84 Lumber's Tiny House program revamps housing design
May 30, 2018 | 11:43 am CDT
EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. - 84 Lumber's Tiny Living program has revamped one of its tiny houses to better accommodate the needs of customers who choose to lead a minimalistic lifestyle. The company’s Degsy model, a contemporary, single-level structure, was recently enhanced to include additional storage, custom elements, and more living space. 
At 160 square feet, the Degsy boasts the essential amenities of a full-size house in an open, modern space. It features oversized windows, high ceilings, solid wood floors, a larger bathroom with a water-efficient shower, an open floorplan, a raised kitchen with butcher-block countertop and built in cutting board, an Energy Star refrigerator, and an island for additional food-prep space. 
“We really focused on storage in the newly designed Degsy,” says Thom Kuntz, 84 Lumber's director of merchandising and head of the Tiny Living program. “The new layout is designed to provide [storage] while also ensuring occupants have enough space to be comfortable and do different activities.”
Since 2016, 84 Lumber’s Tiny Living program has attracted more than 20,000 visitors to its tiny houses at outings across the country. In addition to the Degsy, the company’s other models include the beach-style Shonsie, the rustic-style Countrysid,e and the cabin-style Roving. While not on the road, all four houses are based at 84 Lumber’s Team Headquarters in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, where they are open to the public Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is a privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country.

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