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The Culp: This Tiny House on Wheels Has a Walk-In Jacuzzi Tub!


The Culp by Movable Roots is one large tiny house complete with a ground-floor bedroom and a walk-in jacuzzi tub (added by the clients’ request).

With lofts, this custom build comes in at a whopping 500 sq ft, and features two “office” lofts with built-in desks for working from home (they’ll double as guest rooms). The kitchen comes with a cooktop, stove, 10 cubic foot refrigerator and a washer & dryer.

But wait — there’s more! Something I’ve never seen on a THOW before: A screened in porch that’s part of the build itself. Pretty neat! Enjoy the pictures below and contact Movable Roots for more information and pricing.

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Movable Roots Builds Incredible Custom-Built Culp Tiny House on Wheels with Built-in Porch, Loft Office, Jacuzzi Bathtub, And More…

The gold and aqua accents in this tiny home are just adorable.

Plenty of room in this tiny for a real couch — that reclines!

Here’s the view from one loft of the main living area. You’ll see the bath and master are at the back of the THOW.

This client opted for an incinerating toilet, which means no need for blackwater plumbing.

And here’s that amazing jacuzzi tub! Love the aqua subway tile.

It’s a walk-in tub making it accessible for this client.

The bedroom is right off the bathroom, and features tons of custom storage.

No climbing ladders for bedtime in this tiny house.

Here’s a view of the washer and dryer and storage stairs in the kitchen.

Oodles of counter space in this kitchen, which is something I’m looking for.

Both loft staircases feature plenty of built in storage areas.

Loft #1 with a custom desk.

Loft #2 with another custom desk and plenty of room for a guest bed.

Here’s the lovely screened-in porch area.

Wow! What a tiny house. I’d love to have coffee here every morning.

This tiny features a metal exterior for easy maintenance.

The green and copper colors continue outside.

Tell me, what do you think? Could you live here?

Highlights

  • 500-sq.-ft. total with lofts!
  • Ground-floor bedroom
  • Walk-in jacuzzi bath tub
  • An office loft with L-desk
  • Fully functional kitchen
  • Screened-in porch built-in!
  • Custom cabinets and finishes throughout
  • Real couch
  • Storage staircase
  • Custom tile-work
  • Stacking washer and dryer

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Valerie
    April 26, 2020, 7:18 am

    Love this house I am a physically disabled person the tub looks fabulous. It is a beautifully laid out home and appears to have a lot of storage.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 26, 2020, 10:18 pm

      That tub is the best! And yes I like the storage for sure.

  • D. Pedersen
    April 26, 2020, 9:23 am

    That couch needs to go. Sorry, but it does not fit the house. It clashes. The layout is good, but I would have put the wall panels verticle instead – to break all the horizontal lines. It is not a good idea to make everything horizontal due to the way our brain works.

  • Marcia
    April 26, 2020, 11:09 am

    I agree about the leather of the couch, but I have a reclining loveseat in a material that would go perfectly in there! Also, I would put the horizontal wood behind the TV vertically; it would carry your eyes up to the staircases and encompass the windows. Maybe the white in the bathroom vertically, too. To each his own, I imagine, but that is probably what I would do. Minor changes. But I am absolutely IN LOVE with the screened-in porch. YES, coffee, please! <3

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 26, 2020, 10:18 pm

      Yes I LOVED that porch. I have rarely seen anything like it. So cozy.

  • Eric
    April 26, 2020, 1:16 pm

    That’s some serious size and customization. Any idea at all what the overall cost was for this unit?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 26, 2020, 10:15 pm

      Afraid not — they didn’t disclose on the site. I’m going to guess about $100k though.

  • Maggie
    April 26, 2020, 4:58 pm

    The only thing I would change is to add a double sink OR a dishwasher.
    Love it otherwise!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 26, 2020, 10:13 pm

      Dishwasher for me 🙂

  • Theresa Perdue
    April 26, 2020, 5:24 pm

    I would change absolutely nothing. Because if I lived there then I would be them and it would be exactly what I wanted 😊.
    It’s a lovely home. Kinda hard to call it tiny😂

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 26, 2020, 10:13 pm

      Haha it sure is giant for a tiny for sure!

