You can only make tiny houses so wide while remaining road legal, so tiny house firm Tiny Idahomes borrowed a neat trick from RV's and trailers and has installed slide-outs in several of its homes. Its most recent model is currently on the market for US$68,899 and features a dining room, bedroom, and lounge that slide out with the push of a button.
The unnamed towable tiny house is legally classified as an RV and measures 26 ft (7.9 m) long. It's actually being used as a demo model by the firm and still needs a little finishing up before being sold.
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The roof is metal and it's clad in board and batten siding, while the interior walls are finished in white painted ply. Inside, once in its expanded state, it comprises a maximum total floorspace of 250 sq ft (23 sq m). It's unusable when not expanded and would only be left like this for transport.
The interior includes a pretty generous looking U-shaped kitchen, a small-ish bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, and a small storage room. The three A-frame slide-out sections are used to increase space in the bedroom (which is on the ground floor), the lounge, and the dining area.
The slide-outs are electrically operated and contain two metal rails on each side that are powered by a 12 V electric motor. Tiny Idahomes also told us that the homes have triple-seal protection and a built-in gutter to ensure no water gets inside.
The tiny house gets power from an RV hookup or can be connected to a solar unit, while the oven is operated with propane. There's also two 12 V batteries on board. Four water tanks store fresh water, toilet waste and the like, and the walls, floor, and ceiling are each rated to an R-value of R-15.
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