Tiny House for Sale in California

I don’t know that this house is still available.

On the way back from a camping trip at Mammoth Lakes last weekend, my husband and I saw this tiny house for sale off Hwy 395 near Topaz Lake. I called the builder/owner to get some more information.

Tracy Pope is a consultant in San Diego. He built his tiny house while living in Sacramento with plans to put it on a friend’s twenty acres in Mono County. The Mono County permit process and a future move to Atlanta, GA forced him to sell the house. He originally wanted to sell it for what he put into it: $6,500, but he is now selling it for $4,000.



The house is unfinished and was subjected to 110 mile per hour winds last winter. The house sustained some damage when it was knocked off square by the wind.

“My friends thought it would tip over in the winds, but it did just fine.”

However, for someone who wants an almost completed house to work on, this would be great. It is fully insulated and has pine siding, a propane stove, refrigerator, a portable boat toilet in the small bathroom, and a 26 gallon water bag in the ceiling for the sink and the unfinished shower. The sleeping loft can fit a king sized mattress. Pope used a Mexican chiminea for heat and said it worked really well. I really liked Pope’s choice of windows, especially the windows under the eaves.

The house is built on a 20-foot trailer and is 105 square feet. It is 13-feet high with 10-foot ceilings. Pope recommends that the house be towed to its new home and kept there. It is not designed to be towed around to different campgrounds.

Pope enjoyed the process of building the house and in the future would like to build another one.

“It is self sufficient and kids love it,” he said.

If you are interested in Pope’s tiny house, contact him at his email (tracy (at) tracypope.com) or through the Tiny House Blog. The house is located about 6-7 miles south of Topaz Lake on the West side of Hwy. 395 in California.

By Christina Nellemann






If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our feed

Join Our eMail List and download the Tiny House Directory

Simply enter your name and email below to learn more about tiny houses and stay up to date with the movement.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below

Lelly - August 3, 2009 Reply

I love the chiminea idea! I imagine you’d smell like campfire all the time but I’m A-ok with that. I love the smell of campfire!

Louise - August 3, 2009 Reply

The windows and doors look out of square. I wonder if that happened in the wind storm?

cherry - August 4, 2009 Reply

This is actually an excellent price; check any garden sheds / summer houses and you will find them all much more expensive than this. Also this does seem to have very good windows unlike most summer houses.

Ryan - August 4, 2009 Reply

It would be great if Mr. Pope could send you more photos; the shower room, kitchen counter, loft and great room. Thanks!

Christina Nellemann - August 4, 2009 Reply

Louise. I think the damage to the windows was caused from the wind.

Ryan: I have contacted Tracy for some more photos if he has them.


zep - August 7, 2009 Reply

how much?

    Kent Griswold - August 7, 2009 Reply

    He originally wanted to sell it for what he put into it: $6,500, but he is now selling it for $4,000. See information above.

      Ivan yu - December 9, 2010 Reply

      I am interested in your house. if you are still selling. please call me at 407-7158678

Simple Living News Update: Week of August 1 - August 10, 2009 Reply

[…] Tiny House for Sale in California […]

Katya C May - April 26, 2010 Reply

Hi I am just wondering if he has sold this house yet? I am interested in buying it. Thanks.

Judy - July 18, 2010 Reply

Is this house still available?

    Kent Griswold - July 18, 2010 Reply

    I really don’t know but I’ll check with Christina to see if she had contact information.

jt - July 19, 2010 Reply

same question as judy, is this house still available ?

Christina Nellemann - July 19, 2010 Reply

Judy and jt,

I drove past the house during the 4th of July weekend, and it was still in its original place with the sale sign on it. If you call the owner, Tracy, at 916-705-5252 or email him at tracy@tracypope.com he will be able to give you more information.

Emily - August 12, 2010 Reply

has anyone managed to get in touch with the owner? The 916-705-5252 number isn’t working, and emails don’t seem to be answered either. (Perhaps it’s simply no longer for sale…)

    Kent Griswold - August 12, 2010 Reply

    I am going to assume it is sold as no contact information is now available. I have updated the post to say “Sold” on it.

Christina Nellemann - August 12, 2010 Reply

Thanks Kent.

Emily, I am not able to get hold of Tracy either, by any of his numbers or his email. It looks they are all disconnected. The house was still in the same place around the 4th of July, but I can’t be sure what the status is. If you are ever in the vicinity of Topaz Lake, CA, you can check on it. I will be in that area around the end of September, so maybe I can find out who owns the land the house is sitting on…if it is still around.

    Emily - August 17, 2010 Reply

    Thank you! 🙂

    Kent Griswold - August 19, 2010 Reply

    Yes, please do and I appreciate links back if you are using information from the Tiny House Blog.

Jim Long - August 25, 2010 Reply

110 mph??? and still standing?? Dude, I grew up in Wyoming..no stranger to mobile homes and even some with foundations, you have to be kidding me. Seriously. Like the whole thought process…but get real.

