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Two 24′ Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Here are two 24′ tiny homes connected by a sunroom in Portland, OR.

It’s called “The Ohana” and is featured on Viva Collectiv.

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Two 24′ Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Photos via Viva Collectiv

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Two 24 Tiny Houses Connected by Sunroom

Photos via Viva Collectiv

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  • 24′ long
  • Two tiny homes
  • Sunroom
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom

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2 – 24′ Tiny Homes connected with a sunroom deck in between.1

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  • Annette August 25, 2017, 12:23 pm

    A game-changer. Is it still tiny? Pretty cool.

    • Eric August 25, 2017, 3:12 pm

      Yes, it’s still under a thousand soft. Most likely under 500.

    • Randy August 25, 2017, 5:29 pm

      It’s pretty soft tiny to me and I like it

    • James D. August 25, 2017, 8:41 pm

      Annette, the total square footage, not counting the sun room, is only 400 sq ft, or about 200 sq ft for each THOW… Basically each THOW is only 24′ x 8.5’…

    • jerry August 26, 2017, 7:53 am

      No game changer as several flaws.
      First not at least screening the center and not making the roof attached greatly effects there use.
      They are 8′ wide, about the worst width when they would be far better at 10′ wide giving a far wider flexibility and able to use standard furniture on both sides of the room or separate functions on each side.
      I’ve build 6-8-10-12′ wide THs and 10′ is by far the best.
      I’ve designed mine so at a future time I could build another 10×16 12′ away legally without any permits under 150sq’. Then enclose the space between.
      It has a loft that without a toilet in it few people use for long if at all. So just why do builders keep putting them in?
      They would be better off using the same materials to make it longer for a bed on the first floor or as I do, use a couchbed of some type.
      Another is use a full plan of it to get your permit, then just build the first part.

      • James D. August 26, 2017, 10:24 pm

        Uh, jerry, they do have a bed on the first floor… The loft is for their kids!

        While it depends on whether someone wants to stay stationary or move around a lot as it’s easier to move around a lot if they stick to 8.5′ wide to not require a permit and get through some areas that may not allow a wider trailer…

        Even at 8.5′ they may not let you go more than 10 mile radius from the highway in some places… and off the highway the local rules can be more strict…

        But if it’s just a one time move you can actually go up to 14′ wide as the maximum allowable…

        • jerry August 27, 2017, 6:01 am

          First the same problem with kids in a loft.
          8.5′ wide can go anywhere it wants without any legal restrictions.
          Up to 12′ wide most anyone can get a wideload permit for $10/yr for a whole state.
          These are not made to move around much, maybe 1-3 moves in it’s life.
          And better, never have a trailer, it’s cost, and just have them moved with a flat bed tow truck which already has a wide load permit would save $10k between the 2.
          Even better build them on a concrete slab if one can.

        • James D. August 27, 2017, 9:55 am

          jerry, again there are always trade offs…

          Building on a foundation means you can pretty much never move it in the future and if you have to move then you lose the house…

          Kids in a loft isn’t the same issue as with adults, especially when they’re still very young and can actually stand and run around in the loft… It can become a issue later on but there can usually be enough space to keep it workable enough until they are ready to move out and you can turn it into guest beds… and thus it’s not the same issue as with adults…

          While plenty of people live without having a bathroom in their loft or bedroom… It’s more a matter of whether the bathroom is still within a convenient distance or not but that doesn’t have to be right on top of where someone sleeps… Especially, as that can bring in moisture issues for the bed as the possible trade off and you’d have to worry more about the bed developing mold and odor issues unless you’re sure of being able to manage the moisture consistently and well enough to prevent it… Along with possible odor issues from the bathroom that a too close proximity can cause… Even a well ventilated bathroom may still take a couple of minutes to cycle the air enough but that may not be fast enough to prevent odors from spreading…

          There are basically many ways to look at it for pros and cons, and that’s just some of them…

          It’s also more on how the space is intended to be used… Lofts are good for storage, just like using an attic… They can be okay for sleeping, especially when you’re trying to squeeze the most out of a given space and you have people who wouldn’t mind it… They don’t have to be on top and you can do reverse lofts and the height can be adjusted for different trade offs with what you are sharing the space with… Like a couch, dinette, office space, reading nook with library, or stacked number of beds for a bunk like layout…

          Lofts can also be adjustable platforms that can be raised up and down or even fold away and don’t need to be static structures that are always there…

