Jenine’s Tiny House for Sale

by Kent Griswold on November 18th, 2012. 31 Comments
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My friend Jenine Alexander who just happens to live in the same town as I do is selling her tiny home. A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to watch Jenine build this unique home. Janine’s home is built mainly of reclaimed wood and other materials. You can view a post on the beginning of her build here. An update on the tiny house by clicking here, an open house here,  and several videos at this link.

Jenine’s life has changed and she is needing to raise funds for a business she and her partner are going into. Jenine hopes to build another tiny home at some later time but for now needs to part with her tiny home. Here is the information on the house. I have also posted a few pictures and a video so you see it here.

Tiny House For Sale

  • Jenine Alexander Original
  • Rigid Foam Insulation – Two Sleeping Lofts
  • Price 25k – 40k (She is willing to work out a deal with you)
  • Email Me – Serious Inquires Only
Jenine say’s: “I’ve decided to sell the first tiny house I built. It wasn’t an easy decision, but I’ll be happy to sell it to someone else who loves it. I’ve created this email address for the sale forsaletinyhouse@gmail.com. The price is flexible, depending on if someone wants to buy it as-is, or customized. If you could send this on or post it, I’d appreciate it. I’m in Northern California near Santa Rosa. I encourage anyone who is seriously interested to email me to set up a time to come see it.”

tiny house for sale

Jenine in the loft

tiny house living area

tiny house loft and kitchen

Jenine's tiny house

 

 

31 Responses to “Jenine’s Tiny House for Sale”

  1. Huh? says:

    This “DIY for $3500″ and she wants… 25k-40k?

    • Nick says:

      What do you value your time at?

    • Jenine says:

      25k as is, but make me an offer!

      I’m open and want to sell it to someone who loves it.

      40k is only a placeholder — if you want me to customize it, put lights below it, whatever you want to fit your needs in any way, the sky’s the limit — or actually, DMV regulations are the limit.

  2. Steve says:

    Huh? do you build? With the time to find salvaged materials, the actual value is quite high. Think about it. In construction there is the rule that you can only have 2 out of 3 when it comes to being Good, Cheap, or Fast. Clearly this builder chose Good and Cheap, but it was slow and therefore costly for labor on her end. If you want something Cheap and Fast, it won’t be good. If you want it Good and Fast, it won’t be Cheap.

  3. Anna B says:

    Interesting design for the roof. I talked to a friend (about my own future tiny house on wheels) and mentioned the problem of wanting some eaves on the sides of the roof – mostly because it makes the roof look nicer – but having the allowed vehicle width limit problem (allowed maximum width in Sweden – where I live – is 260 cm). My friend suggested that I do a roof in this style, which I totally rejected saying it’s too ugly. Seeing Jenines house it doesn’t look quite as ugly as I anticipated…

  4. Christina says:

    I really loved Jenine’s faircompanies video and I hope she is able to find a buyer. She seems like a really fun chick.

  5. Travis says:

    I’m curious why there seem to be so many people who blog about building their tiny house (that they were going to live in) and then they sell it right away after it’s done..

    Did they intend to sell it the whole time and the blog was to get potential customers? Do that many people decide the tiny house isn’t for them after trying it out?

  6. Travis says:

    (To clarify, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with Jenine or anyone else selling their house. I’m just curious the cause of what seems to be a trend)

  7. Heather says:

    I was thinking the exact thing Travis posted about why people seem to sell these after building them. I’m curious too. Is the desire of living “tiny” more of a dream and once a reality, not what one had hoped? If you are going to put all that time and effort in, why not enjoy it for a while?

  8. Danielle says:

    This house is cozy and cool. I love how the roof opens up, I bet it has awesome star viewing. High quality reclaimed materials, neat gas stove, marble counter top & sink, and crazy amounts of storage. The builder Jenine Alexander has worked professional construction for years and I’ve seen for myself this is a top quality job. Good luck! I have no doubt this house will sell fast just like the last one.

  9. ET says:

    Maybe people learn from their first house and want to build and live in the improved, second version?

  10. Ms Congeniality says:

    Jennie’s notes state she needs to sell it to raise money for a business she and a partner are starting. She also says she intends to build another tiny house later.

