As the tiny home movement continues to build a full head of steam popularity-wise, savvy architects the world over remain steadfast in their efforts to innovate the industry. This week, a particularly inventive take not only seems to push the tiny home business forward but the RV market as well. Designed and built by a company named Tiny Idahomes (see what it did there?), the unnamed home in question boasts all the aesthetic qualities of a tiny home — miniature awnings, small living spaces, etc. — but functions like a recreational vehicle. That is, it expands and shrinks parts of its quarters with the simple push of a button — a literal house on wheels.
When we say Tiny Idahomes’ creative moving home is small, we really mean it. Measuring at just 250 square feet with all the available compartments extended to their max, this dwelling is the epitome of tiny. From the looks of its photos, this 26-foot-long residence appears to only be livable while in its expanded iteration — yet another feature it’s borrowed from its recreational vehicle kin. Once it’s stationary enough for owners to allow it to truly stretch its living spaces, the home features a fully functioning kitchen, roomy bedroom, and cozy lounging area. The designers even included a couch-turned-bed in the lounge for guests.
Tiny Idahomes also included an LED-lit standard bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower functionality, along with a spacious (in tiny home terms) storage loft. To maintain its quality, the company incorporated built-in gutters, triple-seal insulation, a sleek metal rooftop, and board and batten siding. While propane powers the home’s oven, owners of this rolling house could make use of solar panels fixed to the roof instead of utilizing the two 12V batteries for energy. Furthermore, four water tanks stay with the unit at all times, providing a well of fresh water or convenient storage for accumulated waste.
An imaginative tiny home, no doubt, but perhaps its best feature is the fact that this mobile pad is currently on the market. Packing roughly 4,000 total miles on its odometer, the sellers are asking for just shy of $69,000. If you’ve ever fancied life as a tiny homer, there are few (if any) on the market as versatile and original as Tiny Idahomes’ RV-inspired rolling digs.