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Tony’s Caravan Tiny House by Hornby Island Caravans

I’ve been wanting to show you Tony’s tiny house by Hornby Island Caravans for a while.

The bath house is separate (you can see it to the left) which has a:

  • composting toilet,
  • washer/dryer
  • and storage inside.

How’d you like living in a simple little cabin on wheels like this?

Tony’s Caravan Tiny House

© Hornby Island Caravans

© Hornby Island Caravans

Enjoy the rest of this awesome tiny house by Hornby Island Caravans (and watch the video tour, too) below:

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Interior with Space for Working, Dining and Cooking

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Built in Custom Bookshelves

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I also love the storage built right into the desk so you can put everything out of sight.

Simple Bedroom

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Built In Steps to the Bed by the Mud Room

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Wardrobe Closet

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Kitchen and Fireplace Area

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Kitchen Sink and Dining

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Kitchen View

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The open shelving helps keep it all look and feel more open and spacious, doesn’t it?

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Deep Drawers for Storage in the Kitchen

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Video Tour of Tony’s Hornby Island Caravan

More Details/Features

  • Kitchen with small oven and double sink
  • Half moon lazy susan in corner cabinet
  • Fit counter tops
  • Open Shelving with Driftwood supports
  • Hot water heater built into bench in the kitchen
  • Pine tongue and groove on the walls and ceiling inside
  • Cedar shingle siding outside
  • Bamboo flooring inside
  • Measures 26′ x 10′
  • Approximately 250 sq. ft.
  • Built on dual axle utility trailer

Go to the Hornby Island Caravans official website for more info and if you want to get in touch with them to have them build your next micro home? You can also follow them on Facebook here.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!




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  • jerryd March 5, 2014, 8:14 am

    Ah to live where good wood is cheap!! Or live where it’s 80F this afternoon has been one of my big problems. I picked 80F!!

    A beautiful unit in near every way. Just why couldn’t they put a bathroom inside?

    A far better roof design if you want to travel vs the normal too high TH’s on wheels.

    Interior furniture, etc done very well. I wish more TH’s on wheels would be more like this one, easier, cheaper to build and far easier to tow.

  • Linda March 5, 2014, 5:39 pm

    Okay, so where’s the crapper and the shower? Do you crap all over the forest and bathe in the river? Where’s the river?

    • Sue T. March 5, 2014, 6:05 pm

      Description mentions that the bathroom, laundry and storage are in the smaller building. That said – I have no desire to go traipsing back and forth to use the bathroom. I know many people have had “visitors” like bobcats that I frankly don’t want to meet up with at any time of day or night.

    • tah March 5, 2014, 6:27 pm

      Did you not bother to read the article? Just above the first picture you will see this:

      “The bath house is separate (you can see it to the left) which has a:

      composting toilet,
      washer/dryer
      and storage inside.”

    • sally March 5, 2014, 6:34 pm

      Wow, Linda, did you read the opening lines? 🙂
      The other structure has all kinds of luxury items, like a toilet. No need for hysteria about soiling the environment with poop. I think its great that he confined all the watery stuff in another building. Lovely living in that caravan, and the bed solves the loft problem.

      • Paul December 8, 2014, 4:13 pm

        Methinks many people, myself included, skip the words and look at the pictures. For myself, I then go back and read the words… others obviously don’t, as can be evidenced from the questions that pop up now and again. Sometimes I think people take the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words rather too literally.

  • Mame March 5, 2014, 9:40 pm

    It really is a beautiful and very workable tiny home; so nicely finished off. Just a few comments and may only be very specific to me, but I really do prefer closed kitchen cabinets above — shallow ones, yes, but closed to keep stored items clean. Why use a hot water heater when hot water on demand systems are so popular these days? Also, as with other comments, am not keen on having to go outside just to use a bathroom. And to give the building more of a permanent appearance, it really does need skirting to finish it off — so mostly small things and overall I love it! 🙂

    • Abel Zimmerman Zyl March 8, 2014, 10:52 am

      On demand water heaters are quite a bit more expensive to install than a small tank style. Just depends on your taste… They also are susceptible to freeze damage, depending on your conditions. They also usually require a gas (natural or propane) system for use in a tiny house. The electric on demand water heaters require very large circuits to be effective. The latter are usually impractical for a tiny house.

      I have installed both! And both are good.

      • Mame March 8, 2014, 1:54 pm

        Ah, ty for the reply… and you have some very good reasons why to use a hot water tank 🙂
        I have heard about problems with freezing on-demand systems and one would have to insure super-duper insulation around them… but I was unaware of the greater power requirements.

  • Frank March 6, 2014, 2:22 pm

    Nice over all compromise between space, and simple style. Can one tow such dimensions legally without a Class A license though?

    Having an “outside outhouse” really takes the “towability”/moveability out of the question. Still, no wasted space….I’d rather run a propane stove, and not need to keep cutting wood every day. I like it.

