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Casita Verde Tiny House

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This is the Casita Verde tiny house on wheels by Chris Pearson in Santa Cruz, California.

I call it Casita Verde (“little green house”), as I built it for good interior air quality (minimal use of plwood inside, natural finishes like shellac and clay-based paint, non-VOC adhesives) and tried to incorporate sustainability in the design (wool insulation, cork flooring, composting toilet, low energy LED lighting, solar PV powered, low-E windows).

It’s built on a 20 foot trailer (2 feet are deck) and has about 130 square feet below and 70 square feet combined in the two sleeping lofts. We plan on using it as a vacation house. I had so much fun building it, I’m changing my career to THOW/small home construction. My website is casitaverde.weebly.com

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  • June 10, 2016, 7:23 am

    I love all the natural woodwork in this tiny home! I like how accessible the pots & pans are in the kitchen area. It gives it a homey effect and convince to access them. I like how much room there is up in the loft area. Also love the stairs compared to having a ladder to use. It seems like there is a lot of room in this tiny one. Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed viewing it! Carol???

  • Jim
    June 10, 2016, 9:36 pm

    Good choice of exterior siding/contrasting colors. Clever pots and pans storage idea. The use of the two CA state flags as cabinet curtains is (unintentionally) disrespectful.

    • Porcsha
      June 11, 2016, 3:16 pm

      In what way is the flag usage disrespectful? People put flags on everything!

      • Jim
        June 11, 2016, 3:46 pm

        It’s a generational thing, and you are correct. People do put flags on everything. Just disregard.

  • Michael L
    June 11, 2016, 2:26 pm

    Wow… this has some nice features that seem to be missing in some of the posts. Like actual steps that could allow for the addition of handrail and storage. I also like the idea of the railing on the loft.

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