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Cozy 165 Square Foot Tiny House on a Trailer

I wanted to show you this 165 square foot tiny house on a trailer that was built using slightly modified Tumbleweed Fencl plans. It has that rustic look to it that I personally love and the pictures below speak for themselves.

The interior is beautiful and features high quality home style cabinetry with a spacious kitchen/bathroom for such a tiny home. A design like this is perfect for those of you who prefer that your tiny house feels like a home over the futuristic overly-modern style like this.

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165-sq.-ft. Tiny House on Wheels


I think you’ll get a better idea of what I mean once you go inside below:

Impressive Kitchen Area with Sleeping Loft Above


I love the exposed beams and the lighting that’s built right into the ceiling.

Below you can see the tiny little dining set up for two. I love the look of the steel table in wood interior, how about you?


Another angle of the kitchen below. For a tiny house, I’d say this is a great kitchen.


Seems like in this model they chose an RV style flush toilet.


This tiny house also has a full sized shower which we don’t have photos of to share with you but you can see the floor plan below:

Blue Sky Tiny House Floor Plan

Blue-Sky-Floor-Plan blue-sky-last.outside

Features, Dimensions and Specs

  • 8′ x 19’5″ footprint
  • 8′ x 18′ trailer
  • 10,000 lbs axle capacity
  • 13′ 6″ road height
  • 165-square-feet including porch
  • 7,200 lbs dry weight
  • 20 gallon fresh water tank
  • 30 gallon grey & black water tanks

What do you think about this Tumbleweed Fencl tiny house design?

What would you change to make it better for you? Or do you just need something a little bit larger?

Looking forward to reading your thoughts below.

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Source: http://www.opentrailhomes.com

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • David Ridge
    June 25, 2013, 1:19 pm

    The “dining” area is way too cozy!

    • M Blake Powers
      July 15, 2013, 1:59 pm

      David –
      The dining/seating area is indeed cozy! But, if you look closely, the tabletop can be placed on the lower set of rails – and with the custom seat cushion – it becomes the perfect spot to curl up and read a book or simply gaze upon the landscape.

  • Robert
    June 25, 2013, 4:34 pm

    I guess a blatant copy of Jay’s Tumbleweed Fencl now qualifies as some other companies ” Loft Design Floor Plan by Open Trail Homes”
    They should give him credit where credit is due and simply say they rearranged the furniture and changed the name.

    • M Blake Powers
      July 15, 2013, 2:02 pm

      Robert –
      We did not try to hide that this is indeed a modified Tumbleweed Fencl – as it states in the beginning of the article. We started off using their plans but made a few major changes that fit our situation better and ended up creating our own set of plans. If you check our website out, you’ll see that we have a different unit that is similar to the Fencl (but not quite as close as this model). Thanks for your comment.

    • Angela
      July 15, 2013, 2:45 pm


      I am assuming you did not actually read the description. It mentions Jay’s Fencle design in 2 separate locations. The “credit where credit is due” is there.

      • Robert
        July 29, 2013, 2:41 pm

        credit where credit is due and simply say they rearranged the furniture and changed the name.
        I saw the mention of the Fencle,however it still is just a fencle with minor modifications. Imitation is still the sincerest form of flattery.
        BTW it is Alex that gives the nod to Jay’s design, Blue sky merely mentions they took ideas off the internet. That is far from giving credit where credit is due.

  • carrie adams
    June 25, 2013, 8:08 pm

    This tiny house is beautiful….Our problem is CLOTHING and or the storage of it. I am not willing to give up winter, down, expensive clothing: as we age ….these will be very necessary. I remember my father as he got older was always turning the thermostat up higher….Older humans and dogs need more warmth! Why not 2 ft wider? Is there a code problem with that? Could we enter an outside door of this 2ft wider space to come into a long closet/storage area. Say, back alongside the bathroom area?
    My husband is ill again now; staring chemo and I would love to be in a little snug house to cuddle up with him and our dog. Warm, secure and beating this SOB called cancer. I think we love ‘tiny houses’ because they are perfect & give us hope in an imperfect world.

