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Hammerstone School’s First Tiny House For Sale – Built by Women

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This is Hammerstone School’s First Tiny House, and it was built by women.

Hammerstone School is a carpentry school in New York that teaches women to – you guessed it – build tiny homes (and other things!). Liz Coakley has lived in the home she helped build since 2013, but now the house is for sale. It has a loft bedroom, is plumbed for a shower and toilet, and has amazing cozy touches inside. Enjoy!

Related: Tiny House Carpentry School for Women

Hammerstone School’s First Tiny House — Built by Women!

From the owner: 

Tiny measures 7′ by 22′, with two loft spaces and a detachable front porch. The sleeping loft has plenty of room for a queen-sized mattress and clothing storage, and the smaller front-loft is perfect for storing items used less frequently. Tiny has a built-in couch and bookshelves, a clothing closet with shelving and space to hang clothes, and a pantry. The bathroom was built with room for a shower and toilet, although at this point it is not plumbed, and holds only a composting toilet and shelving. The kitchen is built with a 3-burner propane stove and oven, an enamel sink, and a mini refrigerator. There is plenty of work-space on the stainless steel counters, and enough storage for kitchen appliances underneath. The house is efficiently heated with a Rinnai direct-vent propane wall heater, and fully insulated with poly-iso foam board insulation. All 14 windows are double-paned. Tiny is at once light and cozy, small and surprisingly spacious!


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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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  • Claude
    January 13, 2017, 2:49 pm

    Well done, very nice! Congratulation to those lady carpenters.

  • Sarah
    January 13, 2017, 3:09 pm

    Love the outside! The inside looks unfinished. I have a question–I often am seeing what looks like half a mattress combination in the lofts, is this comfortable? Why is there never a combo mattress? Does it take up too much vertical height?

    Really like that women built this, way to go!!

    • Michael L
      January 13, 2017, 3:19 pm

      Sarah, when you ask about the “combo mattress” are you referring to a mattress and foundation, or what we used to call the “box springs?”

  • Cindy
    January 13, 2017, 3:43 pm

    I’m offended that you felt you had to put ‘built by women’ like it was some miraculous accomplishment! Really? In this day and age? I’m totally flabbergasted!

    • Alex
      January 14, 2017, 5:21 pm

      Good point, Cindy, thanks

      • Natalie
        January 17, 2017, 10:58 am

        Although, yes, Alex posted this, I wrote it. I just thought as a woman it’d be cool to purchase a home built 100% by women — to support women and gender equality. 🙂 Not meant to slight us, but to empower us!

        • Cherie Hicks
          January 27, 2017, 7:11 pm

          Natalie-I am a woman, who loves to build things and; as such, found no offense in you’re plugging the house as “built by women”. You never know how your words can empower a woman that has never been encouraged to pick up an electric saw and create something substantial. If we don’t start acknowledging each other and encouraging each other soon, then when???

        • Natalie C. McKee
          January 30, 2017, 7:44 am

          Exactly! I’ll never forget working for a very strong woman. She needed to chainsaw some branches and asked me to help. I immediately said, “No way!” because I thought I couldn’t handle a chainsaw. But she forced me to do it, and I felt so empowered wielding that thing! 🙂 I needed her encouragement and example.

  • Ngahuiroimata Langdale
    January 13, 2017, 6:47 pm

    seriously in this day and age is gender relevant – I have seen many women builders – I am only shocked by the fact it seemed necessary to even mention it –

    • Alex
      January 14, 2017, 5:19 pm

      Good point!

      • Natalie
        January 17, 2017, 10:59 am

        I chose to mention this because I think it’s awesome that this school exists and that it’s all women. Of course women work in construction, but sometimes seeing what a group of amazing women can do is awesome. It was meant as a positive, not a negative 🙂

  • Sharon
    January 13, 2017, 8:13 pm

    Why, oh why, is there that wasted space beneath the counter beside the stove top??

