Like peanut butter and jelly, or champagne and fried chicken, sometimes seemingly incompatible things can come together to make an end result unexpectedly wonderful. Take this old caravan -- it looks inconspicuous, maybe even a little humdrum, but one is greeted with a surprise once stepping inside.
Designed by Czech firm Miramari Design, this lovely home is nicknamed Maringotka (meaning "caravan" in Czech, of course) and presents a lovely, modern interior that one doesn't anticipate, given the gray, pared-down exterior. It's located near Šumavě, in the Czech Republic.
Measuring 258 square feet, this insulated, modern-styled caravan has double-glazed windows, and other heating options are available to permit it to be inhabited all year long. According to Small House Bliss though, it's a bit wider than what's allowed on European roads, so it's not meant to be moved around on a frequent basis.
The structure is built using a steel frame and spruce, and the inside features a large, glazed opening with shutters, and a beautiful round window at one end to generously let in light. A sofa-bed occupies the space underneath; it looks like a sweet place to tuck in and read something, or to take a nap.
There is a cozy dining area in the middle of the space. At the other end you see the modern kitchen, equipped with a full-size stove and built-in cabinets for storage and for a good-sized refrigerator.
There's yet another round window in the shower of the bathroom.
A closer look at the exterior shuttered partition, on barn-style rollers.
This caravan is a unique tiny home on wheels, marrying old and new into a design that feels lively and fresh, rather than cold and overly modern. More over at Miramari Design.