This house is still available for sale. See comments below for more information.
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.
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.
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