Upper Valley Teeny Tiny Home Can be Purchased for $10,000

Upper Valley Tiny Homes in Pleasant Grove, Utah have already made a name for themselves by building tiny, green homes for clients around the country. They are now offering their 6×14 Teeny, Tiny House (that can be towed by a standard SUV) for only $10,000. Buyers only need to put down a 60 percent down payment during the order and pay back the difference with 10% interest for 12 months.

The Upper Valley Teeny Tiny Home is 6×14 and weighs 3,500 lb.

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The 3,500 lb. tiny house will include 4×8 smart panel siding, stone wool insulation and full electrical and plumbing system and hookups. The house includes a main living area with a Murphy bed that converts into a table, a tiny bathroom with a toilet/sink combo and a shower, a small but functional kitchen and a small loft that can be used for storage. Other options can be added including a wood stove, solar kit, skylights and a composting toilet.

The house has a small storage loft and a Murphy bed/table combo.

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Upper Valley has also built several other tiny homes including an 8×18 metal stud tiny house, several Sing Core tiny houses, and larger homes on wheels that range between 20 and 28 feet long. The company’s three standard tiny house models are the Birchwood, the Lexington, and the Crosswinds. They can each be fully finished or rough finished and come in various lengths. A full finished 8×18 Birchwood Tiny House on wheels is around $29,000 and the darling Lexington Tiny House has smart under-floor storage, a galvanized pipe ladder to the loft and stairs with storage cubbies.

Upper Valley’s other tiny homes include fully finished and rough finished versions and a variety of interiors.

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Photos by Upper Valley Tiny Homes/Facebook

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Andrew - January 25, 2016 Reply

I really like this design for the size it is. A “full” bathroom is a big deal. But am I wrong to assume that most tiny housers don’t want to make a tv the focus of their home? If I lived is a home this size I’d do all my viewing on an iPad, which would fit on my tiny bookshelf when I was doing something else. This is a positive review though. Just put a window where the tv is.

Andrew - January 25, 2016 Reply

One other thing: How does the table work? That sounds like a cool piece of furniture.

Rhi - January 28, 2016 Reply

A $10,000 starter for those with little cash sounds like a bargain and I would consider it if the insulation were up to snuff for Canadian winters. I would prefer the kitchen area next to the bath, but otherwise I like it.

But that fridge placement is ridiculous. It might work in Utah where they never get earthquakes, but not in British Columbia where we do. And more likely, I would bang my head on it weekly.

Jo Cox - February 15, 2016 Reply

I wish European sized appliances were affordable in N.Am. The 3 ft side by side under the counter fridge/freezer I had in Paris provided much needed counter space. Most tiny house dwellers have no need or space for American sized fridges.

    Rhi - February 21, 2016 Reply

    Or even just a reasonable sized one. My current fridge is 100 litres (45 freezer, 55L fridge), and measures 128cm tall, 54cm wide and 62cm deep. That’s plenty of storage for two people, huge for one person, without being excessively large. It’s short enough that a countertop oven or microwave can fit on top and still be usable.

Kirk Engnath - June 13, 2016 Reply

It sound’s like you have seen Anna White’s clip on Ply Wood flooring. I was one of the first prople to give her a lot of praise on a newer inexpensive flooring alternative. Anna did a wonderful staining to the flooring to give the floor a tiger stripe look. Very easy maintenance effective along with the one step and you are done. No additional flooring needed after you install sand and stain.

Stephen Whatcott - October 17, 2016 Reply

BEWARE!!!! This is a scam! Mike Tveter used to run a scam called “Viral Solutions Group.” He scammed clients out of tens of thousands of dollars. He is now running the scam with his Upper Valley Tiny Homes business. Please contact me for more information on how he runs his scams. I may or may not get the thousands that he stole from me back; however, I feel it is my obligation to inform others to keep them from getting scammed…whatcottws@gmail.com

Christina Goebel - February 26, 2017 Reply

I purchased a tiny house from UpperValleyTinyHomes. The finished product looked far different from anything I saw on their website or these pictures. Gaps, exposed insulation, unsealed wood and non-functioning solar are just some of the problems I’ve tried to resolve since receiving my house. They failed to seal the metal roof on properly, which allowed water to get into the walls. The damage is extensive and progressive. They have failed to respond to all of my attempts to contact them regarding this issue.

