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25k Tiny House in Charleston

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Hey there! I’m moving to Chicago in March 2018 so, unfortunately, I need to sell which breaks my heart. I hope to find someone great to take it on!

My house is about 2.5 years old and 8 feet wide X 20 feet long on a towable trailer. It has a metal roof, wooden flooring, and Zip insulation.

In the main house space there is a small sink with cabinets and a nice stainless steel propane, three-burner stove I installed about 1 year ago. Opposite the counter top and stove, is a wardrobe from Ikea and another wooden countertop that I just made and installed. There is an energy star mini freezer/fridge below the counter top.

Next to the kitchen area is the bathroom which is about 8X3 feet. There are shelves built into one wall and a nice shower around 3X3 ft in size. I have a compost toilet which I love, but there are also normal toilet hookups in case you ever want to connect to a sewer system. The shower/water system is provided by a normal garden house and there is a tankless propane water heater which works wonderfully. Aside from the kitchen and bathroom there is a little living area with a mounted TV and little  love seat. There is an AC window unit, and last winter, I installed a propane space heater for warmth in winter!

It has a lofted sleeping area that fits a queen sized bed. The loft also has a little window to let the breeze in on cool nights, electrical outlets, and secret storage compartments where I put valuables.

The house comes with a portable solar unit from Sol-Solutions. The exact unit can be found here http://www.sol-solutions. com/off-grid-solar/solman-clas sic-portable-solar-generators. html. I love this little solar unit. It provides all my power, aside from the electricity for the AC. Unfortunately during the winter when there is less sunlight, it can run low/run out making the fridge difficult to keep cold so having a back up electricity supply during the winter months is ideal. You can recharge it with a generator or by plugging it into an electrical socket. I just camp out whenever this happens which honestly is pretty nice.

When it comes to utilities, I go through about 1 20-lb propane tank every 2 month so a $20 propane refill every 1.5-2 months. Other than that, you just need a hose hookup and some sun!

The house, solar, and the porch I made from pallet wood for $25,000!

Let me know what you think and what questions you have! Serious inquiries only!


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  • Tom Osterdock
    November 14, 2017, 4:28 pm

    Nice and very small. Like it but would probably not work for me.

  • Katie
    November 14, 2017, 6:29 pm

    What is the land situation? Do you rent? Would I have to relocate it?

  • Ron
    November 14, 2017, 7:33 pm

    Can you tell me where exactly in Charleston this is? I will be moving to the Carolinas from Massachusetts so trying to pinpoint my move location.
    Thank you!

  • November 14, 2017, 7:41 pm

    Double that solar array and you might just never run outta juice. I’d get a larger propane tank, if possible, for fewer refills.

  • November 15, 2017, 9:36 am

    When I had a home on wheels the whole point was *taking it with me* when I relocated. You have a very spiffy little house here – why isn’t it going with you to chicago? Will it be inadequate to the more heavy climate there?

    • James D.
      November 15, 2017, 7:49 pm

      Presently, tiny houses aren’t allowed in most Chicago suburbs… For those on wheels, most of the metro Chicago area only allows mobile homes in zoned mobile home/RV park areas which are rarely allowed.

      There are efforts to change this but progress is slow and there are a lot of issues to work through in Chicago…

  • Irene Hall
    December 11, 2017, 12:51 pm

    Hi – I love this and am interested in purchasing. How hard is it to move?

  • Ana
    January 29, 2020, 11:51 am

    I would like to know more about the house

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