Forget Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Jim Turley and Brian Scobey of Signa Tour Campers are constructing homes that are 8 x 24 feet, with less than 300 square feet of living space. It’s all getting done by hand inside of a Hillsborough County (Florida) warehouse, reports ABC Action News.
“People are downsizing their houses, their cars,” said Turley.
“It is a trend. It’s a niche.”
The trend is catching on nationwide. These homes, commonly called tiny homes, are springing up not only in Florida but in places like Washington, Texas, and even New York.
Turley builds his tiny homes on wheels. It qualifies them as an RV, so there is no mortgage.
“No increased property taxes. No permits to build. You basically pull it in and park it,” he explained.
Turley and Scobey are currently constructing a beach house for a Florida couple. It has everything from a bathroom and kitchen to sleeping room for up to five people.
The buyers are also adding a few bells and whistles. There will be a built-in spice rack, solar panels on the roof, and a deck that disassembles should a hurricane come through.
Turley says the couple has picked out drapes, paint color for the house, and even French doors that are equipped with blinds that never need to be cleaned.
These homes are made to order. You can either use your own design or Turley and his partner will let you choose from different models.
“I have one called the Rhode Island,” explained Scobey.
“It is about seven by twelve feet. It is all in one room.”
Each house takes about two months to complete.
The average cost is $25,000.
SignaTour Campers, LLC is cutting edge camper manufacturer that prides itself on building a high-quality camper using state-of-the-art materials and processes yet maintain a price point that is untouchable in the industry.
SignaTour Campers was started in 2011 in response to the teardrop camper revival. They strive to maintain the advantages of yesteryear found in the original teardrop campers of the ’40s and ’50s.
They were created to tow behind a smaller car, be affordable, and allow the users great ease of operation.
Fast forward to today and SignaTour have updated the design to give the maximum interior space, utilize today’s superior materials, all while retaining the fun and affordability of the old days.
Their facility in Tampa is open by appointment only.
Phone: (813) 381-6492
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