This tiny house on a trailer is completely unique.

The house is 24′ long and 8′ wide. The tallest point on it is 13’5″.

And guess what? It’s got a power fold up 6′ by 8′ deck with removable railings.

I had always wondered why this hadn’t been done and now I know that it has.

This one has two sleeping lofts. One is 8′ by 8′ and the other is 6′ by 8′ both having two dormers each.

It was listed for sale on Craigslist for $38,000 in the Santa Cruz, California area.

There are so many possible uses for this house…

  • Guest cabin
  • Rental
  • Instant addition

What could you see yourself using it for?

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The deck is made out of redwood. The siding is 1 x 8 redwood.

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The railings you see there are removable and the actual porch folds up.

Below is what it looks like as you’re walking inside.

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Kitchen is towards your left and the full bathroom is on the right. Pretty simple :)

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Built in shelves you can use as an entertainment center with storage.

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Closer view of the kitchen shows you that it’s pretty much got everything you would need. I really like this sink because it seems like it’s big enough to easily wash your dishes.

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In the picture below you can see the built in storage inside the wall to your right in the kitchen.

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Let’s go to the bathroom…

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Full sized shower, regular flush toilet and plenty of storage.

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The ceilings are knotty pine and it’s already got a nice ceiling fan installed.

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Below are some close ups of the dormers.

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Windows are double pane vinyl.

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Other details you may want to know:

  • 2×4 construction
  • 1/2″ sheer wall paneling
  • Total of 304 square feet
  • Costs about $200 per square foot to build
  • 30 year composition shake roof
  • Built in 2011

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  • brandon August 23, 2011, 9:18 am

    “This posting has been flagged for removal”

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  • Alex August 24, 2011, 4:21 pm

    Yup. I’m thinking maybe it already got sold.

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    • Donald Stubbs February 16, 2013, 9:19 pm

      Wow 200 dollars per square foot to build 304 square foot tiny house is $60,800. Seems outrageous to me. I would love to build myself a small house on a trailer to take camping and enjoy the great outdoors,but not at that price. I paid $65,000 for my 2,100 square foot home.

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      • Patty April 6, 2013, 1:18 am

        Agreed, Donald. Using reclaimed building materials and fixtures could really cut costs. No doubt you could build a camping unit for much less. I have always loved the old “house trucks” and Bus conversions. Or, you can always buy a travel trailer.
        In my opinion there is so much more to tiny houses and tiny house living. The idea is not so much about building a miniaturized version of the tradional home, but rather creating a living space that meets your personal needs. An honest self-assessment is the first step, then extensive research and planning to execute your ideas. Sharing ideas and experiences with other enthusiasts will be of tremendous help, too.

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        • Dennis the bus dweller September 2, 2014, 7:01 am

          Hi Patty
          Here are a couple of sites that us house house truck and bus dwellers hang out and swap notes and I’ve lived in one of 3 buses for the last 15 years and now im going to take a shot and the tiny house things.

          Peace along the way
          Dennis the bus dweller NY

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          • Alex September 2, 2014, 11:51 am

            Cool sites Dennis! Thanks! Would love to feature your bus home here too someday if you’d like to. My email is alex at tiny house talk dot com if you want to. See ya around!

      • Warren August 29, 2014, 9:46 pm

        Your wright Donald That’s way to high for a small house, I could build one bigger and cheaper than that, I can’t see paying more than $15000 for most of the Tiny homes on this web site.

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        • Dennis The Bus Dweller September 2, 2014, 7:43 am

          Although I im not much for this TH as it is I will say this. I’ve been in home construction for about 40 years I thought the same thing with the prices some of these people are asking for these little rigs so I decided to go ahead and build one for myself and this is what im finding out. First of all I gave m $30,000.00 to work with. I gave myself more then I felt I would need so I would start breathing heavy when I was approaching the end of my budget. So this is where I am at this point. Custom built $4200, 14 Anderson windows, screens, grills, handles and hardware $4500, 2/22″x30″ venting skylights with extra wide copper flashing $$750.00, * sheets of stainless to line the bottom of the trailer and to make up the inner fender wells, 28 sheets of copper to make up the standing seam roof, drip caps for the lower skirt board, windows and door $2800, Framing lumber I lost track of but it’s in my folder (no time to look) clear cedar exterior trim (rakes, fascia, corner boards and window and door cassings) $1000 Clear cedar beveled siding at 4″ courses $2600.00 and taking off a month to start my build $8 to $10,000.00 For a grand total of about $25850 and I still have to buy a fridge, stove, bath stuff and im doing 1000 watts of PV solar (that I already have) So although I went a little over the top with the kind of materials I used These TINY rigs are not built for pennies };o)

