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Chris Page’s Minim Tiny House on Wheels

Chris Page’s tiny house on wheels is based on the Minim design by Brian Levy, of Minim Homes. And thanks to Kai Rostcheck of I Love Tiny Houses, you’ll even get a video tour and interview with Chris (below).

Inside this cabin there’s about 11′ of width and about 22′ of length. Not bad for a tiny house on a trailer, right? I believe the extra width makes this tiny house technically a park model.

There’s a wonderful open kitchen with plenty of space, a dedicated couch with built-in storage, large windows throughout to bring in lots of natural light, and a pull out bed that stows away under the elevated office area of the house. And yes, there’s even a closet for your clothes. Pretty awesome tiny house design, right? I’d love to read your thoughts about it in the comments. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you.

Chris Page’s Minim Tiny House on Wheels

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Video: Chris Page’s Minim Tiny House on Wheels

 

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  • Cahow February 23, 2015, 1:49 pm

    Five out of Five Stars! *****

  • gary pollock February 23, 2015, 2:45 pm

    I helped a guy a few years back build one on a trailer that that was 11.6. It moved 2 times a year, to a lease lot, and home in the fall. He just got a 1 day permit to move it. It was no problem at all.

  • Lisa E. February 23, 2015, 3:07 pm

    This is way kewl: The bed is on sliders under the office space, so during the day, the bed is totally out of the way; love it! :D The rest of the house is really nice, too, but where is the bathroom and shower?

    • Lisa E February 23, 2015, 3:18 pm

      Okay, you’ve got to watch the video to get a tour of the bath and shower. The video shows the house off to a better advantage than just the pictures, and Chris is good enough to provide us with important information pertaining to Incinolet incinerating toilets that come in both 120 or propane models. Thanks, Chris! Awesome abode!

    • Dennis Warren February 23, 2015, 3:34 pm

      4th picture down, to the right of the office and bed, you can see the shower pan and what I think is the toilet.

      • kathy April 26, 2015, 7:20 pm

        I was pretty sure that the owner of the house himself called it a wet bath when he was interviewed by Deek Deidrickson in this You Tube vid : https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=em&v=GLSxcLww2V4. But I went back to refresh my memory. He does actually call it a wet room, but there are indeed 2, not one but 2, shower curtains. One protects the living area from overspray (instead of a door) and the other is pulled in front of the compost toilet, which I believe has connection to the solar batteries for waste disposal. I am guessing that he doesn’t want water to get on the wiring? Anyway, I guess we are sorta both right on whether this is a wet room bath or not.

    • Kathy February 23, 2015, 3:39 pm

      Lisa E, the wet room (definitely NOT a bath room) is on the other side of the closet which is behind the desk chair. Search Pinterest for the Minum House and you will find additional photos, including the wet room. Despite the tiny tiny bathroom, this remains one of my top 12 favorite tiny houses for the designer’s creative use of space – the slide away bed being only one of the great ideas. The TV is a rather large pull down screen over the front window facing the seating. The seating is something like 8′ long, and is completely open inside for storage of all kinds. There are unexpected open shelves in a couple or three places for books and even a big KitchenAid stand mixer, while there is more than usual cabinet space for kitchen goods. There is a drawer dishwasher, also used as clean dish storage. There are marine cleats in the floor for a movable table (change where it is, like for dining you would move it closer to the seating) for dining or lowering it for a coffee table or removi it completely. This house is cleverly planned literally everywhere you turn and would live way bigger than its square footage,

    • Peter Piper May 22, 2016, 7:05 pm

      I agree… very cool. No need to climb a ladder. The only thing I would add is a washer/dryer combo. The bathroom and shower are a bit small, but practical.

  • alice h February 23, 2015, 3:24 pm

    Windows, glorious windows! I like the space you get from this wider setup.

  • Virginia February 23, 2015, 3:39 pm

    This is like one in a DC tiny home park. Very nice plan. I especially like the kitchen layout and having room for an office.

  • CathyAnn February 23, 2015, 4:00 pm

    This has to be my favorite THOW design. It is so functional, and would be excellent on a foundation too. With all of those windows, it would be much harder to get “cabin fever” in the cold, snowy winters found in northern climates.

