As you know, friends, we’re on the tiny-house-hunt. Next Spring? Maybe. We hope so. We still have a model to go see at a local modular company, and I need to speak to a builder friend about the cost of a small frame house; but in the time being, I thought I would turn in my report on the other possibility, an Amish-built tiny house.
I really would like something that fits the character of the area. Woodsy. It’s become a bit of an “if it’s at all possible” priority. Funny thing being, we’d be the only woodsy ones in the neighborhood.
Below are some photos I took while visiting the builders. These are all a bit smaller than we would likely go with, but you get the idea. They’re completely custom, which I like. You can add, take-away, or change whatever you like. They are built to code, fully insulated, wired, and come with thermal windows and doors. (Those are all options, but of course, options we’d want.)
Pretty neat though. They can be put down on gravel, a slab, a raised wall foundation, whatever. I’ll be talking to our local codes guy in the next few months. A local friend had a slab poured (plumbing and all) and sited hers that way. We’ll see what Code Man has to say.
Take a look!
Above is the Side porch version – I think I like this layout better. The end porch style bugs me a little. Also, this version would be nice with the porch backwards – facing the yard. That is, the back of the house would be on the road. This one looks a little small. Looks like about 10′ wide by maybe 22′ long. Ours would likely be closer to 14′ x 36′.
End porch style. Still, nice. But I’d have to do away with those wavy corner pieces and the fake shutters. Faux touches drive me nuts.
Inside the door of the model above. Cedar walls and ceiling, electrical fixtures included. I’d have to do away with that standard-issue ceiling lamp though. I figure, if I get to choose, might as well be picky. Right?
Looking back toward the front door, same model.
Side porch model from a different builder. Built on-site with a taller roof, there would be space for a loft. However, with limited living room space, I don’t know if I would want a ladder coming down in the middle of it. Don’t really need it for sleeping because there would be a bedroom, but nice storage or guest space.
The next report will involve small modular/manufactured homes. My neat friend in the ‘Burgh told us that they now have a few pretty affordable versions with half-log siding and metal roofs. Hmmm.