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House Envy: Tiny House on Wheels
By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Jan 09, 2014
Web designer Alek Lisefski recently completed The Tiny Project, an ingeniously-designed small house on wheels, measuring 8 feet by 20 feet. The unconventional project is currently inhabited by the designer, his girlfriend and their dog. Its features are truly impressive: a passive solar system, 10 windows and a full-glass door for tons of light; high-end stainless appliances including a 2-burner marine-style propane range, propane on-demand hot water heater, compact combo washer/dryer unit, and refrigerator with freezer; sustainable blue-stain beetle-kill ponderosa pine ceiling/wall/loft floor; clear grade cedar siding, 3 inches of closed-cell spray foam insulation throughout, full custom hand-planed trim, built-in storage and shelving.
Due to it’s tiny size and materials used, it is incredibly efficient. All it needs to operate is an extension cord and water hose from the main house on the property where it’s parked. Once parked in a more permanent location, solar panels, water collection, and so on will be added to make it as self-sustaining as possible. “Tiny houses are one way in which the next generation will be able to overcome our country’s current economic disparity and ever-rising housing and land costs. Hopefully, this little house can inspire others to choose a similar way of living“, the designer stated. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Alek Lisefski]
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