Tiny Houses

Tub-topped tiny house is built around a whisky still

Carpenter Owl has installed a folding table that seats four on the Honey on the Rock's upper deck, which is also home to an outdoor tub
Carpenter Owl has installed a folding table that seats four on the Honey on the Rock's upper deck, which is also home to an outdoor tub
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View towards the Honey on the Rock's kitchen
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View towards the Honey on the Rock's kitchen
The Honey on the Rock's living room features a small wood-burning stove and a storage space for a heirloom whisky still
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The Honey on the Rock's living room features a small wood-burning stove and a storage space for a heirloom whisky still
Carpenter Owl has installed a folding table that seats four on the Honey on the Rock's upper deck, which is also home to an outdoor tub
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Carpenter Owl has installed a folding table that seats four on the Honey on the Rock's upper deck, which is also home to an outdoor tub
The Honey on the Rock's kitchen window opens for outside dining
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The Honey on the Rock's kitchen window opens for outside dining
The Honey on the Rock's bedroom includes porthole windows
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The Honey on the Rock's bedroom includes porthole windows
The Honey on the Rock's outdoor dining area
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The Honey on the Rock's outdoor dining area
The Honey on the Rock's copper kitchen sink
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The Honey on the Rock's copper kitchen sink
The Honey on the Rock is clad in walnut with cedar trim 
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The Honey on the Rock is clad in walnut with cedar trim 
The Honey on the Rock is based on a double-axle trailer
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The Honey on the Rock is based on a double-axle trailer
The Honey on the Rock's weight comes in at around 11,000 lb (5,000 kg)
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The Honey on the Rock's weight comes in at around 11,000 lb (5,000 kg)
The Honey on the Rock's interior has decorative touches like wooden lamps, and exposed soldered copper water piping
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The Honey on the Rock's interior has decorative touches like wooden lamps, and exposed soldered copper water piping
The Honey on the Rock's interior has decorative touches like wooden lamps, and exposed soldered copper water piping
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The Honey on the Rock's interior has decorative touches like wooden lamps, and exposed soldered copper water piping
The Honey on the Rock's kitchen includes cooktop, sink, fridge/freezer, and spice racks
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The Honey on the Rock's kitchen includes cooktop, sink, fridge/freezer, and spice racks
The Honey on the Rock's operable kitchen window
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The Honey on the Rock's operable kitchen window

Bloomington, Indiana-based firm Carpenter Owl recently completed a compact tiny house that's partly inspired by a family heirloom whisky still. Named Honey on the Rock after a whisky recipe, the towable dwelling is used as a vacation home and has an upper deck that features a vintage soaking tub.

The Honey on the Rock tiny house measures 22 ft (6.7 m)-long, 8.5 ft (2.6 m)-wide, and reaches a maximum height of 13.5 ft (4.1 m). It's clad in walnut with cedar trim and sports a sculpted roof section that's reminiscent of Zyl Vardos' work. Weight comes in at roughly 11,000 lb (5,000 kg).

The interior looks snug, even for a tiny house. Visitors enter into the kitchen, which has some decorative touches like wooden lamps, and exposed soldered copper water piping. It includes a cooktop, spice rack, fridge/freezer, and a copper sink. A small dining area for two is situated next to a window that opens to provide a link to another dining area outside on the deck.

The kitchen offers access to a snug bathroom with shower and composting toilet. Also nearby is a living room with a storage cabinet that contains a whisky still (which appears to be for ornamental use only). A wood-burning stove provides heating duties and a couch will soon be installed.

The Honey on the Rock's living room features a small wood-burning stove and a storage space for a heirloom whisky still
The Honey on the Rock's living room features a small wood-burning stove and a storage space for a heirloom whisky still

The tiny house's storage-integrated staircase leads to the loft bedroom, which has generous glazing, including porthole windows. Handily, a small hatch door offers direct access to the upstairs deck (the deck can also be reached by spiral staircase).

Out on the upper deck, Carpenter Owl has installed a folding table that seats four as well as the outdoor tub, allowing the owners to enjoy a soak under the stars, which sounds pretty pleasant if the weather's right.

The Honey on the Rock tiny house was commissioned by a client and cost roughly US$85,000.

Source: Carpenter Owl

3 comments
shopoutlet
I wouldn't want to live in it. But would make a great weekend getaway. Love the craftsmanship.
CharlieSeattle
House and Still? Good thing urine an whiskey are the same color!
VincentWolf
Looks like a caboose.
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