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258 Sq. Ft. Maringotka Modern Wagon Tiny House

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This is a modern version of a traditional wagon tiny house called the Maringotka designed by Miramari Design in Prague.

It’s a wonderful design that you can use to live simply in full-time but you can also use it to build an affordable vacation home or even to create a fun hotel where people can try out alternative living spaces.

Unlike most tiny homes on wheels this one isn’t really made to legally be towed on public roads, although it can quite easily be moved by hiring a company to do it for you.

The modern caravan offers 258 sq. ft. of space inside and Miramari Design offers two different floor plans. When you go inside you’ll find a full kitchen, bathroom, sleeping platform, dining area, and more. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

258 Sq. Ft. Maringotka Modern Wagon Tiny House

258 Sq. Ft. Maringotka Modern Wagon Tiny House

Images © miramari.cz

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Images © miramari.cz

Learn more: http://miramari.cz/new/portfolio/maringotka-na-sumave


  1. http://miramari.cz/new/portfolio/maringotka-na-sumave
  2. http://smallhousebliss.com/2014/04/26/maringotka-miramari-design/

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  • Deadrock
    September 13, 2015, 11:42 am

    Beautiful job. Aside from the fact that it’s too small for full time living (for me, anyway), it’s just about perfect. In a pinch, or gun to my head, I could live comfortably in it for quite a while.

    Too bad it’s not portable. I have a friend in Poland who would save a ton on hotel rooms whenever he takes a weekend trip or a holiday if he could just tote this puppy along.

    And speaking of puppies, my favorite feature is the pooch decal in the shower. Animals are currently the only living things I’d allow to see me naked these days.

    • Eric
      January 8, 2018, 3:18 pm

      Not a biggie to put roadworthy wheels on it so it could be towed on the open road.

  • Kim W
    September 13, 2015, 1:01 pm

    The second floor plan has the shower room opening straight in to the kitchen, which would definitely not work for my family! Otherwise really lovely for people not wanting to move their tiny home.

    • Theo
      September 13, 2015, 8:12 pm

      That would be the toilet, not the shower. And the other floorplan does also. Moving it close to the bed would be much more appropriate.

      • Kim W
        September 14, 2015, 2:03 am

        Hi, Theo, it seems more noticeable on the 2nd floor plan because of the shape of the kitchen! I guess it is a problem in a Tiny House as you need a kitchen and a toilet! With my family, they would need to be as far away as possible!!

      • Sgmaps
        February 19, 2016, 7:12 pm

        In all the floor plans the bathroom is next to the kitchen. First of all unless someone opens the bathroom door or it has a see through glass panel, what is the problem? It is a tiny home after all which you will either be in solo or sharing with one other. With it being a tiny home you had better make sure you are comfortable with the other person if you are sharing it, otherwise tiny homes are not for you.

        • Theo
          February 19, 2016, 7:52 pm

          My personal choice, and probably most, would be to NOT have the toilet so close to the kitchen area, unless absolutely necessary.

  • Brian
    September 13, 2015, 1:27 pm

    Great design choices and would make a tremendous permanent accommodation for guests or one or two people long term. Love the sliding louvre for sun shading. Thanks for sharing and cheers from Australia.

    • Kim P.
      September 14, 2015, 1:18 pm

      I like the this one too and the louvre.

  • kristina nadreau
    September 13, 2015, 3:23 pm

    I like the design

  • Juli Baracy Griswold
    September 13, 2015, 4:56 pm

    I love everything about this home!!!!!its all I want/need!!!

  • Valerie
    September 13, 2015, 5:59 pm

    I like the floor plan but it is too modern for me.

    • Eric
      January 8, 2018, 3:20 pm

      Just remember that everything old was once modern as well.

  • Marsha Cowan
    September 13, 2015, 7:12 pm


  • Athena
    September 13, 2015, 10:12 pm

    Sooo wish that the folk who are too timid of heart to live in Tiny Houses wouldn’t say things like:
    ” In a pinch, or gun to my head, I could live comfortably in it for quite a while.”
    That’s so disrespectful to other folk’s dreams….if you don’t have positive things to say….just resist the urge to post at all.

    • Deadrock
      October 17, 2015, 2:31 pm

      Seems to me it’s “timid” people who can’t work up the nerve to hit “reply” so the people whose comments you don’t approve of might have a chance to defend themselves.

      I only meant that it is so small for my personal needs that I would have to put most of my life on hold and in storage to live there for any length of time. If you re-read my post, you’ll see that I have 99% positive things to say about this little home otherwise. As for being “timid,” that has nothing to do with whether someone believes it is practical to live in a tiny home vs. a “right-sized” home, especially when they are only referring to themselves, not whatever choices other people make. I am going to be building and living in my new small (600sf) home within the next 6 months, and am spending all my savings and moving across country to do it. Timid people rarely do that, methinks.

      Awfully sorry you felt the need to take my comments personally.

      • Michael
        October 18, 2015, 10:26 pm

        Ohh! a little bit “harsh” Athena. Deadrock’s comments seem to me to be self-addressed and slightly humorous. I thought that we were posting our comments on the excellent houses, not on the people who are commenting.

        I see this was designed in Prague. I am a NZ architectural designer who specialises in small house design .. . This home has 3 floor plan options and some good photos…. Fitting differing needs into tiny spaces is always a cultural challenge and depends so much on what we “leave out,” rather than “fit in.” The ablution solution is always a challenge.

        • Deadrock
          October 19, 2015, 12:28 pm

          Thanks for the kind remarks, Michael! And your phrase “ablution solution” made me laugh. I’ll be stealing that, if you don’t mind.

