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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 on 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.

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Tiny Retirement House with No Sleeping Loft by Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders

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This week I wanted to show you Dan Louche’s latest tiny house plans. He calls this design Tiny Living.

It’s a 20′ long house that includes enough room for a bathroom, sleeping loft, kitchen and plenty of room for your belongings.

Tiny House Plans: Tiny Living by Dan Louche

The entryway on the house is on the rear end of the trailer and as you can tell it does not have a built-in porch.

Since a patio or deck is something you can easily add later, I appreciate how Dan left the porch out to maximize the interior living space.

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Tiny Living House Plans from Dan Louche

Tiny Living Tiny House PlansPhoto Courtesy of Dan Louche

Ways to get your own Tiny House on a Trailer

If you’re here, you probably see a tiny house in your future. Either for you, or one of your loved ones. So how do you go about getting one?

Here are four ways you can start:

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It’s Thursday plans day again. Today’s tiny house plans are from Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders.

For those of you who don’t know Dan this is second tiny house design named Tiny Living.

Tiny Living Tiny House Plans

Tiny Living is one of Tiny Home Builders latest designs after Dan created Tiny Retirement for his mother.

Not long ago I took a trip up to North Florida to check out the latest progress on his build. I’ll show you the pictures I took in a minute.

Dan Louche and Tiny Home Builders

Dan has been designing and building his own tiny houses for the last couple of years. Since then he has put together a wonderful resource for those who want to do the same.

He currently offers two designs:

If you wanted to purchase any of those plans he packages them together with his Tiny House Construction Guide that you can alternatively buy separately for just $34.99.

Tiny Living

Let’s take a closer look at Dan’s new house which he recently took a video tour of.

Dan Louches Tiny House

The house is 20′ long with a width of 8′ 6″ on the outside.

Back of Dan Louches Tiny Living Tiny House

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If you are in the Florida or Georgia area and you’re into tiny houses you may want to consider this open house.

It’s an opportunity for you to see and experience one that’s ready to live in.

If you can’t make it though don’t worry because I’ll be there and I’ll make sure to take plenty of photos and videos for you.

Dan Louche’s Second Tiny House Project

I interviewed Dan after he built his first house on a trailer for his mother who lives in Florida.

Since then he has put together:

The photo below is an interior shot of Dan’s mom’s house (aka Tiny Retirement).

Tiny Home Builders Tiny Houses

Photos Courtesy of Tiny Home Builders

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UPDATE: I recently added a newer video tour of when Dan held his open house. Check it out right here.

This Monday I drove up to visit Dan over at his Dad’s where he is building his second tiny house on a trailer.

This time he created a new set of plans that he’s using for the home and you’ll see how awesome it’s turning out in the video we created while I was there.

Fun with sugar sand

When I got there I was greeted by a friendly dirt road and I thought “oh no problem”.

But a few blocks down it got worse.

This is what I was facing

Again… I had gone too far. So I turned around and you’ll have to watch the video to see what happened next.

Driving down a dirt road

The little house on a trailer

I was really impressed with the house and how fast they have been putting it together. Currently, they’re waiting on windows so that’s what’s holding them back.

Here’s a shot of the progress while I was there on Monday.

Dan's Tiny House on a Trailer Project Part 2

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A few weeks ago I got to meet Dan Louche, his family and got to hang out inside the tiny house that he built for his mom.

Now, he’s planning to do it again down here in Florida. When it’s all finished you might have the chance to purchase it if he doesn’t use it as a vacation home.

During the process Dan’s going to create a new set of plans which you’ll eventually be able to purchase as well. The options are great!

Sleeping loft this time around

I love the idea of a sleeping loft just because it creates a lot more room for the house. So Dan’s going to do that this time around which I think is awesome.

So he’s already bought the following and is well on his way towards building his tiny house on a trailer (version 2).

  • Trailer ($2700)
  • Windows ($3000)
  • Home Depot order ($5500)
Dan Louche - Tiny House Builder

You can read more details over at Dan’s blog. I’m really looking forward to keeping up with his progress as well as driving up there a few times to help out. Stay tuned for more!

Photo Credit: Dan Louche

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