I’m excited to share this park model tiny cabin on wheels by Rich’s Portable Cabins called Dodge.
It’s 11′ 6″ wide and 33′ 10 1/2″ long plus it has an additional covered porch for your outdoor space.
Inside you’ll find a spacious floor plant hat includes a nice kitchen, living area, bathroom, first level bedroom, washer/dryer nook, and additional upstairs sleeping loft space. Please enjoy and re-share below.
Spacious Park Model Tiny Cabin by Rich’s Portable Cabins
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Images © Rich’s Portable Cabins
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I like this. For a house on wheels they did a great job.
Does this home’s height under the roadway height limit?
I agree, Fran! How did they move this beautiful home? What is it pulled with? How did they get around width restrictions?
I love this. Where can I see this? Cost and plan info please.
Does anyone know the regulations for towing something like this? It is a “Wide Load” so I assume there is some permitting involved
11-6′ is max wide load we ship items out of our manufacturing plant all the time. Yes it requires a permit and Escort state to state. This is why most Park models are bought locally the width and distance is not as significant, compared to across state transfer. These are not really made to move around hence the name PARK model . It usually more or less to get around tax codes
Beautiful treatment throughout, except the bedroom. For ME, it’s a tad too glum with only ONE window, perched way up high. Since you can customize these, I’d add keep the window, add shelving all above the bed for books and knick-knacks and then request windows on either side of the bedroom walls.
The rest of the home has such a bright and spacious feeling that I’d need to carry that through the bedroom, again, for my use. But, other than that customization, brilliant job!
If you look at the picture that shows the bedroom closet with both doors closed (#8), you will see the reflection of a window on the side opposite the closet. It also is shown on the floorplan as are all of the windows, in blue.
I’m not a fan of mirrored closet doors so would substitute something else. But it is amazing how much difference that three feet of additional width makes to a tiny house.
Thank you, Sue, for pointing that additional window out. Now, my “virtual claustrophobia” has eased a bit. LOL
@Cahow: There are clearly TWO bedroom windows visible both in the pictures and the floor plan.
Yes, Duke. It was pointed out to me almost TWO MONTHS ago that there are TWO windows. 😀
But, it’s nice to know that you are pointing out that fact, again, to me, two months later. LOL
I would like to know the price of this beautiful tiny house.
This is a fairly standard Park Model rv or mobile home. The Athens Park models in 12′ wides (manufactured in Athens Texas) run from $20,000 to $100,000 depending on features and where it is being sold. I saw one being sold here (a friend wanted me to look at it for her) that was 40′ long, including the porch. Had the washer dryer connections but not the unit itself but otherwise very much like this one. I’d told her that in East Texas (Longview/Tyler area) that it would sell for around $30 to $35,000 but here (Midland/ Odessa area), to expect to pay around $50 to $60,000. When we went in to talk to a sales person it turned out to be $58,000. Real salespeople don’t operate here, with the housing shortage and the job boom sellers just sit around and wait for people to come in and give them money for what they have to sell and the prices are jacked up to match that attitude.
Hmm. Sorry you had such a lousy sales person experience. I’ve had sales people go above and beyond to help me find park models that were suited for what I needed, without gouging the bank account. Recently, a new one for a divorced daughter-in-law was beyond her meager budget, even in the “Tyler” price range, so they did a search to find a decent used one nearby that she could afford, and helped us tremendously with the logistics.
I’ve bought four park models through a dealership that knows I am not a wealthy woman and in fact quite a cheapskate, and have had nothing but courteous, patient service, whether I bought one of their models or a private sale. As they told me, their price problem comes from people wanting the $30,000 model, deciding to add another $10K extra in features, then going ballistic when the price rises accordingly. Our “entitled victim” society is largely to blame, but that’s another issue.
Sorry you met nothing but “attitude” in your area.
At least you reminded me I need to send the local dealership a “thank you” Christmas present. 🙂
There are very good salespeople here, you just have to look for them. It’s just very much a seller’s market here. For now.
