Craftsman Tiny House

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A 200 square feet tin„ house on wheels in San Diego, California. Designed by Molecule Tiny Homes. More info. here.

2016-03-29T12:18:06+00:00

30 Comments

  1. Brian October 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Very nice. I like the staircase and bedroom loft.

  2. Mike October 26, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    This is really well done. Everything’s in scale, so it seems bigger than it is. Smart detailing too. I think a lot of folks will want this one.

  3. Louise Durcan-Marsh October 26, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply

    I love this tiny house! I think I just saw this featured on an episode of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters”, how cool is that?! Well executed design Molecule Tiny Homes, I’m in love with this one!

  4. HUNTER October 26, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I’ve been poring over these photos for an hour, taking in every detail, all the nook & crannies. this has to be the” absolutelyBest” lay out i have seen in the 10 years I’ve been a follower———of tiny EVERYTHING. I love all of the sites, tiny houser’s and the ideas of tinys all over the U.S.A. Pray god i will be able to start my tiny in 2016 on my Missouri land…all 2.5 acres. 🙂 happy reading my friends, god bless you all…….

  5. signalfire October 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I like it but those stairs aren’t code – which is 8 inches in height IIRC. The last one is a doozy and even higher than the rest and would be difficult for all but the very young (and tall!) to take. I realize getting stairs into a tiny house is difficult due to space concerns, but safety has to take precedent of you’ll find yourself sooner or later with a broken leg or worse and unable to call for help.

  6. Dorothy October 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Love the stairs but I’d have to change them. First and last steps are way too tall for me and the ones in between are higher than a normal step. Those might be OK but a normal riser would be better. Stairs are great for older people but they need to be as close to a normal stair as possible.

  7. Chris. October 26, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I thunk if you look carefully,the bottom step is a roll out step ,to save floor space,as in most TH, only have 7 ft to 8 ft width to play with.The problem with a stair case is to build to absolute code takes far to much floor space. Unfortunately. So us people who build TH,s have to compromise.

  8. Truman Green October 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Lovely house, but the stairs are a hazard. As a long time carpentar
    and a ridiculous healthy and agile 70 year old I could easily get
    into the loft but I know that sooner or later I’m going to slip
    and perhaps have a serious injury by falling down the stairs.

    I understand the problem with run and rise in a cramped
    area but the fact that the top run is not only about 18 inches
    from the floor of the loft, but is also perpendicular to the loft
    makes these stairs particularly hazardous even for a tiny
    home with insufficient run area for a legitimate staircase.

  9. Crystal October 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    This is very homey and adorable. Wish I could see the small loft and the shower.

  10. Phil October 26, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen this type of stairway before in tiny houses. You have to realize a couple of things. The bottom step appears high because there is a pull out step hidden beneath, making the “bottom” step actually the second step, and pretty close to a traditional step height. Also, you are not meant to step up from the top step into the loft because there is not enough head room. You are supposed to walk up the steps, then sit on the loft from the top step. That’s why the topstep is so high. It’s not so much a step, but a spot to push off from to get up into the loft. I’ve seen even more extreme versions, where that top “step” is more like 2 feet high. If you’re thinking of these as “normal” stairs, yes, they are weird and too high, but these aren’t normal stairs to be used in the conventional way.

  11. Eliot Dennis October 26, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    I would forgo the loft for a daybed on the main floor instead of the loveseat. An added plus (besides not having to climb stairs) is that the ceiling would be higher all the way through.

  12. Angie October 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Phil, thanks for explaining the stairs. I’s not noticed those features, I just noticed the stairs instead of ladder. This is a beautiful place and the stairs should allow more people to use the loft than if just a ladder. I love the drawers in the stair case. Neat idea.

    • Bambi October 27, 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      I’d buy one in a second.

  13. nancy October 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    It’s says it’s for sale, but I didn’t see a price.

  14. Mary October 27, 2015 at 5:55 am - Reply

    I love this but don’t think it would last long in Scottish weather..

  15. Mara October 28, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

    The kitchen looked great until I remembered someone else making a custom space for a fridge…and then having to drill lots of holes in the cabinetry to allow heat to dissipate. I wonder how the builders handled that issue, especially with the microwave on top leaving no room for proper ventilation.

