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The Crib 250 Sq. Ft. SIP Tiny House

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I’m excited to show you this 250 sq. ft. SIP tiny house called The Crib. It’s created by architect Jeff Broadhurst of Broadhurst Architects.

If you include the upstairs sleeping loft space and outdoor space there’s a total of 450 sq. ft. of living space. Originally it was designed as a weekend cottage but I can see how it can be used for full-time simple living.

The Crib is environmentally friendly since it’s built using sustainable and recycled materials plus solar power and water collection can easily be integrated into the design. One of my favorite parts about it is the garage door.

Another feature that will probably also amaze you is the multi-functional entertainment center with flat screen TV that opens up and turns the main living area into an amazing office space. Talk about awesome! Please enjoy, watch the video tour below, talk about it all in the comments, and re-share if you’d like to.

The Crib 250 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home


Images © Anice Hoachlander & Broadhurst Architects via TheCrib.info


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VIDEO TOUR: With Jeff Broadhurst (Creator) on Tiny House Nation

The Crib 250 Sq. Ft. SIP Tiny House is For Sale

Update: SOLD!

Pricing is $126,100 for the structure (no lot is included). Buyer is responsible for having it moved and preparing the foundation for relocation. The furniture seen is offered for an additional $5,000 excluding the cow painting. Thank you.

“Like” The Crib on Facebook, visit their official website here, and learn about the architects behind it here.

Our big thanks to Jeff Broadhurst of Broadhurst Architects for sharing this with us!🙏

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Sally
    October 6, 2014, 9:25 pm

    The name was a big turn-off from the beginning. I envisioned wannabe gangster teens with their pants around their knees inviting someone to check out “muh crib.” Surely that is not a reference to gangster slang from the 90s??? Baby crib doesn’t work, either. Someone needs to get a new marketing/PR team. Cute place, but the furniture for $5K? The only thing I liked was the cow painting 🙂 and it isn’t for sale.

    • Susan Johnson
      December 11, 2014, 12:34 am

      The cow painting – yep, that was it, this place’s best point….

    • Paul
      December 23, 2014, 2:20 am

      Garn ya ol’ fogey… you’re thinking of Crips… dems da gang ppl!

      Where I come from a getaway place like this is called a crib in half the country and a bach in the other half.

      Having said that, don’t particularly go for the term crib myself, much prefer bach. (NOTE: pronounced batch)

      • varenikje
        January 20, 2016, 6:54 pm

        I guess if you want to fork over the $$ you can call it what you like. But he does say in the video that “crib” refers to a corn crib and that sounds logical enough for me.

        No bathroom and no kitchen. Fatal errors, if you ask me.

  • Doris
    October 6, 2014, 9:34 pm

    Watch the video. It’s referencing “corn crib.” But I agree, the name didn’t encourage me to proceed further. A shame, because the big doors and overall light are tremendous. The built-in fold-out office would explain a lot of the cost, and the quality construction. It would work well on a tiny lot with close neighbors and a view.

  • John
    October 7, 2014, 1:52 am

    Nuts I have an 1800sq ft home brick for 20k more. Out of your mind.

  • Alberto
    October 7, 2014, 2:36 am

    “Video not available in your area”
    Your loss…

  • Liz
    October 7, 2014, 10:55 am

    It’s people like “the creator” who make it impossible for families to live in a REAL tiny home. People take a great thing and all they see is dollar signs, just waiting to pull someone under financially.

    • John
      October 7, 2014, 11:06 am

      I fail to see how the existence of this home and its designer, “make it impossible for families to live in a REAL tiny home.” and how it will, “…pull someone under financially.” If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. Instead, buy or build something you can afford that reflects your values and you can comfortably live in. Pretty simple, no? What you are saying is analogous to claiming the existence of expensive, impractical gas guzzling sports cars makes it impossible for me to own a Prius. It doesn’t, and I do.

      • Carlina
        December 24, 2014, 1:07 pm

        Well said John. Thanks. We tend to be so critical and miss the point. There are wea
        lthy folks around who want also to partake in the TH movement and do it this way because money is no object. For me is eye candy and ideas galore to incorporate in a true TH for the ecominimalist.

