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Couple’s $25k Tiny Home on Wheels

Welcome to Donna’s $25,000 tiny home on wheels.

This wood-sided marvel with delightful white trim has everything a couple could need. Donna said finishing the project was one of her long-time bucket list items. She built the house in just four months and now her son and girlfriend live in it full-time in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Unlike many tiny homes, Donna’s includes full-size appliances and a bathtub – for all the joy of tiny, with the luxury of space. A washer-dryer combo eliminates trips to the laundromat while saving valuable square footage! It even includes an entertainment room in one of the home’s two lofts – the other is a bedroom. The pale grey cabinets and dark wood flooring provide a lovely contrast of cool cleanliness and the warmth of home.

But in case you were worried about carbon footprint, admire it’s metal roof and environmentally friendly composting toilet, LED lighting, and R-21 insulation rating. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!

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Couple’s $25k Tiny Home on Wheels

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Natalie 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 Scotland.

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  • Nancy M. February 5, 2016, 11:31 am

    Love the stairs to the bedroom! If I could tolerate a loft bedroom, I would want this home! LOVELY! Spacious. I personally would prefer a shower to a tub, but that is just me. Nicely done!

  • Mel February 5, 2016, 11:44 am

    What a gem! Finally, a tiny house with a tub and full appliances! My daughters and I could actually live in this one! Kudos!

  • Mel February 5, 2016, 11:58 am

    Curious as to the overall dimensions and the roof R value. I’d love to see the sketch up of this gem!

  • Sheri February 5, 2016, 12:48 pm

    Finally a house that has everything I want except maybe coloring (I’m a light wood person). I also want a full bath and stairs and a combo wash/dryer. Is Donna selling her plans? : ) Thanks for sharing! Also, I wish every article talked about WHERE exactly these homes are being parked, so we get a “reality check” and a morsel of hope for being able to at all. I try to keep track of where parking these are legal (Fresno, now, but only if it’s near a home you already own, on the same property): Walsenburg, CO, etc (I live in CO). But truly, unless someone’s risking getting shut down, I wish that would be part of every article about tiny homes here!

    • Eric February 6, 2016, 2:11 pm

      Sheri, the problem with telling everybody where a place like this is it opens up greatly the information for the criminals who would want to steal it. Fortunately rare, but it happens. And as you can imagine if it were you, you would be devastated. Pretty hard to nick a bricks and mortar house. Not so a tiny home on wheels.

      • Sheri February 6, 2016, 2:43 pm

        Hmmm, Eric, I honestly think it would be hard to steal a house even on wheels. Tiny, but not THAT tiny they are, says Yoda. Anyway, as per another article put up lately, even this so-called “Portland Tiny Home Movement” is a joke–and to entice us to buy one of these with nowhere to put it is like enticing us into buying swamp land in Florida. I love the idea of having a tiny home or I wouldn’t subscribe to this webletter and look at them, but not if I can’t put it somewhere reasonable (within 50 miles of civilization and a job market) and within code (being a criminal instead of worrying about the “criminals” who are just waiting to steal and “hide” a 24′ home somewhere, well, except for the code problems).

    • Sherra May 12, 2016, 10:52 pm

      I also would love to know more about where people are placing their tiny homes. I am working on plans but as of now, I’ve been unable to find a good option for the land portion. I’m also from Colorado (Northern) and land is so expensive. Found one RV park but lot rent is $750.00 + electric…seems high based on other places I’ve seen adbertised across the country. Would really love to hear other’s stories, and especially successes and ideas. Thank you!

  • Lyra February 5, 2016, 1:54 pm

    Beautiful BUT as mentioned above, I can’t manage a loft bedroom either. I’ve seen small homes done without a loft BR, so it is possible. Would love to see more here! Also mentioned above, where are these located /parked. The zoning laws in many New England areas prohibit any tiny/small homes, so location information would be great!!!

  • Mike H February 5, 2016, 1:54 pm

    Alot to like here!! I know you’ll get alot of comments about the stairs but I think they’re just about perfect, for a TH. My one dislike is the front door so close to the couch, doors are notoriously drafty. Love the ceiling and pretty much everything else.

