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The Draper Tiny House by Land Ark RV


This is The Draper Tiny House by Land Ark RV out of Buena Vista, Colorado. The tiny house is very beautiful and stylish. It even comes with a mud room entryway which houses a 7-foot wide wardrobe. And that’s just the start…

There’s a separate utility closet with your washer/dryer, a nook with a bench and cubby storage, a beautiful and spacious sleeping loft with large windows, a luxurious bathroom with a wall-hung toilet, a full-size shower, recessed lighting throughout the home, a fold-out porch, sliding glass doors, and more.

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It’s a 300-square-foot tiny home including the loft space designed to sleep up to four people and built on a tri-axle 30ft trailer chassis. The unit costs $144,900.

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There’s a really cool story behind this tiny house and the builder, Land Ark RV. It all started with the couple who founded the company, Brian and Joni Buzarde, started looking for ideas for mobile homes in 2010 when they decided that they wanted to design and build their own tiny home on wheels…

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By June of 2011, they leased a warehouse to build their first tiny house which they took with them from Houston to Austin, Texas, and then later to Aspen, Colorado. They named this house Woody. And now, thanks to their experience designing, building, and living in their own tiny home for several years, they’re offering their services with Land Ark RV and one of the results is the Draper Tiny House that you’re looking at right now!

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Optimized for an individual or a couple, this mid-century modern design delivers a functional layout in a sophisticated package.

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The mud room entry features a 7 ft.+ width wardrobe, a separate W/D utility closet and a nook with a bench and cubbies.

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Connecting this space to the rest of the interior is a gallery with recessed lighting and clerestory windows. From the gallery, ascend up the custom designed oak ladder into the sleeping loft enclosed with large windows.

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Flooded with natural light, the main living area opens up to a large galley kitchen and a convertible U-sofa that transforms into a queen bed for the occasional guest.

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A compact, yet surprisingly luxurious bathroom features a vanity, wall-hung toilet and a full size, walk-in shower with recessed lighting and a window.

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Living extends outside through the sliding patio door onto a large hardwood deck that can be raised and closed for transport.

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Land Ark RV was founded by Brian and Joni Buzarde. They designed, built and have lived in their own tiny house RV since 2012. This DIY prototype named Woody has served as a home as well as a continuous beta test to fine-tune Land Ark’s professionally built models.

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  • Avatar Sheila Plourde
    December 25, 2018, 12:20 am

    In love with this tiny house. Love the sliding glass door and the deck/stair pullout. That is clever. Seems a lot of storage in there. Love the kitchen. Beautiful!!

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn
    December 25, 2018, 3:43 am

    My favourite for the curtain that shuts off the guest sleeping area. Also means you can have a romantic dinner without having to stare at all the dirty dishes just waiting for you to finish eating. Am assuming that the sleeping loft is over the mudroom as it doesn’t seem to be at the other end. A picture with the ladder just to show where and what it is would be useful. Otherwise would decrease the kitchen area and increase the living room.

    • Avatar James D.
      December 27, 2018, 12:57 pm

      Yes, loft is all the way to the left end over the main entrance with the closet, mudroom, and combo washer/dryer… Rear slanted wall allows the loft to cantilever a bit out the back for additional space…

      Next, past the ladder is the bathroom that has a small storage loft space above it before you then hit the kitchen and the open space for the rest of the space…

      Seems to have some hidden features like the wall just around the corner from the bathroom has a removable panel section of the wall that would give direct access to the cistern and plumbing behind the toilet that would also feed the shower, etc… So looks like it’s also designed for easy maintenance…

      Winch for the deck also has a manual hand crank, so it can still be moved even if the motor or power fails…

  • Avatar Eric
    December 25, 2018, 7:25 am

    I dunno… seems very sinister to me on the outside. For some reason a picure of Darth Vader keeps popping into my mind.

    Inside… pretty bland. Not to my taste. I’m sure it’ll find a home sometime, somewhere.

    • Avatar James D.
      December 27, 2018, 1:01 pm

      Probably thinking of Darth Vader’s meditation pod that lets him take his helmet off…

      • Avatar Eric
        April 11, 2019, 11:58 pm

        What? Darth Vader has a helmet? You mean… thats NOT his face??? Noooooooooooo…

  • Avatar James D.
    December 25, 2018, 10:19 pm

    One mistake Alex, 21,000 is the capacity for the triple axles with 7K each and shouldn’t be the actual weight for something this size…

    • Avatar Alex
      December 26, 2018, 10:51 am

      Thanks, James, I’ll fix that!

  • Avatar keepyourpower
    January 21, 2019, 11:15 pm

    Bet it costs a fortune!

  • Avatar Karen
    October 3, 2019, 3:55 pm

    This is lovely. That being said, the beauty and purpose of living tiny is being able to build something beautiful and functional for a limited amount of money. I can buy a really nice bricks and sticks house on land for $144,900 where I live that wouldn’t immediately start losing value. To each his own though.

  • Avatar Wallis Bonnewitz Versprille
    October 10, 2019, 4:30 pm

    Everything ideal except ladder. I am older and want the stairs with railing

    • Avatar Jerel
      March 21, 2020, 1:42 am

      Wallis Bonnewitz Versprille
      I’m younger and I was thinking the same thing! I can just see my self falling down the ladder early in the morning on the way to the bathroom. maybe just install an house elevator now that I’m thinking about it. Cuts out the ladder cuts out the stairs and you could tell everyone you got an elevator in your travel trailer tiny home.

  • Avatar Cherie
    March 23, 2020, 7:16 am

    I do not understand the use of black siding. In the summer its going to be miserable inside.

  • Avatar Danielle
    March 23, 2020, 12:48 pm

    except = expect

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