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Rebecca’s 10×30 THOW with Standing Room Loft


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While loft bedrooms can be unpractical, the lofts that MitchCraft has been putting in their THOWs are a perfect compromise: There’s a landing where you can stand to get ready and put away clothes, and then a platform for the bed that’s more of a true “loft.”

But this lovely home has more than a good bedroom — the U-shaped kitchen with a dishwasher, the bathroom with a soaking tub, and even the compact office entryway make this a home you’ll want to bookmark! Custom-built for Rebecca, the final cost was around $175K for what you see.

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Full Kitchen, Bath & Bedroom in This MitchCraft Creation

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I’m always a sucker for the two-tone exterior!

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There’s a step down from the French doors into the living room.

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A wood burning stove warms up the home.

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The kitchen is tucked under the main bedroom loft.

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The other door takes you into the mudroom/office space.

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Here you’ll find a desk and some shelving.

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U-shaped kitchen always feel like a great idea.

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Notice there’s an oven and a dishwasher!

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A beautiful deep farmhouse sink.

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You’ll also find a washer/dryer under the kitchen counter.

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These bookcase stairs go to the secondary loft.

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While these steps go to the main bedroom.

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You can stand in front of the bed to get ready!

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A skylight over the bed gives star views!

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The view from the bed: A wardrobe!

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Bookshelf, side table cube & a reading light.

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Look at all the storage!

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These cubbies for shoes right under the door are brilliant.

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The secondary loft.

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Storage built into the partition.

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A lovely bowl sink under the medicine cabinet.

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A stock tank tub gives you a spot to soak.

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Separette toilet.

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Just a close-up on these gorgeous tiles!

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Highlights

  • Rebecca’s 10×30 THOW by MitchCraft offers a practical loft design with a landing for standing room and a platform bed.
  • The home features a U-shaped kitchen with a dishwasher, a bathroom with a soaking tub, and a compact office entryway.
  • Custom-built for Rebecca, the final cost for the tiny home was approximately $175K.
  • The exterior showcases an attractive two-tone design, and inside, a wood-burning stove provides warmth.
  • The kitchen includes an oven and dishwasher, while a beautiful deep farmhouse sink adds charm.
  • Clever storage solutions are scattered throughout the tiny home, including bookcase stairs and cubbies for shoes.
  • The main bedroom loft allows for standing in front of the bed, and a skylight above offers star views.
  • The bathroom features a lovely bowl sink, stock tank tub, and Separette toilet, complemented by gorgeous tiles.

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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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  • David Pedersen
    November 14, 2022, 1:57 pm

    I am getting old. I would need a step to get up on the bed. But I really like this house. It is well thought out.

  • Laila Stephen
    December 8, 2022, 12:41 pm

    I really love how this has incorporated so much into 30 feet. Love the soft blue color accents on cabinets throughout. Love the book shelves and desk. It all is done so well. It’s just a shame though that they couldn’t make the roofline a bit more pitched to allow a bit more headroom upstairs in the lofts. A bit too tight for those of us with a touch of claustrophobia. But love the incorporation of the closets and bookshelves upstairs. Nicely done!

  • Christopher Collins
    November 27, 2023, 12:19 am

    The word you are looking for is “impractical”. Unpractical has never been a word except by those who like to abuse the English language.

    • James D.
      November 27, 2023, 12:00 pm

      Well, while technically true it’s something to understand that language is constantly evolving and part of that process is derived from common usage, which is part of the process by which new terms are often created and added to the language over time, and thus it’s not entirely an improper term and has developed a separate meaning…

      Impractical – Unrealistic or unworkable due to complexity, cost, or other factors.

      Unpractical – Not practical or useful in a particular situation; Not based on practical considerations or common sense.

      In technical jargon, the word “unpractical” may be used instead of “impractical” to describe something that is not feasible or unrealistic. This usage is common in fields such as engineering, where the term “unpractical” may be used to describe a design or solution that is not practical due to technical limitations.

