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Music Box Tiny House

This is the Music Box Tiny House.

It’s built by Zyl Vardos in Olympia, Washington.

This tiny home is 24′ long, 8.5′ wide, and 14′ high.

The bed is on the ground floor and it has a big bathtub!

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Music Box Tiny House

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  • Avatar Robert

    How cool! A very refreshing twist worth at least a penny or two thousand. I like the transom lite over the bathroom door. That is a detail lost through the past 50 years. Looks very ready for life, enjoy.


  • Avatar Linda D.

    Love, love, love this beautiful tiny home! This is so lovely. I think I would be in heaven in this home.

  • Avatar Dominick Bundy

    WOW this seems like one of the better ones yet. Like the fact there is no loft, nicely laid out . Would have like to see a floor plan..

  • I love this THOW! It’s perfect for those of us who are older, and don’t want to be climbing stairs to get to a bed. Zyl Vardos always builds the most beautiful and amazing homes!

    • Avatar N.D.

      yes he (Abe) does. I am always looking forward to the next build.

  • Avatar Sydney Christen

    I could live out my life in this precious house !

  • Avatar two crows

    How did I know, before reading a word, that this was a Zyl Vardos house? Oh, that’s right, because it’s not just a home – it’s a work of art. And, once again, he has outdone himself!

    Would love to have seen inside the cupboard next to the bed. I take it that that’s a closet for **gulp!** hanging clothes? Another feature Zyl includes that so many ignore.

    Beautiful home.

    • Avatar alice

      absolutely love it….the only changes I would make are skylights, metal roof, full sized refrigerator with washer and dryer.
      I think the windows are too big in places for me like in the shower.
      But would love to know if you have floor plans and how to do it that I could see,
      Grand Rapids , MI’
      I will have a tiny house sometime in 2017 for sure. I want to be completely off the grid would probably have to add a utility shed on the back LOVE THE FLOOR PLAN IN GENERAL.

  • Avatar Kathy

    Zyl, thank you for including those two selfies! I have warched all of your videos over the years, but somehow I knew there was “more” of you to see. You are a fine craftsperson……and apparently a fun guy!!!! I love this little house. It’s space is very well planned out – for a smaller tiny house, there’s lots of storage.

  • Avatar Emily c.

    Beautiful little home. I would love a hobbit style house like this. I love that the bed is on the lower level,but I wouldn’t mind a loft if it had a stair case with rails and good ceiling height. Speaking of which are the laws different in Washington that the height can be 14′. I always thought it can’t go over 13.5. I would love to see this house decorated with a more famine touch. It’s so cute on the outside, seems like a woman should be living in it.

    • Avatar Alison

      The height limit varies by state. In California it is 14 feet. Check on your state’s department of transportation website to see your limit. If you want to cross state lines, 13’6″ is wiser.

  • Thanks guys!

  • Avatar Cheryl Gilkison

    Love the pennies on the floor and bathroom vanity

  • Avatar ROSEE

    Lovely! Everything is just right and mainly on one floor too, I like that. Might be just the thing I am looking for, if you had a floor plan too. Great job on all the wood work!

  • Avatar Mary

    In a word: perfect. More words: beautiful, functional. Is this for sale?

  • Avatar Gigi

    Beautiful! This is not just a tiny house. It is an artistic creation by a true visionary. Congrats, Abel!

  • Avatar Marta

    Beautiful! Love that it is not over decorated, lot of people tend to forget that the whole purpose was to down size. Less is best! Thanks Alex for this one.

  • Avatar Kate

    I so love this. So much so, I can’t find a thing in the photos I’d need to modify for my use. Small yet spacious. Love the use of wood and cooper. The tub selection is a fun touch. All the windows to allow one to be part of the outside and observe wildlife. I can really see myself there living and working. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Some houses evoke the “food”, this has the fabulous charm of a large
    chocolate cake. But in realities have sought in particular special
    and a beautiful rounded line with unequal windows. Communicate, send, it is Art

  • Avatar Belinda Diann wears

    I think it’s adorable !

  • Would trade you my classic 26′ 1977 GMC MOTORHOME for it

  • Avatar Sherry

    Another great example from Zyl Card . This guy is so creative and does such beautiful work. Just wish I could have him do one for me…..but alas I have no place to park it.

  • Avatar Lola

    Beautiful, love the layout and the bathtub. Like others have said, I would love to see floor plans. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tiny house. It is inspiring.

  • Avatar Dell

    Love the create penny floors and countertop!

