≡ Menu

$100k tiny house with two main floor sleeping areas


This is a gorgeous $100k tiny house with two main floor sleeping areas.

Walmart’s Allswell brand, which sells bedding, hired Modern Tiny Living to custom-build it.

Allswell is touring the country with the tiny home featuring the company’s mattresses and other bedding products with stops scheduled in New York City, Hoboken, Philadelphia, D.C., Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Bentonville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. So be on the lookout for it! More details below.

Since they figured some people will want the tiny house itself, you will be able to customize and buy it.

Please don’t miss other amazing tiny homes like this – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter and get access to downloadable tiny house plans, a 10-day tiny house email course, and more for FREE!

Walmart Hires Modern Tiny Living to Build $100k Tiny House You Can Tour or Buy… To Create Awareness of their Allswell Mattress Brand

Beautiful Tiny House Interior with Main Floor Bedroom – Allswell Tiny House – By Modern Tiny Living

Images © Modern Tiny Living

Beautiful $100k Tiny House Interior with Two Main Floor Sleeping Areas – Allswell Tiny House – Built by Modern Tiny Living Allswell Tiny House Kitchen – Built by Modern Tiny Living It Was All A Dream – Tiny House Bathroom Allswell Tiny House Bathroom – Built by Modern Tiny Living Walmart Allswell Tiny House Built by Modern Tiny Living

Images © Modern Tiny Living

The tiny home tour is a result of customers inquiring about where they can try the mattress in person. There are plans to stop in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland.5

Since you’ll probably want to move in once you see inside the gorgeous Allswell Tiny Home, they want you to have one of your own. Beginning on February 7, an Allswell-designed tiny home could actually be yours-for a starting price of $100,000.8

Get a quote to build your own tiny house just like this from Modern Tiny Living – right here!

Follow Modern Tiny Living and Allswell Home on Instagram.

Sources

  1. Modern Tiny Living (builder)
  2. Allswell Tiny House Tour Schedule (And More Photos)
  3. Allswell
  4. Buy this tiny house (starts at $100k)
  5. Forbes
  6. CNN
  7. Business Insider
  8. Yahoo!

Our big thanks to Robbie of Modern Tiny Living for sharing!🙏

You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks!

If you enjoyed this you’ll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

You can also join our Small House Newsletter!

Also, try our Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter! Thank you!

More Like This: Tiny Houses | Builders | THOW | Modern Tiny Living

See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses

Related: Tiny House with Large Kitchen and Double-Sink Vanity

The following two tabs change content below.
Avatar

Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Avatar Vickie L Echerd
    February 12, 2019, 8:22 pm

    kind of defeats the purpose of low or no mortgages

  • Avatar john
    February 12, 2019, 10:50 pm

    Nice home…
    That being said, $100k? Really?
    My daughter and son-in-law built a 1200 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home with a concrete foundation for $75k all in. What in the world is in this home for 100k? I am all for making a profit for my labors, but really? Wow. People are really taking advantage of the tiny home movement.

    • Avatar Vickie L Echerd
      February 13, 2019, 12:27 am

      I agree!!

    • Avatar Sheila Plourde
      February 13, 2019, 12:31 am

      I so agree.

    • Avatar James D.
      February 13, 2019, 2:53 am

      In a way but it’s more complicated than that, the price actually isn’t from the builder but Walmart because this is part of their Allswell brand promotion and they appear to have the rights to the design and so that cost is also including them…

      THOWs from the builder actually start at a more reasonable $59K-$69K…

      Though, there are things to understand about the numerous differences between DIY and a Commercial Builder doing custom work that makes prices comparisons between them seem very lopsided…

      The obvious difference being DIY means you’re not paying anyone else for the work but that’s more a trade off because the person doing the DIY has to sacrifice their time and energy to do the work.

      So the actual costs go beyond just what was spent on the materials but that isn’t factored into the costs, along with some other things like cost of tools to do the work, so it makes commercial building seem much more costly in comparison…

      DIY builder also doesn’t have to cover the cost of running a business, paying employees, having insurance coverage and healthcare benefits for employees, paying license and numerous other fees that commercial builders have to deal with…

      But there’s also the extent of the work, as custom building means going beyond just building a house and houses are not all equivalent or equal.

