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The Caboose: 400 Sq. Ft. Cabin by Wheelhaus

Right now I’m glad to be showing you the Caboose cabin designed by Wheelhaus. It’s a luxurious 400 sq. ft. cabin with 100 sq. ft. front porch measuring 12′ x 34′.

Wheelhaus focuses on designing and building Park Model homes small in size but big on quality and durability with a growing line of models to choose from and a resort in Wyoming for you to try before you by if you want to.

This is a Park Model rolling cabin (on wheels) which means it is mobile. Please enjoy and re-share below if you’d like to.

Related: The Wedge: A 400 Sq. Ft. Rolling Cabin by Wheelhaus

400 Sq. Ft. Caboose Cabin by Wheelhaus

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Floor Plan for The Caboose: 400 Sq. Ft. Modern Park Model Home

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Interior Tour of This 400 Sq. Ft. Rolling Cabin

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Video Tour: The Caboose 400 Sq. Ft. Rolling Cabin

How Quality Wheelhaus Rolling Homes Are Built

Learn more about the Caboose at Wheelhaushttp://wheelhaus.com/caboose/

Related: The Wedge: A 400 Sq. Ft. Rolling Cabin by Wheelhaus

Our big thanks to Steve Snyders of Sublime Public Relations  for allowing us to feature this amazing 400 sq. ft. home!

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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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  • Marsha Cowan September 19, 2014, 2:49 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I love this house! The porches and recesses make all the difference in making it feel spacious and cozy at the same time. Love the bath, the upstairs loft, and the way the kitchen is laid out. Yes! I could definitely live in this forever…

    • Alex September 19, 2014, 3:50 pm

      Thanks Marsha, me too! Great seeing you in the comments. Big smiles 🙂 Alex

  • jodi leto September 19, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Love this house,looks much bigger than 400 sq feet.Love the decor,so homey,and gives me ideas for my small mobile home,less that 800 sq feet.

    • Alex September 19, 2014, 3:50 pm

      Thanks Jodi- it’s definitely a great one! Very luxurious, too. It’s well done (but not cheap!) 😀

  • alice h September 19, 2014, 3:49 pm

    Holy cow! That’s bigger than my apartment! Too uptown for me but I’d love to get hold of some reclaimed snow fencing.

    • Alex September 19, 2014, 3:51 pm

      Thanks Alice! It is pretty spacious compared to lots of tiny houses and even tiny apartments too. It’s super nice though.

  • Dennis Andrew Warren September 19, 2014, 3:52 pm

    I really wish they had kept the kitchen as shown in the picture, but they’ve changed to the kitchen shown in the video. Other than that, I’ve been lusting for the Caboose for a long time, but the Wedge is also way cool! Thanks, Alex.

    • carrie September 19, 2014, 9:45 pm

      there are a couple of different styles with different kitchen layout…;-)

  • Brian September 19, 2014, 4:30 pm

    Way cool and well designed home which would be easy to live in. Large windows and spacious layout. Thanks for sharing. Cheers from Australia

  • carrie September 19, 2014, 9:39 pm

    turning green…drooling into laptop…
    Stop doing this Alex!

  • CSB September 20, 2014, 1:10 am

    So, how do you access the loft? Just wondering! They really could do a little more with the kitchen, too.

  • Cahow September 20, 2014, 7:17 am

    OMG, you NAILED IT, Alex, with this blog posting!!!! I don’t often save many of the home designs but THIS one is a Keeper! From the highly unusual application to the outside walls (can’t tell what it is) to the high end “Uptown” look inside, everything about this place is flawless…just flawless. I could wake up in that downstairs bedroom every day of my life and count myself blessed.

    IF this was mine, the only thing that I would have to change is the dining arrangement. I have permanent nerve damage in one of my legs so I can’t sit on elevated stools or my circulation gets cut off. So, with some different furniture and placement, I’d need to put a standard table and chairs inside so we could eat our meals. But, this is MY problem and not others so I can see the broad appeal for the floor plan and furnishings.

    This entry brought a serious smile to my face! 😀

  • Shane September 20, 2014, 11:05 am

    What type of A/C is that

    • Peter April 29, 2015, 8:45 pm

      That type is a split unit system… condenser unit outside and the head unit(evap coil) inside.. your refrigerant lines (usually 1-8 and 1-2 inch copper tubing lineset are run through the wall), and they are usually heat pumps.

