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16 ft. Cabin Tiny House on Wheels Plans by Tiny Easy

If you’re looking for plans for a compact tiny house that would be fairly easy to tow, this “Cabin” model from Tiny Easy is a great choice. It’s a very modern design that packs in everything you *need* in a home, while getting rid of all the extras.

It has a simple cube design, which would probably make the DIY process a bit easier (fewer angles to cut just right). As expected, this 16-foot layout includes a loft bedroom, but it also how a twin-sized couch area that could easily double as a downstairs bed if you needed it.

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A large window in the bathroom.


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Flat-faced cabinetry give a modern look.


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Lots of windows allow the small space to feel open.


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The large couch space can also double as a guest bed.


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The whole back wall is a large window.


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There’s also a skylight in the loft bedroom.


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A small ladder takes you into the couch bed.


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Ladder to the first floor.


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There’s a built-in desk.


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What do you think of this?


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The windows can look out.


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Recessed lighting helps bring things to light.


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Here’s the bedroom loft area.


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The back wall has storage.


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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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  • Pamela A Uruburu-Bank
    May 23, 2021, 8:40 am

    Is there a fridge behind one of those cabinet doors and is there a shower? I’m ordinarily not a fan of the modern look, but this is lovely. I could definitely travel with this in retirement.

    • James D.
      May 23, 2021, 2:25 pm

      Full size fridge, it’s next to the sink near the bathroom, with the wood cabinet above it… and if you check out their website, they have a virtual tour of it that lets you look around and shows it has a shower…

      • Pam U.
        May 25, 2021, 7:06 pm


  • Richard Chapple Sr
    May 23, 2021, 12:48 pm

    Pamela asks two very good questions.
    Is this unit 8 wide or 8.5′ wide? Height? Weight? How well insulated?
    I say this is really very nice, one of the best I have seen in a THOW only 16′ long.

    • James D.
      May 23, 2021, 2:36 pm

      They’re in New Zealand, so everything is in metric, but they’re just selling plans. So details will be up to either you as a DIY builder or whoever you contract it out to… If you’re in New Zealand they have a couple of manufacturers they can recommend and they will work with any builder world wide, as well as offer custom plans and options…

      Dimensions: 2.4 m (7.88′) W x 5 m (16.4′) L x 4.2 m (13.78′) H… Shower is stated to be 900mm x 900mm (3′ x 3′)

      Plans include 2 Floorplans, 4 Elevations, 4 Sections, 1 Window/Door Schedule, 3 Framing Isometrics, and 7 Framing Pages.

      Most other countries have stricter max road legal weight restrictions and construction costs in New Zealand is very high. So it’s designed to be light weight and low cost build…

  • Laura Walsh
    May 24, 2021, 1:07 am

    This is one of the best-layouts and use of windows and space that I’ve ever seen. This is a type of tiny home I could see myself living in. Love the couch that doubles as a bed, the streamlined effect of the smooth surfaces and the privacy in the loft from the rest of the indoors — with windows and a skylight so one doesn’t feel boxed in or claustrophobic. Superbly done!!!

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 24, 2021, 12:58 pm

    Only 16 feet long, but has the spaciousness of a much larger home. Extremely well designed and lovely in every way. Even the loft is spacious with storage and a place for a large flatscreen. If I had to change one thing (and after living in tiny houses for 9 years now, I know a bit about convenience in moving around in them), I would change the sofa design. A person will get up and down from that sofa a hundred times a day, and having to pull yourself up to the opening (messing up the covers), and then climb down that tiny stair is going to get old quickly, then having to climb back up, crawl around, and resituate yourself again with a cup of coffee or a computer will be time consuming and tiresome, and you will find yourself sitting at the table all day instead which, grant you, some may prefer. I would lower that bed to a more convenient height and cut back those walls to the kitchen counter on one side and the table on the other making a much bigger space to get on and off, and I would not have steps at all (a falling hazard for some). The open space under the couch in the middle could then be used for storage or doggie bed, and the space on the sides could either open up to the outside for exterior storage, or be hidden storage for little used things, but I am not sure how you would access it easily, unless you made a lift top under the mattress. Anyway, the rest of the house is a lovely piece of design art and I love it!

