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Family’s Custom 32′ Gooseneck Trailer Tiny House

This custom 32′ gooseneck trailer tiny house on wheels was built by Greg Parham, of Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, for a family of three (husband, wife, toddler, plus a dog and a cat).

The family wants to simplify their lives so they can pay off their debt sooner. They named this tiny home on wheels the Rio Grande. It took Greg about 6 weeks to custom build it for them. Inside you’ll find beautiful built-in furniture, spacious sleeping lofts, fully functional kitchen, a full bathroom, mini split A/C system, beautiful custom windows, and much more. Please enjoy and re-share below.

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Family’s Custom 32′ Gooseneck Tiny House on Wheels


Images © Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

This is such an awesome tiny house because it looks and feels like a true cabin… Probably because it really is one. It just so happens to be built on a sturdy gooseneck trailer. But look, it’s got a traditional fireplace and all!


The kitchen is simple and top notch. Look how awesome and unique that countertop is.


Perfectly positioned barn sliding door between the bath and kitchen.


The bathtub/shower area. Just needs a shower rod and curtain of your choice.


The dining nook with a window view. It’s perfect.


The spacious (tall) sleeping loft is built right over the hitch of the trailer. Hey, how about that french door? Very nice!


The staircase to get you into the ultra-cozy sleeping loft.


On the other side, there’s a less-spacious sleeping loft with some really cool windows.


Images © Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

Video: Rio Grande Gooseneck Trailer Tiny House

Learn more: http://rockymountaintinyhouses.com/a-river-runs-through-it-custom-gooseneck-tiny-house/

Related: Custom 30′ Tiny House on Wheels For Family of Three

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  • Jason Abreu
    February 18, 2015, 1:32 pm

    Alex, long time, my friend!

    This looks just about like perfect layout that I’ve been wanting for my tiny house project. I’ve been planning on one for the past year and am getting ready to start soon, as soon as I finish paying off some debt.

    • Alex
      February 18, 2015, 2:35 pm

      Hey Jason! Hope you’re well man! Great to hear from you. Something like this would go great with your truck, too. Thanks for the update!

  • Kay
    February 18, 2015, 5:51 pm

    I like the way they put the living space over the 5th wheel. Very nicely done. Do not care for the built in dining booth. Everything else is well done. Love that counter top, too!

  • Bev
    February 18, 2015, 6:29 pm

    A great use of space!

  • dee
    February 18, 2015, 8:24 pm

    I saw how you got to the living area,nice stair case, but how do you get the sleeping side? saw no stairs or ladder? I would loose the tub for a shower stall. I too would like table and chairs for dinning area, or long storage booths

    • sgmaps
      February 19, 2015, 7:41 pm

      The other loft is accessed by non storage steps up to it which are located to the right inside the back entrance & beside the washing machine. This area is right behind the bathroom. What I am questioning here is the lack of a rail(s) across the part that is over the kitchen for safety sake, could be made from appropriately sized tree branches/limbs.

    • Laurel
      April 29, 2015, 11:15 am

      The stairs to the sleeping loft are shown in the video, Dee. 🙂

  • Rebecca
    February 18, 2015, 11:27 pm

    I’m currently designing my own tiny house, and I’ve noticed that in both of the longer custom homes that Rocky Mountain Tiny Homes have done that I have seen have the bathroom located closer to the center of the trailer. My question is, is this for trailer balance or to minimize the distance between the kitchen and the bathroom?

  • CJ
    February 19, 2015, 11:00 am

    Just did a podcast with Christopher Carson Smith, creator of Tiny: A Story about Living Small. Check it out!

    • Alex
      February 19, 2015, 1:13 pm

      Good work thanks for sharing CJ!

  • February 19, 2015, 1:31 pm

    Very impressive! Nice job.

  • Dominick Bundy
    February 19, 2015, 3:59 pm

    I can sum it up in one word.. PERFECT! there isn’t one thing I’d change, with plenty of storage, All in one washer and dyer, Full size bath tub, standard size appliances, large deep kitchen sink. with ample counter top, Especially the two outside entrances is a added plus..who could ask for anything more?

    • carrie
      February 19, 2015, 10:43 pm

      I like all except the little dining area as it looks too baren…and stiff. But being said…99% perfect!

