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Companion Plus 40-ft. Tiny Home on Wheels by Back Porch Homes


This is the Companion Plus 40-ft. tiny home on wheels by Back Porch Homes.

The design features a main floor bedroom, living area, kitchen, and bathroom.

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40-ft. Tiny House by Back Porch Homes

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In this tiny house, everything is on the main level. There are no lofts.

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This is the living area with wall mounted LCD, fireplace, and air conditioning.

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This is the bedroom with a closet, wall-mounted LCD, and its own air conditioning unit as well for proper ventilation.

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The bathroom with flush toilet, vanity, and shower.

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The floor plan so you can see the layout.

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The MSRP for this unit is $75,000.

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  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    April 7, 2021, 3:34 pm

    No lofts 🙁 no lofts 😦 no freaking lofts 😭!?!. It’s just a house. A nice house. But a house.

    • Avatar Susan
      April 8, 2021, 10:21 am

      A loft doesn’t make it a small/tiny house. It’s about smaller foot print, and minimalist living. There are some people (me), that find it difficult to get up and down a loft.

      • Avatar Theresa Perdue
        April 12, 2021, 7:39 am

        Was just kidding didn’t mean to ruffle any feathers

        • Avatar LargeMarge
          April 13, 2021, 2:24 pm

          Feathers, you bet!
          If I had feathers, I could just launch a glide-down from the loft… “Geronimo!”
          Flapping up might take some doing…

  • Avatar Alison
    April 7, 2021, 6:08 pm

    I think the very noticeable horizontal siding lines (also on the ceiling) are a mistake in a long skinny house like this. It gives me the feeling of cage wires. I’d prefer something without lines, or at least turn them vertically in the living room, for variety. Otherwise, this is certainly a convenient floor plan, but overall not especially interesting.

  • Avatar Nancy M
    April 7, 2021, 6:20 pm

    Love it! I could definitely live in this! And yeah, no lofts! Don’t like ladders or stairs, so this is perfect! Enough space, maybe even a little too much, but that is because I am single (widowed) and no longer need a big bed. Lol! My perfect retirement home!

  • Avatar Linda Baker
    April 7, 2021, 10:53 pm

    All white is too sterile but paint could fix that – get rid of the faux fireplace so you would have room for a book case or entertainment center of some sort or even a chair and side table. There are no windows on the back wall so no cross ventilation – turn the closet in the bedroom to the inside wall to create a space for a window over a nightstand or dresser perhaps. Put the bathroom sink under the window and free up space for a storage closet or even access for the utility room from the inside, that way you would have a place for the vacuum and cleaning supplies. I don’t understand not using slide outs in the bedroom and living room to increase room size – I have them in my 2000 single wide at a campground and the difference is amazing. A dishwasher is not necessary for living in a small space – cabinet/storage is necessary. Not really impressed.

    • Avatar James D.
      April 8, 2021, 1:03 am

      Everything has pros and cons, including slide outs… You already know the pros but for the cons they add a significant amount of weight, they take up space when they’re slid in and if they get stuck you may be unable to move until it’s fixed… Has higher long term repair costs and added regular maintenance, especially if moved often… Going wider can limit places you can put the home and be able to take advantage of the slide outs, they tend to leak and negatively effect insulation value, more susceptible to weather and debre, and most of all they’re a costly addition, especially for a custom built THOW…

      For THOWs, the Canadian company ZeroSquared is an example of a builder that employs slide outs in their models, but looking at their prices shows how much a premium slide outs can add to the cost…

      While, if not going to move it often, simply going wider gives much more space than slide outs would and avoids most of the cons that slide outs can have… So less maintenance, longer lasting structure, more bang for your buck for the space you get, fewer things that can break and wear over time, etc.

      Park Model RV’s are a good example of this distinction. Units that are intended to remain at a location and not for use for traveling, are typically 9-12 feet wide. While units meant for traveling will fit more the dimensions of a large travel trailer and employ slide outs.

      This is built under ANSI, same as Park Models. So not surprising they follow those standards.

      Much like going with a 5th wheel/gooseneck, slide outs are mainly a feature pushed for things that will be moved and can be used for traveling. While cost is often the deciding factor whether any option is included or not… But there are a number of builders who do offer slide outs if that’s what you’re looking for…

      Tiny Idahomes, for example, often puts a lot of features you’d typically see in RV’s in their THOWs. They’ve even done a Toy Hauler/Hunting Cabin for a wheelchair bound client, complete with motorized ramp/deck, etc. Among other examples of builders that offer Slide Outs…

  • Avatar LargeMarge
    April 8, 2021, 3:05 am

    Forty is a nice sixe.
    Coincidentally, we are converting a forty-foot semi-trailer to our home-plus-shop.

    After nearly two decades full-time live-aboard in our ExpeditionVehicle at three paces across by seven paces long, we are convinced a tiny living-quarters is best for us.

