Tuff Shed Tiny Houses

It surprises some people at my slide show/book signings for Tiny Homes when I say that Tom’s cabin (pp. 92-93) is one of my favorite homes in the book. It’s a Tuff Shed that Tom bought for $4000 and fixed up to be his tiny home. On the exterior it looks like a storage shed, but inside it’s a cozy, well-thought out dwelling.

This morning I see on the Tiny House blog that Tuffshed is now fabricating little buildings intended as tiny homes:

“Most people are familiar with Tuff Shed’s storage sheds and garages, but now the 30-year-old company is designing and manufacturing structures that could be used as tiny homes.…The Premier PRO Weekender Ranch can be finished on the interior by the customer to create a more liveable space. This building includes a steel service door, two 3′x3′ windows, LP TechShield radiant barrier roof decking, 30-Year Owens Corning dimensional shingles, a front porch with overhang and can accommodate any of Tuff Shed’s standard options. The sizes range from 8′x14′ to 16′x24′ and the prices from $4,100 to $8,739.…”

https://shltr.net/tufftiny

Note: I’m just back from 10 days on the road, unscrambling notes and pics and will post some of it later this week.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Tuff Shed Tiny Houses

  1. In the 90s, my husband and I were putting ourselves through college as caterers. We had a couple of gigs at a place we dubbed the Tuff Shed compound. It was an extended family that had some connection to the local Tuff Shed franchise. They had a main family house and several small houses that appeared to be Tuff Sheds that were connected together to make a useable space. Thinking back on that, it seems a small leap to make Tiny Houses on a Tuff Shed Platform. Maybe someday, we will see Tiny House samples in the Home Depot parking lot…no way

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