by Marsha Cowan
My very tiny home just recently went through an ice storm here in North Carolina and she didn’t even notice it. The crepe myrtle you see laying on my tiny house was the only one along the neighbor’s fence that lost no branches to the weight of the ice. He simply laid on top of my roof until the ice melted, then slowly raised himself up back to his 25′ height.
The house in whose driveway I am currently parked lived four days with no electricity or heat. I had a propane heater and cooktop, so I was able to cook for everyone, and their four year old hung out with me a lot to warm up. I also have rechargeable battery overhead lights, and I keep extra batteries charged as back up, so I was never without lights either.
This one is called The Nest. She is my second tiny house, and she is for sale on craigslist because I want to build a little bigger one in which my family can find shelter in an emergency. However, if she does’t sell, it won’t bother me because I have really enjoyed living in it for the past 5 months, and I will just keep living here. I see her as a great place for a single lady (or perhaps man) to live near her family or at the beach or mountains.
She has been through temperatures continuously in the lower teens and single digits and done quite well keeping me warm and snug. She has held up beautifully in high wind storms and blustery wind storms without a sign of trauma. She is a tank!
Here is the craigslist ad for “The Nest”. Enjoy!
Brand NEW charming home on wheels, 160 square feet, includes trailer! Ready for delivery! Located in Boulder Colorado.
House is built on top of flat-bed trailer and can be moved anywhere, it is technically a trailer pulling a load so it can be parked somewhere on your property where you might have liked to build a guest house or yoga studio or home office but local building codes prohibited.
Brand new stick frame construction, 10 feet by 16 feet, five windows, cathedral ceiling with space for sleeping loft or storage, glass front door for extra light, spacious and airy feeling inside!
Performance Trailer 77 inches X 16 foot 2010 Model bought from Iron Forge Trailers in Denver, Colorado.
DIMENSIONS AND SPECS
- 14 foot flat bed with 2 foot dove tail-wood deck
- Store away ramps at rear of trailer
- Total Length: 20 feet (Includes hitch)
- Total Width: 101 inches (from outside of fenders over wheels)
- Inside Width: 82 1/2 inches (between fenders)
- Requires 2 inch ball, has electric brakes and emergency break pull away
- Two 3,500 pound axels
14,000. $ 12,750 Greatly Reduced! $9,750 or $7,995 without trailer
See the Listing at Tiny House Listings here.
Located in Boulder Colorado
Contact Lorna Kellogg at:
Cell Phone: 707-490-7212
This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape is another Montana Mobile Cabin. Destination to be “Cabin in the Woods.”
Here it is ready to load and go down the road. Watch for us next week on the highways and byways of Western Montana.
On the road again!
Over the river & through the woods…
Glad to have this one in the record books. Ole Man Winter tried to keep us down, but we prevailed!
Happy cabin in the woods!
This cabin was ordered as pictured; no kitchen, no bath; it is what we call a dry cabin. The owner is planning on using it as a bunkhouse with a stove & a couple of bunkbeds. We don’t always get the pleasure of seeing the cabin furnished.
One of my favorite tiny house pre-fab design companies, Cabin Fever, is having a Black Friday sale on their stylish Zip Classic cabin. The Zip is a 120 square foot one-room structure that normally costs $12,500, but is being sold November 23-29, 2013 for only $9,900. The Zip building package comes delivered complete with everything required to build a tiny space.
The insulated wall sections of this cabin come assembled and are easy to bolt together with a few helpers. The building includes a raised foundation with steel brackets and 3/4 inch plywood floors, a 8 foot wide glass sliding door and two windows, 3 inch insulated roof panels with trim and solid wood beams on metal columns, wood paneled interior walls and vinyl tile floors and all the hardware necessary to put the house together. The Zip also has a 12×16 ft front porch made with 1×6 inch planks.
The Zip falls into the category of tiny homes that are permit exempt in most localities and this tiny building can be turned into a guest house, artist studio, yoga room or full-time tiny home. Multiple Zips can also be placed next to each other to create a larger dwelling.
Photos by Cabin Fever