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Modern Prefab Tiny House with Studio Layout


This is a prefabricated tiny house called the Britespace by Avava Dwellings. The models are offered in three different sizes and are shipped in flat-packed packages for easy shipping.

Unfortunately, they’re not very affordable. Prices start at $117,000 and goes all the way up to $223,000 USD! According to Dezeen, pricing does include delivery, installation and contractor fees. But still, very expensive. Luckily, you can look at it for free! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

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Modern, Prefab, Studio Tiny House by Avava Dwellings

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It’s a one-room prefab tiny house!

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The design lives like a studio.

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The bedroom is not enclosed, all open!

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The only other room in the house is the bathroom.

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Is this something you would build or live in?

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  • Donna
    August 12, 2016, 4:42 pm

    bright, well thought out except for the shower (anyone else notice that little detail). Love the height of the ceiling – but for the price you can get so much more…going to be a tough sell to the average buyer. I can get a nice 650 sq ft Park Model with full appliances, bathtub ect for under $70,000

    • Steve
      August 18, 2016, 3:02 pm

      I did and it’s called a ‘wet’ bathroom, not just figuratively. common in europe.
      I lived there for 5 years and while odd to us westerners, it’s just how it is there.

      • Stephan of Arkansas
        November 17, 2021, 3:25 pm

        Hummm… a “wet bathroom.” Does that mean the whole bathroom serves as a shower, so that when one showers, water goes every where — the floor, the walls, etc? I guess that I am too American in my tastes, but as U say it is common in Europe, I don’t see how the Europeans tolerate it. ( Run to the toilet for a quick “event” and slide on the wet floor resulting in a broken bone or two.) These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

        • James D.
          November 17, 2021, 3:59 pm

          Well, everything tends to be smaller in Europe, there wouldn’t be running, and typically there would be something to step on to avoid dealing with wet floors or a way to dry them off quickly. Along with texture for making them anti-slip…

          Typically, whenever something is normalized/common usage there will be design details and features specifically for it to help make it practical instead of just dealing with issues other designs may suffer because they don’t have to deal with the problem constantly…

          While there can be advantages, like in Europe they’re developing public self washing bathrooms that clean themselves thoroughly after every use that you can imagine put public bathroom in the states to shame… Something to think about anyway…

        • Stephan of Arkansas
          November 17, 2021, 9:29 pm

          Thanks, James D, for your helpful input. I hadn’t thought of textured non-slip flooring in the “wet bathroom”, which should greatly help prevent slipping. But as to no running in a small space like that, may the resident never suffer a bout of Montezuma’s Revenge after a breakfast taco and need to move quickly to the loo. My senior citizen friends and I know that such events do occur. These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

        • James D.
          November 18, 2021, 1:09 am

          Yes, there will be times people may be in a rush but mind I’m usually literal in my statements, which means unless you’re a cheetah or Olympic athlete, it takes around 15-20 yards to really be able to run, and some people may even need 40 yards to get up to speed. Consequently, small structures like this one would be too small to really be able to run but the benefit of a small spaces is everything is nearby and can be reached quickly and with minimum effort at a nice fast paced walk in at most a few seconds… But figuratively you can call that running if you prefer… Just explaining my statement…

      • Venutia
        November 18, 2021, 10:57 am

        Looks exactly like the 14 x 16 tiny house I built in Hawaii except the front is two sliding doors on mine I thought I overpaid by spending $17,000

        • James D.
          November 18, 2021, 5:31 pm

          @Venutia – Oh, I’m sure there’s definitely a lot more different than just the front. If you check out their website here are some details that would appear to stand out…

          Joist Lock, N0-Shear SIPs that reduce wood volume for frame by 40%, adjustable foundation that reduces required concrete by 60% for reduced carbon footprint, Pre-Fab and flat pack delivered, everything made from high quality and sustainably sourced materials, high home performance engineered design with R40 Roof and R27 Walls, mini-split and 1.6kw-3.2kw solar system included…

          Add options like Tesla power wall, gull industries H2O solar heating system, and site specific rain water collection and gray water systems…

          Plus their products are meant to be upgraded over time as needed…

  • Gale
    August 12, 2016, 5:29 pm

    Pricy but what great ideas for free! This is a lovely unit.

  • Kathy
    August 12, 2016, 6:26 pm

    I don’t mean to be critical, but what a joke.

    • Eric
      August 12, 2016, 10:26 pm

      What? You don’t mean to be critical but you are? But you say you aren’t? Don’t know whether I should laugh or cry over your statement, really?

      • August 12, 2016, 10:45 pm

        Got to admit that I feel the same way. “Don’t mean to be the grammar/spelling police, but…” Strikes me the same way. Really? Why not call a spade a spade?

