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He built a Sci-Fi tiny house that’s a Lunar lander replica


This is the story of Naval architect Kurt Hughes and the incredible sci-fi tiny house that he built which is a replica of a Lunar Lander spacecraft designed to for a Moon landing. This isn’t the first time that Hughes has built something out of the ordinary, but he’s been working on this project for the last seven years (on weekends) using inspiration and his experience from the world of boat construction. Kurt’s Lunar Lander Sci-Fi tiny house is located in Beverly, Washington and he currently uses it as a getaway/vacation cabin.

This is very likely one of the most unique, innovative, and interesting tiny homes we’ve gotten to show you this year. Our biggest thanks to Jenna over at Tiny House Giant Journey and her popular and awesome YouTube Channel for allowing us to collaborate and share this with you. Mr. Hughes also runs a blog called the Lunar Lander Dwelling which you can check out.

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Kurt Hughes’ Sci-Fi ‘Lunar Lander’ Tiny House🛸🌚

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“I think one of my favorite things that happened to me when I was finishing it here was a family came up here and a little boy ran up and he said, ‘what is it?'”

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Video Tour: Naval architect uses boatbuilding skills to build his own Lunar Lander Tiny House

How It Was Built

Steel was used to build the staircase and the legs/stilts and the rest of the sci-fi tiny house was built using composite SIP panels with high-grade plywood sandwiching the insulation foam, glued together with epoxy and fiberglass. He explains it in more detail in the video which you can play above or click here to go to YouTube and watch.

Your Thoughts?

Isn’t this lunar lander tiny house awesome?  It’s almost like a space-ship tiny house, isn’t it?  I love it! It’s always great to see people chasing their passion and creating things that make them light up inside.

And what better way to do it than to build a tiny house that represents what you’re passionate about?

If you could build your DREAM tiny home or dwelling… What would your theme be?

Let’s talk about it in the comments, please!

Kurt’s Sci-Fi Lunar Lander Tiny House Blog

Want to learn more about Kurt’s sci-fi lunar lander tiny home/dwelling? Check out his blog!

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Sources

  1. https://tinyhousegiantjourney.com/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M515Suqh5p0
  3. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE7GmAYeBVgqDItdX2ihuHQ
  4. https://lunarlanderdwelling.tumblr.com/

Credits

  • Jonathan Benabed (drone footage)
  • Bruce Howden (photography)
  • Kurt Hughes (photography)
  • Tiny House Giant Journey (photography and video)

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  • Avatar Shawna May 1, 2019, 8:08 pm

    VERY cool!! And looks so fun. Would make a great AirBnB, I’d stay there! 😀

    • Avatar Alex May 1, 2019, 9:18 pm

      I would love to stay there too! Or at least get to visit. 🙂

  • Avatar sheila May 1, 2019, 10:38 pm

    That is real cool!

  • Avatar Eric May 2, 2019, 12:06 am

    In the UK they’d call this a folly.

    I’d say its a folly in 50 foot high letters.

    An old saying, a fool and his (or her) money is soon parted.

    Truly, I can’t see the point of this except for his amusement. And yes… YMMV

    • Avatar James D. May 5, 2019, 12:09 am

      Some would say if you can’t enjoy life then what’s the point… Besides, he can rent it out and more than make his money back…

  • Avatar Alison May 2, 2019, 11:05 pm

    I love this! It’s a wonderful creation. Not particularly practical, but still useful and fun, and a great expression of creative talent. I’m impressed at how light it is, and how he engineered it to be supported by the insect-like legs. Good job.

  • Avatar Lee Ann Rore May 3, 2019, 2:48 pm

    I love this! He seems happy with it. I’d not enjoy living there at all it’d be a fun weekend getaway place.

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