  • Elle September 28, 2014, 9:17 pm

    Veeery tasty indeed. The only change I’d make is to rearrange the kitchen and living area so they’re not staring at one another. Absolutely love the way the porch visually extends the living area by way of using all glass and of course the fact that it literally extends usable living space. Even in very cold climates this design would still “bring the outside in” and visually extend the living space. For that matter you could add an outdoor wood stove, pit, fireplace or other heat source that would allow for more usable space even in cold weather. Just bundle up, light the fire, hold your hot toddy to warm your hands and ‘hang’. 😉

  • Richard Greene November 29, 2014, 11:22 pm

    I love it. I would just like to know about the insulation and heat source. Living in Wisconsin, the winters get mighty cold.

  • Jane Keplinger February 15, 2015, 2:53 pm

    I have an idea. For the person who did not like the high stools for eating. Make a normal height fold down table with regular chairs. The table could be folded down when not in use and the chairs could be turned around to be used in the living room conversation area. No one would know there is an eating area, it would be hidden. I have also seen a coffee table that converts to a regular table for eating when needed.

  • Diana Diaz Woods April 29, 2015, 12:14 pm

    I’ve seen theses models on a Tiny House tv show and they were very expensive for being a mobile home, but they are really cool looking and would love the tiny model on my weekend property but will have to do with an rv for now.

  • Greg Burns April 29, 2015, 12:26 pm

    For the person who needed a more “traditional dining set-up”, may I make a suggestion? There’s a WONDERFUL piece of furniture I’ve seen in many newer motorhomes called a “Hi-Lo Table”. It’s basically a low-standing coffee-style table, to be placed in front of a sofa or love seat. When you lift up on the table, it automatically raises up to a dining table height, and there are extra side panels that fold out to make it larger/squarer to fit more folks. So with a couple of folding chairs, you can seat 4 to 6 people for lunch or dinner. NICE!

  • gale April 29, 2015, 12:54 pm

    Gorgeous…that’s all I have to say:)

  • Shirlok April 29, 2015, 2:05 pm

    Give me the keys and I’ll move in tomorrow!! I don’t care how you access the loft. That would be my son’s problem when he visits. I think access is on the right side, but can’t see it. I’d use the “dining area” for my desk. I live alone with 3 dogs so “we” eat on the couch. Love a bedroom big enough for king size bed. One of my dogs is a Great Dane/Doberman couch potato and needs a big bed!! Other 2 dogs are large and medium…yes, we do need a big bed! This is without a doubt my most favorite house I’ve seen on this site. Love the kitchen, bathroom, and the porches!! Drooling…that’s me not the dogs. I’m currently in 1,553 sq ft
    and use about 500, but all rooms have “stuff” in them that I would gladly get rid of for this house. Sorry I’m rambling. Love it!

  • Lynda April 29, 2015, 2:06 pm

    What is the cost?

  • Carole April 30, 2015, 1:19 am

    A super duper plan would suit me well if I could just persuade my spouse 🙂

  • Lynette April 30, 2015, 11:08 am

    I too would like the “L” shaped kitchen. Unfortunately I think they only operate in the Jackson hole area. But I live in Texas, wondering if they would sell the plans?

  • Darcy April 30, 2015, 12:32 pm

    This house, while its stunning, will cost you $325k to buy, plus lot fees! This is NOT a tiny home.

    • Sunnie C. May 2, 2015, 11:30 pm

      Yes, it IS a tiny house. Just because the price is more than you bargained for doesn’t change the SIZE of the actual house. And it’s gorgeous!

  • Shag April 30, 2015, 12:43 pm

    This was one of the first Tiny Houses I saw. It made me fall in love with Tiny Houses. At the time, only pics if the interior were shown. Love the exterior too!

  • Jack June 4, 2015, 10:37 am

    I do not see a 12 x 34 front porch, that would be 408 sq feet ! I see a front porch but it looks to be about 10 x 12 at the most ?

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  • resa June 4, 2015, 10:58 am

    Oh, Jack, you are obviously a stickler for grammar and usage! You just needed the “hehe” at the end of your comment. You would love Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris.

  • gale June 4, 2015, 12:38 pm

    Beautiful home. Thanks for all the options in downsizing..whether it is a tiny home or somewhat larger for the oldsters;)

  • Debbie Ouellette June 4, 2015, 1:25 pm

    Absolutely stunning !!!! Perfect little vacation home on the lake !!!