  16. vicki October 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    The only thing I would change is at the end of the countertop I would stack a washer and dryer.

  17. Chris. November 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    There is a way to have a code staircase,for TH,s. Actually only takes 18″ Deep ,by width. All depending on total Rise and run. A Tansu stairs. That slides ,each step ,into each other.IE a box within a box ,with H/Duty slides.And a floor lock. IE a Patio door bolt.Any hardware supply company has them.and they take200 lbs each. In Canada Richelieu,Marathon Hardware,Iroko,to name a few.Even HD.At a price.One has to take into consideration,each step takes 1 inch,for slide clearance. IE 8 steps ,means the bottom tread will be 8 inches smaller. However over 8 risers you have created 8 storage ,lift up drawers. Will post as soon as my TH is close to completion. Unfortunately not a cheep thing,if your not a cabinet maker,or carpenter,Its just a box inside a box ,inside a box! Happy building to those who are.PS this TH is very nice,Well done.Theres always comments ,i.e. wish lists . But as Bob Dillon sang.”You can please some of the people some of the time! Not all,etc. Different Folks , different Strokes.Thats called Individuality . C

  18. Chris. November 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    My only comment Guys . Is get the cavities filled in ,in roof line,before you get unwelcome guests.Lol.C

  19. Gail November 5, 2015 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Great design, including the stairs. I wouldn’t change a thing! Why is it that its always these geriatrics who comment? Able bodied folk are tired about hearing about you falling down the stairs already. Its really tiring reading the posts about your bad knees. Go build yourself a full sized staircase so we can all read about how you have no room in your tiny house because its ALL STAIRCASE.
    BTW, if any of you had a clue the top stair is the way it is because you cannot stand up once you get to the top. You get to the top wrung and go on your knees to get to the bed. Don’t even get me started on the people talking about “code” in a tiny house ~sheesh!~

  20. Sandy Weaver November 16, 2015 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Excuse Me, Gail, but its not just elderly that have taken tumbles off those stairs and ladders, And out of lofts without a rail, even! There have been broken bones by young, middle aged and elderly. There are statistics (you can find them if you search) and they grow as the movement grows. Every age has it’s foibles, times, and reasons for occasional clumsiness. You must be one in a million if you are Never at any time off-balance for any reason. The tiny house movement is about helping the environment, for saving money but still yet having a place you feel is your own home/refuge/sanctuary, and that is Not something that is the focus of Just we younger people. Or haven’t you realized yet, someday you might Get old! My Grandmother just moved into a tiny house to be able to afford to live on her social security as well to be nearer to our family. And yes, we had to teach her how to navigate those stairs. Once she learned the tricks though, she scrambles up and down just as nimbly as I do. She Likes to cook and bake (it’s a special treat to have her oven near again) and eats her own cooking too so she isn’t the most svelte person in the world. Quit with the age prejudice!

    • Kathy December 5, 2015 at 1:48 am - Reply

      Dear Gail, Should you be fortunate enough to live an able-bodied young life, and never injure your back in a car wreck or on a mountain climb, you go right ahead and scamper up and down a ladder a few times a day. Should you also be fortunate enough to – heaven forbid – become old yourself, may you never have to experience the frailties and other bothersome aspects of being old. Until then, you should keep your attitude to yourself. We stairs loving, bad kneed, old people thank you.

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  24. Marjorie cox Fabian July 18, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    This was not mentioned in any of the comments that I could see…but…I was wondering why there were two different porches. One you enter from the side, the other from the front, but both seem to open at the front of the house facing toward the stairs. Is there an explanation for this? Are there two different models being presented?

  25. Julie September 7, 2016 at 2:09 am - Reply

    I want this house so badly. I just love itâ˜ș

  26. DJM October 31, 2016 at 2:02 am - Reply

    What kind of wood is that? It is so pretty….

    Thanks,

    Psalm 23

  27. DJM October 31, 2016 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Please disregard my previous comment (Oct. 31, 3016 2:02am)

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  28. DJM October 31, 2016 at 3:15 am - Reply

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