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The English Cottage Tiny Home: A Big Tiny House on Wheels!

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This is a relatively huge tiny house on wheels by Alpine Tiny Homes in Vineyard, Utah.

It’s 38 feet long and 10 feet wide with a retractable porch that folds against the house for transport! It’s called the English Cottage Tiny Home.

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About the English Cottage Tiny Home

This home is 38ft long and 10ft wide.  It has a retractable porch that folds flat against the house for transport.  Bamboo flooring throughout.  It has a dutch door and a doggy door next to the entry.  The porch has railing that folds down for transport.  The owner has two small dogs that she wants to play outside, but not run wild.  This way she can still keep an eye on them.  Two pantries.  Washer/dryer combo in one of the pantry’s.  Two display lofts with storage behind the display areas.  Main level room.

Video Tour of this English Cottage THOW


Retractable Deck Demonstration Video


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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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  • g
    July 12, 2017, 10:00 am

    Very livable!

    The more I study THOWs, the more I realize I need the extra space to feel comfortable. This is obviously designed to suit the owner’s needs and reflects a lot of thought and planning.

    The bathroom is large enough to be reconfigured in a number of ways. I don’t need a soaking tub (and looking down the road, climbing in and out of that one could be awkward), but do need lots of storage for towels, linens, toiletries and STUFF.

  • July 12, 2017, 1:34 pm

    I think they used to call these “Mobile Homes” LOL

    == John ==

    • Lisa D. Lucas
      July 12, 2017, 1:42 pm

      🙂 my first thought, too. And I lived in a couple of them, so absolutely no aspersions being cast. Nice space.

      • John G
        July 12, 2017, 3:18 pm

        That’s so true.

        Honestly, in some ways a double wide makes better use of space than a lot of tiny homes.

        Maybe that would be a good article – what are the differences?

        == John ==

        • James D.
          July 14, 2017, 4:45 pm

          John G, hmm, where to start…

          A Mobile Home/Manufactured House (aka Trailer Home, House Trailer, Static Caravan, Residential Caravan, or just Trailer) is a prefabricated structure, which is built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being transported to site, either towed or on a trailer.

          Single wide homes range from as small as 600 square feet up to 1,330 square feet. The width of a single wide is 18 feet or less and the length is 90 feet or less; the most common measurements for single wide homes is 72 feet length by roughly 15 feet wide totaling 1,080 square feet. Single wide homes are shipped as one unit on one semi-trailer.

          Double wide homes start at around 1,067 square feet and go up to 2,300 square feet. Double wide homes have a width of 20 feet or more and their length is 90 feet or less. They most often measure 56 feet long by 26 feet wide with a square footage of 1,456. Double wide homes are shipped as two separate units that are later joined together seamlessly to make a completed double wide home (not to be confused with modular homes).

          Generally speaking, single wide homes are longer and more narrow and double wide homes are shorter and wider, looking more like a site built home.

          These basically sit between what would be considered Park Model RV’s vs more residential style Modular homes… They made fairly decent homes and are generally undeserving of their reputation…

          However, being 10 feet wide, this Tiny House has more in common with Park Model RV’s than Mobile Homes…

          A bit of history to explain the differences a bit more… Park Models originated from the early days of RV’ing in which people didn’t really have easy access to powerful tow vehicles and thus the larger RV trailers were often simply parked at the park or camp ground for camping or vacations…

          Fast forward a few decades and the advent of land conservation, environmentalism, etc. caused many parks and camp grounds to no longer have the option to put permanent structures built on them… So the Travel Trailer evolved into the modern Park Model RV, in which it doesn’t need to move all the time and so it can be 10-12 feet wide and they’re made to look like cabins and cottages, for which they were intended to replace, but they’re still built like RV’s… Just nicer…

          By law Park Model RV’s can only go up to 400 sq ft before having to switch to HUD building code, just like modular houses, and could then go up to 500 sq ft… But that means increasing building costs, so they stick to 400 sq ft… Generally not counting the lofts, and any non-enclosed space like a deck/patio…

          All of the above are manufactured in a factory, usually on a assembly line of workers and to predetermined designs and layouts… Just like pretty much all RV’s… But Mobile Homes were a step above and not intended for RV’ing…

          While Tiny Houses are structures that are typically custom built and usually employ the same construction methods and standards employed by residential housing construction.

