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A 224 square feet tiny house on wheels in Northern California. Owned and shared by Shelley and Joshua. More info. here, here and here.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.

2016-07-06T16:27:38+00:00

46 Comments

  1. Matthew March 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Nicely done. So many things to like about this TH.

    If possible, could you reply with the shower model and source?

    Thanks.

    • Mike Wofsey March 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      I saw almost that same shower enclosure at Home Depot, I was surprised that I was much less expensive than I thought it would be, less than $1k.

    • Joshua @ TinyHouseBasics.com March 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Yes this is from home depot, it was $500 for the full kit

    • Donatella March 23, 2015 at 11:54 am - Reply

      A google search for ’round shower enclosures’ brings up many links – some as low as $600. I agree, this is wonderfully done. Northern California is turning into my favorite location to try something like this. The ‘Sweetwater Bungalows’ web site and video has me wondering how easy it might be to get around or comply with codes in this area, and also of course the weather is very moderate. Nice combination of composting toilet but running water from the look of it here.

      • Matthew March 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

        “A google search for ’round shower enclosures’ brings up many links”

        But not the dimensions of this specific unit, unfortunately.

      • Joshua @ TinyHouseBasics.com May 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

        Thank you! The climate we are in is very great for tiny house living, now we are up on a ridge and it can be windy but this little house is quite secure.

        The composting toilet has been working out great and of course the running water, there was no ifs ands or buts about that one…

  2. Jerilyn March 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Beautiful design–so imaginative. And everything you need. Roomy and airy.

  3. Phyllis Atha March 18, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Is the deck a structure you can take with you if you move your tiny house to another location? If so, how is that done?

    • Joshua @ TinyHouseBasics.com May 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Yes, i designed the deck to be portable and it has been moved to its new location since these photos have been taken, the main deck is 3 big pieces and the back bench is 3 pieces plus the railings, i moved it in my 18ft utilty trailer i use for work.

  4. Devan March 18, 2015 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Those stairs! Love it! And the “ladder” on the sliding door is awesome as well. 2 lofts, solar panels AND a fire pit!?! This place has it going on… Well done! Thanks for sharing!

    • Autumn March 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      My thoughts exactly!! I just love everything about this house!

    • Joshua @ TinyHouseBasics.com May 23, 2015 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!! plus we have a wood burning stove inside (yet to be finished hooking up hehe)

  5. Ollie March 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    This might be the nicest, most well put together home I’ve seen on this here website. Very well done. I am quite impressed.

  6. Patti March 19, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Hi:

    Love how stylish this TH is! A couple of questions, if you don’t mind. I live in No Cal as well. How did you find land to park on? That’s my biggest obstacle!

    Also, is the toilet a composting one? Or how does the plumbing work? Thanks,

    Patti

    • Joshua @ TinyHouseBasics.com May 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you patti! i worte a article on our website about finding land ( http://www.tinyhousebasics.com ) and we will also be speaking on th matter at the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs in august, its the number one question we get asked

      Yes it is a separett villa 9010 composting toilet and the rest of the house is standard plumbing with pex and copper

  7. Sherry March 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Love Love Love your home. Its the best tiny house Ive seen yet. Amazing!!!

  8. Laura in Sacto March 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    I saw this on Tiny House Nation! Adorable couple with an adorable home!

  9. Jane on Whidbey March 20, 2015 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Excellent design and execution! I could definitely see this being a very popular floor plan. Congratulations!

    • Joshua @ TinyHouseBasics.com May 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you! may people have been requesting the floor plan so much that we actually hired a architect to build some tiny house floor plans to sell, we are only selling them to cover the cost of hiring the architect, they will be up for sale june 15th on our website

  10. Laura March 20, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Your home is incredible, and the outside eating bar is genius. I want to make a carbon copy of this house! Either that, or I might rent a closet and just live in there lol….I love every aspect of your home, congratulations on creating your dream house, its an inspiration.
    —Laura

    • Joshua @ TinyHouseBasics.com May 23, 2015 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you laura, the outside bar was one of the main design aspect we had to have and it was a opened up the space in a huge way, it makes the house very interactive. we are glad to be a inspiration to others!