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  • Deborah August 24, 2011, 9:59 pm

    If I had $38,000 I’d buy it in a heartbeat to live in full time with my 2 kids!

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    • MrM3000 December 28, 2013, 11:13 am

      300 sq ft x $200/ft isn’t $38,000. Try about $60,000.

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      • TinyJim June 23, 2014, 10:42 am

        MrM3000 – The house was listed on Craigslist at $38,000. It was mentioned that it cost $200/sq ft to build. Please read everything before you correct someone.

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  • Alex August 24, 2011, 10:17 pm

    I wouldn’t mind having it either Deborah. My girlfriend and I were just talking about how we could comfortably live in it. This one seems pretty spacious.

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  • William DeRuyter August 25, 2011, 5:42 pm

    I dont know about the shingled roof . It might be a Problem with Shingles blowing OFF the roof at Highway Speeds . I only had my Park Model Delivered 200 miles from the Factory and the Roof shingles got damaged from the WIND! A very Nice Trailer otherwise.

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  • Deborah August 26, 2011, 1:58 pm

    Alex, I think this is the one I want to start building. Hopefully I can attend a workshop in 2012 and start construction in 2013. My son graduates in 2014 and would love his help!

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  • Scott October 3, 2011, 12:13 pm

    Who builds these homes or how can I get the plans…I love this design. We trying to find the right tiny house and this seems to fit our needs well!

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  • Alex October 3, 2011, 3:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing that tip you learned from experience William. That’s a really good point. I really liked this one because it seems so spacious inside. Never thought about the shingled roof on it though. Thanks for bringing it up.

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  • Alex October 3, 2011, 3:10 pm

    Sounds like you have a great plan Deborah. Where are you located geographically? Will you build it yourself?

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  • Alex October 3, 2011, 3:13 pm

    Hey Scott. I really like this design too. I might change some of the general materials used but in general it really does seem to fit the bill, even for a couple. From what I know it is a unique build. The owner sold it. I’ll see if I can get more information for you though, just in case. What else have you looked into?

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  • Alex October 4, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Scott- hope you got my email!

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  • Scott October 5, 2011, 1:14 pm

    Alex, got your email…thx for responding so quickly. We have looked a number of different designs and was leaning towards the Fencl until I saw this one. Seems a bit bigger which is kinda nice. It’ll be my wife and my self along with out daughter so the litte extra space would be nice. I really like the dormers – bed space not so confined. I’m also really interested in how he got that porch to work. If you could somehow find the plans I’m sure a lot of people would appreciate it!! Thx again Alex…great website!

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  • Alex October 6, 2011, 5:27 am

    Thanks Scott! You make a great point on the space. I agree. Fencl is beautiful but there’s something about the spaciousness here. Dormers are great on this one too. Adds that extra space feel. The porch design is genius. I wondered about something similar in my head (retractable porch) once when I first started looking into these and it’s so cool to see someone has done it. I’ll see about those plans–I’m sure he’ll be glad there’s interest.

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    • Mike November 27, 2011, 2:22 pm

      Alex, please do find those plans. This is the most “perfect” tiny house design I’ve ever seen. I’m somewhat a builder myself. I’m currently in the Army and will be out in the next one and half years from now. My wife and I plan to own property and build tiny houses and cabins to rent in a park-like setting; so, I’m consistantly looking for Ideas like this one. The only thing I’d would change on this one is a aluminum roofing instead of shingled – aluminum lasts a whole lot longer and will suffice for road travel. I’m also a big “fan” of using spray foam for insulation for two reasons: Much better in sealed insulation and added structual stability. I was deployed in Iraq when the Army decided to use spray foam on the tents we slept in to insulate against the extreme heat in Iraq. It made a huge difference! The A.C. used to keep the tents cooled actually for the first time kept our tents much cooler. Also, maintanence personel could be heard walking on top of the tents! That’s how sturdy it made our tents with spray foam on them. Anyway, looking forward when ou can get ahold of those plans for this tiny house.

