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Amazing Tiny House Vacation with Sauna

This gorgeous tiny house vacation with a sauna is called Hope Cottage.

It’s a little bed and breakfast called Hope Island Cottages Bed and Breakfast in Fidalgo Island near La Conner in Washington State.

So if you’ve been wanting to try out tiny living, here’s yet another tiny house vacation option for you. And this tiny house is simply stunning. See for yourself below. :)

Amazing Tiny House Vacation with Sauna

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Learn more: http://hopecottage.webflow.com/

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  • Holly Morrison May 21, 2015, 7:42 am

    Absolutely gorgeous design and a sauna to boot! I love these folks priorities! Very classy and nicely done.

  • Heidi May 21, 2015, 8:09 am

    I have been checking out peoples “tiny houses” for the past three years…and if I had to pick three tiny houses from all of them, this one would be one of them, but most likely the Winner.
    I would for my owe personal preference, not have the sauna, in stead a bathtub, :)
    Again…nicely done

    • Carole Hamman October 14, 2015, 8:00 pm

      Me, too! Sauna’s are nice, But my personal preference would be to soak in a nice TUB! This THOW is the best -as far as Eye-appeal, design,ect.

      • Kim Pratt May 22, 2016, 12:25 am

        A tub with jets, so you can have like an indoor hot tub. Another use for the space instead of the sauna a combo Washer/dryer. That would definitely be convenient for folks who are disabled and can’t easily get to a Laundromat. Also, you can do laundry on a bad weather day, because you have your own w/d. I like that idea as well.

  • Heidi May 21, 2015, 8:27 am

    I have been checking out peoples “tiny houses” for the past three years…and if I had to pick three tiny houses from all of them, this one would be one of them, but most likely the Winner.
    I would for my own personal preference, not have the sauna, just because that’s not a priority for me…in stead a bathtub would be my pleasure :)
    Again…nicely done

  • Deb May 21, 2015, 2:34 pm

    While this tiny home has many nice features and is beautifully crafted, I would not want to live in a design that includes steps to the loft that go over the kitchen counter. Dirt from people’s feet, debris that falls off clothing like lint and fiber dust is going to drift down into food prep areas. I’ve seen this configuration in a number of tiny homes and wonder how it is to truly live with it. If residents have pets, it’s even worse, with pet fur and dander drifting down to food prep areas too. Let’s just hope a pet doesn’t have some kind of “accident” on the steps which also drips or plops down into the (ideally) hygienic food prep area.
    Aside from that issue, how nice to have a sauna for relaxation. If this were a real home and not a vacation spot, the argument could be made that with lowered costs and fewer maintenance requirements, folks could more easily afford a luxury like a sauna at home, and would have time to enjoy it too rather than being at some job they don’t like, but which is required to pay a big mortgage. Nice inclusion there with the sauna.

    • Jojo May 21, 2015, 6:30 pm

      Actually it seems to me that the food preparation counter is on the opposite counter next to the sink. At least that’s where I usually prepare my food. Also if shoes are left by door when entering the permises and pets are not allowed upper level, it functions perfectly :)

      • Deb May 22, 2015, 1:21 pm

        I understand that when living in tiny homes – I live in one myself, we often must develop routines to function well, like your suggestion of leaving shoes at the door or not allowing pets upstairs, but really, I have an issue with this method when designing the place differently can solve these problems and eliminate these restrictions. People CAN walk upstairs, in shoes, and they CAN let pets up there if the stairs over the counter design issue is resolved. This is the essence of good design, to tweak things so that life’s processes flow smoothly. I added to my original post an idea of separating the stairway from the kitchen with a glass or poly panel. This would keep stuff from falling from the stairs down to the counter below. That, to me, is a better solution because it doesn’t impose conditions on the way people and pets live in the home on a daily basis. What if you are all dressed and ready to go outside but you forget something up in the loft? Are you really going to want to stop, sit down, take off your shoes, get the item, sit back down and put your shoes back on? I doubt it. You are going to walk up the stairs in your shoes and probably leave a trail of dirt that you have to clean up later in the kitchen. Wouldn’t it be better to glass off the stairway, one time, so that whenever you want to go upstairs, in whatever clothing or shoes you want, you can?
        Even if the main prep area is on the other side, can you see putting a dish down on the counter next to the oven in the process of putting it in the oven or taking it out and having stuff rain down on it? I just wouldn’t want that in my own home, is all I was saying.

