The latest tiny house built by MitchCraft might just be the *perfect* tiny home. I’m not sure what it’s missing. Not only is there a bedroom you can stand up in, but the room also has a washer/dryer AND full closet space, so you can put your clothing away as soon as it’s dry.
Downstairs, there’s an L-shaped kitchen with a rounded table/counter for eating. The living room is both cozy and grand, with a bookshelf and two couches. There’s a storage/office/bonus loft. Oh, and the full bathroom looks like it came out of a spa! Seriously, this tiny house has it all. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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L-Shaped Kitchen, Full Bathroom & Tons of Living Space
The color palette of this tiny home is amazing!
View from the living room.
Look how spacious the living room is!
Skylights in the kitchen add lots of natural light.
Four-burner cook top, with a convection oven underneath.
That round bar area makes sure you don’t hit your hips on the pointy counter edges.
Awesome cutting board over a trash can!
I love the inclusion of a bookshelf.
Yellow French doors welcome you inside.
Steps to the bedroom have storage inside!
A pocket door separates the spa-like bathroom.
A rainfall shower head and beautiful sea green tiles.
Mirror and basin sink.
Time to soak in the tub.
Little toilet corner.
Broom closet. No wasted space.
Up to the bedroom.
Double bedside tables and lamps.
Barn doors keep everything looking tidy.
There’s so much clothing storage.
View from the secondary loft.
Pipe ladder up to that loft.
What would you use this space for?
Could be an office space or guest room.
Cedar shakes and board and batten siding. Beautiful.
What do you think?
- $171,000 – 2022 Price
- 380 sqft
- Bedroom over gooseneck
- Closet with washer/dryer
- Hanging space
- Soaking tub in large bathroom
- Kitchen with all appliances
- Rounded table/bar/counter
- Built-in double sofas
- Extra bonus loft
- Chelsea MitchCraft Tiny Home
- Nicole’s Gooseneck Tiny House by MitchCraft Tiny Homes
- Ross’s Gooseneck Tiny House by MitchCraft Tiny Homes
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Wow, creative chemistries came together so well on this model.
This rang my bells to the best melody I have heard/viualized in quite a while.
There have been so many good THOWS presented in my mailbox it would be difficult to
choose one to live in but this THOW sure makes it an easy choice today.
Amazing how much an additional 2′ width adds to a THOW.
I’ve looked at hundreds of tiny home plans. Congrats, this is by far the best designed home I’ve seen. Great job, I archived it for when I’m ready.
Fit and Finish PERFECT, also one of the best color schemes EVER. It is very rare when my only addition would be a Mini-split. Although being a senior has limitations as well as handicaps, I would live in this unit as having it delivered to a site is very easy today. All it would take is winning the Lotto. Although the degree of Craftmanship cries out to me wishing they could do a proof-of-concept on my latest “J” Wall design 1.5 bath with the 30% cost saving center wall plumbing. As builders go, these folks are going to the top of my list. As I only need 5′ more length and 2′ more width and all with one floor and no loft I almost wish for an estimate, but again there is that Lotto issue. Out of Senior on Social Security range. But in another decade at this rate, this will be all that is available to 225 million families in North America.
Hi Bill, your comment on a J wall made me remember a design used in a bi-level Stewart 1957 8′ wide by 45′ trailer I owned. It was built solid as a tank. All plumbing was accessible behind a small door in the kitchen to a room approx 2′ by 2′. One could stand in it and work on all plumbing for both bathrooms and kitchen plumbing. For its time it was a very fascinating trailer to me. It was equivalent to having an 8′ by 67′ trailer having a bath and a half and 3 bedrooms. I don’t know what a J wall is but as I mentioned it reminded me of this trailer. Even now at 81, a modern design similar to the Stewart and being 10′ wide is attractive to me such as this featured 10 by 29 model. I would have a problem with the access to the second loft now but I could figure something out. Stewart did have 10′ wide models also and were so interesting.
