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The Home-stead Wagon Tiny House

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The Home-stead Wagon Tiny House

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  • Brin
    December 17, 2016, 1:49 pm

    Love everything about this. Has a country/boho look and I like it up off the ground. Like the special touches. xox

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 11:04 am

      Me too! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Linda
    December 17, 2016, 2:16 pm

    How many ways can I say I just it!!! Even if you have to go outside to go “potty”.?. Only one question, how do you get to the tub?? I’m 68, and my climbing abilities have gone from great to I’ll try it tomorrow, maybe. Love the deck. I could move in now. What a great job !!! Thanks for sharing…?

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 11:04 am

      Our pleasure 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • aliceh
    December 17, 2016, 3:13 pm

    Love this! Just a few things I’d probably change for me would be an inside toilet and shower with an outside wood fired tub, regular table and a couple of chairs instead of a dinette and a daybed instead of the end bed.

  • Jan Snook
    December 17, 2016, 4:15 pm

    Love this! !!! Very cozy and warm! Love the tile work! What do you use for a frig?

    • keepyourpower
      April 10, 2017, 5:24 pm

      Yes…Where is the fridge? No left overs, I guess!

  • Janet
    December 17, 2016, 4:40 pm

    A bathtub in the kitchen? Seriously? An outhouse? Seriously?
    Not for me…….

    • Eric
      December 18, 2016, 1:52 am

      Well we wouldn’t be compatible… lol

      I LOVE the idea of a bath IN the house. Stuff this outside bathtub idea I want to stay warm. Outhouses are awesome. Smell no invade de home. Ain’t so bad doing it outside, in an outhouse. Methinks you have become a slave to luxury. Something that a huge proportion of the world’s population do not have.

      • Janet
        December 18, 2016, 2:59 pm

        Hi Eric,
        We may not be compatible, but I still like you! I don’t plan on living off the grid, so a flushing toilet is for me. I’ve spent too many years camping and using outhouses to know that I don’t want an outhouse for a permanent tiny house. About the bath being in the kitchen – I take showers. Something about friends being over and having to take a bath in the kitchen seems odd. I’m “free” but not that “free!” To each his/her own. I’ll come visit you and your outhouse and you can visit me and choose to use a flushing toilet or go outside and squat by a special tree! You’re cute.

        • Natalie
          December 19, 2016, 10:30 am

          Haha 😉 — Tiny House Talk Team

        • Alex
          January 5, 2017, 3:16 pm


      • Karen Mamalakis
        January 30, 2017, 6:32 pm

        Very adorable…I especially like the bed and the mexican tile along with all of the special cuts like the half moon on the outhouse door. However, I don’t “get” the tub in FRONT of the big window. I would much prefer an outdoor shower where I could splash!! Lol…also those claw tubs are usually very cold and take much hot HOT water just to warm it up and by the time I would put all 6″ of me in there, there would be NO warm water! The tub thing is just a personal preference….but, the window is weird even if u live in the country cuz u never know what might be lurking and I ain’t givin a reason for an intruder!

        • Karen Mamalakis
          January 30, 2017, 6:36 pm

          Whoops…I tried to edit or delete my above comment. I meant to say 6 feet NOT inches……don’t know where the brain went. Lol

        • Natalie C. McKee
          January 31, 2017, 7:35 am

          Haha I don’t like windows like that either 🙂

  • jm
    December 17, 2016, 4:43 pm

    The Donner party would have loved this.

    • Eric
      December 18, 2016, 1:53 am

      So would the Blitzen party too… ; )

  • Marsha Cowan
    December 17, 2016, 4:52 pm

    This is great! Beautiful and functional. I like the outhouse, too. Lots of great ideas in this house.

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:58 am

      Absolutely! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Scott o san
    December 17, 2016, 5:25 pm

    I appreciate the cozyness esp the bed area looks comfy. Like the outhouse too.
    Curious about the bump out at end showing a stove or something with a flue but inside shows nothing?
    What is that used for?

    • katiei
      December 17, 2016, 8:45 pm

      Hot water heater maybe.

  • Andrea
    December 17, 2016, 5:56 pm

    I would have used that space where the tub is for a proper bathroom with shower stall….other than that, LOVE it!

    • Cyndi ann
      January 5, 2017, 7:21 pm

      I agree with you Andrea, need proper toilet and give me a stand-up shower also…..walled from kitchen please! otherwise, just love the lines and layout.

