Tiny House Number Two

tiny house two

by RM

After making the last night house – as crazy as it sounds – I started another one. This time with a master carpenter. Thought you might enjoy seeing this one. I sure do love your site, it brings me loads of inspiration. I’m selling this one as well, but reluctant to use a name outside a moniker as people tend to send me too many emails already via old man internet.

Anyway, not sure if it’s worthy of story, but at the least though you might like to see it. It was a lot of fun to build and has many improvements on the last design.

This moveable structure was built with new, high-quality materials in traditional and aesthetically-pleasing proportions. Window placement was important to this model, as it has many centered to supply optimal lighting and a feeling of expanse. A small window was placed on the gable end opposite the entrance that allows for ample space on either side for kitchen and appliances.

closer view of tiny house two

I’m selling it as a completed exterior and partially finished interior. The interior is ready to be customized to the new owners personal preferences.

The portable house exterior measures 8.2 feet wide, 13.2 high and 16.2 feet long. This dual-axle trailer is inspected and licensed in the state of New York as a utility trailer, with a GVW weight of 7,000 pounds, although the unfinished weight is well under this amount. The trailer is brand new, custom, and was fabricated by Heavy Haulers in Ghent, NY. Complete with new tires, custom lights, break-away system, and charger. http://www.heavyhaulertrailers.com/store/detail/16ft_Flat_Deck_Trailer_7000_GVW_11

detail of siding

This building was completed last week and constructed by a team of professional craftsman over the past few months. As the second tiny house constructed in this style, several improvements were made from the last. The previous was featured here: http://tinyhouseswoon.com/simple-tiny-house/

front of tiny house

The roof is new, 9/12 pitch and steel. The framing is reinforced with hurricane straps. The rafters are notched. The frame was constructed using modern 2×4 framing construction throughout. That is the same way you would build a house to code in the area. The subflooring is insulated with rigid foam insulation/rodent barrier and bolted to the utility trailer bed. The exterior sheathing is CDX ply that is glued and screwed. The house is Tyvek wrapped.

The five windows are high-quality, new, and all-wood construction. They measure: 1ft 8 x 3ft 2 (1 window) and 3ft x 4ft 6” (4 windows). The front door is handmade by Park Building Supplies in Schenectady, NY. It is an insulated four-window pane, solid wood, complete with a new lock and handle.

The siding is new ½ inch beveled pine. Also installed were ¾ inch pine tongue and groove, wide, long plank flooring. It is sanded, but has not been stained. The 16 foot lengths were milled locally in Esperance, NY. All trim, siding, windows and door are stained and protected from the elements. No heavy glues or stains were used on the interior, in case of hypoallergenic folks. A custom set of portable steps is also included.

side of tiny house

A loft was not installed, to allow for a Murphy Bed option or overhead storage, however there is plenty of sleeping space if one wanted one on either gable end, as we allowed for ample spacing above the ceiling joists (over 3ft 6”). The senior carpenter on the project has offered the option of finishing the interior for an additional price if the future tiny houser chooses not to finish the interior themselves.

The Tiny House is located in Cobleskill, NY. Three hours north of Manhattan. Four hours south of Montreal. The new owner will be responsible for trucking costs. We have a local trucker that will deliver at the buyers expense. Serious inquiries only.

The construction is of the highest quality, not a shed. Ideal for a tiny living, ocean side cottage, studio, guest house etc.

If you have questions regarding tiny houses in general or involving the lifestyle, please check out: www.tinyhouseblog.com.

I’m asking $13,999 or best offer. See official listing here.

Please contact nytinyhouse@gmail.com to set up an appointment. Viewings will be held starting August 22nd.

trim on tiny house

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liz goertz - August 30, 2012 Reply


Kevin Daniels - August 30, 2012 Reply

Very Nice !!!! Would love to see some interior photos !!! Great price as well !!!!

ET - August 30, 2012 Reply

What a beautiful, well made house. Very nice to see wood windows and door. I’d be interested if I didn’t already have my tiny house.

Karen - August 31, 2012 Reply

I saw your listing for this and was very impressed. I’m planning to downsize to a tiny house next summer so I’ll be watching for future listings from you – especially ones with a downstairs sleeping area (I’m 50+ and don’t want to climb to a loft every night!)

When you do “partially finished interior”, does that include any prep for electricity and water?

Thanks for sharing the detail here:)

    RM - August 31, 2012 Reply

    Hi Karen, please feel free to contact me at nytinyhouse@gmail.com to discuss. The tiny house is ready for plumbing and electric, and we can certainly add this, but need to customize it to clients needs from here on out. It is designed to have either a loft or murphy bed option. The layout allows for various floorplan options. RM

Kim - August 31, 2012 Reply

Looks nice an solid!

Stephen - August 31, 2012 Reply


D Whit - August 31, 2012 Reply

$ 14,000.00 That’s a lot of money for a garden shed on a trailer frame. I’m sorry, but this whole fascination with tool sheds on wheels is mindboggling to someone that built these as a required activity in every year of high school woodworking and as a afterthought for country ranch homes.

Who are these individuals that buy these things ? Have they ever held a hammer or a square or any tool ?

and in pine to boot.

    Bertram - September 1, 2012 Reply

    Yes, this cannot qualify as a tiny house. The reason there are no interior shots is because there is no interior. Put in a bed… and you are done. Put in a small kitchen and that is it. No bed, then. But if you want a place to store shovels and rakes, on wheels, it is perfect! A traveling gardener would love it!

      Travis - September 17, 2012 Reply

      Are you guys aware you are reading a blog about tiny houses? Just checking.

    Abel Zyl Zimmerman - September 1, 2012 Reply

    They aren’t garden sheds.

    I have completed garden sheds in a week (or two) alone.

    A tiny house is much, much more complex. One with all the systems takes 4 months for me to complete, alone.

    With handmade windows, doors, and interior cabinetry (like most of mine are) 6 months or more.

    And yes, I agree with you about the pine. It works best in dry climates.

    Abel Zyl Zimmerman

      RM - September 1, 2012 Reply

      I’m going to have agree with Abel here –
      In this case, the difference between a garden shed and a Tiny House is about 7k in materials. There’s close to 10k in materials in this one alone. Garden sheds are not built to housing codes as Tiny house often are.

      I too used to build garden sheds in high school shop class. And in a fraction of the time and detail. They require less skill and labour in comparison to complete. And are a great starting point to building a more elaborate tiny house. Best, RM

AG Williams - September 1, 2012 Reply

What type of product is “rigid foam insulation/rodent barrier” ? I’d like some of that ! Fiberglass is definitely the preferred nesting material for rodents!

maria - September 5, 2012 Reply

I want it!
If I had the money…

Erik Markus - March 2, 2013 Reply

It seems very well put together.

The windows, however, are too big. They are out of proportion to a home that size. In affect, they make the home look smaller than it is.

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