Tiny Project Tiny House is a 15 square meters (160 square feet) one of a kind modern tiny house built on a 2.4 m (8 ft) by 6 m (20 ft) flatbed trailer. It features 10 windows for a light and open feel; a beautiful, sustainable wood interior; and high-end stainless appliances.
This small home was designed by Alek Lisefski and according to him, he has been happily living in it since it was built in 2013.
The mini home can be towed just about anywhere, giving the tiny house owner nearly unlimited freedom and flexibility
Most tiny houses, or more specifically “tiny houses on a trailer,” are mini homes built on flatbed or gooseneck trailers. Building a tiny house on a trailer means the house is considered more like an RV and does not need to adhere to the same square footage requirements, permits and codes associated with building a normal home on a foundation. Tiny houses use a tiny house trailer as their “foundation”. Building a tiny house on wheels allows for the mini home to be towed just about anywhere, giving the tiny house owner nearly unlimited freedom and flexibility.
Tiny homes are usually under 2.6 m (8.5 ft) wide and vary in length from 3.6 to 7.3 m (12 to 24 ft). Tiny houses are restricted in height to 4.1 m (13.5 ft) in order to fit under highway underpasses.
Most tiny homes include a sleeping loft. Some (like this project) include complete plumbing and electrical systems, like a full-size house would have, while others choose to live more simply, without water, and possible with solar as their only form of electricity.
Tiny houses are a great way to minimize environmental impact by living in a much more efficient and sustainable structure
No matter what tiny house plans are used, no matter how the mini home is designed and constructed, tiny house owners tend to choose it for one of several reasons:
- Tiny houses are a more affordable option (compared to a full-size home) for debt-free living.
- Tiny houses offer an alternative (especially for younger and older generations) to the increasingly difficult, traditional “American Dream” path to home-ownership.
- Building a tiny house offers mobility and flexibility for anyone who does not wish to be tied to a specific location.
- Tiny homes offer an incredibly simple yet all-inclusive form of shelter, perfect for out-of-the-way, off-grid living.
- Tiny houses are a great way to minimize environmental impact by living in a much more efficient and sustainable structure.
- Mini homes create simpler living — they are an easy to maintain, self-contained housing option for those of retirement age.
- Building a tiny house is a fun/challenging/rewarding and educational project used to share alternative housing options to the next generation of home owners/builders!