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Farallon 20 Alta Tiny House

This is the Farallon 20 Alta Tiny House.

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Farallon 20 Alta Tiny House

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  • 148 sq. ft. downstairs
  • 71 sq. ft. loft
  • 219 sq. ft. total usable space
  • Sleeps two
  • 8’6″ house width
  • 20′ trailer bed size
  • 13’4″ house height
  • 6’6″ ceiling height
  • 3’6″ loft height
  • 9,800 lbs dry weight
  • $30,000 in materials to DIY (your labor)
  • $61,000 to buy from Tumbleweed Houses

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  • DAvid
    August 27, 2016, 4:00 pm

    I would never pay 61k for this place. A big rip off.

  • alice h
    August 27, 2016, 10:16 pm

    Nice enough but the layout doesn’t work for me. I’m not a fan of the “hallway” houses where everything is built in on either side with a narrow walkway between. It’s hard to avoid with an end doorway.

  • Maria
    August 28, 2016, 8:10 am

    Too much wasted space. Would have liked to have seen more pictures of bathroom instead of just the sink. In the kitchen I would remove the book shelf and desk. I like the stairs to loft.

  • Trish Dee
    August 28, 2016, 2:38 pm

    I really like the exterior, but the interior leaves a lot to be desired. It seems very cramped from the photos. I do like the bathroom sink. Having the faucet offset makes more sense than the centered ones. I also like the cubbies.

  • Robert Aulicky
    August 28, 2016, 2:55 pm

    I am trying to follow the floor layout and am having trouble with the lower bedroom and bathroom combo. I like my friends but not that much. With 20′ there seems not to be enough room for guests and everyday living. I too am not a fan of the galley kitchen. Try this on a 24′ and a side entry instead of a rear.

    I would also like to know more about the construction to justify the cost in materials. If you used fiberglass insulation instead of foam, etc.

    Thanks for the peek.


  • Kathleen
    August 28, 2016, 9:44 pm

    A lot of THOW’s, and especially this one, have very little, if any, overhang from the roof. I assume that’s to get as much space as possible inside without needing a permit as an over-wide vehicle when moving them. Does anyone know if the lack of overhang, and therefore no protection from rain or snow, affects the longevity of the outside walls? Foundation-built houses usually have a lot more overhang to protect the walls from water. Just wondering if I’m worrying about nothing.

  • jm
    August 29, 2016, 4:44 pm

    PLenty of houses, especially modern style, have no overhang. If they are built correctly then no proble,. But I LIKE overhangs for so many reasons. I like the windows to be open when it rains–especially when it is hot. Or when I am not home. Overhangs, when properly designed, can keep the summer rays out while allowing the winter rays in. The walls are already waterproof and need no protection from overhangs.

    Cost is relative to so many factors that it almost is not worth discussing. A lot of work goes into these houses that is not always reflected by the square footage or material costs. In the end, you can just take it or leave it–or make a counter offer.

    For me there is a lot to like about this house. Almost has a nautical feel to it–like a fine sailing boat. Nice wood workmanship.

  • KC
    August 30, 2016, 2:30 pm

    I like this house – a lot.
    The woodwork is lovely and the galley kitchen fantastic.
    I’d likely alter the sofa but that’s a decoration preference rather than a structural issue.
    Unfortunately, there photos of the bathroom are not offered in this listing;
    I would likely be living in this house if there had been.
    $61,000 seems more than reasonable to me.

  • KC
    August 30, 2016, 2:31 pm

    I like this house – a lot.
    The woodwork is lovely and the galley kitchen fantastic.
    I’d likely alter the sofa but that’s a decoration preference rather than a structural issue.
    Unfortunately, photos of the bathroom are not offered in this listing;
    I would likely be living in this house if there had been.
    $61,000 seems more than reasonable to me.
    Read more at https://tinyhousetalk.com/farallon-20-alta-tiny-house/#PBCQLJFzuWr5sCzf.99

    October 27, 2016, 6:33 pm

    Very nice and looks very comfortable to live in…!

    • Natalie
      October 28, 2016, 7:51 am

      Agreed! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Michael
    October 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

    Finally a bit more modern look from Tumbleweed. Without the loft and a side entrance floor plan could be optimized. A downstairs bedroom provides plenty of storage under the bed without crawling up to a loft. No loft allows to reduce overall height for easy towing.

    • Natalie
      October 28, 2016, 7:52 am

      I like it! Fun to see something new — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Michael
    October 27, 2016, 7:08 pm

    Just figured out on their website that downstairs bedroom isn’t with 20′ but 26′ length. Don’t like to show it for 20′.

  • Silver Gypsy
    October 30, 2016, 9:10 am

    The photography on this is terrible. You’d think after all the time Tumbleweed has been around they’d know how to present a
    THOW. Why do we have a picture of a stove top complete with kettle, followed by two photographs of stuff on shelves, along with one photograph of coat hooks, one close-up of stuff in storage cubbies, and one close-up shot of the interior of the bathroom sink???? Pray tell, what do these have to tell us about the interior space(s) of the house? I’ve looked through all of the pictures presented and STILL don’t have a concrete idea about the inside of this build. What’s behind the shoji door? What does the whole bathroom look like? How about a shot from the other loft so we know what’s happening at the other end and how all of it fits together? Honestly, are you taking pictures for a coffee table book or trying to convey information about living space?

    • Natalie
      October 31, 2016, 10:01 am

      Personally, I LOVE these pictures. I see so many poorly-lit, sideways pictures and these are professional and stunning! 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Silver Gypsy
        October 31, 2016, 3:42 pm

        While I understand your jumping in to do damage control, I need to point out that I was talking about content not technical aspects of photography. My observations have to stand as they are. Your comment leads me to wonder if you read the whole post through?

        • Natalie
          November 1, 2016, 8:41 am

          I did read the whole post through, I was just trying to point out the positives of the photography. These pictures give you the warm, cozy feel of the house. They highlight details. Besides the large “from the loft” view that gives a grand look at the entire layout of the house and the “from the door” picture that let’s you see the whole interior, these pictures let you get up-close-and-personal. 🙂 Sometimes it’s the little things that sell a home!

  • Silver Gypsy
    November 3, 2016, 8:20 pm

    I take your point. Yes, the long-field views provided are good and helpful, but it was all the other photos that have nothing to do with the buying or selling of this house; not unless the decorations and kitchen items are all included in the sale… (?)

  • Michele
    November 4, 2016, 11:23 am

    Not a fan of open shelving and cabinetry. In such a small space it makes the home cluttered and claustrophobic.

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