          RV building code is mainly concerned with things like safety… It even exceeds residential for things like fire safety, but in every other aspect, like livability, the standards are very minimalistic… They can basically built you a tent and as long as it meets the safety standards then it qualifies under the RV building code…

          But tiny houses are typically built for people to live in full time. So they generally are made to meet or exceed residential building codes… Sometimes far exceed them for those particularly concerned about safety and making sure the final product will last…

          Titan Tiny Homes in Chicago, Illinois, for example, use steel framing and wood look siding and have stated their walls have been wind tested to be able to withstand over 200 MPH winds…

          Among other extreme examples…

          Not all Tiny Houses are built on trailers, as the name implies, they can be regular houses on foundations too… Or any other type of foundations from skids to floating platforms if you want a tiny house boat…

          But for those built on trailers, because they have to follow many of the same road legal limits and safety concerns that they have a fair bit of overlap with RV’s, even using similar equipment like leveling jacks, slide outs, etc.

          However, the key difference remains that they are custom built with the specific intent of full time living while RV’s are not…

          Though, how much of a difference varies per builder… Some build more like custom RV’s and others make them more like residential homes…

          Though, some use the RV certification to show they are safe to tow and that helps allow for options like RV loans and insurance, which helps as Tiny Houses are not yet widely legally recognized…

          And other certifications like NOAH, help indicate it meets or exceeds building codes for use as a full time dwelling…

          Also, some builders can show that they meet HUD building code as another layer of assurance of the build quality…

          All that said, not everyone can be bothered knowing the differences and so a lot of people just call anything tiny that someone lives in a Tiny House regardless of what it may actually be… So there’s an understandable amount of confusion over this…

          Especially, as we also call vehicle RV’s Motor Homes, which is similar enough to Mobile Homes to confuse people even further… But this basically covers all RV’s that can move themselves… Class B Vans and Trucks (smallest), Class C Trucks and Buses (mid range), and Class A Buses (biggest)…

          Though, some of the earliest modern Tiny Houses were actually built back in the 70’s… Typically back then someone would take a truck with a flatbed and built a house on it and then just drive it wherever they needed it… So there’s some historical overlap but typically most people are just thinking really small and someone living in it as enough to call it a Tiny House…

          Hope that clears it all up…

        • John Gwinner
          July 14, 2017, 4:56 pm

          Wow James! Thanks for that huge update!

          Still, I’m wondering what the *physical* differences are. I’ve heard RV’s (bumper pull) tend to have less insulation, Tiny homes tend to be more insulated, BUT not really built to move a lot. I’d be moving something 4x a year … so I think a Tiny Home may be totally overkill.

          What you posted, with some more specifics about how construction varies (not “more suited for” but like “uses 2×6 construction, not vibration proof” or whatever), would make a great Tiny House Talk article!

          == John ==

        • James D.
          July 15, 2017, 12:18 am

          John G, well… The site maintainers have posted articles on subjects like the question of where to park a Tiny House and the importance of owning land… So they may decide to do a article on the differences between Tiny Houses and other solutions too…

          Until then, the basics are true that RV’s tend to lack insulation… They also tend to lack mass and generally never get over engineered…

          A RV can be built with 2×2’s for example and can have no insulation to only about a inch and a half… This is especially emphasized by how the RV business model works as they want people who go to dealerships to leave the same day with a RV but not everyone owns a heavy tow vehicle so the RV’s have to be designed to be as light and easily towable as possible…

          This results in very basic framing and emphasis on lightweight materials… Typically, a new trailer RV under $65-$75 thousand will have cheap china made tires, axles barely rated for their max weight rating, and the cabinets, etc. are usually not made of good quality wood, etc.

          While construction standards of RV’s tend to remain the same no matter the price point… What changes are the amenities and features offered… Though the premium range tend to offer things like more storage, etc. but there’s no guarantee on build quality and while RVIA certifies a RV as being built to be safe to tow… There’s no actual enforcement and the industry is largely unregulated…

          RV makers also tend to buy certificates in bulk so even the relatively honest dealers may not have had every RV they built actually inspected… While dishonest dealers can just claim they did inspections but the next thing you know the doors are falling off the hinges.

