This is a 312 sq. ft. partially furnished tiny house on wheels in Garden City, Missouri.
It is built and available for purchase from Pocket Homes for $36,000.
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312 Sq. Ft. Tiny Tux THOW by Pocket Homes
- 312 sq. ft.
- 6×8 cedar deck
- Air conditioner
- Electric fireplace
- Partially furnished
- Available for $36,000 (as of 7/7/17).
This house is perfect for anyone! If you are in or have a college student and Dorms are out of the question, If you are looking for quiet place to getaway this would be perfect at the lake, in the mountains, in the woods, or even in your back yard! Perfect for a Man Cave, or a She-Shed or In-Law quarters.1
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Love the bay window! Great use of space.
This is strictly my opinion, but I do not like seeing/having the refrigerator right next to the stove. I think there should at least be some sort of cabinet between them, or in this case, switch the washer/dryer combo with the refrigerator (although that would cause a plumbing issue), but I think it would be worth the extra time and money. I suppose the easiest solution would be to break up the longer counter next to the stove and move it down a bit from the refrigerator.
Michael Isabell, agreed… While a fridge is very well insulated it’s not immune to having a heat source placed right next to it… But the whole thing is full of low cost design elements and is likely part of why they can offer such a relatively large THOW for such a relatively low price compared to others in the same size range that can go for up to twice the price…
Low cost design elements??
Sgmaps, cost of construction can vary by a lot depending on how much work is involved and the cost of materials used…
Faux counter tops, plain cabinets that likely have a very basic construction, tiny low cost tiles, lack of air vents, low cost appliances, low cost in wall AC instead of a mini-split, etc. are all design elements that allow a lower cost…
Take kitchen cabinets, 4 of the main price drivers are…
1) Color & Finish
2) Door Style
4) Design Space
These alone can determine whether the cabinets will cost you a couple hundred to well over $10,000… Determined by how much work is involved with each element… Not to mention the type and cost of hardware you use and types of materials can raise the cost even further…
Another design element is the windows… Standard windows can be just a few hundred each, but go to custom double to triple pane windows that offer high insulation value then the price jumps into the thousands each… Mind the number of windows and anything else like a glass door… Custom bi-fild glass doors can cost over $7,000…
Counter tops, solid counter top slabs made of high price materials like granite can run into the thousands, especially for larger kitchens where it can even exceed $10,000 and some people do the same with their bathroom counter tops…
But use of low cost counter tops, like faux granite that’s basically a laminate over say particle board can be done for a fraction of the price… Alternatively, you could do tiles which can cost a lot less than what a solid slab of the same material would cost…
Then there’s low cost appliances, things like a in wall AC will cost nearly half what a Mini-Split would cost… It’s just less efficient and can’t be used to heat… But cost of appliances can be the difference of a few thousand for the house to over $10,000 if you want all modern high end appliances.
Basically, the more work it requires and the higher the cost of materials used then the higher it will cost but it can be done for a lot less and that’s what they’ve apparently done…
It’s just doing it that way means you often run into design issues like having the fridge next to the stove… The cabinets won’t be designed to easily maximize space usage so you’d have to get creative with using all the space in them… There’s less multi-use space and there can be long term issues like maintenance and repairs you’d have to do more often as durability tends to not be as high as it can be…
But it’s very low cost and allows them to sell it at a much more affordable price than other THOWs in this size range… and it’s still functional and livable… You likely won’t immediately run into any issues and it can still last you a long time if you take proper care of it…
I agree with you. I would put the double cabinet in between the frig and stove. Also I would move the window in bathroom up a foot. This change should not cost more to do.
For a bit more cost, I would like to see this design with storage stairs, outside pipe railing on stairs and pipe railing or storage railing on loft. Otherwise, very nice.
The quality of the carpentry work is wonderful. The layout flows very well. It feels open yet cozy and comfortable. It’s a winner in my book.
312 sq ft means NOTHING to me. What do I look like, a carpenter???
What are the flaming dimensions on this???!!!!
Silver Gypsy… 312 Square Feet is just the usable square footage of the house based on the outside dimensions and additions like the loft space.
So it’s 8 ft x 26 ft plus the loft space that’s 8 ft x 13 ft (2 ft includes the closet so rest of loft is 8 ft x 11 ft) = 208 + 104 (88 usable for bed, etc) = 312 square feet in total…
Just subtract wall thickness, and everything put inside the house for final available usable living space…
The real tricky thing is figuring out how well designed the space has been done… The better it is then the more useful the space is per square inch and thus the more livable it is but if it’s badly designed then the more space is wasted and the less livable it will be… So square footage can be misleading depending on how well or how badly it is designed but it gives you a ballpark of what size space you’re working with…
While outside spaces that aren’t enclosed are usually not counted, so they’re extra space… Though, technically they’re not suppose to count the loft unless it has 5 feet (60 inches) of headroom or more but this only has 51 inches of headroom… They just typically include it when listing the total square footage’s of many of these tiny houses…
While I thank you, James D., for the IN DEPTH explanation, what I was looking for was the simple outside dimensions of the overall build; like, 8.5′ x 20′ x 13.5′. These three simple numbers tell me whether or not the THOW I’m looking at is something that would work for me and give me an excellent feel for what’s inside. But, thank you very much for such a caring and otherwise helpful explanation; I didn’t know any of this before. 😀
Anytime, Silver Gypsy, and just to be sure your answer wasn’t lost in all of that…
It’s 8 ft Wide, 13.5 ft in height, and 26 ft long… Interior height because of the drop axles, etc. should be just under 11 ft…