With a perception to think big and build small sustainable houses, a US couple has built an amazing tiny traveling house. The tiny house on wheels is just 130 square feet big, with a well-designed cabin, a kitchen, two lofts, and a bathroom along with a shower. It is mostly made of bio-friendly recyclable materials. The filmmaker duo of Christian Parsons and Alexis Stephens have been traveling throughout North America in this mobile home. They are documenting vibrant stories of tiny homeowner community of the US, and other modern home issues.
Alexis says that after her decision to simplify their home surroundings, her partner Christian started making their dream house on wheels, over a year ago. His past experience of renovating their old houses with his father has helped him a lot. The tiny house has all modern home features, and building it has cost them $20,000.
They mostly used recycled materials to build the house and its fantastic wooden interiors. The wood was taken from a dilapidated farmhouse that was being demolished, and the curtains are made from scraps of a furniture shop. Its exotic cabin welcomes the visitors warmly with a well-designed theme. The kitchen comprises most of the items that you would find in a conventional home; including a fridge and an oven. Christian has used five kinds of tree wood (from fallen trees in his father’s backyard) to handcraft a timeless butcher block countertop for their kitchen. Alexis says that being around your favorite things is a joyful experience of life.
With its open floor plan, the sliding door of the bathroom leads to a full-fledged pantry. In need of a perfect-size shower, the couple decided to build it comparatively larger than other tiny house showers. It also includes a tub for washing feet.
This tiny house on wheels has done 45,000 miles while traveling across 36 US states and one Canadian province, which makes it the most traveled tiny house in the world.
A dedicated loft situated upstairs is used as master-suite by the couple. It has a comfortable bed and a number of windows portraying the tiny room more spaciously. Personalized lighting fixtures make the tiny house look more beautiful. Besides this, there is another loft for their son which is decorated with glow-in-dark stars and includes a drop-down desk for other activities.
The couple lived with a wish to travel in their house, and this tiny traveling house has made their wish come true. They have already traveled to 16 states of US in their traveling house. In this journey, they met with several tiny homeowners such as Llamalopolis tiny house community in Las Vegas, and documented their experiences.
In fact, they started Tiny House Expedition to directly interact with the tiny homeowners’ community of US and bring their stories in front of the world. Through this expedition, they learnt that tiny homeowners need community get-togethers to make the tiny house movement more powerful.