This is an 8′ x 20′ solar tiny house on wheels for sale by Tennessee Tiny Homes.
It features a metal roof, Pergo flooring, full shower, composting toilet, metal kitchen countertop, fold-down table, reclaimed tin ceiling, water catchment and reclamation system, a solar panel awning, and more!
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Nice look on outside, sorry but not the best use on inside , was disappointed.
Overall, I like it but these are not allowed in my area-on wheels or not. Getting a variance will be impossible, given the knee jerk reaction I received when I asked someone who is supposedly a lawyer. Some are good at dealing with legal issues, but I am not. Hopefully, things will get better.
How disheartening to hear that, And yet we are suppose to be such a free country we live in.. As long as one keep up their property and doesn’t let junk and clutter take over . I see nothing wrong if people who choose to live in such dwelling, why they just aren’t allowed, ( again as long as it is well maintained) Rather it has wheels or not on it.. …
For starters, I am sorry if this is too wordy.
I did not return the lawyer’s call, as that seems like a dead end. I will have to find other routes, or just move to a more forward thinking community. Locally, mobile homes are allowed in mobile home parks and on acreage in certain areas. None are allowed if they are less than 900 sq, or so. It seems to me that mobile homes often look unattractive, even if they are new/well maintained. In my mind, those same communities not allowing tiny homes anywhere goes back to ignorance about them and square footage. Traditional build homes and mobile homes are movable, but it is expensive to do, so many people stay where they are or relocate. For example, once I was considering a mobile home, but wanted to have it moved, a local mover estimated it would cost $1000-$3000 for a single move. I recently had a tow company haul a 20ft trailer, as I am currently without a tow vehicle, that move cost me $150. It seems that communities care less about what a mobile home looks like, now or in the future than they care about its being tied to the location. One of the things I like about tiny homes is that they are readily mobile. However, that is exactly why so many communities won’t allow them. I have seen listings for pretty inexpensive THOWs. Maybe they are cheaply built or the owners built before checking out the legal issues. I read an article about a man who built a tiny home on remote acreage that he owns, here in Michigan. He was open about his intentions and forged ahead, believing that officials who denied his request, would come around. They did not and he was trying to sell it. He did admit that he was foolhardy to continue, after having been warned.
It seems to me, that communities could rightly require for homes to be well built, according to the Uniform Building Code, but the square footage should be up to the homeowner, in my opinion. I thought that square footage would be a minor issue, but the retired builder agreed with me that home size is one topic that officials are unlikely to yield on, due to its affect in the tax base.
As is true with so many things, you need to think it out. Very simple. When I was in my teens, my sister got a horse. My dad applied for a permit to build a small barn. Permit denied, barns were not allowed, no exceptions. So, he applied for a permit to build a garage. Permit granted, no questions asked. And that is how we wound up with a garage that looked exactly like a barn.
So, if I were worried about it, I’d try for a permit to build a garage, leave it open, if it needed to be inspected, except for a toilet, or whatever. Then after any inspection, make your inside mods. That is if you were never planning on moving it. Personally, I’d say that if you want it on wheels get a decent used camper, mod it as I desired, and go with that. My personal preference, at this time, is a van to convert, just haven’t found one yet I’m satisfied with.
Keeping the tax base up is IMO the main reason for the sq ft requirements. Always about the $. Theo is on the right track, gotta think outside the box. Many areas will let you put a 12’x24′ shed on a residential lot with proper setbacks. Get your permit & your good to go. Built on skids, you can always have it moved. Instead of the shed/home being fancy on the outside, keep it stealthy! You can run water & power to it so it would be hard to tell from the outside or get this permitted also. It’s not that difficult. Spend the money on the inside instead. Then there’s the benefit of being 12′ wide versus the 8.5′. You can really do so much more with 12′ & get away from the hamster hamlet called a loft. Build the shed, leave it bare framed like a regular shed, set according to the rules, & then build it out.
Is a thow going to be livable for you? How often do you envision moving it? If you have your own property there are other avenues you could persue. In my area, there are a lot of people with travel trailers parked next to their house with power & water running to them. Nobody seems to hassle these people as the TT’s are fairly common. If trying to achieve some semblance of personal freedom, you could build a THOW that looks more like a typical TT. You would be giving up some aesthetics but would most likely fly under the radar. Most of the THOW stick out like a sore thumb, a bad thing if your trying to go unnoticed. Look around your area & check out that avenue.
As far as this build goes, it does nothing for me. I’ll leave it at that.
This is relatively inexpensive, so I would expect many comments appreciating the price. But there are zero at this time, noon on sunday
$218 per square foot for a shed on wheels with solar panels and a compost toilet? I don’t think so.
Floor looks dirty, you’d think they could have cleaned it before taking pictures.
And yet another loft. And steps with no handrail.
Inside ceiling is NOT attractive at all. And I don’t find the outside appealing either.
The woodwork looks good, and solar panels on a fold-down seems like a good idea – I would have had a fold-down porch under it tho.
Some solar is better than none but the way the panels are situated on this one will limit how you can position the thow to receive maximum exposure & get the most out of your solar. I would have taken a different approach.
Yeah, me too, but I think this is the first I have seen with solar on a fold down roof. If I was using solar I would still put some there, but I’d have it angled down some, to catch more son, and I’d have some on the roof also. And, being me, I’d stick at least one wind generator somewhere in the mix – some is good, more is better, too much is just enough.
I like it! The price includes solar and water catchment system. I think that may be why the price seems steep?
I think you’d have to have more solar than this one shows before the price would be much. I didn’t see anything in the way of info on the solar really.
