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Awesome Driftless 20 Tiny House Shell for 35k

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This is the Driftless 20 tiny house shell near Madison, Wisconsin.

The builder was asking $35,000 for the shell and other materials listed below but it is now been sold. But you can still take a look below! Enjoy!

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Awesome Driftless 20 Tiny House Shell For $35K


Images via Craigslist


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Images via Craigslist

From the builder: 

Up for sale is our new Tiny House RV. Main floor and loft are approximately 248 sf. If you are looking to save money by doing some of the work for yourself, this one might be for you. Current stage of construction is framing, roofing, siding and rough electrical done… To set up a showing or if you want me to email you a pdf of the general floor plan, please email your contact information and enough details to let me know you are a real person. Carpe Diem, Chris


  • $35,000 includes the items listed below (both installed and uninstalled).
  • If you prefer to have the builder finish the tiny house, estimate: $55,000 to $65,000 range, depending on finishing touches
  • All work done by professionals.
  • New custom made 20 foot trailer (approx 24 feet 9 inches with tongue)
  • 2 – 7,000 pound axles (14,000 pounds total)
  • Electric brakes on each axle
  • Break Away System
  • 2-5/8 inch adjustable hitch
  • LED brake lights & LED clearance lights
  • 4 – Removable jack stands
  • Current weight (rough framing, roofing, windows, exterior door, siding and rough electrical) is approximately 8,000 pounds
  • Items Completed as of 11/01/2016
  • 3/4 inch tongue and grove plywood subfloor
  • 2×4 wall framing
  • 2×6 ceiling framing
  • 1/2 inch plywood exterior sheeting
  • Grace Ice and Water Shield for entire roof
  • CertainTeed Northgate Shingles, algae resistant and 130MPH wind upgrade – Weathered Wood Color
  • TyVek Drain Wrap
  • Anderson 100 Series windows with tempered and lowE glass
  • Full light, 36 inch steel door with ADA threshold
  • 1 inch cedar banding (Cabot solid color stain – White)
  • Drip edge – White
  • 1/2 inch A and better cedar lap siding (Cabot solid color stain – Federal Blue)
  • Red Cedar Shingles Number 2 Grade (Cabot solid color stain – Federal Blue)
  • Red Cedar Shingles Number 2 Grade (Cabot Australian Timber Oil – Jarrah Brown)
  • Exterior LED front door light
  • 50 AMP break panel
  • 50 AMP RV plug (hardwired)
  • Coax Cable
  • All electrical openings (outlets, switches, etc) are all roughed in
  • Interior LED recessed lighting (living room, kitchen & shower)
  • Bathroom fan with venting to exterior
  • Aquatic 2-Piece fiberglass shower stall with gelcoat – White (Designed to use only the lower portion (approx 1/3) of this unit, as the top portion (top 2/3) is designed to a have custom tile shower. However, could be easily converted to all fiberglass if desired)
  • PVC drain stack
  • Toilet drain rough in
  • Shower drain rough in
  • PEX lines behind shower
  • Roughed in with Kohler shower valve and shower head
  • Items in stock and included in asking price as of 11/01/2016:
  • Insulation: Guard Fiberglass, formaldehyde free, R-13 and R-19
  • Toilet: Kohler Santa Rosa 1-piece compact elongated bowl – White
  • Flooring: 3/8 inch tongue & groove solid strand bamboo
  • Heating/Cooling: Soleus Air model TTWM1-14H-01, 14k BTU cooling & 10.5k BTU heating and remote
  • Oven & Microwave Combo: Kenmore Professional Model 89393, Stainless Steel, 1.8 cu. ft.
  • Refrigerator/Freezer: Kenmore Model 76393, Stainless Steel, 10.7 cu. ft.
  • Cooktop: Summit Electric Cooktop Model CR2B120, 2-Burner, Stainless Steel/Black


  • http://madison.craigslist.org/rvs/5850662191.html

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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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  • November 3, 2016, 12:20 pm

    Kind of like this. Different style than a lot of the others. Thanks for sharing From Iowa

    • Natalie
      November 4, 2016, 8:21 am

      Our pleasure! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • David Remus
    November 3, 2016, 12:30 pm

    This makes so much more sense than the ‘Tiny Dreams on Wheels’ shell that was 30k (one or two days ago). The electrical is all roughed in here so you don’t have to rip out stuff to put stuff in. The plumbing is also roughed in, same benefit. You could go to a ‘Habitat for Humanity’ store and get the rest of the electrical and plumbing for a fraction of what it costs new.

    In these price ranges you should get something that doesn’t need to be torn apart right away.

    • Natalie
      November 4, 2016, 8:21 am

      Glad you liked this one. I thought it was a fair deal. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Twyla
    November 3, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Would like to have seen inside layout. Love it though. Hope you find a buyer!!

    • Natalie
      November 4, 2016, 8:22 am

      Me too 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Silver Gypsy
    November 3, 2016, 7:52 pm

    35K is too expensive for a shell; this is the price of a fully finished (with w/d, fridge,) as part of the package. Everyone knows that the expense in a house is in the interior finishings. This shell is an example of builders charging for a finished product while not providing the whole product. There are better deals elsewhere. Try Brevard Tiny House; they work with the buyer and produce finished interiors with your purchase for the same price.

    • Natalie
      November 4, 2016, 8:22 am

      There are always options 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    November 3, 2016, 9:12 pm

    I like it a lot and I think it’s a fair price as well….!

    • Natalie
      November 4, 2016, 8:23 am

      I agree, Zachary. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 4, 2016, 1:07 am

    This house is really beautiful, and the price includes everything needed to completely finish it, so you are paying for a complete house, you just get to put everything where you want it, rather than having the floor plan decided for you. I like that idea, and I think the price is pretty reasonable for what you get. It is a really nice house. Can we see some inside shots? Thanks!

    • Natalie
      November 4, 2016, 8:24 am

      Hi Marsha — I’m afraid I don’t have any 🙁 But maybe the builder has some? I think it’s a good deal, especially with all the finishings added! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • JB Fitzpatrick
    November 4, 2016, 6:20 am

    Way too much for a ” shell”. Maybe the seller nerds to detach emotion from sale. Besides all the ” rough in” electtical and plumbing issues.. “formaldehyde ” insulation doesnt sound too good. For only 248 sq ft…. no. Can buy one of same size that is already finished. Sorry, as I have never posted negative… this one is absurd. J

  • Dave key
    November 4, 2016, 10:40 am

    Please send me complete information on your tiny house shells you are offering. And delivery to moline,il 61265

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 9:01 am

      Hi Dave, You can contact the seller with the details in the post above 🙂 He won’t see this here. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Marcy
    November 5, 2016, 7:11 pm

    I love the look of this!

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 9:01 am

      As do I! — Tiny House Talk Team

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