Just hitch your portable tiny house to your vehicle and tow it anywhere you want to go! It’s even registered as an RV, which has its pros and cons.
Of course, the major advantage to a “mobile” home like this is that you can travel and have a place to stay. However, because of its RV status, Darren Macca and partner Ann Holley had to make some concessions with appliances and the method by which the home was built.
RV appliances are more expensive than say, similarly-sized apartment-sized appliances, but without knowing if they would always have access to a power line, they had to forgo the less expensive route. You can see some of the highlights in the video below.
Couple’s Portable Tiny House on Wheels + Airstream-like Office
Darren and Ann used soy-based foam insulation, which heats up the small space very quickly. The home is bright and airy, with functioning windows throughout, allowing full air circulation.
The key to using the space most efficiently is folding tables, desks, and chairs. There are hidden storage spaces, under and beside the stove, and under the kitchen counter (built from a restaurant table), as well as many shelves and cubbies.
But wait, the RV isn’t the only portable part of Darren’s life. Since he has over a one-hour commute to work, he also built a portable office that he made from items purchased at a hardware store. The quasi-airstream camper sits on top of a utility trailer, which he tows to a park near his company’s office, where has a permit to park. After a long day at the office, Darren sleeps in this camper on weeknights. Since the “office” weighs only 900 pounds, even a four cylinder vehicle can tow it. See more about it here.
If you have wanderlust and want to take your home with you on your travels, this mobile tiny house could be your solution. The portable office could also be a way to avoid the extra expenses of a part-time apartment and/or the hassle of daily work commutes.
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