Slabtown Customs Update

Quite of few of you have been asking about Scott Stewart and Slabtown Customs as I have not reported on Scott and his work in sometime and his website was taken down. Scott and his business is still going strong and I have an update here of many of his recent projects. In this post I have put together several galleries and a couple of movies of what Scott has been up to. Here they are:

The Linger Longer, a Park Model

This custom unit is one of our park model builds, it is built perm. on a steel i beam frame with three axles and bumper style hitch (hitch is hidden under front steps) unit is 14′ wide and a total of 38′ long including a 6′ front covered porch with treated decking and vinyl porch posts and railings, layout includes bedroom in back large enough to accommodate a king size bed if needed, large closet, bathroom including a 4′ wide shower stall with seats, full size tall elongated dual flush toilet, sink/vanity, vent/light as well as vanity lights, high grade allure vinyl flooring in bathroom, kitchen includes hickory cabinets, full size fridge, induction cook top, toaster/convection oven, microwave, dual basin full size sink with custom cover that matches the counter top to cover one half of the sink to gain counter space if needed, cabinets include base, overhead and 7′ pantry. house is fully insulated wired and plumbed like a site built home with rv type connections to allow set up in an rv park, set up on 110v service, has two heat/air combo units, one in living area and one in bedroom, layout also includes two lofts, one 6′ storage loft over the front porch that has a custom installed stained glass window in the gable end that has a light behind it controlled by a switch next to the front door allowing the owners to light the stained glass at night for a very nice look,  house also has a large sleeping loft in the back accessed by stairs between the bath and bedroom, this loft is the full 14′ wide and just over 17′ long creating lots and lots of added sleeping/reading room, the side walls of the house in the loft area are 10′ tall with a 7′ tall ceiling below the loft in the bedroom and bathroom to gain headroom in the loft, the loft has railings but is open looking down on the living area below.

The house has hardwood laminate flooring in a cherry color throughout including the large loft with carpet in the storage loft, living room includes a corner electric fireplace that is very realistic when turned on, it produces a lot of heat and is surrounded by cultured stone, TV is mounted above fireplace.

The house has a 36″ wide front door with oval frosted glass with matching vinyl screen door, second 36″ nine lite door in bedroom,  have two 32″x3′ windows on porch area, two sets of 2×3 windows on each side of living area, 3×3 in bedroom, and three 2×3 windows in loft. front porch is large enough for hanging porch swing and rocking chair, also has old south charm style sky blue ceiling.

The last three pictures are of a bird house that is a to scale miniature version of the linger longer that my 13 year old daughter built for the owners.

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Modular Jasper Cabin

This is a modular type unit called the Jasper Cabin, this house was built in four sections that were then transported to the delivery site and re attached, it had two lower sections that were each 12′ wide and 18′ deep with two roof sections to match, once assembled the house was 24′ wide and 18′ deep with an upper level bedroom.

This particular house had cedar log siding on the exterior with an ivy green metal roof the layout was custom and designed by the buyer, it includes a lower level bedroom with large bunk beds. A three side wrap around covered porch was added to the house after set up.

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The Tookie House

This Slabtown Customs build is an 8′ wide and 24′ long tiny house with rustic pine exterior siding installed in a lap pattern. It is built on skids instead of a trailer so is meant to be set up perm on a site but is still easily moved if needed. It’s built on treated laminated wooded skids, has 2×6 floor joists with hurricane ties, 1″ of sub floor material, full standard 2×4 framing with 9′ tall sidewalls. the 9′ sidewalls are used to gain more headroom in the two sleeping lofts this house has, with 7′ tall ceilings in the areas below the lofts this gives us almost 2′ of wall space in the loft areas before the roof starts to make is rise.

The house has an 8×8 bedroom on one end so combined with the two sleeping lofts it will accommodate several people, the bathroom is on the opposite end and includes a 3′x3′ shower stall, full size toilet and 18″ sink/vanity. This particular unit was custom built to be a rental unit much like a motel room so it doesn’t have a complete kitchen, only a dorm style fridge and a microwave along with oak base cabinets and counter top, above the countertop are electric and cable connections to allow a wall mounted flat screen TV.

As with most of our small houses it is fully wired and plumbed like a site built home but has RV type connections, its fully insulated with fiberglass in the floors, walls and ceiling.

The house is completely set up for 110v service and includes a 19 gallon water heater and heat/air unit mounted in the wall. The house has a 9 lite 36″ wide entry door, 3 3×3 windows including one in the bedroom and one in the bathroom for a nice balanced exterior look, as well as one in the living room,  with one 2×2 window in each loft. Although this unit does not have a complete kitchen, adding remaining needed appliances would not be a problem.
the set of pics shown in the email were taken before the ladders were installed to access the lofts but there was one in front of each loft. The bathroom and bedroom doors on this unit are pocket doors that slide into the wall so they do not create a problem with robbing space around them when opened.

