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Family of 4’s 208 Sq. Ft. Pequod Tiny House

This 208 sq. ft. Pequod Tiny House on Wheels is designed and built by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses.

According to their blog post, it’s their most elegant and complex project to date.

It’s a 26′ long, 8’6″ wide, and 13’6″ tall tiny house on wheels designed and built for a family of four who are living tiny in Indiana. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Family of 4’s 208 Sq. Ft. Pequod Tiny House

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Images © Crystal Zull Photography/Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

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The wavy shape helps to maximize interior space inside while giving it a fun and whimsical look and feel.

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The wall panels are structurally insulated panels with a spray foamed stick built roof.

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Images © Crystal Zull Photography/Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

  • Structural Insulated wall panels
  • spray foamed stick framed roof
  • custom milled clear vertical grain Douglas Fir ceiling, kerfed, warped, and twisted to fit the complex three dimensional shape of the roof
  • handmade archtop French Doors and handmade operable arched windows in the lofts
  • solid brass antique porthole windows
  • full size high quality bottom freezer fridge unit
  • custom designed pantry with pull out shelves for canned food storage
  • LG combo washer/dryer
  • 20″ range
  • custom crafted hickory and walnut countertops
  • welded steel catwalk with plexi glass flooring
  • large garden window in the bathroom
  • custom built movable couch and dining table/bench/ottoman sections
  • stairs with integrated storage
  • Burgundy colored metal roof
  • three layered cladding including painted board and batt, clear grain cedar lap siding, cedar shingles, and a custom “schwoopty” shape designed by the customer
  • woodstove package
  • aluminum clad wood windows
  • birch hardwood flooring
  • integrated storage in the loft plenums
  • LED lights throughout
  • an accordian window in the kitchen to access the
  • wrap around fold down deck
  • plentiful closet storage space for two adults and two children
  • outdoor utility closet on rear
  • Nature’s Head composting toilet
  • custom 36×32 shower
  • hidden storage for valuable belongings
  • custom made hardware and trim details

Learn more: http://rockymountaintinyhouses.com/the-pequod-tiny-house/

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  • Bill Burgess July 20, 2015, 5:49 pm

    You have to admit Alex, it’s terrible to be too old to have this movement erupt. So many great Ideas happening all over and the few of us that are too old to participate can just drool wishing we had done the same 50 years ago. This home is another giant step up in their evolution. A class act builder.

    • Charlotte Mo July 20, 2015, 7:08 pm

      Oooo Bill, seriously wrong move assuming Alex is as old as dirt like some of YOU. 🙂 who still know how to macrame owls or make candles from scratch. Oooo.

      • Bill Burgess July 20, 2015, 9:06 pm

        Not “Alex” is OLD Charlotte, I was the one standing on the rocks when they made dirt…He is a gifted whippersnapper and without him, us old people would be even more frustrated.

        • Sally July 21, 2015, 12:42 pm

          Some of us enjoy our macrame owls, Charlotte. And yes, Bill, I’m half dust, too. Alex and Deek and the other youngsters give me hope for the future. I think the internet has helped fuel the TH idea. Before the net opened up the world (remember those days?), innovative people were isolated and looked upon as weirdos. Now at least the weirdos can find each other, and here we are. 🙂
          Interesting point: I volunteer at a seniors’ facility several times a week, and help them use their community internet. Alex’s blog has become very popular there. The houses, school buses and modified trucks remind us of places constructed or adapted in the 60s and 70s.
          Hopefully the cycle will gain strength this time, and impact those blasted building codes that the greedy “Dig Me” 1990s inflicted on the current generation.
          Good day to everyone, weirdos and pioneers..

    • Marcia July 21, 2015, 11:30 am

      I agree – this is adorable, and even at only 45 (and fit and flexible too), I cannot imagine wanting to crawl around that much. I love the walkway.

  • Rue July 20, 2015, 6:08 pm

    Wow! Looks like the Rocky Mountain folks are ready to give Zyl Vardos a run for the money!

    There’s so many wonderful things here I don’t know where to start. The nested dining setup is ingenious. I also really like the simple kitchen setup, and the two-toned countertop.

