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22-ft. Aging In Place Modern Tiny Home by Tru Form Tiny

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This is a gorgeous 22 ft Verve by Tru Form Tiny, built as an aging-in-place “granny pad” so this client could live near her son.

The home features a ground-floor bedroom tucked in the corner of large picture windows, so no loft-climbing is necessary! The galley kitchen features a large refrigerator and a two-burner cooktop. Best of all, there’s a little laundry station over the washer/dryer combo unit with the most charming decorations—it almost makes me want to do laundry! Take the photo tour below and contact Tru Form Tiny for your Verve model.

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She chose a 22 Ft Verve For Her Retirement Home

Aging-in-Place 22 Ft Verve by Tru Form Tiny (In a Tiny House Village!)

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The space is a blend of Scandinavian and Farmhouse styles.

Aging-in-Place 22 Ft Verve by Tru Form Tiny (In a Tiny House Village!)

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Look at that cozy bed with huge picture windows!

Aging-in-Place 22 Ft Verve by Tru Form Tiny (In a Tiny House Village!)

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Now I’m thinking I need a blanket ladder! So cute.


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Seating for two with these funky chairs.


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The space has a mini-split for heating and cooling.


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I love the extra-large window sill for books/plants.


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A two-burner cooktop for simple meal-making.


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The cutting board over the sink is a great way to maximize counter space


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Wire hanging baskets, glass containers, and corner shelves make the laundry center gorgeous.


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The standard stand-up shower stall is accessible for walking into.


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Washer/dryer unit tucked in here.


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The bathroom has a flush toilet and a tiny sink.


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I love the industrial shelves in the bathroom.


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  • Custom 22′ Verve by Tru Form Tiny
  • Nearby “granny pad”
  • Downstairs queen bed
  • Table with two chairs
  • Large windows
  • Apply ply cabinets
  • Washer/dryer combo
  • White panel exterior with cedar accent
  • Flush toilet
  • Stand-up shower
  • Tiny sink in the bathroom
  • Two burner cooktop
  • Sink cover

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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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  • Angela
    July 16, 2020, 9:56 am

    I would need a more traditional kitchen set up with 4 burners and an oven, and I wouldn’t want my bed up against a huge window like that.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 16, 2020, 1:12 pm

      Yes I bake a lot of bread. Definitely would need an oven but I’m sure Tru Form Tiny could add one for you 🙂

      • Eric
        January 6, 2024, 1:36 pm

        Surely a breadmaker would suffice? They are pretty common here in NZ so I imagine would also be pretty common in the States.

  • Nancy M.
    July 16, 2020, 1:07 pm

    I love everything about this house! I would love to wake up in the morning and look out the windows surrounding the bed! Of course, I live in the woods, so have no visible neighbors, so I probably wouldn’t even close the curtains most of the time! The only thing I might tweek would be to make the shower slightly bigger. This, basically, is my ideal house!!! Love it, love it, love it!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 16, 2020, 1:11 pm

      That’s awesome! We have woods too and it’s nice not needed to close up the blinds all the time.

    • Mary
      July 16, 2020, 4:04 pm

      If you enlarge the shower the electrical plugs will be inside the shower stall rather than on the edge. The electric plugs being so close to the shower would definitely not conform with any building codes re possible electrical shock. Marketed as an “age in place” without a loft, but needing an 8′ ladder to reach a coffee cup or dish? No closet for a coat or even drawers for pj’s is just bad design. Yes, you could have a chest of drawers, but you would need to take out the bed. This looks cheaply made with unfinished raw plywood edges. Don’t fall in love because of the color scheme and cheap wire baskets.

      • James D.
        July 20, 2020, 10:26 pm

        No, most codes only requires that the outlet not be in or above the wet area… like…

        quote NEC, “406.8 Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations.

