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Siesta Key Beach THOW by Modern Tiny Living

This is the Siesta Key by Modern Tiny Living, built for a beach community in  — you guessed it — Siesta Key, Florida.


The beautiful house comfortably sleeps six people with a king loft, first floor master bedroom, a guest queen loft and even a pull-out sofa. Turquoise blue clapboards decorate the exterior to fit with the beach-vibe, while the interior is white, bright, and airy.

Get additional details, the price, and the builder contact info on the last page. Enjoy!

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Siesta Key Beach THOW by Modern Tiny Living

Turquoise blue and white are perfect for a beach-themed home.

Inside we have the double staircases to the lofts (with safety rails).


The couch pulls out into another bed. So many places to sleep!

Looking in from the front door to the whole house.

The barn sliding door to the bathroom saves valuable space.

Plenty of windows let in the bright Florida sunshine.

See the rest of the Siesta Key on the next page!

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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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  • Steven Jude May 3, 2017, 11:07 am

    Extremely beautiful interior

  • Kelly May 3, 2017, 6:58 pm

    While the colors and layout (and Siesta Key) are beautiful, I just can’t see myself with anything on wheels without a fully enclosed concrete garage to park it in if necessary.

    • Marie May 3, 2017, 8:10 pm

      Kelly, with all due respect, is a tiny house something you would actually want? Sorry, I was just throw off by your comment about having a garage…

      • Kelly May 3, 2017, 9:48 pm

        Absolutely. My ideal would be a two container build on concrete piers. Nothing wrong with a garage, that does not disqualify someone from wanting a tiny house as well. And in this case, it would be a requirement. The first hurricane would toss around that THOW like a ball of paper. Those living in mobile homes are the first to be called to evacuate their homes for that very reason. A completely enclosed concrete garage to move it to might mitigate the damage to the house and the residents. As I said,” if necessary.”

        • Marie May 3, 2017, 10:58 pm

          I see — points taken. I myself do like some of the THOW’s aesthetically, but having one would not be practical for me either. In fact I also am very drawn to the container homes. I know many people dislike the boxy look, but I find when designed right, they look quite contemporary.

        • dana May 4, 2017, 12:47 am

          Mother Nature has it’s own ideas….link below to a tornado in dallas 5 years ago, that proves neither tinyhouses or shipping containers are safe (15,000# empty tractor trailers flung into the air)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwPEF0P2DQM

      • Kelly May 3, 2017, 11:35 pm

        This one, that has been featured here a couple of times, is my favorite. Scroll through the photos.
        https://smallhousebliss.com/2013/08/01/savannah-project-a-container-house-by-julio-garcia/julio-garcia-savannah-project-exterior1-via-smallhousebliss/
        And it definitely requires a small pool off the deck:
        http://tinyhousetalk.com/luxury-tiny-living-cabin/

    • James D. May 4, 2017, 6:58 pm

      There are multiple options for dealing with storms…

      If you can create a bunker garage, you can basically lower the house into the ground to shield it from a storm…

      You could have a deck made of steel panels that when folded up form a protective box around the house and the deck itself can be embedded in foundation… So it doesn’t have to look like a garage and serve as your outdoor space in normal weather…

      If only dealing with relatively low category hurricanes then you can create concrete footings that you embed steel cables that you can fasten to the house to anchor it…

      Tiny Houses can be built to be hurricane resistant… They’re heavier than RV trailers and those built in places like Florida tend to be double stud and hurricane clipped… There’s one build by a student that I know has survived the last few hurricanes since 2013…

      Helps also where you place it, as not everywhere will be as exposed and the angle the wind hits matters…

      But if you stick with the garage idea, I’d suggest a secondary way of moving the Tiny House… A motorized trailer dolly or trailer tongue wheel so you can winch it into the garage without needing to hook up a tow vehicle… as otherwise you’d have to keep it in the garage most of the time unless you get plenty of warning for the storm…

      For those in tornado areas, warnings usually never come… as a consideration…

  • Beth Tye May 3, 2017, 7:27 pm

    Where do we get one of these? We can buy it NOW we love it so much!