      There may be regional differences in the use of unpractical and impractical. For example, in British English, “unpractical” is a more commonly used term than “impractical.” In American English, however, “impractical” is the more commonly used term.

      Among other examples, it’s just such instances of confusing word usage often need a certain threshold of usage before becoming official but it’s part of the nuance of languages for such examples to exist, regardless, and is usually not a big deal outside of educational institutions but even that, of course, can change over time…

      • Garth
        February 26, 2024, 1:58 am

        We have to add words for technological developments like “modem” and “internet.”  I’m also in favor of simplification like Webster did a couple of centuries ago when he simplified “plough” to “plow” and so on.  He did not go far enough though.  It’s a shame we have the disaster of “though,” “bough,” “cough,” “rough,” and “through.”  Otherwise evolution of language causes problems, for example misinterpretation of the Constitution where words have changed meanings since it was written.  Evolution of the language should generally be opposed.  No amount of abuses like “supposably” and “Valen Times Day” will even make them correct.

        Back to the tinyhouse though:  The arrangement gives some good ideas.  The greater width is always welcome, too.  These are not intended to be travel trailers, and it’s not hard to get a permit to move them when necessary, and they’re too big to pull with your minivan or whatever, so you’ll want a professional mover anyway.

        • James D.
          February 26, 2024, 3:45 am

          “Evolution of the language should generally be opposed.”

          I understand why you may feel that way but if that was ever the actual standard then we wouldn’t have developed the modern language in the first place!

          It’s just the nature of language to adapt and evolve over time, just like people and society.

          Besides, Supposably is already an official word, as recognized by Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries, that states it is “derived from supposable, meaning “as may be conceived or imagined”. It has a different meaning from supposedly, which means “allegedly”. ” So that is actually not an abuse but what is presently correct!

          Even for technology development, many words evolved. Like “modem” is just a blended and shortened form of “modulator-demodulator”. Another example, like “netbooks”, was never even officially used in the industry but it was just what everyday people called the devices and that was enough to have it officially recognized as a word. Showing again, evolution is just the nature of language and there’s no telling what will become correct in the future…

          “These are not intended to be travel trailers”

          That’s generally going to be the case for Tiny Houses in general, as something built to the standards of a house isn’t going to be light weight and easy to tow without a heavy duty vehicle. Tiny Houses can be multiple times heavier than an equivalent size RV, and most will be much less aerodynamic than RV’s.

          Though, even RV’s can require heavy duty tow vehicles when they get large enough and can vary significantly between types of trailers, designs, etc. as well…

          Otherwise, it’s true that it’s not hard to get permits to move oversize/overweight loads.

          However, there just may be certain local requirements that may change depending on location and travel route. Along with physical limitations, depending on route and obstacles that may have to be navigated to get through…

          While movers are not all equal, which means it may depend on the specific situation whether a professional mover or need to be properly trained and licensed yourself. Mind, most movers are used to either RV’s or Industrial/Construction type jobs but moving a Tiny House is a bit different and not all movers will have experience/training to properly handle it. So, even if you decide to hire someone, check if they can do it properly or at the very least have the trip insured… After all, even with good movers accidents can always happen on the roads and unlike an RV, a Tiny house isn’t as easy to replace…

        • Garth
          February 26, 2024, 4:11 am

          Ok, the “supposably” thing makes sense, regarding the other meaning you bring up; but it is still, and always will be, incorrect to use it as a substitute for “supposedly.”  It’d be just as incorrect as using “they’re” when someone means “their.”  (I’ll try to refrain from discussing misspellings that show that people aren’t pronouncing things correctly!)

          I have a vehicle that can supposedly tow 10,000 pounds, but I wouldn’t try to move a 10,000-pound tinyhouse myself.  I’ll get a company with experience and insurance.

        • James D.
          February 26, 2024, 5:49 am

          “and always will be, incorrect to use it as a substitute for “supposedly.””

          While that may be true in that specific context, applying it to everything can be a issue as it actually entirely depends on what is being inferred… There are even words, without alternate spellings, that will have different meanings depending on how they are used in a sentence. Making that a slippery slope to state it categorically an actual issue unless absolutely sure of the intended meaning.

