Jadyn McKenna Economy Tiny House

Scott Stewart is working on another spec house, going for the economy minded and as low of price as he is able but still with lots of features. Scott is introducing to you the Jadyn McKenna tiny house.

The Jadyn McKenna is an 8′ wide and 12′ long house built on skids, not a trailer, old school style with hardwood verticle siding on the exterior, full bath and kitchen, full loft sleeping quarters, like I say I wanted a design that is quick and easy to build as well as utilize materials that are readily available, it truly is an economy house, listed at $6,500 with the usual delivery up to 200 miles from Scott’s Arkansas location.

No interior photos yet as it is still being built. To give you an idea of the layout, when you enter the house to your left will be the bathroom entrance which is a rustic door that looks like an old outhouse with the half moon cutout, the bathroom has the toilet in the left corner, shower in the right corner which is a 32″ x 32″, there is a small sink/vanity between the two.

Along the bathroom wall in the living area is a small kitchen which will have a small stainless and black fridge with freezer top, microwave and toaster convection oven mounted under the overhead cabinets that span approx. 4′ over the base cabinets which will have a sink and two cook top burners, 19 gallon water heater, window type heat/air unit, full loft with ladder access with a pretty spacious sleeping area, rustic inside and out to be quick and low cost.

Hardwood laminate flooring in the living area, vinyl in the bath, carpet in the loft, 36″ entry door, window in living and three windows in the loft provide lots of natrual light.

Slabtown Customs
Scott Stewart
Mountain View, Arkansas
Email: ozarksbest@yahoo.com

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Gene Wallen - October 28, 2010

Glad to see someone doing, not just talking.For me building is not a problem, selling is.

Debra Jordan - October 28, 2010

This is great! I think you are having too much fun building and naming these little gems……

(From a happy customer)


    scott - October 29, 2010

    Hi Debra,
    you are right, Im having a lot of fun building these homes, and naming them, got a few more names left, and unique desigs to go with them.

    Thanks for the post,


Jason - October 28, 2010

I like it but economy house is a stretch. That price makes me wince.


    Kent Griswold - October 28, 2010

    Not sure I see where you are coming from on the price, yes if this was just a shell it would seem expensive, but Scott is plumbing and furnishing a bathroom and kitchen, all expensive materials. $6,500 seems like a good deal to me. Tomorrow Scott is going to show interior photos so maybe that will help visualize the full value of this tiny home.

      Claudia - October 28, 2010

      I agree that it seems like a very reasonable price. It’s a shame I don’t live in his neck of the woods, because I’d seriously getting one of these!

        kk - October 28, 2010

        Yes, I think the price is very fair. I’ve been following the tiny houses for about 2 years and saving for land and planning what will be my tiny house! This is a fair price and better than most with the finished inside.

        I wish he live closer to me as well. I’m excited to see something with a shed roof as that is what I’m thinking of with a deeper pitch that will work for rain-water collection as well as hang over for a full screened in porch (a necessity in mosquito land). I envision my work/live space with about a 12 x 20 inside area will work just right for me. I have a very creative interior for my needs, however, so I can’t just buy a kit and will need someone to help me build it to make sure the height and windows are placed appropriately. I hope I can find a “Scott” that can help me with similar pricing where I live!

          Scott Stewart - October 29, 2010

          kk, Thanks for your kind remarks as well, I know its hard to please everyone but any time I hear a negative type of remark I feel as though I havent done my best so to read all the favorable remarks from readers coming to my defense on the price as well as liking my work puts a big smile on my face and anxious to get back in the shop for another build, I wish you all the best with your project , if you want to send me your ideas and a delivery destination Id be glad to give you a few scenarios , maybe I can assist you somehow with your build that works out logistically, thanks,


        Scott Stewart - October 29, 2010

        Hello Claudia,
        I want to thank you for chiming in about the price as well, it means a lot for me to see these kind of remarks. On another note, shoot me a zipcode for delivery, you may be surprised just how reasonable delivery can be.



      scott - October 29, 2010

      Thanks Kent,
      To be honest after reading Jason’s comment I was so shocked I didnt even know how to respond, I appreciate your reply.


