When it comes to Tiny Houses, the wheels are only there for two reasons: 1) to get the house to the site, and 2) to satisfy the regulations. Make life simpler. Skip the wheels and settle on in.
Except for the wheels, this tiny that's sitting in Tahuya is a classic Tiny House On Wheels (THOW) design. The layout is simple: loft bed and tiny versions of whatever else can fit below. The reason a 200 square foot space can be so appealing, at least for some, is the opportunity to treat every one of those 200 square feet as if they were special. Install good cabinetry, not just for looks, but to use every bit of volume for storage. It is a three-quarter bath, and spend the extra time and money installing expensive tile work. Add high-end plumbing fixtures while you're in there. The wood stove needs some sort of heat protection, so have fun with an organically shaped surround - as long as it meets code.
One of the measures of this tiny is that there are few caveats. Heating, plumbing, and electricity are all provided.
They'e asking $225,000 which is cheap in Seattle, but in Tahuya it also comes with another 200 square foot tiny house (an experiment and part of their training?) and the facilities to park an RV. The lot is 0.41 acres that includes 120 feet of lake front and a dock. You could have your own tiny neighborhood of tiny houses. Unfortunately, the commute to Seattle isn't tiny. It could take an hour and a half. But, maybe you work somewhere closer, telecommute, are retired, or just want a place to run away to occasionally. If you find that you like the house(s) but want to live somewhere else, pick them up, drop them onto a flatbed, and drive them to their and your new home. That's a luxury most homeowners can't afford.
· 1491 NE Collins Lake Dr, Tahuya [Zillow]