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
Buying one ready-made from Tumbleweed
*Pricing is approximate and may change
Details and Floor Plan
Photo credits: Tumbleweed Houses
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)
If you want to learn more… Download our tiny house plans & floor plans catalog.
If you want to learn how to build, get the tiny house construction guide.
Check out these other tiny house designs:
- Couple Design and Build the Perfect Off-Grid Tiny Home
- 28-Foot Blue Heron Tiny House by Blue Sky Tiny Homes
- Manitoba 636 sq. ft. Floor Plan/Designs
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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
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?
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*
Great ideas Annie! That desk/bed is great, I love it. Thanks for sharing.
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