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.
Scott Stewart from Slabtown Customs in Arkansas is selling his office as he needs more space. This unit is ready for you to turn into a tiny home or office.
Scott says: It’s built like the tiny houses I build and could easily be set up as a house with addition of a bath and kitchen but was built to be my personal office and has been great but some new business additions require more office space so I would like to sell this one. It’s built on a trailer with two axles and bumper hitch, it is 8′ wide and 20′ long including a 6′ front covered porch.
Insulated and wired it has ext ceiling fan and light on front porch, ceiling fan with light and hanging globe lights inside, rustic pine lap and gap and barn metal interior, also has barn metal porch ceiling.
Vinyl flooring, three 3×3 windows with window in back wall having a plug for a window type heat/ac unit in place.
Scott is asking $6,250 for the office as is. If you would like Scott will add a bathroom for $2,000 which would include shower, toilet, sink/vanity and water heater. With that addition it would make a perfect guest house or dorm room for a college student.
Contact Scott Stewart at 870-213-5310
Mountain View, Arkansas
Photo Credits: Scott Stewart
Back at the first of December I invited you to share your photos of decorating your tiny house for the holidays. Today I will share six different posts that were sent to me. I hope you enjoy them as much as I am. I also want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Travis & Becky from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. See our previous post on Pine Top Homestead here.
Well we did a few things to our homestead, including adding a shop building for me to our place and added a raised area for parking for a future carport area. We continue to build as we go. I’ve taken some time to decorate for our first holiday season in the new place. I added some lighting to the front of the house and added two holiday solar lights to our carved bears of our entrance. Yes, I carved those.
Actually, that’s what I do for a living. I’m a full time chainsaw carving artist and do carvings of all sizes. Like tiny houses I love doing tiny bears that make perfect gifts as well. I attached a sample photo of one that is a black bear I do that can decorate any tiny home. He is only 12″ tall and 8″ wide. I will soon have a page folks can visit to see my work. I do every carving one at a time and each one is different making it a true piece of rustic art.
Becky and I love our homestead here in the Ozarks. We wish you and yours a very happy holiday season.
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.
Quite of few of you have been asking about Scott Stewart and Slabtown Customs as I have not reported on Scott and his work in sometime and his website was taken down. Scott and his business is still going strong and I have an update here of many of his recent projects. In this post I have put together several galleries and a couple of movies of what Scott has been up to. Here they are:
The Linger Longer, a Park Model
This custom unit is one of our park model builds, it is built perm. on a steel i beam frame with three axles and bumper style hitch (hitch is hidden under front steps) unit is 14′ wide and a total of 38′ long including a 6′ front covered porch with treated decking and vinyl porch posts and railings, layout includes bedroom in back large enough to accommodate a king size bed if needed, large closet, bathroom including a 4′ wide shower stall with seats, full size tall elongated dual flush toilet, sink/vanity, vent/light as well as vanity lights, high grade allure vinyl flooring in bathroom, kitchen includes hickory cabinets, full size fridge, induction cook top, toaster/convection oven, microwave, dual basin full size sink with custom cover that matches the counter top to cover one half of the sink to gain counter space if needed, cabinets include base, overhead and 7′ pantry. house is fully insulated wired and plumbed like a site built home with rv type connections to allow set up in an rv park, set up on 110v service, has two heat/air combo units, one in living area and one in bedroom, layout also includes two lofts, one 6′ storage loft over the front porch that has a custom installed stained glass window in the gable end that has a light behind it controlled by a switch next to the front door allowing the owners to light the stained glass at night for a very nice look, house also has a large sleeping loft in the back accessed by stairs between the bath and bedroom, this loft is the full 14′ wide and just over 17′ long creating lots and lots of added sleeping/reading room, the side walls of the house in the loft area are 10′ tall with a 7′ tall ceiling below the loft in the bedroom and bathroom to gain headroom in the loft, the loft has railings but is open looking down on the living area below. Continue Reading »
This Slabtown Customs creation is based on the popular French Cube with some modifications, the biggest being the size. This unit is a 12′ cube, 12×12 footprint and 12′ tall with a very roomy second level for sleeping quarters and storage/closet space, with stair access to upper level
The attached pictures were taken before total completion of the unit so there are some things yet to be done such as a little trim, bathroom door, as well as some kitchen items I mention below.
The house is constructed on wooden skids, it has 2×8 floor joists, 16″ on center with steel hurricane ties on each end of every joist, 3/4″ thick floor decking, standard site built house framing, metal roof, 36″ entry door with window. The house has two 3×3 windows as well as a 2×2 plus the window in the door on the lower level and two 3×3 plus one 2×3 window in the upper level filling the house with lots of natural light. The house is fully insulated with fiberglass in the floor, walls and ceiling, it is wired and plumbed like a site built home but set up with rv type hook-ups including a 50 amp 110v electric service.
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