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650 Sq. Ft. Urban Micro Home

This is the Urban Micro Home by Wind River Tiny Homes.


You might know Wind River for its THOWs, but this small dwelling is foundation-built.

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650 Sq. Ft. Urban Micro Home by Wind River Tiny Homes

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From Wind River Tiny Homes:

This was a 650 sq ft permanent foundation built here in Chattanooga, TN. We only offer this home as a permanent foundation home and only build permanent structures in the Chattanooga area. We can build a smaller version of this home on a skid (12 ft by 33 ft) and would be able to ship anywhere in the continental US.

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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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  • Louise Durcan-Marsh December 9, 2016, 10:54 am

    This home is ideal!! I love it, its gorgeous!

  • Mary McReynolds December 9, 2016, 11:00 am

    Best yet with great volume and knocked out interior..only thing I would change would be to angle the handles on the pull out storage for a sleeker line. Great work‼️‼️???

  • Larry December 9, 2016, 11:10 am

    Love the storage under the steps. Great looking home. The only change I would make is turning your car port into a full garage. For storage and protection from Wisconsin winters.

  • Gina Ayliffe December 9, 2016, 11:39 am

    Love the design layout and execution, full second story bedroom (I do NOT want to crawl to my bed), but I do wish some bathroom photos had been included. Is there a place for washer/dryer? What’s through those doors in the living room?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:45 pm

      Sorry about the no bathroom photos — We just post what we get from the builders. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Russell Stanley December 9, 2016, 11:54 am

    I like the use of space and style of this small home. A couple thoughts though, is that a dishwasher next to the refrigerator? If so, it seems odd to not have it next to the sink. I would also prefer upper cabinets in the kitchen, with glass doors, instead of the shelves. It would hold more and keep items cleaner. Is there a bathroom, no pictures of one. I always like a floor plan, it helps to visualize how everything ties together. The roll up window is unique but not something I would want. I see to many potential problems with it. In an emergency it could hinder your exit. You can’t open it slightly for air circulation. No way for a screen. Depending on where the house is you could have bug and rodent problems if it is open even just a little. Give me French doors or a slider so that I can add a screen. It also blocks a large area where you might want a ceiling light.

    Don’t get me wrong, I do like this home, I would just prefer a few changes to suit my tastes. Other may love the uniqueness of this home. Different strokes for different people.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:44 pm

      So true! Everyone wants something a little (or a lot!) different. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Chas December 9, 2016, 12:23 pm

    Beautiful! I love the modern, urban style of this house. The garage door that brings the outside in, is a nice touch. Yes, would have liked to see the bathroom as well. Also, why is the front door so high? I think that’s the only issue I would have with this home. I would definitely consider this plan for my retirement home in Hawaii…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:44 pm

      Hmm good question on the door! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Annette December 9, 2016, 1:43 pm

    Loads of charm. Is this a 2 bed 1 bath? It would be great to know the cost of this house (built by pros) without the land.

  • victor December 9, 2016, 1:50 pm

    How much this win river tiny cost to build and ship to OR? your plan will include all foundation and other utilities for county permit apply? I am very interest on this design.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:41 pm

      Hi Victor — You could email the builder directly for that info 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Louise Gray December 9, 2016, 2:48 pm

    I am ready to move in right now. It is perfect for me.

  • Louise December 9, 2016, 2:53 pm

    This is a liveable size home, some good storage. What is the bedroom wall made of, that I don’t like at all. I agree with the others regarding seeing the bathroom and washer/dryer area. . . .

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:39 pm

      Not sure what that material is! — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Phatkhat July 7, 2017, 5:13 pm

      If you mean the side facing the living area, I’m not sure what you call it, but it looks like that finish they do for exteriors in Japan. It entails scorching the wood and then rubbing it to a finish. It is supposed to last forever. I’ve seen it on some Japanese tiny houses on this site. I kind of like it.

  • Elle December 9, 2016, 5:56 pm

    Great looking place. Woah. I’m totally impressed that a builder can understand the need for such precise kitchen sink area. The movable panels that shift to allow a multi-tasking work area is killer! Love it. What is the brand, model and type of this sink, please?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:36 pm

      I wish I knew Elle — You could probably ask the builders, though! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Marsha Cowan December 9, 2016, 7:18 pm

    Sorry. . .I was so irritated that I didn’t check my spelling.

  • vee December 9, 2016, 7:19 pm

    Well this dwelling does it for me! What more is needed here I have to ask? I love the understairs storage and the kitchen sink, etc., etc. Very, very, very well done in my humble opinion!!!