    • Paul December 8, 2014, 4:23 pm

      I saw this some 18 months or so ago on the Hornby Islands website.

      This structure was designed as a permanent structure so towability was never an issue.

      Having grown up in a house with an outside toilet, albeit part of the house structure, where you swung on the door frame to get into the toilet proper in the shortest timeframe possible, needed in the midst of winter, I can say that it isn’t the worst thing to have.

      Running a propane heater for the house might not be a smart move especially if you are a long distance from a refill source. Where the home is situated is in a wooded area and wood is free dollar wise, but certainly not energy/time wise. Also, chopping and cutting helps to keep you fit and healthy.

      Speaking from experience, 4 days cutting and splitting should provide you with enough wood to last a winter. Stacking the wood might take another 4 days. So that leaves you with 357 days in the year to not have to worry about it. Just my inflation adjusted 2 cents worth. : )

  • Glema March 7, 2014, 4:08 am

    I think it’s nice. There are a couple of things I might change and a couple of things I would not have thought of, so it evens out 🙂 Here are a few thoughts that ran through as I inspected it thoroughly. Ok, the changes: I would make the steps to the bed flip up style so out of the way when you don’t need them yet sturdy when you do. Probably have to shorten that top step just a tad to fit up. Then there is space before getting to the bed on the right, small but some, where I would put a wet bath type of floor, a composting toilet, a sm fan for exhaust out the side of the caravan. Then perhaps those half size tavern type doors with some simple walls for privacy. That way I could place a couple of hooks for towel and a robe on the outer walls of the shower. I personally don’t like shingles much especially as I’m driving down the road, I would feel that they would fly off at other drivers. So I would put the other framed in longer board style, cedar siding. Ok, I honestly would not have thought of the pull out half moon drawer style Susan in the cabinets. Great idea. I have seen it before but I would not think of it, so I made a note of it. Thank you. 🙂 I really love the simplistic half moon handle spaces on cabinets and drawers as well! (note) lol simple is wonderful, life outside of home can get too complicated. It’s nice when the sanctuary is simple, easing the mind to wonder happily. Ty for sharing your home with us and ty Alex for yet another fine TH. Happy Trails everyone and may God richly bless each of you.

    • Paul December 8, 2014, 4:36 pm

      Glema, the problem with folding steps to the bed is, if you forget to put them down again then that could be disastrous if you got out of bed and put your foot where the step should have been. Best case scenario is sore part of body where you land and wounded ego. Worst case is fractured skull or the like.

      As this house was designed for a single person where does the privacy issue come in?

  • Brenda March 7, 2014, 1:20 pm

    It is lovely indeed. I have to agree that I would not be a fan of going outside to another building to shower and pee ( been there, done that ) . Other than that it is fabulous. I really like the bed solution as well. My climbing days are over… LOL. (I would have a small step stool instead of the steps for the bed.) Also, having an on demand water heater may free up some room for a wet bath.

  • karen crislip March 7, 2014, 7:03 pm

    only thing is bathroom. love the rest of it. but don’t like the bathroom part?

  • Karen October 24, 2014, 1:51 pm

    Obviously, this would be a bit more complicated to move with the separate bath, but a different way of doing things is always interesting. I would just make the main unit a tad larger, but we all look for different things.

  • Ida October 25, 2014, 3:18 pm

    This is just so pretty. I could live in this, with some book shelves. My commode would fit right next to the bed for nighttime/winter needs, and having the extra space to have all that light, and the rounded roof really speak to me.

  • Boudicca October 25, 2014, 4:08 pm

    I see a lot of wood interiors in these tiny houses. I like wood also but not that much. I am wondering if anyone has determined if wood is lighter than sheet rock interiors.

  • 2BarA October 29, 2014, 12:16 am

    A lovely house with many nice details but I would want a bathroom near the bed.

  • Karen December 8, 2014, 12:50 pm

    Perhaps I should identify myself as Karen R . . .

    This is very nice if one isn’t adverse to trekking outside to visit the bathroom. I wouldn’t go for that, but others might actually prefer the detached bath.

    • Paul December 8, 2014, 4:29 pm

      The advantage of the separate bath, toilet & storage unit is that the main living area doesn’t get overloaded with humidity, nor No 2 smells either.

  • Karen R December 8, 2014, 8:27 pm

    I personally don’t want to make middle-of-the-night treks outside. Doing that is one of my unpleasant childhood memories of camping. But it a great home for those who agree with you. I certainly understand your view.

  • Catherine December 9, 2014, 7:33 pm

    I’ve often wondered what it’d be like to live in a tiny house with composting toilet. Not pleasant, I’m sure.

    Years ago I lived with an outhouse and wouldn’t want those smells inside, so having a separate unit such as this is one solution.

    I’m sure with a bit more thought, something could be done to overcome having to go outside.

    • Alex December 10, 2014, 10:42 am

      I like the idea of an outhouse when living tiny too. Although I’ve used composting toilets before and if used right there’s really no odor.

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