      • Dominick Bundy
        February 19, 2015, 11:21 pm

        All one needs in that dinning area could be some colorful cushions, and maybe a table cloth, or maybe a different tabletop, like cherry, oak, maple, etc. That could be a easy fix. I see it as a blank slate to decorate and design to your own tastes.

  • jenna
    February 19, 2015, 4:00 pm

    I love this tiny house as I too have a toddler and wasn’t sure how to accomplish “living tiny” with him. The huge downside to this house for me is the cost approx:60k . A house in the area I live in is around 50k and up….so my dreams of living tiny are slowly diminishing….

    • Lynnette
      February 19, 2015, 4:55 pm

      I wouldn’t feel safe with a toddler in those open lofts. And there isn’t much “running space” those little stinkers need to burn off all that energy they have unless you are in a climate where outside living could be established. 🙂

    • DR Hall
      May 16, 2015, 4:15 am

      Jenna, keep the faith! Where there’s a Will, there’s a way. I’m giving lots of thought to it. We can start sharing ideas! I believe it is the way to go in the long run. 2/1/4 5-8-7 3-3-9-1 to leave a msg & I will call you. I am very excited about all the ideas I have saved. As for $, there are less expensive ways also. Thank you SOOOO much for ALLLL you do Alex.
      : ) ; D : ) ; D : ) ; D : ) ; D : ) ; D : ) ; D : )

      • Alex
        May 16, 2015, 10:42 am

        😀 🙂

  • mary alyce owens
    February 19, 2015, 4:13 pm

    This is beautiful. I wonder what it weighs, what the gross vehicle weight on the trailer is and what size truck he is pulling it with.

    • Tom Van Soelen
      May 28, 2015, 1:04 pm

      5th Wheel trailers offer so much more usable space, tow much better and better suited for tiny houses. The only thing I would lose is the wavey stripe on the side !! That was a mistake.

  • Pia
    February 19, 2015, 4:28 pm

    c’est super beau et j’adore l’utilisation de l’espace…
    bravo c’est génial et astucieux… profitez bien

    • lionel
      February 21, 2015, 12:47 pm

      vous avez raison! J’aime aussi le choix d’une salle de bain complète et d’un salon distinct de l’aire de plancher. La mezzanine paraît spacieuse ; mais faut aimer les échelles de meunier. J’aime le rangement sous le poêle à bois mais je craindrais le plancher toujours froid en hiver.

  • Lynnette
    February 19, 2015, 4:51 pm

    This rolling home is gorgeous. Agree the “living room” area would need tweaked for my personal use. And I honestly do not see how thus home is $60k!!!! That’s insane. But where I live in the Midwest, you could easily purchase a decent medium sized house on land for that much. And if it’s just for mobility, you could purchase a huge 5th wheel, 2 bedroom nicely loaded for around that much. My family owns a large local construction company here in Ohio and I told them if they wanna make the real big bucks, start making tiny homes for around $25-35k and they’ll have more business than they could handle!

    • Linda
      May 28, 2015, 10:08 am

      I totally agree with you. The price is very high. I’m confused how you can buy a mid sized house (that uses a lot more material) at 60K, and these “tiny houses” are costing the same price. Doesn’t make any sense.

      • Dick
        July 29, 2016, 3:44 pm

        Linda, you do have a point. I live in NE Oklahoma and paid 90k for an 1800 sf house ten years ago. BUT…the Tumbleweed company has a good explanation on their site for the cost of their tiny homes: empty space, e.g. large rooms, costs very little to build, but the core systems of a tiny house are the same as those of a standard-sized house (or McMansion), just smaller–and can be more expensive.

        From the Tumbleweed site Q&A section: “In a word, no. It’s true that it’s much more affordable to own and maintain a tiny house once it’s built rather than a conventional house, but the most expensive parts of a habitable dwelling are the core systems; climate control, plumbing, electrical, and appliances. All those systems provide a quality shelter. In a tiny house those systems are used and viewed at close quarters and often need to be specialized. For example, Tumbleweed’s plans call for the smallest, safest propane fireplace designed for use on boats, so there’s very little danger of fire. It’s a beautiful little piece of clean modern design, and it also happens to be quite expensive!”

        It’s true that people build tiny houses for under $20k–just see what’s on this site for examples–but if you’re like me, i.e. no building experience, can’t hammer a nail straight, it costs some money to have one of those built for you.