  • Alison
    April 26, 2020, 9:00 pm

    All the horizontal lines make me nervous. But I love the aqua tile. This is too big for my taste. I see they have an incinolet toilet. Has anyone here used one?

  • Cyn Adams
    April 27, 2020, 6:34 am

    This one peaks interest for sure & for certain. Would like to hear more about that toilet set up. Since toilet paper is scarce now, what Alt-type pot paper will it accept? A downstairs bedroom is preferred & while I shouldn’t EVER have stairs, I love the two stairways into lofts & this place is a “storage haven.” The porch is a bonus. For an ole’ gal, a walk in tub? Sign me up! So much room in the lofts. This is one big “mamma jamma” tiny house. Were I to own it, that’d be it’s name. I could see me getting lost in it… easy. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • James D.
      April 27, 2020, 5:28 pm

      Incinerating toilets actually uses more consumables as it still requires you to use toilet paper in addition to disposable liners, can improvise with wax paper, with each use. Though, anything that can burn and not give off toxic fumes can be used as alternative to regular toilet paper but you may need to clean out the ashes more often or adjust the burn time cycle… Mind, it’s basically a furnace being used to cremate the waste and has an exhaust vent with air filter you wouldn’t want to stop working…

      While a bidet is what would allow you to reduce the use of toilet paper, as it washes you…

  • Kathi Edge
    April 27, 2020, 8:54 am

    I believe this is the first 8′ wide “tiny home” that I think I could actually live with. I love the layout and the walk in tub, the teal tile (except for the fireplace surround), and the porch. The desks in the loft would not work for these old knees, but I like the storage or guest sleeping options. Bet that thing weighs a bunch and carries the price tag to go with it!

  • Marti
    April 29, 2020, 8:23 am

    How long is the trailer?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 29, 2020, 1:59 pm

      I think I saw 41 feet?

      • James D.
        April 30, 2020, 3:43 am

        42 feet… 40 foot trailer with 2 feet extension in the rear…

        • Natalie C. McKee
          April 30, 2020, 2:20 pm

          Thanks James!

  • Nichole baker
    June 19, 2020, 3:49 pm

    I just love that house. Me and my daughter would love to live there. Bedroom downstairs for me and loft for her.

  • Vee
    August 17, 2020, 9:37 pm

    Just wondering how ‘movable’ this movable roots home is, realistically. Is this something the average person could pull and if so, what would pull it? Or does the size mean you would have to put down ‘roots‘ instead? In some ways, that defeats the purpose, it would seem… I agree w/most of the comments. Nice color scheme but a bit too ‘matchy’ with all the teal tile. But the tub, layout, and porch are pretty awesome. Also, are the stairs all butcher block? Nice. I, too, am curious about the price… why be reticent to share pricing? Unless you’re overcharging, seems the work and the quality of the finishing choices would justify the cost, imo.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      August 18, 2020, 1:36 pm

      Ya it’s not really something you’d move frequently. Most people who choose tiny houses as opposed to school bus conversions or RVs aren’t using it to travel full-time. It’s typically a way to get around zoning rules. In terms of price, I’m not sure. They disclose the price on most of their other models. Maybe this build was particularly fancy so the price wouldn’t reflect it with standard finishes? That said I’m going to guess around $100k since that’s where many of their other builds fall.

