I’m always on the lookout for pre-fabricated structures that can potentially become tiny houses, and the Amish Meadow Lark company in Pennsylvania caught my eye for their simple, but beautiful construction of various sheds, two of which could be the start of a tiny house.
Currently, Meadow Lark has five different models of portable buildings to choose from: Mini Barns, Cottages, Quaker Sheds, Hi-Wall Barns and Garages. The Cottages and Quaker Sheds can be ordered in over 15 different sizes. The Cottages cost from $1,120 to $1,480 for an 8×8 foot structure to $4,195 to $5,120 for a 12×32 foot structure. The Quaker Sheds range in cost from $1,285 to $1,610 for an 8×8 foot structure to $4,760 to $5,770 for a 12×32 foot structure. Continue Reading »
Okay last Craigslist ad for today. I did not want you to miss these so rushed to get them up before they are pulled down. This one is located in Pennsylvania. Back to normal posting tomorrow.
Gypsy Caravan – Tiny House on Wheels – $9600 (Ligonier, PA)
A weekend get-away home, an artist’s studio, writer’s retreat, private office, a unique guest house, or the coolest child’s playhouse you’ve ever seen . . . its use is only limited by your imagination. The frame, roof, insulation, wiring, hardwood flooring, and windows are all in. It’s up to you to define the interior space and give shape to your dream.
This “tiny house” inspired (See http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com or http://tortoiseshellhome.com/Models.html) gypsy caravan style design was initially conceived in the art community of Eclipse, Ohio, as a project to reduce the owner’s carbon footprint. A demanding work schedule creates a situation such that the project will need to be completed by its next owner.
Built on a standard 8 X 16 foot trailer frame, it generally needs no building permit (but check your local codes to confirm). To complete the caravan in the style of the tiny house movement, add indoor plumbing with a graywater system, or how about a compost toilet and a water holding tank for a small kitchen area? Add solar panels and you could have a self-sufficient mini-house that can be placed wherever you have land to park it. Alternatively, install a built-in desk and office furniture for the most unique detached workspace imaginable.
Wired with a 30 amp panel and 12-2 steel jacketed romex, there are 5 grounded outlets and switched track lighting and front porch light. The electrical service meets or exceeds code for new home construction and requires only a standard heavy duty extension cord for power. Other features include 2 thermal Andersen vinyl windows, cherry hardwood flooring, tongue and groove cedar ceiling, skylight area, unique curved roof design, front porch, solar roof vent, and curved rear custom windows.
If you are creative, handy with tools, serious about reducing your carbon footprint – or are simply looking for a unique detached structure, this tiny house on wheels offers a way to put that creativity to work to complete a comfortable living or working environment in a very small amount of space. Email firstname.lastname@example.org