      A house that has to be movable has to be a lot stronger, more rigid, and capable of handling a wider range of weather and climate extremes than a house that doesn’t have to be moved, for example.

      What determines costs also goes well beyond just the size of the home as well and many of these builds are including custom furniture and other details that require the builder to do a lot of extra work.

      Even just the choices of materials can vary costs by a lot… Like windows can range from just a few hundred each to thousands each and there are even higher priced options that some people choose for their homes… Like a custom Bi-Fold kitchen window can cost over $10K by itself…

      So there can be a world of difference from one house to the next, and a lot of the costs are actually down to people’s choices.

      So it’s like the difference between going to a tailor, fashion designer, or custom furniture maker instead of just buying something from a budget department store… People have choices but not everyone is choosing the most economical options.

      Most tiny house builders are actually making less than they would building regular houses. A number of builders have even gone out of business…

      It would be a lot less costly for builders to build standard model homes that just meet the minimums and not do custom work for each and every client but that’s what most of the market is demanding of most of them right now and not every builder can balance the high costs of custom building with still making enough profits to stay in business…

      While there are builders who are specifically trying to build budget priced homes but they often get overlooked and it’s more a problem of what most people are demanding of builders…

      • Avatar John
        February 13, 2019, 11:00 am

        I have owned my own business and several family members are contractors and builders. As you stated this is a walmart home. And they are going to get their piece of the pie for sure. But the profit margin on this is ridiculous. You can buy a house and property for this much in many parts of the country. Again people are taking advantage of the tiny home movement and the only way to stop them is just pass them by and look at companies that have the spirit of the movement in mind and not just dollar signs.

        • Avatar James D.
          February 13, 2019, 2:35 pm

          John, having owned your own business you should know what it’s like for a small business, which is what most of these tiny house builders are and not corporations. Many of them are often family run and just blue collar workers trying to make a living…

          When you’re a small business you don’t tell the customer what to buy, the customer tells you what they want and you either provide it or let their business go to someone else who will and have to compete with other businesses to boot as there’s clearly no monopoly on tiny house builders with most states having dozens to choose from and most of them will deliver to anywhere in the nation, with a few who will even ship overseas…

          Again, most builders aren’t making a lot of profit, there’s more than a dozen in the last few years that have gone out of business because they didn’t make enough profits to stay in business.

          Monarch Tiny Homes, Tiny Green Cabins LLC, Upper Valley Tiny Homes, are all examples of builders who have gone out of business and more disappear every year… Upper Valley Tiny Homes was actually doing well before they went out of business, building multiple homes a month, but the profit margins are so small that any mistake can quickly escalate into major losses and that’s what happened to them…

          While I can point to dozens of budget tiny house builders who simply aren’t getting a lot of customers because most people buying in the market want the high end custom builds…

          Incredible Tiny Homes, Mini Mansions Tiny Home Builders LLC, Houses Built Tiny LLC… are just a few examples of builders who have starting prices of $25K or less!

          Incredible Tiny Homes even just did a promotional 30 16′ THOWs for $15K each to get people to help start a community they want to develop with around an additional $6K for a 60×60 lot that will help pay for the development of the community and in exchange they’ll have 2 years no rent and just around $250 a month starting the 3rd year and have a gated community for tiny homes with high speed internet service…

          And that’s not the first time I’ve seen commercial builders try to offer something that low… A few years ago, Compact Cottages tried to sell 16′ THOWs for $16K but they didn’t sell well and now they’re just a Park Model RV builder now… Among other examples where companies have tried but the market for them just wasn’t there…

          A more recent example is Core Housing Solutions, that will hopefully succeed, is producing a move in ready 1 bedroom (no loft) 25′ THOW for just $28K constructed from SIPs that provides low maintenance, high durability, better than most insulation value, and is much lighter than equivalent size THOWs for easier towing…

          So the real problem is there’s just a lot of people who are demanding high end custom homes… There’s actually a wide range of choices available, but not everyone is choosing the cheapest way to have them built and that’s their choice!

