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If You’re Tall Consider this Tiny House Design

It’s called the Tall Man’s Tiny House because the builders are brothers and they are both 6’7″ tall.

They designed and built the house just as if they were going to use it for themselves.

So if you’re tall or you plan on sharing your tiny home with someone else who’s tall, this might be your chance to pick up a ready made home for a really good deal. More details on that below.

The windows are huge which makes it feel so open inside. In the pictures- at least to me- it looks like a much larger home.

It’s also unique because it has both a modern and a rustic feel to it. It turns out that one brother is a builder and the other an artist/designer. It’s no wonder it turned out so nice.

Modern and Rustic Tall Man Tiny House

Photo Credit Tall Man’s Tiny House

It’s 130 square feet inside without including the sleeping loft. They built it on a trailer with dual 3,500 pound axles and the home weighs an estimated 6000 pounds.

Inside the sleeping loft in the Tall Man's Tiny House

Inside the modern and rustic tall man tiny house

Tiny House Kitchen

View from the kitchen in tiny house

Composting toilet in Tiny House bathroom

Space Saving Idea for Tiny House Bathroom

Space saving stand up shower for tiny house

The Tall Man's Tiny House

They’re asking just $27,000 for it. And look at it! It’s gorgeous. I’m not sure if that figure includes all of the furniture, etc. but it’d be interesting to find out. If you want to buy it contact them asap because I don’t see it lasting too long at that price.

Update: SOLD

The project was inspired by two of Michael Janzen’s solar tiny house plans from Tiny House Design.

You can read more details about the house if you’re interested right here on the builders about page.

They are also a lot more Tall Man’s Tiny House Photos that you can look at on this page, too.

If you liked the Tall Man’s tiny house, share using the buttons below and then let me know what you liked/disliked most in the comments. Thanks!

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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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  • Steph May 16, 2012, 10:17 am

    From the website:
    The house comes furnished with an IKEA sleeper loveseat and IKEA banana leaf rocking chair. The refrigerator is an Igloo two-door fridge and freezer. The kitchen’s propane stove is upcycled from the original camper. The entryway prides itself in its custom-built pine storage cubby and two IKEA chairs, able to be pulled up to the multi-purpose counter. All furniture is included in the price and decorative items may be purchased at an additional charge.

    Makes me wish I had 27k handy 😉

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 11:45 am

      I hear ya, at 27k I’d say whoever gets it will be happy they did. Thanks for finding that out for us Steph!

  • Dominick Bundy May 16, 2012, 10:20 am

    Hi Alex,, I noticed the tall man’s tiny house article late last night.. and enjoyed it.. the only thing with me is.. I’m a stickler for bigger or more closet space.. I like to keep certain things out of sight and in it’s place. other than that I think the whole project was right on the money… Too Bad one just can’t build a 130 sq. ft. dwelling without having it on wheels… (sigh!) Hopefully someday soon that will change..Dominick

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 11:49 am

      Thanks Dominick glad you enjoyed checking it out. I can see the need for more closet space for sure, but it is great for those who want to take simplify to pretty much an extreme level (like me). Talk to ya soon and have a great day! Can’t wait to see more cities opening up to ‘tiny’, too, it’s happening!

    • carrie adams May 16, 2012, 5:23 pm

      LOVE LUV amore…..It’s perfect, except for CLOSET space. We must have some mech. engineers out there to figure in a decent size closet for 2 people. I would like this in New England for summers and ski season My bathing suits would take up all the space..what about ski apparel?
      And I have simplified. Any simplier and I would be a cave-woman.
      Again; I love the modern feel this is truly a gem of gems!
      Carrie

      • Alex May 16, 2012, 6:29 pm

        Haha, thanks Carrie, super great points!

        • carrie adams May 16, 2012, 9:11 pm

          I just had a ‘light bulb’ moment about closet space.
          Bring in the livingroom end wall maybe 3 ft.and let that area (the width of the house) become the ‘closet/stackable W/D spot’ And put the Ikea loveseat against that new wall. Also, that new divisional wall would simply be accessed by 2 (?) sliding doors. I don’t know about your Ikea loveseat but a futon lSincerly Carrieifts up to flatten out and doesn’t take up much space in the bed mode.
          Well?