  • Sara
    August 12, 2016, 6:50 pm

    I guess if you had money to burn (it would be an absolutely terrible financial decision) but for that money I would hire an architect and do a complete custom build and do something unique. This is just not that unique.

  • Gloria M Moran
    August 12, 2016, 6:54 pm

    This Tiny House is not for me, especially the shower.

  • Elle
    August 12, 2016, 7:49 pm

    OMG! what a price. It’s beautiful, but really now?

  • Susanne
    August 12, 2016, 8:03 pm

    I agree; lovely but price depressing.(don’t like the shower like that however).

  • August 12, 2016, 9:00 pm

    There are some tiny and small homes I’d drop $100 grand for but unfortunately or maybe fortunately for ME, this is not one of them.

  • August 12, 2016, 9:14 pm

    Tiny homes are popular because of how low the cost is, promoting debt free living, no mortgage to pay for 30 years. This home looks nice but where is the creativity. A lot of tiny homes are built beautiful and creatively with less than 30,000 dollars. This just shows how someone with money could have a nice looking tiny home…

  • Debbie Johnson
    August 12, 2016, 9:57 pm

    I agree. I am not impressed at all. For the money, the layout really is nothing to get excited about. The shower is a joke right.

  • Rob the Potter
    August 12, 2016, 10:29 pm

    Ehhh…not my favorite by a long stretch…(yawns)…what makes them so expensive?…

  • Rob the Potter
    August 12, 2016, 10:34 pm

    Omg…what is up with that shower?…why not just put it right over the bed?…’bout as practical….I think Alex is just yanking our chains with this one!..:-)

    • Steve
      August 18, 2016, 3:13 pm

      No, it’s literally called a wet room. No pun. I lived in europe for 5 years and the apartment I was in was almost identical in layout. This is what it is there, we westerners are simply not prepared for certain things. I for one can say, been there done that.

  • Eric
    August 12, 2016, 10:40 pm

    Well, with all the negative comments about the price, and that’s fine, you don’t have to buy one remember, bear in mind that it comes with incredibly high insulation ratings for the roof and, to a lesser extent, the walls. Appliances etc. are also not bog standard and will cost you more for “your” tiny home if you wish to have higher spec appliances.

    However, for me if I was buying one, the big downside is the timeframe from go to whoa. Up to 12 months before it is habitable. And this is from a factory built flat pack product. That is an insane timeframe. I could have a builder custom build that, including permits etc. have it all done in 2 months tops. All without having a “factory” producing the parts. Hello??? For some obscure reason I don’t think they will be in business long with those prices and those timeframes as well.

    • August 12, 2016, 11:02 pm

      Thank goodness no one is forcing us to buy! I just added a 600 square foot business addition to my home, super insulated for Northern NE, soup to nuts, $6,000.00. I’m sorry, no matter how you spin it, this is no bargain.

      • August 13, 2016, 10:45 am

        That should have been $60,000.00.

      • Steve
        August 18, 2016, 3:17 pm

        Hey Lannette, I agree, this is not a northern set up at all. I”m even further north than you (Canada) and I’ve seen folks try to build based on what works in the Carolinas here and well, they find out how quickly it just doesn’ t work.
        I”m going to build using SIP construction and passive house type design. But for whatever reason, my ideal home is called small (under 1200 sq/ft but bigger than 900 sq/ft) and there are few if any good sites dedicated to that size. Congrats on the build, sounds like a smart build out

    • Lei
      August 18, 2016, 1:03 pm

      Hello Eric, If you could do all of that in that timeframe I would VERY much love your contact information.
      Thank you and be well.

    • Steve
      August 18, 2016, 3:24 pm

      Eric,
      I hear you. There is a company in Canada called MekaWorld, they are buying prefab container (not containers used however) homes, ranging from 600 sq/ft up to 1500 + in size.
      I found their source on Alibaba, Chinese company, they are listing the homes on ALibaba for $5000 USD for the 1500 sq/ft homes, min qty of 15 to be bought (not hard to do if the market is there), but they are selling them here in Canada and the USA for $145,000 delivered, not incl install and lot of course or hooking up utilities. But I’ve looked at construction materials and insulation is 2.75″ thick rigid type foam, questionable plywood finishes, etc.
      SIP construction only for me just for the means of getting to net zero, as I’m in Canada and we already pay more for power than necessary but to also get the net zero capacity is my goal. just at 1000 sq/ft which is no longer considered tiny, which I don’t want anyway.

  • Emmie
    August 13, 2016, 6:56 am

    I so look forward to the newsletter. It has inspired me to pare down my own small (not really tiny) home and the organization ideas are stellar. Thank you, Em

  • Cory
    August 13, 2016, 9:19 am

    Does the hunky model come with it? Yes? SOLD for $117,00.