I love everything about this plan! I like the airy feel and the fact that there are two bedroom windows, the loft/2nd bedroom, the full bath and the overall disabled accessible plan…Yay! Would love to know more about this tiny home. It’s perfect!!
This guy’s designs make the most sense of any I have seen. Especially the stand up loft. To me lofts are only wasted space unless you have little kids. With the stand up design you could put a front loading washer dryer on one side over the bathroom and a queen mattress bunk on the other. Or build a closet on the one side for additional storage and bed on the window side of the center stand up loft. Why hasn’t someone thought of this before????????????
I believe that’s only a stand-up loft if you’re shorter than 3 or 4 feet tall.
Am interested in this one!
I DO REALLY LIKE THIS ONE BUT I DON’T SEE ANY HEAT VENTS OR A HEAT UNIT OR AC EITHER.
Ok, so where’s the “Tiny” in this monster. I think we’re losing sight of the purpose of the tiny movement; the McMansion of tiny homes.
I don’t think they are losing sight.some of us prefer one a little bigger as we are older and want the bed not where you have to climb a ladder.
A comment to Erik:
Living small and responsibly DOES NOT mean you have to live in an 8×20 tiny home — that is really not what the tiny home movement is about — it is a way to bypass local building codes and stay within storage building sizes where permits are not required. Further, I have lived in this fashion for about 14 years now and most of the folks I know who have downsized (except for truly nomadic folks) have a storage facility close by or utilize part of a family members garage for their excess “stuff” they do not want to part with. The overall idea is to live within your budget, that noone really needs a 3, 4, 5 thousand square foot or larger house to be comfortable. The idea is to live within your means, get rid of large mortgages and to realize there is more to life than being head-over-heals in debt. The idea is not to see how small a space you can force yourself into and how many of your possessions you can get rid of, the idea is to take a look at your lifestyle and see where you might be able to make some changes, reduce the drain on your resources and be comfortable and happy in the process.
Oooops that was head-over-heels in debt, not heals LOL.
Sandi and Sandra, thanks for your comments. I currently live in a 1,400 square foot house we paid cash for 7 years ago ($40,000 buys a lot in central NE), this space includes my wife’s brewing, gardening, crocheting, & ebay ventures along with various other hobbies. It, along with the attached single car garage, also houses my mechanic and construction tools, misc. parts, pieces, and supplies. I’ve been wondering what people do with their tools (assuming they have jobs) when they move to an 8×20 structure, I’m glad it was pointed out they often use another structure. Maybe I shouldn’t feel so bad we are living the life of luxury @ 1,400 square feet since it houses our entire lifestyle, is paid for, and is not adding to our global footprint in the form of an additional structure (no sarcasm intended). Thank you again for your observations. Erik
This one really appeals to me because we are a family of five (plus a 55 lbs dog) looking into tiny living on wheels. We homeschool our three sons and my husband works at home. Looking into a bigger option like this is really the only way this would be sustainable for our family.
I love it! I think of all the tiny houses I’ve seen, this one would suit me the best, and I could comfortably live here (after reducing some of my “stuff”). The covered porch provides bonus space for outdoor living in good weather.
Wow! “A Tiny House.” I remember when these things were called “Single Wide Trailer Houses.” As opposed to Double Wide trailer houses, and were found in trailer parks which were tornado traps. They were hard to insure, hard to finance, and never, ever appreciated in value.
I don’t see pricing.
I wonder about the overall dimensions.
And I am concerned that something this big really isn’t for moving around.
I thought the original idea of the THOW was a 8.6′ x (18 – 24′) x 13.6′ so we could tow our own TH wherever and whenever we want. This place might as well be on a foundation. If I don’t miss my guess, you’d not only have to have special permits to move it, you’d probably need a private company (at great expense) to move it each and every time.
I guess the THOW has evolved enough now that we need to have a THOW Class system such that Class A would be the dimensions I listed above, Class B would be anything above these dimensions, and Class C would be anything below these dimensions (such as teardrops).
