Tiny Houses

Compact tiny house cuts the cord for off-grid freedom

Compact tiny house cuts the co...
The small size of Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home reminds us of the compact tiny houses we see in Europe
The small size of Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home reminds us of the compact tiny houses we see in Europe
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The small size of Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home reminds us of the compact tiny houses we see in Europe
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The small size of Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home reminds us of the compact tiny houses we see in Europe
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has a drop-down deck that provides outdoor living space
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has a drop-down deck that provides outdoor living space
The bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has a stainless steel shower surround, copper pail sink, and composting toilet
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The bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has a stainless steel shower surround, copper pail sink, and composting toilet
The copper pail sink in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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The copper pail sink in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is based on a double-axle trailer
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is based on a double-axle trailer
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is clad in cedar, with metal accenting
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is clad in cedar, with metal accenting
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is heated with a wood burner
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is heated with a wood burner
View towards the bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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View towards the bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
The bathroom sink 
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The bathroom sink 
The bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home includes a shower, sink, and composting toilet 
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The bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home includes a shower, sink, and composting toilet 
The kitchenette in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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The kitchenette in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
A washer/dryer is installed in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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A washer/dryer is installed in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home measures 22 ft (6.7 m)-long
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home measures 22 ft (6.7 m)-long
The battery array and other gear in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is stowed-away in the storage box shown
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The battery array and other gear in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home is stowed-away in the storage box shown
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home gets power from a solar panel setup hooked up to a battery array
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home gets power from a solar panel setup hooked up to a battery array
The kitchenette in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home includes an efficient fridge that can run from propane or electric 
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The kitchenette in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home includes an efficient fridge that can run from propane or electric 
The kitchenette in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has lots of storage space 
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The kitchenette in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has lots of storage space 
View towards the bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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View towards the bathroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in lowered position
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in lowered position
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home features live edge window sills
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home features live edge window sills
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in lowered position
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in lowered position
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in raised position
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in raised position
The loft bedroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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The loft bedroom in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Top-down view of the living area in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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Top-down view of the living area in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Top-down view of the living area in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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Top-down view of the living area in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has a storage-integrated staircase
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has a storage-integrated staircase
View towards the living room in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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View towards the living room in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
The bedroom storage in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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The bedroom storage in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home sleeps up to four people
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home sleeps up to four people
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in lowered position
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home with deck in lowered position
The sofa bed in bed position 
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The sofa bed in bed position 
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has an integrated water tank
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home has an integrated water tank
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home gets power from a solar panel setup hooked up to a battery array
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home gets power from a solar panel setup hooked up to a battery array
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home cost around US$79,000
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home cost around US$79,000
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home measures 22 ft (6.7 m)-long
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home measures 22 ft (6.7 m)-long
Closeup of the shelving in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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Closeup of the shelving in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home features live edge window sills
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home features live edge window sills
The wood burner in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
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The wood burner in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home features a storage-integrated staircase
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Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home features a storage-integrated staircase
The sink in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home 
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The sink in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home 
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Colorado's MitchCraft Tiny Homes shoehorned a surprisingly fully-featured tiny house onto a compact 22 ft (6.7 m)-long trailer with its latest build, Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home. Sleeping up to four people under its small roof, the towable dwelling also boasts solar power, a composting toilet, and onboard water storage, allowing the owner maximum off-grid freedom.

The recently-completed tiny house, named after its owner, is based on a double-axle trailer and clad in cedar, with a relatively large drop-down deck at the entrance providing some outdoor living space. Its small size is unusual for North America and its design reminds us of the tiny houses by Baluchon and other European firms.

Visitors enter into a snug living room with a sofa bed and wood-burner. The home is finished in wood, with live edge window sills and it looks nice and light in there thanks to plenty of glazing.

The kitchenette is nearby. This is a reasonable size and includes a two-person breakfast bar, pull-out pantry, shelving, a small two-burner stove and a refrigerator. A washer/dryer and sink are also installed. Further into the home is a door leading to a bathroom with stainless steel shower surround, copper pail sink, and composting toilet.

Top-down view of the living area in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home
Top-down view of the living area in Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home

A storage-integrated staircase leads up to the only loft in this one, which serves as the master bedroom and is topped by a skylight.

The tiny house gets power from a roof-based solar power array, with eight batteries ensuring the juice keeps flowing on a cloudy day. A 70 gallon (264 l) fresh water tank and water pump are also installed underneath the living room seating.

Davis's 22 ft Off-Grid Tiny Home cost around US$79,000.

Source: MitchCraft Tiny Homes

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5 comments
McDesign
As an engineer and both a shelter and automotive enthusiast, I wish someone would truly integrate the transportation frame and the living structure. Everything I've seen is just a wooden box on a mild-steel flatbed trailer.
We used to make cars this way; "body-on-frame" construction. Automakers stopped long ago, because it was heavy and inefficient and structurally redundant. Also, it was no longer effective to send out a rolling chassis to a coachbuilder for bespoke bodywork.
I'd love to see a trailer where there were no transverse axles, just multiple trailing arms per side to support the four or six wheels. This would keep the center floor height lower, as low as ground clearance would dictate, and free up much more internal volume of space.
Wolf0579
I'm sick of seeing these things on trailers. Build one on a freakin foundation!! That's where houses belong!
ljaques
Although I didn't see any solar array on the roof of this particular model, I am happy to see a decent model of tiny house built for off-grid use and priced somewhat sensibly. Kudos, MitchCraft.
Mik-Fielding
It amazes me that not only do none of these towable tiny houses seem to consider anything regarding wind resistance but some, like this one, even add items to make them even worse! That mini roof bit above the window its going to act as an air dam and probably even cause instability above 35mph or so. The only safe way to tow some of these is behind a cargo truck with a decent size box on the back!
Lamar Havard
For less than half that price I can get the finest 14 x 60 single-wide mobile home on every lot in my area...I checked. 8 x 22 for $80,000? forget it!