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Solar-powered tiny house caters to artistic types

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The Artist is 28 ft-long and is based on a triple-axle trailer, with a total floorspace of 280 sq ft decked out in bamboo
The Artist is 28 ft-long and is based on a triple-axle trailer, with a total floorspace of 280 sq ft decked out in bamboo
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The Artist's kitchen includes full-size appliances and plenty of storage space
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The Artist's kitchen includes full-size appliances and plenty of storage space
Top-down shot of the Artist's interior, with kitchen and child's bedroom in view
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Top-down shot of the Artist's interior, with kitchen and child's bedroom in view
The Artist's loft bedroom is reached by staircase
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The Artist's loft bedroom is reached by staircase
The Artist is 28 ft-long and is based on a triple-axle trailer, with a total floorspace of 280 sq ft decked out in bamboo
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The Artist is 28 ft-long and is based on a triple-axle trailer, with a total floorspace of 280 sq ft decked out in bamboo
The Artist's master bedroom has under-bed storage
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The Artist's master bedroom has under-bed storage
Inside, the Artist has a total floorspace of 280 sq ft (26 sq m)
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Inside, the Artist has a total floorspace of 280 sq ft (26 sq m)
Pull-out drawers in the Artist's kitchen
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Pull-out drawers in the Artist's kitchen
Another shot of the loft bedroom in the Artist
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Another shot of the loft bedroom in the Artist
The loft bedroom in the Artist is the typical low-ceilinged type
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The loft bedroom in the Artist is the typical low-ceilinged type
The Artist gets all power from a solar panel and battery setup
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The Artist gets all power from a solar panel and battery setup
The Artist's bathroom includes a doggy door
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The Artist's bathroom includes a doggy door
The Artist is pictured in an  unfinished state because the owners wanted to put the finishing touches to the home themselves
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The Artist is pictured in an  unfinished state because the owners wanted to put the finishing touches to the home themselves
The Artist is clad in tongue and groove siding with metal accenting and roof
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The Artist is clad in tongue and groove siding with metal accenting and roof
The Artist's bathroom
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The Artist's bathroom
The Artist has plenty of storage space
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The Artist has plenty of storage space
The Artist's large copper kitchen sink
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The Artist's large copper kitchen sink
More storage space in the Artist
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More storage space in the Artist
The Artist's studio is topped by a skylight to maximize natural light inside
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The Artist's studio is topped by a skylight to maximize natural light inside
The "Frankenstein" light switches are a nice touch
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The "Frankenstein" light switches are a nice touch
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Utah's Alpine Tiny Homes, the firm responsible for the Tiny Giant, recently completed an interesting new tiny house for a mother and her son. The aptly-named Artist runs off-the grid with solar power and its unusual layout includes a small artist's studio that enables the creative owner to enjoy painting and sketching.

The Artist measures 28 ft (8.5 m)-long and is based on a triple-axle trailer. It's clad in tongue and groove siding, with metal accenting. Inside, the dwelling has a total floorspace of 280 sq ft (26 sq m) and the floor is decked out in bamboo, while the countertops are made from beetle kill pine.

Visitors enter into the living room, which has a breakfast bar and kitchen nearby. This latter area features a large copper sink, full-size appliances and storage space, including a pantry. The bathroom, meanwhile, has a bath/shower, composting toilet, copper sink, and a small doggy door.

The master bedroom is located in the gooseneck (raised) area of the trailer and is reached by a staircase with integrated cat flap that leads outside. A sliding door offers privacy and the room has enough headroom to stand up – a luxury in a tiny house. The artist's loft (picture below) is directly next to the bedroom, in a raised loft area.

The Artist's studio is topped by a skylight to maximize natural light inside
The Artist's studio is topped by a skylight to maximize natural light inside

The owner's 12-year-old son sleeps in the dwelling's loft bedroom, which is reached by another staircase. It looks relatively spacious, though does have the typical tiny house-style low ceiling. Alpine Tiny Homes installed a 24-inch TV and some storage units for the boy's gaming systems.

The Artist runs off-the-grid and receives all electricity from a roof-based 1.5 kW solar array that's hooked up to a Goal Zero battery system to ensure the juice keeps flowing when the sun isn't shining. Both the oven and water heater are powered by propane.

The Artist was sold for US$75,000.

Source: Alpine Tiny Homes

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2 comments
GloriaCrosthwaite
I love this place,this is the way I would want mine,almost.lol,I like the way its built
Tom Lee Mullins
I think this is really nice. I would not mind living there.