Our Tiny Tack HouseRustic Exterior, Seattle

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Nancy F Lambert wrote:Sep 15, 2013
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    The Tiny Tack House

    The house cost around $20k (we built it ourselves). The solar setup was an additional $12k.

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    Thank You


cportera1 wrote:Nov 17, 2013
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    The Tiny Tack House
    The house is built on a 20 foot long by 8½ foot wide (to the outside of the wheel well) flatbed utility trailer. Interior dimensions of the house are 19' 10¼" long by 6' 8½" wide. Our "great room" occupies 10' 4½" of the total length and floor to ceiling height in this room is 9' 11". Our kitchen and bathroom are found beneath the loft where the floor to support beam height is 6' 2". Our bathroom is very basic and contains a shower made out of an oak wine barrel cut in half. We also have a place for a composting toilet (though we have access to a bathroom where we are currently living). There is also a cabinet found underneath the loft on the same side of the house as the bathroom where I store much of my camera equipment as well as our hanging clothes. We also built a space for the cat litter because we did not want to deal with the unpleasant smells in such a small space. We have an entry area in the bathroom for the cat to enter his bathroom located under the cabinet :)

    Our sleeping loft is 9' 5" long and 6' 8½" wide. Floor to ceiling height in the center of the loft is 3' 5". We built dormers to increase head room and promote ease of movement…the dormers were a necessity for two of us, but may not be for a single person living in a loft. The extra space from the dormers gave us room to build storage for our clothing. Our queen size bed easily fits in the loft with plenty of room to spare.

    If you don’t count space taken up by furniture, cabinets, shower, etc., the ground level of our house is 133 square feet & the loft is 63 square feet (though in housing, space in which you cannot stand up is generally not counted)
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    Thank you so much. We are planning on using some of your ideas and really appreciate your help
Julie Nguyen wrote:Feb 16, 2016
Ryan wrote:Sep 28, 2014
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    The Tiny Tack House
    We got our trailer from Olympic Trailer And Truck in Olympia WA. Iron Eagle in Oregon is a great resource (I believe they make the trailers sold by Olympic Trailer)
skeeterman wrote:Aug 10, 2014
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    The Tiny Tack House
    Well, not exactly. It's registered as a trailer with the State. The thing you see on top of the trailer is classified as a "load" ;)
mymellow wrote:Feb 8, 2014
Shelia Hansen wrote:May 17, 2015

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

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    Laura Gaskill added this to House Hunting: Find Your Just-Right Size HomeSep 16, 2014

    Put “big” and “small” in perspective. In the midst of house hunting (particularly when things aren’t going well), it can be easy to get frustrated. When that happens I find it helps to remember that for many people in the world, an entire family fits in a home the size of one room in the typical American home. And then, of course, there is the tiny-house movement, which is gaining steam worldwide — compared with a 196-square-foot home, like the one shown here, just about any home seems enormous.

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    Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: Sustainable, Comfy Living in 196 Square FeetSep 5, 2013

    The Tacks installed solar panels to power the house, although they can connect to the local grid if needed. Thanks to the panels and the couple's low electricity needs, the solar array meets most (if not all) of the couple's power needs during the summer. In the winter they spend just $1 a day on electricity.The house sits on a 5-acre property with another house and a studio apartment. The couple pays the owner of this parcel for the right to park their house here and to use the washer, dryer and a nearby toilet.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

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    Melhinda Boo added this to Melhinda's ideasJan 3, 2019

    I love the idea of a tiny home for a private area to rest, study, or work in. To get away for myself.

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