This is the super tiny Alpine THOW.
The folks at Tiny House Building Company in Virginia recently built a 13 ft. tee-tiny trailer that manages to pack in a bathroom, kitchenette, living room, loft bedroom AND downstairs bedroom! Seriously. It’s pretty impressive what all they fit into this little guy. It sold and a similar build would cost about $35,000.
Enjoy the pictures, take the video tour, and get more details and contact information for the seller at the end of the post.
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13 ft. THOW with Downstairs Bedroom
You still have to crawl into bed, but it’s on the first floor!
Here’s your very own super cozy bedroom nook!
This one even features a real couch (with camo cover!).
Coffee maker and refrigerator. The basics are all you need.
Here’s a loft bedroom if you have guests or want to sleep here.
It’s cozy, but that’s to be expected from just 13 ft.!
Love that “Coffee” rack. I DIYed one in my own home 🙂
Even the loft bedroom is surprisingly spacious.
Shower and composting toilet. (You have to use the other sink).
So cute! Love what they managed to fit inside.
Video: 13 Ft. Tiny House Tour
From Tiny House Building Company:
SOLD WITH: This model is approximately 160 sf including the upper storage/guest sleeping loft. Features of this home include main level bedroom with window that accommodates a full size bed, living room/kitchen combo with butcher block counter top, 15X15 sink, 12 gallon water heater, electric heating and cooling unit, bathroom with 32″X32″ shower and dryflush toilet. Upper loft has movable ladder. This unit has built-in drop down steps for access.
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Oh my goodness! A real tiny house. It’s so good to see a “tiny” house appear, and it’s functional. So many tinies these days seem big to me–to each his own (as my husband says, “That’s why Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors.). But I love the “tiny” tiny houses. Great job by the builder. Oh happy day!
IMPRESSIVE ! I have no problem at all with having to crawl into that downstairs bed. Even the loft looks reasonably roomy for a guest. The only thing missing is a small RV/Camp type cooktop/oven. And I agree with Pat, so good to see a truly tiny house with everything needed !
As good as the camp stove/oven would be, you could get by with an induction burner and possible a convection oven. That comfy couch could be swapped for a storage/bench/sofa unit. Personally I would put a single not double bed in that bedroom. I do have trouble crawling into tight areas and would hate to make up the linen in that space as is.
No Closets! Where would one hang or put their clothes? In my opinion for such a tiny space. I think a flip up table with two small chairs would be more practical in the area where the small couch is instead.. which could be used for dinning or a desk top for working..
Good thoughts on the dinette instead of couch, and it could still be an extra bed too. I imagine the loft being used as the closet, though there might be storage (or the potential) under the main floor bed too. I seem to recall seeing one tiny house where a similar bed lifted at the foot, hinged at the head, and created a hanging closet when raised. Sorta like a murphy bed. Something like that could give the bedroom a second function as closet and small office space in the daytime, or permanently for those who would use the loft for sleeping and the lower bed for guests.
Assuming that the bed in the bedroom is a double bed, you could change that to a single bed giving a bit of room to breathe and with the 15 extra inches, you could have a floor to ceiling custom cabinet deep enough to hang clothes, with a shelf on the top inside, and then on the wall beside the bed you could install brackets (maybe 3 ) so that you would have additional hanging space. Combine this with your idea (which I have seen on TH shows also) and you would have storage for folded clothes, shoes, and some dry goods (kitchen or bathroom) or office items. If the purchaser has no problem with climbing the ladder, the loft could be used for more organized storage and an office. Another poster has commented their concern that there is no window in the loft which I totally agree with. I think there should be a regular style window at the end of the loft which is most often what happens or even one casement window that can be opened outwards with a handle. The added storage with the storage bed, and the narrow floor to ceiling closet beside the twin storage bed and the organized storage in the loft plus the choice of window in the loft could add about $3 K to the price,. And with the electrical outlet in the loft that would lend the space to being used as an office where the height is greatest and the storage on the sloping sides. Even 2 or 3 small regular style windows in the loft maybe 2 x 3s would allow well distributed light in and allow an escape route. Just some random ideas of to make this even more self sufficient for a person. And the convertible loveseat or a futon would give seating and sleeping for a guest.
Oops, just had another look at the pic of the bedroom, so scrap my idea of a floor to ceiling narrow cabinet for hanging clothes beside the bed, not enough room for that, and instead build as big of a night table as would fit into the space beside the bed.
Dominick, I would use the loft for storage. I’ve culled my belongings to the point that I wouldn’t need much storage or closet space. Your suggestion for the chairs and table is a good one! And DB, I agree about a tiny stove. Though the house is tiny, it has so many possibilities.
You can easily buy a twin hotplate & a microwave &/or convection oven. All of these can be stored in the cupboard under the kitchen sink. A pocket door for the bathroom instead of the bifold door would free up wall space for a fold down (Ikea) table and folding chair(s) could be stored on hooks over the folding table when not in use. THE fact that the small couch can provide additional sleeping space definitely paves the way to use the loft as hanging & storage space. It’s really nice & one person could easily live there, all the basics are covered, but the price seems a bit high.
As cute as the coffee rack is, better use could be made of the kitchen space without making it seem claustrophobic with open shelving. Cup hooks could be installed on the bottom shelf for the cups. This would open up the area at the end of the counter for the fold down table and folding chairs that I mentioned above.
I fully understand your point of view on price. In my area I consistently see “fixer upper” homes with land for around the same price. But, to put it in perspective, this is a “turn key” home, everything new, nothing needs fixed. Additionally, I would invite you to see what $35K buys in the RV world, not just size and features, but build quality. Initially the price seems high, yes. But, I assure you, this unit, at that price point, isn’t making anyone rich.
