The Purple Heritage is one of British-Columbia-based Summit Tiny Homes‘ classic models (The Heritage) with a fun purple exterior (per the client’s request).
On the inside the home has a loft bedroom, relaxing living room with a bay window bump out, and a lovely galley kitchen with cloud-shaped cabinet pulls!
While this one was designed specifically for a client, you can get your own 24-foot-long Heritage starting at $89,999 CND / $69,999 USD, and they offer financing. Contact Summit Tiny Homes for more details.
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Classic Design Gone Purple! The Purple Heritage
The white shiplap walls make this home feel so bright and airy.
The steps come with two safety railings! And I see a washer/dryer combo tucked underneath them.
I love the large window over the sink, but check out those cloud cabinet pulls!
Cute back splash behind the farmhouse sink as well.
The range hood sits over the counter, meaning the client can add an induction-style cooktop or something similar for cooking.
The bay window bump out makes the space feel so much larger, and acts as a great place for knickknacks!
Up in the loft bedroom, which again feels spacious due to the white walls and windows.
And oh this bathroom! The tile in the shower is absolutely stunning. What do you think?
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LOVE, LOVE LOVE the bathroom sink and faucet! There seems to be a possibility of the sofa being a pull-out for overnighters! And although that shade of purple is NOT my favorite, I can see a darker shade. So cute!
Yes a pull-out is a great idea!
I also prefer darker purple but it’s still a nice shade of purple. Maybe add darker purple on trim. Have to look at photo again. Assuming there’s trim around windows.
I like it! But did someone forget the oven or stovetop??I don’t see anyway to cook?
These days ways to cook don’t need to be visible.. Many options from cookware that can be stored away until needed to cookware that can be embedded or hidden in the counter top or hidden in furniture, islands, etc. Along with alternative methods of cooking like pressure cookers, instant pots, de-hydrators, etc.
Note, there is a designated cooking area with the vent range hood to the left of the sink…
Yes exactly. There’s likely an induction cooktop that can be placed on the counter when needed.
I also was wondering r about stove
I think in this case the owner likely has an induction cooktop that can be pulled out when needed.
I’m the owner of this tiny house and I have both a countertop convection oven and induction burner for the kitchen.
Well I didn’t see the toilet. For 70,000.00 I would except a stove. Starting price is 70,000.00! Going Tiny was to not be in debt. This has gotten out of hand.
Boy do surely agree about yr comment greed can about loud and clear
@Maryam El-Sherif – Actually a lot have all of those. Storage is just very diverse and can be provided in many different ways. Options like wardrobes, etc. don’t have to be built in, or they can be hidden parts of the home, like built into the stairs, under the bed, etc. or in different forms that you may just may not be used to thinking of as storage options.
Like the kitchens, storage can also range in size from very minimum to walk in closets, depending on how much of the home the owner prioritizes for that use.
While some people just prefer to not permanently set everything until they’ve lived in it awhile and figured what layout actually works best for them or they either prefer to DIY the storage or hired a someone else to finalize the interior at a later date. So a lot of homes can be just works in progress when first shown… Or it may actually be a short term use home, for use as an AirBNB, for example, and thus can be very basic as it will mostly just have people staying just a day or two or maybe just one night, and thus not comparable to the full time use homes…
You can check out Erin Adams: Living the Dream in a a Tiny House! on youtube, for an example of someone who put a sizeable priority on storage…
@Maria and Sherry – Not greed, everything just has a cost to provide and it depends what you want…
Quality, craftsmanship, have a home that will last a lifetime, have a home that will be durable and not need constant maintenance, have a home that will keep you comfortable in even extreme climates and weather conditions, having a home that can easily be insured, etc. all have a cost to provide and there are always trade offs…
Anything custom built will especially have a higher cost and must never be confused with the cost of a more cheaply made mass produced product.
Examples like an RV can be far cheaper, especially as most are mass produced and typically depreciate rapidly, but it’s not remotely built like a house, will need regular maintenance, and will be more difficult to live in if you need to keep it in one place and deal with extreme climates and weather.
