Tiny houses have exploded in popularity in recent years as a response to the ever-increasing costs of home ownership. After all, it wasn’t long ago that the average single family home size in the United States was around 1,700 square feet. Now, newly built single family homes average around 2,500 square feet!
Most tiny houses are built on top of a standard 8’x20′ utility trailer. Some larger models look quite similar to a standard fifth wheel trailer, and use a goose neck trailer for a foundation.
This example by Kirkwood Tiny Homes features a 2004 Fleetwood Prowler travel trailer that’s undergone some serious and substantial upgrades.
Some of the major changes include:
- addition of a lofted sleeping space
- larger roof area
- more interior appliances
- wood trim and additional stabilizing jacks on the slide out
This isn’t your ordinary travel trailer…
It’s been heartily upgraded for more permanent living.
While the slide out still functions normally, it’s not designed to go in and out often. The added weight of the roof and appliances would quickly wear out the hardware if the slide out were moved routinely.
A wall-mounted bed hides in the rear of the travel trailer.
With a gentle tug, the bed comes free.
And folds down to make a comfortable sleeping spot.
Kitchen and dining nook.
Entire first floor looking toward the front of the trailer house.
This ladder folds down for access to the small lofted sleeping space.
The travel trailer tiny house won’t be available for another month or so. Asking price is $26,500 fully finished, or $22,500 with some minor work left for you to do.
See more photos and contact the present owner at their website.
Photos courtesy of Kirkwood Tiny Homes