    • John May 21, 2015, 7:20 pm

      I believe the stairs go over the microwave and the refrigerator. The prep area is on the other side of the kitchen.

      • Deb May 21, 2015, 9:17 pm

        True, the main prep area is on the other side of the kitchen, but I’m imagining opening that oven door while someone is walking up the steps. I can still see dirt coming down and onto food that is sitting there, coming in or out of the oven. But I looked again and thought of a pretty simple way to fix this. What if there was a clear panel of glass or poly right there, from the hand rail down to the top of each step, separating the stairs from the kitchen so nothing could fall down on the counter area? That would not be a difficult fix, it seems. Otherwise, it’s a really nice home.

        • Eric August 18, 2016, 4:42 am

          But..but, but, it’s only extra roughage for your diet. All good stuff I hear, all good.

      • Deb May 21, 2015, 9:20 pm

        One thing I do like about this kitchen is that it has a lot of counter/work space compared to some other tiny houses I’ve seen, and that’s nice.

    • dee May 21, 2015, 7:22 pm

      Sorry did not mean to report! fast fingers!

      • Jojo May 22, 2015, 7:09 pm

        Of course that is a great suggestion, why not, especially if you feel that you’d have a problem in that area. I don’t live in a tiny house yet, but all practical tips are more than welcome.
        I have a wonderful well trained dog, and one of our house rules are no shoes in the house, and is a habit even for the smallest tiniest reason if I forgot something I just automatically remove my shoes when I enter the house, so does my daughter and husband, I suppose it’s part of my culture and how I grow up, but not my husband yet he has adjusted really well. Also as I mentioned before our dog is really well trained, happy dog. She knows upstairs, kitchen and sofas are off limits, unless we welcome her (on the sofa). So as you can see, it really depends on the angel you are looking at it and if it becomes a problem. And what is your problem is not mine, and vice a verse :) regardless I think your screen idea is brilliant, if one would choose this design, why not. :)

      • Deb May 22, 2015, 8:58 pm

        Ah, now this is getting interesting, involving different habits due to different cultures – Jojo you mention being Finnish and you said it’s a custom to remove shoes. I understand and respect this. However for me, and where I live, I am often walking around in muddy hiking boots that even when scraped and wiped properly, still leave a lot of dirt. They take a little bit of time to sit down and lace up to get off and on, not like easy slippers that come off more easily and quickly. I live in a small tiny home, 8 x 25 feet, and so I live a lot of my life outside. I find I’m going in and out a lot, maybe more so than most people who don’t live in a tiny home. So that’s why the issue of removing shoes every time I come indoors is challenging for me.
        My dogs are large, two Dobermans who weigh about 80 pounds each. Because my home is so small, I don’t feel like I can restrict them to any one area, as that would make them feel like they were living in a really too small box, so they are allowed up on the sofa. The sofa converts at night to their bed, actually. And I have a special cover that goes over my own bed during the day or at times when I like to have them nap with me. I don’t like them under the covers with me, but they do get up there, on top of covers, and hang out. This is also why I said they’d be climbing up and down the stairs a lot. I look at my floor here, and in my situation, with these two big beloved dawgs, even though they are short haired, there is a lot of dirt and hair on the floor, fresh every day, from them. I imagine my dogs and our habits, and for us, the stairs over the kitchen are not a workable idea, although I can see how someone with different habits and different pets or no pets at all, could have an easier time with that design.
        That’s the beauty of tiny homes though – something for everyone, and easily designed to fit the lifestyles of quite varied people! I love it!

    • D Hall August 14, 2015, 1:14 pm

      I understand your concern with stairs going “over the kitchen”. These stairs are actually to the left side of the kitchen counter.

  • mick May 21, 2015, 2:36 pm

    The stairs and kitchen setup gave me some great ideas. Very functional designs. Thanks

  • Y. K. Greene May 21, 2015, 2:39 pm

    I find the fisheye lens a little disingenuous as it tends to inflate proportions and distort views. However I do really love the fact that there’s both a standing shower and a sauna in this unit. It seems very open and airy despite it’s small size, though that could just be the distortion of the lens they used.

    • Barry May 21, 2015, 4:57 pm

      I was the making the same thing….then I saw the last photo. Love it.

