400 sq ft

Modern double Tiny House with towable recording studio. Design and Architecture - Brian Crabb

This house was featured on Tiny House Nation. It’s owned by a friend of Zac’s. It started out as only the 400 sq. ft. fixed house, but the guy’s girlfriend plays the electric violin for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ended up needing a separate space to practice. That descending pot rack and coffee table with the tv’s/computers are both really wonderfully innovative

The original house budget was $100K but the guy added some more money to build the trailer (practice studio) as a add-on.

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400 sq ft 3D printed house in under 24 hours at a cost of $10,000.00 +/-.

Mobile Printer:

The Apis process is unique in that it eliminates the need to transfer the printed blocks to the construction site.

“Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours,” the company said.

The main components of the house, including the walls, partitions and building envelope are printed solely with a concrete mixture. Once the house has been completed, the printer is removed with a crane-manipulator and the roof is then added, followed by the interior fixtures and furnishings, as is a layer of paint to the exterior of the house.

The total construction cost of the house: $10,134.

The initial house consists of a hallway, bathroom, living room and kitchen and is located in one of Apis Cor’s facilities in Russia. The company has claimed that the house can last up to 175 years.

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Tiny Shotgun Cottage in New Orleans
on JULY 29, 2015
This tiny shotgun cottage in New Orleans has about 400 sq. ft. of space with one bedroom.
When you walk inside you’re in the living area and open kitchen. Continue walking to the back to find the bedroom and bathroom.
There’s also some yard space in the back to enjoy the outdoors, BBQ, or garden. If you’re staying in New Orleans this cottage is available as a vacation rental in the area. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you.
Tiny Shotgun Cottage in New Orleans

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400 Sq Ft Tiny House Log Cabin-

Even if you like them or not, the reality of the rising popularity of log cabins is all around. Companies specialized in log buildings are selling cabin kits on a global scale nowadays, and even shopping sites like eBay are seeing their fair share of log cabin trade! The Wilderness Log Cabin you see in the pictures is something everyone would like. Nearly 400 square feet, with 2 bedrooms, including full size kitchen and bath with shower or tub, the cabin featured here is a real beauty. These cabins can be sold with appliances, central heat and a/c unit, as well as pieces of furniture. If you’re thinking about building a home, give log cabins a chance and this particular model a definite look. Check it out in further detail and get in with the trend….Leave a comment with your opinion…

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400 Sq. Ft. Oak Log Cabin on Wheels

I just had to show you this 400 sq. ft. oak log cabin on wheels from Gastineau Log Homes.

It’s their Log Cabins 2 Go line of homes which are under the Park Model category.

This means they’re built on trailers but since they’re wider than 8’6″ you’d need to hire professional movers to tow it or acquire the “wide load” permit/license yourself.

So it costs more to move. But you get a lot more valuable space inside.

I think it’s a great option if you want a downstairs bedroom, more space, all while still having the ability to move if you really wanted to.

Gastineau Log Homes has been building solid oak homes since 1977.

The bathroom, by the way, is opposite of the kitchen area to the left (above).

Exterior with Screens Installed on Windows & Porch

Their cabins are known for their beauty, durability and strength.

I hope you enjoyed this Gastineau Oak Log Cabin

Talkin’ Tiny

I’ve told you that Jeremy and I are paring down our material possessions in hopes that we can eventually downsize to a smaller home. But the definition of “small” that we’re aiming for has gotten a bit….tiny.

You’ve probably heard of tiny houses because of the documentary on Netflix or the specials on HGTV or maybe the posts that pop up on Facebook and Pinterest. We personally are in love with Tiny House Nation (from the FYI network but we’ve watched two seasons on Amazon Prime). Jeremy and I can’t seem to get enough of these itty bitty, smartly designed spaces. I think the technical definition of a tiny house is a structure under 400 sq ft. I told Jeremy that I would draw the line at 350 sq ft though and I don’t think that’s unreasonable. ;) I think the sweet spot for us would be around 450 sq ft.

Here are the reasons that I think a tiny house could work for us:

  • It’s just the two of us. And three small dogs.
  • We’re pretty small people. Both of us are under 5′6.
  • We spend the majority of our time at home together in the basement or bedroom.
  • We are unconventional people and love unconventional housing. 
  • The modern design we adore at a lower price than we’d usually find it. (Google: “Modern Tiny House” to see what I’ve been drooling over.)
  • I’ve always loved and wanted a loft and most tiny houses have lofts in order to take advantage of vertical space.
  • Freedom. Yes some of these structures are on wheels, but I’m talking more about the financial freedom a small house and small house payment would bring.
  • Lower utility bills. 
  • Less to clean & less upkeep.
  • We want to spend more time outdoors.
  • We desire simplicity.

Here is my short list of concerns (the list is short not because I don’t have many concerns but because I’m not going to bore you with all the obvious “what ifs”):

  • Jeremy: books
  • Me: photos & scrapbooks

We are both doing really well cleaning out excess in these areas, but I just don’t know if we REALISTICALLY could get rid of enough to exist in such a small space. 

This is an ongoing discussion and we need to do a lot more research to see if it’s feasible for us. But regardless of whether we go tiny or not-so-tiny or small or small-ish, we are gung ho and excited about simplifying our life. :)

I think you all are forgetting about two (and a half) very important ship things:

1. The shipping container safe house was just one container when they moved it to a freight truck, which means it was only like 400 sq ft, which means that with most of that space taken up by what we saw, there can only have been one bedroom, and neither one of them had freaked out about that.

2. Liz was pretty damn disappointed they weren’t going to Spain after all. For safety reasons, probably but i also like to think she was into the idea of traveling to a foreign country with Red. 

2B. AUs where they crossed the Atlantic in that tiny safehouse and went to Spain after all are definitely an option here folks. Just saying.