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    Posted June 25, 2014 by
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    The Hobbit Hutch: a Very Tiny House


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Tiny homes have fascinated saintmaker52 for years, 'Long before "The Tiny House Movement" took off. Then I ran across Lester Walker's "Tiny Book of Tiny Houses" back in the early 1990s. I was completely hooked.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    I have always loved tiny spaces. When the tiny house movement took off a few years ago, I was determined to build one.

    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;;; and other websites.

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