Bear Pen Cove Franklin, North Carolina

In Land For Sale by Janet Thome0 Comments

One Half Acre Lots In Franklin: $35,000

So many people say there are no legal places to live in a tiny home, but I am finding there are lots of hidden jewels all over the country and why not relocate? I am very excited to share an amazing opportunity to buy your own land with  brand new infrastructure included that is extremely affordable.

You will be required to buy a cottage from Compact Cottage, because they were the developing partner. Having the same types of homes, preserves the quality and value of the community. The community has a total of 20 lots, spread out on 13 acres. There are 9 lots left.

An HOA is in place that is only $300.00 a year with very light covenants.  There  are two brand new wells. Just ten minutes away, up the mountain, raw land is $ 100,000 an acre for an eighth of an acre.

Bear Pen Cove HOA $300.00 A Year

  • Well And Septic Maintenance
  • Road Maintenance
  • Taxes For Common Areas

Bear Pen Cove Lots Includes: $ 35,000

  • One Half Acre Lot
  • Septic
  • Well Water
  • Gravel Pad
  • Underground Electricity To Lot

There are two common wells with pristine clean water, so there is no water bill.

AirBnB Allowed

Bear Pen is a community for home owners and long term renters are not allowed, although AirBnBs are encouraged. It would be an amazing getaway as a second home or the perfect destination to provide a welcoming retreat for others to unwind from the city.

Financing Is Available

Compact Cottages has arranged up to 23 years financing. There are several choices for financing. I also have sources for land purchases.

Sheds Are Allowed

Sheds are allowed and they must tastefully match your home.  We have a great contact to build the shed.

About Franklin, North, Carolina

The Town of Franklin is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina and is surrounded by beautiful streams & waterfalls and offers a wealth of things to do. They were recently named the 25th best city to live in North Carolina by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy many festivals & events along with great shopping and services from their  Downtown Merchants. Discover the breathtaking views around Franklin on one of the many hiking trails. You’ll also discover plenty of fishing, hunting, rafting, kayaking and more outdoor adventures!

The Little Tennessee River Greenway in Franklin, NC is a scenic five mile path that runs along the Little Tennessee River through downtown Franklin. The mostly paved path allows runners, walkers, and bikers to enjoy mother nature without having to leave town. There are numerous shelters and entrances to the LTRG, with picnic tables, outdoor grills, and benches, making it a great place to meet for lunch, or sit down and pass some time.

Compact Cottages

Compact Cottages is a retail showroom for Stone Canyon Cabins and Clayton Park Models, which is the preferred builders for Bear Pen Cove.

TPCC Code: $ 500.00

Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins has partnered with Compact Cottages, and we are offering $500.00 off toward your purchase of a cottage.

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Digz 2 Go On Wheels Or ADU

In ADU, Digz 2 Go, Modular, Moveable Tiny Homes by Janet Thome0 Comments

Paul Nyulassie With Digz 2 Go

Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins has partnered with Paul Nyulassie with Digz 2 Go offering movable tiny homes, ADUs and Modular homes. Paul is an architectural designer and is the builder of beautiful, high end, luxury tiny homes with superior materials.

Paul has been working in the Architectural and Construction industry for the last 26 years.

He earned his Architectural degree in 1992 from Cal Poly Pomona, University while working for Zimmerman Architects & Planners. He had the opportunity to work on the VDL Neutra House restoration drawings and coordinated the Salon D’ International Architectural Exhibit in Milan Italy & UCLA. He later taught Building Methods & Space Planning at FIDM San Diego & San Francisco.

Nationwide Delivery For Movable Tiny Homes

Paul is designing custom built movable tiny homes from 150 to 400 square feet and can be delivered nationwide from the San Francisco Bay Area.


All Digz 2 Go modular and movable tiny homes will be inspected and certified by RADCO INC, recognized as an independent third-party testing laboratory (TL-209), listing agency, and a Quality Assurance Inspection Agency (AA-650) by IAS (International Accreditation Service, Inc.).

Licensed Plumbers And Electricians

In addition to being certified, all homes are built with premier materials, licensed plumbers and electricians, following the CalGreen Building Code Standards.

