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World’s Simplest Tiny House? 16ft THOW For Only $12k!

Could this be the world’s simplest tiny house on wheels? Is this not what the tiny house movement is all about?

A simple and truly affordable tiny home on wheels for only $12,000. Thoreau on wheels?

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16ft Tiny House on Wheels For Only $12,000

16ft Tiny House on Wheels For Only 12k

Images via Tiny Home Builders

16ft Tiny House on Wheels For Only 12k 16ft Tiny House on Wheels For Only 12k

Images via Tiny Home Builders

Built by husband and wife team, this tiny house is cozy and fresh. As the pictures show, it is contains simple finishing details to create a natural space with loads of light. While this tiny house is move-in ready, it can also be customized to create a more personal look.

The house is built with standard 2 X framing and is fully insulated with R-13 fiberglass insulation. The interior ceilings are 7′. The kitchen features a Baby Whale marine foot-powered faucet and large countertop with storage area beneath. The bathroom includes a shower with space allocated for a toilet or auxiliary storage. The windows are vinyl double-pane with opening sliders. A window AC unit is included. The siding is T1 -11. The house is protected with a steel roof.

The trailer is 8′ X 20′, the house is 8′ X 16′ with a 4′ deck on the back.

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Related: Life in a Less-than-$20k Tiny House

Also: Henry David Thoreau’s Tiny House

And: Modern Thoreau-like Tiny Cabin in Italy

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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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  • Avatar Steve in Micco
    October 8, 2018, 6:39 am

    I do like the concept. Spartan to be sure, but quite functional. It appears spacewise, it could be upgraded to suit the needs of its new owner.

    While I don’t in the least begrudge the simple, uncluttered look, I do wonder how the owners arrived at the selling price of $12K. Hey, ask what they like, it’s theirs to sell….but, w/o provision of a toilet, hot water for that shower and closet, I’d say they are a bit optimistic. Looks to be more of a weekend get-a-away than home.

  • Avatar Mike Miller
    October 17, 2018, 8:02 pm

    I am a follower, opening each of the newsletters, but I am still bewildered why to buy or build an $80,000 THOW when you can buy a heck of a travel trailer for $30,000 or less. I am not being critical. Just been in real estate for over 40 years and don’t see the point unless long term living is the goal. But no logic for traveling unless as spartan as this one. So, I’m a fan of this one, but probably going to need a toilet sooner or later.

    • August 11, 2019, 2:30 pm

      makes sense to me what you say, ive often thought exactly the same.

      • Avatar Mike Miller
        August 11, 2019, 7:26 pm

        I have found somewhat of a reason, but still not for traveling. My wife might consider having one of these for vacation near the “windy” ocean, but probably not a travel trailer or manufactured home (trailers). These maybe could look more conventional inside and have an exterior that is covered with more conventional materials. But, again, why pull an ultra heavy unit all around the country? And, again, not in my eyes but may be perfect for many. They certainly can be cute and interesting to look at.

  • Avatar Scott
    December 18, 2018, 10:16 am

    And we’re coming full circle! This is the kind of idea that got me interested in tiny living. Well done.

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn
    December 19, 2018, 4:23 am

    Is that hint of a room beyond the kitchen area the bathroom? Looks like a shower on the left hand side so presumably the toilet is opposite. Spartan but liveable though I would like more storage and the bed is very low to the ground, lots of lost space beneath it. Would lose the bench and add a table and a couple of chairs, good ones that can be sat in for ages rather than the usual ‘can’t wait for meal to be over to get off the chair’ types. Good ideas and more my style but poor layout.

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