Little Cottage on Wheels for Sale

*** No Longer for Sale *** Yesterday, I was down visiting Stephen Marshall who owns Little House on the Trailer and he asked me to list one of his homes for sale on the Tiny House Blog.

You probably have noticed a few tiny houses for sale in the sidebar and I am excited that this is becoming a rather popular item and hopefully we will be showing more and more tiny houses as they become available. Unlike the other listings right now, this home is not a shell to be completed by you, but a ready to move in and live in cottage.

This cottage has beautiful reclaimed wood floors, and if you notice below the trim is missing in the photo it is because I shot this photo previous to Stephen having finished that little detail. It is completed now, I just did not get a photograph of it.

This cottage has a kitchen stove and full size sink, a bathroom complete with a shower and standard toilet. The loft bedroom or storage area is accessed by a drop down ladder that can be folded up out of the way during the daytime when the loft is not being used.

The cottage is located in Petaluma, California and delivery will need to be worked out with Stephen.

Stephen is asking $17,500 for this cute little cottage and I think that is a very competitive price for all the built ins, etc. If you are interested in talking to Stephen about this cottage please email him at or telephone him at (415) 233-0423.

Be sure and let Stephen know you heard about the cottage through the Tiny House Blog.





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frank - December 6, 2009 Reply

i think this is the best design for me becaus you can pull it with a 1/2 ton truck,you have all you need inside.i would have added 1 1/2ft. to the walls and made a less drastic pitch on the roof inorder to have a little more head room in the loft.pluss i would use the left side of the kitchen space for prep when meals are made and as a bar typ table to eat the whole right side is were your burners and sink excet- are to cook.but the lay out is great.i would use the wood decore inside too.

Elaine - December 6, 2009 Reply

I have a silly question for you. The drop-leaf table that is pictured in the shot with the ladder to the loft — is it handmade? When? By whom? I have one similar with leaves shortened that was built by hand by my great-great grandfather from an old oak tree on the farm he had in Nebraska. This is of same design and leg-turns as mine. Just curious.

    Teri - December 18, 2009 Reply

    @Elaine, I was wondering the same thing. I have a table very similar to that one, also, and I live in Eastern Washington (state). I wonder if it was a plan that was popular at the time–like the build-it-yourself furniture plans you can buy through the newspaper?

      Ingie - December 27, 2009 Reply

      The table is a standard Scandinavian design ca 1850-1900. Very practical indeed, made by craftsmen. These tables also come as gateleg tables, where you fold out the extra legs to support the leaves instead of the horizontal support that you find on the table in the picture. Gateleg tables are often much narrower when the leaves are not up.

        David - February 9, 2010 Reply


        Do you know how old exactly that gateleg table is? What do you think the price is? Thanks.

Bill - December 18, 2009 Reply

Nice house, as all those in your new sidebar. Have any of them sold yet?

Kent Griswold - December 18, 2009 Reply

Hi Bill,

These are all available right now, when they sell they will be removed and a sold notice posted on the information page. If you are interested in one just be sure and tell the owner you found out about it here at the Tiny House Blog.


yes - January 7, 2010 Reply

what are the demensions? im planning to buy a tiny house to travel to mexico and i would like to know what is the max. dimensions a tiny house can have.i just found out of the tiny houses like a week a go so im trying to learn as much as possible of them.i love this tiny house it looks beautiful.

    Kent Griswold - January 8, 2010 Reply

    Hi Yes,

    I believe the size of this home is 8 foot by 14 feet and completely street legal. Stephen has towed it all over Northern California without any problems or issues. Please contact Stephen at (415) 233-0423 for full details.

      gmh - January 19, 2010 Reply

      I went to the website, and if I am reading the diagram correctly, this model is 8×20.

      It is a great size and configuration for me- but I need to wait until kiddo is out of the house. Wish it had pics of the loft…

        Kent Griswold - January 20, 2010 Reply

        The size he currently is advertising is 8 x 20 but this one is actually 8 x 14 and was his initial prototype. He does have an 8 x 20 shell in stock right now that I believe he is asking around $9,000. Again please call Stephen and talk to him if you are interested just make sure and mention the Tiny House Blog.

Ben Marion - January 23, 2010 Reply

awesome design im from Canada and was wondering if its fully insulated for Canadian weather?

kim - January 25, 2010 Reply

Where is there a tiny home neighborhood to live in?

Anne - January 25, 2010 Reply

So far this sort of developement is all I know of outside some apparent possibilities in Portland.

Most just put their homes on someone else’s land… Workable (at least in the short term) but rather defeats the purpose in my view. Thus the very ones most in a position to fight for land use change, etc. wind up spending most of their time trying to stay under the radar for self preservation.

Jonas Makiramdam - February 1, 2010 Reply

It is cute, the dimension is 8×20 ft?

Casita sobre ruedas - February 21, 2010 Reply

[…] que su propietario (Stephen Marshall) puso en venta no hace mucho, y cuyo anuncio apareció en el Tiny House Blog. Con unas dimensiones de 244×427cm (10,42m2), de cubierta de chapa ondulada a dos aguas, es […]

Casita sobre ruedas - February 21, 2010 Reply

[…] que su propietario (Stephen Marshall) puso en venta no hace mucho, y cuyo anuncio apareció en el Tiny House Blog. Con unas dimensiones de 244×427cm (10,42m2), de cubierta de chapa ondulada a dos aguas, es […]

zer0 - March 7, 2010 Reply

How difficult would it be to mount some solar panels to the roof?

    zer0 - March 7, 2010 Reply

    Also, how insulated is the structure?

      Kent Griswold - March 7, 2010 Reply

      Stephen the owner says the insulation is R-13 and it should not be that difficult to put solar panels on the roof. If you would like to talk to him you can call him at (707) 981-7703.

        Jenny - September 8, 2012 Reply

        There also is R-15 insulation that fits in 2×4 studs. We had a regular house build, and the insulation was only $200 over the R-13, but sure made a difference between our house & the neighbors.

Alexa - September 14, 2010 Reply

I LOVE this and it would be a perfect way to travel and save on money for hotels and such! Where can I find a similar cottage-y type building plan for around $10000-$20000. Please let me know where I can find a building plan of this or something similar!! Thanks so much! 🙂

paul - April 10, 2012 Reply

You can also find this type of table at thrift stores and flea markets, particularly if you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease to make an old table new again. Finding a used table that needs a little work and restoring it yourself is the most cost effective way to find one of these flexible tables for your home. It’s also a great way to ensure that your table is completely customized.drop leaf table
thanks for this.

Jerry Fisher - August 26, 2012 Reply

This is utterly *adorable* and I wish I had the resources to purchase something like this. Housing has been a bit of an adventure in the past year. I look at this and can’t help but dream of all the possibilities presented–if I get tired of being in a community I can just up and leave for greener (or in my case, warmer) pastures. I plan on doing something like this in the future and entries like this on Tiny House Blog keep me inspired and I live vicariously through all the great folks that have already taken the plunge. Great design, glad to see it sold.

Maria - September 29, 2012 Reply

Would like to know where to purchase the house plans for this cute cottage. Glad it sold. But I want one.

Isabelle - October 6, 2012 Reply


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