        • Steve Bryant
          August 1, 2016, 4:01 pm

          It’s also true that new RV’s can cost the same, if not more. So buy a $60,000 house if it makes you happy, Linda. Where are you living? Probably not downtown Bend, OR. Good luck finding anything under $200,000.

  • Karen R
    February 19, 2015, 6:40 pm

    This costs more because it is custom designed and very well built. Fifth wheel RVs are built on an assembly line with aluminum or fiberglass siding and some cost over $100,000. It is just a matter of deciding what one wants and can afford. One of a kind is always more expensive.

    I like my large shower, but a tub was a necessity when our girls were small. It is nice to have options.

    • Brenda
      February 19, 2015, 10:23 pm

      I would think it is for balance, but I’m no expert. In our travel trailer it is in the back and the kitchen is in the middle and the bedroom is at the other end.

    • Lynnette
      February 21, 2015, 1:30 pm

      Still a very large sum of cash but go big or go home I guess lol. I’m sure could easily be half by building yourself but no skills here. The countertop is just gorgeous.

      • Karen R
        February 21, 2015, 1:57 pm

        Yes, there are options that are less expensive as well as others that are much more expensive. ($75,000 for less than 200 square feet?!?) We paid less for ours, but we did a lot of looking around and customized a standard plan. Ours built custom would probably have cost twice as much, because we added a half bath and the bedroom is downstairs with a bay window – we did several changes!

        This is a great home to pull (ours is 12’+ wide, so isn’t easily moved) and really well done. Having RVed full time, I can assure you a comparable fifth wheel would be $80,000 plus. If we were moving around the country, this would be a good choice for us . . .once a half bath was added!

        • Lynnette
          February 21, 2015, 2:46 pm

          I’d love to see the inside of yours. I’ve priced newer used 5th wheel two bed and 1.5 bath with several slide outs and they are around $39k. However in the end they are just travel trailers. We bought a 900 sq ft house on land with two car garage totally remodeled in a nice neighborhood two years ago for $38k when the housing market was in the dumps. Using it for a rental. So I have this comparison thing going on in my head I think. I just think tiny house = cheaper living. I’m not sure this is a viable option unless someone builds it themselves and scours the materials sales/discounts (we have new home supply mod podge shows/sales at the fairgrounds once a month with flooring, cabinets, carpeting, windows vanities, etc.) And definitely re-purpose some things such as furniture appliances etc . And heck even use the all popular wood pallets Lol!! We have a company here in town where you can go and get all their scrap wood in various sizes for free too.

        • Karen R
          February 21, 2015, 3:12 pm

          Yes, I know what you mean about the less expensive fifth wheels, but the finishes, insulation, lasting quality, are just not there. The high dollar ones are very nice, but I still think this beats them – at a lower price. A stuck slide out isn’t fun and they let in cold air. I LOVE fifth wheels, but I think this beautiful wood home will hold its value better; definitely when used for full time living.

          We built an in ground home and a domed home, and my husband would love to build a Tiny Home. I, however, refuse to go through that again (he likes to putter with projects; I want everything done YESTERDAY). But I know it would be satisfying . . .we are just too old!

          Email me at [email protected] for pix. WE LOVE OUR HOME!!

    • DR Hall
      May 16, 2015, 4:28 am

      It’s a good idea to have a tub with a shower. Everyone wins & it also wins the future buyers. Even when the children are grown, there may be grandchildren.

  • Rita
    February 19, 2015, 7:16 pm

    Hi I love the inside and was wondering if this type of home can be built with a foundation instead of on wheels???? I don’t have any wheels LOL..

  • Andrea Hardy
    February 19, 2015, 9:58 pm

    love it!

  • Lisa E.
    February 19, 2015, 11:26 pm

    This build certainly addresses those who have concerns about THOWs for families. I guess the gooseneck model is the answer. Plenty of room for all!

  • Rozz
    February 20, 2015, 3:54 am

    Love this!! I really like the living/family room up the front stairs. I’m not a fan of the dining booth. I’d rather have dining chairs that can be moved and used around the trailer. Also, there need to be railings of some sort on either side of the center loft. It’s entirely too open and unsafe, imho… Aside from all of that, this is one of the best THOW that I’ve seen!

  • cynthia
    February 20, 2015, 11:16 am

    How much would something like this cost to duplicate with same finishes, etc.?

