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Victorian Tiny Texas House

A couple of days ago, I was chatting with Brad Kittel of Tiny Texas Houses and he sent me some new pictures of one of his recent homes, this cute little Victorian.

The wooden Victorian is a 12′ x 20′ and it is located in Canyon Lake, Texas. It is lined with 1800 circa metal roofing tiles in the bath area. It also has their new ladder design and a nice rounded loft front.

Brad also told me that he has been busy building and selling homes for several Bed and Breakfasts across the country. A recent one up in the Badlands of South Dakota and three more for another in Pasadena, California. I will follow up with an update on these before long.

Photography: Doug Gaidry III Digital Imaging

Tanner another one of our readers sent me this link to this article in the Austin News about Kittel and his tiny houses. You can read the article called the “Small House Movement hits Central Texas” and watch a neat little video along with the story. Thanks Tanner for sharing this story with us.

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Mia - February 21, 2010 Reply

This is really nice! I love that it has a bathtub. Where do you find a tub like that to put into a tiny house?

Anoa - February 21, 2010 Reply

This is brilliant. I especially like the ladder/shelves. Love the tub area too. Great use of space.

Denise - February 21, 2010 Reply

The Tiny Texas Houses are my absolute favorite. His were among the first tiny houses, after Jay’s, that I found and fell immediately in love with. I love everything that Brad Kittel does with salvaged materials ~ the workmanship, designs, the gorgeous wood, ~ EVERYTHING is Beautiful!

alice - February 21, 2010 Reply

Oh, what an inspiration! I would LOVE to have a group of assorted tiny houses to operate as a B&B. This is my new dream!

Mark A - February 21, 2010 Reply

Wow, I love it.

Valden - February 21, 2010 Reply

I love that shower tub! You could even sit down (always a plus) without much difficulty. Would make it easier to shave the legs too. And if you want a bath, just lay your legs over the side.

Very nice.

ThisTinyHouse - February 21, 2010 Reply

I am also curious about that bathtub! Where did they find it?

    Kent Griswold - February 21, 2010 Reply

    I’ll see if I can find out from Brad where the tub came from. I’ll let you know if I learn anything.

Anne - February 22, 2010 Reply

The whole house is just beautiful.

Corby - February 22, 2010 Reply

This is a wonderfully luxurious home! The bathing area details are inspiring. Are those copper panels on the walls? If so, how do you keep them clean?

    Justin Robinson - April 26, 2010 Reply

    The shower tiles are not copper. They were once on the roof of a house and I think they are tin or some steel product. They are easy to keep clean. You just have to be careful of the edges when cleaning them.

      Sherry - January 31, 2015 Reply

      Not roof. Ceiling.

et - February 22, 2010 Reply

no vehicle in sight, garage or driveway – very nice

Kent Griswold - February 22, 2010 Reply

Here is what Brad says about the bathtub:

Generally they will be found in the architectural salvage yards but they are hard to find. That version would run about $750-$1,000. We get them on occasion but historically have not kept many in inventory. It appears we should be looking for more.

    Valden - February 22, 2010 Reply

    Thanks for sharing the info about the shower tub Kent!

    Lisa E. - January 31, 2015 Reply

    Maybe as the Tiny House Movement come online more and more, manufacturers will recognize this new market and start making interesting and serviceable products with Tiny House people in mind.

    I like the use of the stained glass in the windows. It adds a charm and warmth that would not be present with just plain glass.

Susan McReynolds - February 22, 2010 Reply

Omega Salvage here in Berkeley sometimes has these tiny tubs. They have an online service. They also have a limited number of repro tubs-may include a tiny or two.

    kathy norman - April 26, 2012 Reply

    That is a cute tub! don’t forget the japanese tubs. I do not know how expensive they are, but they might work also.

Brand - February 22, 2010 Reply

Excellent. I might go a little larger (I need space for a computer workstation and lots of books), but the proportioning is flawless. A wonderful design!

    kathy norman - April 26, 2012 Reply

    and I would make a bedroom on the ground floor if you are planning on living there in your older years!

Brad J - February 22, 2010 Reply

This is my favorite design in quite some time. And right here in Texas! Thanks for sharing this, Grizz!

Louise - February 22, 2010 Reply

Lovely and inspiring!

Cristian Lavaque - February 22, 2010 Reply

That is really nice. They usually build nice, cute, cozy small houses. I like them much better than the ones built with modern materials. I hope one day I’ll be able to buy old things from them, they have wonderful things.