    • Malissa Tack June 13, 2015, 3:57 pm

      You really need some type of wide angle lens to capture the space in a tiny house. The space is so small, that without it you couldn’t really capture the whole house. :)

    • Y. K. Greene June 13, 2015, 4:56 pm

      Why do we need to see everything in a tiny home all at once in every image? No one really feels the need to capture larger houses in one shot from every angle, and tiny homes have so many lovely nooks and details that I’d rather see focused on properly instead of distorted to capture more space at once.

  • SteveDenver May 21, 2015, 2:41 pm

    I find the exterior treatment really pleasing, I LOVE the idea of the sauna, because it’s so purifying and relaxing. And I am happy for another lovely design that incorporates STAIRS, GLORIOUS STAIRS!

  • Bridgett May 21, 2015, 2:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! This is everything I am looking for! I must have this for when I move to Saint Petersburg area in a couple of years to retire. Just gorgeous!!

  • Jonh May 21, 2015, 2:52 pm

    The best tiny house I have ever seen in all the years of following the “tiny” movement. The sauna is spot on! and the use in and under the stairs is so clever. What’s the heat source?

  • Jennifer May 21, 2015, 2:52 pm

    This one is just gorgeous…and the sauna/shower combination? Wow!

  • Brandi May 21, 2015, 2:52 pm

    I do think this is a very nice one. I personally wouldn’t take up the space for a sauna and a sitting area in the shower. The TV is also placed in a very weird place. No one on the couch in the “great room” would be able to see it. Love the stair ideas. Thank you for sharing this one. It feels nice.

    Brandi

    • Kerry Alexander September 3, 2015, 1:11 pm

      Brandi, hi I’m Kerry the co-owner and designer and creator of this Tiny House Hope Island Cottage. I know it may seem to some that it is extravagant to have such a large bathroom for such a tiny house. My reasoning is that I wanted to design a room that could meet multiple use purposes. The sauna actually happens to also be a very effective way to quickly heat the sleeping area as heat rises. There are vents in the ceiling of the sauna that can be opened or closed very easily.

      There is a very small monitor screen in the sauna and it was supposed to be a DVD player (misleading ad) turned out the screen is green and white (not color) and doesn’t play video only audio. Because of the high temperatures in the sauna my tablet can’t handle the heat for very long so I installed the TV monitor on a wall mount swivel arm so I could still see the monitor from the sauna and I can still lay across the couch with my head resting on the arm rest and view the screen as well. I’m 6’2″ tall and stretch out completely lengthwise. I also like sitting on the stairs with my arm resting on the window ledge which also serves as a place to set a cup of coffee while watching the TV screen.

      I designed the bench in the shower not just for sitting but also for more elbow room. The shower floor pan that we originally purchased didn’t work out so a 3 ft. shower pan was all I could get at the last moment. But I wanted a 4 foot shower, so I decided that a bench could also double as a storage for bathroom things that are better kept out of sight. Plus I enjoy sitting on the bench soaking my feet after a long day being outdoors.

      There’s also a small his-and-hers hanging clothes closet in the bathroom as well as four drawers and storage under the sink as well as storage for toilet supplies overhead and towels storage behind the refrigerator space.

      • Tim January 31, 2016, 3:08 pm

        Whole I be able to purchase the blueprints for this Tiny House? I would like to build one for myself here in Hawaii.

      • Gabrielle Charest January 31, 2016, 11:42 pm

        Kerry, congratulations on a beautiful and functional design. I tend to look at each project for inspiration and practicality, and you have provided a lot of it! Each of us considering a tiny design will have different needs and wants and that’s what makes the world so interesting. There is no single design that will suit everyone, so why argue about it?
        You have created a tiny space that warms my heart and puts a smile on my face! Thank you.

      • kristina nadreau February 1, 2016, 3:48 am

        congratulations on a well thought out plan for your purposes and purse. I especially like the stairway that appears to truly functional for the group over 30 yrs of age. I do not see dust flying over the microwave as an issue, but I live with a herd of dogs so I am accustomed to cleaning all surfaces both before and after usage for food preparation. I know I would enjoy the feel and look of the wood in the shower and sauna and even the kitchen counter tops. I also know I would hate to upkeep. It really is a beautiful house.

  • Deb May 21, 2015, 3:02 pm

    One of my all time favorites !!!!!

