Version.1 was the tiny house that started it all. Built on a shoestring budget for just under $20,000, this 16′ tiny house featured reclaimed materials, open joint rainscreen siding with lifetime treatment, a Dickinson propane fireplace, natural finishes and non-toxic materials. Systems included a bucket toilet based the Humanure book, an instant propane tankless heater, a small stove/oven, passive solar design, and a birch plywood interior finish. Sold for $21,500.
On a 20′ trailer, Version.2 was built as a no-expenses barred tiny house that was fully featured and used all new materials in construction. Materials featured FSC cedar siding, metal stud framing, lightweight drywall, sprayfoam insulation with a foam wrap, and hardwood flooring. Unique systems and design included an innovative loft that allowed the owner to stand up beside the bed, radiant electric heaters, a glowing entrance light cover, Sun-mar composting toilet, skylight, full size range, a compact bathtup/shower, and a vented propane tankless water heater. This tiny house was a very livable space. Sold for $41,500.
Version.3 was meant to demonstrate lightweight tiny house construction and design, and pioneer some innovative tiny house features. Materials included floating concrete mesh as siding as well as open joint rainscreen siding, and lightweight finishes and materials. The primary innovations of this 16′ tiny house were the compact Lunos HRV, which was being tested to determine its suitability as a response to having combustible heating sources in a tiny house, and Vacuum Insulated Panels, which are a unique insulation material very suitable to the goals of lightweight and small footprint. The house also featured a lightweight concrete countertop. With a sub 5500lb weight, this tiny house was very portable and lightweight as compared to most tiny houses. NFS