ideaBox - Modern Pre-fab Park Model Home - Tiny House Blog


I really like the ideabox, and I think for the price and style it is my favorite that I have found so far.

“It’s like a loft you can take anywhere.”

It’s Hip & Green.

Ideabox emphasizes good design, not square footage, and they make it very attractive. With Ideabox, you’re going to get the entire package delivered right to your site. It takes one day to install it, another day to build the deck, and your ready to go. Depending on your site, all you really need to do is set up the water, power, septic, and sewer systems.

The exterior of each ideabox comes with standing seam metal roofing, Galvalume & fiber-cement siding, and low-e windows. Inside, the ceiling, walls, and floors are fully insulated and sealed for maximum efficiency. Interiors include hard surface flooring throughout (bamboo, wood, marmoleum), contemporary cabinets and countertops. Each ideabox is wired for digital entertainment. Appliance packages include ENERGY STAR convection ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers and even a built-in wine cooler.

There are two models in production: the Northwest Modern, a 400sf. 1BR built to RV/Park Model code (around $75k); the Confluence Modern, a 840sf. 2BR built to the Federal HUD Code/site-built modular codes (around $85k). Download a pdf file of Confluence Modern. (Note flyer says 803sf actual 840sf per ideabox)

They even have an off-grid and wireless option. Using Uni-solar panels and solar power system from Solar Summit – panels fit between standing seams on the roof; inverters, charging units and batteries are housed in a special box – and the rest of the house is wireless.

Transported behind a semi (built on a chassis) and brought in one piece to your prepared site.  It can be placed on concrete slab or gravel/pier blocks. Ideabox includes 100 miles of free delivery, otherwise it is about 5.00/mile (at todays gas prices).

A very attractive and functional modern small home. Based in Salem, Oregon and shipping all over the west. To learn more visit the ideabox site.

Following are a few pictures and a floor plan.

Floor Plan


Living Space

Exterior View

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Terri Lee - July 8, 2008 Reply

I was lucky enough to tour the idea box and it is truly lovely. The pictures really don’t do it justice. I could easily live in it, or a couple could.

Doris - July 31, 2008 Reply

we just saw a model for sale in Southern Utah
its the BEST.

    Teresa Bryant - March 11, 2021 Reply

    Where in Southern Utah?. I’m interested.

gary grassi - January 10, 2011 Reply

Hey I am really curious about the possibilities of these tiny homes or homes on trailers I guess you are located in Salem Oregon????? I am a carpenter and woodworker I”ve made some of my own sheds and buildings myself over the years I guess I am contacting you about employment. I”m about to lose all my unemployment benefits and probably be homeless I sure could use a job. Thank You. Gary Grassi #14 29875 Sw Rose Lane Wilsonville Oregon 97070 503 570 0703 or cell 503 516 2841.

    Kent Griswold - January 10, 2011 Reply

    Hi Gary – You should contact the company directly as this is a blog just showing off different options for tiny houses. -Kent

      Chuck - February 18, 2012 Reply

      Great blog, but you need to erase that guys contact info

carroll lofty - July 26, 2015 Reply

what about in the South… who can I contact about similar construction in Alabama or Tennessee

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