  • Andrea Moss
    February 20, 2015, 12:32 pm

    I love it!! That shine on the counter top was gorgeous. I like that the 2nd loft has stairs as well. Yes the cost is a little high but the freedom to travel with your home…priceless.

    Ps. Please change the music on the video. It was a little down for a home showing which should be upbeat.

    • Patricia Meloy-Junkroski
      March 17, 2015, 4:31 am

      The music is too dreary. Makes me think of rain and going to sleep.

  • Robert Fergeson
    February 21, 2015, 12:20 pm

    Your last build on a 30 foot flat triple axle had a split AC unit on the one end. We just put a split unit AC/heat pump combo good to -17 deg. in my son’s apartment. With a unit like that the wood stove, though it looks great, would not be needed. You said speeds traveled on delivery were 45-50mph, are these tiny homes not meant to travel highway speeds? I was thinking of an off grid setup to travel to see the country with my wife after retired in about 5 years. Lastly what was the goose neck tiny house towed with?

    • Comet
      February 26, 2015, 12:47 am

      @Robert Fergeson—

      If you want to take off and drive at “highway speeds”–this is probably NOT the build for you. It is incredibly NON-aerodynamic and I would wonder at the height and the choppy roof line being a tipping hazard. I suspect it would surely drop your gas mileage too–it probably weighs a good deal more than an RV and the lack of a sleek top and side line to it would cost you in gas mileage.

      There might be TH’s built TO drive away with at highway speeds–but I haven’t seen one. That is one of the differences between TH’s and RV’s. You could probably build a very nice RV type structure ON a Goose Neck –that is essentialy what a “5th Wheel RV” IS after all–but you would most likely want to have a much lighter and aerodynamic design to start with.

      I don’t overly DIS agree with the other posters on typical RV builds and materials and their quality. I have been looking at them now for a few years as we think about retirement and moving away from the North East and I have been underwhelmed by a lot of them in construction; quality and design. I don’t know if we will DIY but I know I can design better functioning than I have seen. Too many of them are built for “Pretty” and not for actual long term use–I don’t WANT to sleep a battalion; if people want to “tag along” with us they can get a room or bring a tent! I have seen RV’s where the “tub” was so small that my husband could not get his size 11 FEET in there–muchless a bath seat which is a NEED for me. They have some how missed that the market FOR these are older people (who can afford them!) yet the steps to get IN are one of the HUGE problems–no one is getting any younger and we cannot be leaping from the ground to that hovering bottom step and then climbing the uneven and STEEP steps into the RV. When you have to think that off the lot as received you are then going to have to go spend hundreds of not thousands to make it FUNCTIONAL—well–then there is a serious disconnect here.

      It is always possible to buy either a used RV or a trailer and build–we need a toy hauler and you have few options=–either you go with the–ahem–$200k Class A (self contained motor coach) where the mfgr’s seem to feel the FIREPLACE is of more importance than closet space or gas mileage; or you can get 5th Wheels with the bedroom up a flight of STEEP steps–now again–for ME this is a huge deal but NONE of us are gettng younger or MORE spry!—for which you will pay around $75k to $100k new PLUS the cost of a very heavy duty tow vehicle–which adds ANOTHER $50k to your total. Or you can buy one of the bare bones toy haulers that they sell mostly to families going to motocross rallies or snow mobile trips—which can haul a LARGE number of toys but are Spartan for any sort of actual LIVING space and usefullness. For a weekend–these are great. Take a grill with you and an extra wash basin and some water—you are good to go. Living in one tho–not so much. And again-=-you will need a tow vehicle. As you would with this Tiny House featured here–and that WON’T be cheap.

      One place to go look is DOITYOURSELFRV for ideas and to get a sense of what brands or features you want–and which are not reputable.

      • Steve Bryant
        January 1, 2018, 11:45 am

        We tow this Rio Model with a 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD. I paid $13,000 for it, not the 50K plus required for a new truck. It does the job just fine, but you will want a model with 4WD if you have a heavy load in snow, dirt or gravel. We’ve towed from El Paso to Austin (two days) and El Paso to Central Oregon (5 or 6) days. It’ll get up to 60 if the wind and terrain is cooperating, around 45 top speed up passes, and 11 mpg. Rio Grande with 4 people’s worth of stuff comes out to just under 14,000 lbs (trailer load limit), and my truck is almost maxed at 22,000 lbs for cross country hauls. Luckily, we found some acreage with a large house we will be renting out. The Rio is going up on blocks.

