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Seth’s Not-So-Tiny, Tiny House on Wheels

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This is Seth Mizter’s “not so tiny” tiny house on wheels.

He sold his two-story home to create a 400-sq.-foot abode – what he calls “a grid/off-grid writer’s retreat [on an] organic farm.” He still hasn’t finished the interior, but his current build cost is amazingly low, at $22,776.45.

Outside, you’ll notice a simple rectangular build completed with dark grey vertical siding and contrasting caramel-colored cedar trim. He used Low E windows to help with his passive heating system, which relies on the position of the tiny house to get the most warmth from the sun.

When you go inside, you won’t find much but Sheetrock and a toilet he fashioned from a bucket and toilet seat for the time being. The good news is you can follow the entire DIY tiny home build on his YouTube channel and Facebook Page, where he posts videos about his every step to becoming a tiny-home owner.

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Seth’s Not So Tiny, Tiny House on Wheels

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Video: Building the 5th Wheel Garage

From two story homeowner to landlord to selling it all off and building a 400sqft tinyhouse to travel more, enjoy economic freedom and be off-grid capable.

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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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  • Matt
    February 8, 2016, 2:46 pm

    That’s an amazing amount of house for 22,000

    • Alex
      February 8, 2016, 3:30 pm

      I know, right? But since they’re not done yet, I’m sure it’ll add up to a good bit more. Once they buy appliances, interior finishes, etc. Still though, really good! Especially when comparing to just about any traditional housing, renting an apartment, etc.

      • Mizter_Seth
        February 9, 2016, 5:34 pm

        Yes, the interior finish will jack that cost up dramatically but I didn’t use cheap materials on the structure either

  • jm
    February 8, 2016, 4:45 pm

    Seems like a permanant setup. A basement would double the square footage.

    • Mizter_Seth
      February 9, 2016, 5:32 pm

      It’s on wheels to avoid taxes 😉 and living more outside the home with the money I save

  • Phil
    February 8, 2016, 4:47 pm

    That’s just a single wide trailer…

  • gale
    February 8, 2016, 5:42 pm

    Amazing exterior. Can’t wait to see the inside. I know it will be awesome.

    • Mizter_Seth
      February 9, 2016, 5:39 pm

      🙂 thank you I’m excited to see it too 😉

  • Canyon Man
    February 8, 2016, 6:03 pm

    Genius! Maybe not for everybody, but certainly would make a lot of people happy.

    • Mizter_Seth
      February 9, 2016, 5:35 pm

      Thanks, bro!

  • Anna Futrell
    February 8, 2016, 7:38 pm

    That’s what I’ve got in mind , by a beach in FL. Can’t wait to see the inside. Nice job

    • Mizter_Seth
      February 9, 2016, 5:37 pm

      Thank you, Anna!

  • Eugene
    February 8, 2016, 7:56 pm

    I am guessing there will be a sizable deck that will increase the living area.

    • Dana
      February 9, 2016, 9:02 am

      … I agree – without a deck, those big sliding doors will be much less useful 🙂

    • Mizter_Seth
      February 9, 2016, 5:36 pm

      Most certainly will be 😉

      • DEa
        February 10, 2016, 12:11 pm

        I like the lines and use of materials…can’t wait to see the turnout! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  • Shannon
    March 4, 2016, 7:58 pm

    Seth, what are the dimensions for the trailer? Like, what are the dimensions for each the larger “lower level” and the goose neck area, and what is the “height” or step-up from the lower level to the goose neck? We are working on a similar design and I’m curious on the trailer sizes people are using for fifth wheel projects. It looks AMAZING! 🙂

    • Elle
      May 22, 2016, 6:25 pm

      Shannon: This is a link for a 2014 Tiny House link that shows you what you need to know.

      Should explain it all.

      • Shannon
        May 23, 2016, 11:20 am

        Thank you! We’ve been toying with this layout thinking it was crazy, so when we saw this and realized someone was already doing it at a wider-than-DOT size, it was super inspiring. Thanks for the info, Elle!

  • Steve
    April 7, 2016, 7:01 pm

    Did you get around zoning laws by having it on a farm? That is what I am going to do. Grow organic cashcrops like herbs garlic n ginseng on five acres.

  • Mary Charest
    April 21, 2016, 8:15 pm

    Looking for a nice sized tiny home on 2 acres in a warm area in the usa. Please send me all possibilities and inexpensive pricing — that is what I am looking for. Or let me belong to a tiny home community.

  • Elle
    May 22, 2016, 6:22 pm

    He’s enacted my primary idea for a small home. AND he appears to be particular about the details as well as smart about the building process. I’m impressed with his skill level and his moxy. You go guy! At $23,000 so far, that’s really good. Depending on the interior build-out he’ll come in as low as $50,000 for the entire thing. Interiors, typically, are the more expensive portion of a build-out.

  • Elle
    May 24, 2016, 7:16 pm

    Does anyone know where Seth is locating his not-so-tiny house? I didn’t see mention of it anywhere (or I’m blind?). I do not use social media so can’t ask him a question on FB or Instagram and I find no email for him. Looks like MO, OK or some such place? Anyone? Thanks.

  • Maab
    June 24, 2016, 4:47 pm

    this is really awesome! however, if I might make one single-dollar suggestion? Get a pool noodle next time you’re near a dollar tree and cut it to pad the edges of your hitch. IDK about you, but I would brain myself on that as it is.

    love this build!

  • Carl
    October 9, 2017, 7:46 pm

    Hands down THE nicest tiny house I’ve found in the year+ i’ve been researching. I’d love to see a full interior tour! Can’t seem to find one.

    Your aesthetic choices, structural designs and workmanship are top notch. Well done!

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