This is the story of the Cedar Mountain Tiny House that was built by David Latimer after attending a Tumbleweed workshop back in 2015 with his father.
David went on to modifying the plans he bought at the workshop and started building two of his first tiny homes, one of them being this one. Afterward, as you may know, he went on to start New Frontier Tiny Homes, an epic tiny house company that has designed/built some of the most incredible tiny homes. So I guess you can say this is a chance to own a bit of history. This tiny house is available for $89,000 via Tiny House Listings. More details below.
A Tiny House w/ History For Sale… David Latimer’s Cedar Mountain Tiny House
- One-of-a-kind tiny house
- The Cedar Mountain
- One of two of the first tiny homes built by David Latimer
- Built from a set of modified Tumbleweed plans
- 18-ft length
- 8’6″ exterior width
- 7’10” interior width
- 13’6″ height (exterior)
- Weighs approx. 9500lbs.
- One main floor guest room with a fold out bed and bench storage plus a fold down table/desk (really cool)
- Kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless steel countertops, custom ‘lazy susan’ storage, 2 burner cooktop, stainless steep drop in sink
- Sleeping loft
- Bathroom with composting toilet and shower with cedar floor tray
- Mini split hvac unit
- Custom ladder
- Located in Nashville, TN
The Cedar Mountain is one of two of the very first tiny homes built by David Latimer. In 2015, David & his father, Eddie, attended a Tumbleweed workshop and bought a set of build-plans. Modifying the plans, David went to work building two tiny homes & It was the building of these two homes that inspired him to start his own business.1
- Tiny House Listings (more photos, info, availability, and contact seller)
- Full tour: The Cedar Mountain Tiny House by New Frontier Tiny Homes
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Sweet little space. I’m not interested in living with a house with a loft anymore but love this one. $90 grand for a tiny house is ridiculous and I don’t wanna argue about it so don’t bother telling me about craftsmanship blah blah blah. Like I said it a cute house and some trustifarian will buy it and enjoy it. Be nice if someone poor could have it but hey…This is America. I really do love the house. It’s sad–what this nation has become. I usually post positive things but I’m sick of not telling the truth. This post is half-positive. Happy New Year! Seriously. I love this site, Alex.
Unfortunately, I have to agree with Lee Ann on the price. Wow – that is $582 per sq ft. and that doesn’t include the costs to park it! I could rent a studio apartment in New York City for 3 years for the cost of this, more longer if you throw in the cost of parking. The tiny is beautiful, but way overvalued. Please do some research and rethink your asking price.
@Janet – False comparison, this is to own and not rent. If you were to try to buy a studio apartment in NY it would easily cost you over $1.5 Million and multiple apartments go even higher…
While Cost per sq ft is basically a misleading and essentially useless way to make comparisons. Since, it doesn’t tell you anything about build quality or what you’re actually paying for and for tiny houses they can’t be directly compared to large houses because cost per sq ft is an average and averages are disproportional between a tiny house and a large house.
A large house can have a $50K kitchen and still have a lower cost per sq ft because a large house can still have more low cost sections like hallways and extra bedrooms that cost a lot less than a kitchen or bathroom but add to the total sq ft and thus lower the average.
While a tiny is primarily comprised of higher cost sections like the kitchen and bathroom and has basically no low cost extra spaces to lower the average. So the cost per sq ft would always be disproportional between a tiny house and a large house.
Besides, this is a designer builder and designer homes aren’t cheap. It’s like expecting a luxury yacht or luxury car to be cheap as a budget car or boat. Just because you don’t understand what the costs are for doesn’t mean they aren’t valid.
Houses are not all equal or equivalent, a custom built high end large house can cost into the millions for an apples to apples comparison. Even RV’s like Airstreams charge more for less than what this home offers for a reality check on what the market can actually value things at… What you’re paying for just may not always be easy to understand but there are multiple reasons why some things can cost a lot more than others.
Just don’t confuse a high end builder with a budget builder and you’ll find the pricing will make a lot more sense… Like a budget builder like Incredible Tiny Homes have complete homes starting at $20K and can offer shell/kits for as little as $15K that are easy for people to finish off themselves.
