Only three days until Little House on the Trailer’s New Unit Grand Opening coming up this Saturday!
We’re excited for the release of our first-ever factory-built unit, the Loft House.
This new display unit was custom ordered through the factory and finished by our Little House crew in Petaluma. With upgrades such as a 100 sq. ft. veranda and a 200 sq. ft. loft, the Loft House is priced at $53,000, although it can be offered for as low as $36,000.
You are invited to join us for refreshments this Saturday at our showroom in Petaluma from 10:00 to 4:00! Click here for the invitation. We hope to see you on Saturday!
1840 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma CA
Owner & Designer
Last week, I made a trip down to visit with Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. He is introducing his new line of little houses and going after a new need in the area. It is called Home Care Cottages, Solutions for Independent Living. These homes are built specifically for the elderly with requirements such as wheel chair access and maneuverability. Stephen agreed to let me do a video walkthrough with him and take some still photographs.
This Home Care Cottage is 400 square feet in size and has a downstairs bedroom and a loft bedroom. This home is mobile but at 12 foot wide by 33 feet long you need a special permit to move it. It felt very roomy with standard room width. Stephen says that this home is priced at $65,000.
I hope you enjoy the video walkthrough and the photo gallery. You can learn more about the Home Care Cottages by going to Stephens new website Home Care Cottages.
Joan Packard sent me a link to a recently completed video interviewing Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. It turned out real well though longer than some. It is well worth the time to watch if you can.
They are also working on a video of Mike Litchfield who wrote Inlaws, Outlaws and Granny Flats. A book I will be reviewing shortly. George Packard of curiouslylocal.com is donating his time and expertise to cover these tiny house interviews because of Joan’s passion for tiny houses. I hope you enjoy them and I look forward to bringing you more in the future.
A couple of months ago Terence Chea from the Associated Press contacted me wanting to do a story about the tiny house movement. Terence wanted some local examples of tiny house builders so I put him in contact with Jay Shafer and Stephen Marshall. I also gave him Gregory Johnson of Small House Society contact information. Terence than arranged to come out and interview and video tape us at different locations.
Yesterday the Associated Press published the story with Jay Shafer and Tumbleweed as the top story. He than went on to quote Gregory and myself and closed with Stephen Marshall and Little House on the Trailer. The article went live yesterday and than spread almost virally across the web. Below you will see the story highlighted on Yahoo.com.
The good news is that there has been a huge spike in interest and traffic to our websites and blogs. I had triple the traffic yesterday and if you tried to get to the blog you found it extremely slow. Many more people have discovered the idea of tiny houses. I have been asked to be interviewed on two radio broadcasts and more requests are coming in. You can read the Associated Press article here.
Tiny Art Studio on Wheels
Even if you don’t own land, you can own your own workspace, provided it’s got wheels. Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer sells a tiny office- or in this case, a mobile art studio- that can be moved as a wide load for $1000.
In this video, Marshall shows us his art studio on wheels and talks about how to make a small space feel bigger they keep it monochrome (and white) and decorate with color.
It’s a 12 foot wide home on wheels, but Stephen Marshall says his original house on a trailer isn’t a tiny home, but simply a little house.
The main living/working space feels more full-sized than the wee houses, but the kitchen is outfitted with a mini-sink and refrigerator and the bathroom uses an incinerating toilet ($2,000, no septic nor sewage hookup needed).
In this video, Marshall of Little House on the Trailer house company gives us a tour of his original small home on wheels.