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Ben’s Tiny House For Sale near Austin, Texas

Tiny House For Sale by Ben Baecker – Send in Yours Here

I partook on the great adventure to build my own tiny house during my last two years of college.

The experience was amazing and living in it the last semester of school was better than dreamed.

However now after graduating and getting a job, circumstances are changing and in order to adapt to them all, it seems I have to pass the house on.

My College Tiny House For Sale

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Learn more about this tiny house for sale below:

Living Room and Bedroom

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Notice the floating hammock chair too.

Bedroom Area with Storage Underneath

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Kitchen on the Other Side

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Dining Table

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Kitchen with Floating Gravity Water System

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Smart DIY Off Grid Sink System for your Tiny House

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Simple/DIY Kitchen Cabinet Storage Solutions

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Design & Plans for This House

The design was originally based off of Jay Shafer’s Popomo tiny house.

But we decided to change the layout and general appearance of it instead.

Trailer Information

It’s built onto a 8′ x 20′ flatbed over axle trailer that I purchased used.

I had a welder inspect and re-weld the structure to prepare it for it’s new task of hosting the home.

The entire axle, wheel, and braking systems are brand new with two 6,000 lbs load axles and travel trailer wheels and tires.

Construction

The home itself is built exactly as you would build any normal house.

Studs every 16″, windows and doors framed as usual, fully insulated and all.

Power

I built it to run off of a normal 3 prong outlet to keep it as simple as possible.

And it’s off grid capable with a generator or if you hook it up to a solar system.

Water

There is no running water. The kitchen sink is gravity fed and drains into a bucket you can carry out and dump when needed.

Bathroom

There was no need for me to build a bathroom since my shower and composting toilet were outside or in the neighbors house.

However with the layout there is room to install one if you wanted.

I knew in the future that I would sell it and didn’t want to take up the space with a bathroom when there are many other ways one could use the back few feet of the house.

Location

The micro house is located an hour north of Austin, Texas.

Asking Price

$16,000

How to Buy It

If you’re interested in buying this micro house on wheels contact Ben Baecker [email protected] Let him know you saw the listing on TinyHouseTalk.com.

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Alex

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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  • Paul February 20, 2014, 10:05 pm

    Why sell the tiny house after graduating college? It sounds dumfounded hearing the one year of living in this house was better than dreaming of it? I don’t get it, is he going to sell it for something else? Say a bus conversion or *GASP!* A down payment on a mortgage for in a conventional house in this fake economic upturn? Because I simply do not get it, unless he is moving overseas or needs the cash more than the home.

    • vstanley February 21, 2014, 8:38 am

      He isnt really into this lifestyle. Its just a fad.
      Time to cash out.
      Like most folks that do this he will find that the market for these is limited.
      Its a towable camping cabin basically.

      • Ben Baecker February 21, 2014, 11:56 am

        It may very well seem that way vstanley and if I may in the most polite way correct you from my shoes, it’s not.
        I am very much into the lifestyle and, as I mentioned to Paul, believe in all the tiny house (living in it and building it) can bring to a person and community around them. It has opened my perspective to more true/deeper perspectives in life that should have my priority more than any ‘thing’ or motive should, which is why I am selling it. I built it for these very reasons, to grow closer to the life I am meant to live and when that’s discovered make the necessary changes to reach that. This insight came quicker to me than expected. Which is preparing my life to leave the country and/or area I am in now.
        This is why I am selling it.

    • Ben Baecker February 21, 2014, 11:45 am

      Hey Paul.
      I am selling it because not only do I want to put the extra time into focusing on my new job, but because I do plan on leaving the country and state as soon as I get the required experience. Most definitely I am not through living tiny, I believe in all that it is and can bring to the people that live in it and the community. More than likely I will build another one when I have a few years where I know I can settle. I am still young and life is a changing and growing experience for me, all I can do is adapt to the best scenario that’s presented.

  • Alex February 21, 2014, 1:40 pm

    Thanks so much Ben you didn’t have to explain yourself and sorry you had to deal with vstanley assuming things about you. I probably should have deleted his comment.

    • Paul from Noo Zilund February 24, 2014, 3:09 am

      Well Alex, I’m “glad” you didn’t delete the original post.

      Because what ensued was a conversation, and that conversation turned around the assumption. I can be pretty sure that there were many people who have viewed the site who would have been thinking the same thing. So this has been an educational conversation not only for the original poster but also those who were thinking along the same lines but not prepared to actually say anything.

      vstanley had a valid point. From his point of view. His comment wasn’t really rude and definitely not obnoxious. No flame wars erupted. The rock is still hurtling around that huge ball of fire 90 something million miles away. Life goes on.

      Now, let me tell you what “I” liked about this tiny home. No loft bed! Truly, climbing ladders to get to them? Climbing down again in the morning… or, shudder, middle of the night. I’d hate to be doing that if I was physically sick (gosh, it happens you know), and see his raised bed as a good compromise. Lotsa good storage under the bed, off the floor where the cool/cold zone is. Ah yes, suits me to a T. But, obviously not everybody.

      • John March 7, 2014, 3:06 am

        @Paul from Noo Zilund,
        agreed.
        There are others who may think or wonder about this. Don’t see anything inappropriate in the convo. thus far.

      • Brenda McDaniel September 11, 2014, 10:24 pm

        I really like the bed arrangement too. I have no desire whatsoever to climb up and down a ladder. It is an elegant solution to the loft conundrum. Now …where to put a bathroom??? LOL. Seriously except for lack of bathroom, it looks awesome. Well done sir.

        • Dee September 16, 2014, 5:09 pm

          I also do not like the loft as a sleeping arrangement but can see it as useful for storage or a guest area to sleep or both!

          I’m considering a 30′ goose neck trailer that would allow for a nice loft I could easily get in and out of as a bed area without a ladder or stairs. I am thinking a cough running the length under it could be storage, seating and a step down spot all in one.

          One thing I’ve also considered was the idea of a flying bed. Instead of building a loft. Just make a box frame for the mattress and attach it to a simple pulley winch setup and you could easily lower it down to sleep and then zip it up tight to the ceiling when not in use completely out of the way maximizing overhead space. This is why I prefer as tall and wide as possible. Even if I go with a bed on the floor that slides out from under a step up floor area design I will still probably make a few flying attics using the same idea and some creative angles to give it a ceiling feature look with lights and all while still providing me with over 200 cubic feet of storage inside with me right over my head in unused space. All with no ladders or stairs.

  • Shelia February 21, 2014, 5:38 pm

    Appreciate the explanations, both about the house and about your decisions. Helps to understand and better than making wrong assumptions. Good luck.

  • Rich February 21, 2014, 9:45 pm

    Ben I think you “partook” good 😉 Tx for sharing and best wishes for the future!

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