1046 W Hildebrand didn't intend to have a tiny house come to stay in the small car lot behind his auto shop. He meant it to be a Bed and Breakfast rental cabin on the Blanco or a small home for a relative. But instead it sits and waits for its next owner.
When he had it built he thought about how his property on the Blanco River had a tendency to flood so he paid the extra money to have Superior Park Model Homes put the one bedroom cabin on a trailer. To its builder and current owner it is a "park model" home, a species of small mobile home that is small enough to fit in a RV resort space and meant to stay put.
Tumbleweed Homes and advocated by the popular website, Tiny House Living. Tiny houses can be used as guest housing, for an office or as one's primary residence. In many places you can park them in your back yard, though you'd have to check your local ordinances. I think in San Antonio that living in an RV on a driveway is not allowed but if you were to park it in your back yard who would know?
This cabin has a small bedroom with closet, a shower and commode. It has a small refrigerator, a sink and a cook stove. I didn't get pictures of the kitchen area so I don't remember if it has an oven.
If you are interested in tiny houses in addition to Tumbleweed homes check out these builders: Texas Tiny Houses in Luling which features salvaged building components from Discovery Architectural Antiques in Gonzales, Little House on the Trailer, Martin House Company LLC, and Cabin Fever,
Lots of people are looking at this post this month. I drive by Mr. Malin's shop all the time and this little fellow is still there. I haven't been inside since I took the pictures. I imagine it has been straightened up a bit since I first posted this. I must admit it puzzles me why it hasn't sold yet.
It still hasn't sold.
It did eventually sell or at least it was moved off the lot. After that Mr. Malin's shop itself was sold. I think it sold some time in 2012.