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Tiniest THOW with a Main Floor Bedroom?


This is the Alpine Tiny House on Wheels by the Tiny House Building Company. It’s amazing because it’s a 13-foot tiny house on wheels with a main floor bedroom.

It also has an additional loft that can be used for storage or extra sleeping space. There’s also a private bathroom with a toilet and shower and a kitchenette with a sink, a miniature refrigerator, cooktop, and a coffee maker.

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13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Loft

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

Images © Tiny House Building Company

Now, THIS Is A TINY House…😊

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

It Even Has A Fully Functioning KITCHEN.

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

With A CoffeeMaker, Air Circulator, Sink, Refrigerator, and Some Storage…

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

Panning Towards The Other Side of the House…

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

You Can See The Bathroom w/ Shower AND The Main Floor BEDROOM…

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

And There’s Even Additional Space In The Loft… Can Be Used As Storage, Additional Sleeping, Or As A Lounge Space

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

Here’s A Better Look At The Bathroom (It Has Its Own Window Too)

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

And The Main Floor Bedroom – Also With Its Own Window.

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

The Upstairs Loft Area…

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

View From the Loft (You Can See the Window AC Unit From Here)

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

Overview of the Kitchen Area…

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

A Tiny House That Packs Plenty Of Punch…😀

13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

Images © Tiny House Building Company

Video Tour of this 13-Foot Tiny House with a Main Floor Bedroom

THE ALPINE
• 13’ long x 8.5’ wide
• Main-level sleeping plus sleeping/storage loft
• Full kitchen: induction cooktop, sink & refrigerator
• Electric heating & cooling
• 32” x 32” shower
• Dry-flush toilet

Learn more: https://www.tinyhousebuildingcompany.com/alpine

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  • Avatar Sparrow
    December 18, 2018, 11:01 am

    Okay, seriously: who the heck could live full-time in this? Way TOO small! I’d go nuts! And you can bet that every time its resident did a #2 the whole place would reek! This is taking tiny too far!

    • Avatar James D.
      December 19, 2018, 12:43 am

      Think you’re experiencing culture shock… Tiny houses can actually go to half this size and there are people living in even smaller spaces than tiny houses provide all over the world…

    • Avatar Marsha Cowan
      January 27, 2019, 1:03 pm

      Well, I have lived full time in a 9′ X 5 1/2′ tiny house for a year and a half now, so why not something a lot bigger?

      • Avatar Fred
        October 16, 2019, 2:15 pm

        Marsha,

        Why did you move out?

        • Avatar Marsha Cowan
          October 17, 2019, 10:17 pm

          Hello Fred, I didn’t move out? I am still living in it, and it has been almost 2 1/2 years now. I love it and the freedom it brings to do other things. I was just saying that compared to my current tiny house, her 13′ x 8 1/2′ tiny house was a lot bigger. I love her house. It is so organized and cozy. I could be very comfortable forever there. How about you? My current house is not the tiniest one that I have built and lived in.

    • Avatar Carol Winick
      August 3, 2019, 1:20 pm

      My husband and I LOVED living in our Ranger pick up truck camper for over seven months traveling from USA coast to coast!
      Length 8.5 ft, Height 5.5 ft, and 6 ft Wide.
      When someone did a #2 it did Not make the place reek, it was a composting toliet with additives that make it smell good.

    • Avatar Jerry Dycus
      November 3, 2019, 7:07 pm

      While it may seem hard many people only sleep in their homes, why waste money?
      As someone who has lived on boats you quickly find out what you need and this house has it all. All you need is a place to sit, sleep which can be the same place, closet, a toilet/ shower and kitchen and this has all those.
      In fact too many beds but not enough sitting area. Th bed, bath is good in a larger one but here , no good space to sit, have people eat so why put the bed in a separate room? Better to make it into twin couch beds and have a place to sit studio style with the bath, kitchen in the other 5’x8′. Good sitting for 6-8 and a 7’x 7′ bed if wanted.

