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The Brookside by Blue Elk Tiny Homes: For Sale

This is the Brookside by Blue Elk Tiny Homes in Kentucky that’s currently for sale.

The little home comes with metal roofing and pretty slate grey siding, and packs in a kitchen, living room, bathroom and queen-sized loft bedroom. I like that this build can be used on or off-grid, depending on your current and future parking situation! Be sure to take the newsroom video tour on the last page to get a better idea for the space.

Get all the details, price and builder contact information on the last page. Enjoy!

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The Brookside by Blue Elk Tiny Homes

Images via Blue Elk Tiny Homes

These beautiful black shutters really complement the grey and white.

The tee-tiny kitchen fits in the essentials!

Here’s the living room bench with extra storage underneath.

Sliding door leads to the bathroom and the ladder to the loft.

This cat picture is cracking me up!

What a perfect pillow to describe tiny living!

See the rest of the house and the video tour 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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  • Silver Gypsy May 27, 2017, 2:33 pm

    I like this build very much; even the way the exterior is painted; very classy. The only thing I don’t like is when you (or a guest) come into the house, if the bathroom door isn’t closed, your line of sight takes you straight to the head. Don’t like this at all. Better to see a colorful shower curtain or a pebble glass shower door than the head. It’s a real turn-off. But other than this… I could very easily live here.

    • Mr. Lonnie May 27, 2017, 8:58 pm

      exactly! silver! not only that, i wonder at the western mind set to keep the toilet and the bath sharing the same space – it’s so 20th century … the ‘head’ should be in a private, ventilated tiny room with a mini sink (if composting) and a door not accessible from the “bath” room, which is a wet room with a central grey water drain and a tub, for bathing if one is so inclined and hooked up to water. the only thing a toilet and “bath/shower” should share is a wall! period.

      • James D. May 28, 2017, 4:21 am

        Space in a Tiny House is set at a premium, which the bathroom usually doesn’t get much of because it’s not something that will be used all the time…

        So while I personally don’t disagree that a toilet should preferably be separate but it’s not something that is always possible in a small space… and I know not everyone likes to have split bathrooms and so there will be people who will disagree with us.

        But if you own your own property and don’t plan on moving the house then you could always just add an outhouse and put the composting toilet there and put storage or something else in its place in the bathroom…

        • Mr. Lonnie May 28, 2017, 8:00 pm

          hi James D., i wasn’t suggesting going back to the 19th century … and i would not want myself or wife to have to venture out to battle the cold of winter nor the insects of summer. our toilet is a small space under a stairwell and the unit is called a washlet and it’s a joy … we hate traveling out of the country anymore as most of the hotels and inns across the archipelago have all switched to this type …

        • James D. May 28, 2017, 10:06 pm

          I wasn’t suggesting you go back to the 19th century either… A separate facility for the restroom is simply a matter of convenience these days and there are multiple reasons to have that arrangement…

          Like in Alaska, where it can reach -100 F, they have to worry about pipes bursting and excess moisture build up in their homes. So a separate facility helps better manage those issues…

          Among other reasons… But it doesn’t have to be a detached structure and you can make it an extension of the main house… This is often done, for example, with Yurts and other small structures where it’s hard to have a separate private space.

          Anyway, “Washlet” is just the product name the Japanese company that makes them uses but they’re generally called Bidets… They are quite nice and more sanitary than using toilet paper…

          While most composting toilets aren’t compatible because they have to stay relatively dry but there are some very high end options that can be flushed and with a little work a bidet could be adapted to them but it’ll be a custom job and probably will cost quite a bit…

          Though, if you have to choose between installing a septic system or installing a flushable composting system then the composting toilet would still be cheaper and more environmentally friendly… But as you’re already set up then there’s no serious reason to change…

          Anyway, for traveling you should check with the hotels and inns at potential destinations you may want to visit because bidets are starting to become more widely used in other countries as well, at least for the nicer commercial housing options… lower end and residential could take quite a bit longer… But there are a growing number of places you could still go without needing to rough it…