  • pam May 21, 2015, 3:23 pm

    This tiny house is absolutely beautiful! What was the cost to build it?

  • Cosy May 21, 2015, 3:29 pm

    This is very nice! I usually am not a fan of all wood but with those glorious windows it’s not so noticable. Love the stairs & finally a real sofa with storage under it to boot. Comfortable seating!!! I noticed the tv too but I think it probably swivels so that it can be watched while cooking & then on the sofa. The sauna wouldn’t be a priority for me but it’s great for them & it’s not squeezed in, very roomy. I like this th a lot. Thanks!

  • Denise Walsh May 21, 2015, 3:31 pm

    How much did this one cost to build? Any more information on it?
    Thank you! I really love this one.

  • Diana May 21, 2015, 3:40 pm

    OH WOW!! love it love it love it! I have been looking at infrared saunas and never would imagine one in a tiny house! awesomesauce!

  • Christine May 21, 2015, 4:06 pm

    TOTALLY SIC!!! This is by far one of the coolest tiny homes I have ever seen. Great design.

  • Sander May 21, 2015, 5:49 pm

    I suspect that house has one heck of a vapor barrier…

    Very nicely done…. Regards, Sander

  • Michael May 21, 2015, 6:24 pm

    Wow – a tiny home with sauna is exactly what I would do.
    When I am using a murphy bed instead of the sleeping loft there would be no stairs and even a more open feeling.
    Craft men ship looks great and I like huge window in small spaces.
    However, they should have shutters to provide shade and
    privacy.
    Who built this and and how much does it cost?

  • Peter Piper May 21, 2015, 9:00 pm

    A sauna is really nice, but in a tiny house I would have made the shower larger and used the rest of the sauna space for towel/toiletries storage.

    • Malissa Tack June 13, 2015, 3:51 pm

      Once you are in the bathroom, only then could you appreciate how big this bathroom really is. He managed to but a 2 person sauna, standard sized shower with extended bench/storage behind the shower, an RV toilet, vanity and closet space, without making the bathroom cramped. :) He does have tons of storage and compartment for towels and toiletries. :)

  • alex May 21, 2015, 9:46 pm

    Also love this design! I would like to see a tiny home design that incorporates the kitchen to the left as you walk in taking full advantage of front Windows and not having to walk through the kitchen constantly. But this is a wonderful use of the stairs – the problem virus comment about traffic up down stairs and let hair is a bit redundant as this is a ‘t tiny’ house and ‘we’ are not running up and down the stairs all day. I would imagine you go up at night time and come down in the morning – job done! One design idea that inspired me having looked at this one is…..what if the sauna door returned all the way to serve as the shower door – how brilliant would that be!!!! One day I will have one of these wonderful homes….:-)

    • Deb May 22, 2015, 1:07 pm

      My comment about traffic up and down stairs and pet hair was not a “virus problem comment” whatever that is supposed to be. It’s a valid concern. Maybe you would only come down in the morning and go back up at night but others, like me, who might want to take laundry up during the day and then later go up there and take a nap, and those who do have pets, would go up and down a lot. Pets would be up and down the stairs all day for something to do. Kids too. Even if you do only go up once, there is still the very real idea that dirt and crud is going to land in the kitchen. My comment was no different than your suggestions about moving the kitchen so you don’t have to always walk through it, or turning the sauna door so it serves as a shower door. These are helpful and thoughtful design ideas, and so is my concern for not having dirt and pet hair fall down into food prep areas in the kitchen.

      • Chel May 23, 2015, 5:40 am

        Deb your concern for cleanliness is a valid point in principle. However, it does become laboured here. You came up with a solution in the glass which could have been an end point.
        This particular house has only a microwave for cooking, according to the home website. As a vacation rental that is adequate. As a permanent home the kitchen would have to be modified anyway.
        Sometimes a shift in perspective brings great insight. Peace.

      • Deb May 23, 2015, 2:48 pm

        Chel, so dozens of posts about people wanting or not wanting a sauna are not belaboring that point, yet my discussion of how my own lifestyle makes certain design features undesirable IS belaboring? I thought I was simply having a discussion here. I replied to Jojo whose shoe wearing and pet owning habits are different from mine. Sorry to have bothered you with my “belaboring.”
        I guess this isn’t really a place to discuss design, or maybe everyone else can state their case but me. Guess I’m just supposed to be like the other nearly mono-syllabic posters and just say “oooh pretty” and let it go at that. Don’t worry, I won’t “bother” you with my belaboring any more.