Ryan Moulton - August 4, 2017 Reply

Do not buy from Mike with Upper Valley. He will take your money and not deliver. We still have not received our house and we paid him full in May. He said he will complete the build the end of June, it is now Aug. We have emailed, texted, and called Mike several times now, and still haven’t heard from him for weeks. We are taking legal action against him.

    Christina Nellemann - August 7, 2017 Reply

    Ryan (and Christina and Stephen). Thank you for your personal experience with Upper Valley Tiny Homes. With all the tiny house builders out there, it’s sometimes a challenge to anticipate and discern who might not be up to par with their business practices. Yes, with my interviews, Mike seemed to be an energetic and responsive builder. It looks like this is no longer the case and his website is not accepting any more orders. Having comments from both unhappy and satisfied customers helps us when reporting on new builders.

Reese - February 7, 2018 Reply

This is a really misleading post. The most prominent photo, featured directly above the title of the post, “Upper Valley Teeny Tiny Home Can Be Purchased For $10,000”, is not of a $10,000 tiny house at all. Only the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th pictures here are of the badly designed, near windowless, ridiculously overpriced above-ground dungeon/death trap on wheels that was listed for sale for $10k by this now, thankfully and mercifully, bankrupt company which, in it’s less than two year life, accomplished to generate a staggering number of complaints and legal action against them.

A quick look at the information that is readily available regarding this company, Upper Valley Tiny Homes Mobile Home Dealers should be enough to tell you why you shouldn’t want to associate yourself with them. It isn’t just the comments of a few dissatisfied customers saying that this company is run by a fraud. It is the BBB and the judicial system saying it as well.

The tiny house shown in the majority of the pictures in this post is perfectly lovely. However, the actual 84 sq ft mobile rickets-and-mental-illness-factory this former company tried to sell for $10k is in no way suitable for human living. Ignoring the MANY design flaws and misuse of space, ignoring the fact that there is absolutely NO storage for clothing, shoes, linens, toiletries, food, or anything else with the exception of the cabinet space, which contains the plumbing for the kitchen sink and mechanics for the cooktop and the tiny, inaccessible loft in which the ill-conceived, over-sized, standard home improvement store type window unit air conditioner that is used in full sized homes and water heater, ignoring the fact that there is no way to heat the home at all, ignoring the complete lack of counter or table top space of any kind at all anywhere in this place, even ignoring the fact that, since this glorified tool shed has just the two tiny windows in the one front corner, one of which, unless standing directly in font of it, is blocked from view by the bizarrely and awkwardly placed refrigerator, and one tiny window above the disgusting toilet/sink combo which would have to be covered the vast majority of the time that the bathroom would be in use, there is just nowhere near adequate access to fresh air and sunlight for any living thing to lead any kind of healthy existence in that thing, the fact is that, even if it had a smoke detector, which you would have to install yourself as the builder did not, this place would be impossible from which to escape in the event of a fire, as the cooktop, where a fire would be most likely start, is right in front of the only possible exit.

There are laws preventing people from building and living in structures like this for good reason. Irresponsible companies selling unsafe structures as ‘tiny homes’ create the need for government intervention, regulation, ordinances, etc., making it more difficult for responsible tiny home companies to operate, and general hurt the entire movement. Being involved in any way with something like this is just irresponsible.

Regarding the statement that “Buyers only need to put down a 60 percent down payment during the order and pay back the difference with 10% interest for 12 months”; you should be warning your readers against, and in no way encouraging them to, set themselves up to be scammed in this way. People should be informed that ANY builder, contractor, handyman, repair person, etc. who requires ANY kind of payment prior to completion should not be trusted, period.

Those who provide a service are paid after, not before, they have provided the service. Those selling an item, any item, get paid in exchange for the actual item, not the promise of an item that does not yet exist, at the time at which the item is given to the buyer. It is ridiculous for anyone to expect it to work any other way.

Those in business have extremely powerful legal recourse afforded them that they can use to recover legitimately, and often not legitimately, owed payment from an individual. An individual, however, is nearly powerless to recover payment made for goods and services not delivered as agreed. If you are being asked to make any payment upfront, you’re either dealing with the business does not have the capital needed to actually a job they’re claiming to be able to do, a company who knows that their work is so substandard that no one would actually pay them what they’re charging to do the work once seeing it done, or they’re just plain con artists with no intention of doing anything other than taking your money. Just asking a few people should yield you at least one horror story involving the loss of substantial amounts of money pre-paid by themselves or someone they know. It’s that pervasive and it only continues because consumers are allowing it to go on.

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