    Since 2017, we workkamp at a small organic teaching farm near the outskirts of Eugene Oregon.
    We often visit shut-ins at a manufactured-homes park, and some of those are >2,000sf for a single individual.
    We think that is a tremendous waste of potential.

    Today’s THOW appears as though it was designed to mimic a stand-still house.
    If I was me — which I assure you I am most assuredly am not:
    * I would have smaller windows higher on the walls to imitate natural light.
    * I would eliminate interior walls, and if needed, I would build stouter exterior walls to compensate.
    * I would build on a tandem dually frame instead of triple singles.
    * If I was building something like today’s offering, I would build something else… a retired semi-trailer for example!

    • Avatar LargeMarge
      April 8, 2021, 3:07 am

      “Forty is a nice SIZE.”

      [fat fingers]

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 8, 2021, 10:40 am

      I would love to see your conversion when you are done!

  • Avatar Bob H.
    April 8, 2021, 6:30 am

    Nice tiny house. Change the width to 10 or 12 ft add a french door on back side of living area, add a deck and small pool and I would be all set. This is much nicer than most. Great job.

  • Avatar Maria Kentala
    April 8, 2021, 7:48 am

    It doesn’t tell you how much this house cost. But I will bet it is over 80,000.00.

    • Avatar James D.
      April 8, 2021, 10:05 am

      Listing is for $75,000…

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    April 8, 2021, 8:40 am

    Linda, you have some good ideas regarding space, and James, you have some good ideas about adding a little width rather than slide-outs. Marge, I agree about interior walls cutting down on visual space. I think this is a very nicely done home and some color in curtains, furniture, wall hangings, plants, etc., would make it a very lovely home. Saving on space by not having stairs to a loft is nice. I would put both the commode and the sink under the window which would leave room to add an additional 18″ deep closet facing the bathroom for vacuums and such. Making it 10′ wide would remove the need to get rid of the dividing wall to the bedroom as it would give you more space in the living/kitchen area, then you could keep your privacy wall to the bedroom which is nice if you have a guest sleeping on the sofa, or a mate who wants to stay up watching TV while you sleep. I like the idea of rearranging the closet to the other wall and having a small window next to the bed and space for a small night stand. If the house were 10′ wide, even after changing the orientation of the closet, there would still be room for a piece of furniture between it and the door for more storage. So this is a really nice home as is, but with a few little changes could be a great home that might appeal to more people in the long run.

  • Avatar David Pedersen
    April 8, 2021, 9:18 am

    Tiny houses become larger and larger. This takes the prize. And way too much white on white. It is too sterile..

    • Avatar James D.
      April 8, 2021, 10:10 am

      Just replying about the size, this isn’t the largest. Their largest model is 44′ but this one is only 40′, and there are THOWs from other builders that go even bigger and much wider…

    • Avatar Cate
      April 12, 2021, 3:08 pm

      I agree, sick of white on white on white, but that is what the “millennials” want; that and “millennial gray.” They have no imagination so they stick with those two blah colors.

      • Avatar LargeMarge
        April 13, 2021, 2:12 pm

        The walls colored neutral allows for rugs, shades, cabinets, and furniture to provide visual interest.

        Using colored removable/replaceable/interchangeable bits adds modularity.

        • Avatar Cate
          April 14, 2021, 12:59 am

          It is interesting that you did not reply directly to the man (David) that made the original white-on-white comment but to me, the female. I realize the “neutral” as you call it, provides a dull background to add colored accessories, BUT it is still white-on-white and MILLENNIAL gray! Blah and boring and indicative of NO imagination.

      • Avatar James D.
        April 14, 2021, 1:30 pm

        @Cate – Um, on LargeMarge’s reply I may be wrong to assume this but I think you’re reading too much into it, people usually just reply to the last comment in a chain regardless of who they are replying to because it’s usually treated as an ongoing conversation and it’s also usually just easier to click on the last comment to add a reply. Some people also don’t always read all the other comments, while those who agree are generally replied to all at once unless specifically stated otherwise.

        The main reason that isn’t always followed here is because there’s a finite number of replies allowed per chain before it either needs to branch or a new chain started… My reply to you is an example of a branch, as I could not reply to your other comment, and I specifically referred to you in my reply, designating it as being specifically for you and no one else.

        Besides, you agreed with David. So, unless stated otherwise, a reply would encompass both of you by default.

        Also, since you didn’t provide your full name it would only be an assumption what your gender was because Cate is also a last name and not everyone here posts with their first name or even real name…

        Btw, no such thing as Millennia Gray color… It’s actually a term that refers to the fact Millennia’s can no longer be considered just young people anymore as they were born between 1979 to 2000. So the oldest are now in their 40’s and on their way to being middle age and thus starting to gray.

        While all white dates back centuries but the modern trend actually started in Scandinavia and became wide spread because of companies like Ikea. The trend started around the 90’s and peaked around 2000. So we’re slowly starting to enter a new trend era where we will start to move away from such stark and minimalistic color pallets.