Rich, I would like to see that unit you are speaking of. As for my work, it’s on http://www.tugboatwilly.com or on Facebook at 4Fathoms Designs and I am usually doing just single floor designs under 400 sqft. Most of what is on those two sites(and my current remodel project) is in my Book Series with Blurb Publishing as well.. Some older people like me still would rather hold a book than punch a key. But be aware, Blurb Publishing is CRAZY expensive for their books. Although they do offer less costly CD’s of books.
I should clarify the Mini-Split. I can not tell if that is an air-to-air exchanger system by the sofa or a propane furnace..My Mini-Split has a heating function. And yes, I would add a dishwasher and Induction cooktop for Seniors. I might also incorporate a 1/2 bath stack W/D room in the area of the master bedroom corner.
Confirming … Mini-split is over kitchen, opposite entrance… Air exchanger also over kitchen, by open loft… And in that corner is heater…
Thanks, James! I never noticed those things. Good design work, huh?
Is it just me James or am I getting a great Coastal Vibe in this unit? I really think the additions would be minor and very doable to this design even leaving off the loft expense. That would allow a giant viewing window to watch the waves and soaring Pelicans….
Yes, great potential for great views.
I really like the colours of this tiny house. There is a balanced amount of unpainted wood. And I am crazy about the green metro tiles in the bathroom. It is light and airy. And good craftsmanship. I really like this house. For once there is nothing I would change.
I’m with you, David. This house is incredibly beautiful and very cleverly designed.
Great use of design effect to give the feeling of spaciousness. Really like the design. Love the color choices as well. I could live in this one very easily.
I love the colors, the tile, the light! I could forgo a tub, and perhaps put a small washer-dryer combo in the bathroom instead. Personally, I’m not a soaker. No dishwasher for me, maybe another cabinet or two in kitchen. Love It!!!!
With tax, transport and setup, nearly $200,000. Plus land or lot rental. That says it all.
Without a doubt, the price was the killer. I know, I know……there ARE people that can afford it.. Just not me or a lot of other seniors. Beautiful home though
Sigh. Nine months later, I am looking at this house once again. I was really upset after my first view by what has happened to prices – and sizes – of tiny homes in the past 8-10 years. Both are still upsetting. But I must add my other set of feelings on this build. If there is a beautiful, well-built THOW to be had, it’ll be a Mitchcraft! This house is both. But still too large to be a TINY home and too expensive for many, if not most who are interested in a THOW for primary and or first housing. Marsha Cowan, maybe you SHOULD be a designer!
Hmmm. . .what do we seniors on fixed income need in a tiny house to make it really comfortable, functional, easy maintenance, very affordable, and still lovely? I realize I have lived in a somewhat primitive (but comfortable) level in my tiny houses for the past ten years, but they have never cost me more than $4500 to build, and practically nothing for utilities. Even in the RV courts at which I have lived, the managers have often reduced my rent because I didn’t make a dent on the meters. Lol! However, I think I will try to design an affordable tiny house with the amenities most people desire for a price affordable to those on fixed incomes. Grant you, prices are so high now that it may not be possible. That being said, this is a lovely and cleverly designed home, and though it may not be affordable to most, it is affordable to some. We all have worked hard for our money, and whether we have much or little, we have the right to spend it on whatever brings joy to our lives.
No doubt this is “extra” for sure. A lot of the finishing touches in here are gorgeous, but luxuries and hardly necessary for a comfortable life. I’m sure those tiles alone cost 4x or more what a simple one-piece surround might cost! That said, it’s lovely to look at!
Marsha, if anyone could design an affordable, practical, efficient, and interesting tiny house for seniors, it would be you.
Aw. . .thanks guys!
Oh my! This is sooooo pretty — has everything. Love the full bathroom with gorgeous tiles,
the generous closets and storage — the spare bedroom/office? It even has a broom closet!!
