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40×10 Movable Roots Tiny House For Family Farm


Wait until you see all the glorious storage in this park model tiny house built for Theresa by Movable Roots! The 40×10 home even has a mudroom, which was important since Theresa is placing her home on the family farm where she works — she needed a spot for those muddy boots!

Everything about the house is peaceful and soothing, from the spa-like bathroom to her navy-and-white bedroom with a huge closet. The green cabinets in the kitchen (which includes a dishwasher) feel particularly calming. Would you live in this tiny house?

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40-Ft. Movable Roots Tiny House With Spa Bath, Mudroom, And Pantry Galore!

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The “Dusty Thyme” cabinet color is amazing.

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The mudroom gives a perfect spot to take off muddy boots.

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Maybe add some hooks for coats?

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Definitely no compromise on refrigerator size!

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The counter tops shine!

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Yes, that’s a dishwasher.

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View to the living room.

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A curved railing goes up to the loft.

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More storage under the bar area.

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Love the blinds on the inside of the French Doors.

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This is a fun railing design on the loft.

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Desk/bedside table built-in.

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Looking out.

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Absolutely luxurious bathroom!

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The river-rock inlays add so much character.

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Tons of vanity storage.

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And a stacked washer and dryer instead of a combo unit.

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A little linen closet.

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Sliding door to the bedroom.

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Built-in platform and side tables.

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Yay storage!

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And check out this closet.

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Wow! So much room to hang and store.

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Folded clothes or shoes can go on the shelves.

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Oh, and I forgot to show you the PANTRY!

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And there’s exterior storage, too.

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VIDEO: Park Model Tour Manwaring by Movable Roots

Description:

Our custom built Manwaring mini mansion Park Model home sits on a 40′ long Movable Roots trailer that is 10′ wide and is right at 500 sq ft of living space (counting the loft). This home was designed and built around our client’s specific needs and wants. We were able to create a calming space for her that she will be able to relax in after a long day of working on her family’s farm. The driver’s side of the Park Model Home will be facing an amazing view on the farm, so we planned for French doors that will lead out to an on-site deck that is being built by the customer. The second entrance to the home is on the passenger side which features a “mud room” space, perfect for Theresa to sit down and take those boots off after a long day. There is plenty of custom cabinetry and storage options throughout the home, from outside garage storage under the raised master to the inside storage stairs. The stunning L-shaped kitchen has more countertop space than most apartments! The Dried Thyme painted base cabinets combined with the champagne gold hardware and granite tops is one of our new favorites. The living room features an electric fireplace as well as a built in shelf nook for those photos and keepsakes. Four standard sized steps lead you to the Master Bedroom which is on the rear of the home, set up with a queen storage bed frame and custom nightstands. There is a second loft bedroom for guest which is above the kitchen. Access to the loft is just off the living room and encompasses custom storage stair case and a coffee/wine bar area requested in the design process. The goal for the bathroom was to create a “spa like” feel. We accomplished this by incorporating light blues and grays in the color scheme and installing a jetted soaking tub for those tough days on the farm. There is an incinerating toilet by EcoJohn in this home as well as standard plumbing if/when the customer has access to sewer system. Finally, for the cold days this Park Model has heated floors in the bathroom.

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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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  • Jade Williamson
    September 27, 2021, 9:30 am

    Wow this tiny home is intense.

    • Faith Adams
      September 27, 2021, 6:58 pm

      Yeah it is.

    • Cassy
      September 7, 2022, 11:08 pm

      How do I get one with this floor plan and how much does it cost?

      • James D.
        September 8, 2022, 9:38 am

        Contact the builder, link to their website is in the article and builder’s website shows the starting price for this model…

  • vee
    September 27, 2021, 7:18 pm

    It got me with the green and white decor — it got me with the large fridge, the storage under the steps and the pantry and more. It was also impressed with the architectural features in this tiny home. Very, very nice!!