  • Gigi
    December 17, 2016, 6:07 pm

    A simple home that provides shelter out of the weather. I would forgo the tub and have a walk-in shower, but that might not suit everyone. Otherwise, it’s really quite adorable.

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:52 am

      Adorable is the perfect word! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Louise
    December 17, 2016, 7:55 pm

    Really like most of this one, just has a cozy feeling, except for the tub in the kitchen area and the outhouse. But that can be refigured. No tub necessary, shower only leaving room for a toilet inside. Nice week-end get away tho . . . .

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:49 am

      Totally agree! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • katiei
    December 17, 2016, 8:51 pm

    Out house is fine if it’s in a temperate climate as is an out door shower. I would put a large pantry /w a closet and fridge where the tub is. We are borderline preppers so we need food (pasta, rice, beans and dehydrated fruits and veggies) storage.

  • Paula
    December 18, 2016, 2:59 am

    I love the look of this. How about a cover over the tub, turning it into a bench when not in use? And a solar collector for hot water, using thermo siphon to get it up into a tank. Works here for over half the year. The outhouse could be a compost privy if you have a source of sawdust. Works here…no smell, honest!
    Good job, all around.

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:46 am

      Good ideas 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Susanne
    December 18, 2016, 10:49 am

    Well bless them for keeping the build simple and inexpensive! I am one of the few who agree tub in kitchen, really?! And outhouse ok as one said if weather mild but that’s very limited (at least in states) where one could be…

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:41 am

      They added what worked for them 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Silver Gypsy
    December 18, 2016, 1:12 pm

    I can’t believe how well done this is on the inside; just wonderful!
    The outside looks so modest but the inside is a real treat. Bravo!

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:34 am

      Yes! It’s just perfect! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • June Norman
    December 18, 2016, 1:23 pm

    People are missing the point. The claw-foot tub in the kitchen just makes the whole thing. If you are going to make so many changes, just go somewhere else to look for a bigger, more standard, boring model. This is unique, cozy, sexy, and utterly adorable!

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:33 am

      🙂 I like your enthusiasm! At some point, it’s true. You just can’t fit everything into something this tiny! — Tiny House Talk Team

    December 18, 2016, 11:42 pm

    I love the bowed ceiling.. It reminds me of like a train car, or trolley, or maybe a some vardos… Well any way I like it…

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:23 am

      Yes it’s nice! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Sarah
    January 2, 2017, 1:50 am

    Oh boy I love this. Love the curved ceiling, the bed is just perfect. I actually like the bathtub in the kitchen, why not? It’s different but I’ll bet it’s warm! One thing I wonder is how is enough water produced to make a hot bath?

    • Natalie
      January 2, 2017, 9:13 am

      That’s a good question! I love a hot bath. — Tiny House Talk Team

    • N.D.
      January 4, 2017, 12:28 am

      It does have a hand held shower attachement. I am house-sitting a big old house at the moment that has this set up in the bathroom. For me, I would use the shower most of the time (I’m not particularly a bath person) and the tub to soak on the rare occassions I am abit achey, and you are hooked up to a good water supply, and the tub would double as my laundry. I have lived before for months on end without a washing machine of any type and hand washing in a bathtub becomes an easy routine to get into, no different to washing dishes each day.

      Not everyones cup of tea but you never run out of clothes if you wash every day.

  • Penny
    January 2, 2017, 11:37 am

    I love these articles and photos. I may not like the whole package but there is usually some idea that I can stash away for when I build my own wee house. There are many people who are better at thinking outside the box than I and I appreciate that ability. By the time I’m ready to build (hopefully next year), I will have most of the details filed away and it will be easy peasy!

    • Natalie
      January 3, 2017, 9:51 am

      So glad you can glean from these posts Penny 🙂 That is our hope! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Winston
    January 2, 2017, 2:10 pm

    I was raised on a farm that had no indoor plumbing, we had an outhouse and a bath house. This little home would be more than adequate for myself. My wife, on the other hand, was raised in a well to do family and was afforded all the comforts. She loved the little home, until she saw the outhouse. Love it.

    • Natalie
      January 3, 2017, 9:45 am

      I’m glad you love it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Susan
    January 2, 2017, 5:58 pm

    Love! Perfect! Everything I need, including, not having to crawl in and out of bed. Could give up tub for shower and a little more space, though. Is the toilet “composting”, as it’s right outside the door?