  • James D.
    August 18, 2020, 3:05 am

    @Vee – They’re a custom builder and a high end one at that, the type you not only go to for a custom build but to have the home engineered for you as well… They fabricate just about everything including the trailer the home is built on all in house and they built it to extremely high standards that is basically a tank of a home. So extremely durable, strong, and long lasting…

    But that level of quality comes with a price and so their builds typically exceed $100K but as each is custom the prices will vary depending on your particular customizations…

    At 500 Sq Ft this is larger than a Park Model, which maxes out at 400 Sq Ft, and so this is more like a small home than a tiny home, and it’s very heavy. Even Park Models aren’t really meant to be moved, which is why they’re called Park Models, and so this is also really meant to be placed in one location but most tiny houses actually aren’t moved very often as the main reason they’re on wheels is to get around the restrictions that often prevent a tiny or even small home being an option, and getting around the high costs associated with traditional foundation based structures that need building permits and a long list of fees, inspections and other costs…

    So very few are actually nomadic or moved more than a few times… Doesn’t mean you can’t rent a semi-truck or moving company and tow it cross country but it’s more of a backup option and you actually have to go pretty small and keep the Tiny House below 10,000 lbs to really be practical to tow it regularly…

    It’s RV’s that are really designed to travel all the time, as they are much more light weight and will tend to be much more aerodynamic than a tiny house. The trade off is just that RV’s aren’t built for more than recreational usage and aren’t as durable, as well insulated, or as long lasting as a tiny house would be… But, if you want to be a nomadic and don’t want to spend a lot on the tow vehicle then a RV is the more ideal choice…

    • Renee C
      July 1, 2021, 12:53 pm

      James,
      You are so knowledgeable…I am asking for a reference. At 74, I now work full time but plan to purchase an RV soon to plan for living in retirement. I am thinking I will drive to friends – from Arizona to Montana to Idaho, and stay 2 weeks at each spot. I can’t afford to also have a permanent home, so the RV will be my home ( I will rent my townhouse for income ; ). Do you know if there are well insulated RVs available, or if I could do that myself? I am thinking of natural materials – wool insulation, wood counters, etc. I like to be warm, and all my children are in Colorado. I don’t want to intrude on them to go in their homes to warm up, or to do anything, really, and find campgrounds both expensive and super noisy. I am thinking either a travel trailer with a truck, but not a 5th wheel ( I want to be able to connect the RV myself ) and possibly a scooter to drive around in towns. Out of the box thoughts??

      • James D.
        July 2, 2021, 4:33 pm

        You can remodel and insulate an RV yourself, it’s a popular budget option. Just a lot of work but can be needed as most RV’s aren’t well insulated, they tend to be really 3 season rather than the claimed 4 season but there are some that have good insulation and can be used in extreme climates.

        It’s just that aside from Ice Fishing, most tend to be in the above $100K price range before you see 3″ or thicker walls, etc. that allow for good insulation… But you can winterize any RV by not having or using any water, just a little anti-freeze in the tanks to make sure, when you’re going to be in freezing conditions and just have a good furnace to keep yourself warm and use bottle water, etc.

        You can keep warm even in a tent when it’s freezing outside as long as you have a good enough heat source, which for tent camping usually means a wood stove but there’s a number of good furnace heaters as well as possible to use a combination of heaters to provide sufficient heat. It’s just a matter of how long you need to sustain that as it gets costly after awhile.

        While there’s some with around 2″ walls that may be good enough, unless you’re traveling somewhere really cold like Alaska or parts of Canada, and have winter package features, like insulated water tanks, thermal tape or similar heating elements. Some even have a hydronic system that uses a furnace to run heat throughout the structure to keep everything above freezing and in a diesel vehicle it can run off the vehicle and last as long as you have fuel in the tank.

        Something relatively new is RV’s that are starting to offer double paned windows, not as good as what residential windows can offer but it’s a noticeable difference from the normal single pane windows that most RV’s have and can significantly improve the effectiveness of the RV’s insulation and help eliminate moisture issues around the window.

