Tiny Open House in Austin, Texas

Austin Tiny House is throwing an open house to celebrate the completion of their first tiny house. The open house will take place on Saturday December 18, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 5213 Jim Hogg Ave in Austin, TX. The house features:

  • 80 square feet plus a loft that can fit a king sized bed
  • 6 energy efficient windows
  • Low voltage LED lights
  • Ample power outlets and switches to manage your power usage
  • Separate 15A breaker and GFCI circuit (just plug the included extension cord in somewhere)
  • Swinging glass shower door and venting bath fan with light
  • Low maintenance, eco-friendly composting toilet (with hideaway shelf for showering)
  • Hot shower from a propane powered portable hot water heater (tank stored outside)
  • Full sized front door with screen
  • Average hall-closet sized closet
  • Modular kitchen – easily movable sink with fold away counter tops
  • Decent sized pantry
  • Capacity for conveniences such as window AC unit, dorm fridge, counter top stove, etc.
  • Enough porch for a couple of people to sit comfortably
  • Vinyl siding and flooring
  • Mold resistant drywall and paneled ceiling
  • Fully insulated walls, floors and ceiling – roofing felt wrapped instead of Tyvek to avoid condensation buildup
  • Running water from a garden hose hookup with grey water recycling capabilities
  • All on a 16 ft double axle flatbed trailer (capacity 7000 lbs)
  • Includes 4 jack stands and cement blocks to give it a solid foundation when parked
  • Walls painted white ready for your favorite color – or okay as is
  • Extra uninstalled closet shelf and bamboo blinds to customize to your tastes

The house is for sale; the price is $15,000. See the entire building process captured in photos and written details at Austin Tiny House.

I first read about this at The Tiny Life.


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