Modern Tiny Home on Wheel With a Balcony

Living Vehicle is a mobile home option that’s been carefully thought of and beautifully designed to make the most of its interior space. Inside of it you’ll find a small kitchen with all of the modern appliances, a living area, a bedroom and a bath. The structure is supported by sturdy aluminum tubes that ensure strength and lightweight, the outside is from the same noble material which contributes for a great look and has a vintage style that reminds of the 50’s Airstream models. The tiny house has a 6 person capacity and its strong construction will enable you to get to some hard to reach spots. It has double paned windows to provide extra thermal insulation which makes it suitable for all seasons. Hoffman Architects – the masterminds behind this project – also provide a reasonable number of customizable options so you may equip it with everything you need to live off-the-grid for months at a time. And don’t forget to check other mobile homes on our site: Airstream Classic XL and Nest by Airstream.

Plús Hús – Micro Home by Minarc

Minarc has thrown their hat into the ring with their answer to California’s housing crisis – the Plús Hús, which is Icelandic for “plus house”. State regulations on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), or “Granny flats”, have been loosened, meaning tiny houses can exist, which sent LA architectural firm Minarc to the drawing board. Their 16′ x 20′ structures are detached private units that are completely customizable allowing the buyer to use them for personal use or to turn into a rental. The Icelandic-inspired homes come flat-packed helping to reduce the cost of your future home office, guest house, rental apartment, yoga studio, or artist space.

Lunar-Inspired Tiny House Design by Kurt Hughes

Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River in central Washington, the roughly 250-square-foot home is hexagon-shaped, perched nearly 9 feet above the ground on three massive steel beams. Inside, earthlings are greeted by an open floor plan. A breakfast nook has a porthole-shaped window overlooking the river and the hillside; a kitchen with stainless steel appliances provides space to cook up a feast for an astronaut. A large geodesic dome skylight showers the room with sunlight. Just off the bathroom, a deep-blue sink and cerulean-colored mirror have a Mid-Century Modern feel. The bedroom sits down a small ladder and can comfortably sleep two people. Upstairs, there’s enough room for a small outdoor deck where you can gaze at area wildlife, including eagles and lynxes. If the space reminds you of the tiny, well-intentioned living quarters of a boat, it’s no coincidence. The lunar lander’s owner and designer, Kurt Hughes, is a boat designer by trade. After viewing this lunar-inspired house you should surely check our rating of 15 modern tiny houses.

Drake – Modern House on Wheels

Combining a crisp, contemporary profile with mid-century modernist elegance, Drake is a brand new recreational vehicle house by Land Ark RV that radically redefines the staid image of the typical camper trailer. Designed by American husband-wife duo Brian and Joni Buzarde based on their own experience of building and living in a mobile home, Drake provides all the modern amenities one could ask for, fleshed out in a sleek environment of understated luxury and minimalist sensibility. It is in other words like any other thoughtfully designed high-end house, albeit one you can drive around anywhere you wish to go. Land Ark RV was founded by Brian and Joni, a Texan couple whose dream was to build their own home on wheels so they wouldn’t be anchored in the same place. Their first endeavour in 2012, a DIY prototype named Woody arising while brainstorming ideas on Southwest Airlines napkins, was painstakingly hand-built in a Houston warehouse after working hours and on weekends with the occasional helping hand of a friend. Once completed, it was put to the test when the couple decided to move to Colorado while living in Woody which proved to be a seminal period because it allowed them to observe firsthand what worked best in terms of privacy and functionality, from storage ideas and plumbing to sleeping arrangements and natural lighting. Also we recommend you to check other house on wheels – The Rook Tiny House.

DublDom Shelter Beneath The Northern Lights

Located in the snowy hills of the Murmansk region, Kandalaksha, there is a snowy seclusion that offers true solitude. Don’t think Siberia – the DublDom-Kandalaksha house is a hearth away from home, a beautiful and warm haven set on a splendid snowy landscape. Grab a cup of steaming coffee and gaze out the vast window of this accommodating abode, located deep in the heart of the Russian Tundra. A perfect place for skiers and snowboarders to stay, the beautiful home offers a view that stretches for miles over the White Sea gulf and the rolling white hills of Northern Russia. Hedged by the great coniferous forest and canopied by the Aurora Borealis, this hidden house is also the perfect place for artists and writers to sit and ponder, and have their energies restored by the vitalizing views. Even if you don’t consider yourself a poet, you never know – this is the kind of landscape that tends to inspire. If you liked this shelter – check Panorama Glass House In Iceland.