        • carrie adams May 16, 2012, 9:18 pm

          I have no idea how my computer just did that weird thing with my name but I was trying to say, a futon lifts up and slides fwd to turn into bed mode: taking up very litle space
          Again an admirer,
          Carrie Adams

        • Alex May 18, 2012, 2:46 pm

          That’s ok it happens haha perfect way to add more storage thanks Carrie I’m honored! Alex

  • jparkes May 16, 2012, 10:37 am

    I’m a big guy and knew that an ordinary tiny house would be a problem…this solves it. Incredible job and it looks Amazing!! The combination of modern and rustic are perfect!!

  • Crystal Lawss May 16, 2012, 10:39 am

    Gee Alex! what a find! however, there are no pics of the L/R. which consequently would have to serve as a sleeping area for me as ladders are out of the question.
    Love to see pics of the living room. C

  • John May 16, 2012, 10:43 am

    Very nice! Great job!

  • Erica May 16, 2012, 10:52 am

    Just went to the site, and yes, they include the sofa and banana leaf chair plus the 2 dining chairs and entry cabinet. The decorative items they say are negotiable.

    I love this little house! It would be perfect for me. The kitchen is very roomy for a tiny house, and since I love to cook, that’s a big deal. The tiny fridge with a freezer looks like a toy, but really, how much do you need? (OK, I’d like to have a huge freezer for storage, but sometimes you gotta compromise.)

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 12:11 pm

      Thanks for finding that out Erica! The kitchen would work for me, too. I guess with the refrigerator you’d just be making more trips to the grocery store but it’s true.. for just 1-2 people you can probably pull it off. In fact, all your food will end up being more fresh.

  • Dirk Benson May 16, 2012, 10:57 am

    This is really gorgeous, especially the bathroom cabinetry. What a stellar job. Any chance they’ll make the plans available?

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 12:14 pm

      Hi Dirk, you’re right the bathroom cabinets are nice and they did do an excellent job throughout. For plans they actually used 2 of Michael Janzen’s plans as inspiration and made their own alterations to it:

      http://tnyhs.com/tinysolarsaltbox

      • Marsha Loiacono May 22, 2012, 1:36 pm

        I too love the plans that they “morphed”. You referenced the tiny solar salt box, but other set of plans dis they combine with? Any chance they’d sell the new and improved set of plans?

        • Alex May 23, 2012, 11:26 pm

          Good question Marsha I’m not sure though, I’ll send them your request (they’ve had a few others, too)

  • Bruce Johnson May 16, 2012, 11:31 am

    It might not be quite my taste, but it sure is a spacious beauty!!! Easily worth 50% more!

  • Olive seeker May 16, 2012, 12:13 pm

    This looks beautiful. Q: does the water damage the wood in the shower? comment: it would be great to see a video of this space so we can see storage and other details. Thank you for posting.

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 12:15 pm

      Thanks Olive, that would be great to get a video, we’ll see. I hope so too! As for the water damage on the wood in bathroom, I hope it’s sealed/protected and I’m sure it is. Great question!

      • adam May 16, 2012, 9:14 pm

        Hey guys,
        Thanks for all the positive feedback. And thanks for all the follow up Alex.

        To answer this question…yeah, all the wood in the shower is cedar and is sealed with the same exterior stain used on the exterior of the house.

        • Alex May 17, 2012, 12:15 am

          Hey Adam thanks so much for clarifying!

  • Harry Symonds May 16, 2012, 1:57 pm

    Alex- the tiny tall house is great stuff,. I put it on my FB wall, I hope that helps- Harry

  • cj May 16, 2012, 3:04 pm

    I like this design/look. I’m not tall but I would appreciate the changes.

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 3:19 pm

      I’m not tall either CJ but I’d still enjoy the look & feel of this place.

      On another note, It should be easier to finance these. Even though I don’t like obtaining new debt, it would make the lifestyle possible to a lot more people so I’m obviously for it. Heck, it would help me right now too.

      Let’s just say it were possible to get financing.. This house, if it ended up costing you $35,000 after taxes, moving it, etc would end up being (assuming 7% interest and 0 down)

      Years Financed Monthly Payment
      30 $233
      15 $315
      10 $406
      7 $528
      5 $693

      • cj May 16, 2012, 3:39 pm

        Agreed. The standard height of kitchen and bathroom sinks has always been a complaint with me. I don’t know why they are all so short and even the smallest build seems airy providing the height is there and lots of light.