Even something as nice as a Airstream typically only requires around 200 work hours to build, most RV’s will require quite a bit less… Compared to the typical tiny house that requires over 800 to over 1000 work hours and will use significantly more material than a lightly built RV… So serves as a reality check of what you’re actually paying for as something like an Airstream can cost more than a Tiny House. While the cheaper RV’s will typically be made of cheaper materials like rubber roofs, have much more minimal framing, little to no insulation, etc. but may have higher end appliances…
While to give an idea between mass produced and custom… A mass produced product like furniture from Ikea, will cost less to purchase than just the materials will cost for a custom furniture maker to make the same type of furniture before adding the cost of their labor, but the custom furniture will be made of real wood, etc. have a level of craftsmanship the mass produced product won’t, and can last for generations if properly cared for while the mass produced product is mostly disposable and won’t be expect to last nearly as long…
Yes, a custom built home can be very expensive but you’re paying for a lot more than just a mere and basic home when you go custom and it’s simply not the cheap way to get it done but people may choose to go that route because it gives them far more control over what they get out of it and can cater to needs unique to them that a generic product may not, or sometimes could not, address…
Understand, this is from a custom builder… It was built specifically for someone to meet their specific needs and part of that cost includes the option of having one custom built for your needs, which means it covers a range of options. Some choices will increase the cost but some may lower it but everything about it can be completely changed from one client to the next…
There are cheaper builders, some a lot cheaper, but they will start to be less custom to only providing choices from existing models and/ore reduces the cost in other ways like making it a more simple and basic structure…
Plus people can always opt to DIY and not pay someone to do it for them, but that comes with different trade offs and reasons why not everyone can opt to go that route…
Again, everything has trade offs, and the costs will be closely tied to the choices made for what you want to end up with and how you choose to get it done… People just have to understand what impact their choices will have on costs and understand that different choices will result in different costs…
It’s just not always easy to understand what the costs are for, like there can be a big difference in cost by just the choice of windows from a few hundred up to thousands each, going from basic single pane on up to multiple features custom double to triple pane windows. Among other ways your choices can significantly effect the costs but those are the types of things that have to be understood to judge whether something is priced right or not for what it is actually providing…
Thanks James, as always, wonderfully put.
I’m building a tiny home and using quality products, insulation etc… the biggest expense is the wire for the electrical and the trailer itself. Its a 10’ x 28’ with loft. Without getting too specific, I’m about $15,000.00 into it and almost done. Just need my larger appliances, refrigerator, and washer and a compost toilet. Once I’m in place with land (11 acres) solar set up the above items, all together I will have spent under $70,000.00 US. So land and tiny home and debt free for $70,000.00. Yeah, tiny homes are way over priced for what you are getting. Especially when you could purchase a 4 bedroom mobile home for the same prices, or even brick and mortar homes.
@Katherine Bresnahan – Respectfully, no, that’s just you doing a DIY, which is great and the way to go for those who can do it but that’s very different from purchasing it from a commercial builder who has a lot more costs than you do.
Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons people in the trades are so often disrespected, taken for granted, and even sometimes vilified because too many people simply don’t understand what the price is actually for and thus fail to account for things like when you pay for a job that involves craftsmanship, especially handcrafted, you’re not only paying for the material used, but also the builder’s:
Time to go punctuality
Safety and security
Payment of tax obligations
Along with other costs a commercial builders has to handle just to run a business that can’t be written off like your own sweat equity.
However, a commercial builder isn’t limited by the same resources you are, can get it done faster, can provide at least limited warranty instead of making you entirely liable, can provide things like certification you may not be able to get with a DIY, gives you access to up to high levels of craftsmanship and customization that can avoid you taking years to decades to develop the same level of skills, especially, for those who can’t DIY and can grant those people far more options than they otherwise could have…
While what can be purchased ranges for everything. So it matters to make equivalent comparison like getting something old and used for a lower price isn’t equivalent to getting something new as that changes what you’re actually paying for and what other costs it may involve, among other differences being overlooked in what you can get for the price comparisons.
