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400-sq.-ft. Foothills Tiny House

This is the 400-sq.-ft. Foothills Tiny House by West Coast Homes. Check it out!

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  • Bellevue Model
  • Foothills Tiny Project
  • Architect Mark Ouellette
  • 400-sq.-ft.
  • Built in 2020
  • Nevada County, CA

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  • Avatar Michelle Smith
    February 23, 2021, 11:57 am

    How much is this tiny house and could it be modified just a little. Is the fireplace gas or wood?

    • Avatar James D.
      February 23, 2021, 11:41 pm

      Approximate pricing is on their website but as custom builds prices will vary… The fireplace is gas, you generally won’t see wood fireplaces in a Park Model…

  • Avatar Donna Rae
    February 23, 2021, 1:45 pm

    Very nicely done! I love the roomy living area and the materials used throughout are appealing. There is one thing that seems to be a common situation in most tiny homes and that is not enough counter space in the kitchen. I have seen some where the kitchen is quite roomy and I would urge designers in general to make an effort to provide as much counter space as possible. Overall I would say this is beautifully done.

  • Avatar Amber
    February 23, 2021, 6:23 pm

    Very pretty. I especially love that built-in bed/reading spot. The loft that isn’t quite a loft seems to be a great compromise with it’s more manageable staircase over a ladder. I’d probably stay downstairs on the built-in though, I’d very likely fall asleep there with my book anyway! I would definitely take advantage of the movable island too!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      February 24, 2021, 2:43 pm

      It is a perfect book nook!

  • Avatar vee
    February 23, 2021, 7:01 pm

    From what I can see — I really like it — light, bright and contemporary — seems to have a good amount of cabinets and storage spaces?? Saw the washing machine but wondered where the dryer was?
    Otherwise — very, very nice!!

    • Avatar Alison
      February 23, 2021, 11:34 pm

      I wonder if it’s one of those washer-dryer combos. I’ve seen them featured in smaller tiny houses. I wonder if they work well. (There’s also the option of using a clothesline, if you live in a very mild climate, as I do.)

      • Avatar James D.
        February 23, 2021, 11:48 pm

        Yes, it’s a combo washer/dryer… They work but not everyone would consider them ideal because they can’t handle as large loads and sequential washing and drying is a much longer process. While the type of drying it uses can seem to be insufficient at times… A bit of learning curve if you’ve never used one before but if you’re needs are small and you can adapt to the optimal way to use them then they can work well…

  • February 23, 2021, 10:09 pm

    Some nice points, I like the color of the cabinets….However, it’s NOT a great seniors layout for me….In that 400 sqft, I usually get a Half Bath….And I am thinking for the stated price on the home page I can get four of my design if purchased together as a package…I seem to be unreasonable to some but WHO are we building for? I feel there is probably a market for $100 Sqft houses at a fifty to one ratio than the $390 per sqft that is going to require special financing or cash…We have low-income and homeless to consider in ALL our future home planning if we are going to progress abs a nation…Where we should be looking is how to utilize more HEMP in our future small homes. Insulation, flooring, wallboard/Shiplap type systems and even SIPES that are 100% Hemp and Bamboo.

    • Avatar Bob H.
      February 24, 2021, 6:28 am

      You have some valid points, however not all Seniors are low income and are willing to paying more. Not all tiny houses have to be low cost. This would make a wonderful home for people wanting a little more style or possibly a second home.
      It’s nice to see all these options.

    • Avatar Sandra
      February 24, 2021, 10:34 am

      I agree we should or could be using more hemp, solar, wind, nature and have all the insulation possible for seniors. The more it costs to maintain the home on a monthly basis is very important. Most seniors whether they have money or not R frugal because they know what their money will afford. Thank you for letting me post my view

  • Avatar Linda Baker
    February 23, 2021, 11:39 pm

    The fireplace is nice but I think a coat/storage closet would be more useful and where exactly is that daybed? It looks like there is a door next to it so it isn’t in the loft so it isn’t shown on the main floor unless I’m not reading the plans correctly – is the movable island the eating area? I think the beams exposed in the kitchen could be lightened in color (gray or white) to make the space seem larger – I like the number of windows and the bathroom/wet room – I’m waiting for one with a separate bathroom/toilet room though.

