Tiny Houses

Kestrel tiny house: Soak in the tub and drink in the view

Kestrel tiny house: Soak in th...
Not for shy types: The Kestrel's bathroom could leave tub-dwellers a little exposed
Not for shy types: The Kestrel's bathroom could leave tub-dwellers a little exposed
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Access to the Kestrel's bedroom is gained via storage-integrated staircase
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Access to the Kestrel's bedroom is gained via storage-integrated staircase
The Kestrel's kitchenette includes a granite sink
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The Kestrel's kitchenette includes a granite sink
The Kestrel's bathroom has plenty of glazing
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The Kestrel's bathroom has plenty of glazing
The Kestrel's bathroom gets hot water from a propane-powered on-demand water heater
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The Kestrel's bathroom gets hot water from a propane-powered on-demand water heater
Not for shy types: The Kestrel's bathroom could leave tub-dwellers a little exposed
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Not for shy types: The Kestrel's bathroom could leave tub-dwellers a little exposed
The Kestrel includes a custom vanity unit and sink with granite countertop, composting toilet, and a bathtub/shower which is surrounded by a tiled wet area and two large windows
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The Kestrel includes a custom vanity unit and sink with granite countertop, composting toilet, and a bathtub/shower which is surrounded by a tiled wet area and two large windows
Lots of custom storage space in the Kestrel
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Lots of custom storage space in the Kestrel
The Kestrel's custom storage
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The Kestrel's custom storage
The Kestrel's staircase-integrated storage
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The Kestrel's staircase-integrated storage
The Kestrel's living room area
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The Kestrel's living room area
The Kestrel's bedroom has enough space for a double bed
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The Kestrel's bedroom has enough space for a double bed
The Kestrel's bedroom is topped by a skylight
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The Kestrel's bedroom is topped by a skylight
Visitors enter the Kestrel directly into the living room area
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Visitors enter the Kestrel directly into the living room area
View towards the Kestrel's bathroom
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View towards the Kestrel's bathroom
View towards the Kestrel's living room area
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View towards the Kestrel's living room area
Closeup of the Kestrel's storage-integrated staircase
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Closeup of the Kestrel's storage-integrated staircase
Closeup of the Kestrel's bathroom sink
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Closeup of the Kestrel's bathroom sink
Access to the Kestrel's bathroom is gained by pocket door
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Access to the Kestrel's bathroom is gained by pocket door
The Kestrel (pictured on the right) is based on a 24 ft (7.3 m)-long double axle trailer
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The Kestrel (pictured on the right) is based on a 24 ft (7.3 m)-long double axle trailer
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One of the benefits of commissioning a tiny house from scratch is the flexibility offered. Whether you want additional sleeping space, a walk-in closet, or even a climbing wall exterior, it can all be done. The customer who approached Rewild Homes wanted a bathtub surrounded by glazing, so the firm got to work designing a compact but storage-packed towable dwelling that offers just that.

Based on a 24 ft (7.3 m)-long double axle trailer, the recently-completed Kestrel has a simple, unfussy layout. The finish looks good, with hardwood floors, fir trim and birch cabinetry, plus there's plenty of natural light thanks to the generous glazing.

On entering, a small living room area lies to one side, which includes bench seating, storage units and a storage loft above. The kitchenette is adjacent, and includes a granite sink, propane stove, a washer/dryer unit (squeezed under the stairs), and an electric fridge. The cabinetry offers yet more storage space.

The Kestrel's kitchenette includes a granite sink
The Kestrel's kitchenette includes a granite sink

At the far end of the home lies the bathroom, which is accessed by pocket door. This includes a custom vanity unit and sink with granite countertop, composting toilet, and a bathtub/shower which is surrounded by a tiled wet area and two large windows. There's not a lot of privacy on offer, but perhaps the owners will install some blinds or it'll be located in a rural area.

A storage-integrated staircase leads to a standard low-ceilinged tiny house-style loft bedroom, which has plenty of space for a double bed and is topped by a skylight.

The Kestrel gets its power from a standard RV-style hookup, while water is heated with a propane on-demand water heater. The house is also kept warm with propane too, using a forced air propane heater. Lighting is LED throughout.

We've no word on price for the Kestrel, though the firm's Blue Heron model is still for sale at US$78,000.

Source: Rewild Homes

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3 comments
MerlinGuy
Tiny houses have left their original purpose so far behind in a race for 15 minutes of glamorous fame that we need to remove the word "tiny" from the description. Perhaps we can use the term "Aspen" instead since that word conjures feelings of camping and unadulterated wealth. Seriously, I would not be surprised if then next featured Tiny House came with it's own Vomitorium.
pres
Nice to see some real innovation and creative design in the mostly cookie-cutter RV/trailer industry. (e.g. staircase storage, overhead bedroom with real ventilation, etc.) All in only 24 feet of coach.
sidmehta
Fabulous, but once you get a double bed up there do you crawl to it?