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2 Bedroom Tiny House in Florida: Both Bedrooms Are On The Main-Floor!

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This is the Blue Lifeguard Stand Tiny House with two bedrooms on the main floor at Tiny House Siesta. Built by Core Housing Solutions.

It’s a vacation rental in Sarasota, Florida that sleeps up to 4 people comfortably. What do you think?

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2-Bedroom Tiny House in Florida

2 Bedroom Tiny House in Florida

Images via Tiny House Siesta

This tiny house has all of the essentials — a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and TWO bedrooms!

Lifeguard Tiny House With First Floor Bedrooms In Florida

Queen size bed on the first floor.

Blue Lifeguard Stand (GoSiesta Kigobook) 03

There’s also another bedroom on the other side of the tiny house. In this case, it’s set up as a bunk room. But you could easily use it for a baby room, office, hobby room, or anything else you might need.

Lifeguard Tiny House With First Floor Bedrooms In Florida

Twin bunk beds…also on the first floor!

Lifeguard Tiny House With First Floor Bedrooms In Florida

Let’s go back to the kitchen. There’s a microwave, toaster, and refrigerator.

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Here is a shot of the sink and cabinets.

Blue Lifeguard Stand (GoSiesta Kigobook) 07

What do you think of this tiny house design and layout? Would you consider taking a vacation here to try it out? Would you build a tiny house like this for yourself?

Lifeguard Tiny House With First Floor Bedrooms In Florida

Images via Tiny House Siesta


  • Blue Lifeguard Stand Tiny House in Sarasota, Florida
  • Looks like a Siesta Key Lifeguard stand
  • Located just over the bridge from Siesta Key
  • Sleeps four
  • Two bedrooms
  • One with a queen bed
  • The other with twin bunk beds
  • Starts at $85/night

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Tiny House Siesta

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  • Dawn
    September 23, 2019, 2:33 pm

    This seems to be very narrow. I would add length to it, move the couch down, get rid of the side door. Put a murphy bed/desk in the room where the bunks are, expand the kitchen so it could hold a stove and move the fridge over and other than adding storage, it would be perfect.

  • Fred
    September 23, 2019, 3:31 pm

    No Stove?!
    How could we live without a stove?!
    If only James D were here to set the record straight and explain to us how a vacation rental could exists WITHOUT A STOVE!!!!

    ….just kidding James. =)

    • Angela
      September 23, 2019, 3:56 pm

      Unfortunately, more and more of the selections here are simply examples of incomplete tiny homes, built so the owners can rake in some bucks by renting them. Exasperating to those of us seeking examples of real-world, livable alternatives to the overpriced accommodations out there. I am not at all interested in “glamping” or ways to make money on Airbnb. As our current President (who is just as much a sham as these tiny “homes” ) would say: “SAD!”

      • e.a.f.
        September 23, 2019, 6:56 pm

        Lots of people do like this style of accommodation while on vacation. They don’t want to be in tourist accommodation. For many people without pensions in today’s economy, having a tiny or small house to rent out for additional money, is the way to go. In some areas housing is so expensive people are spending over 50% of their income on shelter. to have an extra source of income, helps them pay for their medical care, children’s education, etc.

        This may not be for you, but for thousands, these homes are a ticket to economic survival and to others to have a great vacation with out spending $200 a night on accommodation.

        I love all the ideas because they can be incorporated into something you may be currently living in. Some of the designs are wonderful, just the use of colour ……………

        • Angela
          September 23, 2019, 9:22 pm

          Your comment would make a great deal of sense if it were true that these aforementioned people without pensions have the money to build a tiny house to rent out. The truth is, they do not. Especially not one of the kind often featured here, glammed-out to the max, just with no kitchen and often lacking a bathroom, as well. Besides, just one THOW on Airbnb cannot be depended on to provide a steady stream of income.
          These people are part of the American “Squeezed Generation”, without savings due to helping aging parents and millennial children, who are experiencing their own set of economic woes. These are the people who were absolutely devastated by the 2008 recession, in which many lost pensions and savings and depleted 401ks.
          Once an older person must retire or are in some way forced out of the job they currently have, they are not likely to be rehired in their current profession and so must take a much lower-paying job bagging groceries or flipping burgers or close to it. This means they will not be able to pay property taxes and upkeep on a normal-sized house and so must sell and use that income to build or buy a THOW that they will live in.
          Sorry, but most people in the Airbnb business are not older people dependent on that income. Most are solidly well-off, living in a standard-size or larger house who have at least one property, maybe more, not all tiny houses, to let as Airbnb rentals. It is a full-on entrepreneurial enterprise for them, not a life-line. Oh, and there are plenty of tourist accommodations for less than $200.00 a night. Many Tiny House Airbnbs have rates that are pretty high, too, even exceeding $200.00 a night, especially the more glammed up they are, and the more desirable the location they are in.