Mobile Tiny Home from Restored Vintage Airstream

In Denver, Colorado, a new company called Colorado Caravan aims to make the dreams of Airstream fanatics come true. Husband and wife Patrick Neely and Kerri Cole rescued “Bonnie,” a 21-foot 1969 Globetrotter from Fairplay, Colorado, after it had been sitting unused and full of rodents for 12 years. A thorough cleanup and all-new interior resulted in a mobile retreat that prioritizes functionality, airiness, and sleek, livable design. As one of the smaller Airstream trailers—the company’s largest measure up to 33 feet long—the vintage Globetrotter proved the perfect space for the couple, clocking in at 140 square feet. Colorado Caravan works as a team, with Neely demoing and building out the remodeled space and Cole using her skills as a real estate stager and stylist for the design. Neely demoed Bonnie down to the original aluminum framing, added new insulation, replaced the rotten sub floor, and added all new electrical, AC, plumbing, and windows.

Small is Beautiful: 15 Modern Tiny Houses

Microdwelling is the new favorite of the environmentally and economically aware. Not only are they innovative, they also take care of space and pollution crunch. You can buy one for yourself, or you can retire to one during the weekend to get your batteries charged. Either way, microdwellings are here to stay. Here is a list of 15 beautiful tiny houses designed to give you the best of the microdwellings experience.

New Modern Frontier Cornelia Tiny House

There are tiny houses for all kinds of budgets: ultra-affordable, do-it-yourself affairs, or vehicles converted into tiny houses on wheels, and on the other end of the spectrum, high-end, luxurious tiny gems that have price tags to match. Designed and built by Nashville, Tennessee company New Frontier, this tiny house comes into the latter category. It’s a small-scale guesthouse when not occupied, but also a writing studio and library for author Cornelia Funke. It’s all about natural daylighting here: constructed on a 24-foot-long trailer and measuring 8.5 feet wide, the elegant yet rustic dwelling features a large glazed front facade, as well as a clerestory of windows that permits the sunlight to pour in — no doubt imparting great inspiration for productive writing sessions. In addition, the windows above also give the impression that the roof is higher than it is, offering the impression of greater space, which is emphasized by that huge awning that projects out and beyond the well-insulated house.

The main living room is a flexible, open space, populated by a couch, a chair, and a desk that can fold up or down when not being used. The walls and ceilings are clad with reclaimed barn wood.

The kitchen is relatively smaller to make way for a larger living room; however, it’s still got a sink and storage, and is painted in a bold, modern colour scheme of gray and yellow. There is a hidden dishwasher in one of the drawers, to save space.

Situated beside the kitchen, the bathroom is simple but functional and has been covered in a vibrant green.

The sleeping loft is accessible via a ladder, and offers a sweeping view over the the rest of the house. There is enough space here for a king-sized bed. From here you can see the library shelving high up, and the rods that support the movable ladder which allows for access to books on the shelves.

The cost for Cornelia Funke’s 204-square-foot live-work space is an eye-popping USD $125,000 – which is quite expensive for a tiny house (though the company does make a more basic version of this home for $110,000). All that may seem to fly in the face of the tiny house movement’s fundamental desire for simpler, happier living with less possessions in a smaller space, but there’s still plenty of positives of at least embracing the concept that ‘smaller is better’.

Round Tiny House ‘Escape Pod’ by Podmakers

The “Escape Pod” from UK-based design firm Podmakers, is a spherical hideout that lets you get away from it all. This unique space is a versatile backyard dwelling cab be used as a garden retreat for workers, visitors, a music or writer´s studio, or anyone in need of a little timeout. Crafted from a mix of birch plywood and European oak, the 75-square-foot prefabricated unit can be easily customised depending on what the owner wants from distinct window designs, heating source, to window placement and built-in furniture. To add to its uniqueness, the entrance is through a unique aircraft-style plug door with a wooden hinge. Don’t forget to check other great examples of round houses: Podzook and Skydome.

Variomobil Signature 1200 is a Luxurious $1M Motor Home

Variomobil Signature 1200 is the largest and most expensive motorhome on the market right now. VARIOmobil, the German company behind this incredible project, made sure that the 523-hp six-cylinder turbo diesel Mercedes engine will take you anywhere you might want to go in comfort, style and safety. This outrageous motorhome drives to camp and then it allows its lucky owner to take his (or her) Porsche, Mercedes or BMW to enjoy a trip around the area. But the extraordinary 39-ft (12m), three-axle, 6×2 Mercedes Actros-based motorhome is so amazing that they’ve decided to ask $1 million for it.

The Rook Tiny House – High End House On Wheels

Today we want to tell you about the Rook Tiny House. This 22-foot long abode made by the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Wind River Homes has a surprisingly urban vibe to it despite being built for anywhere but the city. The exterior of the home features painted vertical siding with exposed stainless screws that give off a stark and masculine vibe while the interior sports a herringbone floor, exposed brick veneer, floating rebar stairs, and a handful of other rugged accents. Despite being incredibly small, the home has a full bathroom, loft with washing unit, built in book shelves, a fold down desk, and a bevy of other creature comforts. But it isn’t what Wind River fit into this home that makes it interesting. Take it out of context and the inside of the Rook tiny house could be mistaken for a renovated big-city industrial loft. And given all the hard work and detail that Wind River put into the home, it’ll cost you about as much, too. Price tag is $100.000.