The only thing I would change is the pipe railings — otherwise I would take this one in a heart-beat!!!
Fabulous! Love everything about this model. very well done, and love that the closet is done at a half up level so you get the full height to stand in and get changed. The washer and dryer up there also is key as to being able to put away your clothing right after washing! Bravo! And I especially love the backsplash tiles in the kitchen and those dreamy tiles in the bathroom!
Seldom does a tiny home bring together all the sum of its parts and kills it. Absolutely amazing colour, layout, utilities… hell, everything. Now if we could just build these in New Zealand. If only…
Yes, Kathy, It’s not like you can pick up a used 10′ wide just anywhere to remodel to save some bucks like I am doing with my Park Model here in the Old Pueblo. I was going to Market it at $39K when complete but that was 2019. Today prices here are in the $112K range for these units and usually, they sell in a week. Besides not many want a remodel of the Industrial Loft look.
I love the house, but $171,000??? For a tiny house? That’s not what the original idea was when these came out. It was to SAVE people money. Ridiculous.
Fully agree with you on that premise.
Respectfully, no, it’s just how it actually works. People don’t all want the exact same home or will have the exact same needs or expect to get the same things out of it. So the cost will always depend on the owner, their specific situation, their specific needs and preferences, etc.
Simply put, this home wasn’t made for you and saving money is relative to what it would have otherwise cost the owner to get what they wanted. It’s a misconception that saving money automatically means it becomes affordable to everyone. Tiny Houses were never a magic solution, just a way to gain more control by eliminating what you don’t need and prioritizing what you do but how that turns out can still be very different from one person to the next. Some people’s needs and preferences will just cost more than others…
While there’s also many different ways to save money, like long term costs can add up to multiple times the purchase cost of the home. So designing a home that reduces those long term costs can be what the owner prioritizes instead of the one time purchase cost. Or they may design the home so they have the lifestyle they want that they may otherwise not have or would cost them more to obtain.
Among other considerations like people also prioritize their health, someone who is chemically sensitive is not going to settle for a home that will make them sick for example, or they may want to be more sustainable, environmentally friendly, or they want a home that feeds their soul and anything else would be suffering for them, etc.
There’s lots of reasons people would choose alternatives like tiny living but the real point is it’s suppose to be your choice, not someone else’s. The whole point is to gain more control over your life so you can optimize it to better achieve your goals and not give that control to someone else or expect it to be just given to you. The people who have achieved the lowest costs for their homes are the one’s who took matters into their own hands and made it happen… It’s not a competition, it’s freedom and making the right choices for yourself to find what’s appropriate to your specific situation and life…
“Katheryn – Um… that doesn’t even make sense. My whole point is that house is NOT worth $171,000. No tiny house is.”
Again, respectfully, no, unless you think people’s lives don’t matter that’s absolutely not something you can determine for someone else. The point was never for people to sacrifice what mattered to them and suffer just so the price would be agreeable to you!
Understand, this is someone else’s life you’re trying to dictate and not your own. So what’s it’s worth is entirely dependent on the effect on the owner’s life and what they value, with what it actually cost to provide that to them!
Seriously, would you want other people to tell you how to live your life? What you should and shouldn’t care about? Are you going to suffer just to make other people happy when you don’t have to?… How was that ever part of the movement or in any way contributing to allowing people to improve their lives?
While why repeat the mistakes of the existing housing market. Part of the reason it’s messed up and failing so many people is not just because of the high costs but because it tries to make everyone conform, it punishes diversity and individuality, and promotes people becoming anti-social and dehumanizing our existence. Along with producing a lot of waste that has contributed to creating higher prices. Thus why so many people are looking for alternatives, even those who can still afford the existing housing options because they don’t want to live like that anymore and want to actually focus on what’s important in their lives.
So what doesn’t make sense is ignoring people’s diversity, individuality, and what matters to their life because otherwise you’re just saying they don’t matter and telling them that if they can’t do it for a set price then tough, they’ll just have to suffer!