    • James D.
      May 25, 2021, 4:49 am

      Good ideas, as usual Marsha. I’ll just add some details that aren’t revealed in the article but you can find on the source website…

      While described above as a couch space, it’s actually stated to be an elevated daybed on the source website… Desk next to it is a wall mounted fold up that when put down reveals the pull-out suitcase/ storage slider under the daybed, on that side… The short ladder to get into the daybed is in front of a bi-fold door for accessing the rest of the storage space below the day bed, it’s more obvious on the source website as it has a different, more detailed, rendering photo that shows a loop leather pull tab to open the cabinets and has one on that door too. Also, doesn’t state it but looks like the headboard has a lift up panel to provide some storage there too…

      So it’s already set up for storage and lowering the daybed will reduce that storage space but a lift bed design can make it easier to access the remaining storage space and maybe add shelving or upper cabinet/wall-closet to compensate or use an elevator platform to basically act as a lower-able shelf…

      While, something that can help, regardless of keeping it as is or lowering it, is an adjustable laptop table stand. You can get the one that just clamps to the side or have mounting points on either side of the bed to adjust to which side you prefer facing to basically have a table you can pull over to you on the bed and adjust it to a comfortable use position… Or opt for a wall mounted articulating arm table that can be used like a shelf with either the kitchen or folding table or be pulled over the bed and adjusted to a comfortable use position there, which you can place the laptop and coffee on before you get on the bed and just pull it over to you so no need to hold them while getting in and out of the daybed…

      Add a articulating clamp to the table and you can have a phone or tablet set up for convenient media consumption while you just lay back and watch…

      While, if the budget can handle it, there’s more advance options like Rotoflex rotating bed, check the video demo they have on it, among other examples that have been developed for people with special physical needs that could be adapted to make this much easier to use…

      Or, for ladders, a Netherlands company has developed a vertical walking system. Basically, manually powered elevator that uses 10% as much energy as climbing stairs. You basically sit and just use some limited arm, grabbing a set of poles on either side, and leg motions to move up or down at your leisure and with minimal effort, there’s video on that if you want to check it out… So something that can make lofts practical for elderly, etc. Not sure when it’s coming to market, video demonstrations are of the prototypes, but it’s an example of a lot of things that will be out eventually that will make life easier and open up more options for a wider range of people…

      • Marsha Cowan
        May 25, 2021, 1:55 pm

        Thank you, James. Had I seen all that in the photo or elsewhere, I might not have gone on about it. Lol! I will be interested in seeing that ladder you mentioned. Maybe it could be featured in an article on this site. Thanks again : )

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 25, 2021, 1:52 pm

      Brilliant ideas, Marsha. Always great to hear from someone who actually lives tiny and knows what works and what doesn’t.

  • Mary McGuirk
    May 24, 2021, 9:18 pm

    For the size, this is amazing. I need a decent OFFICE space, and this is one of thebest. I am not a fan of lofts, but this one is clever.

  • September 7, 2022, 12:41 am

    I was not able to access their website without allowing cookies. The part I did get were photos of plans in 3D mode. Therefore, I missed much of the info James described.
    My question on the ladders is ‘are they moveable?’ They appear to be so close to the walls your foot would bump the toes with each step. That balcony wall is definitely private. Not sure I like such a boxed-in feeling.
    Yes, the windows create a more open space inside. Hopefully designed to ease comfort in extreme temperatures. Privacy blinds of some sort may be needed for some of us.
    Marsha was right about the couch/bed area. Not all of us can use a bed of that height without fall risk. How many pillows would it take to sit on it like a chair?

    • James D.
      September 7, 2022, 1:08 am

      You can check their Instagram page if their main site is an issue. There’s still photos of this model on there but it seems they no longer have it on their website. Closest is the Nomad but that’s a different layout.

      Anyway, yes, ladders are movable. The one for the day bed is even intended to be moved out of the way so you can open the doors behind it to reveal the combo washer/dryer… It can be hard to see these details without looking through multiple photos and as these are plans many of the images are CGI and lack certain details.

      However, being plans and needing to work with a your own builder, such details would be ultimately be determined by the owner who commissions the build. The plans are just a guide and don’t have to be followed exactly as shown and you would need to adapt them to requirements of different countries anyway…

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