    • James D.
      September 28, 2021, 12:21 am

      Yeah, they’re one of the few full custom builders. They even can fabricate their own trailer chassis to build the home on and they typically built to multiple times what code requires for extremely durable and long lasting homes. A container builder once commented that they’re one of the few that are comparable to container homes for durability and strength of construction…

      Though, based in Florida, you would probably have to specify winterizing specs if placing the home in a colder climate zone. Things like placing the hot water heater on the exterior aren’t ideal for places that can reach freezing temperatures…

      While they can build any size, most of their clients seem to be ordering very big models. So they’re typically not meant to be moved once placed somewhere… But they should be able to handle a much farther move than your typical park model size unit…

      • Eric
        January 3, 2022, 4:26 pm

        I respectively disagree… most typical park model sizes can go anywhere that this monstrosity can (no offence intended). And they can be hauled with less horsepower as well. Bigger doesn’t necessarily equate with better.

        • James D.
          January 3, 2022, 6:14 pm

          I think you’re maybe thinking of something else, US Park Model RVs are not small or easy to tow… Just the typical hitch weight, not total weight, is over 22,000 lbs (~1000 kg) and just the living space is just under 400 Sq Ft (~37 m2) but can also have additional space for decks, etc that don’t count as part of the living space, will typically be 10-12 feet, some can be up to 14 feet, wide (3-4.2m), etc… You might consider that easy if you have a Semi Truck but less than that most would not consider it to be easy towing a Park Model RV, especially over long distances…

          But if you’re actually disagreeing about US Park Model RVs, that’s fine, you never have to take my word for it, but understand I was basing my statement on the facts of how differently they’re built.

          Park Model RV aren’t intended to be moved very far from where they’re manufactured, and their trailers tend to lack many of the features that help ensure they can be towed long distances.

          Like they generally won’t have as good of a suspension system or tires, as regular travel trailers/Caravans would at similar price range that would have upgraded options as most of the cost of a Park Model goes to its interior, are generally built to minimum requirements that can effect how hard it is to tow and how far it would be safe to do so… The Park Model RV trailer tow tongue is also removable and thus relies on the strength of mounting fasteners instead of welded joints for how it’s attached to the tow vehicle… Most manufactures will only deliver them a certain distance from one of their manufacturing plants or dealerships and they’re specifically not made to handle off-road terrain as well as travel trailers/caravans and fifth wheels…

          While Movable Roots fabricates their own trailers and generally over builds them well beyond the minimum standards. A builder who does container builds (youtube channel Containing Luxury), who toured their facility, even compared their level of build quality to the amount of overkill of a container, which is about over 8 times the residential building code requirements for structural loads, etc.

          Tiny House builders can also opt to provide off-grid functionality, but a Park Model RV is only meant to be grid connected and will not function without hookups, and of course Movable Roots is one of the few that can do full custom work, which most Park Model RV manufacturers will only do standard models or limited customization’s with few exceptions…

          So it’s not just about size, and while you could tow a Park Model RV with the right tow vehicle… I would strongly suggest it wouldn’t be a good idea to do it for long distances… Not that this unit will be cost effective to move either, but it’ll at least be more assured of surviving the trip intact and not be as much risk of requiring significant repairs, etc. when done…

          Generally, how it’s built tends to matter more than what size it is but there are always trade offs and I’ll understand if you still disagree…

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 28, 2021, 6:15 am

      It’s pretty awesome!

    • Claude Pariseault
      October 27, 2021, 3:31 pm

      I fully agree, superb tiny house.

  • Pam
    September 27, 2021, 7:22 pm

    I really like this unit but would make a couple of changes. Don’t need the dishwasher, don’t need a frig that big, don’t cook on elect would want propane cooking, and I would take out the queen storage bed and put a double bed frame instead. Otherwise, it’s my dream home. Great job in your design. Oh, on the fireplace, you need to find one that has the heater on the floor. Does a much better job heating. I know, I live full time in a 5th wheel and have a fireplace like that.