The problem with a pocket door in such a tiny space is that they warp and then you can’t get them in and out. I would get rid of the bifold too. Then I’d put the ladder hanging on hooks on the outside and put in a tiny sliding door that either encloses the bedroom or the bathroom. Then I’d make the ceiling of the bedroom glass and make put a large skylight into the roof right over the bedroom.
$35k? I could get a much larger THOW with lots of storage for that much money.
Cute for camping, or deer hunting…but not for living.
Dave, Where are these homes located? This sounds like the price range I’m looking for.
I love it! So cute and so well orgqnized. All one needs for comfortable living. Not sure the price is quite where it should be, but very nice tiny house.
Tiny House Building Company (THBC) has come up with a wonderfully workable floor plan. I’m sure it would meet the needs for many as is, but the great part is the idea generation it has caused in the comments above. There have been many great ideas shared here, and I’m sure THBC would love the opportunity to incorporate those into your very own tiny home.
I thought I was well on my way with living tiny moving from a 1600 sq ft home to a 312 ft cottage! It’s taken a whole new view on “living” to do that.
For a 13 ft tiny home this is amazing but for full time living… it’s not for me. Loosing another 100 sq ft will be necessary to find a comfortable tiny home. To me, loosing almost 200 sq ft would be more like a cell than a tiny “home!”
If I were going that small, I can just use my 8×10 ft tent, add a base/floor with salvaged lumber and have a tiny repurposed nomadic home! OMG… a whole new movement for warm and moderate climates… “DIY Eco Yurts!” Or, TRNHs (Tiny Repurposed Nomadic Homes)!
Some people only have a small bedroom of their own when they room and share the kitchen & bathroom facilities with others and often no type of living room. So, yes it is tiny, but it is far more space than I had in a shared accomodation arrangement & this is all yours. I understand that it is well built but I still think that perhaps a bit lower of a price would help, perhaps $30K?
I think it’s amazing for a 13′ long THOW. However, as with many loft tinies, there is no way out of the 2nd floor if there was a fire. I’ve been in a fire with no doors, but there was a window. I think it’s a key feature to have a way out: dormer with window large enough to get through would work, with a handler on the outside so one can hang on then drop. Maybe?
I wanted to comment, not report.
I thought the same about fire safety as soon as I saw that the door opens in. When the loveseat is as a bed, how would you get out? Downstairs bedroom window perhaps?
I could live there easily! My only change would be to put the towel rack over the toilet and buy me a little more room to the shower.
I’m totally loving this. Great build. I would like to see it set up for off-grid. Two thumbs up!
I just love it. I’d put a small cooking range and fridge where the main bedroom is and an open/close skylight in the loft and sleep up there.
Interesting concept but not sure why a separated bedroom would be all that necessary in such a tiny space. I’d rather have a dining space and a daybed. Lots of features packed in there though, especially nice having a bathroom. I just upgraded to a 10’x12′ cabin (no inside bathroom) from a 13′ Boler trailer (actually 10’x6′ inside) with no bathroom and this would be way more spacious than the Boler and more comfy than the cabin in some ways. I do spend a lot of time at the table doing various things though so any living space for me would have to include a sturdy table. Those little folding ones don’t quite work as well for sewing, drawing, etc.
Even when you PM these guys that build tiny houses on wheels in facebook they still never want to tell you how much they want for the house, but the do tell you to call them if you want to know. So whats the big secrete, do they know your gonna freak out when they tell you how much it’s selling for?
What do you mean, Leigh? It says 35,000 right on it.
I’d make the 1st floor bedroom a living room space with a tv and a fold down table to use for dining. Then at night the sofa folds down into a bed. Then where the sofa currently is, I’d put a closet. Then it’d be perfect!
You would have to be an acrobat to make the bed every morning!
YES!!! This is perfect! I can’t do ladders, so this is perfect. I do need to be able to get in and out of the bed from the side, but I can put a twin bed in there and have enough room. I can even put a bar on the wall to make it easy to pull myself up (I’m disabled. The 16″ Is very doable and the bathroom is right there!
I could even use a blowup twin bed and then deflate it when I want to use the little room as an office. I could put a collapsed desk surface on the wall. They have some nice inflate/deflate mattresses now.
I could move in there with my little cooker and be snug and cozy. I always have hated the stoves and ovens as I never use them. I use my pressure cooker for everything.
And I’d have the loft to store stuff. I can even use the shower to wash my clothes with my hand crank washer, and there’s even room for a little tiny wood stove gasifier like the Kimberly if I just put a cozy chair instead of the couch/loveseat. Then the Kimberly can provide hot water and dry the clothes.
PERFECT for a disabled grandma to visit her kids. I could add a solar system on the roof to power my UPS to run my electronics off grid.
And I love that it is only 13 feet long. I’d decorate it to look like a gypsy wagon on the outside. And I’d use the loft to deliver tiny 1/12 scale models of tiny houses to my clients. I LOVE IT!
Way too tiny for my likes and what a nightmare to try and change sheets on that bed. I guess it would be nice as a hunting/fishing cabin.
Gas hob would be off grid which would make this so much more versatile, swop the couch for a comfy single chair and a folding table (IKEA with drawers for extra storage) and a couple of folding chairs and you have room to work, to entertain, and to relax at the end of a busy day. Loft for storage, a 3′ bed downstairs would give some simple hanging space for essentials plus a bedside unit with drawers/shelves for personal items, a book, things like that. This THoW has had serious thought put into it and could be adapted for a comfortable simple life including being able to work from home.