Tuff Shed Tiny Houses

by Christina Nellemann on June 11th, 2012. 17 Comments
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Most people are familiar with Tuff Shed’s storage sheds and garages, but now the 30-year-old company is designing and manufacturing structures that could be used as tiny homes. Tuff Shed’s speciality structures come in a Modern style and a Weekender style and each of them feature several different sizes (including custom sizes) and options.

The Premier PRO Studio comes in three standard sizes (8′x10′, 10′x12′ and 12′x16′) and has a more modern look. The structure features a single slope, shallow 3/12 pitched roof and 12″ and 24″ overhangs. On the tall front wall, high-end, low-e transom windows and a tempered, full glass residential style door are included. The 8′x10′ costs about $4,069, the 10′x12′ is about $4,749 and the 12′x16′ is about $7,549. However, depending on how far your location is from a Tuff Shed dealer and whether the structure is painted, prices will vary.

Studio

The Premier PRO Weekender Ranch can be finished on the interior by the customer to create a more liveable space. This building includes a steel service door, two 3′x3′ windows, LP TechShield radiant barrier roof decking, 30-Year Owens Corning dimensional shingles, a front porch with overhang and can accommodate any of Tuff Shed’s standard options. The sizes range from 8′x14′ to 16′x24′ and the prices from $4,100 to $8,739.

Weekender Ranch

The Premier PRO Weekender Barn’s interior can also be customized for liveability. This building includes a steel service door, two 3′x3′ windows, LP TechShield radiant barrier roof decking, 30-Year Owens Corning dimensional shingles, a front porch with overhang and can accommodate any of the standard options. The sizes range from 10×12′ to 12×24′ and the prices from $4,879 to $8,623.

Weekender Barn

Standard options for the structures include additional windows, skylights, vents, anchors and tie downs and custom siding. The Tuff Shed website also includes an interactive chart for choosing your shingle and siding colors. Each Tuff Shed product is pre-fabricated in a climate controlled environment, and once all the pieces are constructed, they are packaged and delivered to your site where the structure is installed, usually within one day.

Photos courtesy of Tuff Shed

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

June 11th, 2012and filed in Pre-fab
Tags: design, house, installed, prefab, shed, tiny, Tuff
17 Comments

17 Responses to “Tuff Shed Tiny Houses”

  1. Angie says:

    That Weekender Barn is very much what I’d like to make into a tiny home some day. And then one of the smaller ones for a sewing studio near it.

    Very nice.

  2. Please send me some information about the buildings. How can I get the information how to build one of these.

    • Kent Griswold says:

      You need to go to the Tuff Shed site and contact them. This is a post showing what could be done with these.

  3. militaryfam says:

    Fantastic, Kent. Ours is a Handi-House shed. I do like Tuff Shed’s residential door option, which we did not get in our Handi-House (may have been an option but we took something in stock that met all of our needs, otherwise). Converting these with full electric, insulation, etc. only took a few weekends. Husband added a wall and residential door, for a separate bedroom for us. Ours is approx. 340 sqft. on 10, partially cleared acres. Sidenote: Ours also has the rolled garage door. The guys walled that end in. It can be taken off, down the road, if we wanted to convert back to a shed vs. a weekender.

  4. Alba Conte says:

    I have an office built by Tuffshed with windows and a door I ordered elsewhere. Their work ethic is unsurpassed and they do a great job. Look for specials on line and you may get free paint or other upgrades. They have a gallery of buildings that will make you swoon. http://www.tuffshed.com/

  5. Maude says:

    Tuffshed is a great company. My studio (for 8 years) was a cozy 10 x 14 shed. They delivered and built it in one day. My husband wired it – electricity, internet and cable. I loved that little building and highly recommend this company.

  6. Frank says:

    I’m 15 years ahead of TS with a barn model conversion. Best kept secret ever. I finished it out myself with plumbing, insulation and window upgrades (when I found freebies). My friends always argue over who gets to stay in it, they even enjoy the matching outhouse! I’ve even rented it out twice before. Ssshh, don’t let the authorities know.

  7. Marie Ortiz says:

    This is awesome. Do you have any interior pictures?

  8. Dee says:

    Sweet. I’ve long wondered why so many people struggled w/building when some very nicely designed sheds already exist at the big box store. My neighbor uses a shed for her sewing room. She and her husband added the wiring, cabinets and shelves. Next project is adding plumbing.

  9. Tim says:

    It’s great looking. I’d like to see interior photos.

  10. I like very much if you sent me the tiny houses beautiful model but I am still choosing which one the best for me to made like yr model, thanks so much for yr sending me in regularly.

  11. Mitch says:

    I built a bedroom addition out of a barn-shaped Tuff Shed. The skylight cracked, and 10 shingles blew off the north facing steep side of the roof within a few years, probably because they never got enough heat for the glue tabs to secure them.

    If I had it to do over again, I would build from scratch, using a shed roof style like these.

  12. Mitch says:

    Some other things I might mention about my Tuff Shed experience. Although I like the gambrel roof and high ceiling on the interior, drywall is not easy to do holding the pieces at an angle up on a ladder. Since I did it alone, I broke a large piece into three, which meant more joint taping/plastering to do, but it came out okay.

    My main house is 500 sq. ft, conventional frame, 2×6″ studs with R19 insulation and less window area. Because the bedroom Tuff shed addition is R11, with no floor insulation except a thin rubber sheet above the OSB on the floor and below the Pergo, the room is freezing in the winter, and I don’t sleep there. I also didn’t use a vapor barrier or any kind of sheet wrap.

    The bonus is that in the summer, although the bedroom gets much hotter during the day, it also cools down faster at night then the owner-built (by the original owner) main house which stays warmer at night, partly because of the thermal mass of the stucco perhaps.

    Since I like cold-temperature sleeping (around 50 F), I’m fine with the Tuff shed, expect in the winter I sleep in the main house, because the Tuff shed just costs extra to heat and gets much colder. Frankly, I would never build or buy a 2 x 4 structure again. I like 2 x 6 walls. They feel more substantial and home-like to me. I like the deeper window sills.

  13. Dylan says:

    Great Barn style Tuff Shed for sale here: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/grd/3115466047.html

    I’m moving and need to get rid of my tuff shed. It’s less than a year old and in perfect condition. It costed over 4,000 new and I’m willing to sell it for as low as 1,800.

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/grd/3115466047.html

  14. gamemaker says:

    Hey Guys,

    Just thought I would add my two cents. i think its more than logical to turn a shed into a house for economic reasons. It’s what I have been doing for the last year and now myself,wife and kids live in a 12×32 shed. You can follow my entire journey so far on my youtube channel.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE09044622B9409EB&feature=mh_lolz

  15. Marcia Reichert says:

    I sell Tuff Sheds at my local Home Depot and for fun I design tiny houses in my sheds. I had no idea there were official tiny houses. Love love! I’ll pass these on to my customers

  16. Carports says:

    I like the Weekender Ranch, it almost like my Aunt’s house in province. And I think that’s really relaxing =)

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