    • Natalie
      January 3, 2017, 9:31 am

      Might be! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • N.D.
    January 4, 2017, 12:19 am

    I have been trying to squeeze a clawfoot/ladybath into my tiny design (I am not sure why I want one but I realy realy want one) and have just about given up but hey just stick it in the kitchen!

    I love this wagon it is too cute for words.

  • January 5, 2017, 6:19 am

    I LoVE everything about this!!! esp. the bathtub in the kitchen area! A private chef can cook me a meal any day while I relax in a dream of bubbles overflowing (should definitely be a drain under the tub as well for those over the top baths) overflowing from my champagne glass as well ;).

    This is so Well Done! Super♥♥♥

    -maybe a sit down toilet rather than a bench with a hinged pooper top. Those bench toilets can get a bit confusing if ya know whateyemean (each time yer sittn’on a reg. bench, it might bring on that ‘movement’ feeling/moment) Maybe turn the pooper into a cedar sauna and make an extra outhouse with a real porcelain sit’n’poop’n’flush into the hole toilet (it’s still compost-worthy into a much larger dugout, but don’t tell anyone, cuz i donut b’leive it’s totally legal, but good ’nuffer me). I’d also add a nice hose with a spray nozzle for quick cleanup and as a shower for cuz’n Benny. I’d hook up the nozzle and hose on the side wall outside just by the door for him.

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:44 am

      There are some ideas! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Valerie
    January 5, 2017, 4:47 pm

    What a darling little home! I could live there.

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:39 am

      Me too! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Erik
    January 5, 2017, 4:57 pm

    I understand the architectural implications of putting the tub next to the kitchen sink because the plumbing is in proximity, however, I don’t know why you would want to bathe next to a spot that you prepare your meals.

    • Louise
      January 5, 2017, 5:47 pm

      Why not hang an attractive shower curtain to divide the space some what and be a little private . . . .

  • dulci
    January 5, 2017, 5:55 pm

    How about a shelf over the tub covered by a futon mattress with cutout foam pillow to hid the plumbing. Window seat extra bed area. Switch it around with the bed area and have room for something else…little table chair desk area

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:38 am

      Fun! Way to be creative 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Paul Larsen
    January 5, 2017, 6:19 pm

    Great design! I love the simplicity. Bathtub in the kitchen?? Awesome!! Its great and you can keep all the plumbing and drain stuff in one area. Only thing I would change if it was mine , would be in the bedroom semi loft, I would lower the floor . less storage underneath but more headroom. Those of us slightly over 60 need to make the nightly express runs to the biffy, and that would make it easier. Other than that , one of the best I have seen here.

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:37 am

      That’s a fun change idea! 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Peter
    January 5, 2017, 7:18 pm

    Years ago in small apartments of the big cities, bathtubs in the main room/kitchen were not uncommon. This worked well with centralized plumbing and hot water. There was a cover over the tub and you used the tub as a table for dining/cooking/work etc…
    Thinking of doing something similar in my own plan (not on wheels).

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:34 am

      That’s a fun fact! Thanks for sharing. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Allaw
    January 5, 2017, 7:19 pm

    I love it! I have that same ceiling in my place and it makes me happy to look at it. I just bought a 4′ claw foot tub off of Craigslist for my newest tiny build. I didn’t even know they made them that small! Research said the small ones often came from the servants’ quarters of big mansions. My bathroom is just over 4′ wide, so the tub is not going in the kitchen! But if you want a tub, put it where you want it! That’s the great thing about designing your own place – nobody to answer to!

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:34 am

      So true! And that sounds just too cute 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Cecelle Ebsworth
    January 5, 2017, 8:30 pm

    Just love it! Guess one could even have a ‘flap cover’ over the bathtub for extra workspace or seating if needed. Love the idea.

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:30 am

      That’s a super good idea Cecelle! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • jm
    January 5, 2017, 10:21 pm

    Kramer use to do his dishes in the shower. A two-fer…

  • Kay
    January 6, 2017, 7:37 am

    Bathtub in the kitchen….a good excuse to keep it spotlessly clean!

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:23 am

      Isn’t that the truth! — Tiny House Talk Team

    January 6, 2017, 8:39 am

    Best Sheppard’s hut I have ever seen…!