  • alice h February 5, 2016, 3:08 pm

    For all the people worried about stair handrails, remember you are most likely not walking up these stairs the same way you would a regular staircase. In most cases you’ll be using the stairs themselves to steady yourself as you climb up and you won’t be as upright. Though they have more room for your feet and aren’t as steep you’re still using them more like a ladder than a stair.

    • audrey February 8, 2016, 7:11 pm

      Alice … I accept you at your word that you will be walking up these stairs in a different way. AND that does not preclude a misstep or other errors leading to a fall or twisted ankle. That’s why they call then accidents.
      If we can fall from regular stairs it is possible to fall from these stairs and ladders.
      It is not a criticism. It is a safety concern. Even if tiny house builders are not yet required to do so … they should for their own well being. And it will make potential buyers less likely to buy.

      • alice h February 9, 2016, 9:36 am

        I understand about the safety issue but having a typical handrail isn’t necessarily going to help with the way you usually go up this type of stair. A handrail off to the side is less natural to grab with these steeper stairs than a step right in front of you and changes your balance. As you go up the steps you’re slightly bent over, closer to the steps with your hands in front of you on the steps and the steps are closer to grab if you feel yourself slip. If you use a handrail off to the side you are more likely to walk up the stairs in a manner that causes problems. The best solution I’ve seen is having handholds cut into the sides of the stair risers on both sides to give a better grip as you climb. People with balance issues may actually find that easier than a side handrail.

  • Rodger February 5, 2016, 7:39 pm

    I would like to see more THOW’s without lofts because in Australia in most locations and seasons sleeping in a loft space, even with plenty of ventilation or air conditioning, would be to hot

    • Eric February 6, 2016, 2:13 pm

      Sleeping anywhere in Australia in most locations is hot. Period. Loft or not… OK, maybe the likes of Melbourne in winter can be excepted…

  • Sandy landers February 5, 2016, 8:03 pm

    Can I come see your house? I live in Naples.

  • Darcy February 5, 2016, 8:15 pm

    Thanks for showing a clean, well planned completed project. I was getting frustrated with all the incomplete houses being shown and people getting offended with negative comments. Your interior roof is a little odd but I like the use of space. Maybe add a little more colour . Thanks for the nice pics. Give the dog a hug for me.

  • Lisa E. February 5, 2016, 9:03 pm

    Wow, wow, wow!!! This is FABULOUS! When you hit a bucket list, you don’t mess around! Looks GORGEOUS!!! My only concern is heat transmission through the corrugated ceiling. Is there some insulation between the bedroom ceiling and the outside shingles; I hope? Great job! Congratulations; I envy you greatly and I hope I get to do the same! :)

  • Carol Stinson February 5, 2016, 9:38 pm

    I would also like to visit your tiny home. I am in Sarasota. Please.

  • mick February 5, 2016, 11:30 pm

    I am long time follower of tiny house movement…. live in Punta Gorda…. photos look like you are parked behind a larger home….how do you get by with parking it on private property in Charlotte County? Building/zoning here are some of the most strict in Fl.

  • Marsha Cowan February 7, 2016, 11:03 am

    This tiny house is really nicely done! I saved an image of those stairs next to the fridge. Very clever! The floor is gorgeous, and I absolutely love that tin roof in the loft. Great job!

  • Gabrielle February 7, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Available plans?!?
    We are in the middle of trying to design our tiny house. You have every thing in yours that we were trying to accomplish. Is there anyway you would sell a copy of blue prints for this house or point us in the direction to obtain the plans?! This is everything we have been looking for and are ready to start building.

  • Carla Caparrelli February 13, 2016, 9:05 am

    I love this tiny home… As for the handrail I would make the stairs a bit deeper and add a hanging handrail from the ceiling. Something on the lines of a sturdy rope w/ knots in it. Or maybe a pole rail.

  • Aaron March 8, 2016, 7:14 am

    I love the home for its simplicity and how it meets the needs of the occupants. I would have made different decisions but it is not my home, thus I will not judge it. Every tiny home I see gives me ideas for my own design process.

  • Deb August 27, 2016, 2:51 am

    I too, would like to know the square footage. Also, I can’t tell from the pics if the roof is actually the corrugated ceiling we see? I wonder if there’s any insulation in the ceiling?

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