    • M Blake Powers
      July 15, 2013, 2:07 pm

      Hi Carrie!

      Thank you for your compliments! While clothing storage can be an issue, our tiny house has some of the largest clothing storage options out there. There are two HUGE drawers and a hanging closet area for this reason.

      As far as building it 2′ wider – it is definitely a possibility and the suggestions you’ve made to rearrange things make sense as well. This house would definitely keep you and your husband warm and cozy with very little heat – another great advfantage of tiny homes!

      We wish you and your husband the best of luck in your battle and are inspired to see that you draw inspiration from our work. God Bless!

    • Angela
      July 15, 2013, 2:23 pm

      It is at the width it is so it can be street legal without having a special permit. It is considered an RV. If it was going to be put in one spot then it could definitely be widened. Open Trail Homes has created a layout that has a queen on the main floor.

  • TK
    July 27, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Sorry to be such a newbie- but I am trying to figure out exactly which model trailer this house is built on? I keep Google-ing 8 x 18 trailers, and can’t discern much.

    • Robert
      July 29, 2013, 2:51 pm

      Tumbleweed tiny homes has the specs of the needed trailers and any good trailer builder can build to their design. They also sell purpose built units for a fair price.Shopping around can save a bunch, but make sure it meets the needs of mounting a tiny house. Dee Williams book “Go House Go” also has great ideas.

  • Suzanne
    August 6, 2013, 3:00 pm

    I recently moved in 10×16 trailer and I love it

  • gar
    July 15, 2014, 10:31 am

    I’m having trouble with this 8ft 6in max width when about every camper trailer made seems to be 10 ft wide.
    Just what regulating or government body would be involved if a tiny home was built ten feet wide.
    Sure, most trailers aren’t that wide, but the building could extend past the frame a couple of feet without any real problem.

  • Jennie
    July 15, 2014, 11:16 am

    I just purchased a Trailer for “Tumbelweed” I thought I purchased the 8 feet wide by 20 feet long, but when I got the invoice it says it’s (7 1/2 ft. by 20 feet long) Will I still be able to built it to fit at least 8 feet wide? Yes I did consult the company and they said it’s still possible but how? I haven’t started the built yet but I am not far off, It will be by the end of this month. Anyone out there that could help out? I greatly appreciate any information. And I plan on having the kitchen at one end, the other the bathroom which will be a bit larger then the normal “Tiny Homes” I want mine to be at least 5 feet long and of course the either 8 feet wide or 7 1/2 wide, to have a walk in bath with glass door, and at the other end a long shelf with a top sink and next to it at the bottom half, a washing machine, and pocket door entrance as to not take up space. It will have 2 lofts and the kitchen will be L shape to allow at the back or rather back right side real stairs that lead to the loft upstairs. and the main entrance will be with “French Doors” I want the house to be as open as possible so that it won’t feel so closed in
    Thanks JP

    • Emily T Lewis
      September 27, 2020, 2:39 pm

      the size i got and the size i thought i was getting is same as yours. also it has the metal sides around perimenter of trailer so i was thinking could i build on top of that and have storage underneath? Think Slinging floors maybe??? trying to get creative with storage and inginuity.would it be good space for electirical or water lines?
      I guess to build out 9 inches on each side i could relay wood floor of trailer horizontal and make it go thru the “fence” of tiler for support? maybe altrenating wood w steel or something. HELP! Alsso check out on Youtube ‘2 Humans, 2 Dogs in 20’ house” they utilized building over the tongue amazingingly but it it unclear to me if that is possible to do before transport or should it be saved for aftwr transport
      Please someone help a single mom w no family left out. I used to do construction w my dad and uncle growing up so i know a few things but dont have anyone for advice or input
      205-496-0113 until i build a webpage. ALso anyone the cheapest webpage I could build? I want to blohg my whole journey step by step and make it for dummys like me to understand and to be able to have a home they built

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