For those of you who also follow Tiny r(E)volution online (or Facebook or Instagram) you may remember a joint project between Tiny r(E)v and South Lenoir High School in Deep Run, NC. With plans donated by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the Tiny Blue Devil tiny house was destined to be a stunner. Students began building on November 15, 2016 and started on a proper tiny house frame manufactured by H & H Farm Supply in Pink Hill, NC.
- exterior lap siding by LP SmartSide
- interior lapboard by LP SmartSide
- ONDUVILLA roofing
- a Rinnai on-demand hot water heater
- a unique propane system engineered by Cherry Energy
- Simonton double-hung and crank windows
- LED lighting
- Nature’s Head composting toilet
- a locally harvested, living edge kitchen counter
- a ClimateRight mini-split unit
- exterior GCFI outlets
- both an interior AND exterior shower
- a Schlage Bluetooth/keyless entry system
- and more!
The electrical system is a 30-amp on-grid system with an interior panel box and ample interior outlets. Sleeping arrangements were in the large, carpeted queen size sleeping loft accessible by a custom boatsman ladder. The same ladder can be used to access the secondary, storage loft located just above the entryway. The house is plumbed for on-grid sewage and water filtration as well. All in all the tiny house took 21 weeks to build with the sponsorship of 8 companies (local and national) and the labor of 43 students. The Tiny Blue Devil made its official debut at the 2017 TinyHouseNC Street Festival in Pink Hill, NC, April 21-23, 2017. In order to pay for the project, Tiny Blue Devil was put up for public auction. Although it didn’t receive the minimum bid of $28,000 it was purchased just a few weeks later by a single female in Duplin County, NC. Within a few weeks it had been transported to its current home (now home for almost 3 full years) where the new owner had a 4-1/2″ thick (with fiber strand) concrete pad poured complete with hurricane ties. The tiny house that high school students had planned out, built, and showed off, was now finding a permanent home not 30 miles away!
In the past three years, the house has been made super cozy and the interior is functional and fashionable. It is no longer a devil (the school’s mascot, by the way) but a true angel on wheels!