CalGreen Building Codes

The California Green Building Standards Code is Part 11 of thirteen parts ofthe official compilation and publication of the adoption,amendment and repeal of building regulations to the California Code of Regulations.

The purpose of this code is to improve public health, safety and general welfare by enhancing the design and construction of buildings through the use of building concepts having a reduced negative impact or positive environmental  impact and encouraging sustainable construction.

CalGreen Building Codes

Call Janet to get your tiny home started today.


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Custom Shells

In Custom Shells by Janet Thome0 Comments



Built By Andrew Pleban With  American Tiny House

Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins is partnering with Andrew Pleban, a Longview,  Texas builder that builds custom trailers, shells and turnkey tiny homes. Please use TPCC Code Free Rough Plumbing With Purchase Of Shell 

Tiny House Shells from American Tiny House

We would be happy to design and build a Tiny House for you based on your ideas, vision, lifestyle and your desired location where you will be settling down in your new Tiny House.

Standard Shell Packages includes Custom designed and built a Tiny House trailer, framing of exterior walls and roof, interior wall and loft framing, exterior sheathing, insulation in floor, double pane vinyl windows, standing seam metal roof, exterior siding, exterior door and delivery to your home site.

TPCC Code Free Rough Plumbing With Purchase Of Shell

Standard Shell Package

  • Custom designed and built heavy duty Tiny House trailer
  • Framing of exterior walls, floor and roof
  • Interior wall and loft framing
  • Exterior sheathing
  • Insulation in floor
  • Double pane vinyl windows
  • Standing seam metal roof
  • Insulated exterior door
  • Delivery to your home site

Optional Shell Package

Could be built to any certain level of construction you desire.

TPCC Code Free Rough Plumbing With Purchase Of Shell

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Custom Trailers

In Trailers by Janet Thome0 Comments

Custom Built Trailers: American Tiny House

Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins has partnered with Andrew Pleban, builder of American Tiny House, shells, trailers and custom trailers. Andrew’s location is Longview, Texas.

Because Building a Tiny House Starts with a Strong Foundation

ATH designs and builds Tiny House trailers that are lighter weight, stronger, and builder friendly for the do it yourself-er as well as the experienced Tiny House builder.

American Tiny House Trailers include: 

  • An aggressive Tiny House Trailer design that is structurally stronger, while also engineered to provide a way to construct your Tiny House much easier and faster.
  • Pre drilled holes,  makes bolting a breeze, when securing your framed walls to the Trailer.
  • 1/4″ Tubular steel construction throughout.
  • Access for water lines and drains to be installed in the floor cavity and not underneath where they can potentially freeze or be compromised by road debris.
  • 16″, 14 ply tiers.
  • Galvanized steel flashing installed to undercarriage of Trailer to provide a moisture barrier and rodent guard.
  • Equipped with leveling jacks to support a level Trailer foundation.
  • We engineered the location of the axles to insure a proper weight distribution in order to provide the ultimate in towing stability and smooth ride.
  •  Free build consultation with every trailer purchase. We would be excited to answer any questions or concerns that you may have pertaining to Tiny House Trailers, design and your future Tiny House Build.




Please call or email to discuss what size trailer you would need. Please tell Andrew, Janet sent you, if you contact him directly.

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Container Homes Safe Room Designs

In Container Homes, Safe Room Designs by Janet Thome0 Comments

Now Offering Container Homes: Shipped Nationwide

Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins is now offering container homes through Safe Room Designs. They can be built on wheels are Modular. Shipping containers have been used for everything from urban farms to off-the-grid getaways and all-in-one pools. Made from the thousands of surplus containers that sit on docks around the world, these homes can be an eco-friendly alternative to traditional building materials.

Discount Code TPCC $ 500.00

Shipping container die-hards also love their durability and, in some cases, their portability—although this can cost a lot of time and money. And while there are plenty of DIY plans out there, it can be hard to devote the time to transforming a utilitarian box of steel into a cozy abode.
Luckily, Safe Room Designs builds and sells shipping container homes—some are even available on Ebay—that can be delivered and assembled in as little as a few days. Some containers are not single units and require a contractor to assemble the the structures to put the containers in Place. Safe Room Designs works with your local contractor and architect to help give them a container kit to build your dream home. Containers typically come in two sizes, either 20 feet by 8 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet. The smaller of the two equals about 160 square feet of living space, whereas the larger container gets you 320 square feet. That’s tiny home living at its smallest, so Safe Room Designs will also combine containers to create bigger models.