          I’ve seen so many lovely tiny and small house designs coming from down under (should that be capitalized?). I’m especially impressed by the many shipping container homes I’ve seen from there – and so wish it was possible to pick the brains and hire the services of the many Aussie and NZ designers whose work I’ve admired. Alas, the curvature of the earth makes this impractical on many levels, as I am in the U.S. But if you have a website and a gallery of projects you’ve done, I’d love to see your work….

        • Eric
          February 20, 2016, 5:06 am

          Totally agree. To Athena: I thought Deadrock’s comments were taking the piss. (Kiwi slang expression folks, and YES moi is a Kiwi)

          And yes Deadrock the convention is in fact Down Under. But like all things there is no absolute hard and fast rule.

    • kristina nadreau
      May 23, 2016, 3:13 pm

      athena, 2 comments.
      first I believe it is ok to make negative comments when that is your opinion. People pursue their dreams regardless of other people.

      secondly, you will find it is not possible to disagree with Deadrock here. He/she will never allow it and will go on forever to justify their remark

      • Deadrock
        May 26, 2016, 5:32 pm

        Why Nad, didja miss me?

        I’ve been away for a couple of months, getting myself moved cross country to North Carolina, and have only today found the time to check in with the good people at Tinyhouse Talk. What do I find immediately upon re-visiting but the kind-hearted, good-natured, and ever-compassionate KN offering her opinion in her inimitable way – by which I actually mean, cross, cranky and snarky. Good to see that nothing’s changed in my absence.

        • kristina nadreau
          May 26, 2016, 7:57 pm

          Thank you for proving my point!

        • Deadrock
          May 27, 2016, 10:30 am

          You’re very welcome, hon. And thank you for demonstrating your desire to emulate me! As I’m well aware that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I am happy to show my gratitude by letting you respond to my comment with no further reply on my end, cuz I know how much you like having the last word. No need to thank me!

      • Eric
        January 8, 2018, 3:28 pm

        Katrina, with all due respect, I’ve found over considerable time that you are as guilty as anyone of “snarky” comments. And I too have been guilty of said snarky comments. But you know what? The world still rotates. The sun comes up (technically no, but from an earth perspective yes). Life still goes on, well until one shed’s ones mortal coil that is. I hope that for you shedding is a looooong time away.

        • kristina
          January 8, 2018, 7:07 pm

          I made 2 brief comments 3 YEARS ago and you are still negatively commenting on my comments and not the buildings.

          I no longer subscribe to Tiny House Talk because there are other sites where the commentors confine their remarks to the buildings, and avoid the discourteous and silly practice of commenting on other posts, especially to engage in arguments over opinions

  • Andrea Jasso
    September 13, 2015, 10:14 pm

    I love the exterior and clean lines inside, however, the floor plan doesn’t work for me as there is very little flow. I like the mild arch of the roof and ceiling…the main concern for me is the structural design. It doesn’t look very strong and I wonder if it could handle temperatures below 50 degrees. Looks great though.

  • Sondra
    September 15, 2015, 2:39 pm

    What a fantastic home ! I’d need some closet space, but underneath the bed would be great to store clothes and other items !! The bathroom off the kitchen isn’t perfect but I get having running water all in the same area. I’m 5’11 so the window over the sink would need to be higher or bigger, but I love how the frig is hidden in the cabinet, maybe a one drawer dishwasher hidden would be another addition I’d like 😉

    I could live in that home long as I didn’t live in the snow, but dig the sliding louvered door to cover the glass French !! Absolutely brilliant and great for privacy. Speaking of privacy I’d put a cool folding wall or some kind of see through bookshelves to give the bed some privacy.

  • Dayle Obi
    September 27, 2015, 1:15 pm

    Third Floor Plan: move heater to other side of door, put bathroom door on end wall, move sink closer to end wall/door and put toilet in sink place. Then be able to put narrow table with shelves above in kitchen where entry to bath was. Make large bed into twin beds with deep drawers underneath and narrow shelves above. My son is only able to walk short distances so open plan is necessary, moving bath door would be more accessible for him

    • Sgmaps
      February 19, 2016, 7:25 pm

      Your suggestions to modify the placement of the sink/toilet & door in the bathroom are well thought out & would work well whether mobility challenged or not. What do you think of a pocket door if it would fit into the narrow end of the bathroom? The twin beds in the bedroom would give more storage if it is a practical option which I imagine would depend on the number & preferences of the occupants re sleeping.

    • Sandi B
      February 19, 2016, 8:51 pm

      Dayle Obi, I agree with everything you say. The only thing I see is that as narrow as the bath appears to be and to put the door on the end you would need to move the toilet — where would you put the sink? I think a pocket door would be a great option where the outward opening door currently is.

      • Sgmaps
        February 19, 2016, 9:23 pm

        In her comment she did say- put bathroom door on end wall, move sink closer to end wall/door and put toilet in sink place. OK, since the narrow end of the bathroom doesn’t seem to be wide enough for a pocket door, have a regular door. Changing the location of the door, allows for more functional wall space within the bathroom & on the exterior wall which is now an additional kitchen wall.

  • Michael L
    February 20, 2016, 7:12 pm

    I don’t know how I’m going to make it another year until retirement and I can get my tiny house! Every time I think I’ve figured out which one I want, I make the mistake of opening this email! This one, like so many I’ve seen here is great! I could easily see myself living in this home!

  • Michael
    January 8, 2018, 8:48 pm

    I like third floor plan with L-shaped kitchen which avoids narrow feeling. The sliding bar door is a nice feature, too. It provides privacy and protection alt the same tome. I believe they can do it to be loaded on a flat bed trailer but I couldn’t figure out how wide it is.
    It would be nice to learn how much it is.

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