I thought the whole initial motive of the THOW was to get as small as possible and still have all of the features utilized well within a tiny space while creating the smallest carbon footprint and reducing all of our bills. To me, this place just borders on a small house, and at a whopping 34 feet, I’d be very concerned about moving it myself without professional movers thereby making the house really only good for a stationary position; so, why not just make it a foundation house?
Hmmmm, I do think people are getting the wrong idea — no, you can not just get up one morning and decide you are going to move your Park Model today. It does require a commercial license a larger vehicle and front and aft “guide” vehicles. Not everyone wants to move all the time or live in 10 square feet, the things you indicated really do not have to take place in less than a 100 square feet. The tiny house movement is really about educating people about the impact they have the world and to see what, if any, changes they think they can make. I have been living in a 36 foot travel trailer for the past almost 14 years — it has a super slide. I also have a storage facility. There are things I just am not going to get rid of until in my stone cold grave (well maybe the will be a molten hot grave — LOL) I have no problem in towing my trailer with a one ton truck (except a tree fell through it and now I have to rebuild it in some manner). People get all too consumed with tiny and not with the aspect of living in a manner and style that is comfortable for them and their lifestyle and still reduce their impact on the environment, live relatively mortgage free and enjoy their lives. Sorry, sort of a repeat of above. It is all about being responsible, not so much about being as sub-compact as possible.
Well said, Sandi. Well said. And I’m sorry your house was damaged.
Park model means that it’s a mobile home, or single wide trailer. Many manufactured homes have a great layout and small size compared to conventionally built homes. I’ve toured some (not Rich’s), so I could see how their features might relate to my needs. I found the extra width to be wonderful, but truly, the tubs are tiny, the house conventional, not creative, and the materials cheap, just like mobile homes of the past. Particle board and plastics. I found them not at all environmentally friendly. I’m not saying that this one is, but I’d be very careful to check it out.
These are NOT made for moving. They get delivered and they stay. The loft is stand up for children, only. Height restrictions are the same for mobiles as for tiny houses.
Jane, you are confusing a park model Recreational Vehicle (RV) with a single-wide mobile home or trailer. A ‘park model’ is a larger model of an RV or camper. This RV is intended for temporary housing only. It is designed to be transported on roadways so no special permitting is needed. Because of it being larger than a standard travel trailer or fifth wheel, it is usually parked long term at an RV park or campground. A true single-wide mobile home is transported on a wheeled trailer but can be placed on a permanent foundation with water, septic and other utilities.
Really like this one, a real kitchen, bathroom, and a first floor bedroom, even a w/d. I love that the loft has steps, much safer for the grandkids if they spent the night. One of the best tiny houses I’ve seen and could imagine living in.
These are just enough larger than the tiny homes to make for comfortable long term living. I saw one similar to this at a home show and it was incredible. The company was Gastineau Log Homes at oakloghome dot com. As I recall the porch was screened in making it perfect for outdoor eating, too.
The quality of the construction was very good as well.
It really is amazing how just a couple feet more can make such a huge difference.
There are a few misstatements above, so just to clarify…
Almost all tiny houses are considered RVs, legally, and most fall under the Park Model classification. Park Models are RVs, not mobile homes. They’re under 400 square feet, under 40 feet long, etc., and on wheels, and meant to be moved at will. You may have to hire a professional mover, if you go above a certain width or height or length of weight – but that determination varies by state.
Mobile homes are now officially called manufactured homes, and by definition must be manufactured in a factory, and have to be at least 320 square feet. They are regulated by HUD, and are designed to be permanently or semi-permanently installed.
Park Models may look like manufactured housing, but legally very different!
Fascinating, Cheryl. Are you in the industry? It’s always fun to learn something new. 😀
I LOVE this and love to have this on my daughters property for when I visit. I was wondering what is in the bedroom closet? Looks like some sort of furniture, and the whole design is great except I would probably not want the two windows along side the sliding door. Too many windows, I’d rather have some wall space.
most cannot do starting prices as there are too many variables.Depends on all kinds of things used like what materials,appliances,etc.insulation or none? big difference in all of it
It is very easy to see a problem with a “maximum price”.
