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Her 28-foot ‘Funkalicious’ Tiny Home by Modern Tiny Living


Modern Tiny Living’s latest client didn’t want anything “normal” about her home design. She asked for bold colors and she got it! The exterior is a bright blue with lime green trim, and inside a blend of rocket red with black accents gives it a little rock ‘n’ roll feel.

But it’s not just snazzy, it’s super practical! There’s a ground-floor bedroom, closets, lots of overhead storage, two lofts (one micro, one for guests), and a compact bathroom. The galley kitchen has lots of counter space and a convection oven and cook top. Nothing boring over here! What do you like the most?

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Lime Green, Bright Blue & Rocket Red Tiny Home

What do you think of the funky color scheme?

Fridge on one side, convection oven, and burners on the other.

Storage stairs with a safety railing take you to the loft.

There’s a storage bench seating in the living room.

I love the upholstery choices!

The large window front door is a great idea for letting light in.

An aqua vanity in the bathroom.

And aqua shelves! There’s also a fiberglass shower.

Here’s the view looking down from the loft.

Laying in the loft.

The ground floor bedroom with red shelving.

A spot for all your books and knickknacks.

It’s so nice to have first floor sleeping options.

Here’s the cooktop area.

A little peek inside the closet.

And another closet with drawers.

The awning is a nice touch for sure!

VIDEO: The Rocket: a Funkalicious Custom 28 ft. Tiny Home

Highlights:

  • Custom Specifications
  • Trailer: 28 ft. Trailer Made Custom Tiny Home Trailer Foundation
  • ​Model: Custom
  • Exterior Siding: LP Vertical Smart Siding (Evening Blue) with Square Trim (Margarita)
  • Roof: Steel Roof (Black)
  • Exterior Storage Box: None
  • Flooring: Luxury Vinyl Plank
  • Interior Walls: PV
  • Hardware Package: Matte Black Modern
  • Social Area: Built-In Custom Bench w/Storage (Customer provided table for live/work/eat)
  • Sleeping: First Floor Master Bedroom, King Loft
  • Stairs: Custom Staircase w/Built-In Storage
  • Kitchen
  • Cabinetry: Custom Cabinetry
  • Countertops: Marble Formica
  • Sink: 24″ Black Undermount
  • Oven/Range: 3-Burner Gas Cooktop & Countertop Microwave w/Convection Oven
  • Refrigerator: Voltray Solar & DC-Powered (11.1 cu. ft.)
  • Washer & Dryer: None
  • Bathroom
  • Shower: Fiberglass
  • Toilet: Nature’s Head Composting Toilet
  • Shelving: Floating Shelves
  • Vanity & Sink: Wall Mount w/Base Cabinet
  • Pocket Door: Custom Sliding Barn Door
  • Water/Heat/Insulation/Power
  • Heat/AC: Ductless Mini Split (12K BTU)
  • Water Heater: Propane Tankless Water Heater
  • Electric Service: 50 Amp Service
  • Insulation: Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation: 3″ In Walls/Ceilings, 4″ In Floors
  • Other: Water Filtration System

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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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  • Wendy Morrison
    August 10, 2022, 2:10 pm

    For myself, I would have to change the red, too powerful for me first thing in the morning, but there are some really excellent things about this house. Good kitchen and great storage, downstairs bedroom with closets, very safe and nice looking railing, drawers at low level under the stairs and I rather like the aqua, too.
    The bench might be more comfortable if a little deeper, or topped with webbing under the cushions instead of the mor likely wood top and it really needs a back cushion, the one with the gentle slant, or a flat back cushion mounted on a slight angle for comfort. Those low drawers made me think of shoe storage that would keep you from losing odd shoes in the dark back area, which is harder to do when it’s all the a drawer. Somebody did some original thinking on this one.

  • Marsha Cowan
    August 10, 2022, 5:01 pm

    Not crazy about the exterior, but I absolutely love the interior! It’s gorgeous!! Great balance between the red, gray, and white with black wrought iron. Love the bathroom, too! Cool home!

  • Adam Foster
    August 12, 2022, 3:07 pm

    Hey, I thought we should chat about our 120 sq ft cabin on our bareland acreage where I am building a goat dairy.