    And there’s a real closet, with room enough for more than a couple outfits….right next to the laundry. And stairs, with yet more storage.

    Makes sense to put the garden window in the bathroom, too, with the extra moisture there.

    Only thing that gives me shivers is the transparent bridge to the kids’ loft….and only because I’m scared of heights. 😉

    Th

  • Charlotte Mo July 20, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Oh yowser! Reminds me of those weird houses from the 70s in my aunt’s pictures. Too cool! I couldn’t believe the inside was just as great. Just wonderfully expressive. Lucky homeowners!

  • Sally July 20, 2015, 6:39 pm

    Is that house smiling at us? So many creative touches, and a U-shaped kitchen. It looks lived in, but not junky OR sterile. Thanks for posting this, this house made my day. I’m sending this one to all the old hippies on my list.

  • Brenda July 20, 2015, 7:11 pm

    This house is SO fabulous and functional! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, and inspiring me even more after moving into my tiny home!

  • Cindy July 21, 2015, 8:42 am

    Would love for you to forward my name and email. This is the closest tiny house that I may get to see. I live in Central Illinois.

  • Lynnette July 21, 2015, 8:47 am

    Ok. Is it just me thinking that the parents will absolutely have no private personal time together anymore with that sleeping layout? Lol, okay, someone had to say it and of course it would be me. 😀

    • Doris July 21, 2015, 12:17 pm

      I think that is one of those TH issues no one thinks about, until the wee beasties reach a certain age. Creativity to avoid curious little ones can only go so far 🙂

    • Mame July 23, 2015, 4:23 am

      Nope, not just you at all… I was thinking the exact thing as I was viewing the wonderful pictures. That’s about the only thing that would cause me to hold back on this one; it’s a fabulous design, just the lack of privacy gets to me. There also seems the lack of an area to lounge together in, but I suppose the dining table could act as that. The specs mentioned a woodstove and I didn’t see where one would be… I was thinking it would be very tight to put one in. But otherwise, it’s a lovely little tiny house 🙂

  • Janne Zack July 21, 2015, 8:52 am

    Wow. If there were an overall award for unique, functional, creative…etc., like “Best in show” this would be it. I think this will eventually not be enough space for growing children but it is totally amazing. I’d love to see this thing in person!

    And to Bill Burgess (who commented above about being to old to partake in this tiny house movement), I beg to disagree, even if you are wheelchair bound, you are not too old. You don’t need a loft! You may need extra length but that is ok. Keep dreaming!

    • Bill Burgess July 21, 2015, 1:04 pm

      Jane if I ever become single, this would be my first choice as to size, builder and materials. I am sure I could figure a way to have a single bed on the first floor so lofts would only be for grand kids(which I almost never see, although they are talking about leaving Alaska)

    • Kim G February 11, 2016, 11:13 pm

      Well it’s a great stepping stone for the owners to save some money so they can get a bigger house that *will* fit the kiddies. That darned down payment is what often divides the haves from the have-nots when it comes to home-ownership.

  • Ken July 21, 2015, 9:05 am

    Very cool!!
    Looks like a young Marine with a great imagination. The comforter is made of Marine uniforms.

    • dea July 21, 2015, 5:11 pm

      Kudos Ken, my pics are small and blurry on the tablet…was trying to make out the denomination of what looked like service fabrics…that is a such a cool idea (and comforting)! lots of character this home has…Amen!

  • Suzanne July 21, 2015, 9:20 am

    Finally! Some more families of 4! This design is wonderful! It’s feels open and airy and definitely not cramped. I love Rocky Mountain Tiny House Company! I gotta send this to my hubby!

  • Cheryl C July 21, 2015, 9:21 am

    Love the look and the function of the house. Only thing I saw was the swoop of the roof line at the door. All the rain would funnel there. Just try to get in or out during a rainy day without getting drenched.

  • Sharee July 21, 2015, 11:45 am

    I like the catwalk. First floor still seems open to above.

