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Double King Lofts w/ Catwalk in “The Bison”


Welcome to “The Bison,” a lovely 28 ft tiny house with not one, but two king-sized lofts that are connected by a catwalk (with a saftey railing!). This is such a great option for a family with kids, or anyone who wants easy access between lofts.

Personally, I’m here for the gorgeous black honeycomb tiles that act as a heat-block for the wood stove! Can we just talk about the craftsmanship that goes into installing the wall siding and flooring around all those angles? Impressive job, Modern Tiny Living!

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28 ft. Sage Green Farmhouse THOW

First up, distant view of those honeycomb tiles!

The color of the cabinets. Love!

Lot of under-stair storage, conviently hidden behind doors.

The ever-popular farmhouse sink.

I love that they have a tiny oven! Time to bake bread.

The ceilings have a warm, rustic feel.

Sliding barn door gives access to the bathroom.

Composting toilet and lovely vanity.

Great idea carrying the honeycomb into the shower.

Washer/dryer hook ups.

And a closer look at those honeycomb tiles in the living room.

Huge skylight over the bed.

The other loft.

You can see the catwalk on the right.

Tell us what you think in the comments!

VIDEO: The BISON: A Glorious Custom 28 ft Tiny House

Highlights:

  • Trailer: 28 ft. Trailer Made Custom Tiny Home Trailer Foundation
    Model: Custom
    Exterior Siding: LP Vertical Smart Siding
    Roof: Steel Roof
    Flooring: Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Flooring
    Interior Walls: Poplar Tongue & Groove
    Hardware Package: Farmhouse Matte Black
    Social Area: Open for Customer-Provided Furniture
    Sleeping: 2 Large King Lofts (Skylights in Master)
    Stairs: Custom Dual Staircase w/Built-In Storage
  • Kitchen
  • Cabinetry: Custom
    Countertops: Quartz (Including L-Shaped Section)
    Sink: 30 In. White Farmhouse Sink
    Oven/Range: Propane Gas Oven w/ 4-Burner Top
    Refrigerator: Full-Sized Refrigerator
  • Bathroom
  • Shower: Custom Tiled Shower w/ Glass Door
    Toilet: Nature’s Head Composting Toilet
    Shelving: Floating Shelves
    Vanity & Sink: Included
    Door: Custom Sliding Barn Door
    Washer & Dryer: Hookups Included
  • Water/Heat/Insulation/Power
  • Heat/AC: Ductless Mini Split
    Water Heater: Gas Propane Water Heater (PrecisionTemp)
    Electric Service: 50 Amp Service
    Insulation: Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation: 3″ In Walls/Ceilings, 4″ In Floors
    Other: Propane Tank System, Solar Panels

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Maria Kentala
    February 22, 2022, 6:11 am

    Well there are alot of changes I would make to this home. I wouldn’t have the black tile in the living area,no black tile in bathroom,no composting toilet. No sky light because they leak in time. I would have two upper cabinets instead of shelves. I would remove the end counter where the sink is,I would end it after the drawers. What is the price of this home?

    • James D.
      February 22, 2022, 12:10 pm

      Well, a properly installed and maintained modern skylight shouldn’t have much more risk of leaking than the adjacent roof or a regular window. They’re much better engineered than they used to be but the main problem would be roof maintenance and how that would impact it as it may require everything be replaced every 20-40 years, as it may be too problematic to work around the skylight…

      It can also be the detailing as a lot of what gets called ‘leaks’, is really condensation on the inside of the skylight dripping down and staining the edges of the opening. Something that more energy efficient models and proper air flow and de-humidification, if you’re in a humid climate, can avoid…

      So mainly it’s just not something to cut corners on if you choose to have them, but it’s possible to not have leaks with them if you get the right one for your climate and get all the install details done correctly…

      While the home is a custom build, which means everything is just the way the owner wanted it. Prioritizing being able to entertain guests and living space instead of a bedroom was how they described it… So other than to show the quality of their builds, you can get it completely differently but your choices will effect the price so that will usually require requesting a quote from them… But you can work with their Architect and designer to get all the details exactly how you want it…

  • gretchen whittman
    February 22, 2022, 7:45 am

    Lovely house but I wish you would put approximate prices on the houses to give us a rough estimate of what they cost.