    • Deb May 22, 2015, 1:34 pm

      Did you see the most recent post in the Tiny House Newsletter? It showed a very nice home with the kitchen in the front window, like you describe, and it’s a very nice layout, spacious, and you don’t end up walking through the kitchen all day, as you said. It’s quite nice.
      http://tinyhousetalk.com/224-sq-ft-sequoia-by-california-tiny-houses/

  • Lynnette May 22, 2015, 3:13 am

    Love the house but a jacuzzi tub would have been much better for my liking ;)

  • Loni May 22, 2015, 4:58 pm

    Very nicely done. Because I’m very paranoid about mold and water damage, I’m concerned about the wood in the shower area. It looks great, but I don’t know how that would hold up with water and moisture.
    Yes, somebody please tell us how much one similar to this would cost and who is the builder? I’m sure they’d like some free advertisement on here!

  • Jojo May 22, 2015, 7:21 pm

    Hi,
    Not so worried about mold etc. if you clean your sauna regularly, it will remain good! I’m from Finland and it’s a tradition there to build sauna from wood, and I find them always in a really good condition due to the Clemens factor. for example a nice natural cleaning product is vinegar and baking soda, you can do a bit of research for yourself if you want to, but works really well in general cleaning too.

  • Susanne May 22, 2015, 9:42 pm

    Plastic on bottom of steps-great idea, simple but solves problem.
    I’m with you Frank-kitchen area I prefer away also from sitting area; we’ve seen houses where they are at the opposite end of the door, not on the side. Great variation. :)

  • MICHAEL May 23, 2015, 11:11 pm

    CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS ONE…SO WELL PLANNED OUT. The built-in ‘raised’ refrigerator and the microwave…so smartly located under the stairs, the recessed location of the bar stools, the nice built-in couch. Plus the sauna, shower, sink counter…what a bathroom! Also great windows and entry door…lots of light! MAYBE MY FAVORITE THOW EVER!!

    MAYBE MY FAVORITE THOW EVER

  • Michele Bellon May 23, 2015, 11:25 pm

    Most beautiful tiny house! What is the size of the house?

  • Terri kemblr May 25, 2015, 5:08 pm

    I think it is perfect and I wish it were mine!!

  • Ron May 26, 2015, 2:01 am

    What size of trailer is it built on? Great design.

  • Ann June 4, 2015, 11:55 pm

    It looks very nice. My tiny house will have a stair case much like that one. Although mine will have a wall or something going up along the sides to prevent any dirt or dust from falling onto the kitchen counter.
    I’m with Lynnett on the jacuzzi idea (if I had a choice). But I’d rather have more space in living room for company, and have some kind of pull-out/down table than facing a wall when I eat. : )
    Looks like a sliding door on the side, I like that. I like the counter tops as well. And lots of windows to bring the light in!
    Upstairs for me will be high enough to stand up in and accommodate a single bed (we old folks need stairs and “crawless” spaces. : )
    I do think it looks very beautiful inside. I know someone who builds them in my area and their costs seem reasonable.

    • Lynnette June 13, 2015, 11:30 pm

      Yea JACUZZI, JACUZZI, JACUZZI… Sing it like TOGA, TOGA, TOGA LOL I always get a room with a jacuzzi on vaca!!!

  • Joanne Cabe June 11, 2015, 9:17 am

    I love this house as well! I would like to know what the dimensions are if anyone knows?

    • Kim June 12, 2015, 11:28 pm

      JoAnn: I wondered what the size of this cute little house was also. It looks like it is just 8′ x 20′ (see below, and a link for more on it). Amazing all that fit in so nice!

      Cottage

      Cottage #1 is a uniquely hand crafted creation built on a 8′ by 20′ utility trailer! It’s a piece of art! Every inch of space was carefully considered; a great deal of thought was given to every choice! Though small, it has the basic needs covered; lounging area, large screen TV, kitchenette with sink, microwave, refrigerator, freezer with frosty mugs, counter and bar stool seating. The bath and dressing area is generous and includes a FAR infrared sauna! You’ll love the comfortable queen size bed in the sleeping loft and skylights above.

