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Epu Tiny House

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The Epu tiny house is another design by Tumbleweed Houses. This house is 89 square feet with an actual porch. Well, a mini porch!

It’s made to be built on a dual axle trailer and is still very small in comparison to some of the others–making it relatively easy to move around and park.

This model has a kitchen in the rear with an open main room with a built in desk. The sleeping area is designed to be upstairs in a loft.

Estimated cost to build yourself


Price of Plans


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*Pricing is approximate and may change

Details and Floor Plan

Epu Tiny House Details and Dimensions Epu Tiny House Floor Plan


Epu Tiny House from Tumbleweed Houses

Photo credits: Tumbleweed Houses

Inside Jay Shafer's Epu Tiny House

Interior of Tiny House Tiny House Kitchen -- The Epu -- Tumbleweed Houses Sleeping Loft Inside a Tiny House - The Epu - Jay Shafer

Info on the Building Plans

The Epu is the house that Jay Shafer lived in for years. The plans include

  • Front, back, side elevations
  • Floor plans for downstairs and loft
  • Electrical plans for downstairs and loft
  • Diagram that cuts the house in half to show insulation, roof pitch and more
  • Instructions on how to attach the house to a trailer
  • Framing walls
  • Details for built-in furniture and cabinets
  • Door dimensions
  • Full material list (windows, heater, lumber, and more)

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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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  • AnnieinKC
    August 17, 2011, 4:43 pm

    Instead of a bed in your lofts, why don’t you just start using Resource Furniture’s desk/bed in all of the tiny houses? Yes, it’s a little expensive, but you only buy it ONCE and it would be worth it to me to NOT have to climb up into a loft every night. Then use the loft for your pantry, out-of-season clothing, etc. Check out their video. You’ll love it. Also, why not use a DVD/CD/videotape 6′ revolving storage rack for all of your kitchen stuff. It only takes up about 16″ – 2 ft and has FOUR sides of storage. Smiles, AnnieinKC

  • AnnieinKC
    August 17, 2011, 4:52 pm

    P.S. Why couldn’t you skip the shower stall and have a small soaker bathtub with a fold-down bed over it, with a fold-down countertop/desk over it?

    • Athena
      June 18, 2013, 11:43 pm

      Awesome freakin’ idea, AnnieinKC!
      My thought for my wee modified Irish Vardo is to put a pull-out tub on rails underneath my raised cupboard bed; I like showers, but in my Vardo (8 x 14) space is at more of a premium, because it has no loft.
      Besides– I’m a 54-year-old woman, building her mobile retirement home with her own two hands, and I just don’t feel like cramming all of that stuff into my home like Jay Schafer does…( ironic pause ). *Heh*

  • August 17, 2011, 7:01 pm

    Great ideas Annie! That desk/bed is great, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • AnnieinKC
    August 17, 2011, 8:14 pm

    One other comment that I never see talked about… I’m sure there are many others like me who cannot qualify for a mortgage and barely make ends meet on my monthly paycheck. So how does one pay for a tiny house? Most of them sell for $20k – $45k. The people who can most afford them (or get the loans) aren’t the ones who need the financial break that a tiny house brings! LOL! Smiles, AnnieinKC

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