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Vina’s Updated 140 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home on Wheels (Part 2)

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A while back I showed you Vina’s 140 sq. ft. tiny home on wheels that she built for only $35,000. Since then it’s been updated a bit so I wanted to share it with you again.

Her home is built onto an 8′ x 20′ trailer which gives her about 140 square feet of interior space to work with inside. The best part is the micro house is completely self sufficient.

So Vina is able to live a lifestyle that goes in line with her philosophy on living simply, being sustainable, and living a debt-free lifestyle. Pretty awesome, isn’t it?

Vina’s Updated Tiny Home on Wheels


Images: SolHausDesign

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Images: SolHausDesign

Vina’s Tiny House and Sol Haus Design (Her Company)

Find Vina Lustado and Sol Haus Design over at Facebook where you can “Like” her page and connect with her.

Learn more on her about page at Sol House Design.

Even more photos and learn more about this tiny house on this page.

If you’re interested in having Vina help you design your own tiny/small house start here.

How to Build Tiny Houses on Trailers Step by Step

Wondering how the heck you stick built houses are built onto utility trailers like this one?

I highly recommend this book and these videos because Dan shows you how.. Step by step, in plain english.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Dominick Bundy
    August 2, 2014, 3:23 pm

    WOW! Nicely laid out. Plan. But I would imagine it would be very annoying to sleep in the loft during some ass kicking electrical storm. With that skylight right in your face , As well as a the early morning sun shinning in your eyes also . Bet no one thought of that one

    • Dominick Bundy
      August 2, 2014, 3:31 pm

      Sorry was going to add I like the way living area was utilized as a desk work station and could be uased for dinning as well. nice way or the sofa with all the storage below. and the side double doors is a plus as well I think giving a little more wall space to maybe rearrange things better..

    • Sally
      August 2, 2014, 3:39 pm

      What on earth. Do you live with black-out curtains? You’re afraid of lightning storms? They annoy you??? Seriously? It blows my mind that people can find SOMEthing to crab about, no matter how beautiful the home. And if you don’t like the morning sun in your face, get under the blankets, or maybe it’s time you got out of bed. Sheesh.

      • Dominick Bundy
        August 2, 2014, 4:04 pm

        First, SALLY, I’m not afraid of lighting storms..and (About me finding something to “crab” about) it was just a innocent opinion. That is a adorable little house. So better check with your attitude and YOU get under your covers and stay there instead of passing judgement to someone you never met before.

        • Sally
          August 2, 2014, 4:35 pm

          You’re certainly entitled to your opinion. But I’m entitled to mine, and you are the first person I’ve ever seen on here fretting about being annoyed by lightning storms and morning sunshine outside a big window. Never mind ending with “Bet no one thought of that.” Seriously?
          And stow the “no, YOU pull the covers over YOUR head” repeat-repeat. I taught school for thirty years and didn’t allow that childish crap in my class. If the kids couldn’t think of something more imaginative than to repeat what the last person said, they were already headed for a gangsta lifestyle where echoing someone else is very common. Mine was legitimate advice. I know very few people who don’t welcome the morning sun. It means you survived another night, lightning or not.

        • Dominick Bundy
          August 2, 2014, 5:03 pm

          Good, You may continue on with all your opinions , attitudes and judgements.. Because I’m done. you’ll never see another post from me here again, I promise.. Goodbye

        • Linda
          August 2, 2014, 5:55 pm

          Calm down, Sally… I don’t like lightning storms either. My solution to that is to sleep on the couch when a storm comes.

    • Rebecca
      August 2, 2014, 4:49 pm

      I have to agree with the crabby remark. I think lightning would be a gorgeous light show with front row views. Not to mention that awakening to the rising sun is the softest and most natural possible. Sleep on the couch downstairs and drink your coffee, if you must.

      Humor aside, this is the only loft bed I have seen that makes the climb worthwhile. Nice, very nice design.

    • Linda
      August 2, 2014, 5:54 pm

      Yep, I think I’d sleep on the couch in a storm. And we didn’t get to see the bathroom. I hope it has both toilet and shower.

    • susan
      August 3, 2014, 3:08 pm

      Ok kids. Time out.

