Tiny House Test Drive

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More photos and information on the Light Haus http://wheelhaus.com/the-lighthouse/

by Steve Snyders

Fireside Resort offering Tiny House ‘Try It Before You Buy It’ Promotion

Jackson Hole, Wyo. – Want to test the waters before diving into the ‘tiny house’ movement? Fireside Resort Jackson Hole has teamed up with Wheelhaus cabins to offer guests the opportunity to ‘try it before you buy it’. From October 1, 2014 – April 15, 2015 guest who book a stay at Fireside Resort can use promo code TBYB to receive 20% off and then if the guest decides to buy a Wheelhaus rolling cabin, Wheelhaus will reimburse the cost of the stay. It’s rare to get to test drive a house, but this is that opportunity and in prime ski season in Jackson Hole. Go to http://wheelhaus.com/try-buy/ to learn more or call 307-733-7700.

Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole offers 23 cabins for rent minutes from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. These cabins offer 400 square feet of rustic/modern charm with progressive space management, innovative design, and top of the line building materials. Nightly rates range from $225 – $375.

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See more pictures and information on the Caboose http://wheelhaus.com/caboose/

The cabins on wheels by Wheelhaus sleep four with one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen/living room and a private deck. The bedroom is sized to accommodate a king-size bed and includes a set of four drawers and an under-counter hanging closet that supports a counter-top which also serves as a desk.

The kitchen includes a two-burner cooktop, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink, granite counter tops, and high-grade cabinetry with soft close doors. The bathroom maximizes space and function offering top-of-the-line glass showers and Kohler fixtures.

Other details include hardwood floors, wiring for cable and internet, and optional fireplace or air conditioner.

Fireside Resort is less than 10 minutes from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole ski area and 40 minutes from Grand Targhee ski area.

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More photos and information on the Railcar http://wheelhaus.com/the-rail-car/

About Wheelhaus:

Wheelhaus designs and builds Park Model Homes with the highest standards of sustainable building and innovative design. Wheelhaus cabins are a blend of rustic and modern; combining the durability and quality craftsmanship of a log cabin with a modern focus on energy efficiency, innovative design, progressive space management, and top of the line building materials. Wheelhaus cabins exceed the requirements for the Gold standard with the U.S. Green Building Council. Wheelhaus offers several different designs with visually descriptive names like Wedge, Railcar, Caboose and ModHaus at base prices from $82,000 to $96,500 with delivery available from coast-to-coast. See all of the designs and floorplans at www.wheelhaus.com.

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See more pictures and information on the Wedge http://wheelhaus.com/the-wedge/

ESCAPE Park Models

For people who love park model homes, but want a little more space and amenities, the ESCAPE Park Model & Modular Homes have been making waves with articles in the Wall Street Journal and favorable comments from HGTV, the Huffington Post and Bob Vila. A small size, beautiful wood details and mobile abilities are included in these tidy, little packages.

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Each ESCAPE is built on a wheeled chassis in the USA, and comes in various sizes and configurations including the Tiny Home, the King, Classic, Family and Studio. The basic ESCAPE Tiny Home is 288 square feet and features a tiny bedroom, a living and kitchen area and a full bath. This model starts at $57,400. There is also a two-bedroom version in 396 square feet. Amenities include bevel cedar siding, 30 year composite shingles, pine walls, ceilings and trim, 30 gallon water heaters, Energy Star appliances, vaulted ceilings and the ability to be off-grid. Each of the Escape models are on wheels, but can be placed on various foundations including gravel, concrete pads and concrete blocks.

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All the ESCAPE versions include built-in storage, options for fireplaces and washers and dryers and the larger Tiny Home Deluxe, King, Classic, Family Standard, Family King and Studio all have versatile screened and roofed porches that can also be used for sleeping, dining or a greenhouse. The Studio can be adapted to be ADA accessible and the ESCAPE company even offers furniture, appliance and financing packages.

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Two unique options that separate the ESCAPE from other park models are the panoramic windows that can be integrated into the rooms—making them seem larger than they are. Smaller, privacy windows are also available for use in bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Photos shown are the ESCAPE Classic “Limited” model and are courtesy of ESCAPE Park Models

 

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

Kottage RV Shipping Container Home

For anyone who can’t decide on a park model home or a shipping container home, Kottage RV of Canada has combined the two into one compact hybrid made of solid steel—with all the comforts of a park model. Kottage RV offers these fully customizable units for several functions including remote living and working, temporary offices, clinical and institutional uses and as workshops and recreational buildings.

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The individual units range from 160 square feet to 538 square feet and include slideouts like a traditional RV or park model home. They also include solid steel walls and exterior and 2 inch spray foam (R14) in the walls, roof and floor. The doors are solid metal and the windows are argon filled vinyl frame. Exterior features include a Corten steel roof and various color choices, interior features include an 8’6″ ceiling, custom cabinetry, vinyl flooring, electric fridge, gas stove and microwave and a standard size tub and shower as well as a toilet. Each model is built with recycled materials and green building procedures and can be off-grid if necessary.

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Kottage RV offers a 15-year warranty and a 5-year “no leak” warranty, and the homes are rated for four seasons and are fully winterized with all plumbing lines located inside the unit. They can also be renovated when necessary. The one-bedroom model costs around $60,000 and a three bedroom unit is closer to $90,000, but each unit is built to order and delivered to your property.

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Photos by Kottage RV

 

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]