Tiny Retirement House

The Florida-based company “Tiny Home Builders” offers a neat little tiny house on wheels that can be built for you, or that you can build yourself called “Tiny Retirement.” Because the door is located on the long side of the house, the layout allows for a full-sized bed to be downstairs instead of climbing a loft to go to bed.

Measuring 20′ long the Tiny Retirement has enough room to live comfortably and still lightweight enough to be towed.

The Tiny Retirement features a side door which allows a full-sized bed to be located one side of the house and the bathroom on the other.

The kitchen and living area is located in the center of the home.

The plans for the Tiny Retirement included detailed drawings and instructions on how to build it from start to finish.

A completed materials list is included with the plans with estimated costs and everything needed for the build. It also includes their Tiny House Construction Manual that walks you through what’s needed to build a tiny house. You can purchase the plans for the Tiny Retirement here.

If you feel you aren’t quite ready to tackle building a tiny house then you can read their tiny house construction guide which gives a very thorough breakdown of what it takes to build a tiny house. I recently read a copy of it myself and highly recommend it to anyone that wants to build a tiny house but not sure where to start. You can pick up a copy of it here.

    

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17 Comments → “Tiny Retirement House”


  1. Dez Crawford

    May 10, 2012

    I love this design. My husband is mobility-impaired and even though we are still middle aged my knees are shot. I would love to have a walk-through on this but from what I can see the house is stunning. GREAT JOB!

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  2. Dez Crawford

    May 10, 2012

    P.S. Any chance of more pictures (bedroom please) and a rough floorplan? That looks like storgae above the bath, and is there a closet area in the bedroom? And/or underbed storage?

    LOVE the fairy window in the kitchen.

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  3. Pamela in Calgary, AB

    May 10, 2012

    Wow…what a perfect little home!! I love the layout inside…and it’s so nicely detailed!

    I could definitely live in a space like this, and so could my hubby. Thanks…this one might be a keeper!

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  4. Gene Ray

    May 10, 2012

    So practical, energy-saving, great for seniors as a stay-at-home or on-the-go! As a disabled Marine, I love this design. Rise and shine…nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning in a “tiny house!” Asheville, NC

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    • Holly

      Dec 22, 2012

      Hey,it is cool that they let you be a marine when you are disabled.

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  5. Joe3

    May 10, 2012

    I remember Dan building this for his mother … I’d sure like to see it in person, if he/his mom ever holds an open house, It’s not too far a drive for me. ** hint, hint ** I like this design, I’m not going to climb into a loft every night to sleep. Love the side door too.

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  6. Olivia

    May 10, 2012

    We’ve been considering this kind of layout for retirement. The best of everything, portability and accessibility.

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  7. Frani

    May 10, 2012

    Very cozy! I am a senior and don’t want to do the loft climb every night. I also find it claustrophobic to have the roof so close to my head. I would love to see the rest of the house ( bedroom, bathroom) . Love the front door position, too.

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  8. Lisa

    May 12, 2012

    I’m with Mrs. Crawford; my knees were shot long ago and climbing into a loft no longer fits my lifestyle, but this is wonderful. I’m amazed at how well it is appointed. I can easily see myself living in this “retirement” house. All that is required is a safe and affordable place to park it.
    Excellent job finding this alternative to the loft house for us. :)

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  9. Molly

    May 12, 2012

    I have always liked this tiny house. If you go to his web site he has more pictures. There isn’t a dedicated bedroom. His mom has a futon against the end wall that pulls out to sleep on.

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  10. Cindy

    May 12, 2012

    I agree with Frani. It’s much nicer to have your sleeping quarters on the same level. One misstep and it could be a hard and dangerous fall. Love the appearance of this one too, very inviting.

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  11. erika.windchime

    May 13, 2012

    Thanks, Steven! Am loving this one. As always, your work in providing info and delicious photos of small abodes, especially Tiny House Swoon, is what I look forward to like a child with wild and undisciplined enthusiasm!

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  12. Lula

    Jun 06, 2012

    I love the way this one is set up. It is really cute!

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  13. Cory

    Aug 06, 2012

    I checked with planning dept
    if on wheels must be on a trailer park
    on piers, it is consider a modular and ok for residential lot
    Now do you have a cheaper model,

    Thanks
    cory

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  14. Holly

    Dec 22, 2012

    Wow house is so amazing. I’ve been sad about being slaved to some landlord when i decide to get my own place so i’m happy that I find out that I can get houses under 6k :) .I think that banks hate mini houses lol.An evil landlord told someone(this person left apartment and buy a house 2 times the house size in pic 4 years and she is now in debt.house is between150 k to 190k ) that i know that he should increase his rent to prevent people from saving money to buy a house ….

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  15. Linda

    Jun 07, 2013

    I’m an editor and novelist, and I can see myself writing and editing in this this lovely little home — if it’s just a tad longer. Could it be extended to 30 feet in length to incorporate a bedroom and a washer/dryer combination or stack unit in the kitchen area? Also, adding a bedroom would make room for a closet and open up the wardrobe in the kitchen area to be a pantry. One more thing…could the bathroom wall be moved out just a bit to accommodate a 3-foot shower?

    The counter space in the kitchen is phenomenal, better than I’ve seen in any other tiny plan. Great design!

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  16. Ruth

    Apr 18, 2014

    I also like it a lot. I’m just me. Looking for something like that. Unfortunately after caring for my mother we had to put her in a facility. I can’t do anything until She makes the next “transition”. It’s killing me. She has Alzheimer’s. This is the cruelest disease ever. I will continue to look and keep in touch. A tiny house will be my next and final move. I wouldn’t need a microwave and a tiny (hotel size) Fridge/freezer is all I need. Mini stove. I’m Vegan. Mostly raw. Thank you for what you do.

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