  11. Dovie says:

    I have to agree the price point does seem steep, but not based on the cost of materials. The house doesn’t have a private bathroom (if I remember correctly…can’t check due to internet slowness) and that, to me, GREATLY devalues it. It’s basically a shed with a kitchenette without a bathroom.

    • marky says:

      My spouse built similar little cabins for peoples yards for awhile. Took him about a week or two at a very relaxed pace. He paid for the goods and did not place them on old mobile home frames. Much less expensive!

      Her time was spent finding goods for free or cheaply not in construction would be my guess.

      Would not purchase a home, mobile home, travel trailer that did not have a bathroom.

      It is pretty cute though, but without her personal decorating it would not have much charm.

      marky

  12. tinyhousetom says:

    I think people sell their tiny houses for the same reason people buy and sell fixer upper regular houses.

    The current abode pays for the next one. The objective being mortgage free in the end.

  13. Deek says:

    Also, I think part of it is the addiction to DIY projects and just creating things- its fun as all hell and a great outlet, and people like Jenine want to constantly improve on their work and designs, and move onto other ideas…. there are other factors too, I’m sure.

  14. DJ says:

    By advertising her asking price range, she basically forfeited her leverage. Most people won’t pay $40K for this if they know she’s willing to take $25K. Even at the lower end of her asking price, it’s on the high side.

    • In the last paragraph of the post above it says… : The price is flexible, depending on if someone wants to buy it as-is, or customized.” So it sounds like if you want to add a bathroom or any other customizations, she’s willing to do it for you, at the higher price – or you can take it as is. Since she’s in construction and has built other tiny houses, it makes sense for her to offer that.

  15. Ray says:

    I admire the work she put into it. She did a fine job. I am sure she learned a lot, and by sharing this with us, we have too.

  16. marky says:

    I also find it interesting that she built it for $3,500. Good Job.

    Clearly, if I were going to spend forty thousand dollars I would purchase a used Airstream .

    Just saying.

    marky

  17. Maureen says:

    Half of the fun is building your own home. For $3,500 she did to a good job. However, as a buyer, I think the price is a bit high when one can get a beautifully designed tiny house within the 30K price range with bathroom, kitchen and everything is new.

  18. JackAss says:

    That;s a pretty steep price but I’d still do her.

  19. SusanM. says:

    As always…this will sell for what the market will bear. She is a real go-getter, though. I like that.

  20. Julia says:

    She lived in it while she was building it and for a couple of years

  21. chase says:

    With out reading it completely to see all it offers as the package, I have to question the $25-$40k spread range. Is it $25k or $40k? What is the extra $15k for?

    It’s a cute tiny home but I’d have to agree with other posters that is mighty steep price for a Tiny Trailer home. Which puts me off…

    The thing has to be murder to tow being flat faced.

    At any rate… it’s up fopr sale and I thank Tiny House Blog for the Newsleter.
    But for now, I’ll stick with my 1923 Design Bicycle Travel Trailer. Sleeps one very comfortably with all the ammenties of modern day living and is Aero Dynamic for easy pulling. And costs a lot less…

  22. dewhit says:

    My approach to small housing is that a structure can be small(er) and provide comfortable and secure surrounding. I do not understand the fascination with the homemade trailer fad.
    There are so many trailers that accomplish the same purpose better and at a more economical price point.
    This is neither a home nor a house.
    It is a tool shack trailer.
    It is not a good house and it is not a good trailer.
    Obviously, it worked for a while and since so many think these structures are the answer to their needs, this is the logical place to sell it at.
    I wish Jenine good luck with the business.

  23. bob adams says:

    I’m sure this individual put a lot of time and love into this tiny house BUT is it worth $40K or even $25K? I would posit that it isn’t because of the lack of bathroom facilities. Onecan buy a used travel trailer with water closet and shower for less. Granted it won’t be as charming as a tiny house but on a cold winter night charming doesn’t hold a candle to comfort.

  24. Shell says:

    Very cool house. Many positive thoughts on finding a good buyer. Namaste

  25. Judi says:

    Do you barter? If I can come up with a dual axle frame for your next build how would that figure in the price?

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