  • Jimmy February 23, 2015, 4:07 pm

    Stunning curb appeal

  • Lynnette February 23, 2015, 5:48 pm

    Absolutely love this. Everything you need and more. I love the raised office /bed area. I could see that office area also be a great extra sleep area removing the desk and just having a private little nook. So many possibilities! A+++

  • Lori February 23, 2015, 11:05 pm

    How much does the Minim Tiny House on Wheels cost? Do we have to put it together ourselves or can we get it hauled to us?

  • Trish February 23, 2015, 11:17 pm

    This design is also one of my favorites. Most important to me is that the kitchen and bathroom is on opposite ends of the house. Adjustable movable table is awesome. I know it is some type of marine table, but I haven’t seen one. Gotta research that one. I do like the office/bed area, but two issues for me are 1. Getting out of the bed with my worn-out knees, and 2. How soon will it be when I will get irritated pushing it in after awaking and pulling it back out in the evening. Other than those, there are definitely aspects I like. On the list of designs that inspire me.

    • Molly February 24, 2015, 11:24 am

      Thanks for info, that extra two feet seems to make a huge difference. I too have bad knees and envision that bed once pulled out, popping up to a higher height. That’s possible, right??

  • St.Patrick February 23, 2015, 11:31 pm

    How much is this house? Can I get one finance?

  • Sarah February 24, 2015, 12:52 am

    This is my favorite by far. I didn’t want a loft and I have no problem taking the bed in and out.

  • Pam February 24, 2015, 3:48 am

    This is beautiful! I love everything about it. It is uncluttered and just doesn’t look small like some tiny houses can. I am a nurse with bad knees and have been a little worried about the loft featured in most tiny houses. The roll out bed is perfect! I can’t imagine anyone serious about tiny houses would get tired of rolling the bed in and out daily. If so, maybe a tiny house isn’t for you.

  • Elizabeth Ann Ball February 24, 2015, 10:20 am

    Alex, I think this is a perfect home for me. As a senior, I love the open,light filled design with only the small elevated office area. I also like the extra seating (for grandkids) that this particular design has. I didn’t know that one could use an incinerating toilet in a wet bath! Thank you so much for sharing your “finds” with us. gratefully,Elizabeth Ball

  • Karen R February 24, 2015, 12:04 pm

    Make the bed pop up (knee surgery after a car accident has made it difficult for me to get up off the floor or out of a bathtub), and it is PERFECT! Really, really wonderful design for a small space!

  • Brian February 24, 2015, 12:48 pm

    Hi all, and great job Chris! More information on Minim homes plans and completed units can be found on the Minimhomes.com website.

  • Kristi February 24, 2015, 2:58 pm

    Really great home. I really love that the bed is not upstairs. My husband and I are getting older
    And we want to downsize into a tiny house, but the aspect of having to climb ladders or stairs makes us step back a bit. Congratulations on a fine fine home.

  • Susie M February 24, 2015, 4:34 pm

    drooling 50 shades of green in tiny house envy!!! such light – such organization – such design – wow! so stunning!
    I WANT ONE!!!!

  • rich February 24, 2015, 10:04 pm

    this design is definitely a winner. I think there is a way to modify the plan so that the plumbing is more northeast climate-friendly. There will no-doubt be some grumbling when the costs are revealed but this excellent fit and finish doesn’t come for free and would be well worth it to me.

  • Zarah March 1, 2015, 5:15 pm

    Looks fantastic – and it’s so funny because I literally just watched Brian’s tiny home a few hours ago so when I saw this I was like “Hold on… Did he update his cabinets to this or from this?!”. Confused me to no end! LOL! (That’s what a week of the flu does to your brain.)
    Anyway. Gorgeous, and still my fave plan for a small house. The siding is a real treat! Looks stunning. :)

  • Jean March 1, 2015, 7:20 pm

    Very nice and well thought out. Love the under the office bed as well.

  • justin March 8, 2015, 1:20 pm

    could one live in a minim off the grid and still have running water, a shower to bath, and a toilet to take care of business without having to dig a well, and septic?