The flooring in the house is hardwood laminate with a cherry color in the main floor as well as lofts with a high grade vinyl in the bathroom.

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Annemarie Wick House

This is a custom tiny house based on our Annemarie plan, it is for a road legal size of just over 8′ wide and 24′ long and includes an 8×8 bedroom on the main floor with two 8×8 lofts above, one on each end. It has a bathroom with a 36″ shower stall, 18″ sink/vanity, full size toilet, 19 gallon water heater, double basin sink with cover for one basin, microwave, toaster/convection oven, double burner cook top, full size fridge, 3/4″ pine t&g interior walls and ceilings, hardwood laminate flooring, built permanently on a steel frame with axles and hitch, painted custom colors. This one is available for $15.000.

A couple of the pictures are blurry, especially the shot of the shower and adjacent shelves, sorry for that.

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Ellis Washington House – Lynda Edition

This is another version of the popular ellis washington house, it is 12′ wide, 26′ long with a custom porch, porch is only 4×6 leaving a 4×6 computer nook on the other half of the front of the house, main sleeping area is in a loft over the back 8′ of the house which is accessed through a large closet/dressing room/utility room in the back of the house. Pricing for this house is $18,000.

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Ellis Washington House, Travis Edition

This house is a 12′ wide and 26′ long unit built on skids, with 2×8 floor joists, floor plan is attached, main sleeping loft is in the back and is 8′ deep spanning the full 12′ width, bathroom has tub, the buyer installed ceramic tile on the walls around the tub after delivery, house has a large closet along with washer and dryer, loft entrance is in the closet area, there is also a small loft above the front porch area, the window type opening in the loft above the kitchen has a removable custom frame with slats to soften the large opening, it was out at the time of the pics, this was done in order to make getting large items into and out of the loft.

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Slabtown Cube

The Slabtown Cube is for sale at a ridiculous price of $8500 as it sits on Scott’s yard through Monday, December 12, if Scott still owns it by Tuesday morning it will be set up and will be available for rent at $75 per night with a two night minimum, set up and available here in Mountain View, AR.

Ellis Washington Studio Cabin

The Ellis Washington Studio Cabin is a 12′ wide and 26′ long studio cabin with 6′ front covered porch leaving a 12×20 main cabin, this unit was extra tall with two lofts, one over the porch and one over the bathroom and bed area, this units original floor plan had the kitchen area located where the bed is now in the pics, buyer wanted the kitchen moved to present location to allow placement of bed on lower level. In a reproduction of this model the height will not be this tall, we can still however add a loft, its actual height will depend on delivery location and travel route.

The kitchen can be placed either as in the pics or as in original plan.

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Partne House

Tiny log cabin style house built on trailer, full bath, kitchen, washer/dryer, two lofts, hardwood flooring, pine log siding, 10′ wide and 22′ long For sale at $16,000.

Contact Scott Stewart at Slabtown Customs for more information.
ozarksbest@yahoo.com
870-213-5310

Please let Scott know you heard about his homes through the Tiny House Blog.

37 Comments Slabtown Customs Update

  1. Bob H

    WOW, Scott has it going on. His builds look so much better than all the rest, at prices that are about half of the so called industry leaders. Great job.

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    1. Mark G

      Bob, I’m with you on this one. I’ve been saying for awhile now that the prices people are selling the tiny houses for are expensive. I even asked if someone would give me a breakdown of costs for the construction of a tiny house on fb. No one responded. If you’re building a house of this size it’s not using a lot of wood. Yes, the wood has to be cut at a sawmill but that still doesn’t factor in a $30k to $40k price for some of these houses. Slabtown is the bomb. This is an amazing house that is very affordable! I wish more people would build houses like this because, in the end, I suspect all the materials and construction can be done for under $8k so the builder is still making a profit.

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      1. Scott Stewart

        Hi Mark,
        thanks for your words, I think I’ll remind my wife Im the bomb as you put it!
        I do agree that a lot of tiny houses advertised are expensive but many times seem to be considered the norm. There are of course many variables and I think my location in the country probably allows me to build cheaper do to cost of materials and labor but obviously not to the extent of difference seen in the range of pricing from one house producer to another. Im sure its quite obvious that I am not making much money on any one unit, rather just trying to stay busy and keep some work going.
        As for getting a price breakdown from builders, Im not surprised no one jumped on that and to be honest its not something I would do either unless its during the nailing down specs phase when dealing with a customer that is looking to supply certain items.
        Its true there isnt a lot of wood in a small house but the included wood is one of the cheaper parts of a build, we dont use sawmill lumber believe it or not (even though I have been in the lumber business all my life) on the houses except for the rustic exterior siding we use on the cabin type builds.
        Even though I am building and offering units at a more than reasonable price I can honestly tell you that none of the units pictured in this post were built for $8K and I havent hit that kind of profit on any of my builds, but Im doing a job I love and like to think Im providing a service as well.
        Again, thanks so much for the post and I hope its cool that I broke everything you mentioned down, of course its brokedown to a Slabtown Customs pint of view and how it is in my corner of the world and Im sure is a different take than you may receive from other builders.

