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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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  • 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!!

  • 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.

    • 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…

  • 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.

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

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

      • Eric
        April 11, 2019, 11:58 pm

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

  • 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…

    • Alex
      December 26, 2018, 10:51 am

      Thanks, James, I’ll fix that!

  • keepyourpower
    January 21, 2019, 11:15 pm

    Bet it costs a fortune!

  • 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.

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

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • Eric
      March 14, 2021, 3:38 pm

      My thoughts exactly.

      • James D.
        March 15, 2021, 3:52 am

        Well, some people do find the look appealing. Add, in naturally lush areas the facades of black houses help to make it seem to recede and focus attention instead on the green foliage around it. It can create strong contrasts with other materials and colors.

        While in shaded areas heat gain isn’t as much of an issue. Also, there are thermally reflective black paints that counter the effect of darker colors. A well insulated and conditioned home would also lessen the issue…

        Alternative, not every lives in a warm climate and in cold climates keeping warm can be the problem and thus designing a home that would make that easier then becomes advantageous… Mind, there’s snow on the ground in some of those photos…

        In summer, the average high in July is only 82ºF (~28ºC) in that area and usually doesn’t get much warmer than that, with the rest of the year much cooler…

  • Danielle
    March 23, 2020, 12:48 pm

    except = expect

  • Zac D
    October 5, 2020, 12:17 am

    Definitely not the ‘ultimate THOW’. They used such a huge amount of space having a long galley kitchen and then the miserable dining setup looks like they pulled it out of a light campervan.
    Then they’ve got this huge long roof but seems to be running off a diesel generator rather than solar…
    It sets a striking figure but that’s about it; the only reason a tiny should be this long is if you have children to consider which doesn’t seem to be the intention here.
    I’d just ask them for the shell and do the interior over from scratch.

  • Kimberly Poole
    March 15, 2021, 9:19 am

    I like all the storage & the wardrobe in the mud room.
    For the cost of $144,000 looks like the designers could put a dishwasher in the kitchen. I find this one appliance is almost always missing in tiny home designs yet the price tag for tiny homes is enormous. Maybe I’m too sensitive to the fact that I do despise washing dishes yet I love to cook.
    I just think anything over 30-40k should have more options when it comes to something like a dishwasher & a more adequate living space.

    • James D.
      March 15, 2021, 4:04 pm

      Well, that’s pretty much the point of anything custom built is to provide tons and tons of options… However, people don’t all make the same choices and that’s what you’re actually seeing when you see a unit that had been built for someone else.

      Every choice just has trade offs and different people have different priorities. So when you don’t see a dishwasher that’s because the owner either didn’t want one or prioritized something else, like storage space, instead…

      But the nice thing about custom builders is they can either may some tweaks or even completely change the build when doing it for their next client, who will make their own choices, etc. etc. etc.

      It’s the non-custom builders you have to watch out for as then the design is standard and not something that really changes from one to the next, except for may some minor options that are usually cosmetic like paint color, etc. but they also tend to be lower cost as the trade off as custom is the expensive way to do it but it gives you the most control…

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