But, a “starting at”, minimum price is easy.
People in the business KNOW, “you will never get one for under…”! They use this, as a method to gather contacts.
People can tell from the statement…
“prices starting at $30,000. PLUS additional building costs, options, fees, taxes, not included, will be required…” (example). whether or not they should bother, to simply inquire further.
Potential customers are lost. With no broad, round parameters to use in decisions.
I love it and could easily live in this space. I lived very comfortably for several years in a 34′ 5th wheel (with 3 slide-outs), but there is much more built-in storage in a good 5th wheel than in this house. That said, I’d put storage units in the loft for items that I need to access only occasionally. The 1st floor of this house would be very comfortable and adequate for me.
This is just perfect!
I love this floorplan. I could definitely live with this arrangement. I have a question, but after reading some of the comments, I’m afraid that I will get a snarky answer. Here goes anyway…does anybody KNOW the height in the loft? Somebody said 3 or 4 feet, but it looks higher. I’m going by the railing because to me it looks to be 3 feet so it appears that the ceiling would be higher than 4 feet. Just an observation. Thanks
Hi, Shirlock. To find out the actual height of the loft, I’d simply contact the company that manufactured it. They could tell you to the exact inch; Alex has a link to the company, Rich’s Portable Cabins. Hope that information helps you gain your answer.
I think Park Models are great — those with a loft are mostly considered to be a story and one half high. While you can stand up and not have to crawl around on your hands and knees as with most tiny homes you do have to bend over. Unless you are height challenged or course, then you can stand up straight LOL. This park model is well planned out and overall about 40 feet long going by the plans including the porch.
exactly what I have been looking for–2 bedrooms and stairs and awesome.
This is a beautiful tiny home. I could live in this place all the time!!
Love it. Sometime in future need to have second home near daughter. Any dealers in WV?
I agree totally ! A “starting at” price would be helpful. Knowing of course that’s a base model and different furnishings, options, sizes will bring that price up. It at least gives us consumers a starting point, we can choose to “dig deeper” if we are interested and that starting price is within our budget.
I agree with SEB and Dennis Reynolds. There is no reason a seller can’t list a starting price. This is why prices are listed on menus.
Absolutely!!! Without some type of price indicator, I will go no further. I personally feel it’s a bad way to do business.
This is a great option for seniors who want to scale down but are limited by mobility or health problems to go the true tiny house route. It still reduces the footprint which is what a lot of the tiny house movement is about yet allows them to live comfortably. I don’t see a problems with that. Tiny houses work great for younger people and that’s wonderful but just can’t work for all. This is a beautiful option for the older population. Thank you Alex for including this in your newsletter.
This is a great design, especially for those who will be putting their TH in an RV park. Most RV parks here in FL will accept this type of setup. In fact, one in Davenport, FL is having a bunch of them similar to this, with two bedrooms on ground floor site built and selling/renting them. Not everyone can go up and down ladders or has the truck to tow a smaller though heavy TH.
Absolutely the most beautiful tiny home I have ever seen!
My dream home.
I love this house. Love the actual staircase. The downstairs bedroom. Cupboards in the kitchen. For me, this would be the perfect home since I am disabled. Just wish these tiny homes qualified for standard home loans. There is no way I could come up with the amount of money needed to buy the house outright considering I am on a limited income.
I think you can. Or at least go 20 years.
Love love love this this is truly adorable. It has room to sit and relax
This is about the length of my school bus. My friends mobile home is 80 foot long and 16 wide. That is a lot bigger than this. I like this plan could go smaller and be fine but I want to stay put and only move it once when I retire to be closer to family.
I love Rich’s Portable Homes! This company seems to always to have the most room and storage. They are awesome! I want one so badly!!!
