This Tiny House Costs $1,200 and Takes Just Three Hours to Build

Image: Pin-Up Houses
Image: Pin-Up Houses

As a general rule, I don’t believe in miniaturizing things for the sake of miniaturizing them, and that includes dogs and baked goods. (Golf is fine.) But this tiny house is an exception.


It’s called France, and it’s a prototype designed by Joshua Woodsman of Pin-Up Houses, which sells plans for sheds, cottages, and tiny houses. According to Woodsman, his latest creation only costs $1,200, and takes a team of three people about three hours to put together.

Woodsman says the prefabricated tiny house has 21 insulated panels connected by threaded rods. It comes with three sections—red, white, and blue—that feature a sleeping space, a “day zone” with a table and chairs, and a tiny kitchen. All in all, it comes in at 74 square feet, according to New Atlas. (There’s no bathroom, but that’s what the woods are for.)

Image: Pin-Up Houses
Image: Pin-Up Houses

It’s only a prototype, so unfortunately, you and I can’t buy one and plant it down in that empty lot down the block. But Woodsman, whose name is so apt it might be fake, wants to “spread our tiny-house movement around the world,” so perhaps France will one day be ours. At least it’s bigger than my bedroom now!

[New Atlas]

Sophie is a former news editor at Gizmodo.


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Honest question, because I know in Portland at least, there has been a massive ton of Tiny House remorse after people have purchased them. Does anyone feel like this whole “Trend” was created by HGTV so that they’d have an extra show to pad out their House Hunters lineup?