  • Marie May 3, 2017, 9:46 pm

    Though this THOW is on the larger size, the space is not utilized well, in my opinion. Why squeeze in so many (3!!) micro bedrooms when that leaves inadequate space for other parts of the house? It is lacking in storage for sure, has no bathroom sink, seems extremely cramped (esp. between the kitchen and bathroom), and the living area feels like an afterthought. Why have a home that sleeps 3+ people, but only seats 2?… not to mention the poor placement of the t.v. — as shown on the company’s site, it sits across from the tiny love seat, but quite high up on the wall, which means that watching t.v. might cost you your neck. I just think they went a bit nuts with the sleeping zones here for some reason… perhaps they should have tried a floor plan with EITHER the one master bedroom on the main floor w/ no sleeping lofts OR dual sleeping lofts w/ no main-floor master..? Just a thought.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 4, 2017, 3:23 am

      Hi Marie — This house is a vacation rental at http://www.gosiesta.com/ so the beds are there to accommodate family and friends on short-term trips. Modern Tiny Living built two similar builds for the beach community to use as vacation rentals, so they were building to the customer’s request. I agree, if you were living in it full-time you wouldn’t need so many beds 🙂

      • Marie May 4, 2017, 5:56 pm

        Hi Natalie — thanks for the clarification. I guess it makes more sense if this house is only for short-term stays. However, I personally would not pay money to spend a vacation in a place that makes me feel like two pounds of bologna in a one-pound bag.

        • James D. May 4, 2017, 7:13 pm

          Not bad for a getaway with the family, though… Got a private room for the parents and separate beds so the kids don’t drive the parents nuts…

          While the area this is placed is intended for people to spend most of their time outside… These are for being near beaches, resorts, theme parks, etc. and are usually a cheaper rental option than some hotels, etc…

          It’s something to consider if you can spend more on having fun during your vacation than on your accommodations that you won’t spend much time in anyway…

    • Modern Tiny Living May 5, 2017, 10:58 am

      Hi Marie,

      As Natalie said, we did build this to spec for our customer down in Siesta Key, and their #1 priority was number of people (sleeps 7 if you count pull out couch!) and budget. It has been working great for them as a part-time rental for people visiting the beach, but we totally agree with you that we’d change a few things if it was going to be a unit for only 1 or 2 people.

      Thanks for commenting on it!

      Robbie @ MTL

  • Larry May 3, 2017, 11:05 pm

    Just love it. In Wis. I would in close your porch for hanging up my coats and kicking off my shoes or boots in seasonal weather ( or what er ) .

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 4, 2017, 3:21 am

      Oh good idea, Larry! I’d need that in Scotland too!

  • Patty May 19, 2017, 2:47 am

    After seeing several weather & tiny house comments I am reminded one reason I don’t have a TH. I live in Oklahoma and after one major tornado week I can’t imagine where I would put it, except someone suggested in an underground bunker, which I find quite reasonable. I do like them and would like to see a TH or a small house community here built on concrete slabs.

    I did just hear that there is a proposal for a TH community in Okla. City, where I live. However, always think slab (or underground bunker) for Oklahoma. Mobile homes don’t fare well here.

    I’ve been interested in Tiny Houses for several years, but would probably want mine to be permanent. Guess my small house will have to do for now. Do love the tiny houses though and thank you for this website where I can dream!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 19, 2017, 3:46 pm

      You are so welcome Patty! I think a foundation tiny house is a great idea in your area!

  • marcia schreiber May 23, 2017, 6:27 pm

    Not hitting on this home specifically and I know it has a lot to do with pipe placement but I am not a huge fan of having my food prep area only a doorway away from where I perform bodily functions. Just a thought.

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