Tiny home with end entry

Catapult

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#1
I really like this layout. He used an end entry so he could extend the kitchen counter and use it for projects like a work bench, plus it still serves as a food prep area. The loft has a unique air draft design. So in the summer he can use the warm air in the lower rooms to updraft and pull a cross current of cooler outside air. Nice.

 

Sacajawea

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#3
I can see these being really useful for people coming into a BOL and needing to stay an extended timeframe. (and yes, you'd better like the people you're sharing the space with!) It provides a good amount of mental "space" - a place to get away from the group activities/talk - let's people do things "their way"; some therapeutic "control" and of course, privacy. I've looked at smaller cabin kits, bunkhouses, etc. and I still think this is probably a better solution, assuming you have the land. Specially, if they can each be self-sufficient -- totally off-grid.
 

Bacash

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#6
I know that their trendy and all, but why not just buy a camper?
These things average $200-$400.00 per square foot nationally and $350.00 per square foot here.
I just don't see the draw to these things.
I’ve always thought the same thing. And the bonus with a camper, you can move it anywhere you want!! Granted, I’m sure the tiny homes are better insulated and such, but they just seem expensive for what they are.
 

Sacajawea

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#7
If the tiny house stays on it's wheels, it can be moved around also - especially if there's not power, plumbing or septic to worry about. Cost concerns are relevant. Most of what is featured in the tv shows have high end finishes, appliances and bells & whistles.

Knock that stuff right off the specs, focus on insulation, solar power & good natural light, a small propane/woodstove for heat (there are some really efficient ones for small spaces like this), a propane stove, smaller propane fridge and composting toilet... and mostly solar will be used to pressurize water (which can be collected from the roof and stored), a small pump and lighting.
 

sauced07

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#8
If the tiny house stays on it's wheels, it can be moved around also - especially if there's not power, plumbing or septic to worry about. Cost concerns are relevant. Most of what is featured in the tv shows have high end finishes, appliances and bells & whistles.

Knock that stuff right off the specs, focus on insulation, solar power & good natural light, a small propane/woodstove for heat (there are some really efficient ones for small spaces like this), a propane stove, smaller propane fridge and composting toilet... and mostly solar will be used to pressurize water (which can be collected from the roof and stored), a small pump and lighting.
I wonder what can be done with an enclosed trailer. Lite like a camper but a clean slate to design the interior.
 

240Geezer

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#14
Use the underground building as a revetment for an RV or Camping trailer.
In winter or dangerous times it can shelter you and the vehicle. In better weather pull the vehicle out for more living space.
Need to bug out? Hook up and go.
Just a thought.

If I was going to do something like the subterranean tiny house though that’s pretty much how I’d do it.

Not dug. Built on grade then backfilled.
Of course the money is no object missile silos do have a certain cache.