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      • Alex November 27, 2011, 3:30 pm

        Thanks, Mike I’m glad you came by and shared some of your expertise. I’ll do my best to see about getting building plans for this one. I’ll let you guys know. Stay in touch. Be sure and go to and get my free eBook there. This way you’ll be added to my email list. That’s the best way to stay in touch with me.

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  • Tony P November 7, 2011, 3:07 pm

    I am very interested in this house also. I do like the deck and the finishes. I do think it has a larger feel for family space. I would like to either know more about the builder and/or plans.

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    • Crystal August 21, 2012, 9:58 am

      would also LOVE the plans. this is my house. i’ve looked at the rest and this is the BEST! perfect for families!!

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  • Alex November 7, 2011, 3:13 pm

    Hi Tony, I believe the house has already been sold but let me try to contact them about building plans. Sure would be nice to have the option to order those.

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  • william November 7, 2011, 6:31 pm

    Any one interested in S.C in having one custom built contact me . You are welcome to help with hands on building of progect here to help you dream come alive.

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  • Lisa November 8, 2011, 9:19 am

    I love this little house. My favorites are the full bathroom, the double lofts with the dormers, the kitchen, spacious feeling. I like it all.

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    • Alex November 8, 2011, 11:30 am

      Glad you liked it Lisa. I like the double lofts with dormers too and yeah overall it’s pretty spacious.

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  • Scott November 21, 2011, 9:20 am

    Hey Alex, I was wondering if you’ve had any luck contacting the builders of this great little house? We are a few short months away from starting our new adventure but would like to get a jump on some building options. And this is by far our favorite!

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    • Alex November 23, 2011, 3:32 pm

      Thank you for reminding me Scott. I just left them a voicemail today I’m sure I’ll hear back after the holidays. I’ll keep you guys updated but don’t hesitate to message me and remind me as I forget sometimes because lots of emails but I’m glad to help!

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      • Scott November 26, 2011, 7:07 pm

        Thanks Alex, you have a great website, we visit here often! keep up the nice work!!

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  • Monica November 21, 2011, 8:52 pm

    I would love to know if there are plans for this one as well. It’s PERFECT!


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    • Alex November 23, 2011, 3:33 pm

      No plans right now, but I’m calling to see if they’re open to that idea as there are already several requests.. Thanks Monica!

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  • Mike November 27, 2011, 4:26 pm

    As I have commented before… perfect design; however, after taking a closer look at the pics, I wander if anyone besides myself seen a very small, but very easy to fix, design flaw? Since both of the lofts extend past the main structure of the house, the underneath side of the loft floors are exposed and have no insulation on the underneath side of the flooring. As I said, not a big problem; but in the winter time if you don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night with a chill, a simple fix would be just add some foam insulation boards in between the floor rafters on the exposed underside with a bead of foam caulking around the edges of each board. Then add the same 1 by 8 inch redwood siding on the underneath side to finish it off with. Then you will be good to go. You can even add a recessed light or two to add additional porch lighting.

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    • Alex November 29, 2011, 3:22 pm

      Glad you pointed this out Mike, thank you!

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  • cheryl mossinger November 28, 2011, 4:39 pm

    would love to have plans of this house. Is there a place to find them? I live in hawaii and this would be great for living. Am retired so this would be perfect….Aloha please respond.

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    • Alex November 29, 2011, 3:22 pm

      Hi Cheryl glad you expressed your interest. I’ve left a couple of voicemails to the previous owners of the home to inquire about plans. Still waiting for a call back. I’ll try again in a few days. Keep in touch! Alex

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  • Monica December 12, 2011, 11:26 am

    Anything back from the old owner of this house? If not do you know where I could get some plans drawn up for a relatively low cost?