        • Eric
          February 4, 2020, 6:09 pm

          @Angela: Disagree. Many people out there who are not yet at retirement age (whenever that is, I know people who haven’t retired at 90 by choice) could possibly afford to build one, and when they do retire they get the income from the TH which would, hopefully, pay more than enough to cover their living costs.

      • James D.
        September 24, 2019, 12:59 am

        Uh, no, there are many who do it without having a lot of money to begin with… Some are creative and DIY build something they can rent out. Others get loans or mortgages that they then use the rental to help pay off. Some get rent to own properties and just live with friends and family until the renters pay it off for them… Some people make money off them by managing properties owned by someone else… Some can just rent a property and then rent it out for more than their rent to make a profit… Some use a sublet business model… Some people can partner with other people to share costs and split the profits… I can go on but the point is there’s many ways people are finding to do it even if they basically have no starting money to work with…

        There are over 500,000 AirBNBs in the US alone, and not all of them are going to fit your stereotype… Not all of them will even fit most people’s concept of a house…

        • e.a.f.
          September 25, 2019, 11:06 pm

          Angela, I hear what you’re saying. However, it might help if I explained I live in Canada and although the Americans had a horrible 2008, Canada did not experience the same housing loss as the Americans. Our mortgages work differently and so do foreclosures. We don’t have the same type of thing we see on t.v. where houses are sold on court house steps, etc. Some people who can no longer afford to pay their mortgages sometimes are able to stay in their homes for up to a year. In the province of Alberta, if you loose your job and can’t pay the mortgage, you leave your house in good condition and take the keys to the bank or credit union and their is no impact. (that Alberta rule has been there since the 1970s when the province’s oil industry took a very, very deep dive)
          Canada did have an economic down turn in 2008 because when the U.S.A. has a sneeze Canada does catch the cold, However, banks in Canada have strict rules for mortgages which the federal government sets. Hence the lack of defaults and foreclosures. When it comes to foreclosures in the U.S.A., the majority, I have read, are due to having to mortgage their homes for health care and then default. In Canada that isn’t happening because of our health care system is free, except in B.C. where you pay a premium of $70 per month per couple. In Canada the mortgage interest is not tax deductible so there is not the “incentive” to use your home as a cash machine.
          Mortgages in Canada, currently may only be for 25 years and they must have a specific % down for the various mortgage amounts, i.e. 5% down for homes under $500K, 10% down for houses $500K to a million. over a million you need 20% down.
          Some resorts use tiny/small houses as camping cabins. some can also be used in cities as couch houses and enable people to earn extra income.
          Some airbnb high end homes in high end areas, may still be used to make a go of life. Some times people knowing they are heading into difficult times, have enough money to build one and then earn extra income. I don’t know how airbnbs do in all areas of the U.S.A. or Canada, but air b nbs got to have such a huge impact on the condo housing stock in the City of Vancouver political action was taken.

      • Kent
        September 24, 2019, 1:11 pm

        Will this lady please move to Somalia since she doesn’t like our President.

        • Fred
          September 24, 2019, 10:28 pm

          ^^^ d-(^_^)-b ^^^

      • Marcia
        September 27, 2019, 8:00 pm

        Angela…politics have nothing to do with Tiny Homes!!!

      • Cindy
        October 14, 2019, 11:52 pm

        I love our President. Please find another forum to criticize him. He’s not perfect, but no one is. For many of us, he is just what we need and voted for.

        • Angela
          October 15, 2019, 4:22 am

          Well, Cindy, love him while you can, because even his own party is turning on him, and he’s on his way out the door, with his incompetent offspring in tow.

  • e.a.f.
    September 23, 2019, 6:52 pm

    tiny house? I can remember houses that size with families living in them back in the day. Did any of you ever see houses for miners or forestry workers? they were about that size.

