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The Butterfly Cabin by Yahini Homes: 144 Sq. Ft. on Wheels

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Wanted to show you Yahini Homes‘ latest tiny house on wheels.

It’s called the Butterfly cabin. A few months ago I showed you their 8’x14′ folding porch tiny house.

Weighs 5100 lbs, has a built in porch, and is stick-built using glued and screwed 2 x 4 framing.

Total width including the gutters (yes, it has gutters!) is 8’6″ so it’s legal to tow without any special permits.

Road height is just 12′ so you’re good there, too (for towing).


Images: Yahini Homes

Total length including the trailer tongue is 21′.

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the tour below:

The actual cabin is 8′ x 18′.


Inside there are two full closets and an 80″ couch that transforms into a double bed.


As you can see above there’s book shelf storage and a folding desk that can also be used for dining.


The little kitchen has a full sized sink, refrigerator, tile countertops and a propane range.


The inside is finished with pine in the ceiling and trim around the drywall. The flooring is made of solid maple.

The bathroom has a full shower and a bucket composting toilet with outside access for easy maintenance.


Images: Yahini Homes

It has 110V electric hook up using standard outlets. The cabin on wheels also has water hook ups and a propane set up. 

It’s well insulated and windows are energy star rated to keep it weather tight.

More info and photos over at Yahini Homes.

Danny Yahini, the builder of this mobile micro cabin, has listed it up for sale over at Tiny House Listings with an asking price of $19,500 in case you’re interested in buying it I think it’s a pretty fair deal. It’s located in Athens, Ohio. You can also “Like” him on Facebook here.

Otherwise you can also consider contacting him here to build a tiny home you may already have in mind for yourself.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Glema
    May 19, 2014, 8:30 pm

    I’m with you Martha, I like the lighter wood. So much brighter inside that way. Rather gloomy with the dark wood I think. 🙂 Lighter also makes it seem bigger somehow. Perhaps a mixture of both would help for contours etc. add a bit of “depth” to the viewing eye sorta thing? A couple of well placed mirrors and you have a huge place! 🙂
    but not really hehehe.

  • Theo
    April 24, 2016, 5:06 pm

    Huh, says four comments, but only one showing. Not bad, except the outside color pretty much sucks. Don’t like the convertable sofa bed either. Otherwise, not bad. However, when you construct something like this, especially if you use glue, you don’t need screws, nails are perfectly satisfactory, and less expensive than screws. The old time rule was, if you plan on eventually having to take it apart, use screws. If you plan on never having to take it apart, use nails.

  • keepyourpower
    March 7, 2017, 3:25 pm

    No bed?

  • Alison
    March 7, 2017, 4:44 pm

    I’m curious, do people really like having an integral porch? Wouldn’t it be a better use of space to make that part of the interior, and have a fold-down porch instead? The porches are cute, but seem like a poor use of limited space on a trailer bed.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 8, 2017, 9:28 am

      I think I’d prefer a fold-down one, but I do see integrated porches rather often.

  • Sgmaps
    March 9, 2017, 12:35 am

    Obviously with the height of the roof there is no loft, but for me the fold down bed is good. You have good closet space and the only things I would change if possible is a flush toilet instead of composting and it would be convenient to have a combo washer/dryer. Also it seems that it might be possible to put a few shelves in the bathroom for storage in there. The permanent porch is just the right size for one person (as is the interior space) but having a fold down one instead and utilizing that space inside instead. I could easily live in this especially with the extra interior space gained with a fold down porch, perhaps a flat screen on the extra wall space~smiling~

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 9, 2017, 7:32 am

      That would be splendid 🙂 Good ideas!

    March 13, 2017, 12:21 pm

    L-O-V-E this THOW! Wouldn’t mind living in it!

  • Wendy
    November 30, 2017, 9:08 pm

    If that is the fridge in the corner under the counter, isn’t it hard to get into?
    At the very least, you’d need to move the stool. I’d try to think of another possible placement.

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