          Many builders would actually prefer to make lower cost homes, because it usually means less work for them and there’s usually less risk of something going wrong but that only works if there’s enough demand for them to make a living from it…

          In the end, the builders really can only go where the market demand puts them or find another line of work… Supply and demand works both ways, which means both consumers and builders are responsible for how it shapes the market…

  • Avatar Angela
    February 13, 2019, 12:50 am

    A key component of tiny houses is affordability. This house, while I like some of the design features, is not affordable. And it doesn’t have a full kitchen No cooktop, no oven, and it is still 100K? Hmmm…well let’s see how many people love it enough to spend 100k. I’m guessing there’s no land to put it on, either.

    • Avatar James D.
      February 13, 2019, 3:28 am

      It’s actually a show model for Walmart to show off their Allswell branded products.

      Though, there is a Summit 2-burner white cooktop between the sink and the fridge and there always could be additional appliances stored away.

      But the $100K is for a Allswell designed home, which basically means you’re also paying Walmart for it, it’s including high end name brand fixtures and the actual home can look different from the show model photos…

      So it’s for those who want a designer style home… But if you go to the Builder’s site you’ll find the prices for their regular homes start much lower and you can just have them custom build something similar for less…

  • Avatar jeremy
    February 13, 2019, 11:59 am

    I couldn’t agree more with James D. People who haven’t attempted building one of these don’t truly know the time and cost that goes into a quality tiny house. Sure one could build one cheaper, I built my first for under 10k but that meant bartering, begging, dumpster diving, and a ton of labor, head scratching and sleepless nights. My guess is this one is close to 50k in materials, so 100k price tag makes sense if you’re following the 50:50 standard…50% materials 50% labor/profit. Sure DYI’s can do it cheaper but most do not have the time, skill set, or vision to take on such a project. As a self taught builder working to complete my 7th tiny house I am continually frustrated every time I see the comments about “high priced” quality built tiny houses. I encourage those that think these are too pricey do your homework, pick up a hammer, and put down your phone.

  • Avatar Dominick Bundy
    April 22, 2019, 8:15 pm

    Is this a joke? 100k for a tiny house! Why not just just buy a standard one without wheels and have more room ? I thought the tiny house movement was designed to save money and be mortgage free.

  • Avatar Kimberly J Matic
    April 23, 2019, 1:25 am

    I will not pay 100k for a tiny home. I bought a shell with plumbing and electrical roughed in for $17,500 and did the interior myself. Probably have spent about $30k total which includes finish of plumbing and electrical as well as tl&g pine walls and ceiling, appliances, flooring, stairs into loft, lighting fixtures and ceiling fan, and furnishings, dishes, utensils and cookware. Basically everything I need to live fully contained in a THOW.
    What I will do differently with my next home is a bathtub, and downstairs sleeping. I will also have 2 entrance/exit and doors that open out instead of in with awnings above.

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn
    April 23, 2019, 6:09 am

