Doctor's 240 sq. ft. Tiny Ski Lodge is a double-decked dwelling

Maximus Extreme Living Solutions
© Maximus Extreme Living Solutions

One of the more fascinating aspects of the tiny house movement is how people are not only finding clever ways to maximize small spaces, but also they are using them to communicate personality quirks. So far, we've seen mountain climbers, biking enthusiasts and surfers create spaces tailored around their passions and interests.

So let's not forget the skiiers: Utah-based Maximus Extreme Living Solutions created this tiny 240-square-foot abode on a 30-foot-long trailer for an emergency room doctor and her partner, a former professional kayak racer. The Tetris-like exterior is quirky to say the least, covered as it is with a combination of pine and corrugated metal. There are not one, but two outdoor spaces: a roof deck, accessible via an outdoor stairway, and a smaller balcony situated over the trailer tongue at the other end.

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Maximus Extreme Living Solutions© Maximus Extreme Living Solutions

The interior space is split up into a bathroom and kitchen on the lower level. There's also a "sewing and repair room" that has low benches with built-in storage. From the looks of it, there appears to be a detachable work table made out of recycled snowboards clipped to the ceiling, and we love the vintage rotating fan on the back wall.

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Maximus Extreme Living Solutions© Maximus Extreme Living Solutions
Maximus Extreme Living Solutions© Maximus Extreme Living Solutions

Going up the stairs, it leads to two mezzanines above on either side -- one holds the bedroom, the other is a sitting lounge with a door that leads out onto the small balcony.

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Maximus Extreme Living Solutions© Maximus Extreme Living Solutions
Maximus Extreme Living Solutions© Maximus Extreme Living Solutions
Maximus Extreme Living Solutions© Maximus Extreme Living Solutions

According to New Atlas, the Tiny Ski Lodge has been constructed with structural insulated panels (SIPs), which means that it can withstand temperatures ranging from -50 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (-45.6 to 65 degrees Celsius), using an electric heater that would approximately cost the owners only USD $25 to $35 per month in utilities. No word on how much this ski-slope inspired residence cost, but you can see more pictures over at Maximus Extreme Living Solutions.

Tags: Less Is More | Living With Less | Small Spaces | Sports

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