The Shoebox

Tiny house on wheels built by Tennessee Tiny Homes. Photographed by Butch Boyd.

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  • Reply Katrina March 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I am drooling. This place is ideal! I especially love the first picture, where you can catch a glimpse of the large house next door. Your house just screams, “freedom”!

  • Reply Mendy Knecht March 31, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you for featuring my tiny home. Please give a hand for my dad who was the photographer.
    Butch Boyd

    • Reply Mendy Knecht April 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you so much. I’ll let dad know πŸ™‚

    • Reply heather January 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      never mind on the dishes but I still see no pantry or closet

    • Reply Gareth Ellzey November 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      It looks amazing. I’m reminded of a Gypsy vardo (caravan).

  • Reply a.brown April 1, 2013 at 8:37 am

    where do you eat?

  • Reply Shyla April 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I love the interior! Even the bathroom looks wonderful. Nice job on the pictures, building it, and decorating it!

    • Reply Mendy Knecht April 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you I love it and love to decorate.

  • Reply Leah April 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    This is my all time favorite tiny house yet! Fabulous kitchen, but it’s all great looking…just what I’d want for myself.

  • Reply DC April 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    This is really cool, Love the coloring choices as well…

  • Reply mick mccrary April 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    What a refreshing interior! Did you paint over the normal pine interior boards or? Really cool.

  • Reply Shertina Jones April 12, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I am in love with this Tina house. It is so my style.

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  • Reply Mendy Knecht June 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you so much for the kind comments. Well, now that all is exactly how I wanted it to be, I will be selling The Shoebox, turnkey, for $28,000. My health issues have unfortunately come to a head before I had expected.
    The home comes with a new Flatscreen, Sony Blue Tooth DVD player, cable/satellite ready, heated plank floors, bar sink, instant on demand hot water, granite counter top, sofa that offers a front- drop down/up section for overnight guests, plus LOTS of storage inside the sofa, a side table and lamp, storage table in kitchen, gas stove top, electric stove top, Kenmore Elite Convection and microwave oven, Vissani Studio fridge/freezer, 2 storage pantries, spray in foam insulation, custom room darkening window shades, full length mirror, 1 loft w/two storage lockers and new twin mattress ( a full size can be used in the loft) functional octagon loft window, loft reading lights, living room lighted ceiling fan, shower, compost toilet, shelving, exterior cedar sealant, large fold up deck, deck fencing, 2 front porch lights, 5 LED exterior wall mounted quality solar security motion lighting. 2 per side, 1 in back. Approx. 24-26 outlets, 10,000 btu a/c unit, gas heater, all kitchen ware, CO2 detector, and decor included. 1 large exterior patio box for tool storage which can be slid in the front door when travelling. It’s been one incredibly freeing experience that if I had to do it all over, I would without a doubt! FYI- Farm Bureau Insurance charges me $55.00 per quarter for $30,000 in homeowners insurance. If you plan to travel with it or pull it to another permanent location an insurance rider would be wise. πŸ™‚ Perfect for a college student versus a dorm room plus they get to keep it or sell it after college! Was also perfect for my being newly single with a small dog, at 43yrs old! I LOVE LOVE my tiny house and hopefully someone else will too! Feel free to contact me at [email protected]
    Thank you Steven for featuring my home.

    • Reply Mendy Knecht June 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Not for sale. I love it too much! Steven feel free to delete my FSBO post πŸ™‚

  • Reply wholesaledress8 July 2, 2013 at 8:36 am

    the interiors are lovely. i just love the colour choosed

  • Reply InativeSpeaker July 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Wow, I love it. Can i take it with me πŸ™‚

  • Reply Vijay Prabhu July 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Loved it, wish I could build one like it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Charisse July 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    That house looks a lot like my apartment, and it works for me.

  • Reply Mike and Lori July 9, 2013 at 10:12 am

    A stand alone studio apartment

  • Reply Ben parker July 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    it is good and i personally like that wash room but you should be change your wash room towel.

  • Reply Silke from Sexy Shoes for Women July 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

    This is an awesome little place, it would be perfect for a guest house in my backyard. πŸ™‚

  • Reply hayko July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

    thats good. i love it

  • Reply shahzaib July 31, 2013 at 3:05 am

    awesome home it is an american home ?
    will sombody give me a bit detail about it please

  • Reply Adelina Priddis August 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    That is simple living! I love it. They’ve showed you can live simply, without actually sacrificing style and nice things. Hmmm…the kids need to grow up fast so I can buy a place like this.

  • Reply fawzy August 26, 2013 at 1:56 am

    very nice and well organized colors.