  • Kim W December 10, 2016, 3:52 am

    It is a small home…..nothing micro about it!
    I can comment further if this is reposted with a floor plan and photos of the bathroom. There are doors…no idea what is behind them! Is the bedroom upstairs or behind a door? I do like the open feel of the living room, and the sink is great.

  • Marilyn December 11, 2016, 3:50 pm

    This isn’t pertaining to the home. But lately there is a navy blue bar at the bottom of my screen. Just on this site and no matter what I do it will not disappear . Also, as I scroll to look at the next pics it moves up and down. It advertises tiny homes for sale. I’m about ready to give up on your site Alex. I just saw where someone else has the same annoyance . Please get it removed as I have really enjoyed all the info before this ruined it all for me! Please???

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:09 pm

      Hi Marilyn — So sorry about that! I’ll discuss it with Alex! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Anthonie December 11, 2016, 10:03 pm

    http://www.windrivertinyhomes.com/#windrivertinyhomes

    Beautiful website:) Says prices range from 25-90K. go take a look.

  • Denise December 12, 2016, 10:08 am

    I so wish you guys would put a price on each home. Would sure make it easier, I’m at a set budget and sitting through to find my price range has been a chore.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 11:16 am

      Hi Denise, on most of our recent posts we try to include price in the “Highlights” section due to many requests just like yours. In some cases, however, like this one, we didn’t get a quoted price form the builder. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:34 pm

    Sorry Marsha! We are on it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Barnie December 26, 2016, 3:31 pm

    That’s a beautiful home, I love it. Being in Canada, the carport isn’t so useful as an enclosed garage/storage, but now I’m just splittinh hairs. I’d welcome a copy of the plans for this model.

  • Jane February 12, 2017, 1:09 pm

    Great house! It’s tiny, but not ridiculously small.

  • projectionarts February 12, 2017, 1:25 pm

    Nice! It needs a sittin’ porch, though. And a bigger deck in the back.

  • Sarah February 12, 2017, 1:56 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous! My favorites are the kitchen, it’s huge and pretty and the pull outs under the stairs. I love the idea of a carport, unfortunately I don’t think the Minnesota winters will agree with me. Very spacious and airy. It’s a 10!!

  • Kathy February 12, 2017, 2:52 pm

    One of my favorites!!!

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN February 12, 2017, 2:58 pm

    It is a beautiful tiny house, but short of moving to Tenn. you can only get a palletized version… You need to own a permanent lot allowing for this structure, and that is if they let you legally build it even if you own the lot…!

  • vee February 12, 2017, 7:01 pm

    Love it! How nice to see the storage under the stairs — great!

  • Donna Williams February 12, 2017, 8:51 pm

    love this tiny house…would love to have a 2nd bedroom…then perfection

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 13, 2017, 8:00 am

      That’d be nice!

      • Sondra June 12, 2017, 7:21 pm

        It has a bedroom upstairs with a bathroom, downstairs under the stairs skinny white door another bathroom, and then an office/guest bedroom (behind the carport) downstairs, so two bedroom two bathroom house, both have showers, no tubs. The only thing they don’t talk about is the barn-door slider, nothing says whats behind it ugh haha

  • Susanne February 12, 2017, 11:18 pm

    Very nice! 20-90, big range though…..

  • Rolf February 13, 2017, 12:48 am

    I would like to see more coverage of small homes on foundations. The whole TH movement is great, but it just doesn’t work for many people. Then there are the zoning hassles. Small (under 1000 ft.) homes on foundations is an idea that even stodgy old city governments might be able to get behind.

  • ROSEE February 14, 2017, 9:32 am

    BEAUTIFUL & IMPRESSIVE!!!

  • Sandi B February 15, 2017, 4:35 am

    This is an interesting home — I agree with what Russell Stanely had to say. The kitchen needs upper cabinets and not just open shelves, unless you like having to wash your dishes every time before you use them, which is not my idea of what I would want to have to be doing — plus then you have to be “artsy” with everything you have. Also I do not see much space for storing food — I guess you could keep your packaged food on the shelves under the stairs — I do like the way they did the storage there. It seems more like a suburban home than an urban home, but maybe where it is they have a lot of foresty area in their downtown areas. Being built on skids would certainly make it an easy option to have moved onto property somewhere and all you would need to do is have the proper foundation and hook up your utilities.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 15, 2017, 6:24 am

      Yes it would be fairly easy to move — especially for a “more space” option 🙂

  • Joseph March 29, 2017, 7:12 am

    Beautiful! The way they did the under staircase storage is brilliant!

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