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The Fiddlin Snail Tiny Home by Carpenter Owl


This is the Fiddlin Snail Tiny Home on Wheels.

It’s designed and built by Daniel Weddle of Carpenter Owl, a chemical-free tiny house builder. It’s also available to book on Airbnb.

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The Fiddlin Snail Tiny Home by Carpenter Owl

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Photos via CarpenterOwl

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Photos via CarpenterOwl

Highlights

  • Daniel’s first tiny house on wheels build
  • It’s his primary residence
  • LivesΒ in central Indiana
  • Siding is maple, cherry, and poplar
  • Siding was retrieved from dead stand and wind fall trees on Daniel’s family’s property
  • The foundation is a modified 16′ car trailer
  • Electric and water connections are in the rear of the house
  • Reclaimed barn steel roof
  • Copper tables in the kitchen
  • Slate back splash
  • Cast iron sink
  • Lots of storage throughout
  • Curved ceiling
  • End tables snap together to create a large dinner table for 6+

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  • Avatar Connie
    October 14, 2016, 12:09 pm

    Love your tiny house! Charming and cozy. LOVE your canning jars holder on wall! Can you please share where to get buy that!?

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

    • October 14, 2016, 8:19 pm

      Connie, I was looking at the jar racks, myself, and it looks like each one is simply a strip of wood with perhaps 2-3/4in or 3in nails driven in to allow the jars to be held up by the glass threads. Looks like they can slide right in to each slot.

      What a fantastic cabin, great job to the builder & interior designer of the place! Thanks for the Share, Alex! =)

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
        October 18, 2016, 3:50 pm

        So glad you liked it, Erin! Thanks πŸ™‚ — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Alison
    October 14, 2016, 12:38 pm

    I love the window “collage” on the long side of the house. The whole place is charming and inviting.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      October 18, 2016, 3:51 pm

      Agreed πŸ™‚ — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Ray Comfort
    October 14, 2016, 3:31 pm

    Regular guy doing regular thing…….no fuss, no glitz.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      October 18, 2016, 3:51 pm

      Pretty great! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar EJ
    November 5, 2016, 9:51 pm

    I love, love, love this house! I love all the windows, the canning jar storage, the use of reclaimed and dead fall. It’s a beautiful little house with a nice set up.

  • Avatar ROSEE
    November 6, 2016, 1:53 pm

    Fantastic! Good job!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 9:10 am

      Yes! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar ZACHARY E. MOHRMANN
    November 6, 2016, 8:26 pm

    Pretty cool….! I like it…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 9:10 am

      Me too πŸ™‚ — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Large Marge
    November 6, 2016, 11:45 pm

    All around the office, everything came to a screeching halt, everything else was dropped.

    As soon as we saw the supper table surrounded by loving friends, tears of joy.

    This is our ideal of the Tiny Home movement. Hearts burst wide open.

    Thank you.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 9:11 am

      πŸ™‚ I LOVED the table too! Friends are so important. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Chuck
    February 7, 2017, 9:43 pm

    It was mentioned that it is a chemical free house so what kind of coating was placed over all the wood surfaces?

    • Avatar Nina
      September 2, 2017, 3:14 am

      You can treat wood just simply with oil.

  • Avatar Andrea
    March 23, 2017, 12:47 pm

    Aww, love it!
    Especially seeing the sweet family gathered at the table, then playing music instruments together

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      March 27, 2017, 9:05 am

      Yes πŸ™‚ That’s the best part!

  • March 23, 2017, 1:03 pm

    That’s a home with soul made by people with soul

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      March 27, 2017, 9:04 am

      Yes! Good way to word it πŸ™‚

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN
    March 24, 2017, 7:33 pm

    Still Like it…!

  • Avatar Dove Conover
    November 7, 2017, 8:53 am

    Is the tub in the upstairs loft? A lovely view but the pragmatic person in me is thinking that will be very hard to fill with no running water (and very easy to drain!)

    Also, it looked like in the first page photo the room under the loft was closed off, then in later pages it was open. Which is the latest chronological?

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful dwelling!

  • Avatar Tom
    November 8, 2017, 6:54 pm

    This is nice, it just seems like the slightest wind would knock it over however.

  • Avatar Sheila Plourde
    June 6, 2018, 6:09 pm

    This is very nice. A man’s touch. Love the instruments. Would be fun going on the road in this. Better than a leer jet. Table seated a few people.

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn
    June 7, 2018, 5:22 am

    Without photos can’t comment on the bathroom but I only have two thoughts. All that different coloured wood is making my eyes see double, an I would add a window beneath the bed to make the desk light enough to see to use. Otherwise for 16′ this us incredibly spacious. Depending on bathroom facilities I might be tempted to add on an extra couple of feet for a decent loo and shower and if that is the bath upstairs lose that and leave it as a guest bed area for visiting guests or storage. Brilliant design and seems to be able to fit in loads of guests. Really well thought out in general.

    • Avatar Erica
      June 8, 2018, 4:12 pm

      Karen, I think there is a window right over the desk. You can see light in the pic (altho behind the desk is dark) and if you scroll back up to the pic with the window collage, you can see it.

      I am no longer wanting a tiny house, but the “eclecticness” of this model, along with the natural clutter, made my heart sing.

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