  • Joe
    August 14, 2022, 12:16 am

    Not bad. There’s always things we think “I’d change that” but it’s sort of livable. Color is not a problem but the lack of drapes would have to be addressed and those shelves next to the pillows need to be made safe, either raise them or lower them so they would be the same level as the bed. I could see me half way through the night smashing those. The T.H. desperately needs a couple 3 foot deep x ?feet wide pullouts. One so there could be a proper sofa and one at the front door. 6 feet of extra floor space would give it a sitting area. I’ve built several pullouts and there’s no trick to it.

    • James D.
      August 14, 2022, 1:17 am

      Except there’s always a trade off… Slide outs, pullouts, etc. add maintenance issues, are harder to weather proof, will make eventual water damage more likely, it will add to the weight and do so significantly for a tiny house, and anything mechanical means it’s something that will eventually fail and need to be repaired or replaced.

      A commercial builder like Modern Tiny Living would also have to add a significant amount to the price to include them as pricing would have to cover their 1 year warranty and it will increase their liability. Thus why so few actually offer such options unless they’re specifically into that type of market and/or make actual hybrid tiny house/RV’s, which isn’t the case with Modern Tiny Living despite being RVIA certified they specifically build Tiny Houses on wheels with residential home materials and construction standards.

      It’s examples like Tiny Idahomes LLC (Caldwell, ID), who caters to those seeking Tiny Houses that can be used as an RV and thus offer options like Slide Outs, along with a mix and match of RV and Tiny House features. While some like ZeroSquared Tiny Homes (Calgary, AB) have an Aurora model that specifically makes use of 2 super slide outs but it’s also one of their most expensive options and presently, because of the supply chain issues, they can’t offer it right now, which is the unexpected trick to it these days as it can be surprising what parts are and aren’t available for a build or can take months to even over a year to get before the build can be completed…

      Besides, the main point for slide outs, etc. is so you can have more space when parked and still be able to keep it road legal size when moving it but that isn’t required for most Tiny Houses as they will rarely be moved once placed. Very few are actually nomadic or moved often. So it often makes more sense to just go wider if more room is required, you’d get much more room than is possible with slide outs, etc. as the entire width of the structure will then be larger and not just a section. Along with being much more durable and long lasting, as well as being more bang for your buck for that increase in space.

      Though, as pointed out, there are builders you can still find who would offer those options if pullout/slide outs are what works for your specific needs… There’s just also reasons why not all will offer those options and thus the trick is finding the type of builder that will do them…

      • Joe
        August 14, 2022, 12:53 pm

        James interesting response. I agree with the weight issue, there will be some increase but the mechanical part I must disagree with. It’s simply a few bearings and tubing. I always considered tiny housing as a mobile unit. That’s the joy of our housing there is room for all of us. Just not in one unit. Best wishes. Joe.

        • James D.
          August 14, 2022, 1:28 pm

          That’s the thing, tiny houses aren’t really mobile units in the same sense as an RV/Caravan. They’re going to be significantly heavier and you’re going to need substantial re-enforcement for the slide out to support that weight. A 28′ model like this one can weigh between 15-20k lbs before someone loads all their stuff into it and the slide out will add more to that weight, especially as that will include adding to the trailer’s steel frame to provide the support for the section when it’s extended. Even their 20′ models the company recommends using a 3/4 ton diesel truck and anything larger to automatically go to a 1 ton truck, preferably dually.

          While mechanical systems wearing out is just what eventually will always happen. It’s just physics, especially, with the high loads it will have to handle with an actual Tiny House. No mechanical system will ever last forever and that wearing will just happen faster in a high stress environment/usage. Also mind, people will generally be using a tiny house for many years if not decades. Making reliability and long use with minimal maintenance the usual priority.

          So it often requires the structure be engineered to be lighter weight and stronger than the usual all wood construction, which can add a lot to the costs, or built more like an RV than a Tiny House…

          Not saying you can’t or shouldn’t do it, but just explaining why most builders don’t offer the option and you’d have to find one that specifically caters to those types of customizations.

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