Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know.
Escape Vintage, the latest model from Wisconsin-based tiny house builder Escape Homes takes a traditional turn, offering an overhanging gabled roof, classic double-hung windows, and a real, lower-level bedroom in addition to a lofted space. The base cost is $59,800, with a turnaround time of 30 days.
Over in Detroit, a social services organization recently unveiled the first of a community of tiny houses built for low-income residents in the city. Seven more are expected to complete by October, with a goal of 25 total provided funding comes through. This first model clocks in at 300 square feet and features a kitchenette, sleeping alcove, bathroom, and a bright living/dining area. Rent will be $300 a month plus heating.
One of the most impressive tiny houses we’ve seen lately, the 204-square-foot "SHED" is incredibly functional and even includes a 24-square-foot gear room for the owners’ outdoor equipment. Other neat touches include LED task lighting in the kitchen, a porcelain tile alcove in the shower, cable lighting system, and custom built-in shelving with a walnut outlet shroud.
The highly Instagrammable hanging plants outside this mossy tiny house hints at how stylish it is inside—leather sofa, anyone? Featured on a recent episode of Tiny Luxury on the DIY Network, the rustic-chic, super lightweight 100-square-foot abode was built for a roaming artist couple by Portland's Tiny Heirloom.
Originally part of Washington D.C.’s Boneyard Studios, one of the earliest micro home communities in the U.S., the roughly 210-square-foot Minim House has won three American Institute of Architects awards, plus spotlights in Dwell, the Washington Post, and on HGTV. Now, the sleek modern design emphasizing an open, multi-functional living area is available for purchase either as plans or a pre-built home.