  • Brian
    August 13, 2016, 9:55 am

    I think it’s a nice little house, but it sure looks like the company is trying to make back its R&D in the first week. 😉

    • Sheila
      November 17, 2021, 4:31 pm

      LOL! Best comment this thread, Brian. Well-played, sir.

  • Michele
    August 13, 2016, 2:54 pm

    A wet bath for $117K? Nope. The prices are over the top for what you get. I guess people who have money to burn and don’t know what to do with it will purchase something like this. But, most people want their money’s worth.

  • Tyler
    August 13, 2016, 7:13 pm

    All of the comments on the price seem to be completely off base to me. This is a company, whose goal is to make profit. They are charging a price that makes it worth it to them to stay in business, and if consumers don’t value their product at that same price, they will go out of business very soon.
    Despite what many people in these comment sections seem to think, tiny houses are not a ‘movement’. Tiny is an adjective referring to size. That size can be budgetary, volumetric, or ‘lifestyle footprint’, but it is not one thing to all people. Projecting your own values onto other people is, in my mind anyway, useless.
    I think the purpose of these posts is to provide ideas and inspiration to future and present tiny house owners.
    All of the above being said, I dislike the lack of standalone shower area in the bathroom, and inefficiency of the bedroom area (I’d just take out the bed and put in a futon, at the very least). This house would make an awesome guest house for my mansion in Beverly Hills though, if I had a mansion, and if I lived in Beverly Hills.

    Please keep it positive, people, and let others determine their own meaning of value.

    Cheers!

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN
    August 13, 2016, 7:54 pm

    I really like this tiny house…… It just fits the bill for what I would love to own….

  • Joseph Orear
    August 13, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Supposed to build it yourself not buy it they ripped you off they supposed to be cheaper then a home not somebody saw you coming and your the fool, we got him,. Joke on you ! WOW !
    Should left on a trailer.

  • Sparrow
    August 14, 2016, 4:07 pm

    Looks more like a refurbed garage to me. And that price. Pass!

  • Jody
    August 14, 2016, 8:36 pm

    What now?! No, not at that price. It’s nice looking but the tiny house movement has a tiny price tag.

  • jm
    August 15, 2016, 2:44 pm

    They want a lot of money up front. I don’t finance any business. Plenty go under or worse–never intend to deliver anything. Lots of money to lose. It’s a big problem in Florida with seniors getting ripped off. All legitimate contractors there have to have a state license. Not like my class A–but for their own trades, AND they have to have insurance. ALWAYS get copies of that mailed to you FROM the insurance companies. Check with the state to see if their license hasn’t been revoked. Lots of money to lose if you don’t do your homework. None of my contractors ever got a cent up front. Payment was anywhere from 30 days to 90 days, plus me keeping a 10 or 15% ratainage to get them back if something wasn’t done right. How many houses were completed? Get locations and go look at them. Let’s see, maybe 20k in materials and 15k in labor?

  • abi
    August 18, 2016, 5:54 pm

    Just a comment on the shower, from an actual European who is, incidentally, also a “Westerner” lol Wet rooms are popular in Europe, particularly in coastal areas or warmer climbs (especially without air conditioning), because rooms dry a lot more quickly of course. However, they tend not to look like the one pictured here! Often the sink area with a vanity would be in an alcove outside of the wetroom – quite clearly, the model shown in this property simply wouldn’t work. You could protect that vabity with yacht varnish but there’s no way you could have a towel or even a toothbrush on top! Wet rooms have become popular in other parts of Europe – my Dad now has one in his English home – but trust me they are far more commonly just large shower cubicles! As in a large waterproofed room that houses a shower – not really a tiny concept at all. These kind of rooms, if you have an alternate toilet/sink with vanity area, can be great. Especially if you like, ahem, communal showers, have messy kids or pets, and would like a completely water sealed room 🙂 But there are drawbacks. Unless you like lots and lots of rubber, you’re most likely going to have a lot of tile – who needs all that maintenance? They can be slippery and require a drainage port at a carefully plotted area of the room. I’d never have one again simply because of the wasted space – and the need to hoist all your stuff back and forth if you have a basin inside. And don’t mind getting wet feet until the thing dries completely. They can be great for certain areas and lifestyles – you do get used to brushing your teeth before you soak the place if you’re heading out soon after your shower, and I loved them in places like Greece and Spain. Just thought I’d give an actual European’s perspective – and stake our claim in the Western world all over again 🙂

  • Po
    August 18, 2016, 11:50 pm

    I love this house. But it’s pretty expensive.

