Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Houses designed the XS House.

It’s one of their smallest designs at just 65 square feet.

Going this small has it’s benefits because the house is easy to park, tow, and maneuver.

It also costs less than the other larger models, requires a less expensive trailer, and is easier to build and move.

Estimated Building Costs

$16,000

Price of plans

Plans no longer available

Buy it ready made from Tumbleweed

$38,998 (2010 info)

*Pricing is approximate and may change

Details

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Photos

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Photo credits: Tumbleweed Houses

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Info on Plans

The plans include 15 total pages with

  • Front, back, side elevations
  • Floor plans for downstairs and loft
  • Electrical plans for downstairs and loft
  • Diagram that cuts the house in half to show insulation, roof pitch and more
  • Instructions on how to attach the house to a trailer
  • Framing walls
  • Details for built in furniture and cabinets
  • Door dimensions
  • Full material list (windows, heater, lumber, and more)

These plans are no longer available.

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Alex has been living in small spaces for more than 7 years, he's the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com, and has passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity.

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  • Ellen Munguia

    I have a plan for a tiny house, based on Jay’s Biensi design, also known as Greg Johnson’s Mobile Hermitage. My plan will be much less expensive, though, because it has to be, or I will never be able to build it. So I raised the ceiling just a tad, to accomodate a standard 6′ 8″ x 24″ door. (Bottom of loft joists at 6′ 10″). This takes a little space away from the loft, but not much. My windows are of the sizes you can buy at home depot for less than $100 each. The largest one, 3′ x 3′, may cost slightly more. I also plan to use an access door in the bathroom that has a venting window in it. That way, I have an emergency exit. Probably the most complicated thing I will try is to take a 2′ x 2′ slider window, and mount it on a frame, which can then be installed as a casement window. That way I will have a screened, venting window which can be fully opened to exit the loft in case of a fire. And it won’t cost as much as an egress window, which there isn’t room for in the loft anyway, unless you put it in the roof. Anyway, I am excited about this plan, as I think I can build it relatively cheaply on a 76″ x 10′ trailer. Any comments?

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  • Alex

    Thanks for sharing your ideas Ellen! Sounds like you’ve got most of what you need covered! I don’t like the large (standard) doors because to me they look weird on such a small home but it’s all up to you. I like Jay’s choices with the smaller doors… It’s just more aesthetically pleasing. Would love to see this come together. When are you starting the construction process?

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