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  • Alex December 12, 2011, 12:21 pm

    Hi Monica, I just sent you an email with the owners contact information so you can get your plans from him :)

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  • Luke January 30, 2012, 1:34 am

    love this design. especially having a more usable looking kitchen. the bathroom is nice too. My main questions are – where does the ladder go when not in use? – none of the photos shows clearly where the ladder would be stored. is there only one ladder for both lofts? how is the house heated for winter? what is the weight for towing? it looks like a regular toilet – where are the tanks for clean/gray water?

    I too would love design plans for this 2 loft house.

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  • Dinah February 28, 2012, 1:32 pm

    I too am interested in the plans! I love love love it. I especially like the two large lofts. Also I really like a large porch that doesn’t take up any living space. A video on how it works would be great!

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  • Tegan March 21, 2012, 12:26 am

    I would also LOVE the plans for this. It’s awesome.

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  • Monica March 30, 2012, 5:47 am

    Hi all… Well the guy who built this house was supposed to draw the plans for me to purchase but he has nit responded to my email inquiries for 2 months so my guess is that he decided not to do them. Looks like I am on my own to figure it out.

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  • Dawn May 7, 2012, 9:38 am

    This is by far one of the nicest tiny homes I’ve seen!!! I love the layout. And the kitchen is dreamy. I have the vanity/sink combo that’s in the kitchen (looks like the same one) and I’m not sure if it’s deep enough for washing dishes, but I could live in this beauty in a heartbeat! What a great design. I especially like that an ‘entertainment center’ was incorporated. It really feels like a ‘real’ home with that little luxury. I only wish that I could see it furnished to see how homey it can truly be. It’s always better to see how our ‘things’ fit. Great job! –Dawn

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  • Sherry September 10, 2012, 5:12 pm

    I love the layout and it does look big! Yet, it was almost what I want when I plan to build in a few years but you gave me an idea. Am printing a copy to keep in my plan book.

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  • Maryl October 8, 2012, 6:13 pm

    Hey Alex ~

    I tried going to the Craigslist URL that you listed with no success. I would buy this home in a heartbeat if that we’re possible. Do you know if the owner would take payments? Would it be possible to contact them to speak with them about any type of negotiation?

    I’m already a subscriber to Tiny House Talk. Thanks for all that you do, Alex. LOVE all of your videos!

    ~ Maryl

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  • John October 23, 2012, 2:29 pm

    A beautiful example of a tiny home! At three hundred square feet there is ample living space for a couple.

    Although a metal roof would be preferable, if those shingles are rated “Class IV”, they should resist damage at highway speeds. The double dormers are a problem, though, because they increase wind resistance during movement. Therefore, this would be a home for settled living and only occasional relocation.

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  • Barb Blythe October 23, 2012, 7:38 pm

    Hi! Barb here–I have seen this TH somewhere but can’t remember where–there were 2 of them. Love everything except ACK! I don’t see a closet for hang ups or clothes. I’ll bet someone can figure out something…Also I like the idea of glass front (maybe plexiglas)kitchen cabinets on the top (looks larger & open). Has anyone had experience moving with these? Also the fold up deck is fab!

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  • Jillian DeMarco December 21, 2012, 12:31 am

    I wish more tiny houses came with 2 large lofts/larger sleeping areas. I have 2 children… and my husband is well over 6 feet. King size bed for us. I didn’t like the sink in the kitchen..would have rather a double stainless steel, flush with the counter…. but this is one of the BEST tiny houses on wheels I’ve seen! those built ins!! WOW! especially for the entertaining area! nice! oh the life! I imagine not being stuck in one place too long….moving once or twice a year as the wind takes you – like snow bunnies!! we could winter in the south! instead of being stuck in the same place for the next 40 yrs. sounds great. be an adventure for sure… not to mention learning to tow it. I just KNEW I could put my teaching degree to good use… homeschooling ;) now the trick is to convince the hubby of embarking on such an adventure!!

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  • Deborah Ercole January 10, 2013, 11:15 am

    I would still love the plans for this. Is there a way to contact the owner/builder?