  • jim sadler May 16, 2012, 3:16 pm

    It is a great design job in ways but there will be limits on the use of this type of tiny home. for example the use of such window areas invites burglary and to some extent advertises what of value is inside. So it is a design for a very good neighborhood and not for places that are a bit out of view. Also in any area where a tiny home might cause controversy it is best for people to think that it is not a dwelling but perhaps a cute, garden shed or even play house.

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 3:20 pm

      Nice insights Jim thank you!

      • Sunshells May 16, 2012, 6:03 pm

        Yes, another good point…

        Especially since even living in a “regular” home, I was robbed a few years ago. The things that were stolen were a lot of gold and costume jewelry that had sentimental value, like my first Holy Communion bracelet and a heart locket from when I was a flower girl at 5 in my aunt’s wedding (it had teeth marks in in it from me chewing it) and a beautiful necklace and matching earrings from Bradford exchange from my mom that said “My Beloved Daughter”.

        So, now I have an alarm system. But, it’s still not completely burglar proof.

        It’s a shame we have to worry about stuff like this isn’t it?….

  • Sunshells May 16, 2012, 3:34 pm

    I am so into the tiny house movement…

    Not sure if I’m going to sell my house and downsize to one yet, but if I ever get any extra money, I would love to have one just to travel and visit with! So much better having your own space than having to stay in someone else’s home!

    Also, I have a border collie and three cats and I think I would probably have to get rid of someone if I was going to live in one permanently…

    One thing I had asked either you or on another blog somewhere and I don’t think I got an answer…

    Why do you think building a tiny house is better than buying an RV? I honestly do not know enough about either and am curious as to what your comparisons and reasons would be…

    OK, LOVE the house and the whole movement!

    Karen

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 3:39 pm

      Hi Karen, I love your enthusiasm! To answer your question is pretty simple.

      If you want something to travel in quite often an RV is better because they’re a lot lighter and aerodynamic than tiny houses. But if you’re only moving once in a while, that’s different. The way I see it, tiny houses on wheels are mostly for people who want to park it somewhere at least for a few months and then move it.

      Another pro/con is how you pay for it. With an RV you can usually get financing but with a tiny house, at least right now, that’s more of a challenge. Does that help at all?

      Thanks,

      Alex

      • Sunshells May 16, 2012, 5:58 pm

        Yes, good points. But I was thinking that with a tiny house, I could build it a little at a time and got more money to add to it.

        I’m pretty handy, but I’ve never built anything on this scale. But what the heck, it would be and interesting challenge.

  • Dirk Benson May 16, 2012, 3:51 pm

    Just heard back from Adam, sadly, no plans available yet… I’m going to build this house! An amazing find, Alex! Thank you!

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 4:33 pm

      Hey Dirk thanks for checking on that with Adam and getting back to us on here! Have a great day and I’m wishing you the best with your build!

    • adam May 16, 2012, 9:20 pm

      Thanks for sharing Dirk. As of right now we don’t have plans available. But if anyone is serious about wanting to build this design, I’d be more than willing to consult with you and guide you along the process. I have some basic sketch up files that we started with and I can share more with you about the build process and materials used.

      Thanks again for all your great feedback!

      adam

  • Dirk Benson May 16, 2012, 4:02 pm

    @ Karen: another reason for building a tiny house is, usually, it is insulated for 4 seasons, built just like a regular house with insulation, as opposed to most RV’s which are built/designed for temperate climes (read: Summer)! ; )

    • Alex May 16, 2012, 4:34 pm

      Great point, thanks!!

      • Sunshells May 16, 2012, 6:05 pm

        Yes, that is a REALLY good point…especially since the family I would be visiting are all up North (Virginia, Long Island and Vermont) and I’m down here in Florida…

        • Alex May 16, 2012, 6:31 pm

          This is why I love the comments. When people email me it’s great, but they don’t get to benefit from other people’s experiences who may stop by and answer. Thank you so much to all of you who contribute your ideas!

  • BigWarpGuy May 16, 2012, 8:45 pm

    It would be neat to have the money and the space to put it. It looks really nice.