    • Avatar Larry B.
      November 7, 2019, 4:06 am

      I can’t remember if it was posted on here or not but there was a couple that lived full time in a Sprinter van they converted, it had a toilet AND a shower, office and a bed and a kitchen with refrigerator. It’s all in how you look at life. 1000’s of people live in converted vans each day, not because they have to but because they want to see the world. There are 100’s of BLM places on the west coast alone that are FREE to stay.

    • Avatar JuDee Janowitz
      December 19, 2019, 8:00 pm

      Oh gosh I could. I have for short periods of time. How much of your time is actually spent in your home? Me very little. Especially when I am on the road. I am out exploring and my trailer is great place to sleep. As for the smell when one goes number 2. I always use the camp site facilities if they have them. If not the product Poopouri is amazing! Seriously I buy it for everybody I know. You spray a tiny bit in the toilet BEFORE you go and no smell! NONE! ZERO! Oh and I do t work for the product or am in anyway associated with it. Just impressed it does the job it claims to.

      • Avatar Eric
        December 22, 2019, 4:19 pm

        Oh so totally agree on Poo Pourri. My son bought me one as a (joke) Christmas present about 4 years ago. Only use it when other people are in the house. Otherwise open window for 2 minutes and smell is gone for free. My wife however keeps on using disgusting aerosol air freshener (?) which combined with smell of No 2’s fair makes me want to puke. And totally environmentally UNfriendly to boot.

    • Avatar e.a.f.
      December 19, 2019, 10:10 pm

      Your first world priviledge is showing. Even in First World countries there are millions who would love a home like this. Having their own space with the ability to lock the door with your own bedroom and bathroom. You may not think its great but to some one living in an SRO or a shelter, this is heaven. These tiny homes could go a long way to solving the homeless issue.

      For many this is enough space. In warmer climate, where people spend a lot of time outside, this is enough for many. It has windows and thus gives people visual space and people don’t feel to crowded.

  • Avatar ATBScott
    December 18, 2018, 1:15 pm

    Yes – way too small – maybe as a tow-behind for a few days’ travel, but then a “real” RV would most likely be a lot lighter… No place to sit and kick back unless that bean bag in the loft is supposed to be a living room. Also not a lot of space on that counter to do any cooking – especially once you put a hot place or something on it. Looks nicely built, but someone other than I will be living in it!

    • Avatar Eric
      December 22, 2019, 4:24 pm

      Real RV’s, as you call them, typically start falling apart after about 3 to 4 years. Added to which they have little or no insulation. So sure, lighter to tow, but most people in TH’s park in one place for extended periods of time all the way up to permanently. So towing costs become a moot point.

      And obviously, as you have pointed out, someone other than you “will” be living in it. And remember some people only need a hotplate (in this case a portable induction cooktop) so have no need for an oven etc.

  • Avatar Pat
    December 18, 2018, 1:56 pm

    I LOVE IT! Sure, a tweak here or a window there would make it more my own, but as a geezer (65+), I think it’s awesome. Reminds me of Marsha Cowan’s great builds. As my husband says, this is why Baskins Robbins has 31 flavors; we are all different.

    • Avatar Marsha Cowan
      October 17, 2019, 10:24 pm

      Thank you, Pat! I love this tiny house, too!

      • Avatar Pat
        October 17, 2019, 10:45 pm

        Marsha! I’ve missed you. Are you still in your tiniest house? Out West or in NC? I’m in eastern NC. I’ve missed your interesting builds and your decor. Warmly, Pat

        • Avatar Marsha Cowan
          October 20, 2019, 7:56 pm

          Yes, Pat. I am still in the little tiny house with a metal roof and red wood trim (The Hannigan). Over 2 year now and still loving it. I teach high school, so I stay so busy that it is hard to find time to comment on this wonderful site, but I will try to touch base more often.

  • Avatar joan
    December 18, 2018, 3:53 pm

    Need a price!