Mobile home prices for new ones range from $40,000 to $250,000. For used mobile homes, the prices range from $10000 to $50,000.
Along with differences in the types of home in what they can actually provide the owner like the ability to be nomadic or support lifestyles, or special needs, other types of homes are simply not built to handle.
The regular real estate market is even more complicated because property prices aren’t dependent on the actual cost to provide a property but the present market value of that property under the influence of the local economy, population density, etc. Like presently, most of the country is still seeing very high price increases, with some properties going for triple or more what they did even just a few years ago. Though, there are always exceptions, there’s also reasons for those exceptions like being in a more remote area, not having access to sought after resources or having what is desired to be nearby, access to jobs, etc. which often won’t make those options for everyone to even consider.
While the actual cost to build any home varies as well, even in the regular real estate market as when the home is built new and is going to be owned by the person who is developing the property then all those one time costs do effect the actual costs and that’s when costs can run well into the hundreds of thousands and even into the millions, for a reality check on making an apples to apples comparison to how some of these high end homes will actually cost if you buy an equivalent product in the traditional housing market.
To be clear, examples like this home in this article are not an example of all tiny homes, it’s actually a high end home and so just wouldn’t be priced the same as tiny homes that can range for as little as around $20,000.
There’s just a lot of diversity in the market and other factors to consider like you’re just not going to get something new, well built, with high levels of craftsmanship, etc. for just the cost of materials in the commercial market because all that gets you is a pile of materials and as a DIY’er you’re just not accounting for what it costs you personally to do all that building because you don’t need to be compensated as you’re getting the home and not giving it away but other people aren’t just there to do work for other people without compensation, so they deserve to be compensated for what it actually costs them and not just the cost of materials, least of all the time they sacrifice to do the job instead of living their life and especially when they are tasked going above and beyond what a basic home requires. Doing something like a custom build is providing a service and not just doing a job.
So, there’s just more to it and it helps no one to confuse what the costs are actually for and what is and isn’t fair when that changes depending on the actual details of the home, situation it is being applied to, how much is and isn’t put into it, how it’s done, and ultimately what the owner intends to get out of it for what they do or don’t value, which can be very different for different people.
Again, it’s great that you DIY’ed and kept your costs low. It’s a great way to get it done for very little but it doesn’t mean other ways are invalid or over priced for what they are providing because many of them are just different or are providing more and aren’t all dealing with the same costs…
Maria, I purchased a 33ft Copper Canyon (Keystone) Travel Trailer for $8,500… It has more storage with full appliances, more storage, and 2 slide-outs! In perfect condition… People ask me if I want to go camping with my little 20ft travel trailer – I am permanently camping anyhow! Hahaha… But seriously, this tiny home is the cleanest, brightest, and most personable tiny home I have seen in awhile… Love the stairs and storage under them… I understand minimizing personal items, but WHY does anyone never have a closet or shelving or drawers to store things? This is why I went to a very nice travel trailer…
As a FL State CGC, I regularly deal with customer objections. The most decisive is “price objection”. There are several scenarios I share with potential clients, while addressing the top three decisions anyone makes when purchasing anything concerning 1) Price, 2) Service, and 3) Quality of product and workmanship.
I think the most common scenario is making a decision to buy an automobile. And this is a major expense most Americans have made many times and so are quite familiar with – they should know the industry by now. What is a practical decision for one person may not apply to another person making the same mid size care purchase. For example:
1) Person A may decide to by a Chevy Malibu
2) Person B may decide to by a Toyota Camry
3) Person B may decide to by a Lexus 350.
All three will give each driver similar driving performance, fuel range, and somewhat equivalent comfort, but especially ownership: 3 to 10 years.
Person A doesn’t mind a seat that may feel less comfortable than the Camry and indeed is saving $1,000s on the initial purchase. The down side is the depreciation is greater on this vehicle than the Camry.
Person B doesn’t mind paying a little more for the reputation and resale value of his Camry.
