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The 232 Sq. Ft. Pull Out Tiny House

This is the 232 sq. ft. Pull Out Tiny House on Wheels by Rich’s Portable Cabins!

This cabin was built for demonstration and to illustrate how an 8’ wide can be transformed to almost 13’ wide in the interior with the help of few friends. There are no buttons to push to make the tip outs function. You just need a little muscle and confidence, and in 15 minutes you will take your 8’ wide to a width that is new to the tiny home industry.

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The 232 Sq. Ft. Pull Out Tiny House

Images © Rich’s Portable Cabins

Images © Rich’s Portable Cabins

Exterior Height: 13’6′; Width: 8’6″; Length: 31′
Interior Width: 8′; Length: 25′
Interior Living Space: 232 sq ft
Weight: Approximate weight 8,900 lbs.

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  • deb
    March 29, 2017, 12:28 pm

    I would like to buy plans on the pushout section of this house ? how do I do that? ty deb

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 9:05 am

      Hi Deb, They might not sell plans, but you can always ask by going to the website (linked to above) and contacting Rich.

  • Tracy Roberts
    March 29, 2017, 2:12 pm

    I like the dual slides on this one. One change I would request if I was building or buying would be dormers in the loft area. I like the extra room to keep from feeling like I am crawling into a pup tent.
    Very nice!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 9:03 am

      Yes dormers definitely help with the loft space.

    • Eric
      November 20, 2017, 4:58 am

      …a pup tent. LOL, all I can say to that is woof woof.

  • March 29, 2017, 2:34 pm

    That the ingenious removable walls, how many wonderful things is able to make the man, sayng our good Lord “…a lamp should not be hidden under the table but should be placed where it can light up..” as well as the progress made in a short time in the world “Tiny House”. Because what should be constructive at all.

  • Mary McGuirk
    March 29, 2017, 4:28 pm

    now if they just had a PUSH UP over the back end, along with the PUSH OUTS on the sides, they would have a perfect REAL HOME…adding 2.5′ to the loft area makes as much difference as the 5′ of width, and if the exterior is 8′, they could do what the HI-LO trailer people did with 3″ walls that slide down over the loft and still be within the 13’6″ limits.

    • gary pollock
      November 10, 2017, 3:09 pm

      I have seen one. The loft on the back where the bedroom is has a roof that lifts up and sides fold/ lifts up. It gives about 2 more feet of headroom.

      • Mary McGuirk
        November 10, 2017, 8:40 pm

        that two feet is really helpful.

      • Tom Osterdock
        November 11, 2017, 2:20 am

        I also plan on having the roof on my bedroom lift 2 ft. giving 6.5 clearance for my Bedroom which is the same clearance in the kitchen on the first level.

      • April 25, 2018, 9:04 am

        Does anyone recall the person or company that made the ‘lift-up roof’? I agree the HI-LO idea is great and feels more secure with a more solid sidewall compared to canvas. There are campers that use a ‘fold out’ bunk area that looks like an added triangular shape when open. I wonder if that idea is possible in reverse raising the sidewall and sliding out from floor?? Even a small expansion on the sides makes the space more comfortable and less claustrophobic. (:>))

  • Sockeye
    March 29, 2017, 4:28 pm

    I do like the idea of a manual slideout although I guess I am a bit mistrusting that if you had them out for a year or two and then wanted to move they might not slide and then you’d be in trouble. If no problem then that would be great. I do see that when you do that you restrict other things such as that kitchen could have had a longer counter but of course it can’t when the slide starts right after it.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:59 am

      Yes it’s a bit of a give and take with the slide outs!

    March 29, 2017, 8:30 pm

    Well it’s not a new idea, but it is a good one… And by the looks of it you can hardly tell it from the inside of this tiny house…! Well maybe with the exception of the 2 black pull handles hanging from the wall… Lmao…! But hay it works, more square footage….!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:50 am


  • Emily c.
    March 29, 2017, 8:39 pm

    I love this little house. The bump outs on both sides really make a tiny house more livable to someone like me who thinks about going small but doesn’t like living in really tight spaces. The only changes for me would be to have it painted and stained and I need stairs. Can’t do ladders. Also I didn’t see really good pics of the loft, but it looks too tight and I would have walls and windows in mine.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:48 am

      All upgrades I’m sure you could have 🙂

  • Michael
    March 29, 2017, 11:05 pm

    Its like a park model in a THOW package. I am sharing Sockeye’s concern about slides. I would eliminate loft and add a downstairs bedroom instead.
    Porch could be fold up/down to save length. Easiest way would be to build it on a goose neck with bedroom there.
    Wondering about weight and cost.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:39 am

      All good things to think about!