  • Susanne July 21, 2015, 12:27 pm

    Just amazing! Price left out for a reason!!! 🙁

    • Sally July 21, 2015, 8:45 pm

      Somewhere up there in the Facebook responses, someone said the builder would not post the price because of all the nasty comments/trolls. I went to his blog, and he elaborates on his position about people wanting things for free or at cost. It was amazing to see how the Tiny House producers also wanted him to build one in a month’s time for below cost. They should know better.

  • alice h July 21, 2015, 2:01 pm

    Some really smart setups in this one. I particularly like the pullout pantry and the way the bench, table and storage box seating work. If you want more privacy in the sleeping areas it shouldn’t be too difficult to close the lofts off a bit.

  • Cynthia July 21, 2015, 3:29 pm

    This TH is just awesome to me. It seems so well thought out and some of the storage issues for clothes seem to have been thoroughly thought out giving the sleeping quarters more space. I love the plexiglass catwalk as that really gives the feeling of more space. The design adds more space over the lofts which if I could do a loft (can’t anymore) would be most appealing. I love the kitchen and the pantry. Any person who spends any amount of time in a kitchen would really appreciate the pantry. I had a builder/contractor/remodeler tell me he can always tell if the home he is buying to remodel has been a “happy” home because he believes the feelings that have been in that house convey to new owners. Whether that is true or not I don’t know and have my own opinion about that but just from the photos given I say this is a “happy home” Again it looks like this TH has taken into consideration the amount of people, space and needs. I haven’t looked at any interviews or videos but I say “Great Job” to the builder and the family who enjoys living there.

  • Penny Saulmon July 21, 2015, 8:33 pm

    I live in Northern Indiana and I wondered if there where any problems with Parking the home and state regulations, also is it insurable?

  • Patty July 21, 2015, 11:34 pm

    I love the outside best; so creative. Very nice layout and materials inside too. Glad to see someone being realistic about clothes and laundry space. The catwalk is really fun, too. Great job!

  • Theo July 22, 2015, 12:11 am

    Steps up, and no hand rail. That curvy roof must have added to the cost. And someone left the paint shed open to Smurfs again.

    • Charlotte Mo July 22, 2015, 12:35 pm

      Sheesh, Theo, even I know building anything beyond a rectangle with a flat roof adds to “costs.”
      If you’re happy with a house in taupe or gray, that’s your choice. As for the blue, you do know where “Pequod” come from, right? (Hint: maritime blockbuster).
      Sorry if you are uncomfortable with unique and colorful. It’s a fun way to live, and gets you out of the safety zone of “what do other people think of me?” I see that all the time with upscale interior design, people staying neutral instead of expressive because someone might mock their taste. Go Pequodians!!!

      • Theo July 28, 2015, 8:51 pm

        I’ve seen roofs like that before. On very old barns or sheds, where the wood is giving away. A peaked roof would be faster, easier, to construct, probably much stronger, easier to reshingle, and suitable for mounting solar panels. Don’t assume so much, the movie came from the book, which was way better than the , and I read it before the movie was even made. As for color, paint it purple, add yellow shutters, add a red door, and Ill like the looks better than now. It looks to me like they ran out of materials, were too broke to buy more, used different material then ran out of that, and painted it the first color they could find. Light blue would have looked much better. The inside is mostly to my liking, however. I would not have a large window in my bathroom. Anything ‘hand’ or ‘custom’ made is going to be expensive – and most of that you can buy readymade. The steps, small, and slick to a wet bare foot, tricky to navigate in the dark – no handrail, remember? The crossway, is going to get dirty, plexiglass clouds and scratches. Privacy was mentioned previously. And a danger for small children. Yes, it is, no matter what you think, in Turkey a new military family lost a small child when it got loose and went thru a space as small, or smaller, than those on the sides of that walkway. The one story drop killed it. I was just thankful I was there later, and not when it happened. It’s a nice place, but I think the owner paid a ton of money for it, and doesn’t want to admit just how much. I have other issues with it, but I’ll hold those. Oh yes, I would not have a loft bed, I have hated those since I was a kid, and am not about to change my mind now, even a convertable soft, or even a fold up cot, would be preferable. You have a nice day, and watch out for whales.

