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Laura’s Solar-Powered Tiny House on Wheels

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This is Laura’s solar-powered tiny house on wheels.

As you can see, it features solar power and a water catchment system.

When you go inside, you’ll find a cozy living space with a bathroom, living area, kitchen, and an upstairs sleeping loft.

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Laura’s Solar-Powered Tiny House on Wheels

Laura's Solar-Powered Tiny House on Wheels

Images © Laura Klement

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Images © Laura Klement

Learn more: http://lauraklement.blogspot.com/

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  • Marce
    January 26, 2016, 11:56 am

    >*< eep! At what consist to be stairs.. I like tree climbing.. But eek! Otherwise that is pretty cool setup!! Nice..

    • Eric
      January 26, 2016, 3:07 pm

      Those stairs, if they could be called that, are scary as! My stomach is still churning 2 minutes after seeing the photos.

      And… rusty metal for cladding? Not only is it ugly (my opinion) if is compromised because it will in time (sooner rather than later) corrode to the point that water will leak into the structure. And that is not exactly a very nice thought.

      • January 27, 2016, 7:58 am

        the rusty siding is likely Corten Steel, it is intended to rust initially but then stabilize so it won’t rust through. it’s actually a very good, low upkeep product.

  • Debbie
    January 26, 2016, 12:35 pm

    Laura, I really like the water catchment system you have, if that is what I am seeing with the chained bottles. I would love to do the same thing but am wondering where it is going? I love the idea though.

  • January 26, 2016, 3:24 pm

    Love your effort here, but those stairs are inherently unsafe for home. The strength isn’t my issue, but having made it way too easy for foot and leg to get wedged in between steps and then a broken leg, kneecap, or ankle follows. I think that is not the right place to skimp on space.
    Also, does your loft window open out at the top?

    • January 26, 2016, 8:03 pm

      I think they are hikers and/or rock climbers judging from all the gear in the house. I think this staircase is probably the SAFEST thing that they climb on a daily basis. Can’t really speak for the owners, but judging from the pictures. I like the stairs a lot! (And I’m a fat, out of shape 50 year old woman!)

  • LuAnn
    January 26, 2016, 3:26 pm

    I think the water catchment is actually on the backside and goes into the green pipe in the ground. From there it is probably pumped up to where it is needed. I think the chain deal is just maybe overflow?

    • Theo
      January 31, 2016, 9:56 pm

      It is not a catchment, it just directs the water away.

  • krausdogs
    January 26, 2016, 7:24 pm

    While I agree with others on the stairs (clever idea though likely not very safe) I am enjoying that the place actually looks like it is lived in and not just another showroom (in which the size is grossly exaggerated by the photographers). It appears to me that Laura is making this place her own and enjoying it.

  • Sandi B
    January 27, 2016, 4:05 am

    Interesting setup. I personally do not see a problem with the stairs, you would have to be pretty careless to catch a let or foot in them, then if you did that you would wind up on your head on the floor — I do not think you would have to worry about a broken leg, ankle or foot but a broken head/neck then. I like the stairs — would just like to see a handrail somewhere. Very small space well put together. Way to go!

  • AVD
    January 27, 2016, 4:56 am

    Looking at the kitchen cabinet arrangement, it seemed that a very good cabinet solution for this or similar tiny houses might be the Home Depot rolling tool chest that is on sale for $288. It has painted steel construction with a butcher-block type wood top. A tubular steel push-pull handle is at one end that makes it easy to move the work-unit from place to place if needed. The cart has big rolling casters and multiple drawers with full-extension sliding hardware. Similar brands have various drawer configurations.

    Regarding the stairs – this is the most dangerous stair yet to appear on this site. As one who once missed the bottom riser on a stair and broke both bones in my lower leg, dislocated my ankle on the same leg, and now carry a nice chunk of stainless steel plate and 11 hefty medical grade steel lag screws in my leg, I can attest to how easy it is to become severely injured by something as “harmless” as a missed step.
    Fortunately I have good health insurance and instead of costing me $50,000, I only had to pay my low deductible fee. The “No Fear” folks who probably are attracted to the nomadic tiny house lifestyle will also make bad design decisions based only on their narrow vision of saving a few bucks on construction. Bad choices can end up being very costly to the occupant or society.

    • Billy
      February 1, 2016, 12:03 am

      Sounds as if regular stairs can also be dangerous judging by your experience. Btw, your medical care only “cost” $50,000 because you live in the US, that’s not actual cost, if you lived in any other country you would not have received such a bill, if you received a bill at all. To suggest that these people are being irresponsible and costing society for having such a staircase is as ridiculous as blaming you for not eating your Wheaties and drinking milk when you broke your leg. If this person wants these stairs it’s their own business. That being said, I can see myself bumping my head or elbow walkin past them. Sharp square edges too.

  • Margery
    January 27, 2016, 10:54 am

    I love tiny houses but afraid of the clutter. It could have been planned out better so you wouldn’t see where she had to tidy up the mess and clutter…just sayin’

  • jm
    January 27, 2016, 10:56 am

    More like a ladder than stairs. People have to just take it as that. I’ve seen corten steel done real well–this isn’t one of them.

  • January 30, 2016, 8:15 pm

    Wow! As I’m viewing your front yard I noticed you have these gorgeous sunflowers!! I can’t believe how tall they are. I plant sunflowers every year but mine never get that tall. What a great idea you had with the water catchment system. Hats off to you!! You must be thrilled with your solar system. Your home is very cozy! Love your closet it looks like you have a lot of room in there. You used your space well!! You look like you really enjoy your place.

  • Shelia
    February 8, 2016, 11:21 am

    I am unable to read her blogspot. What are the measurements on this house – how long? Thanks.

  • Tiffany
    January 31, 2022, 10:02 pm

    Laura! So fun to experience your space thank you for sharing your version of home. For those who feel a need to judge it may be a nice practice to reflect on where you’re feeling triggered. This isn’t in any way a post on what you should do. Rather a beautiful example and sharing space on a different opinion of being in the world! It’s lovely!

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