Tiny House for Sale in California

I don’t know that this house is still available.

On the way back from a camping trip at Mammoth Lakes last weekend, my husband and I saw this tiny house for sale off Hwy 395 near Topaz Lake. I called the builder/owner to get some more information.

Tracy Pope is a consultant in San Diego. He built his tiny house while living in Sacramento with plans to put it on a friend’s twenty acres in Mono County. The Mono County permit process and a future move to Atlanta, GA forced him to sell the house. He originally wanted to sell it for what he put into it: $6,500, but he is now selling it for $4,000.

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The house is unfinished and was subjected to 110 mile per hour winds last winter. The house sustained some damage when it was knocked off square by the wind.

“My friends thought it would tip over in the winds, but it did just fine.”

However, for someone who wants an almost completed house to work on, this would be great. It is fully insulated and has pine siding, a propane stove, refrigerator, a portable boat toilet in the small bathroom, and a 26 gallon water bag in the ceiling for the sink and the unfinished shower. The sleeping loft can fit a king sized mattress. Pope used a Mexican chiminea for heat and said it worked really well. I really liked Pope’s choice of windows, especially the windows under the eaves.

The house is built on a 20-foot trailer and is 105 square feet. It is 13-feet high with 10-foot ceilings. Pope recommends that the house be towed to its new home and kept there. It is not designed to be towed around to different campgrounds.

Pope enjoyed the process of building the house and in the future would like to build another one.

“It is self sufficient and kids love it,” he said.

If you are interested in Pope’s tiny house, contact him at his email (tracy (at) tracypope.com) or through the Tiny House Blog. The house is located about 6-7 miles south of Topaz Lake on the West side of Hwy. 395 in California.

By Christina Nellemann

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56 Comments Tiny House for Sale in California

  1. cherry

    This is actually an excellent price; check any garden sheds / summer houses and you will find them all much more expensive than this. Also this does seem to have very good windows unlike most summer houses.

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  2. Ryan

    It would be great if Mr. Pope could send you more photos; the shower room, kitchen counter, loft and great room. Thanks!

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    1. Kent Griswold

      He originally wanted to sell it for what he put into it: $6,500, but he is now selling it for $4,000. See information above.

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  5. Christina

    Judy and jt,

    I drove past the house during the 4th of July weekend, and it was still in its original place with the sale sign on it. If you call the owner, Tracy, at 916-705-5252 or email him at tracy@tracypope.com he will be able to give you more information.

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  6. Emily

    has anyone managed to get in touch with the owner? The 916-705-5252 number isn’t working, and emails don’t seem to be answered either. (Perhaps it’s simply no longer for sale…)

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    1. Kent Griswold

      I am going to assume it is sold as no contact information is now available. I have updated the post to say “Sold” on it.

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  7. Christina

    Thanks Kent.

    Emily, I am not able to get hold of Tracy either, by any of his numbers or his email. It looks they are all disconnected. The house was still in the same place around the 4th of July, but I can’t be sure what the status is. If you are ever in the vicinity of Topaz Lake, CA, you can check on it. I will be in that area around the end of September, so maybe I can find out who owns the land the house is sitting on…if it is still around.

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  9. Jim Long

    110 mph??? and still standing?? Dude, I grew up in Wyoming..no stranger to mobile homes and even some with foundations, you have to be kidding me. Seriously. Like the whole thought process…but get real.

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  10. Cathy Johnson (Kate)

    Well what a hoot! I’d actually thought about using a chiminea in our tiny house/shed, but opted for a more conventional (yet to be installed) woodstove. Not only does this look great, it is the SAME chiminea I already own…

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  11. Moira Donohoe

    Hi,
    I love these tiny houses. I am trying to buy land in Mariposa or Madera County mountain property and would like to put a tiny house on it. What about zoning?
    Thanks,
    Moira

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  12. Christina

    This house is still located in the same spot near Topaz Lake. I saw it last weekend. The number has changed to (202) 262-4737. I will call the owner tomorrow to find out more and will let you all know.

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  13. Christina

    I talked to the owner and he is willing to sell it for about $1,500 since he now lives on the East Coast. He said his email is the same, but the number has changed.

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    1. Jillian

      I still have it everyone! Email or call me, please. The house is in Susansville, CA. It really needs a new home immediately.

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      1. Greg Watson

        Hi Kent, sorry about that. I saw Jillian’s email above and thought I cancelled my entry; apparently it went through. I’ll post what I’ve found out later.

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  14. Shane

    I’m guessing its sold? If not I am very interested. If not anyone know of anymore on trailers for sale?

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  15. Patrick

    A house of that size with wood inside and out….. on an older single axle trailer, it’s no wonder he recommends that it shouldn’t be pulled from campsite to campsite. Should definitely have gone dual axle.

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  16. rebecca

    I am currently searching for houseing with my husband… If we dont have any direction, or a home by may, and Your little tumbleweed is still available, I will be looking to buy it.

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  17. Melody

    I have to say , I just fell in love with the tiny houses! My husband and I like to vacation at the coast and in the mountains . We thought it would be nice to build a tiny house in each place for our retirement and sell the big house. Then we both get what we want.

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  18. victoria

    My husband and I are selling our 2800sft home and want to really, really downsize to live a more simple lifestyle. We have just enough money to purchas this adorable tiny home and have a friends huge yard to temporarily park it so we can have a place to live while our house is up on the market. Once our home is sold we can use the money to purchase a piece of land suitable for this home and finish the home to my dream specifications that we want in a tiny home on wheels. This home is what we’ve been looking for!!! Right price and size for a couple of empty nesters. Is it still available? Please give me the sellers contact information. We are very serious on purchasing this home or if not available a similar tiny home. Thank you ?

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