Water catchment & reclamation – didn’t see anything about this either. Personally I could put one together for very little. I would put in a filter system too.
For any water used for cooking and/or drinking I would definitely sterilize it first. No biggie, in Turkey we used a large plastic garbage can scrubbed clean, 45 or 55 gallons. I think it was two drops of clorox to each gallon of water. Didn’t taste great for drinking straight, but safe. Tea or coffee tasted fine. I imagine they still make them, electric water stills – put in water, plug in, it captures all the steam (sterile water), then dump out the water left, repeat. Simple, low maintenance, but requires an electric source. There are other methods available too, at low to still reasonable to excessive prices.
Want fresh milk? Bet most of you never heard of this one. In Turkey, the only milk we could get was infrequent, and always frozen solid. We could get powdered milk all day long. Mix powdered milk up and it pretty well tastes like ugh. However, put it in a blender, with cold water, and it was recommended to me to add ice cubes – don’t know if it was just to make it colder, add air, or what, but I never questioned that, just added the ice. And that is how you get milk that tastes like you just brought it from the store.
I see too many of these thow that say they are off grid capable. (I have a tent that is off grid) I looked at the builders website & could not find anything related to this posting so kinda bummed about that. I see 2 PV panels so they have maybe 500-600 watt capacity. That’s not much. Not mention of batteries, inverter, grid tie? Water catchment not shown? These featured THOW need to do a much better job displaying their wares & disseminating all the details. I usually go to whatever website is listed & generally you can find more info. Not on this one. Why not??
Theo, nice tip on the milk. Yes, there are plenty of small electric distillers out there. I’ve used colloidal silver for almost 2 decades to purify water, self medicate, & medicate animals. You can make it for pennies per gallon. FYI, the space shuttle used a silver impregnated water filtration system for their potable water. There is a good reason for this. Food for thought.
Yep, to me ‘off the grid’ means just that – no hook up to electricity, no hook up to water, no hook up to sewer, or whatever else. Self sufficient.
Could you please tell how you use colloidal silver to purify water & the filtration system? Or a link that tells how, please?
Thank you so much! :):):)
AIO – here are some links. I’ll start with Wikipedia. They do a fair job of listing both sides of the colloidal silver (CS) coin. I’ve used it for 18+ years. You will often see claims of argyria. I haven’t turned grey yet. I would urge you to read all you can find on CS before doing anything. The only way to go if you decide to use CS is to make your own. Realize that the FDA & big Pharma do not want competition so they will discredit CS at every available opportunity. If you look at the historical use of silver it is easy to see its antibacterial/antiviral/antifungal properties.
This is a start for you. I have 2 different CS generators. A simple 27v battery powered one & then an AC powered unit from here.
Of course there is a sales pitch here along with all CS sites. That’s why I urge you to do a lot of reading, investigate every bit of data you read, & then come to your own conclusions.
Best wishes & enjoy the day !
Yeah, I’d like to know how to treat water with it too. Also would like to know how to make it.
Theo, I posted a fairly extensive reply to AIO with a lot of links. It was awaiting moderation. Hopefully it reappears.
I agree with the “shed” comments. Nothing to get excited over. The exterior is nice, but certainly am disapointed with the rest.
I have to say I’m not crazy over this tiny home. I would have liked to see possibly some kitchen cabinets, stove, fridge etc., I noticed the stairs were not finished as far as the storage. The loft looked pretty small and dark. I have to say I do like the woodwork throughout the home. I think that it is great that they have water catchment system and solar panels attached. I wish them good luck in selling their home!
It looks lonely with that wide open door, sort of like arms extending while the house whispers “Come in, come in; look around and envision what you can do to dress me up. I’m dying to see how I look in a new outfit.”
This house is very attractive on the outside and the solar panel placement is so clever!
Is it just me, or does the house seem to be missing a kitchen?
I admit I just don’t understand the reason ing behind rejecting tiny homes. It’s ok to be homeless under a bridge though. I’m not into government policy
Awning are very rare to see. Why do most tiny houses skip these? Do people like to live in hot houses?
My personal thoughts on this are two:
One, most of the designs seem to be pretty much the same, like a lot of the designs are copied from someone else’s design.
Two, people just are not doing their homework, and researching this stuff.
Me, I would definitely want a folding awning/roof that would be large enough for a large solar panel(s). But under it I would also want a folding porch large enough to hold at least a couple of chairs (folding zero gravity chairs would be perfect), and a couple of folding tray tables, bare minimum. Oh yes, and a cooler of course.
I have been researching for a long time, and have hundreds of links saved. In general I know what I want, just not in detail. I do NOT want a THOW, and consider most ugly, and not to my taste at all. However, if I did want one, I would design my own, and likely build it, with some help. I certainly know enough to design one, and experience enough to build one. But that is not my thing. I want something drivable, a van (preferably extended roof, so I don’t have to extend the roof), or a Suburban (probably have to extend the roof). No stepvan, had one, did NOT work for me, sold it without doing a thing to it. Found a stripped camper van, and hoping to get it, will try to look at it tomorrow, but the guy is very hard to get a hold of. And the price is very low, and he says he will have it running this weekend. A really cheap extended top van, and it runs, how great is that?
Love this home ,the fact that there’s enough left undone to personalize it is great.The fact that there is no rail for stares means a beautiful iron one could be put in and the ceiling also recycling material great job and again paintable .
I agree with the posters about how the insides layout and aesthetics are… well, leave a lot to be desired.
What impressed me was the use of solar panels as porch & window covers. Now, if they added more to the roof they would probably never run out of electrical juice.
Dunno about that, personally I did not see anything about batteries or the necessary equipment.