Understand, the only way you’re going to eliminate reasons for different prices is to eliminate freedom, ignore diversity and individuality, and make nothing else matter but the price regardless of how it effects people’s lives… Can you honestly say that makes sense and everything I’ve pointed out doesn’t make sense?
Just stop making other people’s choices about you, you’re free to make your own choices and people really only have to justify their choices to themselves because it’s their life and no one else’s!
I think her point is more to inflation. As mentioned above, someone had a remodel on a park model and had planned to price at $35-39k but as they mentioned that was a 2019 price, now it’s $112k and it will sell in a week. That’s hard to swallow when I think a lot of people saw the tiny house market as a way to be free rather than a slave to a mortgage. I understand that price is relative to wealth, but many looking at tiny houses don’t have $171k laying around to buy their freedom.
Inflation and other economic factors are definitely a point of concern these days but this doesn’t change that much of the cost still comes down to personal choice. You can actually still get a Park Model and remodel it for much less than $112K, which is more in line with the price of a fairly high end new model, but you can get older, depreciated models, and even smaller ones for up to significantly less.
While Bill Burgess hasn’t commented in awhile, he’s a strong advocate for renovating Park Models and continues to advocate them because it is possible to do them for less. Much like others have done with conversions and other types of renovations/remodels. Like the family that converted shed into nice one bedroom home for just around $16,000 before then working on their dream home.
While something to understand about these high end custom homes is they are being bought by people who can afford them. In fact, they’re usually not built until someone commissions the builder to do the build first. So these are not being simply made to be sold and no one is being forced to buy them.
So complaining about them makes as much sense as complaining about someone else buying a luxury car, or a luxury yacht, or buying designer clothing, or buying finely crafted custom built fine furniture, or buying jewelry, or getting a diamond cased iPhone… People doing that don’t effect the rest of the market and prevent budget options from being available to those who need lower priced options.
There just seems to be a misconception that buying a tiny home has to be some kind of universal solution that has to work for everyone but unless you eliminate freedom and make people’s lives not matter then the costs will never be universal and people just have to make the right choices for themselves.
People who need more budget options just have to look for more budget builders or consider DIY or other ways to get the price lower. Besides the example of Incredible Tiny Homes, there’s also Simply Further Tiny Homes, among others that offer options significantly below these high end builders. There’s just always trade offs and things to watch out for but the market isn’t as one sides as some seem to be assuming…
Besides, fact is most people going tiny, even spending this much or more, are still getting their finances under control with over 2/3rds of them being either debt free or able to get there within an often accelerated time frame of ten years or less.
Examples like the Bushes, a couple that went tiny that already had debt and had to finance their tiny home for additional debt, still managed to pay it all off, all $125,000 of it, in just two years, and then moved on to purchase a small home and property where they are now raising their growing family.
There’s a difference between having debt and it controlling you and thus it’s more about control and having a plan with achievable goals set for yourself. A lot of people just over simplify it, failing to consider all the options available to them, and seem to expect instant gratification but most of the actual cost savings you can have from a tiny home isn’t from purchasing the home but tiny living itself, as long term costs are continuous and can add up to far more than the cost of the home.
People just tend to focus on barriers but the focus should really be on finding what you can do, as that is where the untapped potential can be unlocked to allow people to achieve things they may not have even thought possible…
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton
I like this can it be done in a 12 ft wide ?.
Their site only mentions 10 ft wide as an option…
Um… that doesn’t even make sense. My whole point is that house is NOT worth $171,000. No tiny house is.
With all due respect. we all have different opinions and points of view and you should allow people to express those. I have noticed that every time someone’s mentions something you do not agree with you come out to attack people’s opinions and try to tell us why your view makes sense and ours doesn’t. You have done that to me more than once and I stopped writing anything because of it. Why having a blog with an open forum when people are not allowed to express themselves without being harassed?!!
