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Tuff Shed Tiny Houses

Most people are familiar with Tuff Shed’s storage sheds and garages, but now the 30-year-old company is designing and manufacturing structures that could be used as tiny homes. Tuff Shed’s speciality structures come in a Modern style and a Weekender style and each of them feature several different sizes (including custom sizes) and options.

The Premier PRO Studio comes in three standard sizes (8’x10′, 10’x12′ and 12’x16′) and has a more modern look. The structure features a single slope, shallow 3/12 pitched roof and 12″ and 24″ overhangs. On the tall front wall, high-end, low-e transom windows and a tempered, full glass residential style door are included. The 8’x10′ costs about $4,069, the 10’x12′ is about $4,749 and the 12’x16′ is about $7,549. However, depending on how far your location is from a Tuff Shed dealer and whether the structure is painted, prices will vary.


The Premier PRO Weekender Ranch can be finished on the interior by the customer to create a more liveable space. This building includes a steel service door, two 3’x3′ windows, LP TechShield radiant barrier roof decking, 30-Year Owens Corning dimensional shingles, a front porch with overhang and can accommodate any of Tuff Shed’s standard options. The sizes range from 8’x14′ to 16’x24′ and the prices from $4,100 to $8,739.

Weekender Ranch

The Premier PRO Weekender Barn’s interior can also be customized for liveability. This building includes a steel service door, two 3’x3′ windows, LP TechShield radiant barrier roof decking, 30-Year Owens Corning dimensional shingles, a front porch with overhang and can accommodate any of the standard options. The sizes range from 10×12′ to 12×24′ and the prices from $4,879 to $8,623.

Weekender Barn

Standard options for the structures include additional windows, skylights, vents, anchors and tie downs and custom siding. The Tuff Shed website also includes an interactive chart for choosing your shingle and siding colors. Each Tuff Shed product is pre-fabricated in a climate controlled environment, and once all the pieces are constructed, they are packaged and delivered to your site where the structure is installed, usually within one day.

Photos courtesy of Tuff Shed

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Angie - June 11, 2012 Reply

That Weekender Barn is very much what I’d like to make into a tiny home some day. And then one of the smaller ones for a sewing studio near it.

Very nice.

thunder edward wolf van natta - June 11, 2012 Reply

Please send me some information about the buildings. How can I get the information how to build one of these.

    Kent Griswold - June 11, 2012 Reply

    You need to go to the Tuff Shed site and contact them. This is a post showing what could be done with these.

militaryfam - June 11, 2012 Reply

Fantastic, Kent. Ours is a Handi-House shed. I do like Tuff Shed’s residential door option, which we did not get in our Handi-House (may have been an option but we took something in stock that met all of our needs, otherwise). Converting these with full electric, insulation, etc. only took a few weekends. Husband added a wall and residential door, for a separate bedroom for us. Ours is approx. 340 sqft. on 10, partially cleared acres. Sidenote: Ours also has the rolled garage door. The guys walled that end in. It can be taken off, down the road, if we wanted to convert back to a shed vs. a weekender.

Alba Conte - June 11, 2012 Reply

I have an office built by Tuffshed with windows and a door I ordered elsewhere. Their work ethic is unsurpassed and they do a great job. Look for specials on line and you may get free paint or other upgrades. They have a gallery of buildings that will make you swoon. http://www.tuffshed.com/

Maude - June 11, 2012 Reply

Tuffshed is a great company. My studio (for 8 years) was a cozy 10 x 14 shed. They delivered and built it in one day. My husband wired it – electricity, internet and cable. I loved that little building and highly recommend this company.

Frank - June 11, 2012 Reply

I’m 15 years ahead of TS with a barn model conversion. Best kept secret ever. I finished it out myself with plumbing, insulation and window upgrades (when I found freebies). My friends always argue over who gets to stay in it, they even enjoy the matching outhouse! I’ve even rented it out twice before. Ssshh, don’t let the authorities know.

    Toni - July 28, 2017 Reply

    Tell me more about the outhouse…where did you buy that? How did you go about getting electricity and hooking it up to plumbing??? Turning me in the right direction would be extremely helpful.

Marie Ortiz - June 11, 2012 Reply

This is awesome. Do you have any interior pictures?

Dee - June 16, 2012 Reply

Sweet. I’ve long wondered why so many people struggled w/building when some very nicely designed sheds already exist at the big box store. My neighbor uses a shed for her sewing room. She and her husband added the wiring, cabinets and shelves. Next project is adding plumbing.

