FAQ


Where can I get a floor plan?

We have a 2d floor plan and 3d model available here.


Who built your house?

We hired Blue Ridge Tiny Homes out of Asheville, NC to bring our design to life. We were attracted to their passion for craftsmanship and love the final product!


What do you do with the dishes on your open shelves when you move your home?

The short answer is “nothing” because we don’t actually move our home on a regular basis!


Where did you get that rug?

We got it at World Market. If they are out of stock, try a Google search for “chevron cowhide rug” to find similar options.


Where did you get your couch?

We ordered it from Crate and Barrel and chose a reasonably priced custom color.  We wanted a compact couch that would expand to a platform style bed (as opposed to removing cushions and folding out a frame/mattress) so we could easily pop it out for watching family movies together. We like it except it is a bit too firm.


How much did your house cost?

Despite some initial quotes from multiple builders in the mid $80-90k range, our final build came out to $111k (granted there were some changes and clarifications along the way). Our builder stated they would charge more if they built the same home again. I recommend you talk to a variety of builders before making a decision on who to use. If you are building the same (or almost the same) home, you’ll get much more accurate pricing info by providing our house plan to the builders at the quote stage (fewer unknowns leads to a more accurate price). If the prices you get are too high, you could save money by making different material, fixture, feature, and appliance selections.


Please leave a comment below with any questions, and I’ll update this page as appropriate.

 

7 comments

  1. Hi! I’m NOT currently in the market for a tiny house on wheels (and frankly don’t think I could ever live in a tiny house myself due to the size. I just really enjoy the tiny house shows). I am just admiring, and I was wondering what trailer length that is? Also, is that an extra wide tiny house? (If it’s not an extra wide, then that makes the design all the more impressive, in my opinion. The kitchen looks HUGE, which is a rarity from what I’ve seen.)
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Kaira – You are perceptive 🙂 Our trailer is 10×30 ft, which is wider than the standard 8.5 ft. This allowed us to create a very usable floorplan with few compromises, and is no problem since we won’t be moving the house regularly.

      1. Oh interesting! What are the implications of having a wider trailer when you move it? Do you need to pay official house movers or something?

        1. Hey Chris – Most people don’t actually move their tiny houses that often, but if you are wider than 8’6″ you can hire a professional transport company when needed or move it yourself, assuming you have a heavy-duty truck capable of hauling the weight of your home.

          You have to develop your travel plan (to ensure the roads on your route can accommodate the extra width) and obtain a permit from the Dept. of Transportation of each state that you will be traveling through. These usually cost around $65 each. So it’s certainly doable, just more of a hassle.

          The decision was easy in our case because the last mile of our move was down a very narrow one-lane gravel mountain road with obstacles and tight switchbacks, plus I don’t have a truck 🙂 We hired Gaskins Moving out of Tennessee, and his team did an outstanding job http://www.illmoveit.com.

    1. Hi Alix – I’ve just updated the FAQ with this info because a lot of people have been asking! We ordered the couch from Crate and Barrel and chose a reasonably priced custom color. We wanted a compact couch that would expand to a platform style bed (as opposed to removing cushions and folding out a frame/mattress) so we could easily pop it out for watching family movies together. We like it except it is a bit too firm.

  2. What a piece of functional art! Great Job to all involved! Thank you for all the effort that takes to share your passions and your journey with us. The blog, the plans, the cookbook—Lovely family, Grateful.
    “The Hero Path
    We have not even to risk the adventure alone
    for the heroes of all time have gone before us.
    The labyrinth is thoroughly known …
    we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. – Joseph Campbell

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