House in a Box

by Kent Griswold on January 10th, 2013. 41 Comments
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Kevin Daniels lives 10 miles from the Summerville, South Carolina and recently got to view the House in a Box.

Here are some photos Kevin took of the exterior. The interior was unfinished, however you get a sense of how nice it would look when complete.

house in a box

Kevin also shared the floor plan and and some rendering from the House in a Box website where you can get more information.

Thanks Kevin for sharing these with us.

entry way

porch

porch and entry way

Lower Floor Plan

Upper Floorplan

Mountain Theme

41 Responses to “House in a Box”

  1. Bob H says:

    WOW, thats a very nice tiny house. That plan could meet all my criteria for a small house.

  2. I LOVE the wraparound porch, it expands the home in warmer weather. This is reminiscent of the Sears Catalog houses :)

  3. Susan Norris says:

    Very nice!! I love the central fireplace. As Bob says above: this meets all my criteria!

  4. Sylvia says:

    what a nice house, small but complete, what else do you need? Are there photo’s from the interior? Please???

  5. Nice design, great looks with an efficient layout!

  6. Sue says:

    Could you tell us which model this is? Is it the Aspen or the Cascade? I can’t find one on their website that looks exactly like this one. Thanks!

  7. jenxo says:

    love it !!! and the best thing is there is divider bw the loo and hand basin so no spray from the toilet splashing germs all over it…. one of my pet hates in small 3 piece bathrooms…
    and I would love to see some inside shots too….

  8. Leauxra says:

    I just finished going through the price calculator just to see. Not including labor or shipping, the shell of the 317 sq foot house is about $13K. That includes doors, windows, porch, siding, and slab foundation.

    Seems like quite a deal.

  9. Gabriel says:

    I’ve just used their pricing calculator. Very interactive and visually clear.

  10. John says:

    Sylvia, I found some images of the unfinished interior of that unit. Pretty sweet: http://www.houseinabox.com/interior-555-model-imagery/

  11. Jim says:

    I love the landscaping the most.

  12. deborah says:

    All I would need is a tub, otherwise I love it. Would love to see some interior shots sometime.

    • Jane Hahn says:

      Agree with Deborah! Must have a tub!!! And I have a shallow porch. Rocking chairs work well on these. You could have a deck for an eating area. I could never live fulltime without big closets, but I do love the concept & think it would be great for a vacation home.

  13. dave says:

    the porch is too shallow to be usable. It looks nice, but all you can do is sit facing out. no tables

    • Bbrown says:

      Sit on the lawn if porch is too small / shallow. Or set out pavers in front of porch to make a small patio……..that will enlarge the space

  14. stpauligirl says:

    Love it! it is a great small house floor plan – and would even work well without the upper level at all!

  15. Scott says:

    The picture appears to be the 555 sq foot model from their site; called the Cascade. Ran the pricing calculator and it came in at just under $20k with the slab option. However, I don’t believe that actually includes the slab of course… it’s just configured for a slab. Either way, it’s a beautiful looking small house that i would love to have. My wife even likes it.

  16. Bryan says:

    A thumb in the shot? I thought only I did that.

    Love the house.

  17. Denise says:

    Once upon a time Sears sold homes out of their catalogues and all the materials would be dropped off as if you ordered anything else from their catalogue. I’m not old enough to remember this, yet had a college mate who lived in one. It was the coolest house.
    They do say, everything comes back into style!

  18. Jason says:

    Any idea where this is? I live in Charleston (about 25 mins from Summerville) and would love to see it. Also, any idea who built it?
    I know that Tim from Southern Fried Homes has a link to house in a box on his website and that he is a builder. My wife and I are seriously considering building a small home on a vacant lot in Downtown Charleston and I love to see options up close.

    • Jason,

      I’ll get you the address. What I like about House in a Box is they provide homeowners with the ability to DIY as much as you have the appetite for.