Respectfully, consider these two quotes…
“Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.” ― John F. Kennedy
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate” – Margaret Heffernan
People can express themselves but it’s not an Open Forum if no one can discuss or debate anything, and that only promotes division, ignorance, and prejudices. Since speech without debate is just dogma and would prevent someone from even agreeing with you or otherwise just repeating what you already stated…
Debate is an integral part of having a discussion as it teaches critical thinking, it promotes open-mindedness, it encourages teamwork, it improves self confidence, it encourages research and studying, and is how we can strive for truth and understanding.
Problems like NIMBY’ism stem from a lack of debate, just as an example, but in the extreme it’s what leads to fascism when no other points of view are allowed and there is no debate…
Your free to disagree with me, debating doesn’t mean I’m preventing you from doing anything. It only means I’m challenging your opinion with my own, just as you just did to me, and you can continue to debate right back if you still think I’m wrong… That’s how Open Forums actually work and how what we say can have meaning and actually benefit everyone involved.
The home is beautiful. The only thing missing is a dishwasher and a short for dresses or coats. They would be all wrinkled at the bottom with the short closets.
It’s high priced tho. You can get a
Mobil home for that price or less and not have to get a truck to pull it or a place to park it.
Just saying. Other wise I love the home.
Well, part of the reason for the cost is because it was completely custom built for someone. So someone else could just choose different details like not having a shelf separating the top and bottom half of the closet so it’s just one full length closet instead or go with a completely different design and can even opt to make it a walk in closet and it would still be part of the cost… There’s just always trade offs, someone basically had this home tailored made specifically for them and made a lot of high end choices.
It’s equivalent to going to a high end fashion designer to have something unique and special made specifically for you versus just grabbing something off the rack at a thrift store…
It’s nice but the price is a barrier. Until things like this are within the reach of the average person, it is neither green nor. It just creates a green elite. We can’t consume our way out of this crisis.
True but this was never meant for the average person and was specifically made for someone… So only a barrier if you want the exact same thing but as there are cheaper options the actual barrier is the willingness to make the required choices and accept the trade offs and compromises needed to get the price lower…
Like buying a car, you don’t have to buy the most expensive one. There would just be reasons you may want to but you don’t have to and can just get a lower cost option…
Like Incredible Tiny Homes in Newport, TN sells what they call an Incred-I-Box that is presently on sale for only $20,000. It’s only 8’x16′, pretty basic and minimal, standard model they’re trying to mass produce with much of the finishing details you’d have to do yourself but it’s a lot lower priced than this high end custom built Kay model from Mitchcraft.
While people who can DIY and are willing to go beyond just bargain hunting can potentially achieve even a lower cost but it ultimately comes down to choice and the willingness to make those choices…
OMG..this is so well designed and human sized…LOVE IT.
I would make alot of changes to this home. Master bedroom and bath are fine. But I would make changes to kitchen and living area.
That’s the great thing about custom builds, you can tailor it specifically to your preferences. It just comes with a cost to do it that way but this was a custom build to begin with and just tailored to someone else. So perfect for them but not to others…
Generic standard models can be much lower cost and may not require as much changes, it just won’t be optimized for someone specific but that can help it work for more people who do not want to deal with what someone else preferred. Everything just has trade offs…
What do I think? Are you kidding me? I’m here to tell ya that this is the most magnificent tiny home I have ever seen in my entire life. I am a very picky person, however, I find nothing wrong AT ALL here. That’s sort of unusual for me. I think the price is too steep but I still love it.
Absolutely love everything in this build except the PRICE!!! This could be my forever home if I had that much money to put into a tiny house. They are getting too pricey
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“They are getting too pricey”
They? Aside from the crazy economy right now that’s making everything cost more, no, it’s just ones like this one that are built to very high end details and specifically custom built for the owner that will reach this type of high pricing. High End and Custom just don’t come free and they never did, you will always pay more if that’s the type of product you want. A large home built this way can run into the millions for a reality check on what such details actually mean to the price.