  • JuDee July 22, 2015, 12:12 am

    I love this TH. Everything about it says comfort and home. I absolutely love the military quilt….made from uniforms!

  • Aley July 22, 2015, 3:41 pm

    This one is a true winner! Love all the natural wood on the counter tops, the clever convertible table, great walk way, and the outside is just perfect, looks very cozy, and inviting. The exterior of this awesome modern tiny house pays homage to the traditional American cottages of antiquity. I’d love one like this for my family. Thanks for sharing

  • Kay July 22, 2015, 6:09 pm

    The inside of this TH is wonderful and I love the way they use every sq inch. However, the outside is a turn off for me, except the deck. That could be put on any TH!

  • Karen R July 23, 2015, 12:34 am

    Murphy bed, Bill! You are NOT too old! Tiny Houses are perfect for seniors.

    • Mame July 23, 2015, 4:34 am

      Yes, Murphy bed or… there is also that wonderful design of a bed sliding out from under a raised platform. I think I like that idea better than the Murphy bed concept. But park model RVs have no trouble putting a good sized bedroom on a 35′ unit, so I don’t see why not in a tiny house on wheels also.

  • Karen R July 23, 2015, 9:18 am

    Mame, I have a problem with getting up from the bed on the floor (although I think those look good) due to knee surgery as a result of an accident, but I agree about the bedroom. My tiny house is 36 1/2′ length, in addition to the 8′ screened porch, and has a bedroom with an additional half bath and bay window. What I often notice is a lack of living space . . .

  • Porcsha S. July 23, 2015, 12:05 pm

    I see the future for this family…they will get another trailer or an additional trailer! When will we see THOW for a family of 4 with teens? These homes are so temporary. I have a 17 year old daughter and know for a fact that NO one can live in close quarters with a teenage girl or girls, I don’t care how well mannered they are!

    • Charlotte Mo July 23, 2015, 2:29 pm

      Your comment is so sad. My aunt made room for me in her tiny apartment when I was 14 and had just lost both my parents. I wasn’t great to be around, but she gave up a lot of her privacy and life to make sure I wound up okay, and I learned respect from her. It works both ways.

  • Porcsha S. July 24, 2015, 11:17 am

    I meant no disrespect. Ma’am your situation is ever so unique and sone thing no child should have to endure. When people say things here you may not understand, it may not pretain to you. As I was referring to my own situation with my daughter and my own behavior towards my mother whom I was young, dumb and myopic. I have a special needs son and she can be so mean to him.

  • Kate August 1, 2015, 11:23 pm

    I looked thru the pixs and kept thinking, “Wow.” Now this packs somethings I hadn’t seen prior.
    The little bay window in which plants can be grown. The inlays for the kitchen. The table setup all compacted. The catwalk from the bed to extra sleeping arrangements and the simple stairs to climb the loft. I believe the builder/designer thought of just about everything.

  • Susanne August 3, 2015, 2:42 am

    I am with you Porcsha! My teenage daughter in a Tiny House?! Only if it’s for herself and no one else!!!! Great idea, I should do that!!!!

  • shelly kutchara November 29, 2015, 11:43 am

    love the roofline. would be great for where I live in mn.

  • Nancy M. November 29, 2015, 4:14 pm

    LOVE THIS! Too old myself for stairs or ladders, but this is very functional, as well as beautiful! Love the dining area — inspiration for doing something like this in my small home which I am about to move into (12×24 with ladder loft for storage and possible guests)! Only negative comment is that there isn’t much LIVING space for four people, so would have to add additional outdoor space for that purpose — something I would be inclined to do, anyway!

  • Michael November 29, 2015, 6:35 pm

    Although its not my style, I like the table and sitting arrangement for dining. Its a great example to save space when not in use.
    Putting bathroom and kitchen at the opposite ends of a tiny house is another great way to shorten length and narrowness. In this case it allows a u-shaped kitchen with generous counter space.

  • KAMAL PAREEK July 19, 2016, 11:44 pm

    great…creation

  • Nanny M July 21, 2016, 1:45 am

    Such a pretty, well designed space for a happy family. I even love the blue exterior.

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