It might be the number one comment here at tiny house talk: “I want a small space, but I don’t want a loft. I’m looking for a single story design.”
Friend of Tiny House Talk and designer Dan Louche has created a fantastic tiny house without a loft and it is available at his website.
Alex has spoken to Dan about the tiny house he built for his mother, which is the same design.
I wanted to ask him a few additional questions about designing and building a single story home on wheels.
What was your reason for designing a single story tiny house?
The first house I ever built was our single story Tiny Retirement model (affiliate). It was for my mom. She had been living in a mobile home that had started to deteriorate and so she needed to move. I loved many of the tiny houses that were available but I knew a loft wouldn’t be an option for my mom. So I worked out a design without one that could still accommodate her lifestyle.
Do you just sell plans or is this a custom-built home? What are the costs of plans and what are the costs of a custom-built house?
For all of our designs we sell the plans, for someone who wants to build it on their own, shells, for someone who wants to be involved in the construction but isn’t too crazy about assembling a metal roof, as well as fully finished homes. The plans cost $249 (which includes a copy of our eBook, the Tiny House Design and Construction Guide), and finished houses cost about $34,000 depending on options.
What is the best way for someone to reach your company to discuss buying plans or having a house built?
How are you able to maximize living space while including a sleeping space on the first floor?
This is done through a convertible sofa. It’s a sofa/couch by day and a bed at night.
Video Tour of the Tiny Retirement House
Single story tiny spaces are possible and functional. If you are looking for a tiny space of your own and you aren’t interested in dealing with ladders, you may want to consider the Tiny Retirement Home. How would you build a tiny one story house on wheels?