Valley View Tiny House Company

It started as a dream of a second home in Colorado – perhaps a far-fetched dream for self-employed husband and father, Jeff Loper. But, upon visiting a friend’s farm where they built a 300 square foot cabin near a fishing pond, Jeff realized that’s all that’s needed to make the dream a reality. As his research began for the Colorado home, tiny houses on trailers kept appearing in his Google search results. It became clear to Jeff that he possessed the all skills needed, given his years of experience in fine woodworking and home improvement, working in hardware stores, and going on Habitat for Humanity builds. And out of Jeff’s desire for a tiny vacation house for his family a new business was born:

Valley View Tiny House Company

As Valley View began building and exploring who they wanted to be, key traits kept surfacing that became core values of Valley View’s vision “…to help you achieve the tiny house life catered to your specific needs. We do this by understanding your goals, providing space-maximizing solutions integrated into your surroundings, encouraging innovative craftsmanship, developing efficient do-it-yourself resources, and doing our part to help the less fortunate along the way. Whether your tiny house dreams are a forever home, vacation home, in-law quarters, guesthouse, or otherwise, we can help.”

Valley View’s Debut Home, The Shenandoah

Boasting 150 square feet – not including the loft – The Shenandoah offers modern conveniences in an inviting environment with fine craftsmanship focused on bringing the outdoors in. Inside you will find a generous living area with Valley View’s signature bay window, a cathedral ceiling, and finished in warm, pine planking; a complete kitchen with stainless steel appliances, acacia wood countertops, and oil-rubbed bronze hardware; a loft with a raised roofline provides adequate headroom, room for a queen-size mattress, and beautiful lighting; and unique features abound throughout including a dresser in the floor, bookshelves intertwined with the loft ladder, and a table neatly folded away.

A version of The Shenandoah is currently available and priced at $49,000.

Five Things To Know About Valley View

  1. All building plans will have traditional and contemporary designs to meet your tastes.
  2. Their well-rounded team includes two craftsmen, a licensed architect for structural integrity and design, a professional organizer to help guide people in their tiny living transition, and a licensed electrician and plumber.
    They are the first Tennessee tiny house company to have their electrical systems inspected and passed by the state.
  3. Plans for both the traditional and contemporary versions of The Shenandoah are available with a new house design coming in October. Other tiny house resources will follow including how-to materials, workshops, and more.
  4. A portion of every dollar earned goes to help the less fortunate, and plans are already being pursued to build tiny houses in partnership with churches and organizations that enables those in need to have a home of their own.

For more information about Valley View Tiny House Company, please visit them at ValleyViewTinyHouses.com.

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Liberty Cabins

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When I was twelve I needed my own space, so I built a bedroom in our backyard around 8’X12′. I framed the bedroom, sheetrock and painted it. I also put carpet down. It was a learning point in my life, I finished my room and even managed to climb up on the roof with shingles that I found in the barn. Ever since then I always had an interest not only in small homes and spaces but how anything can be accomplished if you really put your mind into it. To this day the room that I built for myself still stands and it has its new use as my mothers laundry room and still looks just as good as the first day that I finished it.

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I love to read all the blogs about tiny homes and cabins and take everything that the tiny house community has to say into consideration. We at Liberty Cabins hope to eventually build smaller cabins down to the size of 12 feet to accommodate the XS tiny house fanatics and we will consider it a challenge. We hope to keep our prices low and eventually accept some form of payment option to make it easier for all those interested to buy a tiny cabin. As of now we have two different models of the same floor plan one is all pine with cedar bathroom, the other cabin has a pine ceiling and sheetrock walls. All of our cabins are built on custom built trailers made specifically for the cabins here at our shop. The sheetrock walled cabin is priced at $35k and the all pine cabin is priced at $40k. For more pictures and information go to www.libertycabins.com and visit us on facebook pinterest and instagram. Continue reading

Cedarshed Industries

Cedarshed Industries in British Columbia has been designing and building shed and small structures for backyard use since 1992 and several of their designs could be used as tiny houses—or combined to be a tiny house community—without taking up too much space.

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All the Cedarshed Industries kits are made with Western Red Cedar for its endurance, dimensional stability, beauty and distinct aroma. The kits come as either precut kits that take 2-4 days to assemble with a professional carpenter or as panelized kits that take about a day to assemble. Each kit comes with all pieces including floors, cedar shingles and hardware. A level foundation will need to be installed before the kit is placed.

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The Cedarshed designs that could make potential tiny houses are the Ranchhouse, the Cookhouse, the Farmhouse, the Cedarhouse and the Haida Cabin. The Ranchhouse includes a 5′ wide double door and is available in four prefab kit sizes from 12 ‘x 12′ to 16′ x 14′. It includes a 4′ deep porch, two windows and decorative shutters and planter box. The Cookhouse is available in three sizes from 12′ x 10′ to 16′ x 14′ and has an enclosed gable porch. The Farmhouse has four sizes available from 16′ x 12′ to 20′ x 14′. It also has a double door and a porch. The Cedarhouse is available in five sizes from 10′ x 8′ to 10′ x 20′ and includes a Dutch door. The Haida Cabin is a panelized kit that requires no cutting and is available in 12′ x 8′, 16′ x 8′ and 20′ x 8′ sizes.

Another smaller kit that could be used as a tiny house is the darling Clubhouse. It’s available in six sizes from 8′ x 12′ to 10′ x 20′ and includes a Dutch door, three windows and a drop down window. The Clubhouse could be used in conjunction with another kit to create a tiny house compound.

Prices for the kits range from $2,884 for an 8′ x 12′ Clubhouse to $6,384 for a 20′ x 14′ Farmhouse. Shipping costs will vary by distance and take about 3-4 weeks. The company has a free online catalog where you can view their different designs.

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Photos by Cedarshed Industries

 

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]