These Mini Mobile Homes Might Sway You to Downsize

Whether you've seriously considered downsizing or just entertain the fantasy, our latest discovery adds a luxurious yet affordable twist to the tiny-home trend. Based in Portland, OR (naturally), Tiny Heirloom specializes in creating compact custom homes on wheels — but trust us, this isn't your average trailer life situation!

With a custom base model that starts at $65,000, you can still enjoy granite countertops, painted or stained cabinets and cupboards, real wood or bamboo flooring, a Dickinson p12000 heater, stainless steel appliances, a washer/dryer combo unit, painted or stained interior and exterior, basic wind or solar package, and a shipping package. Not too shabby, eh?

Check out this adorable model and learn more about the perks we're excited about!

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Each Tiny Heirloom can be plugged into an external power source or run completely off battery, wind, and solar power. So whether you're linked electrically to your family or friend's house or out in the wilderness, you're all set.

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Aside from including solar or wind power capabilities, each starter package home comes with in-house speakers and LED lighting.

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Since Tiny Heirlooms are technically RVs, you won't have to pay property tax, and, if bought in Oregon, no sales tax either.

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A triangular nook near the ceiling includes a ladder bar for easy access to storage.

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How cute is this mini-office setup?

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Depending on preference, you could easily switch out the two chairs with a comfy love seat and install floating shelves.

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The bedroom loft's skylight is ideal for stargazing.

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Instead of space-hogging stairs, the home's portable ladder makes it easy to access anything out of reach – including the bedroom loft.

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A look at the small but efficient kitchen.

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Subway tile and granite counters add to the kitchen's charm.

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The stainless steel stove makes whipping up a meal or just a pot of tea totally doable.

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Floating shelves consume less space than cabinets but require organization. The trick? Owning only what you need, embracing stackable pieces, and color coordinating when possible.

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Remarkably, all the sewer needs are taken care of, so you never have to be plugged into a system. Every unit either has a compostable toilet (which reduces waste to 10 percent by evaporating 90 percent of it) or a black-water tank. Tanks only need to be emptied once every two months, and the compostable toilet receptacle (by this point, becoming odorless, bury-able waste) once every three months.

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The bathroom's staggered floating shelves not only look good, but can also accommodate items at varying heights. Another trick? Using an adjustable mirror instead of a large vanity mirror.

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To save space, the faucet is placed on the side of the sink.

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The home's washer/dryer combo unit can be concealed with a foldable door.

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