Compact Living Unit Adaptable To Various Climate Conditions And Terrains

Slovenian architecture firm OFIS Architects developed a living unit. Research for the cabin was initiated by OFIS Architects and Permiz, C+C, C28 and AKT to develop a self-contained wooden shell, flexible and adaptable for different locations, climate conditions and terrains. This compact house can be used as holiday cabin, a hideaway, treehouse or even a temporary habitation for research. OFIS Architects’ basic living unit (4.50 m x 2.50 m x 2.70 m) offers accommodation, including a kitchen, bathroom, bed and seats. It joins horizontally and/or vertically and can be upgraded to twins-sized, triplets or similar. The structure is made using timber frames, which are reinforced by plywood boards on both sides. The cabin can be fixed on the ground either by steel anchors or removable concrete cubes. The interior treatment is changeable and flexible and the unit furnishings can be used in various site contexts.

Innovative Folding House From Wood And Glass

This dynamic house was designed and built by Caspar Schols as a hobby space for his mother. Schols designed the pavilion with no formal architecture training after his mother asked for a pavilion that could be used for dinner parties with friends, theatre performances by her grandchildren, painting and meditating.The Garden House sits on the edge of a pond in Schols’ parents’ garden. It is made almost entirely of douglas fir wood and at first glance looks like a typical garden shed. But Schols separated the inner beam-and-glass structure from the outer wooden walls and metal roof and set them on runners. The walls part in the middle and can be wheeled inwards and outwards to create different layouts. “I was looking for a design with a lot of flexibility, if possible a design that has the flexibility of clothes,” said Schols. “You should be able to get away with changing the layers of the house almost as easily as changing clothes when desired.” The pavilion contains a bed that lifts out of the structure’s raised decking base, and a small black wooden fireplace is set in its centre. In inclement weather, the walls can be closed to create a warm and cosy shelter with outdoor terraces on either side. But as the weather gets warmer the outer shell is designed to be slid open to offer more light, leaving the inner glass shell to protect against any rain or wind. Doors on the east and west side of the house can be opened up to create a breeze. In sunnier weather, this glass shell can be parted to create an outdoor living space in the centre, where the bed, fireplace and furniture are open to the elements. “Think of how you can sleep under the stars, go sunbathing, have a barbecue party, or just relax and enjoy your freedom while being perfectly comfortable,” said Schols. The final layout option, which Schols describes as “dinner party mode”, involves sliding the two glass shells outwards and creating a covered space in the centre. This creates a large indoor space with room for a 10-metre-long table to hosts a dinner part of 30 people.

Viking Seaside Summer House by FREAKS Architecture

Repurposed from an existing fishing shack, the Viking Summer House by FREAKS Architecture is a minimal beach retreat on the coast of France. Although construction regulations kept the structure’s size and shape unchanged, the roof and exterior facade were upgraded to a galvanized metal. The interior consists of only the basics — a kitchen, living room, and dining area — left in an open floor plan with a lofted bedroom above. To make the most of the modest space, bathing is done seaside in the outdoor shower. Along with a couple of large sliding windows, the coastal setting can also be enjoyed on an outdoor terrace created by the rocky landscape.

Sydney-Inspired Luxury Mobile Home

Rob Vos Design’s “Opera” camper takes a traditional two-person trailer and combines it with all household amenities in the form of the Sydney Opera House. This private suite on wheels features two electrically adjustable beds, a boiler supplying warm water to the kitchen and shower, heating, ceramic toilet, refrigerator, plus low-energy LED lighting – like a typical holiday home, with an added sense of theater. Rob Vos Design’s “Opera” camper aims to camping into the 21st century as a unique form of high-quality tourism, combining the atmosphere of yesterday with the amenities of today. Unlike some, who may see camping as a means of holiday-making on the cheap, the Netherlands-based design company sees camping as a goal in itself. With this in mind, it developed the “Opera” camper trailer in 2008: a luxury mobile home combining tent accommodation, with optimum travelling pleasure, convenience and comfort, and an architectural image. Within minutes the camping trailer unfolds to reveal its characteristic outlines, resting firmly with a sculptural form. The teak veranda welcomes campers into its homely interior. The electrically adjustable beds and mattresses with two comfort zones offer an excellent night’s sleep, and in a simple stroke they can be transformed from two single beds into a double. The boiler supplies hot water to the compact kitchen equipped with a stainless steel sink, a mixer faucet, pull-out faucet head, plus a top loading refrigerator that holds up to 36 with a volume of 36 liters. The mini-bathroom features a ceramic toilet, and a corian fountain with a pull-out faucet head, that can be used as outdoor shower. Hot air heating and low-energy LED lighting provides the convenience of a complete holiday home with an ambient atmosphere. Completing the ensemble the outdoor kitchen opens up with two modular elements: a piezoelectric two-pit stove, piezoelectric gas barbeque, charcoal barbeque, and a beech wood cutting board, all of which folds away in the kitchen cupboard. The cookers are integrated with the vehicle’s onboard gas supply,removing the need to carry extra, heavy gas bottles. When connected to a vehicle, the ‘opera’ has an extra-wide track, double axle, hydraulic shocks, and very low centre of gravity, for added stability. The only time you’ll notice a little extra weight behind you is when the foot is on the throttle. The width and height of the unit offers unobstructed view to the rear, with no extra outside mirrors required.

