Ohana is Hawaiian for family, a fitting name for this 400-square-foot home built for a family of five. When we were initially contacted about building Ohana the clients were living in Hawaii. They were planning to relocate to the mainland soon and wanted a house that would be move-in ready. The family was committed to going tiny and had a strong aesthetic vision for the house that would become their home. They were ready to be 100% debt free, which led them to commission our debut project.

We collaborated via email and Skype throughout the design and build phases. Once they finally arrived in Southern Oregon, the family was blown away by the final product. Ohana includes two lofts, one of which is accessible with a staircase and the second with a built-in storage ladder. The smaller of the two is located over the bathroom and includes a built-in dresser.

The spacious kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, two-burner cooktop, ample shelving and an impressive seven feet of counter space. The bathroom has a neo-angle shower, high-efficiency toilet, built-in wall storage, sink with cabinet, and washer/dryer combo.

The room off the main living area on the first floor can easily be setup as a private bedroom or as an extension of the existing living room, which has room for a couch and includes a ceiling fan and ductless heating cooling system. Ohana really does mean family.


Starting at $80,000

Features and Upgrades

  • Stained cedar T&G with board & batten exterior siding
  • White vinyl slider windows with tempered glass
  • 50-year snap lock metal roof
  • RV hookups for electrical supply, water supply, and wastewater
  • 1/2" Pine tongue and groove interior siding
  • Two-tone interior paint
  • 7 feet of cabinets with butcher block counters
  • 18 cubic-foot refrigerator, washer/dryer
  • Two-burner cooktop
  • Custom neo-angle shower
  • Two-basin sink with brushed nickel faucet
  • Two sleeping loft, One stand-up bedroom
  • Standard-size 3' outswing fiberglass door
  • Built-In Sofa with hide-away dining area
  • Dual-flush toilet
  • Click together Laminate Flooring
  • 7" white LED puck lights

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