People Are Turning Home Depot Tuff Sheds Into Affordable Two-Story Tiny Homes

A two-story house is not an affordable investment, but what if there was a budget-friendly alternative for it? People have started to invest in prefab sheds and turned them into cozy homes, large enough for a small family.
These prefab sheds don’t cost a lot, can be transformed easily into a home and they are available to purchase from Home Depot.
The Tuff Shed TR-1600 is among the most popular choices and be converted into a tiny house with a little bit of creativity.
The price of the shed varies depending on its size and is among $13,000 and $24,000 but is still much cheaper than a home built from scratch.
The Tuff Shed TR-1600 has the first floor with 8-foot-high floors, a fully usable second floor, and interior stairs. The best part is that each tiny home can be customized according to your needs and you can even install a front porch for extra space.
This means that this shed can instantly become a vacation home, holiday rental, or a permanent home for you and your family.

 

You can live in a TWO STORY Home Depot Tuff Shed to house Conversion

55 Responses to “People Are Turning Home Depot Tuff Sheds Into Affordable Two-Story Tiny Homes”

  1. Jamy vandergriff says:

    Please send me more info. No phone calls please.
    Catalog?

  2. Barbara Siepker says:

    Could the insides be shown??

    • Susan says:

      click on the you tube box above the gray/white two story shed with the front porch etc. That is a video of the inside

  3. Kellie Schroeder says:

    Very interested….

  4. Saul wasswa says:

    Nice.

  5. Leonard Cross says:

    Nice

  6. Kirsten Flowers says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea. I would do this myself.

  7. Mike Halligan says:

    I live in Spokane Washington. Please send me some information on these shelds. And where 2 buy them. Or message me 509 216 4379.Have a bless day. Mike Halligan

  8. Jeff Dewit says:

    can you build and deliver to prince rupert. And how much would that cost? Just curious. This would be awesome to have.

  9. Holly says:

    Interested in pricing

  10. Kay says:

    I am interested in the shed / tiny homes

  11. Lisa says:

    How would you do the bathroom bedrooms living room and kitchen all in that place that small

  12. Tracy says:

    Interested in investing

  13. DENNIS PEZANETTO says:

    This looks great and a lot cheaper. I do like and hope takes off greatly.

  14. Heidi Piltz says:

    Don’t you have hurricanes down in Texas? This thing will be matchsticks after the first good storm. Building codes exist for a reason. Sorry – looks great, and would probably be good for a studio you can exit in a hurry, but not as a primary residence for sure.

    • Esther says:

      In one of the articles I read about this house, they made sure that the shed home was up to code and set in a concrete base to help resolve this issue.

    • Lori says:

      Texas is very big. Hurricanes only exist in a small portion of the state. And you always build to code. Always. No one is talking about just plopping down a shed & living in it without proper code & permits.

    • David says:

      Tuff Sheds are built stronger than Manufactured homes. They are as strong as the foundation you put them on. They meet all IBC standards for use as an ADU. Other than the cheap doors and windows they use and the factory LP siding they are great little units. Floors will probably need beefed up to take out the bounce but try building from scratch, using a contractor, and you will find the value. Always check with local codes but Tuff sheds are rated for anything the Northwest has to offer and we are required to comply with codes that don’t even seem relevant to our area (like roofs need ing to be able to handle rediculous snow loads and wind speeds).

  15. sandra reece says:

    very interested in this

  16. Linda says:

    This is great I’d live in one what’s the process

  17. K Ellis says:

    Some people have no idea how to build anything and what it will stand up to . Lmao . Building 16 ft wide with 2×10 no ! 2×12 for any span over 12 ft. No bounce . Great building other than that

  18. Barry says:

    My wife and I live in the TR-1600 with the aqua door pictured above. I’d like to respond to a couple of the posts here.

    K. Ellis – our Tuff Shed home is constructed with 2×6 stud walls, and 2×12 joists under both floors.

    Heidi Pilots – our home exceeds the 2015 International Building Code. It’s built better than many homes in subdivisions.We had it built to withstand the minor earthquakes the we of occasionally have, and higher winds as well.

    Lisa – we have two large rooms – 1 up and 1 down. Our living room, kitchen, pantry, and a half bath are downstairs. Upstairs is a large bedroom and a full bath.