Barb - February 25, 2010 Reply

This is gorgeous. It seems so much more realistic space wise than does some of the others. I love it.

Ilana - March 12, 2010 Reply


So much beauty, warmth, and luxury in just 240 sq feet!!

Most large homes don’t even come close…thank you very much for sharing. Just seeing what can be done makes me very happy <3

Gill - March 18, 2010 Reply

That balcony next to the loft ladder needs some structural support underneath, or be hung from the ceiling above using cables.

Justin Robinson - April 26, 2010 Reply


This beautiful Tiny House is located in Canyon Lake, Texas. Our website is Thanks for the positive feedback.


badkittie748 - May 25, 2010 Reply

OMG! i want it!!! too bad ill probably never own a house in my lifetime…

    Lisa E. - January 31, 2015 Reply

    It’s not impossible to own a tiny house. There are several builders whose average price is in the mid 30 thousand range, credit unions and some banks would loan for such a purchase. Or set aside a savings account that you pay each month like a regular bill and never touch until you have enough to get your tiny house. Also, watch Tiny House Listings and Tiny House News. There are lots of women who built their own never having built anything before in their lives. Owning your own home is a really important part of life and it’s too bad no one ever talked/talks to us about such things.

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Karen - June 27, 2010 Reply

Love the laddershelves…maybe an idea for my cottage which has a sleeping loft but I hadn’t figured out how I was going to get up there…the ladder shelf provides a stable (thus safe!) way to get up and also a reason to have it built in permanently!

michelle - October 4, 2010 Reply

Incredibly stunning house! I have been dreaming up and designing my own tiny house, nd it looks very much like this!! I wish I could pay you to build it for me on my land haha.

Janelle - June 9, 2011 Reply

Is this darling house for sale? Its located
right where I’m looking to buy..If this
isn’t do you have any for sale in or
around Canyon Lake??? Thanks , Janelle

renee - August 31, 2011 Reply

I have lived in Canyon Lake ,Tx.For 23 years now.My house was built as a vacation home.-It is 1100 sq.ft -no garage.I thought of upsizing in the beginning or adding on.My boy friend is into simple living -living with less “stuff”.I get this.We visited our relatives this summer.His brother and mine both welcomed us with open arms,they both have small homes.His brother has 400sq.feet of living space and has his gadgets and lacks nada. They won’t let anyone build that small there anymore!In this economy?!?So when can we see this home?RM

Patricia Reeves - September 7, 2011 Reply

I went last week to see the houses in Luling.
I really want a community of seniors. They could
pick their own design & live in village in an out of the way setting.

    Justin (the owner) - September 30, 2011 Reply

    That is a great idea. The ladders and loft bedrooms might present a challenge, but creative design could overcome those barriers.

david - February 3, 2012 Reply

can you tell me if these tiny texas houses are built to code for a place like cedar park, tx

Ken G - July 13, 2012 Reply

We have a tub like that in our home. I saw an ad for it in a 1949 Good Housekeeping magazine…something about the “Neo-spa” tub if I remember correctly. Tub measures 4″x4″.

Mark - December 6, 2013 Reply

That’s a good one!! More info please!! How much was the cost, more photos, you know the drill!!

Amanda - January 31, 2015 Reply

This interior is exactly what I want for my Tiny home. It is very strange, from the outside, there is nothing special that hints at the incredible interior. Wow-perhaps my favorite house of all the Tiny House posts. I love the wood work, especially the railing around the loft. Gorgeous.

Maritza - January 31, 2015 Reply

Beautiful tiny house. I love the rustic look and the bathroom is the best one I have seen in all the tiny homes I have seen so far.

Kel - September 10, 2016 Reply

I’ve loved Tiny Texas Houses since they began. Brad has an amazing talent. However, the houses are expensive for the average person, and then most of us want to put it on land! I’m one of those people who can’t park it in someone’s backyard or trailer park. There’s no park I’d be able to safely live in -and the city isn’t friendly to tiny homes on wheels. Most of the homes the Tiny Texas Houses company has built, they don’t want yo

Kel - September 10, 2016 Reply

Oops. Accidentally sent before I could say this… The tiny homes sold by Brad’s company are ones he doesn’t want moved from the premises, but rather wants you to use it as a rental, on their property. For me, it’s isn’t feasible, since I have yet to be able to afford 1 tiny home, much less 2.

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