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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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Images © Christopher Page

Video: Chris Page’s Minim Tiny House on Wheels

 

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  • Avatar Cahow

    Five out of Five Stars! *****

  • Avatar gary pollock

    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.

  • Avatar Lisa E.

    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! 😀 The rest of the house is really nice, too, but where is the bathroom and shower?

    • Avatar Lisa E

      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!

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

      • Avatar kathy

        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.

    • Avatar Kathy

      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,

      • Avatar Lisa E.

        Thank you!, Dennis Warren and Kathy! 😀

      • I’m curious as to why you call it a wet room when there is an actual shower with a shower curtain.

    • Avatar Peter Piper

      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.

  • Avatar alice h

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

  • Avatar Virginia

    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.

  • Avatar CathyAnn

    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.

  • Avatar Jimmy

    Stunning curb appeal

  • Avatar Lynnette

    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+++

  • Avatar Lori

    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?

  • Avatar Trish

    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.

    • Avatar Molly

      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??

  • Avatar St.Patrick

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

  • Avatar Sarah

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

  • Avatar Pam

    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.

  • Avatar Elizabeth Ann Ball

    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

  • Avatar Karen R

    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!

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

  • Avatar Kristi

    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.

  • Avatar Susie M

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

  • Avatar rich

    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.

  • Avatar Zarah

    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. 🙂

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

  • Avatar justin

    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?

  • Avatar Lynnette

    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

    • Avatar Shirley

      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!

  • Avatar Diane

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

  • Avatar Rico

    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.

    • Avatar Lee

      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!

  • Avatar Dave Ricci

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

  • Avatar Winona

    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.

  • Avatar Debbie

    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.

  • 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.

    • Avatar Lindsay

      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.

  • Avatar Matthew

    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.

    • Avatar Kate

      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.

      • Avatar Sandra

        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.(=

      • Avatar Ken

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

  • Avatar Elle

    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!

  • Avatar gale

    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.

  • Avatar Jan

    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!

  • Avatar Lynnette

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

  • Avatar Tiffany

    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?

  • Avatar Stephanie

    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.

  • Avatar Susanne

    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?!

  • Avatar Dominick Bundy

    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..

  • Avatar Shirley

    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?

  • Avatar Kristi

    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.

  • Avatar Peg

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

  • Avatar allen

    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! 🙂

  • Avatar Kathy S

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

  • Avatar Pam kay

    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=

  • Avatar jeff allen

    I lived in a typical travel trailer, then built a 10 foot wide tiny house. I must say, the extra width makes a gigantic difference in the feeling – much less claustrophobic. I highly recommend any tiny house builder to go overwide, just get the 1 day permit for 30 bucks and you can cruise the roads no problemo. You can easily overhang the construction over the trailer’s sides, it won’t bend or break with decent joists. 😉

  • Avatar jeff allen

    I lived in a typical travel trailer, then built a 10 foot wide tiny house. I must say, the extra width makes a gigantic difference in the feeling – much less claustrophobic. I highly recommend any tiny house builder to go overwide, just get the 1 day permit for 30 bucks and you can cruise the roads no problemo. You can easily overhang the construction over the trailer’s sides, it won’t bend or break with decent joists. 😉
    Beautiful, beautiful house in the article. Well done, simple, clean, elegant.

    • Avatar Alex

      Hey Jeff, thanks for sharing that! Makes sense. Would love to see your 10′ wide tiny! If you want to share shoot us an email at [email protected] we’d love to maybe feature it too if you want us to!

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