Looking for an economical and environmentally-friendly solution to housing?
First floor sleeping (great for those who don’t want to climb), this house is solid (built with hurricane ties, bolts, and mostly screws; very few nails) and has wide windowsills on all 7 windows, which provide excellent ventilation, natural lighting, and beautiful cross breezes. The house is able to work off grid or plugged into a friend’s or park’s electric and water.
The overhead shelving surrounds the interior perimeter of this cozy house with wood floors. Front & rear storage lofts and built-in bookcases can be used in assorted ways. There’s also lots of under-bed storage and a pull-out trundle type sleeping platform. Upon entering, there is a bed (or couch) on your left and to your right is an 8’ bookshelf storage area with hooks/storage behind the door. At the foot of the bed is a back facing bookcase that could also be used for kitchen/pantry storage. Overhead is the front storage loft and overhead pegs running the width and forming a subtle spatial definition. Just past the large bookcase on the right side is a nook where you can put an electric fireplace (this heated the whole place during the winter). Also on the right, are shelves that hold the microwave or other appliances with a drop table beneath (and some wire organizers for more storage). Additionally, on the right is a Dickinson Marine Newport P9000 Propane Fireplace, a Square D Homeline Load Center Circuit Breaker, kitchen window, sink (under sink storage and water filtration), refrigerator, river rock counter top, and pegboard shelving that can be configured any way that suits you! The bathroom area includes a Nature’s Head composting toilet and shower.
Dimensions: Built on an 18’ car hauler trailer, the house sits about 2 ft off ground. The ground to peak height is about 12.5 feet.
Appliances: microwave, a two-burner hot plate, small refrigerator, wind turbine, Eccotemp Portable Tankless Water Heater