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Hawaii House by Tiny Heirloom

This is an off-grid tiny home on wheels called the Hawaii House.

It’s designed and built by Tiny Heirloom in Portland, Oregon.

Notice how they built the adjacent deck on a utility trailer too! I haven’t seen that done before.

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  • Donna September 8, 2016, 12:07 pm

    really love the details in this tiny home – but having a hard time figuring out the layout – I see two lofts but it also looks like a bedroom/other room on the ground floor – at the other end from the kitchen. Would love to see more of the bathroom as well – but overall really well done.

    Would be nice to see prices on these posts as well as what is included and total sq, ft (and if it is built on trailer or can be removed)

    Thanks again Alex!

    • Julie Juarez September 8, 2016, 3:00 pm

      I am totally confused as well, but it seems like such a lovely house.

    • Eric September 8, 2016, 10:17 pm

      Nope, sorry you are mistaken. Bed is in one of the lofts. Access by a (gasp) ladder. Not a lot of headroom… surprise, surprise.

      Prices of these would depend on what appliances etc. are built into it. Yes, it is built on a trailer, see the picture with the deck, 2 sets of trailer couplings. I agree with you on the sq footage though. That info would be super helpful. Love the additional deck on a trailer too.

  • sherry wood September 8, 2016, 12:51 pm

    Very nice. I don’t like the often cluttered look that small spaces often have. Very swank. Good job!

  • Johanna September 8, 2016, 1:52 pm

    Really don´t understand one thing: people go tiny, but in this tiny houses I always see this oversized kitchens with huuuge refrigerators! What for? For me, this has nothing to do with simple and tiny living!

    • Donna September 9, 2016, 10:27 am

      everyone has different needs – for me the kitchen is almost perfect and the larger appliances are mandatory as I do so much cooking – would give up living room space for kitchen space -that’s my entertainment area. This luckily has both…

      • Rebecca Pesyna September 17, 2016, 8:12 pm

        In my case, a truly functional kitchen would be the first thing I would look for in a small home. Who wants to go to the grocery store every other day? A real stove/oven and full size fridge are the way to go. This kitchen could actually produce some real meals. I can skip the loft bedroom, just give a a futon or sofa bed with a real mattress and skip the stairs to go to bed. This home is just lovely!

  • Judy September 8, 2016, 2:15 pm

    Well done, loving the details also. Would love to know what is the sq ft is and see more of the layout… Tnx

  • Kim September 8, 2016, 2:30 pm

    Follow up on Donna’s comments

  • Alex Jimenez September 8, 2016, 4:34 pm

    I’m in love with the look of this, but I agree – without a price range it’s hard to know if this kind of TH is for me. I’m in the early research stages and knowing what costs are ahead of time are really important!

  • Cindy September 8, 2016, 4:53 pm

    Holy Cats! What’s not to love? Real furniture and room to move around. It has to be at least 12 foot wide. Nice windows. Yeah, had a little trouble putting together the layout. Really like that lighting running across the ceiling.

  • Dick September 8, 2016, 5:11 pm

    I had to wipe the drool off the keyboard after looking at this home! Beautiful! My wife loved the kitchen, and she’s not usually that enthusiastic about TH kitchens. If we were in this home, I can see myself gaining lots of weight…

    Let’s see…what else? A real couch, a fireplace, and a living room that looks like a living room! And it looks as if there’s a bedroom on the main floor, with lofts used only for storage (wish there’d been a pic here or on the Tiny Heirloom site). And then there’s the deck…

    One question: this is an 8′ wide home?? Doesn’t look like it. I’d guess 10-12′ with, of course, a price to match. Let’s face it, Tiny Heirlooms are at the higher end of the price scale, but I believe you do get your money’s worth.

    • Donna September 8, 2016, 5:14 pm

      I went to their site – no pricing but more pics. The fireplace in the LR opens outside to the deck – isn’t that clever. Did not see a downstairs bedroom – which I gotta have – but all in all the space is exactly my dream!

      The site did have some pricing that seems like it might have been the houses/trailers if so this little puppy is around $110,000

      • Eric September 8, 2016, 10:20 pm

        Actually it doesn’t “open” outside to the deck… it is designed to heat 2 areas, inside and out in this case. Downside is you lose a lot of heat to the outside in the depths of winter unless there is a tight fitting covering for the outside glass panel so minimising the heat loss.

  • Jeffrey September 8, 2016, 9:58 pm

    I saw them build it on their show. It cost $150,000. As for the layout, there is a loft above the kitchen with drop down stairs in the kitchen. The master bedroom is on the main floor and has a murphy bed in it.

    • oxide September 9, 2016, 10:59 am

      $150K. Did I read that correctly??!?

      • Rev September 9, 2016, 9:57 pm

        Pocket change. I’ll just check under the couch cushions. We keep that jar on the dresser…

        • kim September 11, 2016, 3:42 pm

          Rev, cute answer. Thanks for the chuckle.