          Consider, this is often more a limitation of the written language, as people are able to express more nuances, such as emotions and intent, via the spoken language and face to face body language than can be easily expressed through the written language.

          Since, people tend to write how they speak, this often means a considerable amount of information is either not transcribed in the same amount of words.

          So, whether correct or not may depend on more than one sentence to get the correct context. Like a later sentence may depend on the previous or even first sentence of a paragraph for proper context.

          Besides, grammar evolves too. Since, grammar rules are often in a consistent state of flux, as they shift in line with cultural convention as they adapt to new norms.

          For example, according to The New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris, the latest AP Stylebook guidelines advise dropping the hyphen in “‘double-E’ combinations, such as ‘preeclampsia,’ ‘preelection,’ ‘preeminent,’ ‘preempt,’ ‘reenter,’ etc.” In general, the latest hyphen guidelines suggest that fewer is always better.

          Another example is how modern language is becoming less formal and making it allowed to use sentence fragments. Especially, when you want to add emphasis to your writing or give it a certain tone.

          Sure, there’s still the strict scholarly interpretation but that is often delegated to formal, dated, form of language and not something everyday people would all adhere to. Since, ultimately, language follows the consensus and that will change over time and have its own complexities…

          Really, you can look up books like from Mignon Fogarty, self-titled “Grammar Girl” and author of Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students, which make this case…

  • Zen
    May 17, 2024, 2:51 pm

    The cost of this home seems insanely high to me. And then one would have to secure a lot on top of the house payment? For around $50-60k more, one could easily own a stick built home on a private lot (not in a major city). It’s a beautiful home but I thought the tiny house movement was an alternative to high priced housing yet $175k is barely an alternative. With a $1,300 mortgage plus $600-800 lot rent (total of around $2,100) the permanent home would be a safer financial option, in my opinion.

    • James D.
      May 20, 2024, 12:27 pm

      It’s not an equivalent comparison to compare a regular home to a high end custom built home. High end custom built permanent homes can run into the millions for what would actually be an equivalent comparison.

      Houses, like anything else, can be built from very minimal to luxury high end, and one off builds to mass produced at a factory. The price will depend a lot on the details and how it’s built. Options like custom is a service and isn’t part of the material costs.

      So keep that in mind when comparing as this will effect all houses and properties. Though, permanent houses also have the issue that the location can effect the cost too, and that can be up to multiple times difference in final price…

      • Zen
        May 20, 2024, 12:33 pm

        I completely agree, James, but my point wasn’t necessarily to compare a stick-bilt to a tiny house but to focus attention that tiny houses were intended as more budget friendly options. But when a tiny home price gets much over $150k, in my opinion, it becomes more fiscally responsible to go on and invest additional funds and get the stick-bilt option that has a higher ROI and doesn’t depreciate as quickly as a tiny house.

        • James D.
          May 20, 2024, 12:52 pm

          Problem is unless it’s equivalent comparison then people won’t know what they’re actually paying for and that can cost them more in the long run.

          Key thing to understand about any home is the cost of owning and living in them can be far more significant than the purchase price. Houses can be anywhere from cost efficient to money pits.

          What most people actually get with tiny homes is lower long term costs that over time can save far more than the purchase price. It’s thus more a question of comfort and what people want to get out of it. Those who get a high end custom home are doing the same as someone going to a tailor and getiing something specifically optimized to them because they don’t want go settle for just anything.

          So it’s a choice, but to understand that choice it must be an equivalent comparison or it makes no sense to anyone else. Understand, for a high end custom home this is cheaper because a permanent large house built to similar standards would be far more costly, up to millions…

          While someone else can just make a different choice and get a tiny home that cost far less. Again, it’s about choice… Going tiny never meant people stop making choices and those choices will always effect the price. There’s no such thing as a magic solution and what other people choose doesn’t have to effect you. There’s just many who would make similar choices but everyone is free to make a different choice and thus deal with a different cost…

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