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:13 am

      I totally agree! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Sophia
    January 31, 2017, 3:16 pm

    I love this! As a starving artist, I used to live in a tenement in NYC’s Chinatown, The tub was in the kitchen in all of the apartments. It never bothered me and was actually rather convenient when I had an overflow of dishes to wash! 🙂

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 1, 2017, 9:03 am

      Thanks for sharing, Sophia! 🙂

  • charlotte
    February 7, 2017, 8:30 pm

    I absolutely love this!!! I am a Brit currently living in a dry cabin on the outskirts of Fairbanks. It is make of rough minimally prepared wood that you wouldn’t want to rub against inside….splinters! It makes me feel very close to the outside environment. So this tiny house is just up my street in terms of the materials used, the wood, the tiles in the walls, etc. I might want a tiny bit more space….maybe an amount on the ground floor that would be freed up by having a loft area. Other than that, this humble abode speaks to me loud and clear. These pictures will go into my Tiny House file for when I have enough money to build my own….hopefully still in Alaska. Thank you so much for pinning this.!!!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 8, 2017, 6:38 am

      You are so welcome, Charlotte 🙂

  • Julie Brown
    February 10, 2017, 8:04 pm

    O WOW. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful.

  • Melanie
    February 22, 2017, 8:30 pm

    I love this floor plan minus the tub its simple I could travel around and if I want to settle down I could with adding some of the other stuff I LOVE IT

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 23, 2017, 6:23 am

      It’s pretty awesome! It’s my kind of aesthetic!

  • Lola
    March 1, 2017, 9:29 am

    Love the design of this home. But as others have said I would want an indoor fully equipped bathroom. Not going to go outside to potty.

  • kat
    March 17, 2017, 1:59 am

    !! i have that tub! ! First tiny w real tub.
    oh my ideas are formulating

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 20, 2017, 10:51 am

      It looks like an amazing tub!

  • Louise Durcan-Marsh
    March 22, 2017, 7:52 pm

    What an adorable little place, I love it!! I think I’d want a potty inside but otherwise, its got everything!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 23, 2017, 9:14 am

      Me too 🙂

  • Catherine
    April 3, 2017, 9:05 am

    I don’t know how I managed to miss this. It’s fabulous. It’s a real home for real people. Even I’d be tempted.

    Everyone has something they want changed and for me it’d have to be the bathtub. As long as there’s an outhouse, why not a tubhouse as well? A tubhouse with a view would hit the spot and just think of all that extra space to do something with.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 4, 2017, 5:33 am

      I love the term “tubhouse” haha 🙂

  • martine wallez
    April 4, 2017, 10:18 am

    Hola. J love this one . Without the bath, it s too! Can you build in portugal south? J have a project… J m french. Thank you. Martine

  • Dawn
    April 10, 2017, 1:50 pm

    for all of the haters of the window next to the tub,there is that little thing called curtains.I love the window.And if I have company I will be spending time with them,not taking a bath,so no problem for me.I dont like the idea of having to go outside to potty,so would have to change that.I love the look,very cozy,and I’m sure it works fine for the owners

    • Alex
      April 10, 2017, 1:56 pm

      Good points Dawn!

  • Glenda J Schaefer
    April 10, 2017, 5:47 pm

    What an amazingly sweet space!! I love everything about it, all the pretty tile work, the touch of white to brighten it up some and the outdoor potty is great as there will be no odor inside. One problem I have had with most tiny houses was no bath tub… this one has hit it out of the park! I am 62 and believe it would be much easier to get in and out of this tub with the high sides. I absolutely LOVE this!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 11, 2017, 7:18 am

      Yay! I’m so glad you like it Glenda 🙂

  • Angela
    April 11, 2017, 12:38 pm

    Where’s the refrigerator? Love the living area, and the bed… not so much the kitchen…it’s cute, but that big ol’ bathtub in there!!!??? I’m spoiled. I would need an indoor bathroom hooked up to sewer or septic, fridge and a washer dryer combo. It is beautiful, though.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2017, 7:48 am

      I do enjoy indoor plumbing 🙂

  • Randolf
    May 2, 2017, 4:52 pm

    Excellent outhouse! so you never stink up the place 🙂 and with a bath in the kitchen you could’ve skipped the sink alltogether!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 3, 2017, 10:20 am

      Haha! That’s one way to think about it.

  • GJ Shawcroft
    September 1, 2019, 11:01 pm

    Are you guys still doing this, today? I could use some help!

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