    Irene - October 29, 2010

    It’s a house, Jason, for $6500. That’s a large amount of money in general, but not for a well-built home with bathroom and kitchen, and Scott’s structures appear to be very well-made and thought out. The cost of the house is five months’ rent for me, and it would be mine.

    Love to see Scott’s buildings. You are an idea person with great implementation.


Peter - October 28, 2010

Scott, I love all your tiny house designs and they are very reasonably priced. However, being on the west coast, it wouldn’t be practical for me. Have you thought of coming up with some plans to sell? With maybe instructions and materials lists? I’m sure that if they are as well done and fairly priced as your houses many people would buy them (myself included). Keep up the good work!

    Scott Stewart - October 29, 2010

    Hi Peter, I really appreciate the kind words. I have thought many times about doing some plans, I want to try a couple very soon and I hope to take pics and video during the build process to make it as easy as possible to follow, as soon as I have something available I will pass it on to Kent, so keep an eye out here at the best site on the net for them when ready, I may ask Kent to run a quick pole to find out a popular size among readers for the first plan, thanks again Peter,


Amy - October 28, 2010

Cool!! Haven’t done a drive by in a week guess I should have.

Jason while yes the price seems a bit high it isn’t. Sure someone could build a version of this in their own back yard for less than $6500 but to have one built for you then you got to factor in labor.

My 384sqft place cost somewhere around $5000 for the materials including all the fixtures. Friends helped us get it up and almost finished and we have been working on the rest. If we of had to pay someone to build it for us well I shutter to think…..

Right now we are toying with the idea of building a small shed ourselves then attempting something a bit bigger for my leather shop. So far the materials are looking to be around $700. However if we end up deciding the have one built for us well the cheapest I can find is around $1400 for a plain jane small shed.

    Scott Stewart - October 29, 2010

    Hi Amy,
    if you are able to sneak up town during Bean Fest the Jadyn McKenna will be on display and open on Main St in front of J&E Service,



      Amy - October 30, 2010

      Only insane people go into town during Beanfest!!! Figured you’d know that by now Scott!! ūüôā

      Besides I gotta be at the Folk Center working all day.

      Have Fun!!!


Heather - October 28, 2010

I think the price is extremely reasonable. “The work man is worthy of his wage.” Keep up the good work Scott.

    Scott Stewart - October 29, 2010

    Heather, THANK YOU !!!

    I have always felt that with the way I have priced my homes I am just keeping a job for myself and a couple of good hard loyal co workers, in no way am I making a killing on any one unit, thanks for the post,


Steven - October 28, 2010

I’ve been following this blog for over a year now and this is my first post. I’m really impressed with the things some of these tiny house builders are doing with their building skills.

$6,500? Are you kidding me? That’s an amazing deal. If you were a single person with a little piece of land, you’d be good to go. Nice work!

    Scott Stewart - October 29, 2010

    Hi Steven,
    That last sentence you wrote in your comment is what I was hoping to hear, and to be honest kind of what I was thinking when I told Kent this price, and to be honest its a trial run, as we are still finishing up the interior of the unit and until I see some final numbers on cost and how quickly it sells Im not sure I can do it again, I hope to be able to keep providing something similar, thanks for the post,


Deborah - October 29, 2010

I concur with Steven. Been following this cite almost from the beginnig, first time I’m commenting. That is an awesomely amazing price! I’m thinking real seriously about getting one, just have to figure out where to put it:).

Tim - October 29, 2010

I have to agree that this is an amazing deal, and I am really looking forward to seeing pictures of the inside to get a feel for the space, keep up the good work!

Jade - October 29, 2010

Yeah, Thanks so much Scott for building reasonably priced tiny houses! You’re doing an awesome job. Can’t wait to see more photos and the inside.

Jade - October 29, 2010

Quick Question:

When it’s on skids, what does it mean for the final placement and if it’s movable? Do we need a concrete foundation to place it on? If we want to move it in the future, what would it require?