    • Sharon
      January 13, 2017, 8:14 pm

      I mean the sink…

    January 13, 2017, 9:26 pm

    Not surprising that a woman built this Tiny House.. As I said once before sometimes these women builders who venture into building tiny house can show a few tricks to a few builders on how it’s done right.. As in this tiny house everything is practical and well laid out…! Just what you would expect from a tiny house builder, it’s not always in the little fancy extras we see it’s in the realizem of necessity, and practicality…!

    • Natalie
      January 17, 2017, 12:05 pm

      Couldn’t agree more 🙂

  • Paolo
    January 14, 2017, 2:37 pm

    Very nice!

  • Glen
    January 15, 2017, 12:50 am

    A little pric

  • sc
    January 15, 2017, 1:08 pm

    It’s very cute, but for 35k, it needs to have shower and kitchen sink plumbing installed and have decent closet space.

  • Susanne
    January 15, 2017, 10:33 pm

    Personally I was not insulted at all but glad he wrote that for the simple facts that women are still in the minority when it comes to construction and the class just for women where they built it, allowing them to bond as women and be relaxed without having males around., in the class..Sounds perfect to me!!!!

    • Roxann Suits
      January 17, 2017, 9:13 am

      I like knowing that women built it. I was not offended.

      • Natalie
        January 17, 2017, 11:01 am

        Thanks ladies 🙂 That was my goal! Just what Susanne said. I just thought it was great — and I am a woman, haha 🙂

  • Joyce
    January 16, 2017, 5:23 pm

    I will applaud the ladies who learn carpentry skills. The open shelf methods allows a new owner the right to choose if they wish cabinets doors and the style/color of those doors. Myself, I like closed doors to keep items from falling and breaking during motion. I dread all the packing required before you move a tiny building.

    In the past women have proven they can be equal or better than men in certain professions. Why stop now? At least the Tiny House Movement gives them another avenue to shine with their skills in design, decorate, and construct.

    January 18, 2017, 6:09 pm


  • Angela
    January 25, 2017, 6:40 pm

    I am interested in purchasing if possible? Thanks, please advise, Angela

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 25, 2017, 10:30 pm

    I love this house from the beadboard interior to the beautifully painted exterior. It is so lovely and cozy and unique. The cat is chillin’ for sure! I might would out up some curtains on rings in the kitchen just to add some color and hide the things underneath. Otherwise, it is absolutely precious.

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 25, 2017, 10:30 pm

    . . . put up some curtains :/

    • Natalie
      January 26, 2017, 7:59 am

      I do like curtains 🙂

  • August 25, 2017, 7:09 am

    Perfect Happiness: Freedom, Love for Animals (Nature), and Sensitivity.

  • Shirley Ross
    August 26, 2017, 11:17 am

    I want to go to carpentry school. This is a really nice house.

  • Sharon Ann Holt
    May 16, 2020, 10:19 am

    I remember standing in front of a display of circular saws at Home Depot, wanting to buy one and juggling the voice in me that said, “You can’t handle such a dangerous tool” and the voice that replied, “hey, you cook on open fires, you manage an iron, a powerful vacuum cleaner, a power drill, and a host of other dangerous tools. You can handle a circular saw.” I bought one and it’s been great.

    I agree with the comments that affirm the need for models that pull us along to follow our own dreams. I do long for the day that some of the comments have affirmed when gender distinctions in ways of life and ways of work can be ignored, but I don’t think it’s here yet. So much out there asserts/presumes/praises female inferiority, dependence, and weakness that actively asserting the alternatives is the best path to get us to that better day.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 18, 2020, 2:14 pm

      I LOVE my circular saw! I, too, was terrified of power tools until we renovated our home. Now I just pull out the power tools and make it happen. Very freeing!

  • Mary
    May 18, 2020, 8:05 pm

    Space under sink isn’t wasted. Just needs shelves, and efficient for space shelves can be found in many places.

    Maybe I missed it, but how does one get into the loft?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 19, 2020, 1:41 pm

      I didn’t see a ladder pictured but I’m going to bet that’s how to access it.

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