  • Avatar Alison
    December 18, 2018, 6:09 pm

    I would park this on a lot in the country and use it as a vacation hide-away home. Sturdier than a tent, more appealing than a lightweight travel trailer. Or park it in your back yard or driveway as a place for your boomerang child to live while he figures out his future. I like it.

    • Avatar Marsha Cowan
      December 20, 2019, 1:02 pm

      Lol! I have some boomerang kids, too! They’re great, right? Once they do figure it out, though, watch out! They can change the world. I got 4 world changers, and 6 little grand “world changers” coming up.

  • Avatar kevin
    December 19, 2018, 7:16 am

    I want to like this but the space isn’t utilized as well as it could be. my micro house plans are actually smaller than this, but has minus the loft, yet more storage.
    I like where there head is at, it just personally wouldn’t work for me. cute tho(aside from the brown).

    • Avatar Alex
      December 19, 2018, 1:07 pm

      Hey Kevin, anywhere we can see your micro house plans?

  • Avatar GLoW
    January 25, 2019, 4:26 pm

    It’s pretty, but, having lived in an apartment with a totally impractical kitchen that looked beautiful, I would hate to try to actually cook in there, or, God forbid, have to make up that bed.

    • Avatar Marsha Cowan
      December 20, 2019, 1:08 pm

      Taco Shell! I have a queen sized downy blanket lined with a queen sized flat sheet that is folded like a taco shell, and I climb in every night and sleep well, then just fold the shell back every morning. It is so easy; been doing it for 8 years now in every tiny house in which I have lived. I have never lifted a mattress except to first install it with its zip up poly covering and a fitted sheet. Always take the path of least resistance when surviving (taking care of mundane things); the path most challenging when living (careers that give back to others).

  • Avatar Danielle
    January 25, 2019, 5:00 pm

    They need a gable roof in that loft.

  • Avatar Diana
    January 25, 2019, 5:44 pm

    That is NOT a kitchen, where do you put pots pans dishes silverware, etc. I don’t understand the point of this. The company would do better to make at least a 16 foot one. Wouldn’t cost that much more and you could actually have a real kitchen. Too crowded with the couch too. I’ve seen much better layouts in this kind of space. No thanks. And nothing to give a price.

    • Avatar Marsha Cowan
      January 27, 2019, 1:05 pm

      I have lived in tiny houses for 8 years now and have never needed a kitchen bigger than the one pictured, and when I cook, it is big. It’s all about preference really.

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn
    January 26, 2019, 5:30 am

    If younger can easily sleep in the lift and use the main floor bedroom as a living area, have lived in houses with kitchens this small so easily doable, lose the TV and put in a press for plates and pans etc, lose the sofa and add a table or work desk. Ideal for one person. Have been playing around with my own micro plans and you could easily live in this space or smaller (I usually plan around either 8’x12′ or 10’x12′ to take advantage of basic shed sizes) but equally adding on 3′ to make it 16′ long would make it more suitable for someone who can’t sleep in the loft but needs desk/work space as well. Perfect for a get away for a hunter or fisherman and much better than a tent with a sleeping bag on the ground, and dryer when it rains. Tried them with a 6mth old baby, this would have made the holidays perfect even when she grew into a teenager. More compact than a caravan (travel trailer??) and probably easier to tow plus much better layout and the loft means a smaller size, ideal if towing for a week/weekend away. Done that as well and this would be my personal choice over either a tent or conventional 3/4 person caravan.

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn
    January 26, 2019, 5:39 am

    Plus if using a proper composting or camping toilet there should be no smell. Certainly experienced using a camping toilet foir many many years with a husband who has medical problems, and NO smell afterwards, ever. If that worried about it, for holiday purposes you can always add on a small toilet tent outside the door, used this as well especially when camping in the car. This is perfect for a small family holiday when visiting different places, not much money for accommodation/food, don’t have to pack everything up each day, can pull over with young kids into a car park for lunch/nap which makes travelling a better experience as well, and you can take your pet dog or rabbit (travelled with rabbits, rats/mice and budgies as well over the years and this would have been easier in everyone including the pets) without worrying about whether the motel/hotel will accept them. Or just put in the garden foir visitors or as a bedsit for the teens.

