by Scott Stewart
This tiny house was a custom build and is a mix of our original Annemarie unit along with some inspiration from another design on the internet as well as many custom ideas from the buyer. It is an 8 ft. wide and 24 ft. long unit built permanently on a steel trailer with axles and bumper hitch.
The porch is 6 ft. long leaving 18 ft. of space inside the house, as you enter the house the fridge is immediately on your left and is a bottom mount freezer that has been lifted some for easy access, it is set into its own little area as it is seperated from the kitchen counter by a thin wall, counter top is solid maple butcher block with under mount small granite double basin sink and custom faucet all sitting on solid oak base cabinets running 7 ft. in length, at the end of the cabinets and just in front of the bathroom is an 18 in. wide set of book shelves/pantry with a custom ladder that fits in front of the shelves with rungs matching each shelf so it almost disappears when in place, ladder is easily removed with one hand and quickly set in place to reach either of the units two lofts.
Across from the fridge as you enter the house is a closet that matches the fridge in size and has a small storage area at the bottom, and two sets of double doors made to match the size of the freezer door and main door on the fridge for a nice balance, it has the bath on one side that includes an RV style tub with one piece molded surround to also include a shower.
It has a high grade porcelain RV style toilet to save room and water consumption and has a wall mounted sink, bathroom is in the back of the unit along one side with a “cubby” area on the other side at the same end, this area will be turned into a bedroom/sitting area, the rear loft over the bath and cubby will be the main sleeping loft and measures the full 8 ft. width of the house and 6.5 ft. deep, the front loft covers the porch and extends into the house over the fridge and closet area and is 8 ft. x 8 ft. and in this case used for storage but could easily be another sleeping loft. This unit does not include any overhead wall cabinets as the buyer will install her own shelf system but we could easily add more cabinets for another build.
The house is set up for 110v service and includes a 20 gallon water heater and wall mounted wall heater, no AC in this unit by request of buyer, but again could be easily installed.
Walls and ceiling are pine T&G beaded car siding, flooring is high grade allure traffic master floating vinyl that is glued at edges of each piece, this particular style is a hickory color, lofts can be whatever is desired, in this case carpet.
The porch has treated decking and vinyl post sleeves and railings, windows are all double pane, tilt in for easy cleaning and include two 2 x 3s in cubby area, one 2 x 2 in bathroom, 2 x 2 in each loft, 3 x 3 above sink as well as one 3 x 3 on opposite wall across from sink
Construction of this house is as follows: it’s built on a steel frame with two 6000 lb brake axles, has 2 x 10 floor joists 16 in. on centers with steel hurricane ties tying it to the frame, although the 2 x 10s are overkill they were used to get the floor system above the tires so the tires and wheels do not intrude into the living areas, sub flooring is 1in. thick, framing is standard 2 x 4s 16 in. on centers with 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 roof system decked before metal roofing was installed, exterior siding is lap siding painted and trimmed in custom colors.
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$16,500 picked up at my yard, delivery available at a great price.
Mountain View, Arkansas