Sugarloaf Small House Company

by Kent Griswold on October 8th, 2013. 31 Comments

Nestled at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Arkansas Ozarks is the Sugarloaf Small House Company. We have taken our thirty years of construction experience, our desire to provide a reasonably priced smaller home, and applied it to building small portables. We can customize to fit your needs. Let us help you enjoy a small home lifestyle, a weekend getaway, studio space, or additional office space. Our current project is the Estha Mae Model. This model, as shown, is priced at $20,000.

The Estha Mae is a 12 foot by 24 foot on 4 foot by 6 foot skids. This unit has a completely finished interior with a full bathroom, kitchen and two sleeping lofts. The Estha Mae model has a 4 foot. covered porch.

Please check out our website www.sugarloafsmalls.com or our Facebook by clicking here Facebook and here Sugarloaf Small House Company. We have a gallery available at either site with a lot more pictures! Please LIKE us on Facebook, and sign up for our email updates via our website. We would love to hear from you!

Estha Mae Model

Estha Mae Model interior

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bathroom

Estha Mae Model back

Tonita’s Tiny Porch Makeover

by Kent Griswold on September 6th, 2013. 53 Comments

by Tonita Fernandez

When Slabtown Customs of Arkansas built my 8ft x 24ft $10,000 tiny house, I debated if I should go with a large (for a tiny house) covered front porch or use that space to extend the interior length and square footage. Since I am not a builder and have no intention of building my own covered deck in the future I decided to go with a covered front porch. I am happy with my choice. Have covered deck, will travel.

The interior size measures eight feet wide by eighteen feet long. The porch measures 6 feet long by 8 feet wide. A large tiny house porch gives me several options. I need to be able to change things up and move furniture around as my mood changes. Even in a tiny house I feel it is important to be able to change out furniture and décor. I could not imagine living day in and day out, year in and year out with the same stuff in the same place all the time. I would go stir crazy and be bored to death. Here is my little porch dressed and ready for the long warm days of summer. My prior post shows pictures of the porch in Feb. Yes, I change out my porch depending on the weather, holiday or my mood.

See more pictures of Tonita’s house at her blog: http://www.shabbychictinyretreat.blogspot.com/

porch

I purchased lace panels from a thrift store for added privacy & a cozy feel

chickens and porch

My porch will seat four people comfortably

lots of room

I sat on my porch reading a book during a thunder storm last evening

roses

Roses tied to an old wooden post welcome guests to my tiny retreat

seating for two

Seating for two on one side of the front door

chair and lace

Comfortable seating for two more people on the other side of the porch

chair and front door

The sun and lace create beautiful wall patterns depending on the time of day

lace and seating

It is so comfy on my porch as a warm summer breeze blows through the lace

wreath

An antique French key adds mystery to my front door

lunchbox

A vintage lunch box works great outside to hold and protect food items

wicker chair

The wicker table was on the side of the road = free, a coat of white paint and she has a new life

chickens and can

Rusty vintage chicken feeders make wonderful planters & an old milk can provides storage and when topped with a tractor seat makes a great place to sit

wicker sofa

My little wicker sofa was a Craig’s list find for $25.00

shutters

Adding shutters made a world of difference

tractor seat

A vintage ceiling tin piece sits above the top step to add interest to the porch area

Thanks for visiting my tiny front porch. It is such a fun and comfortable spot to relax, read, entertain, eat meals or just hang out with a girlfriend.

Remember, it is never too late to have a happy childhood.
Now…. go play.

Tonita
http://www.shabbychictinyretreat.blogspot.com/

Essiak Custom Designs, LLC

by Kent Griswold on July 23rd, 2013. 6 Comments

I want to introduce you to a new tiny house construction company called Essiak Custom Designs, LLC., located in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Essiak Custom Designs, LLC is more than a business. It is a passion for co-founders Zak & Cassie Beauford. The young couple strongly believes in the concept to “live simply so others may simply live.”

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Having been raised in the construction world, Zak brings over a decade of experience and unique creativity to each project.

Cassie – though new to the construction world – is no stranger to public relations and is enthusiastic as she interacts with each client through the journey of designing and building their custom home.

Simple truths about Simple living

  • affordable – Essiak custom designs floor plans start at $12,900.00. You can minimize monthly mortgage payments to less than $200.00!
  • economical – Without excess space, utility bills will be minimal.
  • efficient – Strategic floor plans create a unique space that accommodates small living comfortably.
  • trendy – Essiak custom designs offers designs that suit a variety of preferences. Modern, rustic, contemporary, etc.

floor plans

Essiak designs to meet not only your needs, but, also your wants.

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Contact them at:

479.256.9106 479.586.3011
essiakcustomdesigns@ymail.com
www.facebook.com/essiakcustomdesignsllc

Our Tiny House in the Hills

by Kent Griswold on February 19th, 2012. 23 Comments

by Neil Norton

Here are some photos of our tiny house made from a storage building. We had been living in a 2,700 sq ft home, between upkeep and utilities we were constantly broke. A friend of ours offered to sell us a quarter acre of his property, so I went to work researching tiny homes.

After a month or so of youtube videos, google searches, etc… I decided on this layout. The living room is 10 ft 6 in X12 ft. The kitchen/bathroom is 6 ft 2in X 6 ft 10 in with 6 ft 7 in ceiling to accommodate the storage loft above. Our bedroom is 10ft 6in X 7ft 8in. All rooms except for kitchen have 9ft 6in ceilings. We have two lofts, the front one overlooks the beautiful rolling hills of Northern Arkansas, it measures 10ft 6in X 48in with a 40 in ceiling at the peak.

The back loft is accessible from the bedroom only and matches the kitchen footprint with 40 in ceiling at the peak. We lowered the ceilings in the living and bedroom for structural integrity, but left the lofts for more head height.

Our water is heated by a 7 gallon Ariston point of use water heater. We heat with a 35,000 btu propane heater (overkill yes, but it’s nice to heat our home fast and I got it at a steal for 40.00 bucks) and a electric radiator heater. It’s a livable work in progress, we are adding a 12 ft x 20 ft addition in the spring for a utility room and bath.

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February 19th, 2012and filed in Your Story
Tags: Arkansas, heater, Kitchen, propane, storage building
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