      Link: http://hopecottage.webflow.io/

    • Malissa Tack June 13, 2015, 3:42 pm

      Kerry has his house on a standard 7′ x 20′ Dual Axel Utility Trailer. :)

  • Evelyn June 13, 2015, 4:53 pm

    Can you so kind to remove some of the ads on your pages, particularly the video type? They’re annoying and they significantly slow the load time of you site. Thanks!

    • Alex June 13, 2015, 11:51 pm

      Yes Evelyn. The ad settings are supposed to block videos. I’ll check on it! Thanks for letting me know!

  • Susan June 14, 2015, 10:07 am

    I like the built-in cabinet and counter at the bottom of the stairs. Good use of space.

  • Nysha June 14, 2015, 1:02 pm

    I really like the stairs and incorporating storage into them. At my age, ladders are just not practical. This is one of the most beautiful house on wheels I’ve seen.

  • Sarah June 14, 2015, 3:45 pm

    very nice but I would of made room for maybe a twin bed instead of sauna area. In a few years I really don’t want to be crawling into a loft.

  • Maureen June 15, 2015, 4:32 pm

    Lovely home, like so many others you’ve posted.
    How can I find info on any beach areas in Florida (where I reside) that allows Tiny Houses? Or has Tiny House communities?
    Thanks.

    • rozz July 7, 2015, 12:25 am

      I think that if you did a general search of what’s allowable in FL regarding tiny houses, you’d find the info that you need. I don’t think that it’s Alex’s job to find out info for EACH state and/or country regarding what’s to code or not…

    • Heather September 3, 2015, 12:38 pm

      I’ve recently moved from Florida…I’m pretty sure I remember reading an article about a Tiny House community in the Tampa(or Orlando?) area. Be very careful and do in depth searches on regulations for Florida because some areas can be a bit of a pain as to what is allowed that you’re able to do on your property. Hopefully this tiny tid bit was helpful.
      By the way: beautiful tiny vacation home! I hope it ends up on Air BnB.

  • Trisha June 15, 2015, 8:51 pm

    A lovely home! Probably called “Hope” cottage because it looks out over Hope Island, a very small unpopulated island between Fidelgo and Whidbey. Love that area and love the use of space with this tiny home!

  • Tanya June 17, 2015, 8:32 pm

    No oven/range? Besides that an overall nice layout and love the stairs.

    • Claire June 18, 2015, 4:48 pm

      They’re probably assuming that as a B ‘n’ B a stove isn’t needed (there is a microwave tucked in there) – for a longer term home you’d certainly want one though, and it seems there’s enough kitchen space to fit one in without too much stress.

    • Tanya June 18, 2015, 7:33 pm

      Yes that does make sense. It really is a wonderful little home.

  • Jim Freeman June 22, 2015, 8:37 pm

    Very nice and classy and the work looks very clean nice job! getting geared up to do my own place, hopefully, next year. Looking forward to the journey, need to get rid of the “C” word that decided to start growing inside of me. That will get accomplished and then onward and forward to a better life in my own tiny home.

  • Karen S June 29, 2015, 3:49 pm

    How much for this one? does it come ON the trailer? How much to have it delivered? Really interested. WHERE can I see one NOW?

  • Mike G July 1, 2015, 2:38 am

    I’d really like to see the floor plan on this one. Very interesting!

  • siddharth July 5, 2015, 7:20 am

    i really want seeing the blueprint of the house?could you plz send it to my email

  • Brittlyn August 6, 2015, 12:26 pm

    I really love this beauty. How much? who built it? Can I get a copy of floor plans?

  • Theo September 2, 2015, 4:14 pm

    The woodwork is very nice. Another loft bed tho, hate those. The sauna?, nice, however… I’m 74, and still young enough that I’d toss the sauna and install a tub large enough for two. I don’t know about the rest of you, but even if I had both, the sauna would very seldom get used – the tub?, probably daily if I had anything to say about it. You know what they say – clean mind, or clean body, take your choice.

  • Mike September 2, 2015, 9:25 pm

    After seeing perhaps thousands of tiny homes over the last two years, I think that this one has to be the most beautiful and realistic, at least in recent memory.

    That they did not extend the loft over the kitchen is integral to how this tiny home looks so spacious. The bathroom is relatively spacious as well as well-appointed, and the lowered ceiling there adds a sense of privacy and warmth you would want in a bathroom. The upper windows flow across the top of the uninterrupted appearance lending to the sunny disposition of the wood ceilings!