      I have been working with them on other ventures for 5 years and am very excited to see this launch and to be a part of it, both with our plan offerings and the contracting component in the Lowcountry.

      Tim

      • Jason says:

        Thanks Tim,
        We ll go out to look at it. By the by I am the same Jason that called you and we ve communicated through Facebook. My wife a nd I have found a good lot that does nt flood much, and hopefully we be moving foward soon.

  19. Caliban says:

    I’d love to see more of the interior than the framing photos someone linked above. It’s hard to get a sense of scale and layout from them. (But thanks for finding those, John.)

    Based on the exterior and plans it looks great!

  20. Gery Holtz says:

    That is downright perfect!

  21. Liz says:

    I just found your tinyhouseblog.com site and have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the variety of homes and concepts displayed.

    These HIAB homes are beautiful. I especially love the rendering under “Case Studies” (http://www.houseinabox.com/case-studies/residential-14-acre-concept)that could work for multi-generational living. One could build a main cottage for the family, a cottage connected for an aging parent and an apartment over the garage for caretaker or returning college student,all on 1/4 acre!!!

  22. Rich says:

    great plan…. looks like it could become universally accessible without much modification. Not inexpensive to build, however.

  23. Jeff Roadtoad Nesmith says:

    Kent, the one thing that constantly amazes me is the not only the breadth of what you cover, but the quality of it as well. Checked out their website, and it looks incredible. My wife and I are looking to move out of California, and this kind of thing almost looks like it could be built anywhere, and would suit our limited needs well. Even if we’re stuck in CA for a while longer, we could build something like that, and when we move, sell it and at least get our money out of it.

    Well done, sir. I enjoy this more than you can know.

    (Don’t know who’s sending you abusive mail, but I’m with you: You don’t need it.)

  24. Susanna says:

    I need to live like this. I went on a tiny house binge last year, but it seemed that it had died out around 2009. I’m so glad to see this happening again.

    I recently saw a show on the house moving to Park County, Colorado, just outside of Boulder where I live.

    I am very excited!!

  25. Sian says:

    Hi,

    Love this! As our stuff is almost exclusively books I had an idea for those who need a little extra storage. You could opt out on the fire place and substitute a floor to ceiling built in case on one side and a small sliding door closet on the other. Just thought I’d share the idea. :)

  26. Erick says:

    Any updates on the interior?
    If they could make a few changes like extending the porch a few feet longer and a couple others I will buy this pending financing. This comes out to over $40,000 without labor. You have to pay in full before they start construction. I dont have that kind of cash but should have 20% down pending amount of Labor.
    If anyone got any one of their models please share love to see one finished. Im sure Im not the only one.

  27. AnnieinKC says:

    I would swap the bathroom and the kitchen and take out the center wall. Then use a Resource Furniture fold-down wall bed. It will DOUBLE the living space, and make the bathrm convenient to company.

    Put a bar in front of the kitchen with stools on the KITCHEN side, then back a loveseat or sofa in front of it, so you could sit at the bar, eat/drink and see the tv, centered on the opposite wall.

  28. AnnieinKC says:

    You don’t use the bed during the day, so why let it take up so much space 24/7!!!

  29. Luann says:

    What does it cost???

  30. kathi says:

    is this house actually in summerville, sc? I would love to go see it in person!

  31. Susan Saarinen says:

    Where can I view readable plans of this house?

  32. GreyGhost says:

    This is the house my wife and I are going to build on our property in TN. We currently live in FL. I’m thinking about making the 7 hour drive to see this model first hand. Has anyone seen the inside yet?
    I’d love to see pics

  33. Anne says:

    The perfect house.

  34. Milton Winslow says:

    I live in Moncks Corner. Would like to take a closer look at your house. Would that be possible?

    Thanks

  35. I fell in love with the outside look of this home, then even the inside, it is just perfect, I am a senior and need a bedroom on main floor, I wish this home for myself and live in the Northeast, so just an electric fireplace on the wall would do it for me. :)

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