Tiny Houses

The Acorn is small, even by tiny house standards

The Acorn can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid
The Acorn can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid
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The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)
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The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)
The Acorn's living room includes a sofa bed
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The Acorn's living room includes a sofa bed
The Acorn has generous glazing
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The Acorn has generous glazing
The Acorn has quite a bit of storage space inside 
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The Acorn has quite a bit of storage space inside 
The Acorn is heated by a wood-burning stove
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The Acorn is heated by a wood-burning stove
The Acorn's kitchen includes a small fridge/freezer
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The Acorn's kitchen includes a small fridge/freezer
Another shot of the Acorn's kitchen
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Another shot of the Acorn's kitchen
The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)
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The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)
The Acorn's toilet 
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The Acorn's toilet 
The Acorn's shower
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The Acorn's shower
The Acorn's bathroom is reached via the kitchen 
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The Acorn's bathroom is reached via the kitchen 
A roof-basd fan helps cool the interior of the Acorn 
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A roof-basd fan helps cool the interior of the Acorn 
View towards the kitchen
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View towards the kitchen
The Acorn features a built-in vacuum cleaner
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The Acorn features a built-in vacuum cleaner
The Acorn's kitchen includes a two-burner electric cooktop
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The Acorn's kitchen includes a two-burner electric cooktop
The Acorn is heated by a wood-burning stove
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The Acorn is heated by a wood-burning stove
A roof-basd fan helps cool the interior of the Acorn
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A roof-basd fan helps cool the interior of the Acorn
The Acorn features a built-in vacuum cleaner
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The Acorn features a built-in vacuum cleaner
The Acorn's dining area
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The Acorn's dining area
Another shot of the Acorn's dining area
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Another shot of the Acorn's dining area
Another shot of the Acorn's dining area
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Another shot of the Acorn's dining area
The Acorn's living room includes a sofa bed
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The Acorn's living room includes a sofa bed
Another shot of the sofa bed
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Another shot of the sofa bed
The Acorn can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid
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The Acorn can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid
The Acorn has generous glazing
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The Acorn has generous glazing
The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)
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The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)
The Acorn is entered via the deck 
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The Acorn is entered via the deck 
The Acorn's deck has space for a couple of chairs 
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The Acorn's deck has space for a couple of chairs 
The Acorn is finished in tongue and groove and cedar, with corrugated metal accenting, 
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The Acorn is finished in tongue and groove and cedar, with corrugated metal accenting, 
The Acorn measures just 16 ft (4.8 m)-long, including its deck
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The Acorn measures just 16 ft (4.8 m)-long, including its deck
The Acorn is insulated with Rockwool 
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The Acorn is insulated with Rockwool 
The Acorn is small even compared to those pint-sized French models we cover
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The Acorn is small even compared to those pint-sized French models we cover
The Acorn is finished in tongue and groove and cedar, with corrugated metal accenting
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The Acorn is finished in tongue and groove and cedar, with corrugated metal accenting
The Acorn is based on a double-axle trailer 
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The Acorn is based on a double-axle trailer 
Shot of the Acorn's deck area 
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Shot of the Acorn's deck area 

Many of the tiny houses we report on nowadays, especially those hailing from North America, are anything but tiny. Backcountry Tiny Homes bucks this trend with a compact model that measures just 16 ft (4.8 m)-long, including its deck.

The Acorn is based on a double-axle trailer and clad in a mixture of tongue and groove and cedar, with corrugated metal accenting. Insulation is Rockwool throughout, rated at R-23 in the roof, R-15 in the walls, and R-30 in the floor (which is about on a par with the Vista Go and Sakura). It's quite light at 6,500 lb (2,948 kg), so should be relatively easy to tow.

Visitors enter via the deck area, which has enough space for a couple of chairs. Once inside, a good chunk of the 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m) of floorspace is taken up by the living area. This hosts a sofa bed and serves as combined living room, bedroom, and dining area.

The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)
The Acorn has a total floorspace of just 90 sq ft (8.3 sq m)

There's also a folding dining table, as well as quite a bit of storage space squeezed in. Additionally, an optional pull down projector screen can be installed.

The kitchen has an electric two-burner cooktop, fridge/freezer, sink, cabinetry and a built-in vacuum cleaning system, so you just plug the hose into the wall. The kitchen opens onto the bathroom, which features a toilet and shower.

The Acorn's kitchen includes a small fridge/freezer
The Acorn's kitchen includes a small fridge/freezer

The Acorn runs on the grid as standard and heat comes from a wood-burning stove, with a roof-based fan helping to cool the interior in warmer weather. However, it can also optionally be upgraded to run fully off-the-grid.

The home starts at US$29,995 for a fully-furnished turnkey model ready to move in, though other purchase options include a bare shell. Materials, insulation, etc can also be changed to suit different climates.

Source: Backcountry Tiny Homes

8 comments
Sykobee
These things are very cute and always fun to look at, although expensive for a high-end shed on wheels with fittings. But is that really a good place for power outlets by the sink?
Fletcher
Wow! Best use of minimal space & best real tiny house I've seen yet. Just needs window shades (4 privacy), indoor hammock hooks (4 lounging or sleeping more people), & an awning above deck (4 rain use.) Very cool.
Fairly Reasoner
Built an overweight camper. Only, less practical. Terrific.
ljaques
I LOVE IT! The flooring would have to be replaced with something decent. And the R30 doesn't apply to the 2 walls which are closer to R3. But that's one rad little home. I'd add a flip-up 10" extension for the porch to keep from falling off it. And replace the tree light with some other less audacious indirect sconces. The vacuum is interesting, and I'd add solar to the roof. And swap out the wood stove for a pellet stove to rule out smoke in the house for good. (I breathe air, thankyouverymuch.) I think the as-shown price is more likely $50k+, but a lot of the addons are done much more cheaply by the owners. Bravo, BTH, for the Acorn!
TomLeeM
I think that is a great way to get away from it all without having to leave it all behind. It is like a transportable hotel room.
Kitzbuhel
I'm tired of this BS tiny house fetish movement. Go live in a closet if you want but the world is here for you to enjoy life. Go live large, use what you want when you want to. Don't let the leftist BS shackle your joy of life. Live in a big glorious house, take a jet plane to a vacation paradise, drive a big comfortable car. That's what freedom and liberty means. Your choice to make. Nobody I know would choose to live like a tiny home bum.
NoelFrothingham
Sycobee asked "But is that really a good place for power outlets by the sink?" As long as the outlet is GFCI-protected, the risk is minimized.
toyhouse
A bit misleading. Thanks to a particular lens, the interior shots make it look much bigger/longer and overall spectacular, compared to the side-view. I'll admit, it has a nicer fit and finish than many of these. No windows in the kitchen feels claustrophobic though. And no slide-outs yet again, (probably could've used one here),.We already have a small rv with roughly the same sq-footage and it's more versatile in some ways, but lacking the homey-feel of wood everywhere and a wood burning stove, (along with the towing weight),. A home? For someone perhaps. Hopefully, no more than one! Whew. Reminds me of the old joke about being so small, you have to go outside just to change your mind.