          Keep in mind that RV stands for Recreational Vehicle and that’s how they are largely designed and treated… It’s not actually legal to live in a RV full time in many parts of the country…

          So they’re not intended for full time living and they mainly focus on money making features like providing TV’s, slides outs, etc.

          Things like less insulation are just one of many things that separate them… and of course they are factory made and thus the range of customizations are very limited and unless they make multiple models it’s generally one size fits all…

          While Tiny Houses, like stated before, are generally designed for full time living and employ many of the same building methods of a residential house… This means they are generally 2×4 to 2×6 framing… Some are double or even triple studded as well… along with hurricane ties and other re-enforcement…

          Constructing a well built structure that will withstand the test of time and give all the comforts you’d expect from a house means it generally has a lot of mass… Wood structures especially can be very heavy and materials like drywall, stone counter tops, etc. all add significant weight…. Not to mention looking like a house generally means it’s not aerodynamic and thus can have significant drag when being towed at high speeds…

          However, if your budget allows you can use the higher cost construction methods like steel framing, SIPs or MIPs, manufactured stone that’s lighter than the traditional materials, etc. and you can save more than a few thousand pounds in the final weight…

          Aerodynamic edges can be added to the leading side of the house…

          Fifth wheel trailers are also generally easier to tow to help deal with the weight and smart designing can get the space you need to live comfortably pretty low…

          If it’s just you and maybe one other person than a 28 foot length trailer could be enough… Only if you push the maximum size range that you have to really consider whether something that may need a heavy 1 ton truck is worth it…

          But keep in mind where you’re going to take it… Places like Nevada can go up to 135 F and places like Alaska can go to -100 F… Along with how long you need it because a RV can need regular maintenance and repairs, along with costing more to live in if you need to heat and cool it regularly…

          Repair costs for RV’s can also be pretty high… Like if the fiberglass starts to de-laminate then that’s a very costly repair… There’s generally also long wait times because there are over 9 million RV’s in the US and they require repairs often enough that the waiting list runs into the months…

          Versus a Tiny House that was built like a residential house, which means you can repair it like a regular house and can usually just go to Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, etc. and get what you need to do the repair and being custom made generally means you can know every detail of the house and if your built it yourself you will definitely know how to fix it yourself… Along with greater access to general contractors, plumbers, electricians, etc. that won’t require you to be on a waiting list…

          Though, some people buy old RV’s and renovate/convert them into Tiny Houses or a hybrid…

          Like I recall one Skoolie conversion where they basically tore off everything but the chases and bus cab and then just built a house on it, complete with gabled roof, etc.

          DIY builders especially tend to improvise… So there can be some overlap depending on what they come up with…

          And there’s some RV builders who are trying to tap into the Tiny House market either by using that marketing to label their RV’s as Tiny Houses or producing custom built RV’s that can be considered a cross between a RV and a Tiny House…

          So there can be some confusion but the real tiny houses will be the ones completely custom built and are engineered beyond what can be expected from RV’s…

        • John Gwinner
          July 17, 2017, 12:45 pm

          Thanks again James!

          Wow, very detailed answer. Thank you!

          Really interesting info.

          One nit pick: It doesn’t get to -100 in Alaska – I was raised there. Only -62 in Fairbanks, and not very often. It was very dry, so it wasn’t that bad.


          Sorry, we Alaskan’s tend to roll our eyes at misinformation. Did you know the state was going to divide itself in half and make Texas the 3rd largest state? 🙂

          Back on topic, one thing I don’t get is why more tiny homes aren’t built with slideouts – in this home, seeing what a difference the extra 2 feet makes is huge. That’s one thing I like about RV’s, with slides they are very spacious – but I hear you on the insulation.