    Did anybody actually read the answer by James D as to the real reasons behind the costs of housing, tiny or otherwise. I am glad Kimberly could get a shell so cheaply but I can tell you now that you don’t just move into a shell, spend $30,000 on products and end up spending $47,500 on the finished house. That house which was $47,500 for the physical products would have roughly another$20,000 in labour costs ($10[min]per hour X 2000 hours which includes all the time spent looking at/finding all your interiors) and possibly more depending on the exact number of hours spent working and planning (architects fees) which are obviously not included in the end price. Before you say aught else, I have spent most of my life living in houses, big and small, which were being built around me. I know the number of hours involved, the couple of hours one evening spent looking at bathroom fittings and deciding on which shower or bath you want, the best toilet for your needs, what tiles you want. All of that needs to be included and at least $10per hour added on, because in the readymade model all of this is included in the price of the end product. That $100,000 has a lot of time built in when they were not only buying the bathroom and kitchen fittings but were actually physically deciding on what to install, which models, what colours, should the tiles be white or blue, what paint colours for the walls and woodwork or should it be left natural and just seal it. All of this has to be included. I am currently drawing up plans for my own tiny house, and just using minimum wages I have already spent at least €2,000 and about 200 hours just drawing up the plans, deciding on what needs to be included and the spaces required for different things. And I have not finished yet, because I am not an architect who is trained and specialises in building tiny houses, and I still need to familiarise myself with the local planning laws and where I can build. This is before I even begin the actual building process (which I am hoping to find a suitable ready built shed (or similar) that I can insulate the hell out of before adding internal walls and doors, windows etc.) which will take even longer and add onto the costs. Even every hour spent in IKEA looking for kitchen counters and the like has to be accounted for at the minimum wage, plus all the assembly of the items. None of this is usually included when someone blithely states that “oh, I spent $30,000 on materials to build and finish the TH so that is all it cost me”, they aren’t even thinking of the 10,000 hours they put in in design, building works, interior decorating, choosing the furnishings and deciding on where the electrical wires have to go and how many powerpoints they really have to have, or where the lights need to go, and so on and so on. Unless you have sat down and included every minute of your own time spent in planning, deciding and physically doing every last bit on the house until it is totally finished to a professional standard and then worked out the cost at $10 per hour, and it would be more for a professional architect or builder, plumber, electrician etc., then all you can say is that you spent $30,000 on materials but no idea how much on other costs. Meaning that it was probably well over the $100,000 mark at the end because you would take a lot longer because you aren’t a professional used to doing things all day for work. As I said, I spent my life growing up in houses that were literally being built around me, spending weekends visiting lighting showrooms, builders merchants, even just going to buy large boxes of nails, 3-4 in different sizes from 6″ down to 1″ because EVERYTHING has to be included in the final costs. The biggest problem is now that tiny houses are no longer a small snack on 10 acres of woodland but have to be built on trailers designed to take the weight of the building plus all of the owners belongings and an unspecified number of adults (even allowing say 150lb per person if you have 5 visitors plus yourself that’s another 900lb the builder has to allow for in the safety specs) plus the rigours of life on the road and various building codes because now they are mainstream please people don’t want to live on a property in the back of beyond where you can build what you like, instead they want to be in a city or town, hooked up to mains electricity and with proper flushing toilets and showers that drain into the sewers. As the US in particular seems to have specific minimum house sizes in many parts this means THoWs have to adhere to an entirely different set of rules and regulations to enable them to pass as fully mobile mobile homes so they can park in a garden or a mobile encampment. And all of this costs money. My choice would be a shack in 10 acres of woodland with patchy internet and my own sewage treatment plant,(composting loo and reed beds/filters for dish water), launderette in the local village or town and using a pressure sprayer and tin tub for washing in, in fact living as we are at present but with 3 separate small homes for us all instead of one small home for the four of us. Even so, the THoW we are currently living in would have been, was, top of the range and very expensive when built 22 years ago and after 22 years of hard wear and tear including a child who could, and has, broken lots of bits including putting a large hole in the floor (repaired but needs repairs again and even she can’t explain it but claims unless the floor is concrete she’ll manage to damage it) and birds straight out of Alfred Hitchcock (crows and they can go through perspective roof lights while putting dents in metal roofs) it is still habitable. So your $100,000 has longevity built in as well which costs more on top. I am all for cheap housing but it must be of top quality, adhering to regs and have solid walls, with top insulation in them, need little to no heating except when temperatures go below freezing (we can and do heat using 3 small oil filled radiator and we borrowed one more larger one winter before last when it stayed below freezing for nearly a week, and we had to use jerrycans of water because all the pipes froze in the nearby houses) because there’s no point in a cheap shoddy building where damp reigns supreme, it bitter indoors in winter and it needs repairs after a couple of years. Not economic in the long term and this is important, more so in THs than bigger ones. Plus large scale building is often cheaper over all, strange as it sounds. If you can build a 1200sqft house for $75,000 what would it cost you to build a 300sqft house on the same land, and would your state even allow it. And what quality is the building, is it standard or luxury? All this has to be factored in. From reading the comments on this site I strongly suspect that most of the houses where I live would never be allowed to be built, the average size being roughly 36ft X 16′ and having 2 bedrooms (about 7’x12′ and 7’x9′ in size) plus a showeroom smaller than those in THoWs and a kitchen roughly 12′ X 10′ and an L shape living/dining room 16′ X 12′ on the long side and 12’x6′ on the short bit. Some will have an extra bedroom added on more recently and maybe the kitchen will be made a bit larger but the core houses are as above and families with anything up to 10-12 kids live in them. Equally they were the cheap end of houses being built for farm labourers but they’re also still standing strong 250 years later, in the case of my landlady, and often still in the same family. Will your huge 1200 sqft home still be standing in 250 years, if not you’ve been robbed. Cheap isn’t always best, and please note that earthquakes don’t count because other countries also have them and 200 year old cobb houses are often the only ones left undamaged afterwards, and most THoWs are built to last, especially if put on a solid foundation and the wheels removed. In Australia they even build them to withstand forest and wild fires now so you don’t lose it all if living in a vulnerable area (it’s apparently all in the wood used as outside finishing plus the windows and the fire proof shutters over them, an example is on YouTube showing how resistant the wood finishing really is in an average forest fire).
    Sorry for the rant but builders run in my family, my dad is also a structural engineer, my son-in-law is in construction, so I have a good idea of all the simple costs that DiYers just don’t think to include because it’s fun choosing paint colours or tiles or bathroom suites. But time is money and that hour you spent in the hardware shop last Saturday choosing paint colours and brands, gloss or matte, waterproof or plain emulsion, was $10 on the cost side plus the physical costs of the paint. But this gets forgotten and ignored and only the $40 spent on the paint is factored in rather than the $50 it really was. Time and labour both count the same as extra costs but in most cases neither are included, only the materials. And not even all of those, if you already own that 2000 dollar luxury bed do you include it (cause I bet Walmart are) or is it forgotten about because you already have it. If you are building for yourself then EVERYTHING has to be included in the costs. Didn’t do economics or bookkeeping at school but my hubby and son-in-law inform me that ensuring ALL expenses are included is economics/bookkeeping 101. Simple example from my own life. I can spend€15 and get enough top quality cotton fabric to make a dress or skirt/trousers and top. Now I am equal to a similar outfit in Primark of similar. But then I have to add in the time spent drafting the pattern on the fabric, cutting out and sewing the dress, wear and tear on my sewing machine and scissors, tailors chalk used in the drafting, at €10 per hour labour and at roughly 3 hours minimum that €15 becomes €45 plus wear and tear etc on tools which all has to be added in. Suddenly my outfit goes from the same price as in the shops to 3 times as much, and that’s without any mark up at all. I make my clothes but they only work out the same price as in the shops if I only include the fabric used, and ignore the time spent on the design and construction of the garment. THoWs are the same. Simple fabric or fabric plus time and construction.

