Daniel Weddle, a compulsive customizer, musician and founder of Carpenter Owl, a tiny home and building company located in Bloomington, has built a tiny house which they call ‘Snails Away’. It is a deceivingly luxurious mobile music recording studio that is heavily modified and built on an old 16-foot car trailer. Claiming to be a ‘leave no stone unturned’ design, Snails Away is one of the three models offered for sale in addition to custom homes. Daniel framed the wall with reclaimed wooden strips of maple and cherry, which he procured from dead standing and wind fell trees on his family property.
This tiny house on wheels follows RV code. Electric and water connections are located on the back. The roof is framed up with wooden strips for extra insulation and extends down the back on the north wall. The curved ceiling is made from seven different types of Indiana wood – cherry, red oak, white oak, slippery elm, poplar, and maple and juniper/easter cedar.
There is a bed on a small loft surrounded by two windows just above the music studio. The kitchen has copper tables that can be joined together to form a formal dining table. These tables can be folded to create space for the band to practice, as the designer is a part of a music band named ‘The New Hoosier Broadcasters” that plays American traditional old time music. The kitchen has a slate back splash overlooking double bay cast iron sink.
Single ball jar deep storage rack made out of old strips of maple provides ample storage space. Walls of the music studio are heavily insulated for playing and recording music. Floor is made of maple wood for American old time foot drumming artists.
There is another loft in this mobile home, located on the left side of the front door that is relatively small with a composting toilet and soaking tub. Snails Away is an intimate gathering place for musicians to create new rhythmic songs.