          == John ==

    • Alex
      July 12, 2017, 5:26 pm

      Haha yeah, the difference is in the quality of construction in my opinion between what we call mobile homes and tiny homes (most would agree)

      • Lisa D. Lucas
        July 12, 2017, 5:55 pm

        Quality of materials and personal design is definitely the difference. Hopefully, the tiny movement will shed some light on the eyes of those in the mobile home business. Not everyone looking for affordable housing wants all the formaldehyde, pressed wood beams and pom-pom fringe curtain valances. My first was an ancient 8’x30′ (including trailer tongue) that had been gutted. We did tiny decades before it was fashionable. Will never forget looking out from my office to the adjacent road in time to see a double wide en route. The plastic protection over the open side that would connect to the other revealed carpet, draperies and furniture all in place… including an “early American” style rocking chair in full motion. 🙂

        • John Gwinner
          July 12, 2017, 6:57 pm

          >>including an “early American” style rocking chair in full motion<<

          That is hysterical! 🙂

  • Debbie Ludington
    July 12, 2017, 2:28 pm

    I love, love, love, the inside of this house, the beams, the lighting, the closets, closets, and more closets, but the outside reminds me of a cheap mobile home. I think if they tweek the outside some, they have a big winner!

    • James D.
      July 14, 2017, 4:50 pm

      In the video they state the owner was concerned about privacy, it’s why there’s no windows on one side of the house, for example…

      They also mention she has a art collection that she will be putting up on those walls… So looking plain may be part of the plan to keep thieves away…

      A kinda stealth Tiny House… without going overboard and making it look like a container…

      • Debbie
        July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm

        That makes some sense then, but why tell everyone on the internet there is going to be an art collection in the house if you are trying to deter thieves from the cottage, by giving it a plain look? I’m just saying.

        • James D.
          July 14, 2017, 11:36 pm

          Debbie, the owner wasn’t the one who broadcast it but rather one of the builders giving the tour before sending it off to her…

          So mistake on his part, but I rather doubt there are many who follow Tiny Houses that would target her… Besides, they never showed her stuff so as far as anyone knows it could all not be worth the effort and with no windows on one side and parked some place with neighbors means it won’t be a easy mark anyway…

          While anyone just walking by would likely just keep on walking and never imagine what may be inside…

        • Debbie L.
          July 15, 2017, 9:31 am

          Yes, the wall with no windows does leave the house looking unbalanced, therefore taking away from the outside beauty of the home, and I now understand why it was done, but, I still think other ideals for the outside could have been incorporated to add to the appearance. It looks like a mobile home.

        • James D.
          July 15, 2017, 2:38 pm

          Well Debbie, if she ever intends to sell it someday I’m sure she can always alter the exterior to give it more curb appeal…

          Nice thing about constructing something like a house is you can more easily renovate it like a house later…

          No special laminated fiber glass or other expensive exterior to work around, for example…

          Not being constrained to the normal legal width of 8′ 6″ also gives more leeway to add things to the exterior… So plenty of potential for future changes to how the house looks…

          But for now, the plain look may be what she wants it to look like for now…

      • John G
        July 14, 2017, 7:06 pm

        I don’t think she was looking to deter thieves, I’m sure the long stretch of wall was FOR the art. It has to hang somewhere, and a lot of tiny homes have to be busy with cabinets, doors, appliances, pull outs, etc. there may not have been room otherwise.

        == John ==

        • James D.
          July 14, 2017, 11:39 pm

          John G, maybe, but they specifically said in the video that she wanted no windows on that side because she will have neighbors close by that she doesn’t want to be able to see inside…

          So, at the very least it was for privacy and space for the art was a bonus or part of the reason…

  • Sharon Wegner
    July 12, 2017, 3:58 pm

    Very uninteresting and a lot of wasted space.

    • Chuck
      July 12, 2017, 4:47 pm

      I totally agree with the emphasis on “uninteresting”.

    • James D.
      July 12, 2017, 7:23 pm

      Sharon Wegner, I take it you didn’t watch the video?

      Owner hasn’t moved in yet, this is just how they’re shipping it, but there’s still more stuff that’s going to be in there once the owner moves into it… It’s all laid out the way the owner wants it for her stuff…

      In fact, pretty much nothing there now is going to stay and they just put it there to stage it… The owner will have her own couch, dressers, art collection, etc.

      Needless to say it’s going to look very different once she moves in…

  • Joe
    July 12, 2017, 4:23 pm

    I can’t get over how spacious this home looks with a ten foot width. I assume it needs a special permit to move it, but it is a VERY nice place. Love the big deck too.

