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8 x 18 Green Box THOW (Epic Closet!)

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I love seeing longer tiny homes that pack in living space, but Upper Valley Tiny Homes showed us what you can do with just 18 ft. of length in this 8 x 18 Green Box THOW.

The home features two lofts, a great u-shaped kitchen that can accommodate a fridge and stove, and even a wee bit of room for a love seat. The bathroom has an incinerating toilet and shower stall, but my favorite feature in this tiny is the HUGE closet for storing both hanging clothing and tall items like brooms.

Check out the screenshots and then take the full video tour below!

Related: Upper Valley Tiny Homes Beach House THOW

8 x 18 Green Box THOW (Epic Closet!)

Screenshots via YouTube/Upper Valley Tiny Homes

8 x 18 Green Box THOW (Epic Closet!) 8 x 18 Green Box THOW (Epic Closet!) 8 x 18 Green Box THOW (Epic Closet!)
8 x 18 Green Box THOW (Epic Closet!)

Screenshots via YouTube/Upper Valley Tiny Homes


  1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz3FRoj95l-4WIZhWRZlZaQ
  2. http://www.uppervalleytinyhomes.com/

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Sue Baldwin
    April 6, 2017, 12:29 pm

    I’m wondering why the hinges to the utility rooms are on the outside of the doors? Nice job with the systems. I’m totally interested in seeing more and THANK YOU. For showing underneath!
    Might get a little difficult to keep your body moving with so little available floor space. The stairs with cubbies are a great design. For a home this small for me anyway (I know this was built for a customer but have they spent time in a living area so restricted?), maybe less kitchen, smaller appliance footprint and no cupboard where the “real estate” is prime, using instead the upstairs loft for storage. The ground floor could be sleeping area with cubbies below and above the bed with ladder access giving you a daybed to stretch out on.
    Floor storage, brilliant idea as always, why don’t more builders integrate this into the trailer and floor plan.
    Nice, tight little home.
    I’m worried about theft now though, you just need a screwdriver to get into that utility area, hinges on the outside, never a good idea.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2017, 4:48 am

      I’m working on doing some research on tiny house theft and how to prevent it. Alex wants to put together a FAQs e-book answering some of these questions! I’m excited for it.

    • James D.
      April 8, 2017, 6:00 am

      Floor storage is a trade off as you have to raise the floor to give space for storage but that takes away from the height in the living space… Remember, to remain road legal the Tiny House can’t be taller than 13 feet and 6 inches from the ground/bottom of wheels on up… Everything you put into the design has to fit within that height limit…

      So fine if you don’t mind a claustrophobic loft or opt for no loft at all but pretty much every design choice has a trade off to consider…

      Though around the axles, where it’s usually open space to the ceiling anyway, it is one of the ways to make the space between the wheel wells useful but it depends on the floor plan as some layouts have it used for something else, like a pull out bed or it’s where the stairs will go and thus just gets integrated into the stair storage compartments…

      While those that make thick lofts or just thick loft joists have also put storage there as well, sometimes they even design it to be accessible from both below and from the loft…

  • alice h
    April 6, 2017, 1:25 pm

    Always interesting to see the smaller THOW now that there are so many over 24′. I find the layout a bit awkward in this one with the steps in front of a window and the closet taking up so much space. I would prefer to keep things at the ends and leave the middle as open as possible for a lounge area but otherwise a nice place with all the necessary functions and a nice look to the outside as well.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2017, 4:46 am

      I think it’s good to see the shorter ones. You are just quite limited in terms of what all you can fit. But if they did away with the closet, people would say there’s no storage, haha!

  • Sockeye
    April 6, 2017, 2:31 pm

    Nice to see how things work as we rarely get to see that. I do have to agree that I would prefer to have access to some of those things such as the solar/electric switch from inside the house. I do like the floor storage very much although in this case it looks like you’d have to be careful how much water you used for washing the floor lest it get into the storage or swell the boards.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2017, 4:44 am

      Good point!

    April 6, 2017, 6:56 pm

    Really awesome THOW! I would like to see more on the installing of the utilities. Were solar panels on the roof? Really liked the kitchen. I think I would’ve liked the big closet gone or shrunken down substantially to make more room for seating. How heavy was the home? Really nicely done!!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2017, 4:37 am

      Yea I’m not sure about those questions! But if you wanted one too, you could ask the builder!

  • Carolyn Vick
    April 6, 2017, 10:13 pm

    What I really love and haven’t seen too much of, is the kitchen on three walls like this one has. It makes one feel as though everything is at your finger tips. The wood is great on the counter tops. Just too small for me.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2017, 4:33 am

      Yea I really like that kitchen set-up, at least with one cook! It also allows you to create a separate living area in a shorter trailer.

  • dana
    April 7, 2017, 2:38 am

    the designer has done a lot with a very small space.

    a cautionary note for DIYers…the carbon monoxide DETECTOR should be mounted low to the floor (where heavy gas resides), so you are alerted before it reaches your bed…alarms can be place up high.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2017, 4:27 am

      Thanks Dana!

    • James D.
      April 8, 2017, 6:11 am

      Uh, no… Technically CO is actually slightly lighter than air but it’s close enough and mixes with the air in an enclosed space that it occupies the same general space…

      So you can actually place it either high or low, what’s key is that you place it near where you sleep as that’s where you are most vulnerable…

      While combo Smoke and CO detectors usually have to be placed high because smoke at least rises…

      Though a generic CO detector is usually not much protection in a Tiny House. So it’s usually best to get a low level detector that shows you CO levels over time, which also helps you narrow down sources like when cooking and figuring out whether your venting is working properly or not, etc.

  • dana
    April 7, 2017, 2:44 am

    if the selection of a wood burning stove could be turned into a wall mount (especially for such a tiny space), i would get the box out of the way, and use the underfloor area of the intended bedroom for a roll away bed, and use the raised floor area as a living area instead of a bed…subject of course to the client’s needs…might need to raise it a few more inches depending on mattress height, but it would create a wonderful multipurpose use for the footprint.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2017, 4:27 am

      Oh very clever idea Dana! I like it 🙂

    • Sue baldwin
      April 12, 2017, 5:36 pm

      The made in Quebec tiny stoves, the Cub and the Grizzly can be mounted on the wall

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