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What's Behind The Blue Door of This $22K Tiny House?

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Welcome to Tiny Homes, an idea that is more popular with minimalists than with neighborhood associations and zoning boards. We'll point out the fun parts. You'll have to check out the logistics and legalities.

What's behind the blue door? Double the number of lofts. Does that make this the rare tiny two bedroom? These folks were thinking ahead, or planning to sleep on opposite sides of the room. Either way, it's a nice design twist to the conventionally unconventional tiny house.

Like a lot of trailered tinies, this one is on an 8 x 18 trailer, which makes 144 square feet from the outside dimensions. Inside they've fitted a kitchen and bath, both of which are "tinied" too, but everything does fit inside. Nice, for $22,000.

Good workmanship is always appreciated, but there's no way to tell if brand new construction has everything sealed up and working. These folks lived in theirs for a year, and only moved out when the baby decided to come along. Guess they didn't want to have their bed in one loft and the crib in the other.

Another encouraging test was their drive from Stanwood to Portland, and back. It survived, and somehow didn't get velcroed to the energetic Portland tiny house community. A few hours in over 50 mph winds is a test few homes take.

A big enough kitchen for most meals. Though that would have to be an incredibly small turkey at Thanksgiving. A real shower. With unapologetically-exposed plumbing. Makes it easy to find leaks! And a utility shed out back, which should help keep the noise down inside.

A tiny with that rare opportunity, room enough for a roommate (assuming they can fit in the second loft), but get a second ladder; otherwise, the last one that goes to bed has to be the first one up.

Serious inquiries only, please. - They've got a baby, remember?
· Blue Door Tiny House