    • James D.
      July 12, 2017, 7:25 pm

      Yes, but from the description I don’t think the owner plans on moving a lot in it… The lack of windows on one side is because she wanted privacy from her neighbors from where she’s going to place it…

  • Michael L
    July 12, 2017, 6:22 pm

    Very simple exterior… looks very much like a basic mobile home. The interior does seem to offer quite a bit of storage.

  • Susanne
    July 12, 2017, 9:28 pm

    Yes boring on outside but lovely on inside… Mobile homes offer more space for less money especially when purchased from someone. I know one person who bought one for 14,000… Original price 28,000. Also a teenager who bought one, it’s now his own home (19 yrs old) on a lovely piece of land but he rents the spot.
    And about quality of build-every time trees a tornado in the news you see houses and businesses destroyed.

  • Sharon Wegner
    July 12, 2017, 9:59 pm

    Apparently, I’m not the only one who was not impressed. This presentation does not inspire.
    Sorry, missed the mark on marketing the builder and the model.

  • Rosy Newlun
    July 12, 2017, 10:43 pm

    Love the bright white against the black. Lovely style, quality elements. I would have extended upper storage cabinets closer to the front edge of platform for more storage space, leaving about 12-16 inches to sit up there and fetch stored items. I would also have longer bedroom, more closets in extra space in bedroom since I spend most time in bed area for health reasons, and smaller living room space, fold down table, fold away dining chairs, small comfy couch. Love the bathroom and kitchen, fold up porch. Maybe a slide out in living room / bedroom to add space. But all in all, so very charming ♥

  • Ray
    July 12, 2017, 11:22 pm

    Yes, besides quality, if the trend continues, the line between tiny and mobile home will continue to blur. The bigger the better, it’s the American way!

  • keepyourpower
    July 13, 2017, 5:03 am

    How much?

  • Cherie T Unger
    July 13, 2017, 8:16 am

    With that openness and space the “Down the road” thought could also be applied to someone in a wheel chair that may need to accommodate special needs. And, the full tub could be replaced with a sit on shelf shower. Love the closet idea but would trade it for EZ Pocket Door System-Pocket Door Slide (Rockler Woodworking and Hardware-http://www.rockler.com/ez-pocket-door-system-pocket-door-slide) with suspended hanger dowels in wood or the new trendy painted pipes for a more industrial style/look. Any other suggestions? Cherie

  • Becki W
    July 13, 2017, 1:26 pm

    My elderly father moved into a “Little House” on our farm, this past October, so he could be closer to me for caregiving. Thankfully, our township granted special permission to allow it, we hooked up to our electric, septic and well.
    It wasn’t a Tiny House, he walked with a walker & needed a min of 34″ for doorways in & out. We ended up purchasing a 1 bedroom, 560′ manufactured home and it worked perfectly for him (14′ x 40′). It even held his kingsized bed (my dad was 6’7″ tall, only 170# but would lay kiddycorner in bed so his feet didn’t hang off). 🙂
    I won’t say there weren’t a few issues with the quality but he did upgrade to 2×6″ walls, extra insulation & a wall wrap. Overall, we had right around $40k invested for everything (site prep, home, delivery, hookups, inspections) and dad had a living room, eat in kitchen, huge bath, bedroom and room for his desk/computer. It was very inexpensive to heat to 77 degrees all winter (in MI) and right now, it’s cooled with a window a/c unit quite easily. It was the max width that could be delivered “whole” and came from Indiana with no issues.
    He passed away in May but so enjoyed his “Little House by Wolf Creek” as he called it (my maiden name was Wolf).

  • Carol Perry
    July 14, 2017, 9:43 am

    Love the fact that she has a huge deck for entertaining & that it folds up flat for traveling!! Awesome build in closets in her bedroom! I also love the fact she has all kinds of storage in her kitchen especially her pantry’s for food storage & laundry facilities! I like the size of her home it seems huge! Especially since she can have real furniture in place of the build in’s! Thank You for sharing! Enjoyed touring it!🌺🌻🌺

  • Joyce
    July 14, 2017, 5:59 pm

    I like the simplicity the owner has chosen; I hate houses that have so much glass, one has the sensation of being watched even with the blinds closed. This one has just enough windows to let in sufficient light, yet lots of wall space for art–I’m an artist, and I also like the works of others, so want to have display space–and there’s a good sense of privacy.

