This is a 284 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels by Rainbow Tiny Homes that’s for sale. Asking price is $98,000 and includes furnishings.
The house features 192 sq. ft. on the main level and an additional 92 sq. ft. of loft space.
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284 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels For Sale by Rainbow Tiny Homes
- 24ft Tiny House
- 12ft loft
- 284 sq. ft. of space
- ‘Blue Columbine Tiny Home’
- Elevator/lift access the loft
Video Tours: Tiny House with Elevator/Lift by Rainbow Tiny Homes
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pretty moronic to post this as a sale and fail to list price. #1 reason i bypass this site. wastes my time…nice house
Sorry about that Patricia. I’ll find the price and update the post.
Price is $98,000. Includes all the furnishings except Christmas decorations. The bed is a blow up mattress.
The house is super awesome & everything was thought of
Just wondering. There are so many fantastic styles/floor plans, etc. But if this was built for the freedom to travel…..how easy is it? With open shelving, etc., it seems that you would have to pack up the entire house and everything that is loose to keep things from getting broken, shuffled, etc.
Another question is why have I never seen any size house with even a minimal upstairs bathroom (1/2 bath). Is that not viable?
It’s viable but there’s a few reasons to avoid it…
1) Can make the loft a bit too big, which is a issue for a space you’ll have to mainly crawl around in and can’t stand and walk and can take away space from other areas that you could otherwise put high ceilings to make the space seem bigger and add things like ceiling fans.
2) If traveling, you’ll have to be wary of making the house too top heavy, which can make it harder and less safe to tow.
3) Added cost, bathrooms and kitchens are the priciest parts of the house and people are usually trying to get the house done for minimal costs.
4) It’s not as easy to isolate spaces in the loft and there’s a question of how much of your sleeping space you want to have sharing with the half bath…
That said, a few people have done it but it’s very rare… There’s even at least one example where someone put a bathtub in the second loft.
Though, if slide ups/pop-ups start to become more common then the loft can become a true second floor and you’d see much more configuration options chosen then…
Though, there’s at least two examples of Tiny Houses with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, but those were pretty massive for a tiny house at around 480 square feet each…
*Disclaimer: this information is so future tiny housers go into a purchase with good information. I love this home and based off of the images I think that the builder knows what they are doing (like putting a big overhang on the double door). However, there are a few things to consider when buying a tiny home, and I will talk about that at LENGTH.
Tiny homes are built for varying levels of moving around. I live part time in a tiny home (I linked one of my Youtube channels if you want to see how big mine is for reference.. its 24 x 8). My fiance is rooted because of work so I go back and forth. I have been following tiny homes on wheels since some of the first ones were built 10+ years ago.
Your question about moving the house is a good one… and its something many people don’t think about enough. Originally the tiny homes were built sturdy so they could be moved if someone needed to change locations for work or because they were young and just weren’t rooted yet. They were not originally meant for travelling the country or moving like an RV. They also were hard to move because while you could insure the trailer, insuring the house as “a load” was complicated and expensive, and of course with your house being on the road you really want it insured!
However, in the past few years many tiny home builders have become RVIA certified. This means your home is built to all the specs an RV would be, its safer (electrical, gas etc), and easily insurable with a 1 time inspection at the DMV. RVIA certification is expensive and difficult to get since for tiny homes its a new idea. Tumbleweed tiny homes is RVIA certified, but they were recently purchased by someone new and I don’t know if they still do the same level of customization they used to for a good price.
I drive my house down the road and I move every few days. Decoration with fragile stuff (vases etc.) is not a possibility. Every shelf needs to be turned into a cupboard or if you have softer items up there (sheets or something) you can just put a bar or wood piece to keep stuff from falling. If you go to an RV sales lot and browse through the interiors and look at their drawers etc, it will give you a much better idea of what needs to happen. Some tiny homes accommodate driving down the road much better than others. If you move it regularly, you will quickly know what needs to get done to make it movable without a packing process… either because you are sick of packing it, or because it went flying on a move! Hah!
Also, the houses are HEAVY. I spent almost as much on a truck to pull my house as I did on the house. My house weighs about 15k and the weight on the tongue is about 4k. I have a Silverado 2500 HD and it pulls it nicely, but 4WD is required when roads are slightly wet and if its raining I have to go down to 4WD low on steep hills which is a crawling pace. You learn to drive in a “get the F outta my way, I am towing a house” kind of way, and just ignore the people who are simultaneously annoyed at you for blocking an intersection but also taking photos of your house.
