? Or is it simply to rent the lot? I know that Vintage Grace in Texas has a similar business plan where you purchase a park model and live in the community, so you might want to contact them and compare the business style: http://www.vintagegracetexas.com/life-style-new.html I’m so sorry that it’s so expensive! I am so sad that your dreams were crushed πŸ™ Because they are going through auction in August, it might be wise to wait on The Wildflowers Village until after you see what happens to it — I’d hate you to give them money before you know what will become of the park. Feel free to email me at [email protected] to talk about this more!

  • Michael L May 17, 2017, 3:40 pm

    This turned out so beautiful. Just goes to show all the opinionated folks from the first posting, when it was just from the factory, what a tiny can look like when it becomes a home!

    I’m so happy for you.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 18, 2017, 4:26 pm

      Precisely! “Home” comes with your personal touches πŸ™‚

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