    • James D.
      September 24, 2019, 1:10 am

      Yes, the further back you go the more common small to tiny homes were… Like in NYC, there’s still over 600 that would fall under tiny house sizes that were built before the 1930’s…

      Speaking of forestry workers, at least one company got pretty creative with using giant logs that were hallowed out and used like mobile cabins… But that was when giant centuries old trees where still numerous and easy to find…

      There was actually an article on this site that we posted some pictures of examples going back over the last century or so…

      • Fred
        September 24, 2019, 10:31 pm

        ..then there’s my neck of the woods….Look back through the stories Alex has posed and notice how many “for sale” and “rental” places locate in Western Washington State.
        Then there’s all the little 400-600 sq.ft. homes still available in the Manette area of Bremerton Washington.
        I was floored when I took a Redfin tour of the area recently.

  • Debby Brooks
    September 23, 2019, 9:26 pm

    Like so many others, the toilet is just inches away from where one fixes food. Not for me.

    • James D.
      September 24, 2019, 1:43 pm

      That is your choice but a couple of feet is not inches and proximity doesn’t really matter as germs and bacteria are primarily transferred by physical contact. One of the most contaminated things in the house is the common door knob and your bathroom is actually one of the cleanest rooms in the house… Even your pillow case can have not only the same micro-organisms that are on a toilet seat but more of them because most don’t clean their pillow cases regularly.

      So it matters more how well and often you clean yourself to prevent transfers…

      Besides, kitchens are actually far worse because they are exposed to multiple sources of germs and pathogens and the typical kitchen sink can have hundreds to thousands of times the number of micro-organisms than are in your bathroom.

      Understand, unless you grow your own food, the food you get from the store is typically touched by hundreds to even thousands of people before it reaches your home and both produce and meats can have traces of fecal matter even straight from the farm, which is why we have the occasional outbreaks of e-coli, Salmonella, etc.

      And there’s also a lot of micro-organisms that people will naturally spread to everything we touch or transfer as we come in contact with things throughout the day.

      Staphylococcus, for example, naturally lives on your skin and mucous membranes… and typically over 50% of your body mass is actually micro-organisms. So it’s not really possible to completely isolate yourself from them…

      Mind, as well, most of those micro-organisms are actually beneficial and people can become sick by broadly killing off all of them… This is why some people now have to take probiotics, for example, to restore those beneficial micro-organisms to their systems.

      There’s more, not everything works as people may think it does, but while it doesn’t mean you have to change your opinion, it can at least help to understand why it’s not a issue for other people and is more a personal comfort level choice…

  • maria
    September 24, 2019, 7:29 am

    Looks like a core house with and add on.

    • James D.
      September 24, 2019, 1:59 pm

      A bit but how Core houses are built aren’t new, they just made it standard for their models to have consistent low pricing. So you’ll see a number of similar ones out there. Especially, if they are SIP based constructions…

  • Morgan
    September 25, 2019, 10:04 am

    Love the tiny house concept (even though I’m 6 feet tall!) With multiple sclerosis, I have a hard time keeping my 672 square foot house clean. Smaller would make it easier.

    Are there still people who will stand behind this president & the bizarre, reckless, un-presidential behavior he exhibits EVERY DAY? Wow…I’m not that stupid.

    • Angela
      September 28, 2019, 6:27 am

      Amen, Morgan

    • Cindy
      October 15, 2019, 12:00 am

      Yes, there are MANY of us who love and support our President, and we are far from stupid. Please find another forum for the degrading comments. Thank you!

  • fred
    September 25, 2019, 12:52 pm

    ^^^ q-(*_*)-p ^^^

    • Angela
      September 28, 2019, 6:25 am

      Poor Fred. Either you have been rendered incapable of speaking (or writing) English, or you wish to reply with profanity, which would be inappropriate here. Either way, this doesn’t help much.

      • Fred
        September 28, 2019, 6:18 pm


        If you have nothing nice, or at least relative to the article, to post, then don’t post.

  • e.a.f.
    September 25, 2019, 11:10 pm

    oh, please can we leave the American President off of this blog. Its the only non political one I read. I know, I know, the First Amendment of the American Constitution if Freedom of Speech. We have that one in Canada also.

  • Debbie
    September 29, 2019, 9:06 pm

    I would move to Canada in a heartbeat
    The best place I think the government takes care of their people is Denmark. I would move there tomorrow, if given the chance.

    • Eric
      February 4, 2020, 6:25 pm

      …but you’d have to learn a whole new language. Plus, you’d be horrified at the amount of taxes you have to pay on income and other sources. Scary as I’m told.

