This is the story of how a daughter and her husband designed and built a custom tiny home for her dad.
My husband and I wanted to build a house for my Father to live in on our property in Colorado. We decided to buy a pre-built shed and turn it into a home. The house is 12×32 with an 8×4 covered porch. The house sits on a permanent foundation with a crawl space underneath. The 20 gal. water heater is under the house. It’s a one bedroom one bathroom home with a living/kitchen area.
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They Built The Perfect Tiny Home For Dad…
Images © Kim Mendenhall
The house is still a work in progress but my Father is living in it and is very comfortable. We are planning to extend the roof another foot on each side and put some rain gutters on.
We also have some landscaping to do. The house is very well insulated and has 3 baseboard heaters to heat it. I thought maybe some of your readers would be interested in seeing it.
It was not ‘cheap’ to build since neither my husband or myself did the electric, foundation, plumbing or drywall.
My husband did do everything else in the home including building the deck.
The total costs including the furnishings, paint, deck, etc… were about $40,000.
Images © Kim Mendenhall
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Update: One of Our Readers, Mike Inman, Sent in a Slightly Modified Floor Plan Sketch of this Tiny House
I would like to submit a drawing I made based upon the photo’s of this cute tiny home. I added a “back door and deck” as I may build this one at some time in the future. I used a CAD program called VectorWorks.
Thanks for sharing that with us, Mike!
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