Me too! 😀
I really like this model… Maybe when I win the lottery…
I agree with Erik,, the Tiny has become Mega sorta Tiny homes, I think that when this started, it , like so many things, started with folks who cannot afford big homes, and wanted to really go small. Then comes in the rich folks,and whammy, it all is magnified to a luxury trailer home you can move onto lakefront property, that most cannot afford either. It is nice to have all that, but it is upgrading to the point the govt. will soon be TAXING the daylights out of folks, all folks, even those who live on Soc. Soc. for example. I live within my means in a very small two bdrm duplex. Yes I pay a smaller rent,but I have a big fenced in back yard to grow what ever I want,and my one hen to lay me eggs. I look on here for idea’s. I like the not being responsible for repairs etc. I am close to stores and malls, and the 99cent store. What more could a senior want for?
I really like this home, but I would make a few changes. Instead of having a downstairs bedroom, I’d make it into an office/studio, or move the kitchen back a few feet and leave enough room for a pantry/laundry room. This would leave a larger living area and use the loft for my exclusive bedroom. I really love the size of this home.
I LOVE Rich’s Portable Cabins! They seem to have everything I want in a tiny home! I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Rich on the phone and he is so informed and helpful! Love this guy and his work!!!
I adore this house, however, I want a tiny house because I am disabled. With the smaller size, easy to clean, and easy to get from kitchen to bathroom, etc. So many things that would be a good fit for me. However price is a big factor. I live on a disability income and some of these homes are very expensive. I thought the original idea was to have affordable houses for many who may need to live in a house debt free or with lower morgage payments. It is beginning to look that as they get more popular, the prices seem to go up. But this house is wonderful.
Super nice, great kitchen. Has washer/dryer and full kitchen. Wow.
OK lets face the facts all Tiny homes are single wide mobile homes. They just look like houses instead of boxes. Unless you own land to put it on,you will have to park it in a mobile home park or RV park.
One of three favorites, I’ve found in this newsletter. Alex, thank you for a highlight of each day! This one is totally livable.
I am very interested in the Dodge Design. Don’t want the bed platform tho, will use my Cannonball frame. Would like a window abit bigger since the sink is angled, towards the dining area. Can sliding doors be the front door off the porch? Love the steps along the wall, and i see there is like a storage door or so, well the rest of space that runs lower towards the first step, could you have a piece cut out as a circle, for my fur baby have that area as his special room? I see there’s areas that shelfing could be added which i will do, but as for the look of the Dodge Design, It’s just what i was looking for, and also i have some antique lighting fixtures i would like in the bathroom, can i bring them and have then installed by your company? If all goes as planned, I hope to make a visit to where ever the closest to my area, and i will give a call to find out where to go, I shall be making a visit in late summer. Am getting so excited i found a design i had drawn up my self before i seen yours. Ohhhh i want a log cabin exterior then cedar, Thanks for letting me run, but this has been a dream, and am getting closer, see ya soon……Thanks for a awesome design!!!!!. I already get the newsletter………..
I really like this tiny home. It has everything I need and is well-built. Thanks for stairs and w/d. Since I don’t want to travel with it, it makes a wonderful home to place on land.
Thanks Alex for this newsletter. It helps me wind down in the evening and gives me dreams of new ideas to ponder.
Thanks Patty so glad you are loving the newsletter 🙂
Do you ship the dodge cabin on wheels to australia
finally got to tore my first tiny house Park Model RV this week. My camper is set up at a Lake Park and right behind me was one of these park model with a loft. I just got here about a week ago and I could not wait make friends with these neighbors. I could not believe now spacious these are, and they are not mobile home looking and they are not quite camper looking either. They are just gorgeous and I cannot wait until I can get one lol these people live here in Ohio for 6 months, and they have another park model in Florida they live in the other six months. they decided to go tiny when they retired and pared down everything and sold out and could not be happier!
*Tour lol dang phone
I like this. It has exactly what I would need. 😍
Can you provide the retail prices for the loft park models? Can it be trucked to Texas?