Tiny Solar House
Really like this one, but not that $97,500 price tag. I bought my downtown Portland, OR 750sf condo for $80k… 5 years ago. It’s now worth $200k+ if I were to sell it today. It just seems as if it would be better to buy a small condo in a good downtown area, than to put money into a tiny house…at least your condo would appreciate in value.
Truly. I thought the POINT of tiny homes was to live mortgage free! I can buy a 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, living room, dining/kitchen combo on a quarter acre 15 minutes outside of Charleston for almost 100k! Save the ‘Carbon Footprint’ nonsense.
A valid consideration — I too downsized in 2011 to 450 sq. ft in 2011 to a small condo in a central area on a bus line near a large park. Now worth 2.3 times the purchase price and climbing. Assuming were I to sell that I could find that specialized buyer who wants a small space in this location at a high price, I would still not be able to move within this area because all the surrounding properties have naturally appreciated proportionately. But costs here are low. Utilities are included with the low HOA. Property taxes are also low (under $500 annually). The downside includes a special assessment levied this year that will continue for several years ahead to address valid maintenance issues of an antique building — it’s based on square footage, so doable and worthwhile, but still subject to community decision/voting/timing etc.
I love the tiny houses and think they’re a great solution for several demographics — students, young people starting out with student loans, creative workers, immigrées, migrating workforces, retirees – maybe I’ll be on that list some day. This one is gorgeous. But the main problem that still needs to be solved is where to park these homes legally at reasonable fees in inner cities where the jobs are and where utility hook-ups are available.
This is really, really pretty with some excellent materials choices. However, I am really, really tired of seeing tiny houses without any actual seating space, space for COMFORTABLE seating. Is everyone now expected to stand around in their own home?????
There never seems to be any place to sit but there are always large kitchens. I’m tired of seeing close ups of objects on counters and corners by beds or whatever. I’d rather see a floor plan and the overall layout.
You are so right! That is the first thing I look for!
There’s a couch. There’s a kitchen table. There are steps. There is a bed. Where else did you want to sit in 200sq foot? Okay so guests come over. Folding chairs. Bean bag. If you want, build one with no kitchen and the entire floor can be a couch cushion.
I agree re seating, I am always surprised that Tumbleweed and other designers continue to use valuable ends as a suitable place for a door! What a waste of precious “real estate” ! A door on the side makes much more sense now you have a 7-7.5 length to incorporate a comfortable sofa which could easily also be a trundle queen size bed. Done.
beer or soda tap?
Would have loved to see more of the bathroom.
I am not totally sure that is a bathtub. Is it I am not totally sure that is a bathtub. Is it? Ditto on more pix of bathroom. Love the house. Looks like the table and seats bolted down. Can you fold up when not in use?
Comment above about comfortable seating: I love futon sofa beds. My fav sofa. My fav bed.
Does this price include solar panels? What is the power setup?
Details about type of toilet.
I doubt very seriously this place could be solar. Not, with AC and an electric range. Heater elements pull too much amperage to be feasible for solar power……….unless you use a massive battery bank!
What’s with the tiny chairs next to the house? It doesn’t look to scale. Someone’s idea of a photoshop effect?
It looks like an airb&b, purpose built, and it’s lovely for that. It wasn’t built for long term residence, it seems. No closet storage, and more seating outdoors than in. Still, it’s lovely for that. The see-through stairs are clever. Maybe a party house? Guest house?
How money to spent to builde this house ???
Loft looks big how wide and deep is it and what is the height and length of the home?
None of the mini dwellings show the real stuff- Where is the clothing and shoes? The cosmetic, toiletries, dirty laundry, Christmas Decor,,,, etc.etc.
I think this tiny house is beautiful and we’ll packed. I love the loft is higher than most I’ve seen (who wants to hit their head)and the three clear steps at top are brilliant – allows more light into rest of house. I’d rather have a full range than more seating any day of the week. Changes I would make: Add storage at foot of bed on loft edge (safer this way to), as for table/seating complainers IKEA makes a great tiny table with leaves. I would store where current table is in layout. Can pull out and seat up to four easily. As for seats, hang onon loft wall or create hooks and hang on other available space. It’s tiny toads- let your child out and be creative
But what’s with the teensy tiny lawn furniture?
Otherwise – the most beautifully decorated 180 sq ft I’ve ever seen.
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