        (C) Bathtub and Shower Space.
        Receptacles shall not be installed within or directly over a bathtub or shower stall.”, end quote…

        So anywhere else, and even immediately next to, is not prohibited in most codes… This is why outlets can be near sinks too and just have to be GFCI…

        While this was custom built, so it wasn’t cheap… Just exactly how the client wanted it…

          July 23, 2020, 2:22 pm

          @ James you speak as you are the Builder? I concur the build and finish work looks great, with one exception. The Plywood open faced cabinets, look cheap and do not fit with the rest of the nicely finished work. Hey do you ever think we will slide-outs like in Travel Trailers in tiny homes?

        • James D.
          July 28, 2020, 8:17 pm

          @Kevin Knutson – No, I’m not the builder of this home. I just keep track of most builders and their quality of work. This is one a few variations of this model this builder has built to date and it’s primarily the interiors they tailor to their specific clients, this one having it optimized to be an AirBNB/rent-able property…

          Keep in mind what’s ideal for a rental property is not the same as a forever home… The home itself will still generally need to be done well but rental properties typically prioritize ease of maintenance, with furniture and even built ins that are ideally easy to fix or replace. Since, when you have a constant traffic of different people the interior will see a lot more wear and tear than a typical home would and it is the point of a rental property to keep it profitable and not put more into it than you will get out of it…

          Anyway, as to slide outs. People have actually been doing slide outs, slide ups, pop-ups for tiny homes for many years already…

          The article posted on July 24th, “Big Tiny House With Slide-Outs And Downstairs Bedroom”, is a recent example with 2 slide outs… Albeit, it’s a model that may give some sticker shock…

          For something more affordable, you can check out Tiny Idahomes, RVIA certified builder based in Idaho… They basically specialize in making hybrid Tiny House RV’s. So can offer just about any feature you can think of and they’ve even done a custom Toy Hauler/Hunting Cabin for a wheel chair bound client…

      • James D.
        July 28, 2020, 8:40 pm

        @Kevin Knutson – Oops, excuse me, ignore the whole AirBNB part of the previous post, that’s what most of the other units they’ve built for this model series have been used for, slipped my mind this was a retirement home… That’s what I get for posting while walking with my phone…

        Anyway, hope the rest of that previous post was useful…

      • Patricia Ryan
        January 26, 2021, 8:52 pm

        That was the first thing I saw, too, needing a ladder to use your dishes. I can also well imagine wearing shorts and the back of my thighs getting cut or at least ridged on those copper chair edges.

        • Dawn
          September 30, 2023, 5:41 pm

          I love this, but would need a closet. I would ask for a bump out closet where the ladder is right now. If that could be accomplished then this would be very much improved.

  • Carol Surprise
    July 16, 2020, 1:42 pm

    Do u know of any tiny home communities here in Temecula, Ca or any information for me please! I am very interested in living in one just like u have shown here? Thank you

  • Mary Ann
    July 16, 2020, 3:08 pm

    I have to say, this home is beautiful and very much aligns with my taste and needs. Doesn’t feel small or confined at all. I would need to add a stove somehow. I know this model starts at $45K but I wonder how much this one is.

  • Cecelia Sanson
    July 16, 2020, 3:32 pm

    Hi, this tiny house is beautiful! Could you please tell me the measurements of the bathroom? Thank you, Cecelia

  • Kathy
    July 16, 2020, 6:11 pm

    This little house has everything, and I want one! Let me amend that a little – it has everything for an aging individual, and I need one! LOL Its light and open, has even a washer/dryer in such a small space.The price is surely right. Couple of questions: do I see a pull out pantry to the right of the sink…..and is that a small closet next to the fridge?

  • BJ
    July 17, 2020, 1:53 am

    Its a very nice place, I would have to have a shade or light curtains for that window, open by day close by night. I would like softer chairs. Using table for other things . Bed downstairs is ideal. Love space for plants. Like the light color of interior.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 17, 2020, 1:11 pm

      Those accordion blinds would work really well for this house. I got some room-darkening ones on Amazon.

  • D. Pedersen
    July 17, 2020, 2:12 am

    I could live in this. It looks really nice. Only thing I would add, would be a combination microwave and conventional oven over the washing machine. And I might put a drop leaf desk, where café table and chairs stand, as well as some shelves for my books. But that is about the only changes I would make.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 17, 2020, 1:10 pm

      I like those ideas!