  • Stephany May 16, 2012, 11:56 pm

    I love the shower and the openess of the house. And the entrance to fold up during travel is a fantastic idea.

    The top is a bit to small for me to use as a bedroom so I would do storage up there.

    I love this little thing.

    • Alex May 17, 2012, 12:17 am

      Stephany I’m glad you pointed that out, something I didn’t mention in the post (the fold up entrance) I love how they did that too! Thanks!

  • Anne Davis May 17, 2012, 3:32 am

    Hi, Absolutely Brilliant ! Just a shame it would be too expensive to deliver to New Zealand. Love it. Best wishes, Anne.

    • Alex May 18, 2012, 2:47 pm

      I wonder how much it would actually cost to do that.. From US to New Zealand.. Hmm. Thanks Anne best to you too! 🙂

  • Gary Grammond May 17, 2012, 2:08 pm

    Alex,
    Thanks for another very interesting tiny house. Each one has some new idea or detail for me to consider which is practical, aesthetic, or both. Between these and Kirsten Dirksen’s excellent movie (can’t recommend it highly enough) you have moved me to think outside the oversized box. New ideas are spinning in my head and I thank you for that.
    Gary

    • Alex May 18, 2012, 2:49 pm

      Wow thanks Gary that’s inspiring to hear! I loved her movie too. I think I might watch the second half again tonight. Wishing you the best! Alex

  • Amelia May 17, 2012, 9:49 pm

    I’m really determened to build my own tiny house but I really love this one. The kitchen layout and the shelving in the bathroom are great! I would buy it in a heartbeat if I wasn’t so set on doing it myself. Thanks for sharing this house and all the others that you do. They keep me inspired.

    • Alex May 18, 2012, 2:50 pm

      Thanks Amelia I’m glad to hear that! Any idea how soon you’ll be starting yet? Have a great day! Alex

  • Dez May 18, 2012, 4:20 am

    LOVE this! It does need a decent closet but that wouldn’t take much to do. Love the cabinet designs, the variety of colors and textures on surfaces, the boat-like use of space for storage. Excellent design!

    • Alex May 18, 2012, 3:33 pm

      Glad you liked it Dez! Thanks for sharing your ideas, too! Alex

    • carrie adams July 8, 2013, 8:56 pm

      I check on this ‘tall fav’ of mine now and then…..And I just realized that my idea of bringing in the end wall living room, to make a big closet area; I could do myself>>>> after getting the house just the way these men designed it……Whoa….I am a blond all the way to the roots!!!! It’s only taken me 2+- yrs to figure we all could tweek our personal fav tiny house to be just like we need!!!! Light dawns on Marblehead…..

      • Alex July 8, 2013, 9:00 pm

        Haha hi Carrie! Ill tell you it’s smart to take your time with the designing and then start building. Folks who rush it end up having regrets because they didn’t think of this and that. So your blondness is serving you! Lol

  • Catoctin Mountain Mama May 18, 2012, 10:05 pm

    Can I tell you how obsessed I am about this house? Ever since it was posted on Tiny House Listings a few days ago, I’ve been attempting to convince my husband that we need to buy this house.

    It’s such a sunny, cheerful little home. The kitchen is quite lovely and the bathroom is quirky and fun.

    I like how you have to step down into the Living Room and Kitchen (thanks for blowing up the photos, this was the first time I was able to definitely tell there is a step between the Dining Room/Entrance and the Living Room). The steps make the division of space more tangible. I like it.

    I think a Lori Wall Bed might work in the living room.

    http://www.loriwallbeds.com/

    At bed time, a living room chair could be moved to the Dining Room. Also, a fold out table could be added to the Lori Bed exterior for a more comfortable desk set-up.

    The loft could be used for more storage. Can anyone tell the length of the loft? It think it must be 7 feet, but I’m not sure.

    I think I would like to have a custom cabinet built in the Dining Room that went higher than the current pine cabinet and had doors (less clutter to look at each day).

    I can’t tell by the photos but I think there might be enough room to put an IKEA shoe cabinet out on the porch. Shoes can really eat up space.

    It is so hard to believe that this house is only 130 square feet. I wish I lived in Ohio, so I could pop in and feel what it’s like to be inside.

