Seattle Home Show Q&A!

Questions and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we were asked at the Seattle Home Show this year:

Photo of "The Rio" tiny house on wheels model.

Q: Which model is this?

A: This is “The Rio” tiny house on wheels (travel trailer) model.

Additional specs:

8.5′ wide, 26′ long

221 square feet

RV certified

Designed by Magellan Architects

Pricing can be found here.

Photo of "The Rio" with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: How big of a truck do you need to move it?

A. 3/4 ton works

Follow-up question:

Q: How much does this model weigh?

A: We haven’t weight it yet (as of 3/4/22) but we are guessing around 14k.

Photo of kitchen inside "The Rio" with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: Where can I put one of these?

A. We’d be happy to help you figure out what’s allowed in your jurisdiction.

Send us an email: info@chnwbuilds.com or check out the resources page on our website, which can be found here.

Photo of "The Rio" and part of the Mini O with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: Where is your workshop located?

A: Marysville, WA

Our exact address is:

4000 88th St NE
Marysville, WA, 98270

Photo of the Mini O with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: I’m interested in possibly buying a Mini-O. Where do I start?

A: CHNW is the manufacturer for Mini-O. Please reach out to the wonderful people at minioffice.co to learn more and place an order.

Photo of the inside of the "Rio" - stairs, kitchen, loft, bar stools, white walls, ceiling fan

Q: Where does the heat come from?

A: It comes from the unit next to the ceiling fan (pictured). This unit is for heat, air conditioning, and dehumidification.

Photo of bathroom inside "The Rio" with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: What kind of toilet is this?

A: This is a flush toilet. Composting toilets are also an option.

Photo of shower of the Rio model

Q: How do you get water to and from the tiny house?

A: Garden hose connection for water in, 3″ RV hook-up to sewer/septic for water out

Photo of loft from "The Rio" model and storage behind bed

Q: Where do you store your clothes?

A: There is quite a bit of storage behind the bed in the loft.

Q: What size bed is in the loft?

A: Queen size

Photo of media/living space  inside "The Rio" with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: How do you get power to the house?

A: 50 amp RV Plug

Photo of exterior of The Rio showing a large window

Q: Is this house made from a shipping container?

A. No, we built it from the bottom up, using wood.

Photo of interior of "The Rio" showing stairs, combo washer/dryer unit, kitchen, bathroom

Q: Is there storage underneath the stairs?

A: Yes. All of the space beneath the stairs, aside from the washer/dryer combo and refrigerator, is storage.

Photo of washer/dryer combo inside "The Rio" with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: Is this a washer/dryer combo?

A: Why, yes it is!

Photo of wall, window, and tv inside "The Rio" with Q&A from Seattle Home Show, shown originally on CHNW's Instagram stories

Q: What are the panels on the walls made of?

A: Plywood that we painted white.

Photo of view of the inside of the Rio standing from the perspective of the bathroom

Q: How long has your company been around?

A: About 6 years!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at the Seattle Home Show! Missed the show this year, but would still like to check out the Magellan series THOW and Mini O backyard office? Contact us today to set up an appointment!