  • Bill Burgess
    October 7, 2014, 11:47 am

    Any Idea what the R Value is on the wall system? Did not see specs on their site.

  • Michael
    October 7, 2014, 10:12 pm

    It looks good, seems to be very rigid when I am looking on size of beams only but it is in fact expensive.
    I like the translucent walls which are R 32 as they are saying. They are providing plenty of light and privacy at the same time. However they should cost less than windows. The huge slide up window is another favorite.
    On there website they have bigger models. I am wondering if these include bathroom and downstairs sleeping area. No floor plan shown.
    I am travelling and can’t watch the video because of area restrictions.

  • Donna Mason
    October 8, 2014, 10:06 am

    Price way to high! People live in tiny houses to simplify not to have a $1000 house payment

    • Alex
      October 8, 2014, 11:03 am

      I hear you Donna. And I know it’s out of reach for most. Just don’t let the price take away the free ideas that you might be able to use in the future in your own design/build.

    • Gary Goldberg
      December 23, 2014, 8:37 am

      It *is* too expensive, but it’s not in the light of the expensive high-end materials and finish, the architect’s costs (and you know Mr. Broadhurst is expensing his time in the selling price, that it’s a one-of-a-kind (at the moment) designed dwelling that’s been featured on a half-dozen TV programs, and its location in Bethesda, where everything is expensive. (I know its listed to be relocated — and how much will THAT cost — but he’s still using location pricing. Of course if no one buys at that price we’ll see it drop.) I’m pretty sure all of the really fancy, high-finish design models are equally expensive. As for the missing bathroom, it would be pretty easy to add one once you relocate the structure to a more-permanent location.

  • jane
    December 22, 2014, 9:05 pm

    Cute idea, not cute price. I’m fascinated by the “R32” insulation value, though. Worth researching.

  • Paul
    December 23, 2014, 2:27 am

    The garage door might look good, but it’s gonna be a disaster from a heat containment point of view. These sectional garage doors, heck garage doors in general, never have a good seal so it’s either gonna leak heat out, or wind is gonna blow in. Either way, you lose.

  • Paul
    December 23, 2014, 2:36 am

    OK folk, there “is” a kitchen… it is on the other side of the office mobile thingy. This can be seen on the architect’s web site. But alas, no toilet.

    Wouldn’t get a permit where I live. If it has kitchen facilities it MUST have a toilet built in with it too.

  • MareM
    December 23, 2015, 5:03 pm

    Sleeping loft: “a light deck hovering in space…” That description would not promote a good night’s sleep for me! 😉

  • AVD
    December 23, 2015, 8:21 pm

    I like the basic concept. But saying that the unit is built with SIP is confusing. Maybe the roof and floor are SIP and R-32. But certainly not the walls. So that probably means it is a 3-season unit in a temperate “Goldilocks Climate Zone”, i.e. “not too hot, not too cold – just right”.

    The image of the waterside unit makes much more sense because it uses the space below.

    I agree that the unit is over-priced because the price does not seem to include relocation, new foundation space, land, and a bathroom.

    But it is totally unfair to compare this design with some of the clap-trap junk that the hippies are selling for $50,000 and that look like they are made out of salvaged T1-11 plywood. Concepts and movements suffer when the self-proclaimed movement-purists start to throw mud. Movements are far better served when good solutions are praised for their design concept rather than being blasted for no real benefit.

    Borrow the good concepts and work to make them better and possibly more affordable.

    Not every “tiny dwelling” needs to have an engine and four wheels, or a hulking vehicle to tow it to some distant place.

    Tiny dwellings can be permanent, mobile, semi-mobile, or a vehicle conversion.

    After that – I am now interested to see what the video shows.