  • Indira
    February 25, 2015, 8:58 pm

    Pretty awesome layout! Really well thought out; two entrance/exit doors; full bath tub; good size appliances including washer/dryer combo; and two lofts of good size; reasonable storage. Nothing more is needed.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Smitty
    February 25, 2015, 9:15 pm

    As a custom builder and woodworker myself, i can appreciate several of the things that were done well in this build. My single favorite aspect is the countertop. Really well done. It does, however, fall short in several areas. The Dinette just doesn’t cut it. At all. The bathroom right next to the Kitchen? Really? Come on. For 60k you simply have to give customers a better product, otherwise they are just going to keep buying mass produced 5th wheels and RV’s. They’re disgusting i know, I despise them. But until custom Tiny Home builders start giving people great builds with character at affordable prices instead of contractor price gouged half builds that are bland and poorly laid out; the people will continue to go the mass produced commercial route because they can fire up the credit cards and loans and pull one off the lot on the same day.

    • El Paso del Norte
      August 28, 2015, 3:35 pm

      Or you can respect the simplicity of the drainage system and the wishes of the customer. This is my house. Where are you going to move the full size tub the wife wants to bathe toddlers? In the back next to the alternate exit? Sure, put the closet and the desk area next to the kitchen, in the middle of the house so people can trip over you trying to work or change every time they need to pee (and pregnant ladies pee alot). Greg did a phenomenal job on our house, and we are pleased with the result. The wife and I made a few compromises to each other for design, but that’s what marraiges are.

      If you think $60,000 is expensive for a home, Google home prices in Austin proper. Our house is well insulated compared to the RV’s in this park, tows well with my 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD ($13,200, towards which my Tacoma put a huge dent in), and the central loft provides excellent air circulation with properly placed fans. The split unit A/C was nixed, and two 5 gal homemade swamp coolers do a fine job of keeping things temperate in sunny El Paso. The wood stove will absolutely be a necessity after we move up to 9000 ft in Southern Utah. You folks need hobbies other than critiquing people’s houses. Build your own if you have the luxury of time, resources and know how. I would have liked to build my own, but I’m not the best at committing to long large projects (especially when I want to spend as much time as possible while not deployed with my wife and daughter). I will have all of the space needed in the mountains. My kids will be fine. And perhaps you’ve noticed the lack of any signs of habitation in the pictures? Greg and I installed 20″ of headboard on the front of the loft after we hauled the queen Tempur-pedic up there. Ask questions, put yourself in a different position, don’t just look like a jerk and judge.

      • Valeri A Berg
        May 29, 2016, 4:35 pm

        i have contacted rocky mountain tiny homes specifically wanting the gooseneck build you have. i am retired and live alone but i love your home. i plan on using the lower loft as an office/sewing room.

        • El Paso del Norte
          August 1, 2016, 4:07 pm

          Are you one of the three gooseneck builds he currently has going out? We’ve been very happy. We’re somewhat permanent, and have added an awning with good afternoon shade over the front porch, and our outside space is awesome. When we buy property, we’ll probably turn it into a nice screened in deck. Plus it tows behind us very well, just a bit slow. You don’t want to be in a rush with your house behind you anyway.

  • Debbie
    February 25, 2015, 10:40 pm

    I think its kind of choppy, the space doesn’t flow! Wouldn’t want to sleep in the loft over the bath….no good airflow and big windows don’t open. In the winter heat from the stove pipe would be unbearable added to the heat that rises, no fans either!

    • DR Hall
      May 16, 2015, 5:00 am

      Yes it can, as long as you get the permits with the city & it’s built to code. In the country, always check to be sure with the county, they don’t have permits. They don’t want to drive all over the countryside checking building codes. Where I live, it’s this way. Everyone in my country neighborhood has 10 acres or around 20 acres, however we have an HOA – Home Owners Assoc. To keep the area looking nice so your neighbor doesn’t have a junkyard for a lawn, lol! ; D We may have RV’s parked & get permission for metal or wood buildings easily because our HOA is easy going. In the city, of course, we may not do any such thing. I had received an HOA letter that I need to remove my car cover from my car, which I did drive. They assumed it wasn’t drivable. I don’t want to live near land where a family stashes non running cars.