    • James D.
      September 28, 2021, 12:14 am

      Well, in places like Florida, the fireplace is likely only for ambiance and never needs to be used to heat the space… They even put the tankless water heater on the exterior, for example…

      Though, another alternative to near floor venting is infrared electric heaters, for something closer to radiant heat or a gas fireplace with a glass face, if a wood fireplace insert is not an option for colder climate zones… However, pellet stoves could be an option as they can be regulated with a thermostat but provide heat like a wood stove and if you also have a grill that uses pellets then can run both with the same fuel for both summer fun and winter warmth…

  • Richard Lynn Herrington
    September 27, 2021, 7:52 pm

    Houses like this, either mobile or stationary are the future of America because this is all your average American is going to be able to afford to build or buy. Either city zoning is going to have to change to allow this type of house or expect millions of American’s to be living in rural areas on a small piece of Country property.

    • Eric
      January 3, 2022, 4:31 pm

      So true. Even in New Zealand houses are getting (got?) unaffordable. Wellington, capital city, average price of an old dunger of a house is a MILLION BUCKS!!!! Insane!

  • Marcy
    September 27, 2021, 8:04 pm

    So much to like!

  • Sue Roberson
    September 27, 2021, 8:06 pm

    Outstanding!

  • Sheila
    September 27, 2021, 10:23 pm

    The Green and white caught my eye and took the breath out of me. This tiny home is truly beautiful.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 28, 2021, 6:14 am

      Totally agree!

    • Eric
      November 27, 2021, 2:49 pm

      Me too… except in a negative way. Nothing against green, just too much of it and soooo pale. Not for me I’m afraid.

  • September 28, 2021, 3:29 am

    Just a lovely and comfortable home. So much character and charm. The design is wonderful.
    Like most other people, I always look at these homes with me in mind… where would I paint (I need to stand up), is there enough wall space for my paintings, where would I set up my computer to write my books (I need to sit with my feet touching the floor), how big is the freezer (as I cook four times a year and do a lot at the same time). I also love colour and would love navy lower cupboards and accent walls in each room.
    I might be being picky.
    Love Lyn

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 28, 2021, 6:10 am

      Not picky! Everyone has different needs for their home.

      • September 28, 2021, 9:10 pm

        Such a sweet reply, Natalie. Thank you.

  • DeAnna Haney
    September 28, 2021, 7:51 am

    I have really liked several of the larger tiny homes seen on here. But, this one takes the cake! I absolutely LOVE everything about this one.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 29, 2021, 6:19 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Kimberly Poole
    September 29, 2021, 10:46 am

    Beautiful tiny home. Such great features with a dishwasher, huge pantry, huge bathroom, & that closet with all that space. Luxury home indeed…Love it

  • Cecile Ann Chambers
    November 30, 2021, 3:43 pm

    This is just amazing in every aspect. Beautiful! I love every inch.

  • Ynotte
    November 30, 2021, 5:47 pm

    I really love the design, if moving around would a road permit be needed? How much will one cost including getting it to California? I am a nurse and travel for work and the rental price here is really bad. Please let me know. Love all your design.

  • Valerie Rowell
    November 30, 2021, 10:01 pm

    Love this. I would want the second story to be able to stand up in and possibly with a balcony to make it a master. What do these homes go for approximately? I live in California. My daughter has 2 acres and wants to put one of these homes on it. Thank you so much and your home is beautiful.

  • Diana
    December 20, 2021, 4:33 pm

    I like the space and many features are good. Love that it has storage and a bathtub and most of it. I HATE the colors. Very off putting for my tastes. Seems out of place for a tinyhome. IDK thats just me but I like things more natural and add the color to the decor.

    • Barbara
      December 27, 2021, 9:56 pm

      Yes but color can easily be changed. If your building new, I would imagine you can choose your colors. The same with the fridge – can probably elect to have a smaller one. I wonder what this one cost to build….go to their website? Thanks for showing it!

  • Nita Hiltner
    December 20, 2021, 11:31 pm

    Nice, but I would still insist on a room upstairs that I can stand in. For a while as a kid, I lived on a lake in a 8×37 ft trailer, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, only 288 sq ft for 4 women. It was not insulated in a cold winter state, so our shoes froze to the floor, our sheets to the walls in the built-in beds. But, it all made me fascinated with living in small homes.

