‘The Turtle’ Tiny House Plans – Humble House


The Turtle house is designed for accessibility and storage. At 230 square feet this is a not-so-tiny tiny house.




The Turtle house is a tiny house designed for accessibility and storage. At 230 square feet this is a not-so-tiny tiny house, which is suited to those who need just a little bit more space. The Turtle tiny house contains flexible living areas to meet the demands of modern life – it features a first floor study that can be transformed into a bedroom.

Living Room
The entrance to the living area is flanked by two floor-to-ceiling closets which can be used for the storage of larger house hold items, as well as smaller personal belongings like books. The living room is naturally lit and ventilated by four windows (five if you include the door) and has space enough for two cosy armchairs, a fold-away table, and a stainless steel fireplace.

The bedroom/study contains a folding Murphy bed with two sliding windows to provide more than adequate lighting. The bedroom also has two large floor-to-ceiling closets for all your clothing/storage needs. The ceiling has been left open, exposing the loft joists and helping to give the space some warmth and character.

This tiny house features a functional kitchen with lots of storage, appliances, and features such as a large Belfast ceramic sink, 10 Cu Ft fridge-freezer, 2-burner induction hob, a counter-top smart oven and a combo washer/dryer. The kitchen also has extensive storage with numerous wall and the floor cabinets.

The bathroom is accessed through a bi-fold door at the end of the kitchen. At a width of 3 feet, the bathroom has enough space for a toilet (be it a standard, compost, or incinerating toilet), and a 3-square-foot shower. There is also space to install a small sink if it’s required.

Sleeping/Storage Loft
The loft can be used as an extra sleeping space or for storage. It can be accessed by a set of ladders which are integrated into the loft joists. The loft has a large skylight window to provide natural daylighting and a means of egress. At the opposite end of the home you will find a storage area over the bathroom which can be used to house plumbing equipment or other items.


  • First floor bedroom that can transform into a study with a Murphy bed
  • Functional kitchen with a cooktop, mid-size fridge & a countertop oven
  • Additional sleeping space in the loft with an integrated ladder


Area Dimensions Area Dimensions
Footprint 7′-8″ x 24′ House Height 11′-2″
Living Area 7′ x 6′-2″ Kitchen 7′ x 7′-6″
Bathroom 3′ x 7′ Ceiling Height – Bedroom 7′
Loft Height 2′-7″ Bedroom 7′ x 7′-3″
Width @ Eaves 8′-4″ Total Area 230 sq ft



Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 90 × 60 × 91 in
Cost to Build

$20,000 to $30,000


Humble Homes

Overall Size

230 square feet

Trailer Size



8’6″wide x 13’5″ tall x 24′ length

Design Features

Sleep Downstairs

Plan Features

Printed Architectual Plans, Sketchup Files


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