    Love It!!

  • Heather September 3, 2015, 12:58 pm

    A 7×20 with no stove, with a sauna and beautiful layout, counter away from the stairs (and feet)…. I think it’s a great design for a BnB. Here is another great example of why I love Tiny houses on wheels…each one is unique to its owner or its purpose. It makes it very difficult for a builder to mass produce or make cookie cutter tiny homes to fit everyone’s needs. There always seems to be something that someone would want to change. Though my husband and I have the Fencl Tiny house plans from Tumbleweed, when building it we still had to make changes to fit our specific needs. The Tiny House IS individually unique and I love that.

  • Glema September 7, 2015, 6:15 pm

    Great job! love the sauna! God bless and Happy trails!

  • Gavin November 11, 2015, 3:05 pm

    I am trying to figure out how to manage the vaulted ceiling trusses without pushing the side walls out under the weight of the ceiling. I have looked extensively to try and find some truss configuration that doesn’t require a crossmember/bottom chord where the roof meets the wall but I can’t come up with anything that leaves as much space as this. Anyone have any explanation? The last thing I want is to get to the roof and realize I need a bottom chord or my walls will be pushed out.

    • Jay December 24, 2015, 3:07 pm

      Gavin,
      Looking at the picture, it appears to me that the weight of the roof is hanging from the Ridge beam; therefore, the walls will, in theory, will be supported by the roof, instead of the typical (vise-versa). I noticed a couple of details that lead me to that conclusion. On the entrance end of the house, there is a visible support from the Ridge straight to the ground, and on the other end,the divider wall between the shower and the sauna appears to be center for the wall (the shower and sauna appear to be the same width ). Lastly, in the picture of the loft, the center of the roof, between the angles of the roof, appears to be a extraordinarily wide flat area, which makes me think there is a large engineered beam (paralamb beam) spanning between the 2 ends of the house. If u need a bit of a visual, try this: acquire 3 beams/posts 4×4 ish…2ea. 8′, and 1ea. 10-12′. Erect the 8’ers as if for a fence post, 8-10′ apart (depending on length of the last beam). Now secure the last beam atop the 2 erected beams. You have a sturdy structure that will support a good deal of weight, with average lumber…..add some walls and u will have a nice dog house…lol. I did leave out the additional support of the cross beam, at the top of the wall at the entrance wall, and the support of the lot’s floor joist…which doesn’t really support the hanging description. …oh well been up 30 ish hours

  • Jim Bavers December 7, 2015, 10:38 am

    A couple of people have inquired about cost to build but , I don’t see a reply. Is it not affordable??

  • Otessa Regina Compton January 31, 2016, 12:54 pm

    I LOVE THE SAFETY HAND RAIL ON THE STAIRS THE BEST!!! I FEEL ALL TINY HOMES SHOULD HAVE THIS IMPLEMENTED, BECAUSE IF SOME UNFORTUNATELY BECOMES ILL, THEY CAN SAFELY COME DOWN THE STAIRS AND NOT A LADDER.

  • pierredesrosiers January 31, 2016, 1:46 pm

    love these tiny houses the thing with me is love to eat at home but most of these houses don t have stove and frig but i love this model thanks yall

  • JM February 1, 2016, 12:35 pm

    Diagnal steel wire bracing.

  • Gail kelly February 19, 2016, 11:54 pm

    For those concerned about lack of stove, I purchased a Cuisinart appliance which sautées, bakes, roasts, toasts, fries; all in about 12 inch square and has a slightly domed lid which allows for a half chicken for example. The lid has optional heat as well for baking. I cooked a turkey dinner(wings&legs)in it and love it and use it every day in my tiny house, along with a single hot plate. It’s available through Chefs catalogue. I thought about the Wave portable oven too so there are alternatives to a range/stove.

  • Sondra May 21, 2016, 12:45 pm

    Talk about brilliant ?? I love love love the sauna. I’d add a drop down desk and a cushion to the sauna bench and make it an office when I’m not sweating out my toxins 😻

  • Dottie August 17, 2016, 10:57 pm

    This home is no longer available for rent, inspite of what this advertisement states. Found this out after 2 attempts to contact the owner.

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