    • James D.
      February 22, 2022, 11:53 am

      Something to keep in mind is that even a rough estimate may be only valid for a period of time with the changing economy. Like material prices now are much higher than they were even just a little over 2 years ago, adding more than several thousands to the average cost of a build.

      But it’s based on the Kokosing Model Series, which for now still has a starting price of $79,000 or $450/mo*… For the basics of…

      Length: 24′
      Sleeps: 4
      Width: 8′ 6″
      Height: 13′ 6″
      Square Footage: 260
      Weight: ~ 14,000 lbs.
      Towing Suggestion: 1 Ton Truck

      Includes:

      Trailer Made Custom Tiny Home Trailer (18k lb. GVWR)
      Lumber Framing (2’x4’)
      Standing Seam Metal Roof with Custom Gutters
      Roof Style: Gable with Dormer Loft
      Exterior Siding: LP SmartSide Panel Siding (Vertical)
      Full Glass Fiberglass Door
      Exterior Storage Box
      Double-Pane, Tempered-Glass Windows (White – Style TBD w/Designer)
      Interior Siding: PVC Interlocking Liner Paneling with Wood Trim (Stain TBD w/Designer)
      Flooring: Luxury Vinyl Plank (Style TBD w/Designer)
      King Loft
      Custom Furniture:
      • Built-In Bench Seating (Seats 6)
      • Bench Converts to Full Size Bed
      • Bookshelves (2 sets)
      • Staircase with Storage & Closet
      • Handrail & Loft Division Wall (Style TBD w/Designer)

      Kitchen:
      Large Sink and Retractable Faucet (Style TBD w/Designer)
      Open Shelving
      Wood or Butcher Block Countertops (Species TBD w/Designer)
      Custom Cabinetry below Countertop
      Smoke Alarm & Fire Extinguisher

      Bathroom:
      Custom Barn Door Entry (Style TBD w/Designer)
      Flush Toilet (No tank. Needs Septic/Sewer Hookup)
      Side Faucet Sink
      Open Shelving
      Fiberglass Shower (32” x 32”)
      ​Exhaust Fan (Bathroom)

      Water/Heat/Insulation:
      50 Amp 240V
      Electric Wall Heater – Adjustable Thermostat
      Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation (3” Floor, Walls & Ceiling)
      Electric Tankless Water Heater

      While full Custom Builds would start at $99,000 or $575/mo*… They have an architect and designer on staff for whatever that customization may entail…

  • Kitty Guy
    February 22, 2022, 11:37 am

    How high is the ceiling in the loft/catwalk area? Can you stand up and walk or do you have to crawl across the catwalk? You will delete this because it is not complimentary! I have not said this about this building, and it is a genuine concern for potential buyers.

    • James D.
      February 22, 2022, 5:55 pm

      Delete? Unless you’re posting spam, trolling, or hate speech, why?

      Posts on this site are just run through a spam filter. So a post may not show up right away if it gets flagged by the algorithm, and it can take awhile before an admin sees it and approves the post…

      Anyway, loft headroom height isn’t given. So you’d have to contact the builder and ask them…

      From the looks of it, I’d say no, there’s maybe 42″ of headroom. Don’t necessary need to crawl, crouch walking, etc. are options with over 3 feet, but that’s not enough to stand up straight.

      The structure is only 13′ 6″ from the ground, which usually only leaves a max of around 11′ of interior height, most of which goes to the main level to provide minimum standing height and walking space. So there usually can’t be standing height in the loft unless space is sacrificed from below to give it to the loft.

      Putting the loft over storage spaces is one of a couple of ways that can be accomplished… Alternatively, you can forego ease of mobility and built it taller than the max legal road height allows without needing an oversize permit, etc. or invest in a system that allows the structure to be taller when parked and set up, such as fold outs, slide ups, and pop ups or stack-able and modular structure.

      While pretty much everything they build is custom, so whatever they build would be what was agreed upon with their clients…

      • Natalie C. McKee
        February 23, 2022, 7:31 am

        Ya I let just about anything go here unless it’s wildly offensive or spam. I delete very few comments 🙂

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 30, 2022, 7:34 pm

    It’s a well-made beautiful home.

  • Shoshana Isaacson
    May 1, 2022, 3:46 pm

    I would love to see a larger – tiny home built for Drs. to age in place – no loft but nice open bedroom – bathroom with no step shower. Loft area for guests & storage.

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