Why Shipping Container Housing is a Super-Hot Trend

Whether you’re looking for an intimate beachfront getaway, a compact urban abode or a larger, sprawling home on the open range, you may be able to find the perfect fit with shipping container housing. Once considered undesirable housing units for those who simply couldn’t afford the traditional brick and mortar option, storage container houses have become the hot new trend for, well, just about anyone.
ISO Container Homes Explained
While shipping containers are constructed to be used again and again, many eventually fall into disuse and end up sitting around the ports in China, northern Europe and the United States.

It is reported that an estimated 17 to 20 million of these ISO containers are peppered across the globe at any given time, with as many as 1 million of them simply sitting around taking up space.

Modern shipping container home.
Discount Code TPCC $ 500.00
Shipping Container Homes – Plans
If you do want to move forward with a shipping container home from Safe Room Designs, we have several plan options. One is to allow us to be your builders and offer prefabricated container homes from our designs. Safe room Designs can be found online at Safe Room or , and our expertise is invaluable. We can supply container home plans or you can customize your own plans with specific options tailored to your specific needs. Whatever option you choose from, make sure that it is one that you will be happy with. This will be your dream home for many generations.
Discount Code TPCC $ 500.00
Permits and approvals vary from location to location and even with traditional construction, this part of the home building process is frustrating. Add in the shipping container aspect and you’re bound to be greeted with an extra layer or two of red tape. Make sure to check with your local zoning office. You want to make sure that there are no restrictions on container housing, this will help make your container project a smooth process.
Shipping Container Homes – Cost

While storage container houses run the gamut from Spartan and small to glamorous and architecturally significant, in terms of comparing the cost to standard building practices, shipping container homes cost less.

Shipping container housing can run more expensive than traditional construction, however, Safe Room Designs has all the experience. Our construction team can build the house to the level of design and decoration that you require for your home.

You also need to keep in mind the cost of the land and any necessary permits to ensure your shipping container housing project is approved and built following local regulations.

One final tidbit to keep in mind is the attention you’re sure to get. With a shipping container home, you’ll be in the thick of an eco-happy trend that can be as earth-friendly and economical as it is just plain cool.

Safe Room Designs Offers Brand New Container Homes


Discount Code TPCC $ 500.00


  • Container Pools
  • Aquarium Pools
  • Sleeping Pods
  • Tiny Homes
  • Custom Orders
  • Solar Package

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New Cottage Series The Glenwood

In 400 Square Feet Cabin, The Glenwood, Two Bedroom by Janet Thome0 Comments

Adding New Builders To Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins

After five years, I have decided to add more builders and different types of tiny homes, including ADUs, Modular Homes, trailers, shells and Container homes to my website to help serve everyone’s needs. I will be a consultant to help people when they call to better guide them in the area they live in.  I am also going to be writing more about communities, especially ones where you can buy the land.  I am not adding on to the retail prices and we be offering a discount code whenever it is possible.

I am excited to share a line of park model cottages that are 400 square feet. I am starting with my favorite, The Glenwood.  This cottage can be built in less than three months and are manufactured in Alabama.

Financing is available up to 23 years and they are RVIA certified.

Cottage Series  The Glenwood Two Bedrooms No Loft. Starts At $ 61, 750

Special Discount For Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins Customer: CODE TPCC Take $500.00 off retail price.

The Glenwood is strongly focused on privacy. A private bedroom with ample storage on both ends of the home is perfect for double couples or roommates. The large living space between the two bedrooms is an excellent gathering area with plenty of room to get comfortable.

This model home combines a warm rustic comfort with a modern and stylish aesthetic. The mirrored bedrooms offer a quiet escape in the comfort of your own private corner of the home. This floor plan features upscale interior finishes and vaulted ceilings with recessed lighting throughout the home creating an open environment and spacious gathering area within the dining and living areas.