    To everyone else, thanks for your interest and kind words!

  19. Pegyg says:

    Barry, how did you go about getting a building permit from your local authorities. Also I cannot find a place to order or even get a price on these. Can you help me out there?

    Much appreciated,

    Peggy

  20. Mike says:

    I’m interested. How do I get more information. Thank you.

  21. Carla aguilar says:

    How do u apply for this

  22. Anna Lindsey says:

    I’d like more info please

  23. Matthew says:

    You can fantasy build at tuffshed’s website

    I built a few while I was a sub for tuffshed. Solid builds. Just a shell. You will need a solid foundation, they can also be anchored direct to a slab.

    I love the TB1600, but realistically if you are running electric, plumbing, hvac, my preference is a single-story ranch. Go bigger with a single story and it’s easier to get pipes/power into walls after they are sheetrocked.

  24. Matthew says:

    I built these for a few years as a sub. Now I am a commercial elwctrician so I see current stick-built homes.

    We’re in tornado alley so I get the concern. These are solid builds. I have done some direct-anchored to slabs. Standard sheds do not always require anchoring per city code, but in tornado areas these hold up well. We don’t do the two stories in KS, probably a good idea. They’re solid though, I laugh when people mention code… with the crap that passes code minimums, I have no issue with a tuff shed. Particularly the premium pro level… not so much with the sundance/garden shed build level.

    We don’t do TR-1600s here, but the story and a half barns I did had good solid bones. Often used as lake houses or hunting cabins.

  25. Denise says:

    Is 13 to 24 grand the price for just the shed? And then you have to finish it yourself? Does not seem to be a good deal. You would have to put too much money into it. Cute though.

  26. Mary Frym says:

    I’m in a wheelchair and would possibly like to see if this could be done for me a one level please

  27. S Mickelson says:

    But will it pass inspection?

  28. R Misra says:

    Are these available in Canada

  29. Tarnelia says:

    Great Job!!! Do you have inside picture. What’s the sq. ft?

  30. Lee hendrix says:

    You can build a container home much cheaper

  31. Diana MEP says:

    I find these fascinating but nobody ever talks about where you put these sheds. Are there subdivisions with lots for them? What about garages? Who do you get to build the interior? I’m a woman who lives alone and don’t have the skills to do any kind of interior construction. In the end, I’m concerned doing everything à la carte by hiring contractors will be just as or more expensive than buying a small starter home with less hassle and stress.I’d love to make one of these work but not sure how to do that.

  32. Tony says:

    I would like a brochure to place a order…thank you

  33. Shirley naska says:

    Pictures of Inside

  34. Carol Stafford says:

    Would be nice to see the insides The outsides are adorable

  35. Curtis says:

    Information please

  36. Roger Currier Jr says:

    Tuff shed has discontinued this product

  37. Monalisa says:

    It is on home depot website, on the the site search box type in 2 storyTuff Shed, I looked at it on their site.

  38. Tim Tomson says:

    It says right in the title of the article that they are from Home Depot. Is that too tough to figure out?

  39. Tim Tomson says:

    The title tells you very plainly that you can get them from Home Depot. Why should somebody send you a catalog?

  40. Shannon Acker says:

    Why is this still being posted when these are no.longer available?

  41. Monique says:

    This is absolutely awesome!
    Can you please tell me where I can find the catalog or order information? I’ve been searching for a while.

  42. Jenn says:

    Are these still available for purchase? I can’t find them on the website. TIA

  43. Theresa Anderson says:

    Please tell me where I can purchase? I can’t seem to find this for sale anywhere.

    Thanks

  44. Mrs. Davis says:

    In the article above, it gives the model number of this particular shed, as well as says the brand, “Tuff Shed” is available at The Home Depot. The Home Depot actually has many sizes and styles available and the one in this article, to date, has been their most popular model, often selling out.

  45. Jesse says:

    I would be interested in a couple of things.
    -Info on getting it to good any lessons learned.
    -you put in a cement foundation could you send me details.
    I live in Florida and I will need all the info I can get to get it approved. Thanks Jesse

  46. Chris Hedick says:

    What’s the cost of build (foundation, hookups, sheds built out)?

  47. Karen Judd says:

    Unfortunately Home Depot does not build these anymore. We looked into it. We ended up going to a local shed dealer and purchased a similar one through them.

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