There are always trade offs and consequences for choices, which is why the details will always matter to the price and even tiny homes can have a very wide range of prices as they can all be built differently and those differences will effect the price…
YES THEY meaning tiny homes. How about you stop being so defensive at people’s comments…
Sorry but, with all due respect, I’m simply pointing out that your statement is not correct. There’s no “They” because they’re not all this price. Tiny homes, like everything else in the world, are priced according to the details of what goes into them and how they’re done and that has ALWAYS been the case!
Again, High End and Custom have simply never been the way to get to a low price, and can go to extremes of even into the millions. Like, for example, the most expensive hand bag in the world is worth $3.8 million! I can give examples like that for just about anything you can imagine. Even for regular high end homes, there’s manufacturers making custom entrance doors for up to over $20K and that’s just for a door! Point being High End and Custom doesn’t define what everything else costs. While pretending it does only promotes unhelpful things like stereotyping…
Understand, stereotyping people’s homes only promotes discrimination against both the owners and builders. While promoting misinformation, unrealistic expectations, and the idea people’s choices don’t matter, which helps absolutely no one!
Since, it’s just making people think they have no choices, that everything will cost more than they can afford, that they should just give up, etc. When none of that is true as people still have choices, there are more affordable options available, and there’s always ways to figure out new or different ways to get it done.
Sorry, if you still disagree that isn’t a good enough reason to point out what is and isn’t true but it is one of the primary reasons to have discussions to figure things like that out…
The best one I think I’ve ever seen. The issue for me is price. Living in the midwest I could buy a small updated house on a decent lot and a RV for the price of this. I understand that in other markets this could be considered an affordable option.
Yes, there’s other markets and location will always play a role but it also just that not everything is intended for only people seeking the most affordable options as that isn’t the only concern for everyone. Fact is there are different types of homes for people who want different things out of them and this is the type of home you hire an architect, engineer, and a crew of people capable of a high level of craftsmanship to produce one of a kind things like your dream home.
The owners of this one specifically had it tailored to their specific preferences and needs, a process that included purchasing a design package that costs $3,500 and includes a custom 2-D layout, 3-D rendering of their design, and a full estimate before they even began the building process, all taking 2-4 weeks of back and forth going over every detail before then moving on to the construction contract…
So it’s only really lower cost than what a larger version of it would have cost. For high end custom built homes, a typical 3500 Sq Ft home built like this would cost anywhere from $700,000 to over $1.4 million… Even more higher end homes could run far higher as this is still not the upper limit as that can go into the multiple tens of millions… It’s just something to understand that while all homes can be scaled down that doesn’t make them all equal. So there can still be those that end up costing more than the regular standard built homes because a lot more can go into them that isn’t reliant on size.
Your typical home won’t involve architects, structural engineers, designers, use all high end materials, and have up to master level craftsmanship to make everything perfect as possible for a specific owner. So it’s in a different class of homes meant for those who don’t want to compromise on what they want to get and have the means to make sure that’s exactly what they get, which is still easier on the smaller scale as it won’t as easily go into the millions like a larger home can, and the owners are still focusing on what matters to them, eliminating what doesn’t and being more efficient in how they achieve what they want. What they want just won’t always focus on achieving the lowest possible cost…
It’s one of the reasons I keep telling people it’s really about choice and what you want to get out of it. Going tiny isn’t a magic solution that makes people’s choices no longer matter, it just scales all the choices down to more manageable chunks but those choices will still effect what it will cost.
While homes like this aren’t necessary but they can be what people prefer and want to get, or it may be what they need can’t be provided another way. However, each individual situation works out, it’s still really up to each individual to decide what they care more about, whether that’s costs, quality of living, something else they won’t compromise on, or a combination of things, as it’s those types of choices that ultimately determine what it will cost to provide them their appropriate home for their specific needs and preferences…