Sweet Pea: A house for one, with room to grow
The Sweet Pea was designed around our friend Gina’s desires to live simply, comfortably and spaciously, and to someday get hitched and start a family. The french doors open at the side, which stretches the space and avoids splitting it down the middle. The skylights, windows and bump-out nook invite the outdoors inside, adding to the feeling of spaciousness. The sleeping loft was built with as much space as possible to accommodate two adults, and the window seat (with storage underneath) is a great sleeping option for kids. We also specifically opened up the bathroom and included a tub/shower combination, unlike the more standard shower-only models, to accommodate bathing a small child. Sweet Pea is 136 square feet of living space, not including the sleeping loft. The original material cost would be equivalent to about $25,000-$30,000 today.
While the house was designed with Gina in mind (read more about Gina’s story here), it is an inviting design for anyone who wants a particularly spacious tiny home, or feels their family might be on its way to growing.
Sweet Pea Photos
What the Plans Include
Our plan packages are focused on helping you build your own Sweet Pea, so we’ve included over two-dozen illustrations of the structure, including details for the following:
- Floor plans
- Custom-built trailer features and plans
- Floor framing
- Wall framing
- Roof framing
- Exterior elevations
- Detailed section for floors, walls and roof
- House to Trailer Connections (Bolting and the use of tension ties)
We do not include electrical and plumbing diagrams, appliance specifications, and interior sections to show cabinetry details and counter heights. Why not? Because we believe each Sweet Pea is unique and we want to encourage you to install the sink, stove, tub and toilet that will fit your unique needs.
The Sweet Pea sits on a tandem axel trailer that is 16 feet long and rated for 7,500 lbs, and the Sweet Pea design weighs least 6,500 lbs depending on interior finishes. Iron Eagle Trailers builds our favorite tiny house trailers out there, and Derin from Shelter Wise and Dee from PAD even helped them design their trailers to be perfect for tiny homes. Tell them PAD sent you, and you’ll get $50 off your order.
With all of our plans, we recommend a copy of Go House Go, our how-to manual for building a tiny house on wheels. It’s the book Dee wished existed when she built her little house, and she wrote it to save everybody else all the time and trouble that she went through to figure out how to build smart and safe.
Please note that all sales are final on digital products and returns are not available. Because, let’s be honest, there’s really no such thing as “returning” a digital product. We offer quality products at a great price, and we think you’ll be happy with them. If you have specific questions or concerns about a product before purchasing, just contact us and we’ll do our best to answer so you know exactly what you’re getting.