Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn to Tiny House?

Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn to Tiny House?

We put the Classic Manor New Day Cabin next to the log cabin. We are looking at using a New Day Cabin or a Summer Wind to build a Tiny House on a little piece of land we own.

Summer Wind Two Story Barn - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
Summer Wind Two Story Barn

Here are photos of the Summer Wind. The Summer Wind has a barn roof. The model is in front of Home Depot. The model is only 16’ x 16’, but we have figured out some floor plans that would fit.

Summer Wind

The two floor storage barn, with endless uses.

The Summer Wind is a two-story country-style barn that can be used for storage space, office space, recreational space – or all of the above.  Add the 36-inch wide staircase complete with balusters, and the access to the upstairs becomes commonplace.  Two floors of multi-purpose usage for you to design!

Quality Construction

  • 15 Year Warranty
  • Siding: Smart Siding
  • Headroom Height: 8′ First Floor Headroom Height
  • Wall Construction: 2″x4″, 16″ On Center
  • First Floor Construction: 2″x6″ Pressure Treated, 16″ On Center Floor Joists and 4’x4′ PT Runners
  • First Floor Covering: 5/8″ CDX Plywood
  • Second Floor Construction: 2″x10″ Pine, 16″ On Center Floor Joists
  • Second Floor Covering 5/8″ CDX Plywood
  • Pull Down Staircase for access to second floor
  • Windows: (3) 24″x36″ Vinyl Windows with Screens
  • Includes: 48″ wide double door with keyed lock. Your choice of 3 Different Designs at No Charge.
  • Roof and Felt Paper: 25 Year Asphalt Shingle available in Charcoal, Golden Cedar, or Weathered Gray with felt paper.
  • Ventilation: (2) Gable Vents
  • Roof: Gambrel

www.shedsusa.com/products/garages-barns/summer-wind

You can customize your Summer Wind Shed when you order it. Customization lets you choose Shed Style, Size, Roof Style, Features, Trim,  and Upgrades.

Downstairs

There is space under the landing - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
There is space under the landing

This is the downstairs. The double doors are to the right in this photo.

The stairs turn a corner and have a landing. - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
The stairs turn a corner and have a landing.

The stairs take up way more space than we expected.

Downstairs - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
Downstairs

There is not a lot of room at the foot of the stairs without blocking the stairs.

There is room for a kitchen on this wall. - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
There is room for a kitchen on this wall.

At least the way this one is configured, there is plenty of space under the stairs.

 Stairs

The top of the stairs - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
The top of the stairs

The stairs are three feet wide. The tread is pretty shallow on the model. They could be steeper and still be within standards…

The stairs are 3' wide. - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
The stairs are 3′ wide.

Upstairs

Upstairs - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
Upstairs

Upstairs the roof slants in. There is significantly less usable space than the New Day Cabin.

They put a wall around the stairs. - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
They put a wall around the stairs.

They put a wall around the stairs. The walls have to go at an angle like this so that you don’t run into the slanted wall at the top of the stairs.

With the roof and the stairs, there is less room than we hoped. - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
With the roof and the stairs, there is less room than we hoped.

This isn’t as tiny as a lot of Tiny Houses I’ve seen, but for the small difference in price to go to a larger size…

Outside

The front of the Summer Wind barn with the doors closed - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
The front of the Summer Wind barn with the doors closed

The model has double doors. This is an option. It is great if you are using it as a barn, but if you want to turn this into a Tiny House, a normal door will give you more usable wall space inside.

The front of the Summer Wind barn with the doors open - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
The front of the Summer Wind barn with the doors open

Double doors are great if you are using this for storage.

The back of the Summer Wind barn - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
The back of the Summer Wind barn

Other Options

See how much larger the Summer Wind is than any of the other sheds at Home Depot? - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
See how much larger the Summer Wind is than any of the other sheds at Home Depot?

Compared to other Home Depot sheds, this is big. But there are other options.

Sheds USA sells eight different styles of sheds as well as garages and barns. They have Ready Sheds and Val-U Plus sheds. These come the way they come but you can get them fast. They also have Custom Sheds. You can select options to make them the shed you need.

They have a Shed Outlet. You can get one of the model sheds at a discount. They list them on this page: www.shedsusa.com/products/display-shed-outlet/display-shed-outlet-locations

Summer Wind Tiny House Plans

Here are some of the plans we came up with.

Downstairs Plan Options for 16′ x 16′ Summer Wind or New Day Cabin

Downstairs option of a 16' x 16' Summer Wind or New Day Cabin Open, with the table under the stairs - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
Downstairs option of a 16′ x 16′ Summer Wind or New Day Cabin
Open, with the table under the stairs

This has room for a dishwasher! A small table and chairs fits under the stairs if we erase the washer and dryer.

Downstairs option of a 16' x 16' Summer Wind or New Day Cabin This has a front porch and powder room downstairs. - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
Downstairs option of a 16′ x 16′ Summer Wind or New Day Cabin
This has a front porch and powder room downstairs.

This idea has a powder room under the stairs. I would fall down the stairs if I had to get up at night. And there is certainly no need for two baths in such a tiny place.

Upstairs Plan Options for 16′ x 16′ Summer Wind or New Day Cabin

Upstairs option of a 16' x 16' Summer Wind or New Day Cabin - Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
Upstairs option of a 16′ x 16′ Summer Wind or New Day Cabin

This plan has more closet space. There is even room for a small stack-able washer and dryer upstairs.

Upstairs option of a 16' x 16' Summer Wind or New Day Cabin This way a guest could use the bath without walking through the bedroom. ummer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn – Project Small House
Upstairs option of a 16′ x 16′ Summer Wind or New Day Cabin
This way a guest could use the bath without walking through the bedroom.

This way a guest could use the bathroom without going through the bedroom.