  • Avatar Michael
    January 26, 2019, 6:50 am

    yes, its too small. Bathroom and bed aren’t comfortable at all. I am asking myself who want to live in this, probably a single person only.

    • Avatar Fred
      October 18, 2019, 4:57 pm

      Single person or maybe a young couple.
      Your comments on the bed got me wondering and I took a look again.
      The trailer is purported to be 8.5′ wide. This would make the bedroom approx. 4′ wide.
      Narrow, for sure, but notice the “mattress” completely fills the space.
      There is no mattress size that is 48″ wide.
      A Twin is 39″ wide and a Full is 54″ wide.
      A twin should fit in there very nicely.
      I slept on an old military steel framed bed for years and had no problems with room.
      I think we’re looking at a large “futon” dressed up to look like a bed, and there’s nothing wrong with that. =)

      • Avatar Mal Smith
        December 20, 2019, 3:42 am

        No mattress 48inches wide?! Maybe not in the States, Fred. But you can easily buy a 4ft or 1200mm mattress in the UK and Europe. I understand this thow is designed and manufactured in the States so just for general info if anyone wanted a 4ft mattress they could in fact purchase one.

        • Avatar Fred
          December 20, 2019, 11:08 am

          Thanks for the tip Mal. I wasn’t aware there were odd sized mattress’s available elsewhere.

      • Avatar Marsha Cowan
        December 20, 2019, 1:15 pm

        I am thinking the bathroom is just under 3′ wide and the bedroom is 5′ wide as she said there is full sized mattress in there on the video, and they are 5′ wide, so if you used a twin mattress (3′), you would have not only 2′ of walking space, but you could put some drawers under that bed and have great storage. It is a wonderful room! What I would change is the bedroom door. I would put a 2′ door on the bathroom side, so there could be a 3′ wall for a sofa, or chair, or built in desk/table, and it would not cover the bedroom door, nor take away from the 2′ wide walking space beside the twin bed. Just a thought. . .

        • Avatar Fred
          December 20, 2019, 5:04 pm

          This is starting to sound like something we need clarification on, from the trailer’s owner.
          I took her phrasing of “full sized mattress” to mean it could fit an adult, not the actual mattress size “Full”.
          I still say its approx. a 50/50 split between the bathroom and the bedroom.
          ….someone needs to put this to the trailer owner and find out for sure what she means.

      • Avatar Bruce Wheeler
        December 20, 2019, 6:53 pm

        Actually there is a standard mattress that is 48″ wide. That is the width of a 3/4 mattress, one more used in the 1800’s than now, but I had no trouble getting a new mattress for an old bed recently. Sleeps two people, but obviously many prefer the queen size now that we are so spoiled (or less friendly?)!

        • Avatar Fred
          December 20, 2019, 7:42 pm

          I don’t know Bruce.
          I looked it up to be sure and there is no listing, in the standard sizes of mattresses that shows a 48″ width.
          Sounds like you had something special made up and to that end, a “custom” could encompass any dimension.

        • Avatar Fred
          December 20, 2019, 7:50 pm

          …or could it be that Bruce either does not live in the USA, or bought his mattress from an overseas supplier?
          As Mal stated in an earlier post, there is a 48″ mattress width OUTSIDE of the USA, but since we’re talking about a product made in the USA, let’s use the AMERICAN standard sizes for mattresses, shall we?
          Thank you.

        • Avatar Bruce Wheeler
          December 20, 2019, 7:54 pm

          Fred – Check out Amazon for “3/4 size mattress”. They have more than one listed. I did not look any further than that, but I am sure many other companies sell them. When I bought mine it was special order as the furniture store did not stock that size, but they had it for me in a couple days, so it was not a “custom size”. I have not found that size fitted sheets, so have either made them from a full flat sheet, or re-sized a full size fitted sheet.