And Person C likes the Camry but prefers the Lexus because it has a “status” associated with it and the dealer service is off the charts. Person C can get a simple oil change and be given a new loaner to tool around in for a couple of hours or all day while his vehicle is having its oil and filter changed.
Different strokes for different folks!
Some people may like to get a new car for 1960’s pricing of around $1,500. But let’s be realistic! Very few people Americans would find a Yugo or a low end Citroen as practical transportation! Our options in life are unlimited and the decisions we make today will definitely be different in years to come – we all adjust our thinking depending on our age, employment, health, and wisdom.
This was so beautifully put, Cliff!
This is a really nice house. I like the clean lines and brightness. I love the bay window and the cloud pulls.
I really like this house. The exterior colour is great but all that white would leave me screaming in a corner. I’m a colour person. The only thing I would have to change is the lack of a stove. As a chef my kitchen is the center of my home, along with my outdoor kitchen for my Southern BBQ , grill and smoke house. I enjoy and learn from this page all the time. Thankyou for sharing it with us.
In this size home, it depends what you are willing to give up as the trade off. There is a spot to cook, you can see the vent hood under the mini-split, but it leaves the countertop open when not cooking that gives you more countertop space for prep, etc. that you will lose if you dedicate it to a stove or cooktop. Along with all the storage space below that area… Versus just using plug-in appliances you can put away when you’re done.
Alternatively, you can take space away from the living room and add that to the kitchen… or you can make different choices for how the stair storage is used, like it could be a place to put a wall oven, for example… Each choice will just have a trade off but a custom builder will be able to make those changes for you…
The purple isn’t my cup of tea but I know someone who would go bonkers for it! We each have our preferences and can paint a tiny house any color we want. This one certainly would stand out! Did anyone else look at that garden window behind the couch and think it would be a good place for a fold-up counter that could be used as a desk or pleasant place to eat a meal…coffee and the newspaper, perhaps? Or do your artwork? The possibilities are fabulous! Just move the couch to one of the adjacent walls and pull up a comfy tall chair and start enjoying the view! I think I could spend some time there, for sure! They chose a very pleasant shade of blue but I’d rather have it be a shade of green. Blue is a bit chilly for me. It’s a nice kitchen and there are portable induction cook tops with good ratings at a fairly good price, too, to slip under that exhaust fan. The bathroom sink is very cute but I don’t see why a tiny house would have to have such a tiny sink with a faucet that would allow you to wash your hands without touching the sides of the sink. A larger sink could be used for more than just washing your hands, too. Again, personal preference and eye to have something that is multi-purpose. I wouldn’t want one with stairs and a loft which would open up possibilities for arranging the kitchen a bit differently which might allow for a slightly larger bathroom. Add some length to accommodate a first floor bedroom and it would be perfect! Everyone has their own ideas on how they would change something and it’s interesting to read them all. Imagination is a wonderful thing!
Why do almost every new tiny house have to have top of the line appliances? The whole idea of a tiny house was to save MONEY. I don’t get it. What is wrong with Kenmore appliances or any other cheaper products?
Every new one? No, just the high end ones tend to have high end appliances. Plenty of lower cost tiny homes are done with lower cost appliances. They just don’t seem to make as much of an impression as the higher end ones. To the point many seem to think there’s no lower end ones at all.
Despite posting examples like Incredible Tiny Homes, Simply Further Tiny Homes, and a number of others who focus more on lower cost options. Along with the DIY’ers, some who even comment regularly here and have had their builds showcased on this site numerous times.
While some are just staged, not all homes are delivered with appliances. So the builder may stage it for photos before delivering it to the owner, who will then install all the appliances they will actually use. Also, some may not have appliances because they leave that up to the customer to provide themselves because sometimes the customer just wants something that’s easier for them to get than the builder.
There’s also people who were just lucky enough to score incredible deals on their appliances or even luckier to manage to acquire them for free, as well as people who reclaim and fix appliances to like new.
So there’s actually a lot of diversity out there, but it’s not all noticed…