  • Susanne June 5, 2015, 9:25 am

    Yet another house I would love to have!
    Tell me though, is it truely a good idea to place a stove that gets hot next to a fridge that needs to stay cold? Practical or not?

    • dea June 5, 2015, 1:45 pm

      Funny you mention that Susanne, I had noticed on a few places the same thing and?…in my places I made sure to separate the two, I try placing a stove next to a window in case of (fire, ha) and burning food, easy to vent any fumes…it helps alot! Considering burnt popcorn of course, ew…

    • SteveDenver June 5, 2015, 7:44 pm

      I lived in a small apartment and the stove was next to the refrigerator. I noticed before I moved in that the gasket around the refrigerator door had deformed in proximity to the oven and didn’t seal. I could stick a finger in the refrigerator without opening the door. Eventually I concocted a work-around, but I wouldn’t design a kitchen with those two appliances side-by-side.

  • Brenda June 5, 2015, 8:39 pm

    Yes, 400 or so square feet looks a lot more possible, but here’s the deal-breaker: I am 5’4″ tall, and I have a bad back, so vertical clearance even in the loft must be at least 5’6″. Maybe the 690 square foot park model is a better option for me, eh?

  • Donna June 7, 2015, 12:11 pm

    We’ve been looking for some modern yet small to build in our backyard to accommodate living space for my mother. Building on to our existing home was one option but seems more cost prohibitive than finding something that is already built with the appliances and materials she wants. These are absolutely beautiful!

  • Elle June 9, 2015, 6:52 pm

    Perfect! This is one of my favorites.

  • Billy Oliver September 2, 2015, 3:16 pm

    Alex, how much does a house like that run price wise. I am looking to downsize my house my wife and I are getting close to retirement I am only 54 years old but have 20 years with the company I work for. This 400 sq ft house would be nice.

  • Marcy September 2, 2015, 3:31 pm

    It’s amazing what a few more square feet can do for the feel and layout of a home.

  • Glema September 7, 2015, 5:42 pm

    I don’t agree with the side by side refer./stove either. I live in an apartment at the moment and when we moved in the side of this refrigerator was already “warped” from the heat of the stove. So… if God blesses me with the chance I will never have them side by side in a build of ours. On the other hand, a dishwasher/stove close, no problem. God bless you all this is a beauty by the way and thanks for sharing it. Hubby would have to move it if moving. It’s too large axle wise for me. Happy trails!

  • cynthia November 16, 2015, 11:44 pm

    Are there any closets? Love the plan, but little storage is visable, is it there?

  • Kathy June 4, 2016, 10:38 pm

    Love all the windows in the loft. Simply gorgeous!

  • Zinia Pruna July 26, 2016, 2:29 pm

    This is just the right size for a vacation home in the mountains, nice lay-out and includes everything needed. I can see my husband an I coming up to our vacation property and just be able to enjoy the outdoors and even make a little cash on the side by renting it out while we are away. Hmmm now that I think about it maybe put two for if family wants to come up and additional rental income!!

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN September 3, 2016, 11:51 am

    A beautiful house, but way high in cost…! Hard to believe this house cost so much to build, to be sold at near a $100,000.00 in good hard earned green backs…! Makes you want to almost cry, but fear not fellow readers there are houses as equal or better and at not near the heart breaking price as this beauty….!

  • Lannette September 3, 2016, 6:06 pm

    I love his description of the building process. Amazing! Really high quality build!

  • Nancy September 3, 2016, 9:10 pm

    Alex, you did a great job bringing this to us!! Absolutely smitten with this home!!

  • Kay Marshall September 4, 2016, 7:06 am

    This is a beauty! I’ve gotten picky about tiny houses as the years have passed and realize that some things are NEEDED, like a nice bathroom. A real room and not a closet. Some need the downstairs bedroom and not the loft. As the years pass, most WILL need a bedroom downstairs. Imagine, at the age of 80, going up and down a ladder in the middle of the night! And that is the age when everyone will NEED to use the ladder in the middle of the night! A lot of thought went into making sure one can live here for the long haul….very well done!!

  • Donna Rae September 8, 2016, 2:11 pm

    I saw this or one exactly like it on Tiny House Hunters and it’s even more wonderful than still pictures can show. Lovely!

  • Brian Terry October 9, 2016, 11:33 am

    Can u buy the plans to build it kinda diy er

  • ADRIANA April 17, 2017, 3:23 am

    Love❤❤❤ how much should I expect to pay for an exact replica?

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