The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is offering another one of their amazing small house plans for sale this month.
The Whidbey is their largest single story house. The front bedroom is wrapped with windows and there is an option for a second bedroom at the back of the house.
The Whidbey has plenty of loft space and a full kitchen with a dishwasher and washer / dryer combo.
The estimated material costs are $35,000 for the 1 bedroom (461 square feet) and $41,500 for the 2 bedroom (557 square feet.)
Construction plans are on sale until April 30th. Save over 50%
The sale price is over 50% off – normally $695.
Now $299. Sale ends April 30.
The Whidbey is designed as a single story house with the choice of 1 or 2 downstairs bedrooms. It’s simple design makes the house affordable to build, and full of light. The bedrooms have ample closet space, and the house makes use of its pitched roof for additional storage space or whatever else you choose to use it for. The upstairs square footage with so much sloped ceiling does not officially qualify as a habitable room.
Cost to Build
Estimated Material Costs: $35,000 (461 sq ft) and $41,500 (557 sq ft)
By April 9th we’ll have a cost calculator to compute total construction costs in your area. Material costs are almost the same all across the country, but labor costs can be almost twice as much in Boston, MA as in Flagstaff, AZ.
General notes about construction costs: Costs for materials are almost the same in different regions but labor costs will vary greatly depending on where you live. We provide costs with a post and pier foundation. Depending on where you live, it is possible you will need an engineered foundation designed by a licensed contractor or engineer in your state.
They don’t count the loft as square footage in this house because with so much sloped ceiling, it doesn’t officially qualify as a habitable room. That said, the loft is 6′8″ tall over much of its space. The loft is accessed by a drop down stair ladder.
The plans come with two options for the loft:
Option 1: A full loft over the kitchen, bathroom, living room and front bedroom. The stair ladder is located in the kitchen.
Option 2: Two lofts are split by a cathedral ceiling over the living room, and the lofts have a railing making the living room open. There are two stair ladders, one for each loft located in the kitchen and front bedroom.
Can I put in stairs instead of a stair ladder?
Stairs won’t fit in this design.
We sell our plans with a post and pier foundation. However, it is possible to put this house on a slab foundation or even over a basement. However, you may need to work with an architect or engineer licensed in your state to get approval from the building department.
Can this house be built on wheels?
No. This house is designed to be built on a permanent foundation.
Utilities and appliances
The kitchen maximizes spaces and includes a dishwasher, full size range with oven, and built in microwave. The tank-less on demand water heater ensures that you never run out of hot water, and tucks away completely out of view. A small fireplace is tucked nicely in the corner of the great room. The one bedroom house features a washer/dryer closet just off of the kitchen. The two bedroom house has an under counter washer/dryer in the kitchen. You can choose to convert the closet in the back bedroom near the shower into a washer/dryer closet.
Can I install air conditioning?
Yes, you can. Our plans don’t include an air conditioning unit, but you can install one in the loft or outside the house.
What type of fireplace does the house have?
We don’t specify a specific fire place or heater because codes vary so much based on climate. We recommend discussing your options with a building contractor licensed in your state.
Building this house
We sell the construction plans to build this house. It is designed to be built on site. This house is not designed to be on wheels. We recommend working with a licensed contractor in your state to build the house.
On sale until April 30, just $299
Plans include 13 total pages:
– Front, back, side elevations
– Floor plans for downstairs and loft
– Electric plans for downstairs and loft
– Transverse section (a diagram cutting house in half) showing roof pitch, ceiling heights, insulation and more.
– Foundation plan
– Roof plan
– Kitchen detail laying out each and every cabinet and appliance. We use standard size cabinets found at most hardware stores.
– Material list including windows, doors, water heater, bath tub/shower and more