Tiny Adventure Home By Tiny Heirloom

For as cool as they are, tiny homes are synonymous with compromise. In order to fit into a house small enough to be towed by a truck, you have to make some hard decisions about what you do and don’t want to keep in your life. The couple who own the Tiny Adventure Home by Tiny Heirloom, however, found a way to get the best of both worlds. Measuring in at 28 feet long the home is just as small as any other tiny house out there, but thanks to a Rockwerx climbing wall placed on the exterior of the building, the couple can still train for big climbs while living their paired down lifestyle. When they’re not training they can enjoy the impeccably finished interior featuring a dining room large enough to seat six, and a loft area just above the table for lounging and socializing. On the other end of the home, adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen there is a full bathroom with a corner soaking tub, on top of which sits another loft that serves as the bedroom. On nicer days, the side of the home opens up via a large garage door, letting in all the light and fresh air. Talk about having your cake and eating it too.

Beautiful Tiny House From Concrete

Imagine waking up in a room with a stunning view, eating your breakfast on a terrace, walking to a secluded beach for a short dip in the ocean, then drinking wine near a private pool while watching the sunset. That is exactly what Casa Tiny offers to its guests, who can now rent it through Airbnb. The cozy house is located on the Oaxaca Coast in Mexico near Casa Wabi, an artists’ retreat founded by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi. But if the retreat is a larger complex featuring several villas, a gallery, art studios, and public spaces, Casa Tiny is aptly named as it is designed for 1-2 people. The structure was inspired by “Walden”, a book written by Henry David Thoreau about living a simple life in a natural environment. Inside, guests will find a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area. A terrace with a concrete table becomes the ideal outdoor dining space. Guests can relax in the comfortable hammock, cool down in the private pool, walk through the nearby gardens, or take a swim in the ocean, which is just five minutes away from the house. The minimalist structure is made of concrete and features wooden accents that add a rustic warmth to the interior. Surrounded by vegetation and sand, the peaceful, comfortable and simple house is the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway in the middle of nature. Like it? Get $25 for your travel via Airbnb!

Koda Tiny Home by Kodasema

Estonia-based firm Kodasema creates creative tiny Koda house. This thing is essentially a nice big concrete box with one side made primarily from glass. That isn’t to put this down at all – much of the appeal of the home comes from its simplistic design. Taking just seven hours to build, this minimalist 326 square foot concrete home contains a full bathroom, laundry room, and loft bedroom space. Designed to be energy efficient and less reliant on the grid than your common home, the Koda comes with solar panels and glazed glass. Kodasema has recently announced that they will be exploring options to use similar construction methods to build office and retail spaces so while you may never live in one, you may start seeing some around in the near future. Prices for the homes start at $111,000.

Innovative Nautilus Houseboats for Modern Lifestyle

Nautilus Houseboats are specialized in the development and construction of innovative design houseboats for a modern lifestyle. The idea of living on the water used to be for people seeking freedom and adventure outside conventional society, but these days, houseboats aren’t just for renegade captains. A houseboat lets you experience the world and have your own home wherever you go, with the same comfort as in your dream home on land. Nautilus offers 4 distinct models according to your needs and family size, you can choose from various equipment options and floor plans, giving you the opportunity to build a boat according to your wishes and budget.

A Compact Mobile Office on Wheels

Belgian-based studio FIVE AM designed a compact, mobile office, or training facility, on wheels that they call “dojowheels”. Built within a camper trailer, the “dojo” reflects the design studio’s idea of working together. The modular design lets you change the setup easily making a small space more functional. The pop-up table lets you access storage underneath while also giving your legs a place to rest when you’re working. Instead of commuting to the office, you can take your office anywhere you want and even conduct meeting inside. When the table is down, the cushion slides out so you can sleep.