Here is how you know you’re doing your mobile home right: the wood paneling is on the outside.
This sharp looking cabin on wheels is the creation of small home enthusiast Laird Herbert who hails the far north of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Inspired by the micro-living movement, Herbert was intrigued by the idea of building his own home.
After testing out several prototype designs, Herbert has finished work on what he calls Version.2—and the result is a tiny portable home design that takes up a small amount of space, is big enough to live in comfortably, and reportedly accommodates a family of four.
Designed to withstand the cold Canadian climate, Leaf House Version.2 is a custom built, fully self-contained portable home, Gizmag reports. Better yet, it is mounted on wheels, allowing you to pick up and go whenever the urge arises.
The home has been constructed using Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) timber, recycled materials, natural finishes, and eco-friendly building products.
The home is built on top of a trailer base and offers a further four feet in length over Version.1. The interior features a living area with sofa bed, raised sleeping quarters, fully functional kitchen, bathroom with a compact bathtub and an open dining area.
Furthermore, the home features many self-sustaining elements including a composting toilet, propane tankless hot water system, propane GE range half fridge, Ecoheat electric baseboards, LED and halogen lighting and a 35-gallon water storage unit.
Incorporating a tin roof, the home’s design elements are simple enough to blend in with its surroundings. Pack some portable deck chairs and outdoor furnishings, and you can create an extended exterior living area.
Leaf House Version.2 is currently on the market for $44,500, which is a steal if you take into consideration that it cost Herbert $40,000 to build.
If you fancy something with a personal touch, you can commission Herbet to design your very own tiny house prototype.
Leaf House Version.2 is a 20-foot luxury tiny home.
Adding four feet in length over version.1, version.2 features a living area with a sofa bed, full size kitchen, full bathroom with a compact bathtub, and a more spacious dining area.
With a shed roof to the rear, the design incorporates a similar open and airy feel as version.1. Built over the course of five months, version.2 is a luxurious, fully featured tiny home!
It’s currently stored in Whitehorse, Yukon, and even if you don’t happen to live in Canada…
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