    This is one layout I’d like a lot, and having a bedroom on the main floor is just awesome. I’d never have a tub, though; I’d want a walk-in shower, but I do realize that some people like to sit in the water for a while (UGH!)

    Overall, this is mighty close to what I’d want to design for a tiny, and I’m sure the owner is going to enjoy her life in it. Congratulations to her on her new home!

  • Pen
    July 15, 2017, 9:20 am

    Very spacious. I will agree thought lacks character and does closely resemble a mobile home. That’s an easy fix though if one wanted.

  • Ben
    August 7, 2017, 7:27 pm

    I agree with most of the reviews here about the ‘bland’ exterior and spacious interior, but what I don’t understand is why someone is calling this an “English Cottage” lol.

  • Ellen
    August 7, 2017, 7:50 pm

    Very livable looking home! Complete with a living room area or sitting room, a place to eat. Pantries! Nice bathroom, beautiful tub. Large enough to move around in and with windows. Love windows in bathrooms for “freshening” as well as natural light. Apparently room for a linen closet. This woman was thinking! Also a downstairs bedroom with real closets and even space for brooms, mops, small vacuum cleaner etc. In other words necessities for living! It makes sense to me to NOT have quite so many windows tho I am a big fan of natural light. Artwork is nice to hang. Even those of us who are downsizing still want some of our lovelies around! It makes us happy! Also the privacy factor too. Very, very pretty! This home is this particular womans custom design and tho the dark wood against white is stunning, to me it looks like extra work. Dark floors show every spec of dirt and white walls….require extra maintenance but is great for displaying art. The extra 2 feet of width makes it less of a narrow hallway feel. I imagine it will be well worth the extra expense. I hope to be the proud owner of a tiny house one day and this home is inspirational as it looks so livable! I wish this woman loads of luck and I expect her tiny home will flourish in the beautiful Napa Valley. Truly well done!

  • Christine YahnerDivadkar
    August 7, 2017, 11:27 pm

    John Gwinner, Alex ~ how about a slide up to give lofts more head room? Just sayin’ 🤣 Most of my family members range from 5* 8″ to over 6′ 7″.

  • John Gwinner
    August 8, 2017, 12:00 am

    Christine – I think the idea isn’t to stand up in a loft, but at the most to sit half up. I’ve never been in one, I don’t know though.

    I don’t build these 🙂 but my guess is, a raise-able roof is difficult. Coleman had some ‘pop up’ trailers that the roof would rise on, but mechanisms like that are more suited for lightweight RV’s than for a tiny home.

    It could make it pretty ‘tippy’ as it would be tall and thin too – wind could be an issue.

    I’d think anything robust enough to handle wind, and the weight of a ‘real’ roof would add substantially to the cost and interior thickness (have to be room for the jacks).

    I DID see (somewhere on this web site) a tiny home that had a bed that dropped down. I think that’s a fantastic solution. I don’t really like the idea of crawling up and wiggling into a loft.

    I love the idea of slideouts, at least to make something wider. Some RV’s make pretty nice homes with slideouts. I think you’re talking about a slide-up?