          On fifth wheelers/goosenecks the cantilevered section can function as the loft but without the need to share space so you can get up to a full 7′ of headroom…

          So a given design doesn’t always mean you are going to have the same pros and cons as a lot depends on how it is used and how it fits with the rest of the house…

          As for trailer vs foundations, foundations aren’t free either. You can end up paying a lot to establish a foundation, especially in areas where you have to worry about the frost line, water level, and depth you have to dig to provide a sufficient footing and protect the foundation from the environment it will be in… Especially, if you want to place a larger house on one then the costs can go into the tens of thousands for just the foundation…

          While a trailer lets you not only be able to move but place the house on land that you may not be able to place a foundation without added costs like needing to install infrastructure for septic system, utilities, etc. as some places won’t let you build off-grid or without a official method of dealing with waste instead of having the freedom to choose other methods like composting…

          So people don’t always choose a trailer simply because of mobility…

          Another example is if someone lives in areas prone to natural disasters then they may not want a permanent foundation as well, as being able to move the house can be the difference between losing everything or just being inconvenienced…

          While longer trailers has the trade off that it becomes harder to move, higher cost, and harder to balance the weight, along with a greater chance of a side wind being capable of tipping the house over as you’d be presenting a longer surface for it to push against, but without more resistance by making it also wider to counter the effect… and that goes for houses on foundations as well, especially in areas prone to hurricanes…

          So again, there are always trade offs… You may prefer doing it a specific way but that doesn’t mean you aren’t making trade offs, just doing what you may prefer but the thing with that is other people may prefer something completely different or do it in a slightly different way…

          What matters is what works for each individual person and so we shouldn’t get so caught up in just what we prefer and think everyone else should do it the same when what works may be different for other people…

          But eventually, we’ll also see more advance designs where houses can change shape… So we can have houses that can raise the roof, have expand out rooms, slide outs, pop ups, etc. that will redefine what limits we may have to work within…

          Companies like TEN FOLD Engineering are working on ways that something the size of a container can transform into a full two story house in a matter of minutes.

          But even then what works may be different for different people… So we should always keep in mind the trade offs and how they can effect what’s really best for each individual’s situation… Not to mention budget as included in all the trade-offs are also different costs to consider and not everyone will have the same budget to work with as well…

      • A Johnson August 29, 2017, 12:56 pm

        Re no bathroom facilities in loft: Think 19th century: get a lidded enamel chamber -bucket, or antique lidded chamber-pot. You put a small amount of water in it; (makes cleaning easier in the morning). Store under bed, or hide it in a bedside cabinet. Use it beside the bed, and empty it in the morning. Very convenient, and very space-saving and cheap solution. (A couple each has their own chamber-pot.)

  • Annette Suares August 25, 2017, 12:24 pm

    Awesome Little Home , so cool can you send me building info ? Incredible design

  • TRIX August 25, 2017, 12:33 pm

    NOW THIS IS A COUPLE TINY HOMES I CAN LIVE WITH, ESPECIALLY WITH A VIEW LIKE THAT ONE!

  • louise gray August 25, 2017, 12:54 pm

    I like this. I see myself in one and hubby in the other. his and hers!!!!

    • Wendy August 26, 2017, 12:14 am

      Just what I was thinking. Perfect for a couple to ensure a long happy relationship.

  • Bill Burgess August 25, 2017, 1:08 pm

    Killer bathroom tile work. Curious about the overall cost? Not sure the kitchen works as it would only work for people who get to eat out a lot…Which works in Portlandia as it is a Foodie Town. The atrium is brilliant as the eves are open allowing air flow and in the spring/fall/winter would be a great pot garden spot(veggies of course) Does not hit ALL my buttons(no half bath) but works well if priced right…Tiny Texas Houses should do a couple of these for the B&B they are starting up.
    Very good cluster Idea as getting some of the prefab Storage shed components together and DIY is a great starter learning tool. Graduating up to better materials and Land purchase would be best after some experience.

  • suzanne joffe August 25, 2017, 1:16 pm

    I hate to be negative, but this seems like a miss-use of space. Everything is still kind of smashed in together even though there are two separate areas.
    The kitchen is unusable. Too small to do anything. The best part is the space in between.

