Amazing Tiny Tack House Was Built Entirely by Hand!

by , 04/24/14

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Snohomish, Washington, Tiny Tack House, Malissa and Chris Tack, Handmade home, small living, minimal living, tiny spaces

Chris and Malissa’s adorable wood-clad house is based on a seven-by-twenty-foot dual axle utility trailer, which enables the cottage to be moved should the Tacks decide to switch up their locale. The Tacks constructed their new home from start to finish in just seven months with 800 working hours. The DIY home cost under $20,000, and it combines salvaged materials with sustainably-sourced wood.

The front door opens up to an airy yet compact living room. A gabled roof, skylight, and ten windows spread throughout the first floor flood the space with light. The Tacks sleep in a second floor mezzanine loft, accessible by ladder, which looks over the living room and accommodates a queen sized bed.

Nestled under the sleeping loft is a full kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen has plenty of counter space, and all the accoutrements for the discerning chef, while the bathroom shower is made from a recycled wooden barrel, adding charm to the space.

The teeny house is kept cozy and cool with natural wool insulation and cedar siding, and it’s naturally ventilated (and lit) thanks to the eleven windows throughout the space. Four solar panels give the home power, and all cooking is done with a propane tank.

+ Tiny Tack House

Via Apartment Therapy

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  1. Laura S. May 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

    What really grabs my attention is the perfect detail of every aspect of the house. I mean it is much easier to plan something big and spacious, but in such a small place, you have to bear in mind every little detail. Two things are still unclear to me:

    Do they live there for the whole year?

    Do they have any additional place where they keep their stuff?

    I definitely want to try to living off the grid but I´m not sure how to build a proper isolation. We used to have a wooden cottage that was not isolated well (I would say it was not isolated at all) and it was not possible to live there during the winter.

  2. gingervista May 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Nice..really beautiful; love the cute shower! What does that mean exactly, \\\”build entirely by hand?\\\” No power tools, a la the Amish?

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