  • Nathan
    August 19, 2016, 9:28 pm

    I don’t like the “bedroom” feel of the interior. I don’t hang out in my bedroom very much. I would do a pull down or put in a smaller bed and have some kind of privacy wall put up. Wouldn’t necessarily hurt the flow or vibe of the interior to separate out a little sleeping area. The bedroom is the living room.

  • Lechoncito
    August 23, 2016, 9:38 am

    Seriously this price is for dumb richies that want to play living “simple”.
    Its an OK looking tiny house. Its not unique at all and for the price I could buy a 400 sq foot condo on the beach and just decorate it with tiny mindset. Which is actually what I’m doing since I want to live urban/beach life but have certain luxuries. Buyijg small apartments and making them tiny house style is really way better than this.

  • Phil
    August 25, 2016, 10:05 pm

    So absurdly overpriced… I love the look of it, aside from the shower. I am cool with a wet bath, but that’s a terrible design IMO. But… Come on… $120k to $220k? Please…

  • November 15, 2016, 11:24 pm

    Hello everyone, I am one of the partners at AVAVA and first let me say that I really appreciate everyone’s comments and feedback, thank you.

    Regarding the price, the price listed here includes installation, utility connections and permitting services here in the Bay Area. The Bay Area has very high rates for these services. The actual cost of the home with out these is in the $60k to $95k range. The

    This cost reflects the choice to only use very high quality materials including real wood doors and trim, Marvin Contemporary windows and high efficiency thermal exterior. The windows are 13k all by themselves. Had we chosen to use press board, vinyl windows and other cheaper alternatives, we could reduce this cost by another 20-30%. However, you can feel these compromises when they are made.

    In addition, AVAVA is committed to building homes that will last for decades. We do hope to scale our production up over the next few years work on getting our price down via higher production volume.

    Lastly, this client desired a very small bathroom. Most of the other models on our website have a full size bath. Thanks again for your feedback!

  • Rusty
    November 17, 2021, 1:57 pm

    I liked it until I saw the bathroom, very poor design there. That alone should cut the cost in half

    • James D.
      November 17, 2021, 4:01 pm

      Nope…

  • Patricia Suncircle
    November 18, 2021, 12:54 am

    Tiny houses need to be affordable–not over $20,000.

    • James D.
      November 18, 2021, 8:02 pm

      @Patricia Suncircle – Sure, if we ignore diversity, individuality, sustainability, environmentalism, assume everyone is living alone, is in the prime of their life and in perfect health, all live where there is ideal climate and weather, don’t care about anything but only the minimal needs to survive, regardless of quality of life or any other possible concerns, and issue everyone the same mass produced home then yes, they can all be under $20,000 but it will only serve a percentage of the population and fail the rest… While also possibly still failing those who may need it even lower cost of under $10,000 as affordable is relative and not the same for everyone…

      The fundamental problem with the premise that Tiny Houses should costs, any specific amount, is that they are not a magic solution that will eliminate all reasons for costs. It’s just something that can allow more control for people to prioritize their needs and optimize a solution that best fits their situation for an optimal outcome but it doesn’t guarantee that can be done at a set price range because it simply doesn’t cost the same to meet everyone’s needs, in every possible situation, and all costs are effected by choices and how different people will make different choices…

      There’s just always trade offs and people will disagree on what works best for them and there will be examples like this product that offers a lot more than just a basic roof over your head, which can appeal to people who want something more sustainable, environmentally friendly, energy efficient, able to function off-grid, durable and long lasting, healthier to live in, can cost less in the long term where costs can otherwise add up to multiple times the original purchase price, to have something that could be tailored to their needs and preferences, etc. that also all adds to the costs and thus why it has such a high cost…

      Basically, there’s lot more to consider than any one factor for what will be actually appropriate to meet people’s needs and work in their specific situation…

      So what is actually needed is simply more options. Thus those who can choose to get it done for less can but also those who for whatever reason need something that will cost more to meet their needs, or address what they care about, can do so as well, which allows a solution for everyone and not just a niche few…

      • Ginnie Kozak
        November 19, 2021, 1:29 pm

        Excellent answer/comment.
        Thanks.

  • Nancy M.
    November 22, 2021, 11:47 am

    Love it! I didn’t look at the price. Obviously, it could be built fairly cheaply in a DIY situation. Wet baths are not bad — I currently have one, and I actually love it! Non-slip concrete floor with drain in mine. The bathroom was already in the shed that I converted, but since there was no shower, wet bath was the only way to go! Nice layout, with everything so open. In mine, I used a closet to give a BIT of privacy for my bedroom, so I can have a guest stay in main room, if needed.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      November 23, 2021, 9:13 am

      I’m glad to hear you’ve had success with a wet bath!

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