    • Mary Ann
      July 17, 2020, 2:31 pm

      Didn’t know there was a combo microwave/oven available. Great idea.

      • James D.
        July 17, 2020, 4:08 pm

        @Mary Ann – Yes, there’s combo Microwave and Convection Ovens… Have to switch modes but they can cook either way. Often they also serve as the range vent hood and is one of the reasons you may see one installed over the range…

        Alternatively, there’s wall oven combinations that basically stack the different ovens as a customizable built in option and you just choose which one you use… On the high end, kitchens are extremely customizable. There’s even microwaves that function like drawers and ovens with elevator trays so the oven can be hidden in the counter top or upper cabinets… Among a long list of other interesting kitchen inventions…

        There’s usually an annual kitchen tech show in Europe, if you can catch some video on it you’d be amazed what’s available these days…

        • Kathy
          July 17, 2020, 4:16 pm

          hey there James D. There you are again, with the best advice. I just wanted to add my 2 cents here — the best IMHO countertop MW/Conv oven is the Breville. It could be installed in a cubby like a standard MW or put on the counter, or on a rolling cart. I love mine!!

        • Mary Ann
          July 18, 2020, 11:24 am

          Thank you, James!

  • LP
    July 18, 2020, 4:21 pm

    Where does she store all her clothes? Under the bed? Also, there’s no oven, as some have pointed out. To have a kitchen that takes up most of the place without it being a full kitchen doesn’t seem like good design. I guess you could do some crock pot cooking, but again, I’d want a full kitchen. Was never a fan of having a bed right next to an eating/cooking area either. My friends just got a trailer (used, in great shape, for about 8 grand) that has a separate bedroom and a living room and it is amazing! Not sure the length, probably closer to 30′.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 20, 2020, 9:54 am

      It could be a situation where she will eat with her son since it sounds like it’s in his backyard, but yes I’d love a full kitchen myself.

    • James D.
      July 20, 2020, 10:46 pm

      Mind, a good high end vent hood goes a long way to helping to contain what is done in the kitchen… Induction cooking also has some advantages, like you can boil water twice as fast, and set more precise temperatures that helps make cooking more efficient and less time wasted… You could also put a induction compatible hotplate over the induction cook top to give yourself a larger cooking area and/or turn it into a grill when needed… and induction only heats the cookware and not the air…

      Besides, like Natalie pointed out, she may not need to use it much… Or she may prefer foods that don’t require a lot of prep and cooking. There are many different diets and ways of preparing food besides just heating them… Some people also prefer a more basic kitchen, especially, if only preparing meals for just themselves…

  • Ann
    January 26, 2021, 5:01 pm

    Cute little place. Those kitchen chairs are different. I’d be afraid of cutting my legs on the edges, though.

  • Michael
    January 27, 2021, 1:57 am

    Bravo, one of the few THOW without loft Elderly don’t like it and it’s not for a hot and humid climate like we have in FL. Air condition can’t overcome physics, cold air is going down and hot air is going up.
    It is also no secret that sleeping area should be cooler than living area.
    Even storage lofts aren’t practical lifting heavy stuff up? Under floor , under bed and sitting benches are much more convenient.
    Having big windows in the sleeping area is a matter of taste and location. In general, they make a small space optically wider.
    I like this one a lot because you can sit on a chair and not a stool, facing each other when eating or talking and more because they can be easily moved where ever needed.
    Well done.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 27, 2021, 1:23 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! I really love when they have pull-out drawers under a bed. Those seem like the best option for storing clothing.

  • Maria Kentala
    January 27, 2021, 6:45 am

    Well There would be alot of changes I would make to this home. The bathroom, I would put the electrical on the other side of the mirror. Kitchen, where the washer/dryer combo is I would put a stackable washer and dryer. I would replace the window where the sink is,one that opens up and down. I don’t like the sink. I would replace it with a double sink and a good old fashion faucet with a hot and cold handles. I would move the hood over and place a apartment size free standing stove under it. I would remove the big frig and put in an under the counter frig so I would have more counter space and be able to a wall cabinet above it and a small wall cabinet on the other side of the hood near the window. Where the table and chairs are,that window also would be replaced with a window that opens up and down also the other two windows where the bed is would be changed to windows that open up and down. I would get rid of that big picture window and just have a wall. I would get rid of those tacky plywood shelves. The front door would be changed to a fan light window door. Then this house would be perfect for me. Just my thoughts.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 27, 2021, 1:17 pm

      All great ideas!

