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This is the story of Jake’s Japanese ambulance bus conversion. He actually has two of them, now, and their names are Peachy and Jiro. He’s on Instagram @wherewe_roam.

Jiro is a 1989 Japanese ambulance truck that was brought to the United States. This is Jake’s second bus, and he named it Jiro because it means ‘second son’ in Japanese. This bus is really awesome because it features a fold-down stage for performances. And so you can actually rent out this bus and use it as a mobile showcase, store, or for performances! Anyway, it’s pretty awesome that it made it all the way to the U.S., isn’t it? Check it out right here thanks to our friends at Tiny Home Tours/YouTube!

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Jake’s Jiro 1989 Ambulance Bus Conversion with Fold Down Performance Stage

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This is a look at the tiny house festival in Tokyo thanks to Leonardo Di Chiara.

Ten small houses where parked just next to a jungle of skyscrapers. It reminded me so much when I was showing and living my tiny house at Bauhaus Campus in Berlin. Same attitude, same dreams but completely different culture. Very interesting.

The inspiration is always the American Tiny House Movement but some aspects are very different: smaller dimensions, lighter structures and very strange trailers. A lot to learn!1

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Tiny House Festival in Tokyo w/ Leonardo Di Chiara

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This is the story of a concrete hut tiny house in Tokyo, Japan. The home, nicknamed the Love2 House, was designed by Takeshi Hosaka for a couple. And has just 18-square-meters of space inside, which is approximately 200-square-feet.

One of the first things you’ll notice about it is just how far up the peak of the home goes up – and yes, inside you get to enjoy that vaulted ceilings which make you feel sort of like you’re in a cathedral even though you’re only in a 200-square-foot tiny house. Amazing, right? At the tip-top of the ceiling, yes, you have skylights.

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Couple’s concrete hut tiny house in Tokyo

 

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This is Aiko’s 260 sq. ft. apartment in Japan.

She used a multifunctional coffee table to create a living room that easily transforms into a dining room.

Since the apartment has 11.5ft ceilings, Aiko was able to take advantage of the vertical space too. So the bedroom hovers over the kitchen, and the bathroom is slightly elevated with storage underneath.

Aiko’s 269 Sq. Ft. Multifunctional Tiny Apartment in Japan

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Images © IKEA

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It’s just a fact that Japanese design is almost always better suited for tiny spaces than our “bigger is better” American style and that couldn’t be more true in this Japanese Tiny Home on Wheels!

Living Big in a Tiny House took a tour of the home with it’s now-owners who purchased it from a brilliant designer. The itty bitty home can easily fit in a parking space and yet includes a kitchen, sleeping space and seating for up to six people. All in all, it weighs no more than 600 kgs (around 1,200 lbs).

Be sure to watch the whole video tour and see the space transform before your eyes.

Related: Man Builds Japanese Style DIY Micro Cabin

Japanese Tiny Home on Wheels: Video Tour

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This is a micro teepee cabin village in Japan.

It was originally shared on Reddit by a user named HelpfulJap.

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Micro Teepee Cabin Village in Japan

Micro Teepee Cabin Village in Japan

Photos via Imgur

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