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The Shilling 768 Sq. Ft. ADU by Wishbone Tiny Homes


If you’re looking to downsize, but under-400 sq. ft. is just too little, consider the Shilling 768 sq. ft. ADU (accessory dwelling unit) by Wishbone Tiny Homes.

This was built for a client on land that already had a larger home on it, and includes two bedrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs — also a loft!) and two baths. Wishbone Tiny Homes is located in Asheville, North Carolina, and they offer a number of ADUs in varying sizes. If you have friends or family that could allow it, you might be able to build an ADU on their property as one option for going tinier. Enjoy!

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The Shilling 768 Sq. Ft. ADU Cottage by Wishbone Tiny Homes

Beautiful burnt orange door takes you inside.

Quaint kitchen with all the basics (even a dishwasher!)

The ladder moves to help you reach high-up cabinets.

Nice island for extra counter space and some seating.

Living room area with a comfy couch.

Separate mudroom leads into the main area of the house.

Here’s the loft bedroom for your guests.

Subway tiles in the large and spacious shower stall.

The extra square footage allows for a stackable unit. Yay!

Stairs take you down to the master bedroom/large den/office.

No wasted space with these shelves! Add whatever you need to.

Downstairs master: Big open room ready for anything!

Could serve a few purposes if you so desired.

Another bathroom means no late-night trips up and downstairs.

Clean, white and bright in here!

Downstairs bathroom has a smaller shower stall.

Need storage? Check out this amazing built-in in the second bedroom.

Those sliding doors are cool!

Now that’s one cute small home!

Here’s a look at it from the back.

Related: Woman Has Garage Converted into 550 Sq. Ft. ADU Cottage

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.
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  • Avatar Teresa Drummond
    June 19, 2017, 1:55 pm

    I am in NC and have met this guy and his Dad. Did he say what construction costs were on this home? I have thoyght of doing similar, only smaller, on my lot.
    Thx!!

  • Avatar Meg
    June 19, 2017, 3:36 pm

    Love the color of the doors, the shelving in the stairway, the sliding doors to the storage and the light colored flooring in most of the house.

  • Avatar Marcia
    June 19, 2017, 4:26 pm

    Was not too fond of the stairs going down to the Master, until I saw it was en suite and then I was converted! I do have a question about the main level bath-from the angle it looked as though the shower stall has a tub appearance??? If that is the case, I would find a place to put my clothes on the main level and then come upstairs to shower! Cute, cute, cute, but I think instead of the orange I would go with blue or some kind of purple, maybe even a muted red. I guess each owner could ask for whatever colors they choose!

    • Avatar Jennifer
      October 18, 2019, 7:31 am

      Purple💜

  • Avatar Suzanne
    June 19, 2017, 6:19 pm

    I’m not one for roughing it and climbing up and down ladders is not appealing. This little gem ticks all the boxes. It has a lovely atmosphere, pleasant surroundings and has everything you need to live comfortably. My kind of place. I’m basically a five star sort of person…hehe….

  • Avatar Eric
    June 19, 2017, 7:44 pm

    The ladder moves to help you reach high-up cabinets.

    Uhm, no it doesn’t. It helps you to reach on top of the high up cabinets.

    That aside, I feel that 6 brackets for the bookshelf (knick knack shelf) is pretty much overkill. 3 brackets would be ample… even with heavy books on the shelf.

    Interesting layout though… food for thought.

  • June 21, 2017, 12:21 am

    This is the first time I have seen a basement in a tiny home! It’s really nice! Love the fact that they have a bathroom on the same floor! This tiny home is really nice! Thanks for sharing! Really enjoyed viewing it! 🌹🌷🌹

  • Avatar Denise
    June 29, 2017, 1:27 am

    I am very much interested in the turquoise floor; what material is this and how was it installed?

  • Avatar Tom Osterdock
    November 6, 2017, 5:50 pm

    very nice job.

  • Avatar Victoria Chandler
    November 8, 2017, 5:30 am

    Love the design and the layout. I have been looking at all kinds of tiny house options, so visited the website. I’m afraid $200,000 for an ADU, even if it is 800 sq ft, is to me, very expensive. $200-350 per sq ft is more than you will pay for regular housing. It’s not a cheaper alternative, that’s for sure.

  • Avatar Andrea
    October 13, 2019, 9:53 am

    Great use of the lot! Love the ample roof overhang. Lovely interior layout! Awesome lower level. You could put a little hot plate down there too. Shelving and closet designs really add to the space. Best tiny home I’ve seen yet!

    • Avatar Marcia
      October 21, 2019, 3:10 pm

      Andrea…I would put a Keurig and a small microwave and possibly a dorm fridge downstairs too! 😀

  • Avatar twocrows
    October 13, 2019, 5:36 pm

    Yes, this is a lovely home but —
    It does seem to use an awful lot of tiny-type appliances and furniture for a house as large as it is. My house is considerably smaller [611 sq ft.] It was built in 1946 and was pretty standard for the time. It easily accommodates appliances built for the larger houses we see these days. [OK, yes, I did have to buy a counter-depth fridge in order to get it through the doorway — but that one modification was sufficient, didn’t cost any more than a standard fridge and it’s plenty large enough for my needs.] And all my furniture is built for standard housing and fits with no problems. Sure, I have fewer _pieces_ of furniture than I would in a larger home, but that’s not a problem either, for a girl on a budget.

    The one included feature that I would love to have is the open floor plan. Sadly, 1946 hadn’t discovered the concept yet and, as much as I would love to, I can’t afford to go knocking out the load-bearing wall.

    Still, there’s nother plus for my situation: an already-built house is cheaper, by far. Mine cost $45,000 [plus about $15,000 more for repairs and to bring wiring and such up to date.] There is simply no way to build new construction for that price. So, if you’re looking to go tiny-ish, may I suggest taking a look around the older neighborhoods in your town? Psst — they’re also likely to be better-built than newer homes are.

  • Avatar Linda marsh
    October 15, 2019, 3:24 pm

    Love your floor plans

  • Avatar Jennifer
    October 16, 2019, 10:08 pm

    I built a 450 sq ft house and that house has more counter space then this one. Even added a small island. Kitchen counter space is super important

    • Avatar Alex
      October 17, 2019, 2:55 pm

      Hi Jennifer, your house sounds awesome, is there any way we can see it or maybe even feature it in a post here? If so, send me the details! I’m at ALEX at TINYHOUSETALK.com 🙂

      • Avatar Jennifer
        October 18, 2019, 7:35 am

        How do I put photos of house here. .?Not very computer literate. Usually there’s a camera icon I click on and then able to put photos on.

    • Avatar Denise
      October 17, 2019, 10:28 pm

      I agree with Alex, I would love to see your tiny house. By the way this house does have a kitchen island – you can see it clearly in two of the photos.

      • Avatar Jennifer
        October 18, 2019, 7:51 am

        Hi Denise,
        So I don’t know how to put photos on here. I sent email ( hoping it’s right ) to Alex. Hopefully he can help me to get photos up. By da way if you know anyone interested in moving to Hawaii ( da Big Island ) and is looking to buy a house, mine is for sale. Brand new.
        Aloha, 🌋

        • Avatar Denise
          October 18, 2019, 8:44 am

          Hi Jennifer, this is a website that Alex directly controls so you would have to send the photos to him in an e-mail with a description and then he would put them up for you.

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