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  • Reply Pete Olari August 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Where is this BIG home located? I like it!!

    • Reply Patrick Donahue June 22, 2014 at 4:51 am

      Thank you… finally an interior thats NOT all (knotty wood) everyware. !!
      I’m designing mine (right now) and I’m going for a nice bright interior I’m so inclined to incorporate mirrors into the space. Also I will be installing a rather large window so I can merge the (visual effects) of the exterior with my interior environment. I must say your cottage looks spacious with it all white like that; great job !!

  • Reply Jay Brooke September 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Great home!
    You have been able to combine character with function and independence.
    What is the name of your heating stove?
    I’m going to build one for my self after 20 years of building houses for many other people.
    Thanks Again
    And Great Job!

  • Reply dena castaneda October 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

    all looks good except bathroom way to small

  • Reply traditionoflondon October 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Small but beautiful. Simple lifestyle, that most people prefer to live in.

  • Reply Maria Matthews November 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    A place to hide away and write. Perfect.

  • Reply 23 Photos Of November 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I’ll take it!

  • Reply buildindia November 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    its interior is nice!

  • Reply Archie November 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Very good crib !

  • Reply STUSEK November 24, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Really love the interior!

  • Reply Lorin Emtage November 29, 2013 at 3:24 am

    THis is CoOL!!!

  • Reply Carlos December 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    An excellent place for a bachelor OR to get away from the wife for a few days.

  • Reply LisaaBangalore December 20, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Amazing interior design ! good arrangement of necessary items , love it

  • Reply Silvestre December 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

    The modern man’s version of “MAN-CAVE” because I am sure that’s his real house next door. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hank December 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I guess someone could buy one of these as a “roughed out” unit, then i could finish it to the point that it suits me. I have 4 Belgian Malinois’ Dogs that patrol my 33 acre fenced parcel behind the main house where my horses are kept and few other animals that require a keen powerful protector from Coyotes, but in the daylight hours they need a place to sleep and stay cool (AC-heat) and to get out of the elements when they come rolling in, and I’m thinking one of these would work famously..

  • Reply David C February 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Great Pics!

  • Reply Paul Scoropan April 4, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Small, but warm. I like it!

  • Reply zohre May 31, 2014 at 5:29 am

    This is perfect!!so perfect:-O

  • Reply Tatanisha W July 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Very well organized, I love it!

  • Reply Krista July 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Wow! Nicely done, VERY nicely done.

  • Reply sophia September 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Awesome home on wheels, very interesting…

  • Reply Cynthia Coleman October 31, 2014 at 1:36 am

    This would be perfect for a college student and a group of these would be great for the homeless.

  • Reply Jane October 31, 2014 at 8:55 am

    WOW! This is really great design!

  • Reply Sloan March 25, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I really must know how that make-up mirror on the floor works. πŸ™‚ Awesome, creative home!

    • Reply Mendy June 1, 2015 at 7:54 am

      Hello, I bought the mirror from Brookstone, mounted it on the side of the chest/sofa out of sight for the most part. I asked for approx 24 outlets be installed for all my tiny stuff. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Patents Wall Art April 13, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    love it what they have done with this small space.

  • Reply seo uzmanΔ± April 27, 2015 at 4:04 am

    this is crazy πŸ˜€ wonderfull

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  • Reply Amanda June 22, 2015 at 11:36 am

    So cute! The white walls and ceiling actually make it look bigger than it is.

  • Reply Jackson Walsh @ Culturated July 27, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    A very nice modern looking place. A marvel how you fit everything in there! This should draw more attention as usually homes are never this small. -Jackson

  • Reply Christina Knowles August 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Really nice, but no closet? And how do you wash clothes?

  • Reply Arkitalker August 13, 2015 at 10:09 am

    wow this is actually great!! Tiny but the attention for details is visible!! Thanks for sharing it!

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  • Reply Frankie September 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I looove the concept and idea but i am 6ft tall and i get claustrophobic. All in all, fabulous concept

  • Reply Thikra September 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I think its very amazing, but for single individual .. it wont be suitable or practical for even couples I wont say a whole family!!!

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  • Reply Cee Jay February 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I love the gargoyle on the front door step and the wooden skull on the shelf above the sofa.

    Cee Jay/Leigh on Sea, Essex, England, Britain.

  • Reply Kara April 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Amazing space, really shows how good decor can work xx

  • Reply Luxus Hauser May 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Very well presented and good angles on the photography to show the space.

  • Reply Mark Davis July 27, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Realy Amazing…

  • Reply American August 31, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I think its very amazing, but for single individual .. it wont be suitable or practical for even couples I wont say a whole family!!!

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