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Hornby Island Caravan’s Tiny Home Your Next Office or Micro Guest House

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If you’ve been wanting a tiny house on a trailer to call your own, and you don’t like the idea of climbing a ladder up to a sleeping loft, then this one might be yours.

This particular model is being used as an office and was built for a customer by Hornby Island Caravans. Ian and Mathona wanted an office that could also serve as a micro guest house when family or friends come over. So they did what anybody would do… (I’ve been waiting for the chance to use that line.) They had a 16′ caravan designed and built with built-in furniture, a double bed, window seat, desk, wood stove, and plenty of storage built-in to park in the yard.

One detail that I really loved was how they used the tongue of the trailer to create a welcoming deck. That’s pretty clever, don’t you think? and I don’t recall seeing that before. You might also like how they made everything inside and out remain so natural looking. Don’t miss the wall shelves! Okay, I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.

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Hornby Island Caravans Tiny House on Wheels

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  • Joel
    July 13, 2012, 9:33 am

    Wow, that is a nice clean design. I’m curious about the tiny wood stove, assuming it’s designed for a boat?

    • Antonius
      April 27, 2013, 1:22 pm

      Me too – what’s the brand and the model of that stove? A weblink to the manufacturer would be ideal and greatly appreciated 🙂

      Thank you

  • Dominick Bundy
    July 14, 2012, 10:52 am

    Needs a bathroom, and a closet , then it would be okay,

  • Tina Gallagher
    July 19, 2012, 3:03 pm

    Simply ingenious! I wonder if they’ll publish the plans? These certainly can be modified with a mini-kitchen, wet bath and a little overhead storage. Truly spectacular design.

  • Mark
    July 21, 2012, 2:33 pm

    That tiny woodstove is cool. Please publish a link to it’s manufacturer or some info on where it came from. This is a nice little trailer, too, by the way!

    • squiggs
      August 29, 2012, 8:45 pm

      Its a Hobbit, I do believe! Made by Salamander Stoves in England.

  • kriss ann
    July 27, 2012, 1:39 pm

    how big is the trailer? about how much was it?

    • kriss ann
      July 27, 2012, 1:40 pm

      also what kind of little stove is that? one for a boat?

  • Rickey
    December 31, 2012, 9:04 am

    I agree with Dominick that it could use some sort of restroom. However I think a portable camping toilet hidden in that little drawer by the front door would work. After all this one is not designed for camping by more a place to get away and work. Actually I see it as a tax deduction since it would make a great office or studio.

  • Phil B
    March 6, 2013, 11:47 am

    Wood burning stoves have long had a place in small boats. However, I have only had diesel heaters in my boats and they keep the cabin nice and toasty on cold Pacific NW days. Dickinson is popular around here and the price is good and spares plentiful. http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/ Note they can be mounted on a bulkhead and gravity-fed. Bio-diesel works well in these too.
    However, having spent some time in Ireland I leard to love the smell of a peet fire so from a ambient standpoint this might be fun to have:

  • LaMar
    April 27, 2013, 9:21 am

    Nice design! These are fashioned after the old sheep herder camp wagons and gypsy caravan wagons. The angled walls make it feel wider than it is. I think you need to do an article on those small wood stoves!

    • Antonius
      April 29, 2013, 12:20 pm

      Alex, I posted here a reply that imo should get to the public. Why hasn’t it been approved yet?

  • Glema
    April 17, 2014, 4:45 am

    hi, ty for sharing, it’s quite nice. one question if I may…”Do you not have troubles with that kind of siding like in the wind of the freeways, especially in the mountain passes? There are many things I really like about this design and built in storage spaces. How about a sink or basin, that fits in the desk with a drop down cover to convert to a desk. Unless you feel a drawer or so is better? Just an idea, also if the window beside the stove and above the shelving can stay open, a solar camping shower could be placed on the roof, just add a longer hose and use three hangers a shower curtain one hook from the ceiling and a suitable wash tub for the water catch. all break down easily for hideaway. hehehe Happy Trails and God bless you all!

    • Eric
      April 28, 2016, 11:05 pm

      But…. wanted an office that could also serve as a micro guest house when family or friends come over.

      So, this “residence” fulfills its owners functions.

  • Maria
    April 17, 2014, 9:44 am

    For me there are to many windows. I like where the bed is. The rest I would change. You can put a all in one camper bathroom. Micro kitchen. Bed can be used as a couch by day and bed at night. Just a thought.

  • Maria
    April 17, 2014, 9:55 am

    Alex they don’t tell you how wide or long this is. Do you know?

  • jason
    January 22, 2015, 8:14 pm

    Hello, What kind of stove is that? Where did you get it?

  • Cyndi Raper
    April 29, 2016, 12:08 am

    Cute as a bug!

  • Gabriella
    March 7, 2017, 6:58 am

    It is very nice the outside, reminds me of the little house of some imaginative cartoon, inside is relaxing. But if it escapes the “pì pì”there is not “WC”?!

    March 7, 2017, 7:23 pm

    A newer Vardo,and I have seen it , or one like it before…. The tongue step is not uncommon, and I have seen it a few times before, when looking at American Made Vardos, on line.. And this one is just as nice as some seen, and I like the layout the builder has chosen ….!

    March 8, 2017, 6:58 pm

    Lovely! Hope one can be build with a small bathroom!

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