    • James D.
      December 21, 2021, 2:44 am

      Well, the elevated bedroom is a room you can stand in. You don’t have to use the loft and keep it secondary as a guest room or just storage… While tiny houses are typically well insulated…

  • Donna Rae
    December 21, 2021, 3:53 pm

    Soooo many great features! By far…BY FAR…that kitchen is to die for! The best one I’ve seen in a tiny home EVER! Lots packed into such a tiny package, for sure! Ok, so there were a couple of changes I’d like to see. I really don’t like that step-down from the front door into the living area. I understand that things like that pipes and electricals are hidden in such places but it is just awkward both to look at and to use. I’m not a fan of the tile/stone combo in the shower but that’s cosmetic and can easily be changed when customizing you order. I’m sure some will love or not mind those two things but just thought I’d point that out as my own preference.

    • James D.
      December 21, 2021, 8:59 pm

      Well, the step is because of the wheel well. It’s the trade off for maximizing the interior height to have the wheel wells protruding into the living space and anything along that section has to work around them.

      If the floor plan can be changed to one that doesn’t require as much interior height then that can be avoided or use a layout that places the doors anywhere but where the wheel wells are located but that can make it more difficult to optimize the rest of the interior layout and may cause more issues than it solves…

      However, I do not believe those double doors are the main entrance but rather the rear. Since, only the door by the kitchen has the mudroom and built-in deploy-able steps for accessing the home.

      While the double doors have no way to access them unless there’s an addition of either stairs, which would have to work around the wheels, or, more likely, a deck… Often the double doors, sliding doors, or french doors are used as the backyard type access.

      Though, the kitchen isn’t usually a popular place to put the entrance, it allows for more privacy, frees up space to help maximize the usable living room space, in this layout it helps make use of the stair storage space that may otherwise been hard to access, and can help keep the clutter of coats, boots, etc. away from the living space. For possible reasons the owner chose this layout…

  • Tracee Pettee
    December 22, 2021, 12:10 pm

    I would buy one just like this! What is the price?

  • Ella D.
    December 27, 2021, 2:57 pm

    I want to know the price, too.

  • Barbara
    December 27, 2021, 10:43 pm

    Hi Tracee. Me too! Those of us looking for a house need that info. I know that prices vary according to the options, but a range of prices would be greatly appreciated. Is it worth pursuing or a pipe dream? I will go to the manufacturer’s website hoping to find some idea of cost. I may have to email them. Of course I do not mind, but every minute saved is valuable! As someone mentioned in the comments, many of us and more in the future will be buying “tiny” houses as the cost of real estate
    may let up a bit, but the upward trajectory always reemerges along with higher taxes, upkeep!
    Happy New Year to all!

  • Melissa Robinson
    December 28, 2021, 10:24 am

    Thankfully, Movable Roots is very conscientious of the strict Florida building codes and they adhere to them which makes it possible to be able to easily insure their tiny homes as well as get a bank loan to purchase. They are located in Melbourne so I’ve recently contacted them to discuss building a tiny home. I imagine this one cost upwards of $150,000 which is way out of my budget so I will be looking to do something smaller as well as more simplistic than this model but this one sure it a beauty though!

  • doctorjoey3
    December 30, 2021, 3:12 pm

    This is one of the nicest Tiny Houses I’ve seen ..
    I would guess it cost more than my current home in Florida (built in 2019)
    there is good news:
    I have room between mt house and shed for a Tiny Home this size ..
    Now to the store for a lottery ticket . lol

  • Kelly
    December 31, 2021, 7:48 am

    I love the tiny house but I would make a couple of changes. Love the kitchen and bath. I would add a railing going up to the loft. I would try to put in a eat in area somewhere and definitely change the color. I do not like the green. A dark gray- blue would look great. How much does this house cost?

  • Nancy M.
    December 31, 2021, 9:07 pm

    No sacrifices here! Very nice, spacious, would work extremely well for a small family.

  • Layn
    January 19, 2022, 10:29 am

    This is the best layout for a tiny house that I have ever seen. Love all the colors, and high end looking design!

  • Tammy Jones
    February 27, 2022, 6:18 pm

    What’s the price

  • Sherry
    October 25, 2022, 5:26 pm

    Only thing I dislike is the *colors*, and the shower………give me a white shower so that I can keep it clean and white….no GRAY, give me the colors of the rainbow, not dark and dreary.

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