  • Sandi B
    February 27, 2015, 4:46 pm

    I think there are some good ideas with this build. The one bench at the dining table does have a lift up seat so there would be storage there and some seat cushions and a table cloth would go a long way. That being said — and having had both — I am with those who like the table and chair bit.

    No RV is designed to haul down the road at freeway speeds and if you think you can do that with any rig you will find your “home” scattered all over the roadway at the very least. These are heavy loads and most people over load them — you can not brake on a dime like some cars and even cars do not do the emergency braking all that well. You need to think things through. Also, as with a motorcoach you are not going to get good gas mileage you will be lucky if you get 4 or 5 miles to the gallon towing a THOW — if you are towing slightly down hill then you might get a little better, but not much.

    I like the way he did the stairs and compacted them into a smaller space where they do not take up a whole wall.

    My suggestion to those who think they can build even a 20 foot THOW and tow it around the country safely, that perhaps they should rent a travel trailer and try that concept out. You will be towing a lot more weight with a THOW then with a travel trailer and you will find a trip towing a rig is a little more “exciting” than you might think. Every time a big rig or a whole row of them goes by you (or you by them), no matter what anti-sway devices you have, is going to throw you all over the road — you have to fight to keep your rig on the highway — once you start that sway it is very hard to get your rig back under control, if you even can. Traveling at 45 to 50 miles per hour is really too fast — remember, unless you have a commercial license and drive cross country rigs, you do not have the ability you think you have. Not like towing a smaller runabout boat behind you. If you have to ask questions as to what gas mileage a rig like the one above would get towing it — then you do not have the experience in towing your home behind you. THOWS are more for getting around zoning laws etc. then for doing a lot of open road traveling with them. You have to be able to manuver them through cities, not just small towns, you have to be able to back them and park them easily. Try towing a rig through San Fransico, Los Angeles, New York City, Dallas etc., etc. etc., even small towns can be a nightmare as the roads were not designed for such traffic. Lose your brakes sometime coming down a mountain pass — and you can not avoid them all. I know it all seems like wonderful fun — but it is serious business. Well, I will get off my soapbox — but please think through the idea of towing a stick built THOW no matter what the size.

  • Sandra
    March 1, 2015, 4:57 pm

    Love this layout just needs an AC unit…

  • Bruce Kilbourne
    March 20, 2015, 3:42 pm

    stove next to fridge kind of conflict? or no problem?

    • Steve Bryant
      January 1, 2018, 11:54 am

      Not a problem

  • Taylor
    March 22, 2015, 1:03 pm

    This is the plan I’ve been looking for about how might would this cost

  • Carlos
    May 9, 2015, 8:39 pm

    This is perfect for me with a few minor changes to suit my needs but other than that I want this one.

  • Al Patzke
    May 9, 2015, 11:05 pm

    I love this concept. I think I’d lose the woodstove, replace it with a pantry and go with the minisplit A/C. Other than that this is an ideal floor plan.

    • Steve Bryant
      January 1, 2018, 12:00 pm

      I could see that in the south. We don’t need A/C in Oregon. Open windows and fans work well in combination with shade, and we don’t have to run a compressor. The stove augments the space heater nicely, and is cheap to operate. Plus when it dips below single Fahrenheits, it is amazing.

  • Jan
    May 9, 2015, 11:35 pm

    As an Artist/designer, I think this one takes the cake~ rails and cushions, color etc. is added by the owner. Was waiting for him to open the refridge,,, wish he would have. It all looks great, price,, well, that can be fixed. I really loved it all.
    This is a “work of ART” for sure. Toddler? I would never put one up in an upstairs, I fell out of a bunk to cemet as a kid while dad built and we lived in a garage temporaily. BIG OUCH! You have a toddler, put them on a bed made at the table area,,floor cot etc. not upstairs please.
    All in all, it is great!!!

  • Karen R
    May 16, 2015, 10:22 am

    DR Hall, I like the tub/shower combo but it isn’t practical for everyone. My husband has MS and I had knee surgery a couple of years ago after a car accident, so we appreciate the small step in and out of the shower. A toddler who has graduated from kitchen sink size can be held and bathed in a gentle shower, then handed out to the other parent for wrapping in a towel. They often enjoy a low volume shower when older.