        • Avatar Bruce Wheeler
          December 20, 2019, 8:09 pm

          When I was teaching architectural design to high school students until a few years ago, the 3/4 size was listed in most sites. Now, not so, but if you look for “bed size” in Wikipedia, and scroll down to the North American sizes, you will find it listed. However, it is listed as “less common” in the second part of the list, so someday it may become only a custom size in the United States. Amazon.com does list this size among others for US consumption.

        • Avatar Fred
          December 22, 2019, 7:36 pm

          Bruce – I did check out Amazon and the “3/4” size is listed as you say….as an RV MATTRESS. In other words, a “specialty” mattress.
          I think the fact that you couldn’t find fitted sheets to work for that size is a testament to that.
          However, I now stand corrected. There’s a “3/4″ RV Mattress and its dimensions do include a 48” width.

        • Avatar Bruce Wheeler
          December 22, 2019, 9:36 pm

          Fred, I hate stretching this out, but you do need to look more closely at Amazon. The Zinus mattress is described as you did, but right after that there are at least 2 mattresses, made in the USA by American Mattress Company, that are listed 11 sizes. The second size they list is “48 x 75”. It does say that it is custom sized for RV and others, but the fact that it can be delivered to me on Friday, Jan 27 (this is 9:30 pm EST on Tuesday Dec 22) with a holiday in between those two dates. Since this seems to be “on the shelf, ready to deliver” I see no way that you can maintain that it is not in some sense a “standard” mattress, although one less sought after than the more common sizes.
          Beyond that, why is an “RV mattress” more of a specialty mattress than say a bunk mattress (34 x 75″) or a short queen or any of the others listed as ready to order mattresses?

        • Avatar Bruce Wheeler
          December 22, 2019, 9:39 pm

          Opps! Sorry, but I put in the wrong date for delivery”. It is actually DECEMBER 27th.

        • Avatar Mary Stratton
          December 30, 2019, 2:52 am

          Before queen size beds there were cribs, twins and doubles. 27″, 36″ and 48″. Then along came queen which was equal to two cribs = 54″. Twins grew to be 36″ to 39″, and King size was 72″ to 80″. Doubles became uncommon. Hope this helps with the confusion.

        • Avatar Alex
          December 30, 2019, 3:55 am

          Thanks, Mary!

      • Avatar Eric
        December 22, 2019, 4:34 pm

        Fred, @ comment to Mal Smith, I can assure you pretty much the rest of the world thinks the US is crazy to still be using complicated imperial measurements, as in feet and inches, and gallons instead of litres, miles instead of kilometres.

        I recall on a post here in the not too distant past someone from the US saying his switching to metric measurements made building so much quicker and much, much more accurate.

  • Avatar Heather H J
    January 26, 2019, 3:53 pm

    I think this is a little gem. All the essentials. I think this would work for a couple looking travel. Or even a single parent with 1 child. Its definitely tight. Even smaller than the one stayed in on our anniversary at Mt Hood. However its very similar design with downstairs bedroom room. The one we visited was just slightly larger in each space. I think this one looks great & has potential. Id prefer this one for weekend getaways.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    January 27, 2019, 1:07 pm

    We never get to see what is on the other side of that door, do we? Is it more kitchen, a seating area, a blank wall where a piece of furniture could sit?

    • Avatar Marsha Cowan
      December 20, 2019, 1:17 pm

      So. . .I watched the video (duh!) and it showed what was on that wall. I love this house!

  • Avatar Jenn
    April 3, 2019, 12:56 pm

    I don’t know why I haven’t seen this one before. But I love this little Tiny House, it’s perfect. It’s so tiny but it’s got everything that you need to live in it. 🙂

  • Avatar Michael
    July 31, 2019, 1:37 am

    You need at least 2 feet of legroom in front of the toilet to sit comfortable, I suppose there is only one foot here which may be suitable for a kid but not for adults.

