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Tennessee Tiny Homes

Meet Joe Everson and his small company, Tennessee Tiny Homes based in Memphis. And in this post, you’ll get to see his first design. Joe built a tiny home on a heavy-duty 8’×16′ trailer with square tubing and a 6″ tongue. Joe used 2×4 framing with 3″ screwed and glued sheathing. All siding that you see on the exterior is cedarwood.

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tiny house on wheels with front porch

The porch measures in at 8′ x 3′. Take a look at what they did with the porch ceiling below.

tiny house on wheels front porch ceiling

With an asking price of just $30,000, it’s something you might want to consider especially if doing it yourself is just not for you.

view of tiny house on wheels roof tiny house on wheels small window in front

The small window at the top here brings in great sunlight for the entrance. The all wood interior measures in at 8′x12.5′. Below you can take a tour inside.

tiny house on wheels front door

Notice the sunlight coming through the top octagon window in the photo above. By the way, the windows used throughout the house are Low-E ThermaStar by Pella.

living space in tiny house

One of my favorite details of this house is the hardware used. The ladder, the sliding bathroom door and the railing along the top of the loft and in the kitchen give the small home a modern feel, would you agree?

kitchen in tiny house

The fresh looking kitchen comes with a stainless steel bar sink and appliances (microwave, convection/toaster oven, hot plate stove, and small refrigerator). There is also a 6 gallon electric water heater for washing dishes and showering.

kitchen view in tiny house

In the photo above you can see part of the built in couch and cabinets along with the vinyl flooring.

composting toilet in tiny house

Slide open the door in the kitchen and welcome to your bathroom with a composting toilet.

metal shower in tiny house

Along with a custom metal shower with Moen hardware.

living space in tiny house

A 30″ flat screen TV with a fold down space saving table gives more walking space in the living area. Joe installed 30 amp power and 120 volt wiring with 5 outlets. Not pictured is also a portable 8,000 btu air condition unit and a small electric fireplace. Below you can get a close look at the sleeping loft which has footlockers for storage and wood flooring.

loft in tiny house Side View of Tiny House

Everything pictured was included in the price. Joe was willing to deliver this tiny house to a buyer with a delivery charge of the cost of gas both ways. If you like what you see and interested in Joe’s design, you can get in touch with Joe over on his Facebook. And be sure to tell him Alex from TinyHouseTalk.com sent you. Thanks!

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  • Roseann
    July 25, 2012, 9:26 am

    I’m quite happy to see a design like this. A couple friends of mine shun the idea of living in a tiny house on wheels not because of the size, but because they feel it would be “rustic” and “too much like camping.” Tennessee Tiny Homes has taken that notion and thrown it out the window by incorporating a clean, modern look that tells a potential owner they don’t have to compromise between sustainable living and personal comfort. Well done.

    • July 25, 2012, 9:31 am

      Thanks Roseann I’m glad that you liked it. I agree it looks like it has a nice feel to it inside and out.

  • Kat
    July 25, 2012, 10:25 am

    It is wonderful to see such a beautiful design by someone so close by. So often the designers (and homes) are so far away from me…. this is soooo much better. Joe did a terrific job – I would be interested in something like this…. wonder if he will do some a bit larger tho (there are 2 of us & this would be a tight fit) – He has awesome skill and sight! Would love to see something the size of a mid-century mobile home – without a loft (too old for all those ladders, sorry)……. Thanks for sharing!!

    • July 25, 2012, 6:08 pm

      Hi Kat, I’m sure he’d be willing to go a little bit larger. Glad that you saw this post and learned about a builder that’s near you. Maybe you can go and check it out. I encourage you to get in touch with him. Thanks Kat!

  • Genevieve
    July 25, 2012, 11:43 am

    This has to be the most impressive, stylish, & modern version of this style of Tiny Home that I’ve seen yet! You’re absolutely right about the hardware, rails, and sliding ladder & door… they’re great touches, and the color scheme was really a brilliant decision – thanks for sharing!

    • July 25, 2012, 6:10 pm

      Thanks Genevieve I’m glad you liked it! Cool site too!

  • Dominick Bundy
    July 26, 2012, 5:43 am

    Very nice, I like the concept, But have 2 concerns. #1. I don’t see any place for food storage, or for dishes pots and pans. #2. the compost toilet seems to be too close to the sliding door.making it unable to close if one has to use it.

    • Joe
      July 30, 2012, 7:58 pm

      There is plenty of room to close the door the pic just doesnt show it.

      • Joe
        July 30, 2012, 9:06 pm

        There is ample storage under the sink as well in the living room area/ cabinets.

  • LaMar
    July 29, 2012, 12:57 pm

    Interesting design- I like the kitchen layout.

    Headroom in that loft looks very narrow.

    I would like to know the dimensions if possible ?

    • Joe
      July 30, 2012, 7:59 pm

      80″ deep 65″ wide 31″ tall.

  • Jenton
    July 29, 2012, 3:17 pm

    Could I buy the plans for this house? Do you know anyone who owns the plans? I think this is the house for me. I am trying to find grant money to build a community for low income people, homeless and college students because of the rise in tuition. Do you have any ideas for me? Any financial places to look? I really like this modle and if you could find the plans, I would love to build one.

