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Glass Roof Tiny House by Microbuilt Homes

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This is the 308 sq. ft. Glass Roof Tiny House on Wheels by Microbuilt Homes that’s for sale in Louisville, Kentucky.

The dimensions are 28′ x 8.5′ and is priced at $64,800. This tiny house is also known as the Talbott House.

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Glass Roof Tiny House on Wheels by Microbuilt Homes

Glass Roof Tiny House by Microbuilt Homes

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  • $64,800.00
  • 308 Sq Ft Talbott Series Tiny House with Glass Roof
  • Kaufman Trailer
  • 28′ x 8.5 w/ Bedroom Loft (8′ x 8′)
  • Loft bedroom Queen size bed.
  • Full Kitchen
  • Double Deep Dish Kitchen Sink
  • Full Bathroom with Glass Shower
  • Inline On Demand Hot Water System
  • Mini Split HVAC with Heat Pump w/remote
  • Retractable Eaves for Travel
  • Four Seasons Glass Roof
  • 50 amp Electric Hookup
  • LP gas Stove Top
  • Convection/Microwave

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  • Sandy
    July 10, 2017, 11:53 am

    I like the overall design but I’ve lived in a home with large skylights. In the summer you feel like you are living in a terrarium! You could have the same amount of light (if not more) by installing a couple of Solartube sun tunnels. They let in the light but not the heat. I installed them in my home and they are awesome.

    • Sockeye
      July 10, 2017, 1:53 pm

      Thanks for bringing that up but I just went to their website and their answer to that is:

      The glass is a special made product from Four Seasons Sunrooms that has (8) titanium type metals that restrict approximately 97% of the Harmful UV rays associated with the sun. Less rays, less heat.

    • James D.
      July 10, 2017, 1:57 pm

      Hey Sandy, according to the website, the skylight is a “Four Seasons Glass Roof System with 2” x 10” main Beam. Includes double insulated tempered safety glass with UV protection. (2) 5’ x 6’ sections.”

      So shouldn’t be a issue as it’s made to block both UV and the heat…

    • Joe Ritchie
      July 10, 2017, 7:51 pm

      Hey everybody, I appreciate all of the comments made about the Talbott House. The roof glass is protected from most the UV rays from the sun. I have been selling all glass Sunrooms here in Louisville Ky. for over 18 years and heat buildup is not an issue. It’s 94 degrees here today and I have the thermostat set at 74 degrees and the thermometer is reading 73 degrees in the house. The glass is also tempered safety glass. If it ever did break, it would be in a million pieces and would not harm you. We have a lot of hail in this area and I have never had a glass break due to hail. The glass also has a limited lifetime warranty on the glass against failure and breakage.

  • Sockeye
    July 10, 2017, 1:56 pm

    I do like the layout and the skylight! I like the possibility of using that room as a studio. All that is great except that pretty much everything about it says ‘trailer’ to me. I would want it more rustic with real looking real wood….but maybe that would change the price??

    • James D.
      July 10, 2017, 2:05 pm

      He Sockeye, according to (I think it was his son) this may be the only one he builds… They did the website because he was considering doing it as a business but they’re not sure now…

      There’s videos on youtube, under “Mike Ritchie” for about 9 short videos that altogether form a full tour of the house by the builder, “Talbott House”… He goes into details on how it was constructed, etc.

  • Nancy M.
    July 10, 2017, 4:39 pm

    Love the light! And the room with no designated purpose!

  • Shell
    July 10, 2017, 4:48 pm

    I love the glass roof I wonder if that’s practical. And the entrance uniquein this Tiny home.

  • ct
    July 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

    va-va-voom ! how about glass over the loft also ?

  • Julie F.
    July 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

    The tankless water heater over the toilet is an eye sore. Should put a cabinet or something around it.

    • Joe Ritchie
      July 11, 2017, 8:32 am

      You are right Julie, I just built a cabinet and installed it yesterday.

  • Kelly
    July 10, 2017, 5:18 pm

    More glass on the sides, less on top. Glass windows bring the outside inside and makes any space seem larger. This design feels too claustrophobic to me. As mentioned, solar tubes would bring in plenty of light from overhead.
    It is an interesting innovation, though, one I have not seen before. I hope the designers keep with it and devise even more original ideas. Good job here, just not for me.

    • Brian
      August 18, 2017, 7:17 am

      I build sunrooms. (In fact, I built this tiny home with my father and installed that sunroom roof.) The last thing I would call a sunroom roof is claustrophobic. It’s like the sky is open to you. One of my favorite parts of building a sunroom is at the end of the job sitting inside of it and having a chat with the customer during a storm. I think that is most of the reason for having one… sipping coffee while sitting inside of a storm. A solartube is just having another light on your ceiling.

      Anyway…tiny homes are conventional homes. You want more windows? Go ahead and install em, just like any other home. You are not committed to the design for life. They are not like RVs. A lot of people that don’t understand the allure of tiny homes don’t seem to understand that part of it. Any builder or DIYer can modify this thing and it will last as long as any other house.