    • Avatar Alison
      February 24, 2021, 12:25 pm

      I also couldn’t figure out where the daybed is, even after going to the manufacturer’s website. I suspect that the floor plan shown above is not exactly the one shown in the nice photos. At least the bedroom furniture is different, and maybe the window and door placement. Not sure. They have several options and will customize plans, too.

      • Avatar James D.
        February 24, 2021, 1:54 pm

        It’s accurate, just doesn’t show layers for the different levels, the daybed is in the room in the back right corner adjacent to the bathroom, on the main level… Note, the entrance to the room is shown in the plans directly opposite the fridge and just before the bathroom door… and you can see from the bathroom photos that it doesn’t extend past the door opening to the right and thus only takes up less than half of the width of the structure… So that whole right back corner area is another room…

        Park models of this type are often coupled with a surround deck. So they often have multiple exterior doors for ease of access, which in this case puts one right by the daybed that you can use like a private entrance…

        There’s two other versions of this model series shown on their website that shows some of the variations that are possible when customizing the model, as well as two other model series in their Park Model offerings…

        Note, though, while they will customize, they do not sell plans…

        • Avatar Alison
          February 24, 2021, 5:39 pm

          James, are you saying that the room that shows a queen-sized bed in the floor plan diagram is furnished with a daybed in the photographs? That’s my take, but the windows and door are still not identical. Well, the details don’t really matter that much, as I’m not about to move in. But overall, it is a nice design.

      • Avatar James D.
        February 24, 2021, 8:07 pm

        Not quite, just two things to understand about the diagram… One is it’s the default layout but the photos are of a custom built model that changes have been made to the layout. Two, it’s a flattened image of both levels. So the loft details are covering up the main level details that’s directly below it. Thus the diagram only shows the interior door to enter the corner room from the kitchen but everything else is covered by the loft details, which is what I meant when I said it was not layered. It’s a simple overhead look of the layout that is like having the ceiling removed to look down, the loft still blocks your view of what’s below it… While the custom version of the layout will of course have some differences from the default layout, like 2 additional exterior doors in this model, but the basic floor plan is the same otherwise…

        If you go to their website and look up this model series, you’ll see the diagram but also three separate galleries below it to the three different custom models they’ve built “recently”, this model being the one to the left titled “Foothills Tiny”… Each of the three were customized differently and there’s a few more photos in those galleries than shown here… Like it shows the daybed storage with some of the drawers pulled out, a sitting chair across from the day bed and a closet that occupies the space directly below the stairs, along with a few other details for the rest of the layout, which may help visualize the layout better…

        • Avatar Alison
          February 24, 2021, 10:52 pm

          Ah, I see. Thanks!

  • Avatar vee
    February 24, 2021, 12:02 pm

    To Alison re my comment on the single washing machine — this doesn’t appear to be a stacked washer/dryer combo — I have one & it is much taller (maybe there is some new combo machine out there but I’m not aware of it. And YES! Always a good opportunity to hang the items outside — if — if you live in a warm climate or have an overhang that covers the clothesline in the event of rain. Otherwise, like this little charmer!!!

    • Avatar Alison
      February 24, 2021, 12:21 pm

      Vee, I meant the kind of washer-dryer combo that is all in one box, so to speak. Yes, they are out there, and James made a comment about them above. I did a search and read some reviews. They take a long, long time to process a load through the entire wash-then-dry cycle. Maybe the technology will improve over time.
      I do like this little house.

      • Avatar vee
        February 24, 2021, 7:17 pm

        Thanks much for the news that there is a new combo washer-dryer out there for tiny homes, as I was truly curious. It makes sense that residing in a tiny home one would probably not have tons of laundry to do so a small unit, as I guess it is — would work very well indeed. If not patience is surely needed to get thru the process. Works fine for many I am sure!!

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