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The Hobbit Hutch: a Very Tiny House
So for my first venture, I built a tiny vardo/caravan.
It's 56 sq. ft. with a 20 sq. ft. front porch.
I built it on a Tractor Supply Trailer so it's portable. It's completely insulated with a bed, slide out dining table, tiny refrigerator, tiny microwave, a faux wood stove and a 5000 btu air conditioner along with other amenities.
It has a dutch door on the front with a tiny round window and jalousie windows on either side of the bed. Also, there's a transom window above the bed for plenty of light. A tiny operable window over the kitchen sink.
Right now it serves as a writing studio for my wife and I and a guest house for friends and family.
We store a porta potty under the bed and I plan to put a hanging outdoor propane shower on the front porch, along with privacy curtains.
It was quite the fun project. My wife was in charge of the decorating. She purchased a child's chandelier to hang over the dining table.
The Hobbit Hutch has generated much interest and has been written about in publications from Australia to Kazakistan. It has been written about at inhabitat.com; theshelterblog.com; tinyhouseblog.com; and other websites.