  • Holly
    December 24, 2015, 6:51 pm

    I love the modern design. The main cost of expense is in the structure. I like the unit that turns into an office. I am sure it could be modified into whatever you want such as a kitchen. It would be nice to see a bathroom included in the space if not something that is near the space. A compost toilet or something of the like. I am living the tiny house movement. I am loving the modern builds more than the cabin styles which attracted me first. The modern builds offer higher ceilings and more creative use of space. I live in Canada in Vancouver actually and it’s starting to grow here but mostly an idea phase as far as the homes on wheels go. There isn’t any place to have the homes on wheels. Most agricultural land is only zoned for one dwelling. The RV parks are not always desirable. Westcoast Outbuildings here in North Vancouver have a workshop for tiny house building on wheels. It sold out. It was $400. A person. But the cities here have not approved them for properties unless it’s a coach house or lane way house. A guy in Vancouver made a nice tiny home out of his garage to rent but a neighbor complained and the city said it had to go. It’s a shame because not everyone wants to live in a basement suite or apartment.

    • AVD
      December 27, 2015, 1:54 am

      Was the tiny rental house created from an existing garage in Vancouver (BC) torn down after the City said it must go? Or was the owner simply ordered to decommission the parts of the converted garage that allowed it to be occupied as a living unit?
      A number of years ago, a resident of Corvallis, OR built a small accessory unit on his single-family parcel. This may have been done without a permit. Then the house was sold.
      After living in the main house for a number of years, the “new” owners decided to expand the accessory so that it could be a decent size and equipped tiny accessory dwelling rental. This remodel / expansion was also done without a permit but with a general contractor involved. For some reason the, the second owner decided to come clean and tell the City what they were doing. The City had a fit and work was stopped and a permit was refused. The excuse used by the City was their discovery that the original and expanded accessory dwelling unit was built on top of an existing sewer line. The City refused to allow the owner to relocate the sewer line and the owner simply gave up after reportedly spending $100,000 on the project and fighting City Hall. The photo in the newspaper showed a large excavator demolishing the entire unit.

      No explanation was given for the owner’s decision to demolish rather than relocate the unit so that the unit could avoid the existing sewer line.

      Many people at fault – title insurance company, original owner, new owner, contractor, and the City on two occasions.

      Moral of this story is – always play by the rules, always hire a contractor who plays by the rules, question everything when buying property, and never trust the government to stand behind their verbal approval – get it writing. If it is not in writing, you are likely to get screwed over if a problem develops in the future.

      The old saying that “It is easier to ask for forgiveness is easier than to ask for permission” is a myth. Government agencies can be very vindictive, especially if there is even a hint that they screwed up at any time in the past.


  • Theo
    December 25, 2015, 12:54 am

    To me, the exterior is the best I have seen yet. And that’s about it. Hate a loft, and an indoor loo I consider as a necessity rather than a luxury. Yeah, an outdoor loo might look cute what with a cute little building to hold it. But see just how cute it is when you have to go in the middle of the night, especially in the midst of a driving rainstorm. The floor might be insulated, but I’ll bet those walls and that garage door aren’t. I would say the price is waaay overpriced, and moving one is not inexpensive, with the cost rising the further it is moved. Then land, foundation, et al, drive the expense even more. Dunno about where the rest of you are, but I could buy the land, have a septic tank up it, drill for water, have that place duplicated, for maybe 1/4th to 1/3d what they’re asking. Certainly no more than 1/2, and with insulated walls and ceiling, and indoor loo. Really like the outside tho.

  • Gloria M Moran
    December 27, 2015, 11:26 pm

    This tiny House is way over priced. I’ve seen tiny houses that were larger and offered much more for a lot less.

    March 19, 2017, 4:52 am

    What were they thinking. No kitchen and bathroom. For that kind of money, you’d think it would be there. Crazy.

  • Mary McReynolds
    March 19, 2017, 8:44 am

    Well, let the philistines roar. I love this house plan, the name CRIB, the furnishings, the fabulously ingenious room within a room creating a gorgeous office, the bed loft.

    All in all, just my cuppa tea. Need to see kitchen and lavatory.
    Thank you for a smart design.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 19, 2017, 4:44 pm

      Yay 🙂 Glad you like it.

  • Juanita Tatum
    November 16, 2018, 4:13 pm

    What is the black floor made of

    • Alex
      November 17, 2018, 1:56 pm

      Good question, I’m not sure… Could it be cork flooring?

  • Jose Rodriguez
    June 18, 2023, 11:59 am

    I’m looking to purchase the plans for this unit, since the website doesn’t offer them anymore maybe I’ll get lucky through one of your subscribers, thanks

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