  • Libby
    July 10, 2017, 5:37 pm

    A well placed skylight in any structure can add natural light in otherwise dark interiors. I would however like a way to shield the interior when you have 100 degree plus summer days like I am experiencing today in Texas.

  • Hudson
    July 10, 2017, 5:44 pm

    OK. so the house won’t be that hot, maybe. I have a number of large oak branches that fall onto my roof and some of them are 5 inches or more in diameter. Will the glass handle that or does it need to be parked in an open space? What about its safety in a tornado area?

    • DB
      July 10, 2017, 6:20 pm

      I think the main concern in a tornado area is the same as for all mobile homes, your whole house is subject to becoming airborne and you have no basement to retreat to. If you’re living in a THOW and a tornado threatens the same advice applies, seek shelter elsewhere.

      As far as large branches falling on the roof (or large hail for that matter), I’ve seen them go through a solid roof that had (probably) more substance than a tiny house roof, the glass part is not that much more fragile in my opinion. And they make an aftermarket film for glass (if this isn’t already included) that would make it stronger, and instead of shattering and raining down broken glass, it holds together.

  • Joe Ritchie
    July 10, 2017, 7:54 pm

    If anyone has any questions, concerns etc, feel free to contact me. Thanks, Joe

  • Michael L
    July 10, 2017, 9:57 pm

    What a beautiful home.

    • Joe Ritchie
      July 10, 2017, 11:00 pm

      Thanks Michael

  • Tom Osterdock
    July 11, 2017, 12:58 am

    The house is very appealing. Great job guys.

    • Joe Ritchie
      July 12, 2017, 11:40 pm

      Thanks Tom, we’ve had a lot of interest but no offers yet.

  • Gabriella
    July 11, 2017, 12:42 pm

    Light anyway, light everywhere, it can be done. But at this point I think that just miss the Tiny House on wheels for Artists ! Everyone can imagine it as you like, but I see it like this: Existential and Vintage, between finished an unfinished (how certain works of Art). Walls with windows that alternate unfinished surfaces with relative perpendicular beams roughly treated, with sliding glass doors. In 16 square meters we find the toilet and kitchen facilities monoblock , as in “Glass House” of Philip Johnson, central table and chairs as Charles’s and Ray Eames’s style, on the opposite side, a dormouse sofa, a library and vertical technical work table. The roof beams parallel view plexiglas, to see the sky, and next solar panels.The outside colors are dark violet and rough treated wood, inside wood and the colors ivory white, red dark-purple. The target is to serve the others by offering something that attracts interest in its original extravagance

  • Arthur Decker
    July 11, 2017, 6:15 pm

    I have to say this is the most thought out tiny house I have ever seen. It is spot on with it’s design and beauty. Every thing I see I like, and no dislikes. The price is great, and surprisingly low for a tiny home of this caliber. I am a retired builder my self and this is a wonderful job. I personally think you should reconsider the idea of not going into business with these. You obviously have great talent. Arthur Decker, Bristol, CT

    • Joe Ritchie
      July 11, 2017, 6:47 pm

      Wow, thanks Arthur. Kind words.

    • Cindy Clark
      July 26, 2017, 1:40 pm

      Looks great to me – very livable. Only things I might change are minor and just personal preference. Keep making them.

      • Joe Ritchie
        July 26, 2017, 6:00 pm

        Thank you Cindy.

  • Tricia
    July 12, 2017, 1:31 am

    This is the first THOW I’ve seen that truly feels like a house! Amazing! I love tiny houses but this feels like a tiny home – big difference!

    • Joe Ritchie
      July 12, 2017, 11:32 pm

      Thanks Tricia, the goal was to make it very livable.

  • Starr Geary
    July 17, 2017, 9:50 am

    Looks very nice. Would like to have one like it

    • Joe Ritchie
      July 17, 2017, 11:47 am

      Hello Starr, it’s still up for sale. We’ve had a lot of interest but no offers yet.

  • John
    August 7, 2017, 11:15 am

    $64,000? Seriously? I can build one for a tenth of that! We built a 26 footer about 6 years ago for $3,200 that had 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, dining and living area and a bathroom with a tub and shower and it weighed in at 6100 lbs! We sold it last year to an older friend and moved it to her property across from the lake here and we sold it for $4000! I din’t even spend that much on a 1800 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath house on 3 acres!

    • Brian
      August 18, 2017, 7:45 am

      Only way your story is true is that you didn’t pay for anything… labor or materials. $3200 wouldn’t afford just the labor in building a house like this… if you actually had to pay someone.

  • Carmen
    August 9, 2017, 5:40 pm

    Are there only 3 windows that open?
    I’m not a big fan of fixed windows – they let in light but no air, particularly in the sleeping loft. Not a huge fan of building so that air conditioning becomes a necessity. Maybe I missed something in the photos?
    Very original build otherwise. I think some of the “trailer” comments are because of the wall-to-wall carpeting downstairs.

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