      Joshua

  11. Anna March 21, 2015 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    A tiny house that you can entertain in! (Or if not “in,” then at least, “next to”!) That outdoor seating area with a talk-through window to the kitchen is a fantastic touch. Gorgeously done.

  12. Ran March 22, 2015 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Saw this on Tiny House Nation, they did a great job building this house with all the owner’s desires.

  13. suzanne gravelle March 23, 2015 at 11:31 am - Reply

    This is the first tiny house I have seen with the accordion window idea-brilliant! I think the stairs are great but I like them to be solid and contain cupboards and drawers for extra storage. Sliding doors a must! and with a ladder too! yes!

  14. Sally Schrock March 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is absolutely one of the BEST TH designs I have come across in a very long time; the others I’ve seen coming into my inbox have regressed to looking all the same and lacking in imagination and innovation. This is a breath of fresh air to be sure, and I would LOVE to have the floor plan for building one of these! Who’s the builder, by the way?

  15. Vanessa Underhill March 23, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Where can you buy the plans? I believe this is a modified version of hOMe?

  16. daniel March 24, 2015 at 10:01 am - Reply

    This tiny house was built & featured on Season 2, Episode 5 of Tiny House Nation:
    http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-nation/videos/224-sq-ft-entertaining-abode

  17. - j o s e f March 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Holy Mackerel I’m impressed! – are those tatami I see in the sleeping area? What a novel/excellent idea…especially with the Tao of the house…Japanese are exceptionally adroit at making things small…so when I saw the tatami…and remembered 15+ years of that wonderful smell…living in Japan…it’s like I was home again.

    The house is almost Zen-like…proper proportions…if someone was walking through in the dark…it wouldn’t be intimidating. Thank you for inspiring forward my ideals…you have actualized a wonderful place…To Be.

    – j o s e f

  18. Christy Mullins April 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I just wanted to say I absolutely love your home. I have MS and I know that I will not be able to live (on my own) away from my son, but this gives me hope. I could live in something like this on his property (when he grows up & has a family of his own). So he could live his life; while he’s still close in case something happens to me. Appreciate the views.

  19. Denise April 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    This is hands-down THE BEST LOOKING tiny house EVER! So many people seem to find comfort in continuing to replicate the same old floor plan and built-ins over and over again, to the point where most tiny houses start to blur together and look like they’re part of a suburban master planned community.

    I remember thinking that as soon as these two were introduced on the show I just knew their house would rock…there’s no way people with such unique personal styles would settle for a generic tiny house. I had my builder create a sliding barn door for the bathroom in my backyard tiny guest house before ever seeing one before, and now it seems like they’re popping up everywhere in THs – brilliant!

  20. Patrick May 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I really love this tiny home, but I’m not too sure it would be warm enough for Nebraska winters, they can be pretty brutal at times!
    Would be ok if we didn’t get so much wind. O love that it has a staircase instead of a ladder to get to the loft, though! Otherwise, I
    think I could handle living in a tiny house just like this one!

  21. James Frey May 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Can you purchase a home like this already built?
    Thanks
    James

  22. Glenwrick Elliott May 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Love the layout. What would happen if you could double the width? I have never heard of people disappointed in the long run to the tiny home concept. Where in the country is the tiny home concept wether mobile or permanent embraced?

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  24. DelayneRulo September 8, 2015 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve looked at many tiny homes in preparation for retirement and this plan is the best! Love it! Great job! Looking forward to using some of your ideas in my own home when the time comes.

  25. Michelle Rule September 17, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I love the bar area. Can you please tell me who the accordion window manufacturer is?

  26. Joy Conway October 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Just love this home. Makes me want to take the plunge to Tiny House living NOW!

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  28. Doug May 18, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Would you tell me about the bifold Windows; where you found them; size; cost?

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  30. Michelle January 3, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Holy moly! By far the nicest I’ve seen so far! I could totally see myself living here! <3

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