  • ROSEE September 8, 2016, 10:53 pm

    Well, I am not sure what I think about this place. It looks lovely, but what is with showing the living area a few times and not showing the bedroom and bathroom area? I am confused because I think there is something missing in these photos! Sorry!

  • chas September 9, 2016, 1:19 am

    Nice, but the only thing really Hawaiian about it is the name. No Polynesian décor or styling. The thing that would really make it Hawaiian is if it was located on a few acres on the Big Island. It is nice, but the stove/oven location is not practical without any apparent venting system. No can cook my Spam n’ eggs without that!
    Seriously though, with a downstairs bedroom and a few design changes, this would be my perfect retirement home…on the Big Island.

  • kevin September 9, 2016, 7:35 am

    there is nothing tiny about this house. two trailers! huge kitchen with only a sit down space for two, yet the living room looks as though its set to entertain a group of people.
    there’s nothing downsizing about this house.

    • oxide September 9, 2016, 8:51 am

      There’s been some discussion about this point. Some of the houses shown here not “tiny;” they’re actually “small” (the threshold is 400 sq ft). And many of the featured houses are clearly more Rolex than Timex, with a price tag to match. And that certainly goes against the grain of what THOWs were originally about.

      But at the same time, ALL of these houses are a downsize from a McMansion or even from an 1100 sq ft ranch. And if you have the money to spend, heck, go for it. (But IMO if they get too big or cost too much, maybe it’s better to spend the same money on a foundation cottage with land.)

      • Donna September 9, 2016, 10:43 am

        Coming out of a 6,500 sq ft home – this is super tiny – lol. I could not live comfortably in a 200 sq ft TH but this one – it is perfect.

        Does a tiny house have to be anything but under 700 sq ft? Design, use of space and fit for the person, green if possible and if possible energy efficient -those sound important.

  • kim September 9, 2016, 8:54 am

    Does anybody know the size of the trailer?

  • Nanny M September 10, 2016, 10:47 am

    I’m with Donna. I love the kitchen and a larger one, like this, is important to me. And it sure does look like it’s 10-12′ wide.

  • Marta September 10, 2016, 3:19 pm

    Saw this on Luxury Tiny Living and they showed it from ground up. If you look at the picture of the kitchen, you will see some stairs that retract. That is sleeping loft, the stairs retract and are out of the way. By the way I believe that one of the owners is a chef and wanted big appliances. This tiny home is not inexpensive. It is beautiful.

  • Erica September 10, 2016, 6:22 pm

    I’d love to know where they purchased the furnishings for this tiny home – most specifically, the sofa. I am absolutely in love with that sofa.

  • jm September 12, 2016, 5:08 am

    I can’t see how the fireplace is designed to heat both outside and inside spaces without opening up on the outside. From the website it appears that the glass panel is removable. It would be in my home.

    Is that a brick masonry fireplace I’m seeing? I am noticing a lot of weight here. What are the limits on the roads?

  • Granville September 13, 2016, 12:31 pm

    We have been to Salem OR to tour two of the models. They have homes that are completely customizable. We looked at a 700sqf model with vaulted ceilings, marble counters, and an island large enough to seat six. It had a down stairs bedroom with two closets and dresser built in, plus bathroom access. It had full size washer and dryer built into the hall with a marble counter over them to sort and fold. If you are downsizing from a larger home where you liked to entertain this could be the home for you. It would make a great weekend place or a park model. They are expensive but still less money than you would pay for a comparable 700sqf condo in my area.

  • Maree September 25, 2016, 9:17 pm

    I love this one, though I would love to know of tiny homes that have the kitchen and shower closer together… localise plumbing to one area. Any suggestions on designs to look at?

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN September 27, 2016, 7:59 pm

    It has to be one of the nicest houses I’ve seen so far from Hawaii.. I mean don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Hawaii has some beautiful houses.. I’m speaking that I have yet to see thus far only…!

  • Dave TheDrawingGuy September 28, 2016, 7:30 am

    This is a beautiful home. I do wish folks would look closer at the photos before they start complaining. So many obvious answers to the questions are right in front of you. I view this site on my phone, and I can clearly see the fold down stairs (not ladder (gasp)), the two trailer tongues, and a down draft stove. Nicely done.

  • Mary September 29, 2016, 12:18 am

    Lovely small home with lots going for it. Just curious as to how wide it is?

  • Janet November 22, 2016, 1:30 am

    I wish the show had let us know how they got the home from Oregon to Maui, and what it cost to move it there and set it up.

  • Kim January 17, 2017, 9:08 pm

    Same price as my 100 year old 1200 Sq ft Victorian with a fenced in 2000 sq ft back yard with a front porch and private driveway, Pocket doors and stained glass windows and high ceilings and hardwood floors. This is nice but makes no sense for the rest of your life.

  • Kim January 17, 2017, 9:11 pm

    Oh yeah and the land to park this on costs even more…this should be afordable for average folks. Need two incomes to afford this. no good.

    • Michael L January 18, 2017, 12:01 am

      It’s affordable for those who can afford it! And, probably would makes sense to that person who decided this is what they want!

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