Tiny Houses

Freedom tiny house offers big house comforts in a small space

Freedom tiny house offers big ...
The Freedom tiny house recently sold for US$57,000, fully-furnished
The Freedom tiny house recently sold for US$57,000, fully-furnished
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The bathroom includes a shower, toilet, and sink 
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The bathroom includes a shower, toilet, and sink 
Shot of the bathroom entrance
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Shot of the bathroom entrance
The most notable feature downstairs is the large bathroom
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The most notable feature downstairs is the large bathroom
The kitchen contains the usual amenities, such as a four-burner oven, sink, fridge, etc
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The kitchen contains the usual amenities, such as a four-burner oven, sink, fridge, etc
The Freedom Tiny House comprises a total floorspace of 304 sq ft (28 sq m)
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The Freedom Tiny House comprises a total floorspace of 304 sq ft (28 sq m)
Entrance to the bathroom is gained via pocket door
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Entrance to the bathroom is gained via pocket door
Inside the walk-in closet
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Inside the walk-in closet
The Freedom tiny house recently sold for US$57,000, fully-furnished
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The Freedom tiny house recently sold for US$57,000, fully-furnished
Total weight comes in at 14,000 lb (6,350 kg)
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Total weight comes in at 14,000 lb (6,350 kg)
Visitors enter directly into the center of the home, with a lounge area to one side and a kitchen to the other
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Visitors enter directly into the center of the home, with a lounge area to one side and a kitchen to the other
The U-shaped kitchen looks like it includes plenty of cabinets and counter top space
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The U-shaped kitchen looks like it includes plenty of cabinets and counter top space
The sleeping loft includes a double bed and skylight, which the firm says can provide a second exit in an emergency
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The sleeping loft includes a double bed and skylight, which the firm says can provide a second exit in an emergency
A pop-up table serves as a kitchen and dining table
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A pop-up table serves as a kitchen and dining table
View from the single loft bedroom
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View from the single loft bedroom
Pulling the couch out into a bed
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Pulling the couch out into a bed
Pulling the couch out into a bed
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Pulling the couch out into a bed

As the tiny house scene continues to grow, we're seeing increasing numbers of large and luxurious builds. The latest example of this trend comes from Alabama Tiny Homes and its Freedom tiny house, which boasts some big house comforts in a small space, including a large bathroom and a walk-in closet.

The Freedom sits atop a 28 ft (8.5 m) triple-axle trailer – each rated to a weight of 5,500 lb (2,494 kg) – and comprises a total floorspace of 304 sq ft (28 sq m). Weight comes in at 14,000 lb (6,350 kg), and Alabama Tiny Homes says that you'd need a 3/4 ton truck to pull it.

Visitors enter into the center of the home, with the bathroom to the far-left and kitchen to the far-right. The lounge and (storage integrated) stairs leading to the sleeping loft are located in the middle of the home.

The lounge area includes a couch that pulls out into a double bed and a wall-mounted TV. The U-shaped kitchen looks decently-proportioned, with plenty of cabinets and counter top space, in addition to the usual amenities you'd expect, such as a four-burner propane-powered stove and oven, sink, fridge, etc. A neat pop-up table integrated into the stairs serves as a dining table.

A pop-up table serves as a kitchen and dining table
A pop-up table serves as a kitchen and dining table

The bathroom looks particularly spacious for a tiny house and includes a large shower cubicle and a walk-in closet – we've seen a few of these lately, but it's still a notable feature for a tiny house to have. Moving upstairs, the sleeping loft includes a double bed and skylight, which the firm says can provide a second exit in an emergency, such as a fire for example.

The home is clad in stained pine siding, while the insulation is closed cell spray foam. Both heating and cooling is handled by a mini-split heat pump.

The Freedom tiny house gets its electricity from a standard hookup and is plumbed for either a septic tank or sewer. Hot water comes from an on-demand propane hot water heater.

The Freedom tiny house recently sold for US$57,000, fully-furnished. Next up, Alabama Tiny Homes is working on a new tiny house which it describes as a particularly special build, due for completion in January, 2017

Source: Alabama Tiny Homes

2 comments
PaulEckerson
I would like to see a Murphy bed on the first floor that could be folded and unfold with an electric motor.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really nice. It is nice to see a staircase in a small house with a hand rail.