To continue with this long answer, it is not that great to be moving the house all the time… its not good for the house or the truck… but it can be done. You also have to plan for bridges, gas stations etc since they are the same size as a semi truck. If a Mack truck can’t fit, a tiny house can’t fit. And you can expect about 6 mpg when towing, 15 mpg on the truck without towing. RV parks may be cheap but diesel is not.
It used to take me about 2 hours of breakdown and 2 hours of setup to get the tiny ready. I now am so used to it that it takes me about 1 hour… I could probably do it in 30 minutes if I drank some espresso.
I hope that helps! I used to write a blog about this, I need to start again. With everyone jumping on the tiny-house wagon it has gotten harder to get reliable information. There are a lot of tiny homes out there you couldn’t pay me to drive down the road.
A few notes on this tiny house from a MOVING perspective:
-Those shelves need to be for decor only and it will need to be taken down for moving. Alternatively, you could put a bar in front of the openings and put soft items.
-All that furniture (couch, oven, and refrigerator included) needs to be installed and attached to the floor or structural beams or its going to slide around even on an easy relocation.
-Tile and grout cracks even when not being driven down the road. There is a way to make it driving-down-the-road friendly but definitely inspect this before you buy. Changing things like this after you purchase a big house or a tiny house is common, but its good to have them be expected costs instead of surprise ones
-All that storage is GREAT as long as its secured to something and the cupboard doors either clasp in or have a latch (you can use easy to install clasps used for boat cupboards they’re awesome)
-You need to know how much it weighs… I have 3 axles but I know its overkill and I have a non-standard trailer type so 2 is probably okay but you need to check this!
-The beloved side door that everyone loves will not line up anymore after you drive your house down the road. They’ll close but they likely won’t be water tight, so this is something to think about when you’re driving in the rain. The door is very inset which was very smart of the builders…. they likely knew that this would be required to keep water from seeping in around the double door.
All that being said, this tiny house looks like it is a quality build with great materials and a lot of thought has been put into the design of the home. I think that the lack of secured furniture is good, because the person who purchases it can customize the layout the way they want and THEN secure the furniture. That is truly the best way… there is nowhere to hide from a layout that doesn’t fit your needs in a tiny house! So while I am giving this information for those who are serious about purchasing a tiny house so they go into the purchase knowing what they need to know, I would personally buy this home if I needed a tiny house, assuming it passed my in person inspection.
(and the Tiny named Christmas)
yes, perfect, but how much?? I have dogs and love the lift, no laddder, too perfect!!!
A lift for the loft? Okay I’m sold. At my age that is a worthwhile bonus anyone would love.
We should have video of the lift coming soon! They’re making a video of it for us and hopefully we’ll be able to get some better photos of it too.
Imagination becomes an obsession with design and ways to have the perfect place to call home. I can see where one of these designs with modifications would be a welcome way to achieve a home to fit your style, your inspiration, and your quality of life. In particular, designing outside of the box for access to a loft without the use of conventional ladders, staircases, and other means to gain access.
Just think what you could achieve with a longer trailer and maybe a little wider shell. Plus, this concept and the way it is built says it is ready for the mountainous winds and updrafts created by the landscape. It’s the only way to meet building codes to withstand those kinds of winds if you plan on putting one of these homes on the side of a mountain or even on top of one. Plus, insurance costs should be less with the framing being steel instead of wood.
The other thought of heating it could be one of those ventless gas fireplaces use propane as the fuel or even hooking up to a natural gas line. Efficiency as well as economical costs. I can see having one of these in my future.
A wider shell means you will need an extra wide load sign and permit to move it… total pain in the tush! If you don’t want to move it though that doesn’t matter of course.
Framing with steel has been discussed by a lot of tiny home builders, but apparently its not so great for driving down the road because it rattles and doesn’t seal as well. Just what I have heard, I am not a builder. It is also more expensive and less DIY friendly. I am sure someone will figure out how to do it though! My house is wood and its heavy as heck but it goes down a straight road at 75 mph no problem. No leaks, no shifting!