        However, it’s still usually the default for a new home because it is assumed the owner will change it. So it’s used as a default blank slate. While it’s been overused in tiny homes because of the aversion people seem to have to the idea of it feeling too small and the over reliance on the idea that white makes the space feel bigger when that isn’t really always the case.

        But, as customization is more common with Tiny Houses, it doesn’t really matter what it starts out as with most people will be changing it to their preference once they own it and move in and those custom built for the owner will of course be whatever color(s) they choose… The builders will just shy away from choosing any colors for you because that will limit the range of customers and showroom models will usually be designed to help promote imagination of how it can be done rather than try to lock you into a specific design and color choices, aside from actual limitations like siding that only comes in certain colors but those limitations are from the manufacturer of the materials and not the builder, and usually have more to do with costs and the technology used to manufacture the material product…

        But plenty of options out there regardless of your preference or range of imagination… Just sometimes has more to do with knowing you have options…

        • Avatar Cate
          April 14, 2021, 2:40 pm

          Thanks for the novel, James. I was not born yesterday but apparently you were – millennial! I pity those who have to deal with you on a daily basis.

          Turning off all comments from this site. Millennials argue and argue and argue. SICK of this millennial generation who have proven themselves to be the worst generation in history due to their arguing and continued disrespect for elders….even their own grandparents. Sad.

      • Avatar James D.
        April 14, 2021, 3:51 pm

        Sorry you feel that way Cate, especially as I’m not a Millennia and I was showing you nothing but respect but that doesn’t mean accepting disrespect from you!

        Have a nice day!

  • Avatar Donna Rae
    April 9, 2021, 1:05 am

    Overall, it is nicely done and I can imagine living in it. My only concern is that the bathroom is on the opposite end of the home from the bedroom. Better to put the bathroom between the bedroom and the living room, sliding the kitchen down to where the bathroom is. Having a bathroom right off of the kitchen isn’t a great idea to begin with. Better have a really good exhaust system in that bathroom to avoid “unusual scents” wafting into the cooking area! It’s ok that it’s all white to begin with. It provides a blank canvas to customize your own “look.” Everyone has their own preferences and with tiny homes, changing the decor won’t break the budget.

  • Avatar Victoria Banaszak
    April 10, 2021, 11:00 pm

    I love this one! It is perfect for us older folks who can’t climb. I do agree about turning the closet, but it looks lovely and roomy.

  • Avatar Cate
    April 12, 2021, 3:05 pm

    This, then, at that length makes it a mobile home. I love the “no lofts” idea.

  • Avatar Donna Rae
    April 12, 2021, 4:04 pm

    Just one more suggestion, now that I’ve looked at it again. I would switch the location of the closet in the bedroom by putting it on the wall with the pocket door. That gives more room around the bed so someone doesn’t have to crawl over another person to get out of or into bed. Even a little more space can seem enormous in a tiny home! 😉

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 13, 2021, 3:26 pm

      Oh that’s a very good point.

  • Avatar LargeMarge
    April 14, 2021, 2:05 pm

    Hi Cate,
    I am grateful you think I am ‘interesting’!
    ‘Interesting’ is such a delightful compliment!
    .
    .
    Irregardless, nice rig by Back Porch Homes.

    • Avatar Cate
      April 14, 2021, 2:27 pm

      Large – I said “it” is interesting, not you. Second of all, “irregardless” is not a word. The word is regardless.

      • Avatar Cate
        April 14, 2021, 2:42 pm

        P.S. Large – turning off all comments – REGARDLESS of what you think.

    • Avatar James D.
      April 14, 2021, 4:33 pm

      Well, LargeMarge, I find everyone here interesting and appreciate fellow commentators with a sense of humor. Especially, these days, I believe we could use a lot more of that in our lives. So thank you for your contribution to our collective sanity.

      That said, I generally reply to comments primarily on the basis of whether there’s either a question or incorrect information being posted. So I try to keep my opinions to myself and stick to the facts whenever possible but I do try to be clear and that tends to make my posts a bit long for some to read.

      In this case, the unbiased truth of the use of the word “irregardless” is that it can be considered controversial, has been since at least the 1920’s, but it’s actually still a word because it has been in use for over 200 years, by a wide range of people, and with consistent intended meaning, which can be found in most modern dictionaries to simply have the same meaning as the word “regardless”…

      Besides, whether anything can be considered a word or not comes down to one thing… Usage! If enough people use it, for a period of time, with consistent interpreted meaning, then it’s considered a word. After all, language does evolve over time, with new words being added almost every year…

      So, I for one, am not offended by your use of that word, for whatever my opinion is worth to you or anyone else, but like most of my comments, the actual facts are there for anyone to look up and confirm.

      Hope everyone has a nice day and let’s be more tolerant of one another, pretty please with sugar on top ;-p

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