    In any case, we chose to do what works for us. If I sometimes miss a hot soak, well . . .

  • Rob Mair
    May 28, 2015, 10:15 am

    Any body that would want to set off on a tour of USA in this tiny
    house must have wheels in their head but to live in it at a semi-
    permanent site, WOW what a dream. THOWs are not aimed at
    your touring group but for new world people that have different
    values. Live small and become independent.

  • Becky Abbott
    June 6, 2015, 4:26 pm

    i love this. I have an old gooseneck camper I would love to have restored like this. How do I go about doing it and how much would it cost me. Feel free to email me.

  • Alvin Knight
    June 19, 2015, 4:17 pm

    Hello,just wondering what your house weights… And while pulling what is you gas mileage. Also one more question, do all camp grounds or rv parks let you stay there….Thanks..

  • Saga
    May 28, 2016, 2:03 pm

    Great home, this seems very usable for a family. Many tiny houses are geared only for one person or two minimalists. I can actually see a family living here. Very well thought out build.

    And I giggle at the comments. If it’s made for cold climates, people complains about the lack of bug screens and AC (what is it about you Americans and bug screens, you seem obsessed with the m. Is all of USA a swamp?).
    If it’s made for warm climates, people complains about the openness and lack of heating and insulation.
    If it has ladders people complains that they are awful. If it has stairs people complains that they can’t go up stairs or hate lofts. If it has a downstairs bedroom, people complains about the bad use of space.
    Kitchen and bathroom shouldn’t be next to each other (we are talking tiny homes, everything is next to each other). Kitchen and bedroom being far from each other is a sign of bad plumbing knowledge and a waste.

    I almost read the comments to see the usaul complains and giggle at them.

  • Otessa Regina Compton
    May 28, 2016, 2:09 pm


  • Carole D.
    November 25, 2017, 11:57 am

    Love the layout! Very smart. But for me, it would be too much wood. It’s too dark. There are a lot of finishing touches that are missing for me: rails for the bedroom stairs, tiling on the floor underneath the fireplace, tiles in the bathroom . All this wood seems raw. On the long run, you have the clean the place and wash ceilings, walls and floors. Hard to do with these materials.

    • Steve Bryant
      January 1, 2018, 12:18 pm

      It’s a lot of light wood tones, broken up by colorful cushions, curtains and art on the walls. Tile is heavy, we’re already pushing close to max gross weight, and the light thin sheet of steel under the stove works well. Efficiency is not a problem with that stove, and I don’t need firebrick staying hot for extra hours with toddlers. There is a rail going up to the gooseneck, and the rear set of stairs would be interesting to navigate with a rail to say the least. As far as cleaning goes, the vacuum crevice tool with brush attachment makes it easy. We’re not cleaning a 900 sqft house here, just 32′ x 8.5′. Cheers, and I hope your house is beautiful and perfect.

  • Tom Osterdock
    January 1, 2018, 12:39 am

    very nice, would not work for me since it has a gooseneck. I need a bumper hitch style since my truck has a 16 ft box on it. Possibly could use a trailer adapter for a gooseneck depending if it needed a different class drivers license.

  • Steve Bryant
    January 1, 2018, 12:38 pm

    We’ve been in this house going on three years. We’ve built in bunk beds, installed a kid gate in the gooseneck that is an effective door, and now that we’ve got property, we look forward to finishing out to our evolving storage needs. A/C isn’t needed, our windows ventilate nicely, the stove has been understood for optimal heating, the fan (yes, there is a ceiling fan) always draws air up and pushes it along the roofline, and other fans aid in circulation as necessary. An awning has been added for afternoon shade on the front porch, and now we’re in the process of setting up renters in a 2200 sqft house we bought on 2.32 acres, while we continue to enjoy the tiny house. Humidity also has not been a problem with the bath below the loft, despite expert internet opinion. Also, the fridge has no problems keeping items at a proper temperature 4″ away from the stove. We average around $50/mo in electricity for 4 people. Our girls are content running around outside when they get too cooped up in here. Thanks all, for the love, and critiques. I look forward to seeing your homes on the internet so I can critique them back. “Oh! Whoever needs that much space in one bedroom? How do you buy a giant house with no yard, 6′ away from your neighbor? Why do you people accept these trends?” 😘

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