  • Melissa Robinson
    October 1, 2019, 2:00 pm

    This model tiny house is called the Dragon Fly (I believe- or it’s the Firefly, I get them mixed up) by Core Housing Solutions, co-owned by Andrew Bennett. This company is located close to Gainesville, Florida. There’s a 1 bedroom model (that’s probably the Firefly because they are smaller than the Dragonfly in nature). That model’s bedroom is located on the other side of the bathroom. It has a small living room (Dragonfly model has that second bedroom on the other side of the living room) only. These homes are made of very light weight material and come totally furnished. This company does inexpensive tiny homes for people. Firefly prices start around $30K and Dragonfly, I believe, start around $40K.

    I’ve spoken with Andrew several times which is why I know his houses and recognized the models immediately.

    • Fred
      October 1, 2019, 5:06 pm

      Thank you for your insight, Melissa.
      Much appreciated.

      • Melissa Robinson
        October 1, 2019, 7:44 pm

        You’re very welcome Fred!

  • PMorrisHTX
    October 1, 2019, 10:46 pm

    Actually, it is well documented that every time a toilet is flushed bacteria becomes aerosolised and may travel several feet even outside a room.
    Here is just one of several published scholarly articles on the subject from the National Institute of Health.


    Needleess to say, I am always in support of locating the loo as far as possible from where food is prepared. ☺️

    • Eric
      February 4, 2020, 6:28 pm

      Yeah, my sister goes apesh*t about leaving the toilet seat up and flushing. Funny, no one in my household has ever got sick in any way, shape or form from flushing with the seat up. But, if you are so concerned you could always use a composting toilet.

      • PMorrisHTX
        February 5, 2020, 8:17 am

        Nobody has ever gotten sick from it as far as you know.

        The cause and effect link is probably not often demonstrated since physicians don’t often ask if anyone we know has an illness and will likely never ask if someone flushes the toilet with the lid up or if your not is located next to your kitchen.

  • Cathy Witt
    February 6, 2020, 11:09 pm

    I’d say that this is one of Andrew Bennett’s homes. Check out Core Housing Solutions.

    • Melissa Robinson
      December 8, 2020, 4:32 pm

      Hi Cathy –

      The base of this THOW’s is definitely one of Andrew Bennett’s Core Housing Solutions homes. This particular model is the Dragonfly which comes with 2 private 1st floor bedrooms (one bedroom on the other side of the bathroom and one bedroom on the other side of the living room). For the Tiny House Siesta village, which is located on Siesta Key in the Gulf of Mexico, a front room was also added along with a deck. Andrew Bennett met with Dr. Ben Carson, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and from what I’ve read, Dr. Carson absolutely loved his THOW’s. I believe Dr. Carson was looking into using Core Housing Solutions homes in his plan to combat the homeless issue throughout the country. Not sure where that plan is now in its creation – I haven’t seen anything about it in several months. Thought I’d mention since I had read about it……

      • James D.
        December 8, 2020, 5:35 pm

        Seems Core Housing Solutions LLC is no longer in business, their site is gone… and Andrew Bennett has returned to his Trekker Trailer’s business according to his last youtube video update.

        There are 2 other companies going by the same name in two other states but they don’t seem to have any relation to the one Andrew was a part of and no further information is available presently…

        • Melissa Robinson
          December 8, 2020, 7:49 pm

          Oh wow! I had no idea Andrew was no longer in business. This is really shocking. I appreciate the heads up James!

  • Donna Rae
    October 11, 2020, 4:39 pm

    I love the exterior color right off the bat but the apple green inside would have to go. As with everyone else, I can see changes I would make. First of all, I’d lose the little table and chairs and put in more cabinets and counter…maybe a stove could go there…I can eat on TV trays or some other improvised table situation. Storage is more important. Lose that odd shelf unit by the refrigerator and move the fridge over so you can have a bigger sink and a cabinet with drawers for silverware and whatnots. Wish there had been a photo of the bathroom but I’m assuming that the necessary things are in there but are merely unremarkable. And that’s ok. It’s probably ok for an AirBnB but many of us are interested in tiny homes for living in so want a few more things like you find in a regular home. Oh, yeah…a bigger deck out front would be so nice. The side deck is ok but sitting on a raised deck with a coffee or drink and maybe eating out there would be ideal.

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