  • Avatar Sarah

    Mr. Zyl, you are my favorite designer and it’s easy to see why with this tiny house! Love the windows which I know you specialize in, love the wood, are those pennies on the floor? You are fantastic! Thanks.

  • Avatar Sarah

    Oops, forgot to mention: Love the copper sink and the DRAWERS in the kitchen. That is really neat because they look like they would hold a lot.

  • Of course it’s a beautiful house it’s one of Zyl’s Vardos, I have yet to see some thing done by him I did not like yet… My first and always will be my first love, is his vardos.. OK…! It’s not a traditional vardo but it was done in great taste, and with class… I don’t think anyone could argue that point…! And if they did, they don’t have a clue what they are talking about… OK…! It’s not the Baldwin traditional vardo built by two retired collage professors, or the one that was just shown on tiny house talk just recently…. But this man adds a flair to his Vardos that just make sense… Enough said….!

    • Avatar Lisa E.

      Zachary: The word “vardo” means “living wagon”. So, it doesn’t have to be traditional. A living wagon is a living wagon. I think the thing that defines it the most is the half-barrel roof. After that, it’s up to the creator, wouldn’t you agree?

  • Avatar Beth Grant DeRoos

    Didn’t think I would like this but I LOVE it. Bed on the same floor as the rest of the home and a actually size bathtub. Love the penny floor and would love to hear more on how he did it.

  • Avatar Lisa E.

    Oh, wow. Abel has done it again! This man is non-stop creativity!
    Abel is able… to do it all!!!

  • Avatar John J Dozier Jr

    I want it!! 😉

  • Avatar Mary

    sweet little house, can imagine pulling up those chairs to the table and enjoying a bowl of soup or some other foody creation from that kitchen

  • Avatar Maria

    I love all his Tiny Houses that he builds. He is a very creative man and great craftsman.

  • Avatar kevin

    I want to love this. but the lack of storage space/ wasted space for storage bogles my mind. is it pleasing to the eye: yes. could two people live here: no.

  • Avatar tanya hohe

    Every house this man makes it extrodinary!!! Love the rounded roof!! His homes are true works of art!!!

  • Avatar linda Caprice

    Love this one! Perfect for me….I think. 2questions. Where is the fridge? I know u must have one in there and where would I hang a TV?

    • Avatar Beth Grant DeRoos

      Refrigerator is opposite the stove in photo 10 or 11. Not all of us tiny house folks own a tv

  • Avatar Nancy M.

    LOVE this one! No stairs, and no ladders. Only thing missing is washer/dryer, but I could definitely live in this one!

  • Avatar Judy

    DEE-LIGHT-FULL!!!! This is so cute I can hardly stand it. But I would need more storage, maybe a cute shed with shelves and bins and a w/d set up. Lol. And while I’m dreaming a piece of land all my own. Thanks, Alex, for showing what’s out there. 😀

  • Avatar Leslie

    Very beautiful little house, but isn’t that a half foot too tall for towing under bridges?

  • Avatar Michele

    My favorite part are the recliners. I’ve always thought those narrow, hard sofas look too uncomfortable. Placing swivel recliners around a table makes the most sense in such a small place. Comfort and practability.

  • Avatar Susanne

    The inside is really lacking compared to so many other homes we have see here… And what’s the obsession with covering a house with shingles? To each his own!
    Is this 80,000 too?!?! Ha!

    • Avatar Beth Grant DeRoos

      Susanne cedar shingles are very common in many traditional homes in a state like Washington where they get a lot of rain. Great in rain, great added insulation factor.

  • Avatar jake

    What a imaginative craftsman.
    And that bathroom flooring. Saved/earned.

  • Avatar Gigi

    Whimsical. Stylish. Well-crafted. Abel Zyl creates eye-candy homes and I love them!

  • Avatar Emily Le Moing

    Absolutely beautiful and unique, like all Zyl Vardos’ tiny houses!

  • Avatar Trish Dee

    Love the door, the canopy above it, the steps, the table and the bed. Something I don’t understand is why the bathroom sink is more useable than the kitchen sink. It’s too shallow to wash pots and pans, or do you use the bathroom sink for that? I like to cook and it would not work for me, especially a divided metal sink. Give me the old one bowl ceramic sink and I would be happy.

  • Avatar Susan

    Really love this! You have done an amazing job.

  • Avatar ROSEE

    Hey Robert! Can I come and live with you? Both you and your adorable TH are so C-U-T-E!

  • Avatar Nanny M

    Fairytale charm and warmth, another masterpiece for Abel.

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