Cathy Johnson (Kate) - August 25, 2010 Reply

Well what a hoot! I’d actually thought about using a chiminea in our tiny house/shed, but opted for a more conventional (yet to be installed) woodstove. Not only does this look great, it is the SAME chiminea I already own…

Moira Donohoe - September 1, 2010 Reply

I love these tiny houses. I am trying to buy land in Mariposa or Madera County mountain property and would like to put a tiny house on it. What about zoning?

Christina Nellemann - September 29, 2010 Reply

This house is still located in the same spot near Topaz Lake. I saw it last weekend. The number has changed to (202) 262-4737. I will call the owner tomorrow to find out more and will let you all know.

Christina Nellemann - September 30, 2010 Reply

I talked to the owner and he is willing to sell it for about $1,500 since he now lives on the East Coast. He said his email is the same, but the number has changed.

    Ivan yu - December 9, 2010 Reply

    could you send me the owner’s email for I am interested

      Kent Griswold - December 9, 2010 Reply

      tracy (at) tracypope.com

Elizabeth Powers - November 27, 2010 Reply

I am very interested in your house, if it is still for sale. Please call me at 707.548.5487 or 707.539.5631

Jillian - January 7, 2011 Reply

I bought this house from Tracy, but am unable to keep it. Call me at 425-268-8383, or email jilliaun@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Alicia Ogburn - January 11, 2011 Reply

I want to purchase this tiny house in california, please send me all the information.

    Kent Griswold - January 11, 2011 Reply

    Hi Alicia, you need to email or call Jillian.

Christina Nellemann - January 14, 2011 Reply

Alicia and Jillian. Has this house been sold again? Thanks.

    Jillian - February 27, 2011 Reply

    I still have it everyone! Email or call me, please. The house is in Susansville, CA. It really needs a new home immediately.

Greg Watson - January 14, 2011 Reply

Hi folks – same interest; if the house is available, I have the perfect spot for it. Thanks!

    Kent Griswold - January 14, 2011 Reply

    Call Jilliaun at 425-268-8383, or email jilliaun@hotmail.com if you are interested.

      Greg Watson - January 14, 2011 Reply

      Hi Kent, sorry about that. I saw Jillian’s email above and thought I cancelled my entry; apparently it went through. I’ll post what I’ve found out later.

LB - January 16, 2011 Reply

Who’s on first?

Steven Du Bois - March 4, 2011 Reply

Has this house been sold yet? Let me know…is the wind damage severe?

Shane - April 9, 2011 Reply

I’m guessing its sold? If not I am very interested. If not anyone know of anymore on trailers for sale?

Jillian - April 29, 2011 Reply

I sold the house everyone.

maria - October 24, 2011 Reply

Interested if its still available

Patrick - November 6, 2011 Reply

A house of that size with wood inside and out….. on an older single axle trailer, it’s no wonder he recommends that it shouldn’t be pulled from campsite to campsite. Should definitely have gone dual axle.

rebecca - January 12, 2012 Reply

I am currently searching for houseing with my husband… If we dont have any direction, or a home by may, and Your little tumbleweed is still available, I will be looking to buy it.

Debra Mooney - February 20, 2012 Reply

Would I be able to finance this home? Is this fully functional? Thank you.

    Kent Griswold - February 20, 2012 Reply

    You will need to contact the seller as this blog is only sharing it with you.

    Christina Nellemann - February 20, 2012 Reply

    From the comments, it looks like Jillian may already have sold the house. Yes, you will have to contact her to be sure.

tina fulbright - July 16, 2012 Reply

you can find many of these tiny homes, just type in tiny house in the search bar from google and you will find a company that maks these

Melody - February 17, 2013 Reply

I have to say , I just fell in love with the tiny houses! My husband and I like to vacation at the coast and in the mountains . We thought it would be nice to build a tiny house in each place for our retirement and sell the big house. Then we both get what we want.

Lee Irvine - April 23, 2013 Reply

Im trying to contact the topaz lake owner Pope for the tiny house for sale 831-801-5724

Lee Irvine - April 23, 2013 Reply

Im nreally interested in seeing yoyur house i live in in no mans land san benito county 831-385-6155

fabiola - September 1, 2014 Reply

hello i was wondering if you tiny house has been sold yet i’m really interested in it.


victoria - September 20, 2014 Reply

My husband and I are selling our 2800sft home and want to really, really downsize to live a more simple lifestyle. We have just enough money to purchas this adorable tiny home and have a friends huge yard to temporarily park it so we can have a place to live while our house is up on the market. Once our home is sold we can use the money to purchase a piece of land suitable for this home and finish the home to my dream specifications that we want in a tiny home on wheels. This home is what we’ve been looking for!!! Right price and size for a couple of empty nesters. Is it still available? Please give me the sellers contact information. We are very serious on purchasing this home or if not available a similar tiny home. Thank you ?

Maxine Winkler - October 4, 2014 Reply

Is the tiny house for sale in California still for sale?

Leave a Reply:

Search Site

“Tiny House Plans

Copyright text 2019 by Tiny House Blog.