  • Lynnette March 8, 2015, 5:53 pm

    I saw this house on Tiny House Nation. I think it’s a wonderful open plan for one person. I’d be ok pulling the bed in/out. Head foot room for my well over 6′ husband would be a problem lol. The small bath a ok. Who spends that much time in there anyway. Definitely could see more storage though but being so open you could add small tasteful items yourself. I’d live there. By myself lol

    • Shirley April 24, 2015, 2:26 pm

      Love this! Disabled and could not have a loft bed, so this is perfect. Would add a washer/dryer and a small little fireplace and I would have my ideal tiny home. I really like this design!

  • Diane April 24, 2015, 10:20 am

    I love this clean, well-organized look. So uncomplicated!

  • Rico April 24, 2015, 10:32 am

    Planning to do something similar but a bit longer, maybe a 26′ trailer and use it for both my office and summer home for retirement. Will include a dry bath curbless shower and plumbing behind removable panels for maintenance. Front of bed will be finished as a stair step to office. I won’t use drywall since it can crack when the house is moved. It may start out on my current home’s lot and I’ll rent the house like some people have started doing. It’s a great design for older folks who don’t want to climb a ladder of fall off one.

    • Lee April 24, 2015, 11:20 am

      Good idea about the step up, Rico! I think I would also raise the kitchen window or just make it shorter and higher to allow some extra wall space for storage at the back of the long counter. Having enough width for the entirety of the kitchen to fit on the end wall makes for a very spacious and comprehensive kitchen. I like a lot of this plan!

  • Dave Ricci April 24, 2015, 10:43 am

    WOW !! Really Cool,makes me want to pack my bags and move in tomorrow. Solar panels would be great too.

  • Winona April 24, 2015, 10:44 am

    That is the most beautiful and spacious tiny home I’ve ever seen! It’s incredibly obvious how meticulous he was about having straight lines on the outside. That part and the spaciousness is absolutely amazing! This guy deserves the big bucks.

  • Debbie April 24, 2015, 1:31 pm

    Does anyone know if this is 11 x 22 inside measurement, or outside. Trying to figure out how much is inside on width because 11′ outside means a 10′ inside. Just curious.

  • Diana April 24, 2015, 2:04 pm

    The idea of a slide-out-on-sliders unit under the “office” (& I love that office being up there!) may seem smart at first, but it’s not. When “stuff” ends up back behind the bed, which it will, it will not be fun getting small things, and smaller things (that will roll & roll, & roll under the bed to just out of reach) or pets or whatever out of there. And when the bed’s sliders break & bust, which they will, sooner than later as the bed is sliding in & out every day, day after day, week after week after week… and/or when the holes for the screws used to bolt the sliders to the walls & etc. get stripped… so the walls won’t hold the screws anymore… and so on. So… no to things on metal screwed-into-the walls sliders, sliding into small & hard to work in areas. A free standing unit, which comes out all the way, on its own feet is a better idea.

    • Lindsay September 8, 2015, 5:29 pm

      The bed is on caster wheels that can be replaced if they break. Also the bed can pull all the way out away from the raised platform so things that fall behind can be obtained if needed. If a person can’t fit under the platform a grab tool can be used.

  • Matthew April 24, 2015, 3:55 pm

    Love the MINIM house, but would like to see someone do some modifications to it. Ad height to add a loft perhaps. Bigger bathroom. More storage. Trick it out.

    • Kate September 11, 2015, 2:08 pm

      Matthew, we are drawing up plans to do exactly this (add a larger bathroom with a loft over it for storage). We’ll also be using a murphy bed instead of the roll-out, as Peg suggests, but I suppose in theory a roll-out bed could be included as well, or if you don’t mind limited headspace, you could sleep in the loft. We’d be happy to share layouts with anyone who is interested.

      • Sandra February 18, 2016, 1:23 pm

        Sorry, I clicked on wrong button (report?).
        Just wanted to reply and say I’d be very interested in your ideas. The loft/bigger bathroom ideas seem to put it in a similar category with the Sauvie white cottage in Oregon in terms of expanding layout.
        I’ve also thought for recreational cottages for families it would be neat to have sliding doors on office deck with folding bunks. The sideways bunk bed where both are murphied up against wall and there’s still a desk AND privacy. Easy stay for family 4/5 and privacy for parents after kids are in bed behind sliding partition.(=
        Email me back when you get a chance.(=

      • Ken May 23, 2016, 2:25 am

        Is love to see you changes. I’m also sorry my fat fingers hit the report button in error when trying to reply

  • Elle April 24, 2015, 5:39 pm

    Nice! This is one of the most efficient yet open designs I’ve seen -and under 250 sq ft! I really like the roll-out bed idea and because it’s under/beside the office area, he essentially created an entire bedroom -with clothing storage tucked discretely into the office area as well. This is the first time I’ve seen someone incorporate this concept into a TH and still allow complete access to, and full use of every single functional area in the home while the bed is pulled out. Outstanding.
    This man truly did an exceptional job designing this cozy little home. Thanks for sharing!