  • Kim Pratt
    March 30, 2017, 12:53 am

    This is nice, and if you can have slide-outs, why not slide-ups so when you park, you can actually stand up in the loft, instead of just crawling around and or bonk your head, that has been why I didn’t like the lofts.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:39 am

      That’s an idea of course!

  • Alison
    March 31, 2017, 12:06 am

    I would love to see a video showing them pulling out the pull outs. How hard is it? How are they sealed against the weather?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 31, 2017, 8:11 am

      Yes that would be cool!

  • Bluesgirl
    November 8, 2017, 8:35 pm

    Finally a Tiny House that gives more…
    Who says more isn’t better.

  • Tom Osterdock
    November 9, 2017, 1:12 am

    I like this alot and has some of the things I have been thinking about, bump outs. I think that the porch is wasted space and should be interior space instead . Well done, like it alot.

    • Michael
      November 9, 2017, 5:30 am

      I agree with you Tom. However, a covered porch is always useful therefore I would propose a fold up and fold down one to maximize interior space.

      • Tom Osterdock
        November 9, 2017, 11:14 am

        I agree Michael, I am planning a 4×6 folding porch for my tiny and a 8×12 porch off the Living Room, no roof.

        • Tom Osterdock
          November 9, 2017, 11:17 am

          I said no roof but I should say I am thinking of an awning over the deck.

        • Michael
          November 9, 2017, 8:16 pm

          Yeah, definitely a way to go. I am wondering why awnings are hardly used at THOW, its a light weight and easy to handle way to provide shade and light rain protection for all the outdoor stuff.

  • Graham Hooper
    November 9, 2017, 6:34 am

    You Could make full Length Slide outs on Both Sides .so you have a Huge central Space when Pushed out. I came up with this sort of Concept at least 32 years ago. a Friend Then Used the Couch Slide out Idea and Loved it. Others Took the concept Further and apart from the Narrow Hall way when on the Road you Almost had a Double sized width when pushed out. Kitchen Sink can use a Flexi Pipe for Drainage and Water Tanks Flow in Here. Open or Shut.

    • Tom Osterdock
      November 9, 2017, 11:20 am

      I have heard that bump out/slide outs are a maintenance problem. I don’t know that for sure but have been told that. I was planning them on mine but decided to have folding decks instead of the slide outs.

    • Michael
      November 9, 2017, 8:27 pm

      Definitely, but the common stick construction with 2 x 4 seems to me a way to heavy for easy handling of slides in full length. That’s why you hardly see them.
      I would go with steel SIP’s which are the lightest SIP on the market. For smaller THOW you can get them in one piece so there are no seams to seal. Beside that they don’t require cladding which is another weight saving.
      Even the roof doesn’t need an additional sheet.
      How much more weight you can save?

      • Tom Osterdock
        November 9, 2017, 9:56 pm

        I know many that like the steel sips but I am not a fan since I have limited knowledge at this time. I am highly in favor with steel framing instead of wooden sticks. Less fire hazard. I am also looking at steel siding that resembles wood for the outer siding. I have not decided on interior siding but lean towards cedar but not throughout.

        • Michael
          November 10, 2017, 5:27 am

          Yes steel framing would be my second choice to avoid any rot problems of the structure. However, it needs be engineered properly because I have seen some failing steel framed building in hurricanes. Steel is definitely a great outer siding especially when moving and for the lack of roof overhang.
          I like cedar a lot because it provides good smell but you are right every there it might be too much.
          What is your favorite floor?
          My first choice would be thin granite tiles but they need to have non shrink bonding and elastic joint seals to avoid cracking. Secondly, I like bamboo a lot, its hard and much lighter if weight is an issue.

  • Tom Osterdock
    November 10, 2017, 8:59 am

    Michael, for flooring I do not like tile, I have had it in to many non-movable houses and they crack like mad especially if not installed on leveled floors. My favorite is Bamboo also and like a warm brown not the dark and not to light of color. Easy to replace if necessary.

    • Michael
      November 10, 2017, 6:10 pm

      Tom, die you have cracking granite? As far as I understand its extremely hard.

  • Tom Osterdock
    November 11, 2017, 2:17 am

    Michael I was talking about regular floor tile.

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