    • Avatar Fred
      October 18, 2019, 4:47 pm

      I just ran to my bathroom and measured.
      There is almost exactly 2 feet of space between the front edge of the toilet and the outer edge of the bath tub.
      I never noticed that before!
      Must be why the bathroom measures 5×7 instead of 5×5.
      Knowing where my feet sit in that space, while sitting on the toilet, I think I could make a foot and a half work with no problem.
      Interesting factoid, though.
      Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Michael! =)

      • Avatar Paul Larsen
        October 18, 2019, 9:13 pm

        No matter how small the bathroom is, it still beats running outside to relieve ones self. Any pot in a storm I always say .
        I have a porta potti I use in my small truck camper.

        • Avatar Fred
          October 19, 2019, 11:11 pm

          When I was a kid I used to go hunting with my dad every fall.
          One year I had to take a dump and we were out in the middle of no where.
          He had one of those old porta-potti’s that was a toilet seat on a pair of metal folding legs (folds like an old tv table, if anyone here remembers those).
          There were supposed to be biodegradable bags that attached under the seat, but he ran out years before, so I got the fold up seat, a roll of TP and a small shovel and was told to go, “…downwind”.
          I dug my hole and did my duty, then covered it up when I was done.
          Looking back, Paul Larson says a lot in his appreciation for ANY kind of inside bathroom, and I gotta agree.

  • Avatar Sheila Plourde
    July 31, 2019, 1:39 am

    Tiny but awesome! I really like this. Has everything. Shower and toilet too. Nice.

  • Avatar maria
    July 31, 2019, 6:23 am

    If it were three feet longer in the kitchen/living area it would be almost perfect. Would have to have a dormer in the loft area and a mini split instead of wall unit.

  • Avatar Paul Larsen
    August 1, 2019, 9:15 pm

    This is a great little house ! nice simple design, To the naysayers i will add my thoughts . First making the bed , I dont think making the bed in this house is any worse than making one in a truck camper , After all it is a tiny house , so a few comprimeses have to be made , Second, the toilet, I am over 6 feet and certain I could do my business there quite well , as for stink? thats why open windows and fans were invented 🙂 Only thing i would like to see is some kind of stove , either propane or electric. But basically one of the nicest designs I have seen,

  • Avatar Melissa
    August 1, 2019, 10:26 pm

    If it was just me, this is a GO! My van currently has a 36 inch wide bed that I am cutting down to 30 inches. I need some room around the bed. Additional storage would be underneath and add 10 inches to the toilet area. I prefer a recliner and would not use a sofa. Outdoor living space would be a must. Picnic table, a couple of chairs and fire pit. I love cooking on a fire. I’d be happy as could be in this.

  • Avatar Carol Winick
    August 3, 2019, 1:31 pm

    Love the kitchen! As a minimalist I love the compact size, it will fit all of my husbands and my dishes and pots and pans. I love to cook from scratch and there is plenty of work space for making homemade pasta, pizza, etc. The frig looks to be about the same size as ours.
    I would love to see the bed chair height to sit on and have the ability to lift up for storage underneath.

  • Avatar Fred
    October 17, 2019, 10:38 pm

    Marsha Cowan,

    Apologies for my reply. I misread your comment. I’m glad you’re still finding joy in you tiny space.
    This article gives me an idea for putting a 12×8 shed on a trailer. Nothing earth-shattering, but an appealing idea for off-grid living.
    As for me, I currently reside in a traditional home of about 1450 sq. ft., but I still look back fondly on the time I lived in the back of my 1973 Chevy Vega GT Station Wagon.
    Not 50 square feet, but 50 CUBIC feet!.
    I bought a sleeping bag at the local Value Village and found a large cardboard box where I kept both dirty and clean clothes (each organized in their own SEPARATE areas).
    Everything else I owned was kept in a 5×7 storage space.
    As for showering and cooking, I knew the spots where one could get a free shower (as opposed to the “expensive” places that charged me a quarter for 15 minutes for showering) and I ate out at local restaurants or I picked up something from the deli of any of the local grocery stores. One place in particular used to sell half roasted chickens for not too much $$$. That and a quart of non-fat milk kept me happy and full for most of the day…..man that chicken was good, too! Haven’t been there in years. I’ll have to go back. I know right where the place is and I know its still there….(*stomach rumbles*).
    Had a great time and still remember it as “The summer I went camping”. =)

