If you have dreamed of building your very own tiny house, but are short on building skills or short on time, you can order pre-fab kits on Amazon, which require only rudimentary building skills, and can be assembled within a day or two.
The first two in this article are small, inexpensive “assembly required” buildings that can be converted into a simple living space. There is more to a tiny house than just four walls and a roof, so if you appreciate indoor plumbing and electricity, be prepared to spend a little more, and put in a little more work. We have also linked some ideas for easy electrical and plumbing solutions for you. So enjoy, and let your imagination fly!
The second two tiny houses in this article are ready to go units, one fully self contained, very modern with solar and wind already wired, and the last, is a beautiful, fully equipped, 400 Sq. ft. home on wheels!
The Allwood Pioneer
With a small sleeping loft (with a window), the Pioneer measures approximately 19′ long and 9′ wide, and 11′ 1″ at the roof peak. Made from durable Nordic spruce wood, the Pioneer has a simple, yet classic feel, and the front and side windows will bring in plenty of natural sunlight. The small front porch could accomadate a cute bistro set, for a peaceful morning coffee or an easy lunch setting.
Please note, the trailer base is not included. You can also use the Pioneer as a stationary cabin. Just place it on a foundation or on piers.
The Allwood Mayflower
The Mayflower has a classy “sheep wagon” look, but please note, the wheels are not “road worthy”, Allwood has simply supplied these wheels, because “Structures on wheels are except from building permits in most states”. If you would like to take the Mayflower on the road, build it on a real trailer base, and also, install shutters over the windows to prevent rock breakage.
Although very small in size, the Mayflower is super cute, and sure to attract envious looks! The exterior flower window boxes are included; if you take the Mayflower on the road, hardy cactus might be wind proof on the road.
At 15′ 9″ long, 7′ 10″ wide, and 7′ 10″ tall, the dimensions on the Mayflower would make for easy towing and camping, and with some clever interior ideas, you could make the best use of this small space.
Simple Lighting Solution for Your Allwood Tiny House
This is not a high powered solar system, but it’s easy to install, self contained and affordable. No need for electrician, 12 Volt (low voltage) system, all plug and play connections, quick & simple to install. It comes with two super-bright LED lights, and a rechargeable battery included. Light will illuminate for over 8 hours, in optimum conditions. Supplied with a remote control to turn the light on/off. The charge controller also has a USB port for charging your cellphone.
200 Watt Solar Panel Kit + 1500W Power Inverter + 200ah 12 Volt AGM Deep Cycle Battery Bank
If you want to fully wire your tiny house with solar, this kit has it all; two 100W solar panels, 30Amp P30L Solar Charge Controller, 1500W VertaMax 12VDC to 120AC Modified Sine Wave Power Inverter, a 200amp-hour battery bank, and ll the wires and connectors you will need! 200W will be ample for moderate electrical needs, such as running a laptop, and a small TV.
Camp Oven and Stove Top
This can fit on a countertop, just 31″ H x 24″ W x 18″ L, and uses the small 1 lb. propane bottles, or can be adapted to a large 5 gal. tank. The oven heats up to 400 degrees, and fit a 9″x13″ pan, and it can be used for up to 5 hours on a 1 lb. bottle of propane. Weighs about 38 lbs.
This is designed for outdoors, so use only use in a well ventilated area!
2.1 Cubic Foot 3 Way Refrigerator Runs on AC, DC or Propane
No need to be wired into the grid, with this versatile little refrigerator! It can run off your solar panels or your propane. No compressor, no mechanical moving parts, no vibration, low noise, no Freon. Easy to transport, no worrying about slanting, perfect for a mobile environment, such as an RV, van or tiny house.
Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater
Simply attach a garden hose and a 20 lb. propane tank, which you can also use to power your stove and heater. The L5 is capable of reaching temperatures between 50 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This model includes an electronic ignition powered by 2 “D” cell batteries making it great for off grid. Also compatible with the Eccotemp EccoFlo 12v Pump and Strainer.
Cassette Toilet and Sink Kit
A very clever design! The waste water from the sink can be used to flush the toilet. If you were to use this in a mobile tiny house, you would need to secure the cassette units to the floor, possibly in a sort of cabinet, which can open to remove the units for refilling and disposal. The tank at the bottom of the sink holds 19 liters (5 gallons) and the toilet holds 10 liters (2.6 gallons). It’s small, but if you plan on frequenting campgrounds with vault toilets, it could work.
Outdoor Shower Tent
This fully waterproof and proof wind resistant outdoor changing and shower tent will keep you in full privacy for an outdoor shower. The pop up tent sets up in seconds, and is just as fast to take down. We’ve created this portable changing and shower tent to take anywhere, with its light weight carrying case, making it the ideal mobile dressing and shower tent.
19.7″ inch Ceiling Fan With Switch For 12V Battery Power
This ceiling fan can easily be adapted to tiny house living, running off your solar power batteries, or a rechargeable USB battery. It comes with 5 plastic blades, and 2 extra, in case of breakage. The 12v fan can be directly connected into your DC wiring to your solar system, or to it’s own small solar panel.
4 Way Convertible Sofa Bed
This foam mattress from LUCID offers comfort, with a thick, 8 inch layer of high density support foam. It also folds into a floor sofa, an ottoman, and a lounger. A durable polyester cover resists wrinkles and has the contemporary look of linen. It makes a stylish and versatile addition to a tiny house. For convenient delivery, mattress is compressed and shipped in a box. Foam is CertiPUR US certified for safe materials and physical performance. Cover is 100 percent polyester and can be spot cleaned.
Mr. Heater 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater
This heater can run for approximately 4 hours on a small, 1 lb. propane bottle, but with an additional hose kit, can be easily adapted to run off a large, 20 lb. propane canister (which can also run your water heater and stove/oven). With its low-oxygen shut-off and tip-over safety shut-off systems, this heater provides safe, reliable heat anytime, anywhere.
The Weizhengheng, Solar & Wind Powered, Fully Equipped!
The Weizhengheng ships from China, and this expandable container house is fully furnished. The interior has a shower and toilet, kitchen, bedroom, dining table, and energy-saving air conditioner. When it arrives, you just need to pull it out from the shipping container, and using the remote control to expand it, it’s ready to live in!
Folded dimensions: width 7′ 3″, length 19′, height 8′ 2″
Expanded dimensions: width 15′ length 19′ height 8′ 2″
The Weizhengheng could be a perfect tiny house solution, ready to go at your off grid home site. If you want to travel with the Weizhengheng, in addition to bolting it onto a trailer, you may also need to devise a support for the expandable portions, and also, install waste tanks for the toilet, shower and sink.
At $23,800 + $1,000 shipping, the Weizhengheng is a bargain, considering it is already fully equipped with 250W of solar! If you add a trailer and tanks, this unit could still come in cheaper than your ordinary travel trailer.
The Park Model for Luxury Living
This is by no means an inexpensive or bare bones option for “tiny house” living, but a fully equipped home on wheels, designed to be moved from RV park to RV park. Gorgeous full kitchen, bath, bedroom, and covered front porch.
The dimensions are 11′ 2″ wide, 40′ 2″ long, so this may not be a rig to tow regularly, but should be towed and left in place, or moved only occasionally.
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