PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Tiny houses have been popping up all over the place. But 84 Lumber, in Washington County, is the first major retailer enter the market.
“This is 84 Lumber’s first tiny house,” says spokesman Tom Kuntz. He introduces us to the Company’s “rustic cabin” model.READ MORE: Police Investigating Deadly Shooting In Homewood
“The door that separates the bathroom and the closet is reclaimed wood. We pulled it off a barn across from the 84 store. 32 inch shower. We have a sink, obviously. Mini-refrigerator. Upstairs is the bedroom. Left foot, right foot, knee, and you’re in the loft,” he said.
With less than 200 square feet, they’re even tinier than most tiny houses. On the other hand, they have wheels.
“It’s not an RV, it’s not a mobile home. It’s two-by-four wall construction. It’s two and a half inch insulation.”
The company also models a “beach house” and a “contemporary” house. Both tiny, of course.READ MORE: Allison Park Church Holds Food Distribution Event At Beaver Valley Mall
There are three options for buyers.
“The trailer and the plans for approximately seven thousand dollars,” Kuntz says.
Then there’s the “shelled-in” version.
“You get basically the walls, the roof, the windows are in it. The shower’s in it. The front door’s in it. You add the roofing, the siding, and choose the whole inside.”
The third model is “contemporary.” The three tiny houses range from $50,000 to $70,000. For people who don’t like big heating bills, and do like a change of scenery, now and then.MORE NEWS: New Ordinance Allows Food Truck Operation In Monessen
“All you need is a three quarter ton pickup truck or larger, and you’re out of there,” he said.