The Glenwood features a 9000BTU Air Handler to keep your home comfortable all year. The master bedroom comes standard with beautiful, large barn doors on the closets as well as a stunning wardrobe cabinet. This model takes the modern rustic feel to a new level of luxury.

Standard Features

  • 1.6 Ft Over Range Microwave
  • 18 Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator with Ice
  • 20-Gallon Low-Boy Electric Water Heater
  • 30″ Electric Smooth-Top Range
  • Barn Doors and Wardrobe Cabinet in Master Bedroom
  • Corrugated Tin Outdoor Feature
  • Durable 29-Gauge Metal Roof
  • Solid Wood Custom Cabinets and Doors
  • Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink with Spring Faucet
  • Treated Vinyl Windows

Premium Options

  • 4” Stack Washer/Dryer Combo
  • And Many More!
  • Built-In Bed and Nightstands in Bedroom (Queen)
  • Eemax On-Demand Tankless Water Heater
  • Exterior French Door with Blinds
  • Gas Range
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Rinnai Tankless Exterior LP Gas Water Heater With Cover
  • Stainless Appliance Upgrade Package
  • Stainless Steel Farm Sink

Features and Options

Each of our cottage models come with certain standard features. You can customize interior features by determining color for flooring, walls, woodwork and counter tops. Exterior color options for siding and roofing are also available.

Special Discount For Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins Customer: CODE TPCC Take $500.00 off retail price.

Call or email to learn more about ordering The Glenwood.

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LA Gives Green Light To Moveable Tiny Homes As ADUs

In Building Codes, Moveable Tiny Homes by Janet Thome

Announcement from Dan Fitzpatrick, Tiny Home Industry Association, (THIA ) President

Fabulous news from LA. The City of Los Angeles has given the Green Light to Movable Tiny Homes as ADUs!
The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance has been APPROVED today by the LA City Council. This ordinance permits Movable Tiny Houses as permissible and permanently habitable accessory dwelling units (ADU). The ordinance becomes law in time for Christmas!



Suffice it to say that, now that the nation’s 2nd largest city recognizes Movable Tiny Homes as habitable ADU’s, it will go a long way in providing a model for other cities around the country.
Thank you to American Tiny House Association (ATHA) and Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA) and a special thanks to Tessa Baker of Los Angeles Co-built Homes (LATCH) that did the early groundwork with LA elected officials.

LA 2019-12-5 ADU Ordinance R19-0408


A special thanks to Dan Fitzpatrick, the President of THIA and Director Of Government Relations for being at the forefront of forging pathways for permissible and permanent for tiny homes as dwellings! 

Aberrant Creative Casting Call

In Off The Grid, TV Shows by Janet Thome

Aberrant Creative in Los Angeles

Aberrant Creative

US or Canadian Families

Aberrant Creative, a  Major TV Network is casting a new show  where they will  follow a U.S. or Canadian families with kids ( ideally teens)  who dream of leaving the rat race and live life on their own terms, even  for perhaps just a trial period. Think modern day Swiss Family Robinson :).  They  are looking for adventurous and outgoing families with plans or even just dreams for magical off-grid home builds.  It can be a mud home or a multi-million dollar project! This is not a typical home show, as it will follow the challenge of the remote build and the transition to a new way of living.

This could catapult a family to international levels and give a family the ability to influence millions of other families.

About Aberrant Creative

Aberrant Creative is a boutique casting and production services company with a focus on scripted and unscripted TV, digital, branded, and commercial projects. The company was founded by Matt Shelley and Francine Dauw, a team with 20+ years of experience in story development, casting, field production, and editorial across multiple formats. They have worked in various capacities on a wide range of projects for Netflix, Hulu, Vice, MTV, TLC, Food Network, Discovery, Lifetime, NatGeo, Animal Planet, and Vh1, as well as dozens of other high-profile digital and branded clients throughout the USA and internationally. Aberrant Creative is committed to raising the bar when approaching casting and production, challenging norms and thinking outside the box to bring the client’s creative vision to life.

More Casting  Opportunities

There are more casting opportunities with Aberrant Creative, including one of my favorite subjects, Dogs!


