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Blackbird Cheeky Monkey Tiny House is 28 Ft & $80K

Randy over at Cheeky Monkey Tiny Houses just sent us pictures of their latest build: The Blackbird. Here’s what he had to say:

This model has a bright and open main floor with lots of windows and beautiful shiplap walls. All the open space on the first floor can be used as a bedroom or living room. We could even add in a murphy bed. There’s plenty of room to hang and store items in the built in cupboards under the stairs. The stairs lead to a large loft that can fit a queen size bed with room to spare.

The kitchen has beautiful butcher block countertops, a large sink, and lots of storage. There’s an oven, stove, 10 cu ft fridge, and microwave.

The bathroom includes a neatly tiled shower, toilet, washer/dryer hookups, and large vanity.

Enjoy the photo tour below and contact the seller here.

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Love the pipe railing on the storage staircase.

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Shiplap covers the walls and ceiling.

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The living room space would love a couch.

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And those butcher block countertops look stunning.

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Check out this neat shower stall!

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The loft could fit a King-sized bed.

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A picture of the layout.

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  • Dimensions: 28′ x 8.5′
  • Square Feet: 315 sq ft
  • Starting Price: $80,000
  • The Blackbird interior includes one stairway with storage that includes space for hanging clothes as well as shelving.
  • This home includes a single loft with first-floor sleeping and loft sleeping.
  • The kitchen includes a 24″ stove and oven, on demand hot water and two 20 lb propane tanks as well as a beautiful butcher block bar that can be used for food prep
  • The 10.1 cu ft refrigerator is large for a tiny house and is ample room for two.
  • The upper loft can accommodate a king-size mattress with a lot of room to spare.
  • The walls are shiplap with your choice of two colors
  • Washer/dryer combo in the bathroom.
  • Unlimited hot water with a tankless water heater.
  • Keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter with a 9000 BTU mini-split heating and air conditioning system
  • Classy and long-lasting standing seam metal roof
  • Electrical is RV-style 50 amp service

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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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  • Marsha Cowan
    March 3, 2021, 7:47 pm

    Really nice tiny house!

    • Theresa Perdue
      March 8, 2021, 12:16 pm

      This is an amazing canvas for anyone who loves adding their own touches to their home. Bright and airy. I really like it

  • Victoria Banaszak
    March 6, 2021, 1:57 pm

    I like this one. What a great bathroom. I still want to be able to stand in my bedroom but as far as a lofted bedroom goes the stairs are great and the hand rails are important for me anyway. I had to go down my friends basement before the stairs were finished and there was nothing to hold onto. I was freaked out. It felt like I was going to fall. I guess that doesn’t bother some people.

    • James D.
      March 7, 2021, 1:43 am

      Well, it’s true that some people have a better sense of balance than others but it’s also because there are some practical differences in how you move about in a tiny house versus a larger house.

      Specifically, tiny house stairs are kept within 2 feet width to keep them from protruding into the walkway space and keeping the walkway wide enough for normal movement. Mind, this is significant because regular stairs are at minimum 3 feet wide and you can start constricting normal movement when it gets below 2 feet in width.

      Regular stairs also maintain 7′ headroom along its entire length but the loft can’t provide this, which means regular stairs won’t fit into a tiny house without changing how they’re used. Failing to take this into account can leave a precarious transition point to get in and out of the loft that requires contortion and complex movements that make it more difficult to maintain balance, which is why most terminate the stairs a few steps before they would have reached the loft and instead have a standing platform to more comfortably and safely transition to and from the loft…

      While the narrow width of the stairs means putting railings on the outer side of the stairs can make it difficult for some people to move normally, which can increase their chances of becoming unbalanced and falling. While putting railings against the wall is more ideal it also has a similar issue as grabbing the railings on that side will tend to make the person lean out over the open space, which can increase the chance of feeling vertigo as their point of view is placed more over the open space and also increases the chance they can lose their balance as they would be leaning outward while trying to keep their feet closer to the wall as they hold onto the railing. So neither scenario is actually ideal for everyone…

      This, however, doesn’t mean people give up on the idea of a railing. Just that it may take a different form that is less likely to cause issues. Like having a series of hand holds along the path of the stairs, among other creative solutions that can provide the same functionality as railings but avoid the potential issues they can cause with how tiny house stairs are designed, which is a result of the limited dimensions they have to work within, in particular road legal size limited models.

      Mind, some people also just install railing after they move into the home as it’s easier to do things like put the mattress in the loft before the railing is installed.

      While some people can choose options others may not be able to. Like a person with a narrow body width will probably find no issue with the 2 feet width stair limitation and can comfortably use railings without issue but if they ever have guests who are wide body width then the same stairs may not work so well for them… Among other examples where certain people may be able to choose designs that won’t work for others.

      However, oversize units can usually get around these limitations and integrate designs that are more workable to fit in with regular house designs. Along with alternative layout options like putting the stairs against the back wall, where it won’t interfere with the walkway would allow them to be designed more like regular stairs, especially, if coupled with a loft design that is placed over a storage space instead of a standing height space, which in turn allows the loft to have standing height and the stairs to be built to normal residential standards. But that would effect the rest of the layout and there are always trade offs to consider…

      But, back to the railing, the height of the railing is also important because it has to fit within a certain height range to be comfortably gripped by most people without negatively effecting their stance and ability to move. However, not everyone fits into that range and may need the height adjust to fit them but that can make the stairs less safe for someone else to use.

      Basically, safety is really relative and tools meant to provide safety only do so if they can function as intended but when they don’t then they can inversely make it more dangerous than even not having them at all would do. So something to keep in mind when looking at custom built homes as they will often be optimized for a specific person… Alternatively, it’s another reasons to try out a tiny house before buying or building one, as you may find that some design elements may need to be customized differently than you may have originally intended… While it’s also good that most tiny houses can be renovated/remodeled just like a traditional house and things like railings are things people can do themselves and you can play around with it until you find what works best for you…

  • Lyn Ayre
    June 19, 2021, 3:04 am

    Looks lovely, but left me wondering how one would put up a shower curtain with only half a wall there…

    Love Lyn

    • James D.
      June 19, 2021, 5:02 am

      Depends, this type of pony wall, also known as a knee wall or half wall, is a functional accent piece that acts as both a divider between your shower area and exterior bathroom, as well as a method to keep splashing water from exiting outward.

      While it can provide a solid place for added features, such as frameless glass, hand rails, or even just a place to hold onto when entering and exiting the shower area. Along with other options like a shower seat, etc.

      So you can just have a curtain on one side or put in glass panel and a glass door instead of a curtain. While some people may just leave it as is, especially if the bathroom floor is tile or waterproof vinyl or laminate. However, glass panels are the most common option chosen by most…

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