Our First Tiny House Featuring A Staircase Goes On Sale!

The McG Loft (formerly known as ‘The Staircase House’) is one of a very small number of tiny homes to contain a staircase.


Our main aim with this home was to create a micro home with increased accessibility and to eliminate the need for ladders to reach the sleeping loft.  We think we’ve been quite sucessful in creating a design that both satisfies our inital objectives and at the same time is as functional as our existing homes. On top of that, its our most modern interior design.

So what exactly did we manage to fit into a space that’s just 8′-4″ wide by 20′ in length? A living/dining area, kitchen, bathroom, sleeping loft, a staircase with storage both in the steps (for your latest books – 50 Shades of Grey anyone? No? Us neither.) and underneath (for larger items), another storage area measuring 3′ x 7′. Oh, and of course a cute little porch.  The stairs are perfect for when you’ve had just one too many (or several too many), and climbing a ladder suddenly becomes a task akin to free solo rock climbing.


The McG is also small enough so that when assembled onto a 2′ high american utility trailer it will have an overall height less than the 13′-6″ maximum height regulations found in most American States.

The plans contain 34 pages and are packed with the pertinent information required to build your very own home.  If you have any questions regarding this home don’t hesitate to get into contact by either emailing us at info@humble-homes.com, or filling out our contact form


Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

    1. Hey Alexis – the house has some space for clothing at the foot of the bed. You could also use the space under the stairs, it just depends how much space you need for you clothes!

  1. I have a family of four, so I would like to make the 1st landing into a bunk, and then extend the loft for a second bed, with a closet separating it. Leave the stain area open for circulation and light?

    1. Brian – that sounds like a great idea! You can fit quite a lot into these tiny houses; I think a lot of it is just down to good arrangement of spaces that are suitable to your needs and preferences.

  2. Is there a way to estimate the cost to build this? There’s a website http://www.homeplans.com that provides a cost estimator (here’s an example from one of their smallest designs http://www.homeplans.com/plan-detail/HOMEPW75242/right-sized-getaway). Do you have info from any of your customers on what it cost to build? I know it varies by what part of the country and what kind of finish, but a ballpark would work. Thanks. I love your more accessible models (stairs instead of ladders and downstairs bedrooms) and am probably going to do this as soon as I sell my house & buy some land.