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Contact JP Lean For More Details If You Would Like To Be Featured Or Can Recommend A Family

JP McLean
Casting Producer

Aberrant Creative
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The Pines RV Community

In Texas RV Rental Lots, Tiny House Community, Uncategorized by Janet Thome

Tiny Home Friendly in Azle, Texas

The Pines RV Community has a designated tiny home phase. They are offering an escape from normal RV living. The community is situated among old growth trees and is close to downtown Fort Worth, and the DFW Airport.

As soon as you pull into the entrance to the Pines, you’ll feel like you have arrived at a very special place. Decades old pine trees line the entrance to the community like friends welcoming you home after a long journey.

You’ll feel your tension ease and the stress of the day melt away as you wind though the trees to that place in the woods you now call home. Whether you plan to stay a week or even longer you’ll appreciate the difference between The Pines RV Community and “normal “RV Living. Come see for yourself. The community is spread out on 18 acres.

  • Large Wooded Lots
  • Dog Friendly
  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Free Water And Wifi
  • Cookout And Horseshoe Pits
  • Gated community
  • Spacious sites
  • Laundry And Showers
  • True Community Feel


Phase 1 has 3 tier levels of RV Sites. All Prices include Water, Sewer, Trash, Wifi and up to $50 per month of Electric use.

Phase 2 will be underway in January of 2020 With and additional 30 Heavily wooded sites

Tier 1 Sites $425 Per month

Tier 2 Sites $450 Per month

The Pines RV Community 5001 Knob Hill Rd, Azle, TX 76020


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Movable Tiny Homes Get The Green Light In San Diego

In Building Codes, Live Legally, Moveable Tiny Homes by Janet Thome

Allowed As A Backyard ADU

San Diego, California is following the lead of Fresno and San Luis Obispo, to allow moveable tiny homes as permissible and permanent living in backyards thanks to the hard work of the Tiny Home Industry Association ( THIA)  and the American Tiny House Association ( ATHA) .

We owe a special thanks to Dan Fizpatrick-the Director of Government Relations for both THIA and ATHA. Other municipalities are  considering the option include Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland and Humboldt County.

Dan Fitzpatrick Worked With The San Diego City Council

San Diego

Dan says” This is a week of good news in tiny house land! For the past several months ATHA and THIA have been working with the San Diego City Council and staff to legalize movable tiny houses as ADUs. As you may recall, I had the opportunity, several months ago, to present to the Council on the wisdom of including movable tiny houses as ADUs.
Today the Land Use and Housing council committee voted unanimously to direct City Attorney to draft an amendment to San Diego’s municipal code that would allow movable tiny houses as ADU’s. ”

Moveable Tiny Homes: Not Your Average Trailer

While movable tiny houses have wheels, city officials said, they aren’t like a conventional trailer or recreational vehicle. Instead, they are built like a traditional home, with interior space geared for daily living.

The committee voted unanimously to direct City Attorney Mara Elliott to draft an amendment to San Diego’s municipal code that would allow movable tiny houses as long as property owners adhere to a long list of restrictions and requirements.

Proposed Regulations For Tiny Homes 150 to 430 Square Feet

  • Fire resistant roofs
  • Connected to sewer, water, electricity
  • No short term rentals-no fewer than 30 days
  • Registered at the DMV
  • Wheels stay on
  • Property owners do NOT have supply a parking spot

Benefits Of A Moveable Tiny Home As A Backyard ADU

  • Encouraging multi-generational housing
  • Seniors can age in place
  • Extra income for homeowners
  • A solution to affordable housing
  • A homeowner can participate in rent control
  • Alternative to a dorm
  • Alternative to the high cost of Assisted Living
  • Faster to complete compared to a granny flat

Approval Expected By Early 2020

Sherman said he expects the committee to vote on the municipal code change allowing tiny houses by the end of the year. The full City Council is expected to approve the new policy in early 2020.

San Diego Housing Panel OKs Moveable Tiny Homes As A New Low Cost Option

Related: Jurisdictions Allowing Moveable Tiny Homes

Related: County Introduces Pre Approved ADU Plans

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