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Custom tiny house is nautical but nice

Custom tiny house is nautical ...
The tiny house can also be outfitted with solar power and batteries if the owner wishes to go fully off-the-grid
The tiny house can also be outfitted with solar power and batteries if the owner wishes to go fully off-the-grid
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The composting toilet
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The composting toilet
Building the kitchen unit
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Building the kitchen unit
The wood-burning stove
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The wood-burning stove
The balcony area can also be accessed via ladder from outside
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The balcony area can also be accessed via ladder from outside
The lounge area, from up-top
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The lounge area, from up-top
The small sleeping loft and "hobbit door" which leads to the balcony
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The small sleeping loft and "hobbit door" which leads to the balcony
The storage staircase 
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The storage staircase 
The tiny house can also be outfitted with solar power and batteries if the owner wishes to go fully off-the-grid
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The tiny house can also be outfitted with solar power and batteries if the owner wishes to go fully off-the-grid
The tiny house sports cedar siding and beetle kill pine throughout the interior
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The tiny house sports cedar siding and beetle kill pine throughout the interior
The kitchen area includes fridge, sink, two-burner cooktop, convection oven and on-demand water heater
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The kitchen area includes fridge, sink, two-burner cooktop, convection oven and on-demand water heater
The tiny house can also be outfitted with solar power and batteries if the owner wishes to go fully off-the-grid
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The tiny house can also be outfitted with solar power and batteries if the owner wishes to go fully off-the-grid
A sliding barn door offers access to the bathroom
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A sliding barn door offers access to the bathroom
The couch area
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The couch area
The folding dining table
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The folding dining table
The home gets heat from a wood-burning stove 
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The home gets heat from a wood-burning stove 
Inside the main lounge area
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Inside the main lounge area
Access to the balcony space
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Access to the balcony space
Inside the tiny house
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Inside the tiny house

Ridgway, Colorado-based tiny house builder Jeremy Matlock is currently putting the finishing touches to this tiny house, which looks a little like a boat. Built on an 18 ft (5.4 m) trailer and comprising a total floorspace of around 200 sq ft (18.5 sq m), the home can be adapted to run off-the-grid and boasts some nice touches, including its own balcony.

The as-yet unnamed tiny house sports cedar siding and beetle kill pine throughout the interior. Insulation is rated at an R-Value (a measure of thermal resistance) rating of 18 for the walls, floor, and roof, which should prove comfortable for temperate climes. A total of 10 double-glazed windows should also make for plenty of natural light inside.

Entering via one of the two main doors, visitors find a lounge area with an L-shaped couch and wood-burning stove, which provides heat for the whole home. A folding breakfast table provides space for dining and the kitchen area includes a fridge, sink, two-burner cooktop, convection oven, and an on-demand water heater.

The bathroom has some privacy thanks to a sliding barn door and includes a composting toilet, a small 36-inch (91 cm) bathtub, and a shower.

The lounge area, from up-top
The lounge area, from up-top

Moving upstairs via the staircase with built-in storage, the snug loft bedroom area features a small "hobbit door" that leads onto a balcony space. Besides offering a place to get a little sun or grow a few plants, it's also a pretty useful safety feature should the worst happen and a fire starts downstairs.

Though the tiny house currently does not have a solar power setup, it can be outfitted with a solar array and batteries if the owner wishes to go off-the-grid.

The tiny house is still under construction but Matlock expects to have it completed in July. It will set you back US$39,500.

Source: Jeremy Matlock via Tiny House Listings

2 comments
nicho
It looks nothing like a boat.
navegar
I just cleaned an all plastic composting toilet today. That interior wood rim under the plastic toilet seat will be nothing but nasty in short order.