April 13, 2018
The “Urban Crash” tiny house built by Florida State Licensed Contractor, Logan, and his partner, Gretchen, is currently FOR SALE in Tampa, Florida! Check out the tour below!
This 24’ tiny home was built over a ten-month period in 2016 and currently serves as a successful Airbnb rental in the backyard of their Tampa home. The home was designed as a vacation rental and is being sold in rental-ready condition including all linens, pillows, mattresses, furniture, accessories, cookware, etc., while still easily modifiable to be more suitable for long-term living.
I had the pleasure of staying here myself during the St. Pete’s Tiny Home Festival, and I can attest that this truly is a one of a kind tiny home build, with exquisite detail, intimate care and endless thought put into every corner of this work of art. The home was built to exude a very modern and urban feel, and it is definitely an inspiring space to spend some time in.
This 294-sqft tiny home features an open living space with tons of windows brining in natural light throughout the entire space. Upon entering the home, you’ll find a cozy living room area with a custom-built couch and a dining table for 4 people that also serves as a workspace. The kitchen is situated in the center of the home and includes beautiful IKEA cabinets and countertop, a 2-burner True Induction cooktop, stainless steel venting hood, a sink, and a small fridge.
Beyond the kitchen lies the bathroom, which includes a glass shower with a rain shower head and exposed copper piping, a sink, and a flush toilet. Above the bathroom is the guest bedroom loft that comfortably sleeps two, and a set of storage stairs leads up to the main bedroom loft that also sleeps two!
This is not your typical run of the mill builder-grade construction that you would get from production-grade firms—this is a piece of functional art! Everything has been designed and hand fabricated specifically for this build, with the exception of the IKEA kitchen cabinets & countertop, which fit perfectly with the urban vibe.
The design, layout, functionality, profitability, & traveler satisfaction have been proven over the 18 months that Logan and Gretchen have shared their tiny home as a short-term rental. Here is what a few of their guests had to say:
“I was in awe of this place!! It was amazing how it was laid out, designed and functional. The construction was flawless. They can give any tiny house builder a run for their money!!” -An
"An amazing and memorable experience. Every inch of this tiny home has been well thought through and planned out. A couple of highlights for me were the rain shower, waking up with natural light, and the large amount of space created in such an intimate home. There was nothing we needed and didn't have, because of the amount of thought that has gone into what is truly essential.” -Amanda
"This tiny home will go down as one of my favorite places I have ever stayed at away from home. In fact, it’s convinced me that I want a place like this to call home. I was literally drawing plans for a tiny home late into the night staying at this place. The layout, the detail, personality, and style put into this place is second to none. If you like putting yourself in places of new experiences, you have to add this stay to the list of places to go. It was a spur of the moment decision to come to this tiny house, but I am so glad I did. I would stay at this house again in a heartbeat, such a great place!” -Anesu
Some additional notable highlights of this tiny home:
-12,614lbs certified weight
-2- 7,000lb axles with 2-5/16” ball coupler
-Florida approved anchoring system for mobile homes with six anchor points and four bottle jacks
-2x4” yellow pine framing throughout with 1/2” osb sheathing exterior and Simpson anchoring comparable to a framed home built in Florida to withstand hurricane force winds.
-3/4” tongue and groove yellow pine plywood flooring with clear bar top epoxy surface as finished floor
-All surfaces of wood framing, sheathing and flooring have been treated with lifetime protection from termites with Boracare
-Anchored to trailer frame with 17- 1/2” bolts at perimeter and additionally at each floor joist with 2 opposing “L” brackets
-3.5” of closed cell spray foam providing R21 insulating value on floor, walls & ceiling
-All windows and doorway have extruded vinyl Deco Flashing for 100% waterproofing of the openings
-Double pain, Low E windows with obscuring privacy glass or pull-down shades at clear windows at lofts & dining/work area (tinting is removable if clear glass is desired)
-Armor Screen Hurricane window/door covers with aluminum “C” channels
-1/2” PEX water supply and PVC drain lines run underneath the trailer bed (exposed currently, but able to be insulated or “warm wired” for winter protection if needed)
-Tankless/instant gas water heater with 2 tank propane supply mounted at front of trailer
-Standard RV waste, 30amp electrical plug & garden hose water supply connections
-Oversized 110v electrical panel for additional circuits
-Pioneer mini split AC with heating (a plug-in space heater is also included)
-Waterproof high temp membrane on entire exterior (completely waterproof under metal skin)
-Commercial grade painted & galvanized steel wall & roof paneling
-Queen & full size 5” cool gel memory foam mattresses with mattress protectors
-Full comfortable sized bath with elongated toilet, exposed copper piping, 36x42” shower with drenching rain head, frameless sliding glass enclosure and sliding barn wood door
-2 burner True Induction cooktop
-IKEA stainless steel exterior venting hood
-Samsung convection microwave
-Pull out IKEA kitchen faucet
-Under counter GE fridge with ice tray freezer
-Panasonic fresh air exchange system
-Abundant natural and ambient electrical lighting throughout
-Multiple built in art pieces from building partner and Canadian artist the "Rust Bunny" (Gretchen Hickmott)
-Many opening windows for multiple cross breeze configurations
-Ample storage with plenty of room to add on and modify
-USB plugs at all outlets
-Digital keypad entry
-Apple Airport express for WiFi within house (would need hardline connection)
-Historical/vintage components from the local Belleview Biltmore Hotel (beams), Tennessee barns (barn door) and re-purposed library ladder for 2nd loft access
The asking price for this home is $119,000 USD. The owners are also considering another mutually beneficial opportunity for this home, perhaps a lease-to-own option or if you know of/own an RV park, they would consider renting space on your property for the home. All competitive offers will be considered.
In addition, there are two things to note: (1) The home was built to 14’ tall accidentally so it will “require” a lead vehicle & permit to move; and (2) the home currently has no NOAH or similar agency approval; however, the owners have complete architectural CAD drawings and thorough high-res photos & videos from every aspect of the build.
Images & video courtesy of ©The Urban Crash.
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My name is Alan—founder at Dream Big Live Tiny Co! A few years ago, I quit my consulting job to pursue a life full of adventure. After traveling around the world for a year, I sold most of my stuff and moved into an 160-sqft tiny house. Now I spend most of my time showcasing incredible people living with less in pursuit of more freedom, as well as incredible tiny houses around the world!
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