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The Amazing Ark Tiny Home by Zyl Vardos

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I’m excited to show you the Ark tiny home by Abel Zimmerman Zyl of Zyl Vardos.

As you might already know, he builds some of the highest quality, one-of-a-kind, artistic tiny houses you can find. And at very reasonable prices too!

Abel’s organization, Zyl Vardos, is a tiny house design/construction company in Olympia, Washington.

After just a glance at the exterior of this little house you can already tell that just about everything is custom-made by hand like an artist. I think you’ll absolutely love it. So please enjoy, share your favorite part about it in the comments, and re-share it with your friends below.

Zyl Vardos Ark Tiny Home on Wheels

The Arc Tiny House on Wheels by Abel Zimmerman Zyl of Zyl Vardos

Images © ZylVardos.com

Interior Sneak Peek of the Arc Whimsical Rounded Windows Curvy Tiny Home Front Door Entrance Awesome Custom Made Windows Funky Windows Curvy Tiny Home on Wheels

Images © ZylVardos.com

Learn more: https://www.zylvardos.com/models-and-pricing

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  • July 8, 2015, 3:49 pm

    I have been following this site for a year and this is about the most spectacular display of design, sculpture and craftsmanship yet!

  • SteveDenver
    July 8, 2015, 3:58 pm

    Went to their site and looked at several other designs they’ve posted. These are jewel boxes infused with craftsmanship, artistry, affection and pride. Impressive and coveted.

  • Hilary
    July 8, 2015, 3:59 pm

    You’re right! Amazing design, detail and flow! When do we get to see the interior?

    • July 8, 2015, 8:42 pm

      I would love to take more photos of the interior… but I haven’t had a chance to make another trip to Oregon, where the house lives. Soon!

  • TXTbone
    July 8, 2015, 4:57 pm

    Love, love, love the design, the copper–not crazy about that red on back
    Yeh–inside pics

  • Michael
    July 8, 2015, 6:32 pm

    As you said amazing. Its not my style at all. However,
    it looks great and has for sure features which are unique for this size of home. For example providing day light at the upper walls is a good feature for cross ventilation and privacy.
    Not cheap for sure.

  • Bev
    July 8, 2015, 6:45 pm

    Quite unique!

  • Catherine Wilson
    July 8, 2015, 8:53 pm

    You are a superb artist Mr Zyl.
    Love your work. Keep it up please.

  • Lisa E.
    July 8, 2015, 8:56 pm

    I bet this model would sell like hot cakes Down Under. I’m always amazed by many of the elements in each Zyl house. the craftsmanship is jaw dropping and gobsmacking! I really love the ‘awning’ over the front door! And what about the curved glass inside… amazing. I love the swooping roof line; pretty amazing in itself and a never ending source of eye candy! Bravo! Another amazing creation! (Still want to see the interior pics when available. Thanks!)

  • Jane
    July 8, 2015, 9:59 pm

    Just love this but the inside makes the Home!

  • Sharon
    July 9, 2015, 12:14 am

    Love his designs and he’s in my backyard. Whoo Hoo!

  • Joanna
    July 9, 2015, 8:39 am

    It reminds me of a bird ready to take flight. Very whimsical~. I love the round windows & the framing around the front door. Would like to see some inside pic!

  • marian
    July 9, 2015, 11:47 am

    please make note of change my email address!!!!!!

    • Alex
      July 9, 2015, 12:33 pm

      Hi Marian! You’ll have to enter your new email here: http://tinyhousenewsletter.com and confirm it (I have to do it that way because so nobody enters in the wrong email or someone else’s email and then thinks we’re spammers!)

  • alice h
    July 9, 2015, 12:37 pm

    Wood art. Deep sigh of contented appreciation. Many arcs make an Ark.

  • Kristin
    July 9, 2015, 6:25 pm

    $80000. It is beautiful, but is this price reasonable?

    • Sara Anderson
      September 19, 2016, 6:36 pm

      Considering the man hours probably used to build this, plus the sheerly beautiful craftmanship poured into it.. I’d say definitely reasonable, as each home is a custom work of art!

  • Larry Schoenemann
    July 10, 2015, 12:25 am

    Neat outside, but I need to see the inside to be really impressed. In short I was disappointed.

  • Susanne
    July 10, 2015, 2:57 am

    Wonderful the craftsmanship is top notch but one of my least favorites … I’d rather buy a Townhouse for 80,000.

  • Elizabeth Rubio
    July 10, 2015, 4:39 pm

    I love Abel Zyl’s work. As for price, I would far rather live in a work of art that a condo.

  • Liz
    July 14, 2015, 11:32 am

    The interior must be awful if no pictures of it were posted. Outside is amazing.

    • August 29, 2015, 2:52 pm

      The interior is wonderful… but I haven’t had a chance to drive all the way out to Oregon to photograph it in detail. I only have a small handful of photos. I am a carpenter first… photographer, second. ; )

  • todd
    November 14, 2015, 5:56 pm

    I am the owner of this house. I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, I have had a great deal of trouble with neighbors complaining to authorities about alleged code violations. It may legally be parked where it is, but nothing on wheels may legally be inhabited here. Believe me, I would like nothing more than to share publicly many shots of the interior, document systems and so on, because it’s gorgeous, highly functional and innovative. But such details, in the hands of those who “won’t tolerate anything unusual in the neighborhood” (their words), would likely be used against me. I won’t risk it. Meanwhile it chews me up to read people complain about the lack of interior shots, as if Abel had something to hide. He certainly doesn’t. If you’re seriously interested to see or discuss privately, Abel can put you in touch with me.

  • anileya
    November 21, 2015, 9:36 am

    gorgeous!! totally shocked how many people are incapable of GOING TO THE WEBSITE TO SEE THE INTERIOR PICS-one can only hope they arent breeding.

  • June 18, 2016, 4:27 pm

    When the Architecture evokes the Organic Forms of the nature….The Door/Window is a real exclusive line of one designe style of high level. It is not easy to build a similar Struttura. Bravo!

  • Shelley solaris
    June 18, 2016, 11:35 pm

    This level of craftsmanship and artistry is rarely seen today. I am deeply impressed. As someone already said, I would rather live in a piece of artwork than a MacMansion or cookie cutter style house. The Ark is a bargain at the asking price. I would order one today if I thought I could legally place it on my land. We need to work together to get building codes, zoning laws changed to allow tiny houses in every community.

    Shelley in Ketchikan

  • Nanny M
    June 19, 2016, 8:52 pm

    Todd , so sorry for your troubles. I hope things work out soon. Liz, it is obvious from the exterior and other builds that the interior could not be awful.

  • Susanne
    September 22, 2016, 11:24 pm

    I agree, buy townhouse for 80,000!!!!!!

  • Patricia Chang
    February 18, 2017, 2:29 am

    It is a very intriguing design. I see it as a work of art in which one can live. Looked at from that viewpoint, it is well worth $80,000. Many Tiny Houses look like a box with windows and a door. I do not find them particularly appealing. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I could not afford this kind of house, but the person living in it, is happy to have it. I would say he is living in a piece of artwork; and is fortunate to do so. It is a shame that his neighbors do not think the same way. If they lived near a park with contemporary sculptures or an art museum, would they be as rigid and inflexible? Personally, if a residence is well maintained with attractive landscaping, even if it is unique, I would be pleased to have it nearby.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 20, 2017, 8:11 am

      I think it’s absolutely stunning!

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