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The Ptarmigan: 12 ft. Wide Single Floor THOW

This is The Ptarmigan, a single-level tiny home custom-built by Rewild Homes in British Columbia.

What’s unique about this THOW is that it’s just over 12 ft. wide, meaning you’d need a permit to transport it, but that you get a lot of width missing from “standard” size tiny homes. It was built for a retired senior who is moving her new home onto her daughter’s property, so having everything on one level was top priority. The extra width allows for an en-suite ground floor bedroom and bathroom and spacious living/dining “great room.” All the cabinetry and woodwork was custom-made for the house, which really ups the “character” factor.

Get more details below and be sure to take the video tour with Exploring Alternatives at the end. Enjoy!

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The Ptarmigan: 12 ft. Wide Single Floor THOW

Images via Rewild Homes

Beautiful kitchen with space for a washer/dryer combo and fridge.

Her TV will go up near that metal bar.

The living room has plenty of space for a sofa and coffee table.

Here’s a full look at the main living room/kitchen.

The color palette inside this home is particularly soothing.

Door allows you to fully close off the bedroom and bathroom.

Here’s the master bedroom with a nice large picture window.

Taking a look out at the living room from the bedroom doorway.

There’s space for a queen bed, and some hanging storage.

The second doorway leads to the ensuite bathroom.

Because she doesn’t need to bake, she’ll just have an induction cook top.

Cute tiny vanity with the sink. I like the light fixture.

Notice the extra handrails they installed to help the owner get around.

Nice, solid shower stall with a removable shower head.

Regular residential toilet since she’ll be hooked up to the sewage.

Nice frosted glass allows light in and some ventilation.

Could this be your retirement tiny home? I love it!

Images via Rewild Homes

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From Rewild Homes: 

This home is built on a custom 14,000lb GVW trailer to a width of just over 12′. Custom birch cabinetry throughout the home and luxurious fir trim combine with the modern black fixtures and clean lines to make a contemporary and self-contained suite, perfect as a retirement home or as a secondary source of income.

The kitchen has space for a combo washer/dryer and a bar fridge under the counter, along with plenty of counterspace for an electric cooktop. Soft-closing drawers and cupboards throughout. A custom fir pocket door separates the living space from the bedroom (as well as the bedroom from the bathroom).

The bedroom features a custom wardrobe and end table sized to accommodate a queen sized bed, and the ensuite bathroom is equipped with safety handles placed beside the shower and toilet facilities. The toilet is a standard flush toilet and the water heat in this home is a small electric tank, held in a custom storage box above the toilet.

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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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  • Shirley Severin June 23, 2017, 4:19 pm

    Excellent, very informative, Thanks.

  • Cm June 23, 2017, 4:49 pm

    This is great. My questions are: Is it any more challenging on the jacks to hold a 12′ wide upright? How long is this one? Noting that the door is on the hitch side of the trailer… will the hitch just be covered w a porch or something? Thanks for sharing this one!

  • Dee June 23, 2017, 5:25 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Iwas Just going to write to You Today. To PLEASE! Show More Homes WITHOUT Ladder’s and Lofts. I Drew so, so floor plan on a Napkin 15 Years Ago. This Home Is What I DREAMED Of! EXACTLY! Everything from A light bulb to A plug Socket ARE All In the Right Places XO I Guess its My Time To Find Land OR A Community. AMEN O-;-)

  • jerry June 23, 2017, 9:09 pm

    Very nice!! Almost like what I have and simple to build shed roof that is so easy, low cost to build.
    I’d add a PV solar porch roof off the south facing 3 window side
    Going 10-12′ wide gives so many more options and you can have many more functions with each side not interfering with each other and can use regular furniture.
    I also like the open design so one can put in what they need, unlike 8′ wide with a loft and the stairs taking up so much space and very limited what you can do.
    And just what is the deal with lofts?
    Almost no one likes them especially after a couple weeks experience even supporters don’t care for them anymore.

    • jerry June 26, 2017, 5:59 pm

      You’d think that but the materials from making it shorter in height can be used to make it a little longer.
      And you don’t waste space in stairs. which is 50% of a bed
      right there.
      Though in my 10’x16′ I can fit a full bed on one side and a couch bed on the other and still have lots of room left.
      I do have 2 6′ high x 16′ long above the floor full length lofts but only 2′ wide for storage.
      That leaves me with 12′ of wall space after the kitchen, bath at one end, for whatever one wants.
      10×16′ seems to me to be the prefect size TH for 1 or 2 in love. And as they say, enough room to swing a cat ! ;^)
      I don’t believe in permanent trailers. If I want to move I’ll hire a flat bed tow truck or buy, rent, barrow a trailer.
      Knowing me I’ll just put an axle to the wood frame/skids and hitch on the front and tow it myself.

  • Patty June 23, 2017, 10:26 pm

    Very nice colors, space, amenities and ground floor!

  • AVD June 24, 2017, 12:52 am

    Since storage space is a prime commodity in tiny houses, it seems that the location of the entry door could shift and a tall storage closet could be created by extending the kitchen cabinet line all the way to the exterior wall.

    Aside from that observation, the plan seems fairly decent.

  • Joe June 24, 2017, 3:09 am

    Wow! Super design for an older person. 12 wide makes a real difference in the feeling of space.

    Thanks for posting more tiny homes with the bedroom on the ground level.

  • Betty July 20, 2017, 8:48 pm

    Now this is what I would love to live in. Perfect size just for me.😊😍

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