    • elizabeth
      August 26, 2014, 6:06 pm

      Lightening in my face sounds COOL 🙂 One of my all time favorite tiny houses

  • Sally
    August 2, 2014, 3:36 pm

    What a difference a few doors and decent-sized windows can make toward reducing claustrophobia. Beautiful little place, with clever extended eye views down the porch. I also like how she managed to buffer the living area into a cozy nook instead of the standard “pass thru” zone. Kudos for the desk, too, now the artists, writers and crafters can have their own dedicated space. Allover a great way of managing the space, not to mention very aesthetic. Congratulations, a beautiful peaceful place.

  • Elle
    August 2, 2014, 7:21 pm

    Actually you brought up a good point Dominick. Check this out people:


    I don’t need these in my house now because I’m never directly under my skylights but would like it for skylight(s) in a tiny home. The nore natural light the better in a tiny home. For the record, I love thunder and lightening storms. 😀
    I would put a skylight in my loft but would like one that opens as well. Nice for cleaning and it would provide an escape hatch in the loft.
    This is a beautiful little home and extremely well furnished to allow for a more spacious feel. I do love double doors and would also place them on the side of the home. I love the way they open up to the deck. Well done!

  • Jennie
    August 2, 2014, 7:50 pm

    Love your Tiny House “especially your skylight window, it not only is a great view but an escape route for when crabby DB wants to visit, kudos for your design love it!

  • Jacqueline
    August 2, 2014, 10:01 pm

    This place is wonderful and as for lightening and morning sun… Just cover the window with a pillow or towel or something. If I were younger this could be my dream house. But these days having to get up 3 times during the night trying to find the rungs on the ladder doesn’t sound like any fun at all. But with modifications it would still be my dream house. I built what I thought was a small house with a loft and the only bathroom is upstairs. Great for night bathroom trips but not so great for day trips up the stairs to wash hands etc. I still love my little house though. Great job on this airy , comfortable , sweet little place.

  • Brian
    August 3, 2014, 3:03 am

    Love your TH Vina, thankyou for sharing. Thankyou to Dominic and Sally for your altercation. Have’nt laughed so much for ages. I’m so pleased this forum allows people to have a difference of opinion without over sensorship. Cheers to all from Australia

  • Glema
    August 3, 2014, 6:13 am

    Thank you for sharing your home Vina and thanks Alex for passing it around to us 🙂 Personally, I think the little decal painting on your cabinet adds a very sweet touch to this tiny house. I like the skylight and one could always place it closer to the feet of the bed if it gets in ones face rather than the pillow rest area? Just a thought that might help. Then you can lay on the bed and watch the view from across the end of the bed when you like, you still get the benefit of the extra light, and you still get your rest and privacy. Win , win. Solutions, solutions. Everyone could be happy and to each their own dreams of what that is! Woohoo go TH community hehehe
    You are all loved, God bless each of you. Happy Trails!

  • gar
    August 3, 2014, 9:12 am

    Not sure I want help from someone who paid $35,000 for a house they say they built themselves. The objective of self building is to save money, and come out at some cost that makes sense.

    Prices like $35k to the ridiculous #60’s are for rich dentists and trust fund babies who have money to burn. Not for the folks who started this trend for the purpose of owning a place to live free and clear.

    • jeri
      August 3, 2014, 9:28 pm

      where do I build my mini house I can not find a tiny city in Ga

  • alice h
    August 6, 2014, 2:03 pm

    This is one of my favourite tiny houses, great aesthetic appeal and a very livable design. Skylight blinds are easy enough to make or buy and can help keep your place cooler in the summer, regardless of what you may wish to see or not see. You can always rig up pulleys and cords to operate it from the lower level as well. It’s a bit out of my price range but a place is worth what YOU are willing to pay, not what someone else deems a good price. A lot depends on materials and finishes and how much other people’s labour is required. It’s not so much what it costs, it’s how much it will ultimately save. You are investing in your future and putting in energy saving or producing features might cost more in the beginning but they will continue to pay for themselves (eg really good windows, lots of insulation, etc).

    There isn’t just one single philosophy or method for building a tiny living space, so while some people may look on it as a completely financial thing others may be more concerned with the aesthetics, some with both, some with neither and all stops in between.

  • Heidi
    September 23, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Actually the second thing that caught my eye was the skylight (and cute round window) upstairs. Personal preferences, but I would Love to be able to see lightening and the morning sun. The first thing that caught my eye was being able to open the whole house up to a nice porch via the double doors – immediate expansion of the living area and a wonderful outdoor spot.

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