    == John ==

  • Karen Blackburn
    May 8, 2018, 3:43 am

    Here a mobile home is usually only 12′ wide with a length of 20′-50′ while the very expensive double wide is 24′ by however long. We currently live in a 12′ x 38′ with 1-1/2 bedrooms, bathroom (both shower and separate bath), kitchen and living/dining area (4 adults) with part separated into another tiny bedroom. In Ireland it is commonto see these in gardens as extra space for grown up kids who can’t afford their own home or who just need to stay near their parents. Ours began life for a single (widowed)mum and daughter who inherited the family home (and these quality as tiny homes in their own right being farm labourer’s houses from 200yrs ago, 2 bed and one kitchen/living area and a bathroom added on sometime in the last 50 years) and is now rented to us. We are now hoping to buy/rent our own land where we can put a couple of these to live in (though I liked the tiny home with companion shed in another post) with a couple of sheds as both my daughter and I work from home. To have a mobile as wide as described above sounds almost like an oxymoron and something I have never seen but often read about in books. We also have parks here where mobiles are either rented/purchased as holiday homesor in some cases lived in all year round, they are also used extensively as housing for seasonal workers on farms. They are to all intents and purposes a proper tiny home on wheels, single story, 1-3 bedrooms, on their own like ours or with extensive decking like one in the next town. In parks they have their own little garden, some with sheds as well. They are certainly a common sight and there is nothing derogatory thought about a family living in one (something that is often said/thought about them in US books and TV programmes/films. Oh, we also have full hot water ,(gas), proper ovens, fridges, phones (in older ones), internet, TV etc, power points, in fact they are a tiny house on wheels with everything a bigger house would have included.

  • Brianne
    June 2, 2018, 5:39 am

    This lacks almost everything that I love about tiny houses 🙁

  • Karen Blackburn
    June 2, 2018, 6:27 am

    Debbie L. I live in a mobile home, albeit not a US one but an Irish one, and aside from size (standard 12′ wide but ours is 40′ long) it is full of windows. In fact there is no wall space to hang art work – have to place small paintings on the pelmets over the many windows – but the living area has windows on all 3 outside walls, there is a large one in the kitchen and small bedroom, a small one in the bathroom and 2 large ones in the master bedroom. Here a double wide is a here 24′ wide but the lengths vary and a luxury double wide we looked at had 3 bedrooms and a lovely fitted luxury en-suite for the huge master bedroom. Insulation is good and we have lived in ours for the last 5 years with no heating (and while we don’t live in Alaska it does frequently go down as low as freezing outside) and while it can ho down to about 40degF inside we have never had any problems. Tiny house inside reminds me a loot of my grandparents cottage in England, especially the kitchen which had almost the same layout and small amount of counter space as this one, I hasten to add that it didn’t stop Nana from feeding up to 10 at Christmas, and the living area and bathroom would fit in just as well. The bedrooms had little storage though, just a small built in cupboard in the front bedroom, but I like the layout of this a lot, plus all the extra storage space on top of all the cupboards in the house. The outside would look more cottagey if it was painted in authentic colours, bright yellow or the colour of blackcurrant/blackberry juice, it is mainly pubs that are white because they can afford to keep repainting to keep them looking pristine and not mucky. Lack of windows, very cottagey again as they were mainly only occupied at night, windows seldfom had glass in the 1300s (when my grandparents cottage was built) and you wanted to keep the heat in especially in the middle of a freezing winter. Other than the roof, would have been thatch or pan tiles (many a thatched roof became a tiled roof over the centuries) this could easily pass for a centuries old bungalow/so gle story cottage. Hope the new occupant likes her new cottage as much as my grandparents liked their centuries old one (and enjoy the lack of maintenance that comes with new).

  • Brenda Foster
    November 27, 2019, 1:54 pm

    Whoever named this “English Country Cottage,” obviously has never been to the English countryside. Aside from this Tiny House, the names given are so unlike what we get to see. Lovely as it is, it reminds me of the typical railroad, rubber stamp decorator-done production. Name is misleading and once again, a disappointment.

  • September 14, 2020, 4:53 pm

    how much is it to build one like this one. I love the openness of this one! Do you build in or near the NC mountains. Only thing i would change is the closest in the master I would but one side against the interior wall to give more room on the opposite side for more storage sq footage and maybe add another door. But otherwise i love the use of space!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 15, 2020, 1:46 pm

      Great idea!

  • Kathy Gregory
    December 26, 2021, 10:27 pm

    I’d like to know where the bedroom light fixture came from. I live in a small house that I’m updating. I saw that ceiling light fixture and fell in love. I’ve looked online but have not found it yet. Please let me know if you find out. Thanks!!

    • James D.
      December 28, 2021, 8:15 pm

      It’s a 4 Light Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Fixture Antique Copper Finish Crystal Leaves… Not sure who sells it but you can find it on eBay…

      If you have higher ceilings, there’s also a version from Edvivi, 4-Light Antique Copper Finish Vine and Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fixture, which is a bit more ornate… Believe Home Depot carries that version…

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