In early 2012, after building his first tiny house, which was to be used as a mobile office, builder Nathan Light officially launched Tiny SMART House, LLC in Albany, Oregon. Although this tiny house/office was eventually sold, the company’s early success and seasoned craftsmanship allowed the company to lease a 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse and even larger lot in order to bring to life tiny house models like the Oregon Trail, the California Modern, and the Washington Craftsman. And it is the latter that will be showcased at the 2015 Tiny House Conference in Portland, Oregon.
The companies original Tiny SMART House, the Washington Craftsman model is a beautiful and bright home that features french doors, large windows, a skylight, and old cottage charm. It has a double gable roof over the sleeping loft that makes for a visually interesting interior uncommon in the tiny house world in regards to both space and craftsmanship. Starting at 20′ long this model is clearly designed for office space, workshop space, meditation space, etc. but could easily be converted to a living situation by the right visionary at the 2015 Tiny House Conference.
The Craftsman – like all Tiny SMART Houses – is fully inspected to ANSI safety standards by an Oregon inspector, and certified as a legal RV. Perhaps what is most remarkable is that Tiny SMART House assigns a VIN to each tiny house, and provides the purchasing party with a Manufactures Certificate of Origin. This certificate is used to get a title and license plate from the state Dept of Motor Vehicles. Official RV tiny house status and registration makes financing and insuring possible for anyone as a new tiny home owner.
While the Craftsman is just about 200 sq.ft. SMART houses in general start at about $20,000 for a base model and upgrades in overall size, material quality, design features, and bathrooms are extra. You will not want to miss this spectacular display home. Be sure to reserve your spot today for the Tiny House Conference in April. It’s the SMART thing to do!