Tim - June 16, 2012 Reply

It’s great looking. I’d like to see interior photos.

wilda.afwani - June 17, 2012 Reply

I like very much if you sent me the tiny houses beautiful model but I am still choosing which one the best for me to made like yr model, thanks so much for yr sending me in regularly.

Mitch - June 24, 2012 Reply

I built a bedroom addition out of a barn-shaped Tuff Shed. The skylight cracked, and 10 shingles blew off the north facing steep side of the roof within a few years, probably because they never got enough heat for the glue tabs to secure them.

If I had it to do over again, I would build from scratch, using a shed roof style like these.

Mitch - June 24, 2012 Reply

Some other things I might mention about my Tuff Shed experience. Although I like the gambrel roof and high ceiling on the interior, drywall is not easy to do holding the pieces at an angle up on a ladder. Since I did it alone, I broke a large piece into three, which meant more joint taping/plastering to do, but it came out okay.

My main house is 500 sq. ft, conventional frame, 2×6″ studs with R19 insulation and less window area. Because the bedroom Tuff shed addition is R11, with no floor insulation except a thin rubber sheet above the OSB on the floor and below the Pergo, the room is freezing in the winter, and I don’t sleep there. I also didn’t use a vapor barrier or any kind of sheet wrap.

The bonus is that in the summer, although the bedroom gets much hotter during the day, it also cools down faster at night then the owner-built (by the original owner) main house which stays warmer at night, partly because of the thermal mass of the stucco perhaps.

Since I like cold-temperature sleeping (around 50 F), I’m fine with the Tuff shed, expect in the winter I sleep in the main house, because the Tuff shed just costs extra to heat and gets much colder. Frankly, I would never build or buy a 2 x 4 structure again. I like 2 x 6 walls. They feel more substantial and home-like to me. I like the deeper window sills.

Dylan - July 3, 2012 Reply

Great Barn style Tuff Shed for sale here: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/grd/3115466047.html

I’m moving and need to get rid of my tuff shed. It’s less than a year old and in perfect condition. It costed over 4,000 new and I’m willing to sell it for as low as 1,800.


gamemaker - July 11, 2012 Reply

Hey Guys,

Just thought I would add my two cents. i think its more than logical to turn a shed into a house for economic reasons. It’s what I have been doing for the last year and now myself,wife and kids live in a 12×32 shed. You can follow my entire journey so far on my youtube channel.


Marcia Reichert - July 27, 2012 Reply

I sell Tuff Sheds at my local Home Depot and for fun I design tiny houses in my sheds. I had no idea there were official tiny houses. Love love! I’ll pass these on to my customers

Carports - November 9, 2012 Reply

I like the Weekender Ranch, it almost like my Aunt’s house in province. And I think that’s really relaxing =)

jc - September 26, 2015 Reply

I talked a Tuff Sales guy in Florida a few days ago. They provide details plans with these he said can be supplemented with foundation, plumbing and electrical that we *think* can be permitted as a home building plans in Florida. I own a 50×100 lot in Flagler County I’d like to do this on… but it’s going to be expensive to build out the full plans. I”m not too particular on the final design – so long as we can erect it as the primary dwelling. If anybody was ever able to get this done it would be extremely valuable. If in Florida and interested please email me JC(ATSIGN)CYBERPINE(DOT)COM

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Ben Richards - April 28, 2016 Reply

Here in Oregon if you are planning on living even ONE overnight stay in a tuffshed, be prepared for your nearest neighbors to tattle on you to the county planning and zoning and they will come out and do a knock and talk and you will get a fine. I was advised by a local builder to take the time to invite the local county guy out for lunch and tell him honestly what I wanted to do, no hole and corner stuff, and he might be able to give you a pass or a variance. The county guys here are now so hard up for dollars for the county coffers they have taken to cruising remote rural areas and looking for code violations, sorta like the local cops do with speed traps. Just sayin–

Linda Lamotte - December 3, 2016 Reply

Thank You for our Tuff Shed? We have really enjoyed it. We have a son with a new baby on the way that has been living on the streets. It’s gotten clod out so we emptied the shed and they moved into it. They’re very excited about being off the street. I noticed that you guys are very generous helping folks. I am praying you may have an straight you guys could spare for them Thank You May God Bless

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Ken - February 9, 2022 Reply

How about you guys leave a damn phone number

    Kent Griswold - February 9, 2022 Reply

    Hi Ken, if you click on the link to the Tuff Shed website they have a phone number listed there. It is 1-800-BUY-TUFF

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