  • sesameB
    July 30, 2012, 5:28 pm


  • Kim
    July 30, 2012, 7:35 pm

    Nice! I’m glad there is someone building here in Tennessee.

  • Joe
    July 30, 2012, 7:57 pm

    Thanks for all the compliments and you can email me at [email protected] with any questions!!

  • Ron
    July 31, 2012, 3:33 pm

    What is the final weight of the tiny home with trailer?

  • August 1, 2012, 7:50 pm

    How adorable!!!

  • Tennessee Tiny Homes
    August 7, 2012, 1:02 pm

    Asking price reduced by $2500 to $27500 obo

  • Gretchen
    September 3, 2012, 12:31 pm

    Really wonderful, plus I love the option of perhaps having him build one upfront for me, since it’s transportable. I’m on the east coast, and it seems like most of this movement is out west. I’d love a 2 BR, with stairs, that I could move again in a couple of years if I want to relocate. Thanks!

  • Walter
    October 22, 2012, 4:20 am

    What is the economic advantage of these “tiny” homes other than the obvious ones of building cost, and heating/cooling? I have 6.5 acres in east Tennssee and would like to build some “out” buildings and wonder if this method of building has advantages in terms of building code, property taxes, etc. Is there anyone who can set me on the path to new discovery? Thanks!

    • October 22, 2012, 9:28 am

      Hi Walter, sure. They can save you on:

      – taxes
      – permits
      – utilities

      Let me know if you have any other questions. Basically they’re a custom built RV but you can also just leave them registered as a trailer. Folks do it differently depending on state.

  • Rhia R. Drouillard
    February 12, 2013, 9:59 pm

    This house is amazing! Everything you need and then some. Very well done. I am totally going to incorporate 65% of your kitchen. 🙂 I LOVE red… I usually wear/mix it with black. But this house is the best argument FOR painting wood that I have EVER seen. (I loathe painting and unless I could afford to hire someone to do it for me every few years… yeah, NO! lol) When will they come up with a ONE TIME paint?

    I can’t wait to see photos of your latest build. Unfortunately you are much too far away for me to attend a showing. Good luck! I am sure you won’t need luck because you are blessed with SKILL.

  • Lori
    February 13, 2013, 7:51 am

    Love this house, but the loft is too small… Is the matress hidden in the design.? Justooking at it makes me think of suffocating. Sorry to say because ur work is awesome.

    Is there a way to give the loft a mortgage open feel? I could make a murphy bed that hugs the living room wall which also functions as a drop down desk (a board in the belly of the underside of the bed which is the face of the murphy) and put kids in the loft…. We would use this for camping not everyday living. U make custom orders and deliver to Wisconsin?

  • Lori
    February 13, 2013, 7:53 am

    Love this house, but the loft is too small… Is the matress hidden in the design.? Justooking at it makes me think of suffocating. Sorry to say because ur work is awesome.

    Is there a way to give the loft a more open feel? I could make a murphy bed that hugs the living room wall which also functions as a drop down desk (a board in the belly of the underside of the bed which is the face of the murphy) and put kids in the loft…. We would use this for camping not everyday living. U make custom orders and deliver to Wisconsin?

  • Christy Southerland
    March 2, 2013, 9:05 pm

    I think your idea of the tiny homes is great! Love the one pictured! I am considering one for myself, would love to see more!

  • norman
    March 17, 2014, 6:13 pm

    i have 4 acres 30 miles s/w of ft.worth texas if someone is looking for a quit place in the country to park their tiny home. my email is [email protected]

  • Gayla Tilton
    January 14, 2015, 3:26 pm

    Maybe looking for smaller housing as we grow older. Less upkeep, etc.

  • Mary Matthews
    February 1, 2015, 8:14 am

    Joe or John,

    My job is moving me to Memphis this spring. I’m very interested in the Tiny House Concept. As a matter of fact, I’ve already pared my items down. I don’t want the material possessions any longer, of course except my music and books. Do you have any of these tiny homes with a rental agreement or a rent to own basis? I look so forward to hearing from you guys. I just don’t think I can handle apartment living any more. Sincerely,

    Mary Matthews

    • Kel
      July 8, 2015, 11:44 pm

      Was hoping we could correspond. Did you move to Memphis?

  • K. Murphy
    March 13, 2015, 8:37 pm

    Really cool aspects of this house. Mary, I live near Memphis and want to begin looking for land to sit a tiny house. If you are interested in corresponding contact me thru this comment section.

  • vickie mowery
    June 11, 2015, 5:46 pm

    we want to come to the open house on june 27th do we need to register to attend and I couldn’t get the address to go into the GPS we will be coming from Summersville wv

  • Trish Jordain
    July 8, 2015, 2:13 pm

    I love this too. No loft. Disabled. Great design though.

  • Warner Capps
    December 6, 2015, 12:29 pm

    I am very interested in this model. Do you have a video of the home? Also the loft concept is not feasible for a disabled or elderly person. Can this be modified to accommodate either group of individuals?

  • Paul
    February 28, 2020, 9:02 am

    I like it. Mine has no loft but the sofa was built to have 2 dressers in its body and the sofa folds out to a full size bed. A fold model.

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