        Scott

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  2. Gene Wallen

    Scott sells houses, not ideas. I suggest a Facebook page, it`s free and I`m sure your fourteen year old could maintain it.

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    1. Scott Stewart

      Gene,
      thanks for the post and the suggestion. I actually do have a FB page but it hasnt been updated as it should. I have been so busy in the shop I havent been able to spend as much time on the computer as I would like and as I need to but I have some new help coming on to handle this as well as a new blog started by one of my latest customers that will help keep things updated better.

      Scott

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  3. alice

    I’m curious about the “stone” fireplace in the first model. Where did it come from? What kind of fireplace is it? Where can I get one like that?

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    1. Scott Stewart

      Hello Alice,
      I need to go back and look for the exact model that fireplace is, the customers purchased it from Congo Stove works. It is a 120v electric model that does put out quite a bit of heat and is very realistic looking when lit. The stone is cultured stone that I applied to the surround we built to house the fireplace, its a simple wooden housing and I applied the stone with a premixed adhesive.
      Please email me if you like and I will forward the info on the fireplace.

      Thanks,

      Scott

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  4. alice h

    I see there’s another lower case alice on here, guess I’ll have to start adding my last initial. Some great houses, lots of layout ideas to toss into the mix and it’s always great to see video. Gives a better sense of the flow. One thing about kitchens, the layout theory doesn’t always stand up to the day to day functional reality. Sometimes it’s good to keep things flexible in case you change your mind about something. One thing I know, leave yourself elbow room between functions and a heat-proof place to put things down quickly ‘just in case’.

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    1. Scott Stewart

      HI Alice H,
      thanks for taking time to post, im glad you liked the videos, they are my first crack at filiming and I can see lots of improvement that can be done but I do agree that video gives a much better look at the houses.
      The kitchens are a tough part of the layout to get “right” in a tiny house. For me personally I think every kitchen needs to have a large fridge and a double basin sink and these two items take up a lot of room so something has to give, but again the kitchen layout as with all features in a tiny house is one of those ‘to each his own’ sort of things and we will do whatever is asked whether it means building a house with a cooler and a coleman stove or an 8×16 house with an 8×12 kitchen layout, the ideas are limitless.

      Thanks again,

      Scott

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  5. molly

    WOW! What an update! Thanks for all the info and the wealth of pictures. It’s good to know he’s doing well. With quality houses like these at his prices, I imagine he’ll be in business as long as he wants to be!

    I can’t wait until I have a place to put my own house.

    Reply
    1. Scott Stewart

      Hi Molly, thanks for the kind words.
      I hope you are right and I am building tiny houses for a long time to come. Keep me in mind if you find your dream spot.

      Scott

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  7. Mel

    I love the layout of the Partne house with the kitchen tucked up front and the bath/laundry at the back. With your price point I’m starting to think about this rather than renting! Great job Scott. :)

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    1. Scott Stewart

      Hi Mel,
      thanks for the post! Sounds like maybe you need to move here to north central AR, we can set you up in a new Partne house on 1.5+ acres of land and I have no doubt the total cost would be lower than your rent, how was that for a sales push!

      Thanks again for your post, if you have any questions just let me know,

      Scott

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  8. Irene

    Scott, I loved the Slabtown Annemarie, and I’m loving the Annemarie Wick house. I’m not clear; is it on wheels for transport to a permanent site or is it permanently on wheels like a Tumbleweed? I love that house!

    Thanks!

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    1. Scott Stewart

      Hello Irene,
      thanks for the compliments! The Wick house is perm. on a trailer but a unit this size can be done either way. The Tookie house which is the same size as the Wick and basically the same layout is built on skids.

      Thanks,

      Scott

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  9. Benjamin

    I would be very uncomfortable with the layout of some of those bathrooms. I really don’t like to bump into a toilet when I step out of the shower.

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    1. Scott Stewart

      Hi Benjamin,
      of course we can do a bathroom layout in any configuration and as large as the customer wants but usually most customers want to confine the bathroom to as small an area as possible in a tiny house, but again every unit is custom and nothing is set in stone.

      Scott

      Reply
  10. Nancy Grigsby

    Love your homes. We are interested in the Slabtown Cube. We live near Franklin, KY, off l-65. Is it portable, from Arkansas to KY?