It’s like shopping for anything else, different companies/builders cater to different markets and you just have to find the builders that cater to the market you want instead of expecting all of them to cater to the exact same market…
“False comparison, this is to own and not rent. If you were to try to buy a studio apartment in NY it would easily cost you over $1.5 Million and multiple apartments go even higher…”
I said nothing about buying an apartment because I’m not comparing buying an apartment to buying a tiny house. People often compare the cost of renting vs buying to determine how inflated/overvalued the housing market is. I chose a place with very expensive rent to make a point – that this tiny house is VERY expensive for what it is. I could have easily compared renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Nashville (where the tiny house is) to buying this tiny house. In that case, with an average rent of $930 in Nashville, I could rent for 8 years before it makes sense to buy.
And yes, there are builders who provide a lower quality product and charge less, as well as those who provide a high quality product and charge more. I love that we all have choices. I usually choose to pay more for high quality and luxury. But I also choose to never pay for designer names, which is clearly what this price reflects. I don’t think it’s that difficult to figure out what it is you are paying for… 🙂
I agree that there are economies of scale. This doesn’t change the fact that this home is very expensive within the domain of tiny homes. There are very nice, quality built tiny homes for $90,000 that offer more.
Lee Ann, I think maybe you should have a Snickers.
I apologize for having opinions. It appears that my doing so triggers you to the point of making dismissive comments. I shall take up knitting or perhaps get in-vitro fertilization and squirt out a baby as was intended for my gender. Try not to tax yourself overly, Matt. Also–fix me a sandwich.
LeeAnn, you made me laugh! Have another Vodka, I hope your day gets better. Good luck squirting out them kids. 2020 is your year!
LOL–My day is fine, really. You have a good year, too! For real–happy 2020. 🙂 Glad I made you laugh. You made me laugh, also. I won’t be squirting out any babies — too old. Maybe I can sit and drink vodka, instead.
I agree with you Lee Ann.
Beautiful but expensive.
I just want a bone tiny home.
My daughter’s home is falling apart and no way to repair.
Anyone out there willing to give one at least a 2 and 2 bathroom. It would be appreciated.
This is really nice. If you click the link you can see a few more photos. The stainless steel countertop is cool. The wet room bathroom is more appealing than most. I like the combo of the white painted tongue-and-groove walls and the interesting wood trim and floors. It wouldn’t work for me because of the ladder, but it sure will be nice for someone.
The original concept for building small homes is being overshadowed by high end listings for folks trying to sell tiny homes. Let’s get back to the concept of sustainable living, not profit seeking ventures……
No offense intended but a reality check is that they were always profit seeking ventures… It’s the only way building them can ever be sustainable as nothing gets built without expense of resources and effort… The trick is understanding what you’re paying for and how you get it done.
Materials are not always going to be cheap and easy to acquire, and labor can cost more if you want a specific type of home build a specific way. Otherwise you better be willing to build it yourself because expecting people to charge nothing for their hard work is not how that works…
But sustainable also doesn’t mean there’s a one size fits all standard to follow. You can be more wasteful and inefficient by ignoring people’s needs and trying to make them to live in ways other than what’s optimal for them.
Like making a family live in a home meant only for one and have them doing things like going to the store more often and spending more than they otherwise would have to and producing more waste because you focus on one thing, such as how much the home costs, but ignore how that can effect other costs.
There’s simply no such thing as a sustainable template that everyone can follow and expect equal results. People are simply too different and going to be in too different situations for that to ever work!
People just have to stop thinking in terms of it being a competition and expect others to all do the same thing or that what others do limits their own choices when it does nothing of the sort…
It’s really no different than anything else in life… You want food or do you wan to go to a fancy restaurant?… You want transportation or do you want a Bugatti or a luxury yacht?… You want functional furniture that gets you by or do you want custom furniture that can become family heirlooms that will be passed on for generations?…
The choice has been and always will be yours! Stop making it about other people’s choices…
Wow if you don’t like it move on there are plenty in other price ranges. But I love the idea of tiny homes and if I found one in my price range and an area of my own meaning a small lot, it would and will be the way I go. I believe it offers a home to those of us who maybe can’t afford that huge dream home to a truly small home of our dreams!
It is my hope a few years from now to own one when I retire. Someday.