    Just stunning…Thanks for sharing…

    • Alex May 19, 2012, 11:41 am

      Glad you liked it and thanks so much for coming by and sharing! I really really like it, as well, wish I could buy it right now.

    • adam May 19, 2012, 9:09 pm

      Thanks for your enthusiasm! 🙂 Just wanted to answer your couple questions. Yeah that length of the loft is 7ft. The deck is 23″ with a 23″ fold out. And yeah, it does feel a lot bigger, but it’s right around 130. Thanks again!

  • Russ May 19, 2012, 6:30 am

    G’day Gang!

    I agree! What an exquisite design! My only neg on it is the sleeping area. About the same time as you posted this Alex, another build came out on tinyhouseswoon.com for the Leaf House (http://tinyhouseswoon.com/leaf-house/) which gives much more ‘sleeper space’ and room for potential cupboards at the end of the hall and in the bed area.

    Integrating the two designs would be interesting (will make for an intricate roof!) but there must be a way to get the best of both worlds!

    And thanks for your work Alex! I’m grateful for your efforts to keep us all up to date.

    • Alex May 19, 2012, 1:33 pm

      Thanks Russ!! I love how the Leaf’s House sleeping loft is reached through a tiny staircase instead of ladders. I’m sure a lot of people would be much more comfortable with that. Great ideas thanks so much for sharing! Alex

  • Ginger May 20, 2012, 2:09 am

    I love it just the way it is. I wish I had the money to buy it today! I would fly out to Columbus, rent a truck and drive it back to New Mexico. Well, there is always the Lottery! Anyway, whom ever is lucky enough to get it will be so happy. Thank you so much for posting it.
    Ginger

    • Alex May 23, 2012, 4:52 pm

      Thanks Ginger! I wish I could do the same.. Actually, I wonder if it’s been sold yet.

  • Maria Lorentzen February 23, 2013, 4:00 pm

    The homepage of the website says that this house is already sold 🙁

  • Jeffrey Hamilton July 8, 2013, 3:53 pm

    Unfortunately the extra photos and the builders websites pages are showing a “Website Disabled” message.

    • Alex July 8, 2013, 7:41 pm

      Yeah I think they got too much traffic so their web host disabled them 🙁

  • Gill July 8, 2013, 10:42 pm

    i like it! only thing is the composting toilet area looks quite small for a man like myself at 260 pounds. would be a bit cramped it seems. overall though i like the design! i’d live in it

  • Comet February 22, 2014, 11:31 am

    Altho at a foot and a half shorter than these guys this still has appeal to me—and I know my 6’2″ husband would appreciate it! And a loft is def OUT for moi.

    But the GENIUS moment was seeing the recent photos here of the 130 foot PARIS APARTMENT with the slide UNDER bed that was ALSO the couch—much larger and much more comfy than the wooden benches and maybe a tiny “loveseat” or futon we so often see in the Tiny Houses. I have been spinning that one around in my little head all day yesterday as to how you could do this in an RV type dealie. Would take care of a number of issues!

    Ponders—–

  • Peter Faletra February 22, 2014, 5:49 pm

    I have been a builder of energy efficient homes for thirty years…some that are quite refined with expensive interior woodwork and cabinetry. My opinion of most of these featured tiny and small fabricated homes is they are well made, well designed, and FAR TOO EXPENSIVE on a per square foot cost. Two hundred dollars per square foot will buy a mighty finely crafted home here in NH. A sizable cost in a stationary home is the excavation and septic…nine of which enter the cost on many of these tiny mobile homes. I would like to see simplicity and affordability for many of the young poorer people.

  • John Brower June 26, 2014, 2:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing this amazing design Alex (and Adam)! At 6’3″ I’ve really questioned if I could fit in a tiny house. Adam, I’m guessing you gave up room in loft to give enough head room (right?). Can you tell us what the height of the ceiling in the entry way is? Also, is the sleeping loft open on both sides? Love it and would seriously consider buying plans if you make them available!
    Thanks again! John

  • Misty Lowe July 16, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Hi! I just read your article and it was just the motivation I needed. I’ve been debating a tiny house but was concerned with the actual space available since I’m 6’2. I’m loving this design and am sure that I will incorporate many of these ideas when we start building in October!

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