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    1. Scott Stewart

      Hi Nancy,
      thanks for your interest in the Cube. It can be transported to Franklin, it will require permits as it is over legal width as well as over legal height but this is a pretty straight forward process. If you are interested I can deliver it to you for a total cost of $9300 including the house and delivery.
      Please let me know of any other questions,

      Scott

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  11. Howie

    Scott:

    I am very impressed with your work. The size and configuration for the Jasper Cabin and Linger Longer would suit me just fine.

    Just a few questions: 1) are the units insulated, 2) is installing a cast iron stove (for warmth) feasible, and 3) if one were to invest in the best type of wood available for durability, what would you recommend?

    Thank you for taking the time to post the videos. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Howie

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    1. Scott Stewart

      Hi Howie,
      thanks for the favorable post!
      Nearly all the units we build are fully insulated, only those that are built to the dried in stage are sent out with out insulation. We insulate the floor, walls and ceiling according to the recommended r values as set forth by the dept of energy for the zipcode of the delivery location.
      Adding a cast iron stove wouldnt be a problem and would provide more than enough heat for either of the two units mentioned, and of course you have the ability to cook a pot of beans or some stew on top as well!
      As for the question about what type of wood to use….are you talking about the interior wood?

      Thanks so much for your interest,

      Scott

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      1. Howie

        Scott:

        I am referring the the exterior of the house to include the best type of roofing tiles.

        Also, are you going to have a website up soon?

        Howie

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  12. john william

    thanks scott for sharing your beautiful houses with us! what are the price ranges for a fully finished linger longer type park model home? obviously there are several custom features in the build that are not standard. thanks for your time.

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  13. Leta

    I am totally amazed at the beauty and value of these homes. As my stepson would say, “This has, like, *craftsmanship*.

    Reply
    1. Scott Stewart

      Hi Leta,
      thanks to you and your stepson for the posting, I appreciate very much when people notice that our pricing may be low but the care and time we put into each build is not, thanks again,

      Scott

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  14. Lala Courtney

    Scott,
    Hi! I am researching “tiny homes” to be used as an artist studio. I am interested at this point in 8×20 to 8×24 horizontal placement with almost the entire front being french type doors… plenty of light coming in. I do not require the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen features. The loft aspects are neat to be used as additional above your head storage. I have a lot to consider..but would love some further information on your creations and the possiblities of custom designing and delivering your Slabtown Custom.
    Thank you,
    Lala

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  15. Aaron

    Scott,

    First off I wanted to thank you for the tour Saturday of your construction facility and homes you had in progress. Sorry wife and i picked the coldest day of the year to visit.

    That being said, wife and i both were really impressed with your products vs the price. Its going to be a hard sell on anything else on the market after looking at the value of yours.

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  16. Kate Miller

    Hi Scott, I love your tiny houses, the one problem I have had is finding land, to put a home on.What might be the cost of land, which you mentioned in a previous post, you said you have 1.5 acre parcels? I honor people like you with the talent, foresight, and care to want to help others find their financial footing again. I am about 2 years from the downsize, currently in Georgia. I also wondered if you will be selling plans for your houses? I need to downsise for my health, and because I took a 500k hit in the hospital in 2004. i am so encouraged by your beautiful work. Thank You, Kate Miller, Rome, Ga.

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  17. Ed

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for your reply regarding the Shotgun house not pictured here. One somewhat similiar is the Ellis Washington Studio Cabin. Can you shoot me a price as you did for the Shotgun house? Your work and attention to detail are impressive and your prices match! Thanks Scott. We will be doing business soon!
    Ed Zip: 49411

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  18. Rowena

    Hello Scott,

    I noticed that not many people have commmented as of late & fewer responses from you. Are you still working??? or working too much??? We hope this post finds you well with the hopes of working with you.

    My beloved husband & I have been in the process of downsizing for the past couple of years; very successful thus far giving away & helping others with our excess. We are NOW in the final countdown of 14 months to sell our home. We’re soon to be empty nesters & still watching every penny; living on a tight teacher’s budget isn’t just a hobby but out of necessity. Our older son is on his own & military bound while our younger son is entering high school this fall. We’re looking at the Linger Longer Park Model for our family. Due to this declining economy, costs of living & rising medical costs–it is not feasible to live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Okay, we don’t drink, but the analogy works for living in today’s world. :)

    We believe that your little company, those who work for you & the products you create are a perfect match for us. After much research & praying we think you can create what we so desire. When time permits please contact us about the specifics regarding the full cost of the Linger Longer unit; love the demensions!

    With much appreciation,
    Jonathan & Rowena

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  19. Brie K

    Hello! I LOVE the version of the Gwenny kay. However there are several users saying once they made the first payment and sent it to you, you never gave them the house and took their money. Care to explain? I love the house but am a little skeptical as to how a house so beautiful can cost so little?

    Reply

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