This Cozy Tiny House Makes You Want to Move in Right Away!

A full tour of this tiny house cottage on wheels! It’s 24 feet long with a sleeping loft and staircase, two heat sources, lots of natural light, and a cozy rustic interior design. To learn more:

The owner, John, bought this tiny home from a couple who lived in it off-grid for 2 years while they built their permanent home. He made it more functional by adding plumbing (sinks, a toilet and shower), and by switching it from solar power to a 120 volt plug and play electrical system that is currently plugged into a sub panel (pony panel) from his main home.

The house weighs between 15,000 and 16,000 lbs, and measures 24′ x 8.6′ x 13.6′ on the outside. It’s insulated with Roxul in the floor, walls and ceiling, it has 2×4 framing, plywood sheathing, and cedar shakes on the outside. There is a Tyvek air barrier and a 6 mil super vapour barrier.

For heat, there is a small marine wood stove that is solid cast iron, and a wall mounted 1500 Watt electric heater.

For water, the tiny house has freshwater piped in from the main house. To protect the water line from freezing, John installed a product called a retro line. Here’s a link if you want to check it out:

From the website FAQ:

Q – Does the unit shut off when not required?
A – No. Retro-Line self-regulating heating cable systems increase heat output with cold but more importantly, decrease heat output with warmth. As a result, Heat-Line brand products are very energy efficient to operate, but do not completely shut off as they can only idle their output to a minimum amount. To completely shut off the system it must be unplugged or installed with a thermostat.

Because of the soil type and the proximity to the lake, a septic tank was not a viable option, so John has a 360 gallon insulated holding tank beneath the tiny house that needs to be pumped out a couple of times each year.

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

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John & Jenn, tiny house owners

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38 Replies to “This Cozy Tiny House Makes You Want to Move in Right Away!”

  1. wolf paw

    If the British government gave me a small plot of land to live on!! And let me build this to live in I'd consider myself a rich man!! Lovely home!! A DREAM for a person like Me

  2. Tamora P

    I love this tiny house. Is so cosy and lively. I would love to have a house like that. However the house is not complete without something very important; a cat or a dog.🏡🐕🐈

  3. Kate L

    I always love the content, and I'm a subscriber, but I wonder if you could work on not ending many sentences like they are questions. The frequent upward inflection throughout gets hard to listen to, in my opinion. I'm not being a hater – it's a common public-speaking problem that people need to fix so that they can be listened to more comfortably.

  4. yogawick

    While I of course love your videos!
    I am loving your new COMMENT POLICY!!!
    Wish more channels here did that/had a no tolerance to unkindness!

  5. Juliette Rogers

    But…looks too cluttered. Cabinet doors would not interfere with heat/ moisture to a significant degree. If so, sliding opaque doors (1 each cabinet ) could be left open a bit.

  6. Adrien Adriano Mesdon Kovak

    que dire tous simplement magnifique tiny house se qu'il me plait sait quel est construite avec des Matériaux de récupérations sait cela qui fait son charme . merci pour la vidéo est j'épair d'autre vidéos dans cette Esprit .

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