For some, the idea of living in a tiny house can be a nightmare: where would you put the kids? What about your clothes, shoes, stuff? For others, the idea of shedding all that stuff and moving into a tiny house is liberating -- emotionally and financially. And for some of these intrepid tiny housers, even a teeny tiny house is too big.
At least, that's what Richard Ward of Dallas, Texas discovered during the last few months living in a modified 2010 Honda Element, travelling around the country for the last four months. Previously, he was living in Terraform One, a beautiful, 250-square-foot tiny dwelling that he designed and built with the help of Artisan Tiny House. Ward began his road trip ostensibly to find another place to park Terraform One, but he's now decided to sell it. As he explains on Tiny House Listings:
After spending the last 4 months traveling the country in a 32 sq ft micro-camper, I returned to my 250 sq ft mansion and realized my tiny house was WAY TOO BIG to fit my gypsy lifestyle. So though it breaks my heart to sell something I put so much work into, I’ve got to downsize.
As you can see from the video tour above from Dallas Morning News, Terraform One is a lovely gem of a house. It's built out of structural insulated panels (SIPs), which offer more structural strength and insulation than a regular stick-framed structure, and it sits on top of a 32-foot-long gooseneck trailer.
There are are a lot of beneficial features for the discerning tiny house dweller here. For starters, there is no sleeping loft; instead, the bed sits upon a platform to one end, above the gooseneck, meaning you can sit on the bed without cracking your head open. There's also a place on the ceiling to hang one's bike -- a smart move.
The home's sitting area features a comfy-looking convertible couch, which can transform into a guest bed.
Besides that, there is a full-sized kitchen, shower, hammock, a 110-inch home theatre projection system with a eight-speaker surround sound system, two beer draft lines, space for a large refrigerator and three bikes, and a large storage loft.
This sturdy little house feels large and comfortable enough for someone who likes their headroom, bikes and beer. Ward is asking for USD $75,000 for Terraform One, which is only about a year old. If you're interested, you can find out more details or schedule a viewing either on Tiny House Listings or Terraform Tiny House.