    • James D. August 25, 2017, 2:22 pm

      Kitchen works fine for the family that has lived there for the last two years or so now… Mind, this was on Tiny House Nation and not everything is shown in the photos…

      Like they excluded all the kids spaces like the multi-use romper room and kids rooms…

  • Otessa Regina Compton August 25, 2017, 1:20 pm

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT; BUILD MORE, BUILD MORE, BUILD MORE!!! THESE CAN COME IN TROPICAL COLORS AS WELL. THESE CAN BE EXPANDED TO BE MADE WHEEL CHAIR FRIENDLY AS WELL, LEAVING OUT THE STAIRS, BUT HOWDY WHAT A CONCEPT. NEXT THING YOU KNOW THESE HOMES WILL INCLUDE THEIR OWN THERAPY POOLS AND SPAS, ETC…WATCH OUT MANSION WORLD TINY IS BECOMING A HURRICANE. THE BATH ROOM TILE IS SO ORIGINAL, AND WHAT A ROMANTIC BUBBLE BATH IT IS. HEY, ALEX YOU MAY HAVE SOME CLOUT, PASS THE WORD ON TO THOSE IN THE ARCHITECTURAL INDUSTRIES. WE SHALL KEEP A TELESCOPE AND A PAIR OF BINOCULARS OUT FOR YOU!!!

  • Vivian Smith August 25, 2017, 1:41 pm

    Not sure what to think. Potentially, this is a great layout, but utilized in an odd way. It could just be me, but if you ever have guests over in the winter, you’re dragging food across the open atrium to the living room. Also, the kitchen is barely functional. I mean, no drawers? Not even for flatware. And the only prep area is crammed into the corner…a good way to get burned by the stove. Nice idea, could be a better execution, IMHO. Other than that, the atrium is wonderful and the tile in the bathroom is AWESOME. Would love to know where they got it.

    • James D. August 25, 2017, 2:33 pm

      That counter top isn’t the only prep area… It’s not you though, just not good photos of everything that’s actually in there…

  • Maarten August 25, 2017, 3:05 pm

    Hallways are always wasted space, which is why most tiny homes don’t have them. Keeping all the wet spaces on one side is cost efficient. In colder climates you could seal the sunroom. The combination of two tiny houses with a removable sunroom in between could be an ideal use of land and space, although I would probably make the sunroom a dedicated living/dining room, remove the bedroom from the other side to enlarge the kitchen and have a proper mechanical/laundry room, and use the other tiny house for two bedrooms (or bedroom and office/den). A very customizable, semi-permanent concept!

  • Jim LeWin August 25, 2017, 3:13 pm

    I’ll replace stairs with a 1/2 bath and replace loft with guest room/office. Then it’s perfect for my wife and me to live in for our retirement in the woods of north east Texas.

    • Yaffa Brautigam August 27, 2017, 2:41 pm

      I hope you and the Mrs. are battened down and surviving the hurricane/tropical storm/flooding. #prayersforTexas

  • Elizabeth August 25, 2017, 3:25 pm

    What’s up the stairs? And what’s underneath it?

    • Elizabeth August 25, 2017, 3:27 pm

      I’d change the bath next to the bedroom to a half bath to expand the kitchen and put a full bath in the other ‘house’ with a small office and living room. Love the sunroom idea!

      • James D. August 25, 2017, 8:30 pm

        This household was designed for a family of 4… The two boys were 5 and 1 years old at the time this was built…

        So the stairs leads to the kids bedrooms and the opposite side from the living room is the kids multi-purpose romper room that was put together by Zack Giffin from Tiny House Nation…

        There’s a bit more functionality to the house than the photos shows, along with what I just mentioned that it doesn’t show but the photos are from the designer of this house and seems he only shows the parts that he was directly responsible for designing…

        Btw, changing the bathtub would not give you more space in the kitchen because it’s not facing the kitchen… It’s placed, length wise, between the hallway and the exterior wall of the house… So shortening it would only allow you to add space to the hallway…

  • annette August 25, 2017, 5:34 pm

    Without a frank discussion of costs/finance this is not helpful.

  • Evening Iris August 25, 2017, 11:50 pm

    This would make a great Mother-Daughter setup; close enough for emergencies but separate enough for privacy. It’s really nice looking and I love the whole notion of it, but… I’m sure it is ten times out of my budget, and this isn’t ever factoring in land; purchase and taxes.

    • Evening Iris August 25, 2017, 11:52 pm

      “even” not “ever factoring..” spell check!

