The Shoebox

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


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  1. 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”!

      1. I agree. I can live in this house. It’s easier to clean and maintain. Everything in the place is truly what you need. Simplifying your life without any of the hassle like having a huge house and worrying about mortgage etc. Although the only thing that hinders me was the bathroom.

      2. The house next door was approx 5000sqft. lolol They would bring their guest over to view my tiny house. lol

    1. Innovative use of space. We waste a lot of space in the interest of style. The smallest spaces can sometimes be the most ergonomic and useful. I have a similar extension and is the most productive area in my home. must decorate it…..

    2. I live in a 4500 house that has enough systems to qualify as a “facility”. I envy the simplicity and ease this person enjoys, every day spent in that home lengthens one’s life!

      1. You can see dishes stacked on the shelf to the left of the refrigerator. There are cabinets under the sink & storage in the couch. With this kind of housing you don’t buy in bulk… & you don’t really need a set of dishes because you don’t entertain much. There’s a hanging rack for pots & pans, etc.

    3. I would love to live like this! The wife – not so much 🙁
      If I had to choose between living simply and my wife I would choose my wife. She does rock my world!

  2. 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. 🙂 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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 !!

  4. It’s for sale $28,500 More upgrades added. No land, no financing 🙁
    I love this home but a life change makes it a little tooo small 😉
    [email protected]

    Delivery- $2.50/mile $100.00 pick up from selling site and $100.00 Drop off and set up on buyers land (well worth it)

  5. 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!

  6. 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..

    1. 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. 🙂

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

  8. 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.

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