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 28, 2021, 8:00 pm

    This is really nice. Beautifully decorated, and comfortable looking. Nice job!

    • Marsha Cowan
      September 30, 2023, 7:09 pm

      Just wanted to update my comment from two years ago. I love this tiny house! It’s lovely and cozy and practical. Love the decorating, too.

  • May 29, 2021, 2:06 am

    I love the interior of this tiny home; so bright and cheery. I don’t see a dryer, so I assume the owner line dries her clothes. The only thing I don’t like about this tiny home is that there doesn’t appear to be much storage space. I also don’t care for the hanging lighting in the kitchen area, but that can be easily resolved.

    • May 29, 2021, 2:12 am

      Didn’t notice the large window in the bedroom area the first view. I wouldn’t want a window that large right next to my bed. It wouldn’t be a good experience having that window shatter inward (tornado, rock, etc.) while you were laying in bed.

    • James D.
      May 29, 2021, 5:46 pm

      It’s a combo Washer/Dryer, so same unit for both functions…

  • Eric
    May 29, 2021, 8:23 pm

    it “almost” makes me want to do laundry! LOL … the only reason I do laundry is coz I need clean clothes.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 3, 2021, 5:41 am

      I really agree. Laundry is my least favorite chore. I would honestly rather scrub the toilets LOL

      • Eric
        June 3, 2021, 6:53 pm

        eeeeyuk! Scrub toilets?? Isn’t that what scrubbers do? rg&dfc

  • garrick
    May 30, 2021, 8:15 am

    Re slideouts: For tiny homes one idea would be a slideout that extends the rear end to house to create a bedroom. This is the way the Keystone Outback RV is made. There are also some RVs that make their bed slidouts with canvas endclosures rather than solid structure. This makes them lower weight and easier to extend.
    For older people and other ages by choice, climbing up a ladder to go to bed isn’t what they see as being ideal, and this would be a solution.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 2, 2021, 2:14 pm

      Great idea!

  • Joyce Lynch
    November 6, 2021, 4:35 am

    found my style, mostly. wondering what the weight of this one is?

  • Donna Rae
    January 8, 2024, 3:39 pm

    After viewing all of the photos and reading all of the comments, it seems to me that one thing that could address many of the suggestions is to add length to the Tiny. Of course, the shorter length assures a lower price but if you are going to be living in a Tiny full-time and for a long time, spending a little more to add comfort and convenience would be worth it in the end. A bigger kitchen would mean enough space for some of those large lower drawers so you don’t have to reach high to get at your dishes and might allow enough space for an apartment sized stove with 4 burners and a small oven. I’d love a regular sized refrigerator, too, instead of a trailer fridge on a short platform. I agree that a stacked washer and dryer would be nice. I’ve had a combo washer/dryer and they take FOREVER to run a cycle but even that’s better than going to the laundromat. Probably not a problem if you don’t have a lot of laundry and don’t have anything else to do. 😉 A bigger shower might allow for a seat and ample elbow room…or just more room for those who are claustrophobic. A bigger sink would also be nice. Well, you get the picture. Just a little more length gives more options. I’m not saying that the shorter version doesn’t have virtues but for those who want just a bit more room, adding length could solve some issues. Thousands more in cost could be a challenge for some, of course. There are many things to weigh when making decisions about such things.

  • Dave
    April 10, 2024, 2:01 pm

    The best way to make use of space is with a murphy bed. We have one and it allows a lot of room when folded up. We put shelving on each side of it but small wardrobes would work as well. A combo murphy couch or murphy table would even be better. Folks like what they like I would have different chairs. Kitchen wise we have a fold down Toaster oven, Air fryer, that can make great cakes as well as small pizzas. That along with a Insta-pot and you have very many options.

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