It might be something in the water, but my hometown of Reno, Nevada is becoming a hotbed for tiny houses. The latest tiny home is this beauty for sale on Craigslist. The home was built by Mitchell Mast and Nicholette Codding of the blog, Our First Tiny Home. They downsized from a 1,000 square foot home to this 230 square foot home, but have recently put it up for sale for $65,000.
The farmhouse style home was built on a 20-foot utility trailer and has a classic wood finish, arched roof and beautiful windows. The home is built with 2×4 Douglas fir framing and includes an innovative rain screen, hurricane ties on the roof trusses, an ice and water shield under the metal roof and R21 rigid foam insulation in the floors, walls and ceiling. The exterior is Western Red Cedar with custom designed shou sugi ban (burnt cedar) trim. The windows are double pane casements and the aluminum clad, solid wood door also has a small window.
The interior includes built-in furnishings, maple hardwood floors and pine paneling, non-toxic milk based paint, cement board in the kitchen and bathroom and “American Clay” natural earth plaster. The bathroom’s sliding “barn door” is sided with galvanized metal and the shower basin is made from a wine barrel. The kitchen has open cabinets, a 5.1 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, a cast iron sink, two-burner stove and a six gallon electric water heater. The loft has a venting skylight and a custom casement window. The copper wall sconces are vintage.
Photos by Mitchell Mast and Nicholette Codding