What’s it really like to live in a tiny home? Where can you easily buy a tiny home? You might be surprised. Go to your nearest 84 Lumber, America’s only large building materials supplier that sells tiny homes, and you can buy a tiny home in the checkout line.
Want to see a tiny home in person? You can do that too (in a few places….. more on that later on).
84 Lumber the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier. There are more than 250 stores in 30 states. They just introduced their Tiny Living collection, a choice of four tiny homes that can be built for you as soon as you say “I’m ready!”
Currently available in four, customizable models, the Tiny Living by 84 Lumber line ranges in size from 150 square feet to 200 square feet.
No need to find a custom tiny home builder, or wonder who builds tiny homes. Go to your nearest 84 Lumber and start the process quick and easy.
Tiny Home Tour
To debut their four custom tiny homes, available pre-built or just buying the plans, 84 Lumber launched a Tiny Home Tour across America. I was fortunate enough to be able to see one of the tiny homes, the Shonsie, at the Tavares, Florida 84 Lumber location.
I expected to arrive at the home building store and no one would be there.
Wow, was I WRONG!
Even 84 Lumber representatives on the Tiny Home Tour admit they had no idea that this many people would be coming out to see one of their model homes. At each stop, hundreds came to get the chance to look inside a tiny home.
See our video tour inside a tiny home:
There were wait times and a line to stand in. They were that busy.
Not just with locals, either. Most people that I talked to while waiting in line to see the Shonsie tiny home had driven 45 minutes or an hour and a half just to see this 154 square foot tiny home.
What Is A Tiny Home Like?
Everyone in line was excited and anxious to see what a tiny home was really like inside. Almost everyone there watched some sort of tiny home building show on TV. Several were already in the process of downsizing to move into a tiny home. One couple was seriously considering buying. Another lady was doing a bus conversion, but wanted to see what a tiny home was like.
The Shonsie was super cute, almost like a beach cottage feel.
The colors inside were very beach-glass like, with lots of turquoise, however it is customizable. There is a blue roofed Shonsie, with a blue floor. We were touring the red roofed Shonsie tiny home, with a red floor.
Let me just say, the Shonsie tiny house is tiny! Yes, this tiny home is TINY!!! At 154 square feet, it’s among the smallest of the tiny home options at 84 Lumber.
There was a quaint dining area, and seating area, but there wasn’t a whole heck of a lot of room to move. I was super impressed with the functionality and spaciousness of the kitchen and the bathroom. In fact, the shower was nearly full sized. The toilet was pretty substantial sized, too. (watch the video)
Climb up the stairs and the 52 square foot bedroom loft was awesome. Open and spacious, with an airy feel, along with LED lighting, a window for ventilation and emergency exit, and a carbon monoxide detector. It houses a full size bed, along with extra storage in the loft floor.
The Shonsie tiny home has:
- exposed rafter ceiling
- a rolling library ladder
- folding dining room trailer
- electric cooktop
- stainless steel sink
- ceiling storage compartment
- sliding glass front door
- ceiling fan
What the Florida crowd was asking – and what I think the Pennsylvania based reps were hoping for on that day, too – was air conditioning. That’s extra. As they said, they were more worried with heat in Pennsylvania. In Florida, we’re more worried about air conditioning.
A move-in ready, already built tiny home such as the Shonsie model starts around $59, 884.
I don’t think I would move into a tiny home this tiny, but it sure was cute!
Where to See a Model Tiny Home?
Where can you see a tiny home in person? After the tiny home tour from 84 Lumber, you can see their tiny homes at their Pennsylvania headquarters in Eighty Four, PA. The models will also make appearances at new stores opening soon, according to a spokesperson.
How do you finance a tiny home? Lightstream, a division of SunTrust bank, is among the easiest sources.