SoPasCat - October 29, 2010

What’s it look like inside ?

Bill Zaspel - October 29, 2010

Your house is what I hope to be able to achieve in my project. Nice work. And I think at that price, it’s a steal! Most excellent. Thanks for contributing. I am looking forward to the pictures from the inside.

Deek - October 29, 2010

yeah, its been said many times, but unless you’ve built anything semi-sizable before- no matter how simply- its still a HUGE amount of backbreaking work and materials-hauling- which adds up real quickly in both time/labor and the raw wood and supplies needed. That said, to offer anything, especially outfitted within, for such a low price, would seem VERY commendable….

Yes, it can be done cheaper, if one builds it themselves- which is GREAT too- but most people don’t have the time or patience- so that is mostly what you’re trading your cash for.


Debra - October 29, 2010

Ok – I have to say something about all this…. We are super happy customers of Scott’s, having purchased TWO buildings already, and working on a third. You do not know this, Scott, but I was actually toying with the idea of building it myself! Only because I love the process of building. However, after having priced everything, we got a quote from Scott. He beat us! I need to concentrate on my own business and leave this to the professional at Slabtown Customs. We will NEVER again consider doing this ourselves as long as we have Scott!

For those who have not seen my home: http://minkeebabygifts.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-tiny-home.html

Workshop: http://minkeebabygifts.blogspot.com/2010/07/debut-new-and-final-work-room.html

Jason - October 29, 2010

Jeesh, I really didn’t mean to ruffle so many feathers…

I’ve got roughly 3000 dollars into a house twice that size. Concrete foundation, had to excavate and cut a road in and gravel half of it. So I know what the materials cost. I also know what it takes in labor. I’ll pay for mine in blood sweat and tears…thank you.

So, I’m sorry if I offended. I didn’t say the house wasn’t very nice looking or that I’d want to live in it. It looks well built and the design from what I can see looks nice. I’m not trying to disuade anyone from purchasing it and I’m not belittling anyone who did.

Reclaim materials, learn some skills yourself and put them into action. Work hard and you can save money. I can see why Scott has a thriving business because people are afraid to take control of their own destiny.

    Parrot whisperer - October 30, 2010

    Also, you have to appreciate not everyone can do what you just described, especially due to time constraints. It’s great if you have the opportunity to do all this stuff yourself, but there is nothing wrong with engaging in a little commerce. Everyone makes out on the deal.

    From each according to their strengths, to each according to their needs.

    Thanks for putting in the effort to develop this sort of product, Scott. I don’t at all mind paying pros do what they are best at instead of doing it myself, but I think one of the reasons the prices are so high really boils down to poor design.

    Not only the design of the product, but the whole construction process. A builder has the skills to optimize those things, they know what everything costs, and how it all goes together, and it looks like you are one of the folks who has the vision to actually be doing it. Good luck.

    Also, I have to express my thanks for choosing to go for the more meaningful markets. There are already way to many toys for the wealthy, and someone who just makes more adds nothing to the well being of humanity.

    I would seriously consider buying this if I could figure out a way to deal with the zoning problem (still working on that).

    Tim - October 30, 2010

    Wow, you say you didnt mean to offend with your first post, then you come back and insult everyone that pays for someone to build them a tiny home instead of doing it themselfs! I think it takes a huge amount of courage for anyone to step out of the norm and live in a Tiny Home, there are some that arent physicaly able to build their own home. Others are to busy with work and other aspects of life as one person mentioned above, there are many reasons why people pay others to build their homes for them, but to say the are afraid to take control of their own destiny is just ignorant.

Jason - October 30, 2010


Exactly where did I insult everyone the second time? I work 60 hours a week and the place I’m working on is 4.5 hours away. I work an office job and have no carpentry experience so what makes me superman?

By the way, if you are going to call someone ignorant please learn plural pronouns such as themselves.


    Kent Griswold - October 30, 2010

    I think it is time to shut this comment section down. Let’s not get on each other and instead work together. Thank you! Kent

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