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    • Alex January 11, 2013, 1:51 pm

      Hi Deborah you can contact them through here: but they’re not selling the plans unfortunately.

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      • Deborah Ercole January 11, 2013, 3:22 pm

        Thank you Alex! I would probably need someone to build it for me anyway! I will contact them.

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        • Alex January 11, 2013, 3:24 pm

          You’re welcome. Perfect! Yeah, they’d be able to do a great job for you.

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  • Shelly March 17, 2013, 12:36 pm

    This is a great plan! Not sure if this is workable, but one of the things I would want is a space saving pocket door where the bathroom is. I’m not sure I could “live” full time in this, but I could certainly stay in it for short periods of time. This would make a great retreat for sure!

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  • Robin Shumer April 9, 2013, 9:46 pm

    Blown away by this one & I’ve looked at so many. This is BY FAR my favorite EVER. I could truly live her quite easily. Most interested in the plans !!! You have done simply an amazing job !!!

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  • Jessica April 9, 2013, 9:54 pm

    I would also love the plans for this house. I have been looking for a long time and couldn’t find many that would fit our needs (we have 2 children) but this would be perfect! Thanks so much!

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  • Chris June 29, 2013, 2:04 am

    Hello Alex, i’m new to the scene / tiny house movement, but have done extensive research on the type of house i wanna build, anyways, i’ll let you know the details of my ideas later., i’m also going to sign up for the plans & extra info.
    What mi originally wanted to comment about, it the “Fold Down Porch”…
    Think of any suv that has either a rear glass or tailgate that lifts into the air…
    They all use an assisting shock tube and heavy duty hinges, same as a front screen door on a home, or even some hoods on cars, trucks & suv’s.
    You or anyone else can watch their 2 youtube vids @
    Other ideas i’ve thought about, are assisting springs and or small winches usually found on cargo trailers, such as racing trailers.
    You can nuse the cable system to lower the tailgate/porch, then when set in place, remove / disconnect the cables to store them away & to prevent any trip hazzards or run in injuries.

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  • Tom September 5, 2013, 4:50 pm

    This is a great looking house. But don’t people know that when you drag something down the road at 60mph or so, you put 60mph or so winds across the roof too. All those angles and the composition roofing is subject to those same wind stresses! It looks great just sitting somewhere but someone had a lot of time on their hands figuring those angles. But you would be better served, in my opinion, if you went with a straight gambrel roof line with the 4 legs all the same length. And then if you went with a metal roof. Granted, not as pretty as this but if you plan to haul it down the road with any regularity , you are going to have trouble with all those angles (leaks), and shingles coming off and the like and not just on the front of the dormers. When the wind whips over the top of the dormer it will cause a swirling effect and that too would seem to lift those shingles off the roof. But if you plan to take this some place and leave it, this might be the way to go. Certainly with the dormers you get a lot of natural light. But you could do the same with skylights in a gambreled roof. Even if I changed the roof I would want to keep the inside as much the same as this as I could. It is truly a sweet little living space, however a bit pricy.
    Thanks for sharing .

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  • September 5, 2013, 5:29 pm

    This is one of my favorite tiny homes ever. I have two large lofts in my tiny – 8′ x 24′ tiny house. It was built by Slabtown Customs who did an amazing job. One loft is the master loft and one is the guest loft. My front porch is included in the 24′ total length and the porch measures 6’x8′. I like the idea of the fold up porch on a tiny home a lot. How cool, to close the porch up and hit the road. I chose a covered porch on mine that can be used instantly in most weather. I have it set up like an additional room right now. I also have the same bathtub that is displayed in the molecule tiny home. It is really really TINY. Looks much more functional in the pictures. But I still like it better than just a shower stall.

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  • Lola September 9, 2013, 12:49 pm

    Very nice! But the only thing missing for me is a oven. Which is the same problem in a lot of other tiny houses. I like to bake so I would have to add one. Other than that and it’s great.

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  • S Hall September 1, 2014, 5:05 pm

    Two problems it would never get past our planning rules here and the other problem I need a bed on the floor as I can not manage steps. But other than that yes I would happily stay in it.

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