    • James D. May 28, 2017, 4:29 am

      It is strange how they chose to place the door to the bathroom but it may have been because of the latch that appears to be right at the level of the light switches on the wall to keep the barn door closed form the inside, which may have been the way the customer requested it…

      It’s easier to put such a latch against the wall than setting something up in the middle… But if they had gone with a pocket door then they could have kept it in the middle instead…

      But there appears to be a fair amount of space around the toilet… So it’s probably possible to build a box for it to cover it up that can be easily opened for use but makes it look like a bench when not in use… Or move it outside the house if your have it on your property…

      • Silver Gypsy May 29, 2017, 9:37 am

        I love the bench idea, James D. In fact, I think the box-bench should be permanently built in. This would go a long way to reforming this aversion. I, too, would have preferred a pocket door. I’m not a fan of these cow barn doors; just personal preference. As for outside the house, this probably wouldn’t hold much of an appeal for the women who would have to leave the house, in all kinds of weather, at night by themselves; not a particularly safe solution in these times. I think the box idea is probably the most practical and be best for general consumption unless a specific owner wanted something different.

  • Peter Taylor May 27, 2017, 8:18 pm

    I like it, but that bench seat does not look comfortable at all.

  • Mr. Lonnie May 27, 2017, 9:04 pm

    it’s a solid build and steel framed for easier towing … exterior is great looking and love the kitchen at the front door – that’s where everyone gravitates …

    • Silver Gypsy May 28, 2017, 12:41 am

      In my mind, I’ve designed several THOW interiors. One design has the bath on the left and the head on the right of the front door (not a center entrance design), and another design (center entrance design) where the kitchen is dead ahead with the shower in a closet at one end of the kitchen and the head at the other end of the kitchen counter. But, you are right, rarely do you see these three items (sink, shower, head) split up into different rooms. I can only think that it has to do with money and not wanting to run extra drain and water pipes. But this shouldn’t be a consideration with a THOW; the overall footage is no big obstacle, unless the goal is a very compact overall footage. Vardos traditionally don’t have heads in the living space. All personal care goes on in a separate building or in the great outdoors. 🙂

  • Maria May 28, 2017, 6:54 am

    Well two things I don’t like about this house.
    1. The toilet. I would have a RV low flush instead.
    2. The instant hot water heater above the sink. It could have been put either behind toilet or where the towel rack is.

    • James D. May 28, 2017, 10:58 pm

      Mind, unless you can guarantee utility and sewage hookups… Then you’re going to need a black tank to operate a water flushing toilet and part of your stored water supply will go to it instead of using it for washing or drinking…

      Reasons people consider composting toilets is because it avoids wasting water just to handle waste, it’s much more environmentally friendly, it avoids needing to deal with a black tank, it can be operated longer than a black tank system before it needs to be emptied, it can be more affordable to maintain and operate as you generally don’t have to worry about it breaking down or getting clogged, and it can provide a source of compost for those wishing to live off-grid to grow their own food…

      Though, there’s more than one form of composting toilet… If you have enough room for a composting bin to be stowed in an exterior storage shed/garage then there are also flushable composting toilets…

      Clivus Multrum or FlushSmart are two commercial types of flushable composting toilets… The Clivus is used in such places as the Bronx Zoo and certain museums… The FlushSmart is more residential and you can use toilets like the RV style low water flush toilets with it and it can be placed up to 70 feet away from the composting bin…

      While a septic system is a alternative if you own your own land and really want to stick to water flush toilets but it’s not portable and has it’s own operational requirements…

    • James D. May 28, 2017, 10:59 pm

      Btw, I agree… It could have been designed better…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 29, 2017, 2:32 pm

      Maria, most builders can add whichever toilet you’d like 🙂 RV low flush are still common choices.

  • Dst August 15, 2017, 8:17 pm

    Very pricey for such a small home.

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