    • Avatar Fred
      October 17, 2019, 10:49 pm

      OOPS…the above, that says, “One place in particular used to sell half roasted chickens…”, should read, “One place in particular used to sell ROASTED HALF CHICKENS…”.
      Further apologies for any misunderstanding that poorly composed section may have incurred.

      • Avatar Marsha Cowan
        December 20, 2019, 1:23 pm

        Lol! I didn’t even notice! No problem. Just keep the cool stories coming. The “half roasted chicken” was a hoot! I was thinking that maybe it was a place like the pizza places where you take home an uncooked pizza and cook it yourself. Lol!

        • Avatar Fred
          December 20, 2019, 4:53 pm

          Thank you for keeping your sense of humour about that.
          It is a grocery store in the north part of Seattle.
          …that whole story has me considering the “van life” again. Not too far removed from a THOW, depending on the size of the van….maybe one of those Sprinter vans or a former moving truck.
          That would be cool.

  • Avatar D
    November 3, 2019, 11:02 pm

    I prefer the Airstream Nest if your going this small.

    • Avatar e.a.f.
      December 19, 2019, 10:19 pm

      the price tag on an Air Stream is fairly steep. this tiny house most likely costs less or could be built by some one handy.
      every one is different and have different tastes. for some the air Stream is great, others like a house.

      • Avatar Diana
        December 20, 2019, 12:03 am

        WELL, the nest is the least expensive airstream and can be hauled by an suv or small truck. You can def find one at the price of this one. So, its a preference.

  • Avatar e.a.f.
    December 19, 2019, 10:16 pm

    Love it! Its getting back to basics, what tiny homes first were, before people started morphing them, as their needs were different. The kitchen is big enough. Bedroom also. No one lives in a bathroom, so if its small, no problem. Many would prefer a home such as this to a trailer because this is sturdier. The doors are built like regular doors, where as many trailer doors are just to easy to get through.

    Frequently these small homes are being purchased by people who need to have a secure place to live and need it to go the distance, which trailers don’t always do.

  • Avatar keepyourpower
    December 20, 2019, 1:08 am

    Where do you put your clothes, ironing board, broom, etc?

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    December 20, 2019, 1:32 pm

    People still iron?! Just kidding! I actually fold all my clothes and since they are mostly jeans, and blouses made out of material that doesn’t wrinkle, I rarely iron. However, I do own one and use it occasionally. It is stored on a shelf, with my tiny hand held vacuum cleaner. It is a butane iron so it needs no electricity, just a little butane from a can. I lay a cloth on my counter top and iron there so no need to store a board, though I do have a tiny, tiny one to lay under collars or such when needed. My broom is only 3′ high, made by an artisan in Denton, NC, and bought at her shop during the Antique Tractor festival that happens there every June. I love it! It is made of real straw, does a great and thorough job, and props out of the way in the corner of my kitchen below the counter top. When you live in a tiny house, or rather, when you want to live tiny, you must think outside the box, the Walmart box. Many things suitable for living tiny can be found at these wonderful festivals, fairs, antique shops, and out of the way artisan stores. There is a place in Ohio from which I ordered my butane iron. Again, take the path of least resistance when living tiny and save your energy for life outside your home.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    December 20, 2019, 1:35 pm

    BTW, Alex, I am still your greatest fan and read every newsletter you send, just don’t have time to comment a lot right now. It is Christmas holiday, though, so today I was babbling. Lol! I love your site, and really enjoy everyone on it and all the lovely homes. Keep up the good mission and God bless you real good this Christmas season!

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