        For ease of use, a Class C/B+ may be something to consider as some are just a little bigger than a van but have more room and better insulation than vans can offer. They basically take a truck cab and build out the RV living space. So it can have thicker walls, etc. While still can tow something else behind it, good ones can handle around 5000 lbs, while some have started to adopt the normally European feature of having a rear garage compartment that you can store bikes, kayaks, etc. But may still have a wet bath instead of a bathroom…

        While being a vehicle, you don’t have to ever exit it to get to the living area… Winnebago just came out with an Ekko model that may fit your needs. The FitRV has reviewed it and they now own one as their personal RV. So you can check their website and youtube channel for more info, including their ongoing upgrades to it…

        If you have the budget, there’s custom options like Advance RV, they focus mainly on custom van conversions but they also offer a ClassC/B+ option they call the Box, similar to the Winnebago Ekko but can be completely customized…

        For Travel Trailers, you can check out models from Arctic Fox by Northwood, Lance, Jayco, Bigfoot, Montana, Windjammer, Forest River, Heartland, and a few others…

        Just don’t go by any of them stating 4 seasons as that’s not always true. Check what features they actually have like rated R-Value, features like heated undersides, etc. and then check online for reviews. There’s a lot of RV’ers who post on youtube and other social media platforms for first hand experience for most models out there.

        While besides budget, consider maintenance and how hard or easy that will be for you for a particular model and how it was built. Features like Azdel is a brand of composite material, basically plastic and fiberglass, which basically means there’s no wood that can rot, de-laminate, etc. Or there’s models that are fiberglass and have a double layer that provides insulation between that will be long lasting as long as it’s not physically damaged, while Stick and Tin are usually cheaper but those are the ones that can de-laminate, etc.

        Solar packages RV’s can include are usually limited to basic need, but can keep a fridge going and power your personal devices. While Lithium batteries are starting to become a popular option to choose instead of a generator as they can provide power for hours but without the noise associated with a generator. While good setups can have a second alternator in the vehicle to help charge them while traveling and not have to rely on solar power.

        Can also check CheapRVLiving, youtube channel, he posts a lot of good information for those living a nomadic life, including links to forums and resources to make that life easier, talk with like minded people, share the best routes, camp grounds, boon docking sites, best Internet options, etc…

  • Eric
    August 18, 2020, 2:57 pm

    Thanks for all of the additional information!

  • Eric
    August 18, 2020, 11:42 pm

    I shudder to think about the mess if the seal (which you can’t see in the pictures) of the walk in Jacuzzi was to fail.

  • Mickey Varnado
    June 30, 2021, 10:16 pm

    Home sweet home. YES I could live there:)

  • July 1, 2021, 4:03 am

    I love this Tiny. Copper and teal are my jam. I was a bit surprised that the ‘tub’ didn’t have external copper fixtures. What kind a maintenance does copper need? There’s also lots of wall space for my paintings, which I don’t see often. Yes, I would put a proper chenille sofa in place of what’s there. I’m allergic to bees, wasps, mosquitos and so on, so I appreciate a screened porch. All in all, a lovely home.
    Love Lyn

  • James D.
    July 1, 2021, 1:02 pm

    So long as it’s not in contact with certain chemicals, acids, or dissimilar metals, copper can last for centuries with very little maintenance but exposure to the outdoors will cause it to patina over time and take on a greenish-blue appearance. Examples like the Statue of Liberty, which was built with copper skin, is an example of how copper can look over time.

    Some people desire the look of the patina and will even accelerate the process but if you prefer the shining appearance then removing anything that can cause oxidation and sealing the copper can help them retain their original appearance and there are treatments you can do to remove patina when it does start developing, both home remedies and commercial cleaning/polishing products to restore copper to its original appearance…

    While long lasting exterior siding and roofing may last centuries, people may want to change the appearance of the home sooner. So they can always be replaced and maintenance doesn’t become as important then…

    So it mostly comes down to how you prefer it to look…

  • Rosee
    July 10, 2021, 9:35 am

    What a fantastic idea of an incinerating toilet and a jacuzzi with a side door. Two best ideas I’ve seen in a long time.
    Definitely the sofa has to go! How about a suggestion, a built-in sofa/bed or a murphy bed?

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