  • gale April 24, 2015, 5:39 pm

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all….here comes another outstanding tiny home. Great lines and wonderful space. Even a dishwasher. Absolutely the best so far. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  • Jan April 24, 2015, 10:19 pm

    THIS home is a charmer, I really really like it. That first view of the windows and kitchen says “your home”,,, and all the rest is planned out soooo well!! Thank you for sharing,,, and oh, the outside plan and paneling is great also!

  • Lynnette April 24, 2015, 11:13 pm

    This home us or very similar to the one on Tiny House Nation and is/was got sale for a cool $90k! O.O

  • Tiffany April 25, 2015, 10:19 am

    Love this tiny dwelling! I was just wondering if there is anyway to add a loft to this design. I realize this house is already wider than 8.5 feet. But how much taller could you go before travelling became an issue? Anyone know?

  • Stephanie April 25, 2015, 11:29 am

    The original Minim house by Brian Levy has always been my favorite. But of course, Levy has a background in energy sustainability and worked closely with architects and builder to make sure every detail was spot on. It was no layman DIY project. Not to put down Chris’s tiny house in any way, but you can see a big difference in design details between the two.

    Unless I find a design that suits me better (doubt it lol) I will also try to replicate the Minim. I hope I do some justice to it.

  • Susanne April 27, 2015, 12:02 am

    Wonderful! But since it’s wider than 8 ft…. Not for those who want to travel regularly?!?! Finally a design I might choose out of so many, but must lose 3 ft…then what?!

  • Dominick Bundy May 22, 2015, 3:36 pm

    This is on of the better layouts by far.. Love those big windows. and solid front door. (better for privacy , and security of possible break-ins) There isn’t a thing I would change about this home.. job well well done..

  • Shirley May 22, 2015, 6:13 pm

    This is perfect for me. Disabled and have to have bed that is not in a loft. This bed that slides out is wonderful. I love the whole house design. Is there a price set for this house?

  • Kristi May 22, 2015, 6:22 pm

    I love this house. Every time I see this tiny home I think “how smartly it was designed.” Especially, for older people. Not having to climb a ladder or stairs is so smart. The fact that the kitchen area covers the entire width of the home and is on one wall is really great. I also love the fact that the kitchen and the bathroom are not right next to each other. The floor mounts are great, because you can have a table almost anywhere you may need one.

    I’m totally impressed with this home. Can’t you tell. Lol.

  • Peg May 22, 2015, 8:30 pm

    I could envision a Murphy Bed that flips up to hide laundry storage / closet, and resolves the knee issues.

  • allen October 18, 2015, 10:57 pm

    only thing I don’t like about it is the ‘wet bath’ design. the shower should be an enclosed unit in the back, with the toilet/sink in the front. the bathroom needs a proper door, IMO a curtain looks sloppy.
    the other thing is that there is no space for a washer dryer. if the closet was deep enough, I’d recommend a ‘combo washer dryer’ in there that opened into the bathroom. a raised roof to the street limit and a sleeping loft would make this a mansion! everything else in this design is amazing! :)

  • Kathy S March 19, 2016, 7:44 am

    Can’t watch the video. Says “this video is private.”

  • Pam kay July 31, 2016, 11:47 pm

    This is one of three tiny house designs I’m having trouble deciding on.
    Could a walk-in-bathtub fit in the bathroom space?
    Arthritis sufferer.
    Also love the idea of a all In One washer/dryer.
    I used to have a vintage Frigidaire with a hands free
    foot control opener, would love that again to go with the foot pump sink faucet.
    Mini split unit and radiant heated floors.
    Not sure if it is at all do-able.
    Thank you for your time.
    =v=

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