by Stephenie Hollyman
I have been living tiny now, floating, in fact, off and on when not teaching internationally. I have a 35 foot by 12.5 foot 2006 Aqualodge houseboat I am now selling in Miami, Florida. It just came out of the shipyard with a freshly painted bottom and sterling survey. It’s tied up at a marina in Miami Florida where the buyer could probably continue to live aboard as long as they call themselves ” year round cruisers.” It’s a wonderful way to live.
I am sadly selling it for $52,000 as I am moving to California. I have owned it for 3+years.
You can contact Stephenie via her email for more information: blazingcontent [at] yahoo [dot] com
My husband, Jeff, and I wanted to share our latest summer side-project that is now for sale – the Duck Chalet! It stemmed from our love for small, intuitively designed, and cost effective dwellings.
We are both green home designers and builders here in Northern New York, and lately we have been building smaller and smaller homes with higher energy efficiencies and more attention to the everyday feasibility of the living space to minimize wasted space and energy.
A tiny house was right up our alley and the next eventual step in our progression. Ever since the beginning of the movement we have fallen in love with tiny houses, but never had the time to build one. We started designing the tiny house a year and a half ago, and finally built it these past 4 months.
In order to get the maximum width and use out of the trailer, it had to be modified to provide load baring portions for the walls outside of the trailer frame rails. This gave us a maximum width and allowed us to save every precious inch of space we could.
In addition to the excessive attention to detail and space management, we tried to supplement it with bits of custom handmade cabinetry, cedar trim and accents, and a warm interior. Along the way we both came up with our funky little living room/dinette set system and fell in love with the idea as well. Is it feasible to switch around every day for different uses? Not necessarily, but it’s great to have options – especially when you have a few unexpected visitors for dinner.
One pet peeve we both had with tiny houses is the fact that everyone has the trailer tongue hanging out of the front or back with little to no use aside from some propane tanks or A/C unit mounts. We’ve seen a few drawbridge style chain supported decks, but never one that completely covered, concealed, and took advantage of the trailer tongue’s strength to support a deck. We think our porch deck gives you that feeling of being in a cute country home in addition to discouraging theft of the home
My husband and I have really enjoyed the entire process and therefore, we’re hoping our tiny home receives a warm reception so we can further justify delegating more of our time to these wonderful humble abodes. We have so many more ideas ready to go for the next one!
The link to our listing on Tiny House Listings is: http://tinyhouselistings.com/the-duck-chalet/
Thank you so much!
-Jeff and Kalie Brady
by Dax Wagner
I’ve been a long-time fan of the small housing movement. I just bought this modular 5×10 Teal Camper but have to sell because my nosy neighbor had a problem with it. It’s literally 3 months old! Practically new and completely modular for easy assembly and portability. Can be used on the ground or on a 5×10 trailer for travelling.
I paid over $8000 for it and am pricing it to sell quickly at $5000. Due to the shape of the walls, it actually has 60 sq. ft. of usable interior space. Includes all amenities: king-size bed/dinette with bench storage. Sink with hand-pumped fresh water reservior, shelf, 2 storage cabinets, lighting, plumbing, integrated electrical system (both A/C and DC compatible if you want to use a battery/solar). I’m even including the curtains, solar shower, Thetford Curve porta potti (this is the “cadillac of porta pottis” and it has NEVER been used… still in box) and extra flooring to make it cozy and comfortable for long term living. Extremely strong an well designed.
You can learn more about this larger Teal Camper here: http://www.tealinternational.com/TailFeather/index.html
Contact daxwagner (at)
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Weight: 600 pounds shipped on pallets. (See photo below)
My name is Cody Gaylord and I am the current REED Manager (Renewable Energy and Ecological Design) at Green Mountain College. We are currently trying to sell the tiny house that the REED program designed and built in the Fall of 2010. The funds from the sale will be used to fund the REED programs next design/build project.
This tiny house was designed and built by Green Mountain College students in the Fall of 2010 as part of the REED (Renewable Energy and Ecological Design) program. The house boasts 96 square feet with a base footprint at 8 ft. by 12ft. plus an 8 ft. x 3 ft. 6 in. sleeping loft. Nearly all materials were repurposed and locally sourced including the rough cut siding and the slate threshold and countertop.
The window area is maximized on the south side for passive solar heating, and windows are placed for adequate summer ventilation. The off-grid 300 watt solar system shades the southern glazing in the summertime, and can easily power lights, laptops, peripherals, and devices. The sleeping loft is accessed via a ship ladder, and underneath is a custom corner window and storage bench. The angled rear wall creates a spacious feel, and the hyperbolic roof is designed to maximize rain water collection.
There is an exterior layer of 2 in. XPS insulation at the walls. The floor is insulated, and there is 2 in. of rigid insulation at the roof. The wall and roof insulation and interior paneling needs to be completed by the buyer. The house can be moved by GardenTime in Rutland. Buyer is responsible for moving costs. The asking price for this off-grid tiny house is $5,000. Funds received from this sale will be used to fund the REED program’s next design-build project.
Serious inquirers only please to: Tiny House Sold