The house is now sold.
Tiny House for Sale
That’s right, folks. As discussed in a prior post, we’ve decided to sell our house and move on to the next chapter of our lives. I want to be completely transparent with exactly how much we’re selling for, and how much has been invested in the house / how much more work needs to be done. Let’s get to it!
Current Costs Invested
I’ve finished the spreadsheet I started in 2012 to completely sum up almost every single cost we’ve incurred on this Tiny House journey. I have elected to keep the things that aren’t currently in the house out of the list. These items include:
- Interior light fixtures not yet installed
- LG Mini Split Air Conditioner / Heater
- Kitchen Faucet / Bathroom Faucet & IKEA Sink
- Tub Faucet
- 50 AMP RV plug / cable
- And a couple more…
These are items that are pretty personal to each individual homeowner, so I’m leaving it up to the potential buyer whether or not they want to pick those out themselves, or buy them from me at a bulk discount, after making an offer on the house.
I have embedded the Google Spreadsheet showing all the costs I’ve incurred, but you can also view the spreadsheet in a full-screen browser tab at this link:
I’ve almost certainly left out some (possibly a lot) of the expenses from this project, as I only recorded Lowe’s and Amazon purchases. I made a couple purchases at Home Depot and from other independent websites online, and I couldn’t find those receipts to add to this list.
I’ll estimate my total costs right around $21,000 at this point.
What’s Left to Be Done?
I’ve wired the house to take 50 amps (45, technically) to run. The A/C takes 220V, and is run on a 15 amp breaker. If you decided to plug your A/C in outside the house on a pole outlet (or something not attached to the house), you’ll only need 20 amps to run the house’s other two 10 amp circuits.
I have all of the outlets, and I’ve labeled all the Romex going into the electrical boxes, but you can also have an electrician come in to plug in all the outlets. (Or you can break out the multimeter and DIY it! – Disclaimer: I recommend you hire an electrician to install the remaining outlets).
The siding needs a couple final pieces of Hardie plank installed up at the top of each wall, and if you want a fascia board, you’ll need to install that too. My bird’s notches are pretty skinny, so you’ll have to drill a pilot hole up the 2×4 roof rafters’ shafts to properly screw in your fascia. Long ago, I installed netting at all the wall-to-roof openings (except the porch roof) to keep birds/insects/animals out.
The paint is not finished yet (obviously) – we’ll include the paint with the sale, unless you want to paint it a different color than charcoal gray.
The porch ceiling needs two more pieces of Southern Yellow Pine T&G to be completely closed in. Lowe’s item# 338435.
The exterior wall area where the loft dormer section starts needs to be sided with whatever you choose.
The drywall needs to be finished being taped/floated. You’ll need to come up with a cabinet design scheme and build those (I’ll supply my Google Sketchup file so you can model the cabinets off of my design, if you want).
I’ll included the pieces of wood I’ve already cut for the Ofuro Soaking Tub (all of them), and you can decided to either Fiberglas them or have a metal shop build a stainless steel insert. I suggest the stainless steel route. You’ll also need to drill a drain hole through the trailer floor for the tub.
You’ll need to install underlayment and flooring – you can choose tile for the bathroom (for water), or hardwood / laminate everywhere; the choice is yours.
Extras for Sale
If you’re interested in purchasing these extras that I purchased for the house (but never used), they will add $1,500 to the cost of the house, taking the total to $21,500. You can also just purchase these items yourself – please let me know what you decide.
LG LS090HEV Mini Split A/C with Heat Pump – I bought it when it was $1,055, so not sure if this is a newer different model, but it’s the same number.
Summit 24″ Recirculating Vent Hood
Pfister Jaida Bathroom Faucet
IKEA LILLÅNGEN Bathroom Sink Basin – with separate mounting brackets
Delta Shower Handle – This one works with the Delta diverter valve installed in the shower area.
Eccotemp Propane Water Heater
2 x Grenoble Brushed Nickel Living Room Light Housings
I took these photos after dropping the house off at the storage facility where it’s currently parked.
The asking price is
$27,500 26,500 $24,000 $20,000. You can rest assured that I have over-engineered the living daylights out of this house. If you want to see pictures documenting the build process, either browse the Tiny House section of this site, or visit my Flickr page, which shows every single Tiny House photo I’ve ever taken.
You’ll need to arrange shipping, or rent a truck to drive the Tiny House to your location. I suggest at least a 2500-level truck.
If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask, either in the comments section on this page, or via the contact form on this site.
I’d ask that you please only contact me with serious offers. I’ll allow comments on this post, but if the comments diverge into a discussion about how Tiny Houses are too expensive, I’ll moderate the comments.
Trimble (Google) Sketchup File
If you’d like to see our intended cabinet / kitchen / bathroom setup, feel free to take a look at this Sketchup File. (This is by no means a set of floor plans – it’s just the Sketchup file I made to move things around.) Be sure to open the ‘Layers’ window, and remove the sheathing and drywall layers to see inside the house more easily.