  • Theresa Perdue August 26, 2017, 1:54 am

    If it was on tiny house nation then you can bet it will have some cool “Zack touches” and it will have everything t needs

    • James D. August 26, 2017, 7:55 am

      Yes, things like the back of the stairs storage doubles as the kids desks, the romper room, which isn’t shown, and a few other nifty things…

  • Barbar August 26, 2017, 11:58 am

    This is perfect! Beautifully done, would move in tomarrow.

  • Barbar August 26, 2017, 12:47 pm

    Ya know, I see so many people on this site, wishing they could find land and live small. Why don’t folks collectively purchase a piece of land and build a small house mini community? If and when I move to Oregon, I’d like to buy a couple of acres, put my own tiny and find like minded people who who would be willing to work with me on the veggie garden and fruit trees I want to plant, the chickens I’d raise for eggs, etc. . build out buildings on th property, etc. . a simpler way to live in my soon coming senior life. See where I’m going with this?

  • Emily c. August 26, 2017, 2:39 pm

    One of my favorites from Tiny House Nations. I like that it’s small but not minuscule. I’ve wondered how families can live for very long crowded in teeny spaces. The only question I had about this build is if there’s a way to close up the covered patio area to make it four seasons? Seems like in cold weather it would be difficult to traverse from one space to the other.

    • James D. August 26, 2017, 11:53 pm

      Emily c., it’s not really teeny… Modern generation are just not used to it but it used to be the norm for most of human history.

      It’s just for the last 74 or so years we have become an ever increasingly inward driven society where we spend more and more of our time indoors instead of outdoors, increasingly obsesses with consumerism and the possession of things, and fewer of us live under the same roof with others anymore…

      So there’s little wonder that it may seem so strange now but if you look at other parts of the world, like India and Japan, you’ll still find entire families living in structures that can be less than 300 sq ft…

      It helps if the family diverges from the present norm and spend most of their time outdoors, don’t need to have lots of things, and don’t mind sharing their space with the rest of the family…

      As for the cold, it isn’t so bad as the sun room at least gives some protection from the wind and being a sun room means the heat of the sun will usually keep it a few degrees warmer…

      While people living in cold climates are used to wearing Long Johns with their pajamas and can just throw on some socks, warm slippers and a robe if it’s particularly cold and it’s a short distance to get to the other side… Add when already warm it can take more than a few seconds before the cold catches up to you…

      They could enclose it further but that wouldn’t really make it four seasons unless they also insulated it all as well and that would cost quite a bit to do… They could have built it modular from the start but keep in mind they were trying to keep costs low and this was sufficient for their needs… While also keeping it so they could just pack it all up and move if they had to in case their situation changed and they had to move someplace else…

  • Arleen Smith August 27, 2017, 12:26 am

    I am in complete awe I live in Clackamas Oregon about 25 miles from Portland. I would really love yo see these homes id there a way yo do that?

  • Jan August 27, 2017, 12:51 am

    Love It! Like all the windows and how they utilized the space in the kitchen to include washer dryer combo and the tree painted over the tub.

  • Aldene August 27, 2017, 11:06 am

    I’d like to see the whole thing encased in a glass greenhouse with enough room to plant veggies, flowers, and trees.

  • Juan August 27, 2017, 1:29 pm

    What is the approx. weight?

  • jake August 27, 2017, 4:51 pm

    It’s just plane beautiful, trade-offs and all.

  • Sarah Gill August 27, 2017, 11:51 pm

    How much would something like this cost?

  • Wendy Anne Darling August 28, 2017, 12:04 pm

    I love this idea, and the multitude of little bells that are going off in my head right now! For me, any new plans are jumping off ideas for creativity. There’s so many ways you could adapt this for all of your ‘what ifs.’
    We need to be capable of looking at other people’s ideas and thinking of how we can make them work for our individual wants and needs.

    Unique, friends! We are each UNIQUE!

  • Todd Thomas August 31, 2017, 8:38 am

    Greetings! We are looking for innovative Tiny Houses in the New England or NY/PA/NJ area that would be interested in exhibiting in a curated exhibit we are doing at the World Maker Faire in NYC (on the NY Science Museum grounds in Queens!) coming up this end of Sept. Very short notice I know!! We are looking for especially for Tiny Houses that extrude, pop-up or out, or otherwise transform – or are doing innovative / bleeding-edge tech in terms of systems, construction materials, expert-level-origami-folding walls, etc! I can be reached at [email protected]. Thanks!

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