Emily Tiny House
- 8′ x 20′
- 48″ tall loft
- Sleeps 1-2
- GVW 15,000lbs
- Sitting/Reading nook
- Storage Stairs with standup desk
Emily Tiny House
The Wildflower II tiny house, micro home is built to the specifications of our healthy homes series. It is 8′ x 22′ with a 3′ covered front porch. The hardwood finish is a Tung oil hand-rubbed finish, steel roof that is classified as Class IV hail resistant, steel lap siding, and a 3/4″ x 6″ White Ash Character grade paneling, with white ash cabinetry and custom white ash doors.
To see what the inside of the most recently completed Wildflower II looks like follow this link The Grand Tour
What happens when you announce that you’re going to live in a tiny house?
For Emily and Justin Gerde, thirty-somethings who have a 2½-year-old son, Wyatt, this is what happened:
“Our whole family was kind of skeptical before everything came together,” Emily says. “You say, ‘350 square feet’ and everyone just loses their minds. It’s actually not that small. And people were worried about Wyatt: ‘Will he have a normal childhood?’ ”
“Of course we don’t want him to have a normal childhood!” she says with a laugh.
Wyatt’s unusual childhood so far includes appearing on HGTV: His family’s tiny home was featured on an episode of “Tiny House, Big Living”: “Young Couple Builds Custom Tiny Birch House.”
It all started with HGTV, actually.
“Our sister-in-law is very earthy and she had been looking into tiny homes,” Emily says. “She helped us find our contractor after a local TV station did a story about Kim Kasl (another local tiny-home dweller). Half the show was about Kim’s house and the other half was about the local contractor and how they were being featured on ‘Tiny House Nation.’
“That got us excited about it. It was just a neat idea at first, but as I researched it, I realized, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is totally doable for us.’ ”
Her husband, however …
“He was definitely not on board at first,” Emily says.
Various tiny house screen shots saved from the show, Tiny House, Big Living when we were on HGTV in May 2016. The show was filmed over 4 months of the actual build.
Some tiny houses do appreciate in value, and the Ravenlore did. Nicki changed her career path which required a relocation to California and flying as a stewardess for Virgin Airlines. With that, she had to make a hard decision about her tiny house. Rather than take it with her, she decided to sell it as she would seldom be home, but traveling the globe. So she put it up for sale and the Ravenlore sold quickly………..for more money that she paid for it. Like several thousands of dollars more.
We send Nicki best wishes for her new adventures. And if you are thinking of buying a Ravenlore tiny house, we can create one just for you. We do have a Ravenlore starting the “que” in production within 30 days for a customer that decided to purchase one before the price increased.
A new model in the Breathe Easy series of nontoxic tiny homes for people that are chemically and environmentally sensitive.
This a prototype so the pricing is being worked out. Right now for this model, the price is approx $45000 and it can be made smaller from a 12′ unit or as long as 28′ in 2′ increments.
Call or email for pricing
We took these photos we found on line and modified the drawings/plans to make the double recliners for the Gerdes’ Tiny House, name Spirit.
Nature lovers Justin and Emily Gerde want to get away from the constant upkeep a large home requires. They hire expert tiny house builder Jim Wilkins to build their very own outdoor-themed tiny birch house that will accommodate them, their toddler and their five pets. Jim’s design includes all the necessities of home packed into a cozy 325-square-feet. Key features include in-floor “smugglers” storage, a medicine cabinet that doubles as a window, a toddler play loft and raw birch accents throughout.
Now we can talk about this. We will be on HGTV Tiny House Big Living May 16th at 8:30 PM Central time.
Nathann Wilkins and Caleb Wilkins along with Jim and Justin and Emily Gerde will be on the show. We have been filming for this show since November 2015 and have become friends with the film crews.