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Couple Build Amazing 236 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home on Wheels

This is the story of a couple, Brian and Joni Buzarde, who built an amazing 236 sq. ft. tiny home on wheels.

With a budget of $50,000, they were able to build a custom, one-of-a-kind, luxurious tiny house. Be sure to head over to Dwell for the full story.

Inside you’ll find a kitchen, sleeping loft, living area, bathroom, floor storage, cabinets, and more. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below.

Couple Build Amazing 236 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home on Wheels

Couple Build Amazing 236 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home on Wheels

All photos © by Benjamin Rasmussen via Dwell

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Couples Amazing THOW 003

All photos © by Benjamin Rasmussen via Dwell

Learn more: http://www.dwell.com/houses-we-love/article/tiny-diy-trailer-home-built-couple-budget

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  • gale October 24, 2015, 12:16 pm

    Cute but not enough photos.

    • Sharon Fried October 24, 2015, 12:39 pm

      Click on the link that follows “Learn more” for more photos.

  • Marsha Cowan October 24, 2015, 12:48 pm

    Amazing home and design! I concur that open space is as important as storage. Love the large glass doors and the untraditional sleeping loft. Great job! Beautiful home!

  • Mike October 24, 2015, 2:52 pm

    The modern exterior design is really nice with it’s sloped roof and front back/walls and nice (lap?) siding, but I don’t love the interior. It’s plywood/veneer top to bottom, which makes me question why it was so expensive. There isn’t enough contrasting colors or textures for me. It’s too compartmentalized which makes this big place feel cramped. Generic trim work inside adds to the feeling of mediocre quality and doesn’t fit its modern premise. Exposed conduit seems out of place without some metal walls and other exposed mechanical. The kitchen in the only common area, the only comfortable place to sit is a small bench which doesn’t look all that comfortable. The glass sliders are ok but doesn’t make up for the lack of windows which add to the cramped feeling. The deck is nice sized but would require a whole other trailer to move, and a forklift to load it and adds nothing to the modern exterior look. Exterior walls made using SIPS which is great for insulation and strength but escalated the costs, and cranes also add to the expense. Glue/resins from all the OSB and plywood might become a problem, especially in structures built as tight as SIPS can be.

    I think it’s a good DIY effort in design but really question the reason for it being 50k, it would be nice to see the breakdown. I would have done the interior completely different. I would have used galvanized panels inside, added more windows, and redesigned the whole floor plan. I would redesign the deck or eliminate it and do a patio with free standing roof/awning. Overall I think this design could be alot better for alot less. The exterior design is a great starting place!

    • Theo November 3, 2015, 4:53 pm

      And people keep accusing me of being too critical. LMAO Actually, I agree with just about all. Especially $50K as being very excessive. And yet another loft.

      • Mike November 3, 2015, 7:01 pm

        :D I get that too but I’ve come to decide that being critical is contributing too. I try to focus on the design elements that I object to or that don’t make sense. If I don’t have anything to say one way or another I don’t comment, usually on things that just aren’t my thing. I also hand out alot of compliments though too! I love tiny, but I think that we can become star struck with them and need to think critically about what is presented as practical.

        • Theo November 4, 2015, 9:10 pm

          Design elements, I pretty much ignore, as I’d change many of them, to be more appropriate or more to my liking or to fit my needs/wants. But I pretty much find sleeping lofts irritating at best, and most of the steps dangerous, lacking slip proofing, narrow steps, and no handrail.

  • Michael October 24, 2015, 6:29 pm

    I like the design beside the loft bed and the interior appearance. But as Mike said it isn’t very healthy to live with all the glue and resins.

  • Rich October 24, 2015, 7:58 pm

    I might change a few finishes to suit my personal taste but I greatly appreciate the roof slope, the interior space design and the nod toward fire safety.

  • curt October 25, 2015, 9:46 am

    Very cool. I like the birch plywood provides a nice flat surface to mount and screw shelves on. Using the panels was a great idea. Love the use of skylights and the window between the counter and upper cabinets. How is the place being heated? under floor radiant heat?

  • alice h October 25, 2015, 11:12 am

    Interesting design and I’m sure they made it exactly the way they wanted their house to be. To me it’s yet another house that’s too much kitchen and not enough lounging space.

  • Catherine October 25, 2015, 2:44 pm

    I would bet that having the SIPs made to fit that unusual shape are what cost the most.

  • Varenikje November 3, 2015, 2:40 pm

    From the link’s floor plan, it almost seems like they are trying to say the bathroom is outside? Is it, or am I misunderstanding the diagram?

  • Tjabbie November 4, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Im sorry but 50k ? We live next to the lancaster amish belt where i purchase hardware for a huge reduction from a local amish hardware/farm store as well as beautiful lumber from an amish family run mill and metal roofing/metal fabricator from again an amish man. There are far too many ways to cut that cost in half. Its disappointing to see these numbers steadily increasing on the tiny houses. Less space = less material=less cost.

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