Designers, artists and environmentalists Geoff and Rose spent two years taking this 1988 Motorhome and transforming into an eco-friendly and incredibly cozy tiny house!
While the truck still runs they don’t intend to travel in it, but rather have it parked on a 200 acre farm in rural Ontario (they even have their own chickens). Neither Geoff nor Rose have building experience, so they learned as they went and carefully researched everything. They even insulated the whole home with wool they cleaned themselves! Woah.
We got the chance to do a Q&A with Geoff which you can read below the photo tour. They documented the entire build from start to finish on Instagram (@woollymammothtiny) so be sure to follow them to get even more details.
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Couple’s Wooly-Mammoth Motorhome Cabin
I just love all the wood inside their home. No restrictions on weight since they plan to stay stationary.
That skylight in the loft is amazing. Imagine looking at the stars from there!
Their two hairless cats also share the space with them.
Here’s a great bar eating area with stunning farm views.
Now this is the kind of place I’d like to drink my morning coffee…and afternoon coffee!
Their cab area is so quaint, and since they don’t need to travel they were able to make it a living space.
Personally, their bathroom is the best part of this THOW! Here’s their DIY composting toilet, but wait until you see the bath.
And here’s the magical tub! Where are my Epsom salts…
Another view at a wider angle. Plus it’s a shower.
Such a lovely warm glow in this home. Love their kitchen set-up!
They heat the tiny with the Cubic Mini Wood Stove, which is definitely on my wish list.
Here’s a picture of the couple when they were just moving in.
Oh and their chickens because I love chickens.
Now this is a place I could call home. What do you think?
The piping on the gutter is actually a rainwater catchment systems. Brilliant! Make sure to read our Q&A below.
Tiny House Living: Q&A with Geoff & Rose
What are your name(s)?
My name is Geoff Watson, and my wife’s name is Rose Broadbent.
How many people (and animals) are living in your tiny house?
The two of us live here with our two hairless cats, Neffer and Luna.
Where do you live? How long have you lived tiny?
Our tiny is in rural Ontario, and we’ve been using it as a cottage for the past year as it’s neared completion. Our permanent residence is in Toronto.
What do you do for work? Or do you travel full-time?
We are designers, artists and environmentalists part of an art studio called Make Good Studios based in Toronto, and we also run our own design business called The New Beat.
Why did you decide to go tiny? What are you hoping to get out of living tiny?
As environmentalists, Rose and I are on a quest to continually minimize our carbon footprint in search for a sustainable, and eventual regenerative, lifestyle. We’ve also been experiencing the rising prices of the city, and we knew we might not ever be able to afford a home, so the concept of something we could afford to own and design ourselves was very appealing. I personally was also frustrated by the fact that I didn’t know how things worked in the home we rent in Toronto. I knew nothing about plumbing, electrical or heating, so building our own home seemed like a meaningful way to learn those skills.
How did you first learn about tiny life?
How long did it take to finish your tiny house?
How did you build your tiny house? Did you have any help? Did you do it yourselves?
Are you comfortable sharing how much your tiny home cost? What are bills/utilites like compared to before?
Our tiny home cost us roughly $40,000 inclusive of our solar setup. Our propane for both heating water and cooking is a total of $100 per year.
Before going tiny, what was life like?
Is there anything from your old life that you miss?
What benefits are you experiencing after going tiny?
What about some challenges?
What makes your tiny special?
What is your favorite part of your tiny?
We have a skylight positioned directly above our bed so we can see the stars while we sleep. It also opens, so we have access to our roof, which nearly doubles our square footage!
What helpful advice would you give to others interested in going tiny?
Do you have a website, blog, or social media page where we can follow along?
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