Big things come in small packages and beautiful homes are no exception to the popular saying. While lots of people want huge estates, large mansions, and duplexes; some others fancy a smaller living space. It is very easy to undermine the potentials of a tiny custom home but perhaps a fitting rephrase for the “Don’t judge a book by its cover” saying would be “Don’t judge a home by its size”. Take a peek inside these tiny custom homes and there is a fair chance you might prefer them to the comparatively larger homes.
The concept of tiny custom homes was adopted to combat rising housing prices even when income remained stagnant and in some worst case scenarios… diminished!
With these tiny homes, you cut down on space needs and do away with certain amenities thus saving money spent on constructing a much larger home.
Beyond being affordable and attainable for just about anyone, these tiny custom homes are built to have great designs, sustainability and uniqueness – if you’re one for rare but trendy home designs then these custom homes offer a contrast to mainstream housing solutions.
While this article features images of two trademark tiny houses (Elm and Roanoke) designed by tiny home specialist Tumbleweed Houses, there are tons of other tiny custom home models you can choose and the best part is, you can DIY (Do It Yourself), you can mock up your own tiny home plan and Tumbleweed would help you put it together.
That being said, let’s take a peek inside the Elm tiny house first.
According to the company’s website www.tumbleweedhouses.com, the Elm is a classy tiny house peculiar for its functional full porch, lancet style windows and unique design – yet there’s more to this tiny house than meets the eyes so let’s get to exploring shall we?
The Elm custom home is a much better and financially wiser option for singles or couples who cannot afford a larger home. Elm homes are built to be within 500ft hence the cost of paying rent on a plot of land for your tiny home is less expensive than paying the mortgage on a family home or a condo. Your Elm could be left in its wood finish state or you could slap on some paint as is seen in this image – either way, living the tiny home way is certainly the eco-friendly way.
Sometimes featuring four tires and in other cases six, an added advantage the Elm (as well as most other tiny homes) has over the more traditional homes is the fact that the Elm is mobile – this means you can travel around your city, state or country… in your house!
Thanks to their designs, you can attach your Elm to your car thus giving you the freedom to cruise around in a house. For the business inclined, these tiny homes could be your mobile shop.
While it is possible for you to style the interior décor of your Elm custom home however you find fitting, in most cases, Elm custom homes feature a wooden finish as is seen in this image. With a built-in solar system that caters for water, electricity and sewer needs, this Elm boasts an interior décor that is not only pleasing but one that also features all the necessary amenities. The tan brown wood floor finish sits well with the walls and roof. A lemon green sofa is graced by a variety of throw pillows as mahogany red curtains help filter in a warm feeling. And just in case it gets too hot, this Elm is fitted with an air conditioner to bring a little bit of winter to soothe the heat.
Just because it is called a tiny home doesn’t mean your Elm home can’t have a fully functional kitchen. And quite frankly if you are looking to explore and experience life as a minimalist, a good start would be to ditch the bigger houses and opt for the tiny custom homes. With an Elm home, you have less clutter and by extension, you tend to live a simpler life.
Sure the bigger homes have more room for a kitchen sink but thanks to moves that happen every once in a while, you may have to give up that lovely kitchen sink and your home at large along with all the memories in it. With these tiny mobile custom homes, a move is not enough to separate you from home. In event of a move, simply pack your house up; attach it to your car and drive!
It’s okay to dream – and where better to have dreams than atop your cozy bed tucked away in a corner of your Elm with a touch of nature’s green provided by the plant in the flower pot.
Sleeping around just got a new definition!
Now you can sleep in one city and drive to the next city with your house the next night and what’s more? Most of the installations, upgrades, and repairs in a tiny custom home are DIY thus making your Elm not only less expensive to build when compared to a “normal house” but also cost effective to maintain.
If you prefer DIY (Doing it yourself), then this first image is a basic building plan for a tiny Elm custom home – you can always model your custom home whatever way you choose and Tumbleweed houses are guaranteed to bring your ideas to life.
Convinced you want the Elm?
Depending on your experience at building things, these Elm homes could vary between being a DIY project to one that requires the services of tiny home specialists. An amazing go-to place for when you need to build a tiny home is Tumbleweed houses. As is noticeable in the pictures contained in this article, homes built by Tumbleweed houses are cost effective, eco-friendly and offer a stylishly elegant interior décor. Tumbleweed offers Roanoke and Elm style custom homes amongst other on-demand styles – leaving you spoilt for options.
Can’t pay instantly?
Tumbleweed houses offer a payment plan that runs as long as 15 years which means you can get your Elm home right now!
Seeing as we have sufficiently explored the Elm, let’s take a peek into the Roanoke
The Roanoke is another trademark tiny home designed by Tumbleweed houses. In contrast to the Elm, the Roanoke is without a fully functional porch – this, however, does not dent the Roanoke’s reputation as a top class custom home. With quite the catchy exterior presented by the Roanoke, it is anyone’s guess what its interior should look like – awesome!
Let’s take a peek inside Tumbleweed’s Roanoke.
The Roanoke’s interior décor is primarily wooden as is seen in this image. This wood finish manages to keep temperature levels within your custom home warm. And if you want to switch temperature levels at ease, your Roanoke would most likely be fitted with an air conditioner. Most custom homes have a built-in solar system that caters for water, electricity and sewer needs – this means, with your Roanoke home, you can say goodbye to paying bills.
Here’s a closer look at what your Roanoke kitchen may look like. Asides the space difference, your custom home could be designed to have the necessary amenities found within the regular home. True, you may not have a pool but not everyone can drive around in their house.
Keep in mind that your Roanoke is mostly wooden and while your tiny custom home can feature a fully functional kitchen, it is also important to note that wood is quite combustible, hence a fire extinguisher is recommended. Cook, bake, toast, fry and more – your Roanoke is as safe as it gets.
A general misconception about tiny homes is that there are limited lighting and ventilation. The Roanoke usually features lots of window for not just letting natural air in but also ample lighting. And when daylight wanes, you can always light up your tiny custom home with your tiny “chandelier”
Bedrooms are a comfort zone not a clutter zone – with your Roanoke; you have ample bed space for a good sleep yet limited space to actually accumulate any clutter. Less clutter means you get to live a freer life.
Hanging storages help hold your clothes, books and for lovers of nature, it could also hold your flower pot.
A tiny custom home is usually around 500 ft – this means you have very limited space to store your stuff. Tumbleweed’s Roanoke is designed to make storages within an array of elements in your tiny custom home.
As with most DIY projects, you can design your Roanoke all by yourself and the professionals at Tumbleweed can help you put it together. But if you’d rather leave it all to the experts, here’s a look at a standard Roanoke plan.
While custom houses have limited spaces and limited room for expansion, the concept of tiny custom homes is to, in fact, help declutter your home while serving as a more attainable, less expensive alternative to the “usual” homes –not to mention the flexibility and freedom that living in a mobile home, offers.