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The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m)
The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m)
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The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m)
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The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m)
The Retreat is clad in board and batten siding
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The Retreat is clad in board and batten siding
The Retreat has a road-legal width of 8.5 ft (2.5 m)
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The Retreat has a road-legal width of 8.5 ft (2.5 m)
The Retreat measures 33 ft (10 m)-long 
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The Retreat measures 33 ft (10 m)-long 
The Retreat's handy little porch
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The Retreat's handy little porch
The Retreat's U-shaped kitchen
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The Retreat's U-shaped kitchen
View to the living room from the Retreat's kitchen 
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View to the living room from the Retreat's kitchen 
View to the kitchen from the Retreat's living room
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View to the kitchen from the Retreat's living room
The Retreat's living room includes an electric fireplace
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The Retreat's living room includes an electric fireplace
The Retreat's living room
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The Retreat's living room
The Retreat's kitchen boasts granite countertops
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The Retreat's kitchen boasts granite countertops
Two of the Retreat's loft bedrooms are joined by a catwalk
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Two of the Retreat's loft bedrooms are joined by a catwalk
This loft bedroom is reached by ladder
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This loft bedroom is reached by ladder
The opposite loft bedroom
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The opposite loft bedroom
The Retreat's bathroom
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The Retreat's bathroom
The Retreat's bathroom features a full-size bath with shower over
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The Retreat's bathroom features a full-size bath with shower over
The Retreat's bathroom looks cosy but features full sized bath, toilet and sink
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The Retreat's bathroom looks cosy but features full sized bath, toilet and sink
The Retreat's master bedroom
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The Retreat's master bedroom
The Retreat's master bedroom
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The Retreat's master bedroom
The Retreat's master bedroom is accessed by storage-integrated staircase
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The Retreat's master bedroom is accessed by storage-integrated staircase
The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m)
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The Retreat has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m)
The Retreat is clad in board and batten siding
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The Retreat is clad in board and batten siding
The Retreat's master bedroom
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The Retreat's master bedroom
The Retreat has been sold to a couple in Georgia
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The Retreat has been sold to a couple in Georgia
The Retreat has a road-legal width of 8.5 ft (2.5 m)
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The Retreat has a road-legal width of 8.5 ft (2.5 m)

The Retreat, by Alabama-based Timbercraft Tiny Homes, is an attractive-looking tiny house that has room for the whole family. The recently-completed dwelling is up there in size with the biggest tiny houses we've reported on to date and boasts three bedrooms, full-size amenities, and a high-end finish.

The Retreat measures 33 ft (10 m)-long and a road-legal 8.5 ft (2.5 m)-wide, and has a total floorspace of 416 sq ft (38.6 sq m). To put that into perspective, it's a bit smaller inside than this tiny two-story London house but over three times bigger than the pint-sized Vista Sport tiny house.

Its exterior is clad in board and batten siding and topped by a standing seam metal roof. Inside, the floor, walls and ceiling are finished in pine. Access is gained by a small covered porch and French doors.

Visitors enter directly into a living room, which includes a large leather couch, an electric fireplace, and some storage space. The room is connected to a U-shaped kitchen that features granite counters, lots of cabinet space and full-size appliances, such as a four-burner range oven and fridge/freezer. The bathroom looks quite small but does have a full-size bath/shower, toilet and sink.

There are three bedrooms in the Retreat. The first has a queen-size bed and enough headroom to stand upright, which is fairly unusual in a tiny house. It's accessed by storage-integrated stairs.

The Retreat's living room
The Retreat's living room

The second and third lofts are reached by ladder and face opposite each other. These are the standard tiny house style, so definitely don't have enough headroom for standing up. They include a queen bed and twin bed, respectively, and are joined to each other by a small catwalk.

The Retreat gets its electricity from a standard RV-style hookup. It was a custom build and was recently sent to its new owners in Georgia, however those wanting to commission another like it can drop the firm a line, pricing available on request.

Source: Timbercraft Tiny Homes

7 comments
Rehab
Perhaps a good way to get into the tiny home market would be to buy a used travel trailer. 30 footers can go for a few grand, remodel, upgrade and add spray foam insulation. Final result could be really nice with great curb appeal and possibly for under $20,000!
Ed Llorca
No sooner does someone see a tiny house someone else will make a bigger one. Next year there will be doublewide mobile home sized and the year after thy will be bigger than that!
Zachary E. Mohrmann
Who is supposed to use that cat walk between the 2 lofts General Tom Thumb perhaps.. Just a lot of wasted money for the lumber, railings, and time for the employee to spend working on it... A lot of impracticable building practices for a house that is already overpriced... Needs to be better financially looked at before locking it into costly impracticable build practices, to elevate the cost of the building as a whole...
Leonard Foster Jr
Exterior is horrid !!
chase
Personally, I believe this and others like it fall out of the category "tiny house" and into the category "travel trailer" and/or "camper". Not sure to it's size so much as to that just what it is. I've been seeing the term "tiny house" being bastardized in an attempt to include trailers just because they pitched the roof slightly or put window shutters or trim on. An attempt to "sell" the public it's a tiny home or dwelling when it's not. There is a clear difference between a trailer and a tiny home despite the attempt to blur it by those selling trailers. This is a 5th wheel trailer... Not a tiny home in the true sense of the word. Of you don't know what a tiny home is due to the blurred image trailer manufacturers are presenting, then go back to the original tiny homes and you'll see a clear difference between the two.
Grumpyrelic
These portable abodes have to be delivered, right? Whatever happened to "streamlining" for fuel economy? Any energy savings in the first 5 years would be sucked up by that 500HP delivery truck dragging that piece of the great wall of China over hill and dale for 1000 miles.
Nik
It looks like a posh chicken hut, and would be like living in a corridor, why would anyone bother?