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Civil War Theme Tiny House with a Piano Bed

This is a civil war themed tiny house on wheels with a piano bed!

Shorty Robbins built a civil war themed Tiny House to use during reenactments and loved it so much, she sold her big house and moved in!1

Can you imagine living in a tiny house with your own favorite theme? You could! What would be your tiny home’s theme?

Woman’s Civil War Theme Tiny House with a Piano Murphy Bed!

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Video Tour


  • Was originally built for civil war reenactments but she loved it so much she decided to move in
  • Solar powered tiny house
  • Wood burning stove
  • Built with SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels)
  • Piano fold down bed which was common during the civil war
  • Upstairs sleeping loft for kids
  • Drop leaf table
  • LCD TV hidden behind a photo frame
  • Tiny kitchen with a 1903 ice box, hot plate, convection oven, coffee maker, and a sink
  • When reenacting she hides a lot of the modern amenities
  • Tiny RV wet bath with shower and toilet plus a pull out bathroom storage pantry
  • Staircase to the loft rebuilt from her grandparent’s dressers
  • One part of the dresser was turned on its side and turned into a closet


  1. YouTube
  2. Tiny House Giant Journey
  3. Shorty’s Tiny House on Facebook

Our big thanks to Jenna of Tiny House Giant Journey for sharing!🙏

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  • Avatar Lan
    July 15, 2018, 9:10 am

    That’s so nice. I’m glad she’s happy and home.

  • Avatar Brenda Mason
    July 15, 2018, 12:08 pm

    Ms. Shorty, I’m a Southern Belle Rebel. I love what you did to your Tiny Home. God Bless you & your family. ( i super love your dresses etc.) lol. Keep getting up & showing off & promoting the Southern lifestyle.

    • Avatar Shorty
      July 15, 2018, 4:03 pm

      Bless your heart, I’m a Yankee, forced by circumstance to live behind enemy lines. My home is 100% Yankee ingenuity, but I open my door for to all who will enter in peace.

  • July 15, 2018, 1:01 pm

    I absolutely love your tiny house. I can’t imagine anything that would make it more perfect. I especially admire the way you were able to provide yourself with modern amenities while staying true to the era of the home. I can totally understand why your happy place is your happy place. Thank you for sharing it.

  • July 15, 2018, 1:43 pm

    A poetic and delicate fragment of wonderfully, simple life.

  • Avatar Fay Strigler
    July 15, 2018, 8:05 pm

    My kids and I went to Camp Nawaka in East Otis, MA. Is that the same Nawaka you attended? Great place!

  • Avatar Rusty
    July 15, 2018, 8:30 pm

    Love the history preserved in this sweet tiny house. Enjoyed the video. Thank you for sharing.

    • Avatar Alex
      July 16, 2018, 8:20 pm

      Hey Rusty, thanks for the comment, I’m glad you enjoyed it too!

  • Avatar Anna
    July 16, 2018, 12:09 am

    Do you have a website for the sewing machines? I’m in love with your tiny house but how do you survive the heat in Florida without air conditioning, I just moved here and am struggling.

  • Avatar Maria
    July 16, 2018, 7:46 am

    I have been in this house at a Tiny house Fest in St. Augustine Florida. It is so cute. I would love to get a hold of the building plans and have one built for me.

    • Avatar Alex
      July 16, 2018, 6:20 pm

      That’s awesome that you’ve been in it! And how nice of Shorty Robbins to share it with others!

  • Avatar Nedhera Landers
    July 16, 2018, 1:46 pm

    Congrats on a lovely tiny home! I was fearful at first that there’d be confederate flags draped over everything. But this reminds me of the Little House on the (Illinois! My birth state) Prairie! Don’t know how all those kids got made with ma and pa sleeping below the young ‘uns! LOL

    • Avatar Alex
      July 16, 2018, 6:19 pm

      Hi Nedhera, glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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