Tiny Houses

Solar-powered tiny house doesn't skimp on the home comforts

The Chimera has already been sold and fetched US$84,000
The Chimera has already been sold and fetched US$84,000
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The Chimera has already been sold and fetched US$84,000
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The Chimera has already been sold and fetched US$84,000
The folding cedar dining table
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The folding cedar dining table
The relatively large looking kitchen includes a four-burner cooktop and oven
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The relatively large looking kitchen includes a four-burner cooktop and oven
The whole home looks finished to a high standard
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The whole home looks finished to a high standard
The folding cedar dining table
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The folding cedar dining table
The kitchen sink 
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The kitchen sink 
The stairs benefit from lots of storage
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The stairs benefit from lots of storage
The stairs also include a washer/dryer, fridge, and cupboard space
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The stairs also include a washer/dryer, fridge, and cupboard space
The stairs also include a washer/dryer, fridge, and cupboard space
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The stairs also include a washer/dryer, fridge, and cupboard space
The stairs also include a washer/dryer, fridge, and cupboard space
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The stairs also include a washer/dryer, fridge, and cupboard space
The sleeping loft boasts integrated storage
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The sleeping loft boasts integrated storage
View of the main living area
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View of the main living area
View of the main living area
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View of the main living area
The couch has integrated storage space and pulls out to serve as a guest bed
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The couch has integrated storage space and pulls out to serve as a guest bed
The couch has integrated storage space and pulls out to serve as a guest bed
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The couch has integrated storage space and pulls out to serve as a guest bed
The couch has integrated storage space and pulls out to serve as a guest bed
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The couch has integrated storage space and pulls out to serve as a guest bed
View toward the sleeping loft
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View toward the sleeping loft
The kitchen 
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The kitchen 
Inside the kitchen
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Inside the kitchen
The whole home looks finished to a high standard
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The whole home looks finished to a high standard
Storage space is very important in a tiny house and this one seems to have plenty
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Storage space is very important in a tiny house and this one seems to have plenty
The main living area
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The main living area
The bathroom features shower, sink, and composting toilet
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The bathroom features shower, sink, and composting toilet
The bathroom
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The bathroom
The sleeping loft
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The sleeping loft
View of the home from the sleeping loft
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View of the home from the sleeping loft
A ceiling fan helps keep the interior cool in summer
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A ceiling fan helps keep the interior cool in summer

Tiny houses are all about balance. The smaller they are, the less comfortable they tend to be. Go too big and you may as well just live in a normal-sized home. Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee-based firm Wind River Tiny Homes recently completed an off-grid tiny house that appears to get this balance just right, offering ample storage space, a nice interior layout, and plenty of home comforts too.

The Chimera measures 8 x 24 ft (2.4 x 7.62 m) and is clad in stained grey pine. It sports a metal roof and an exterior storage box, while the glazing is housed in aluminum clad wooden window frames.

Entering via the sole door, visitors are greeted with a snug living space featuring a couch with integrated storage that folds out into a guest bed. Heating comes in the form of a tiny wood-burning stove and a mini-split heating and cooling system, while a ceiling fan also helps to keep the interior cool. Propane is used for the hot water heater and cooker.

The main living area leads to a relatively large looking kitchen. This includes a four-burner cooktop and oven, a microwave, a slide-out pantry, a folding cedar dining table, and concrete countertops. The entire interior of the tiny home looks finished to a very high standard.

View of the home from the sleeping loft
View of the home from the sleeping loft

At the opposite end of the main living area lies a small bathroom with composting toilet, sink, and a tiled shower.

A large staircase with built-in shelving, cupboards, a washer/dryer, and a fridge leads up to the main loft sleeping area, which includes a queen-sized bed and yet more storage.

A secondary storage loft area is accessed by climbing a custom pipe ladder and also houses the onboard solar power management system, which includes battery backup and inverters.

The Chimera pictured has already been sold and fetched US$84,000. Tiny homes by the firm start at $25,000.

Source: Wind River Tiny Homes

1 comment
BigGoofyGuy
I think that is really nice. I would not mind living there.