    • Avatar amma
      April 25, 2019, 2:12 pm

      There is NOTHING a tiny home builder can do or put into a tiny home that YOU cannot do much cheaper!!
      There are also countless Youtube videos, workshops, and teams that can and will help you from step one to completion for those that want to build a NICE tiny home of their choice and still own it free and clear when it is completed! There are also people that offer tiny home shells that enable you to complete the steps of your tiny home as you can afford!
      Most people who want or need to downsize cannot afford to pay anything remotely close to the prices some of these builders are charging and thankfully there are alternatives! home
      The entire tiny house movement began because people were tired of being strapped to a mortgage that made it impossible to

  • Avatar amma
    April 25, 2019, 11:15 am

    the whole concept of downsizing to tiny house living is to NOT be strapped to a loan or home mortgage /payment, 100 to 145 is a mortgage payment on top paying for land or place to park it!
    I just do not see that as a way to financial freedom to enjoy life!
    Many people are purchasing basic tiny home shells and putting the finishing touches themselves, saving THOUSANDS or learning from Youtube how to do it all themselves, you can build a comfortable, NICE tiny home for a fraction of this cost!!!Don’t misunderstand this is a nice tiny home BUT!!!!!!” can you say ” CHA CHING” someone is lining their pockets very nicely!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Next post:

Older post: