Tiny Houses

Tiny living, Steampunk style

The recently-completed Steampunk Adventure Home, by Maximus Extreme Living Solutions (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The recently-completed Steampunk Adventure Home, by Maximus Extreme Living Solutions (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The detailing on the project is impressive (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The detailing on the project is impressive (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The interior includes a galley kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The interior includes a galley kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Much of the fittings and furniture was created in-house and Maximus Extreme Living Solutions sourced aged-looking furniture and fittings from scrap yards (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Much of the fittings and furniture was created in-house and Maximus Extreme Living Solutions sourced aged-looking furniture and fittings from scrap yards (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The home measures 7.3 x 4.2 x 2.6 m (24 x 13.8 x 8.6 ft) (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The home measures 7.3 x 4.2 x 2.6 m (24 x 13.8 x 8.6 ft) (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Stairs leading to the loft sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Stairs leading to the loft sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Greg Dewey, my brother-in-law created from scratch the custom front door and jam (which weighed roughly 250 pounds [or 113 kg] once completed)," explains MacInnes (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Greg Dewey, my brother-in-law created from scratch the custom front door and jam (which weighed roughly 250 pounds [or 113 kg] once completed)," explains MacInnes (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The little touches bring the interior alive (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The little touches bring the interior alive (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Concrete countertops (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Concrete countertops (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
A suitably industrial-looking fan (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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A suitably industrial-looking fan (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
One of the two sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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One of the two sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The galley kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The galley kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Steps up to the loft sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Steps up to the loft sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Overhead shot of the kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Overhead shot of the kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Steps up to a sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Steps up to a sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
One of the two sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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One of the two sleeping areas (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
We've covered a lot of tiny houses but none looked like this (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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We've covered a lot of tiny houses but none looked like this (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The son's sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The son's sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Much of the bespoke furniture was made in-house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Much of the bespoke furniture was made in-house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
In total, the home measures 7.3 x 4.2 x 2.6 m (24 x 13.8 x 8.6 ft) (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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In total, the home measures 7.3 x 4.2 x 2.6 m (24 x 13.8 x 8.6 ft) (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
View from the roof of a sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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View from the roof of a sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Overhead view of the kitchen countertop (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Overhead view of the kitchen countertop (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Steampunk Adventure Home comprises 31 sq m (340 sq ft) of floorspace (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Steampunk Adventure Home comprises 31 sq m (340 sq ft) of floorspace (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
This doesn't look like the inside of any other tiny house we've seen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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This doesn't look like the inside of any other tiny house we've seen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
A hookup is required for electricity and a Mitsubishi HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit system tackles both heating and cooling (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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A hookup is required for electricity and a Mitsubishi HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit system tackles both heating and cooling (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The architects scoured junkyards to find little touches like this (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The architects scoured junkyards to find little touches like this (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The architects scoured junkyards to find little touches like this (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The architects scoured junkyards to find little touches like this (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The bathroom, meanwhile, boasts a small metal tub and sink (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The bathroom, meanwhile, boasts a small metal tub and sink (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Sofa and small table (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Sofa and small table (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The loft sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The loft sleeping area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Plans of the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Plans of the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The sink (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The sink (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Entrance and upstairs (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Entrance and upstairs (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The kitchen area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The kitchen area (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The composting toilet (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The composting toilet (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The metal tub and sink (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The metal tub and sink (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
More plans for the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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More plans for the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Shot of the bathroom (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Shot of the bathroom (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Shot of the bathroom (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Shot of the bathroom (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Shot of the bathroom (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Shot of the bathroom (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Interior shot of the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Interior shot of the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
Interior shot of the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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Interior shot of the tiny house (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The kitchen (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The bathtub (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The bathtub (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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(Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The recently-completed Steampunk Adventure Home, by Maximus Extreme Living Solutions (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The recently-completed Steampunk Adventure Home, by Maximus Extreme Living Solutions (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
The tiny home's steel panel cladding was treated with salt water and hydrogen peroxide to induce a rapid rusting (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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The tiny home's steel panel cladding was treated with salt water and hydrogen peroxide to induce a rapid rusting (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
MacInnes told us that the Structural Insulated Panels (SIP's) used for framing can tackle temperature swings from -45 to 65 Celsius (-50 to 150 Fahrenheit), without issue (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)
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MacInnes told us that the Structural Insulated Panels (SIP's) used for framing can tackle temperature swings from -45 to 65 Celsius (-50 to 150 Fahrenheit), without issue (Photo: Maximus Extreme Living Solutions)

From supersized tiny homes to a cabin disguised as a rock, we've covered some unusual abodes here at Gizmag. The recently-completed Steampunk Adventure Home, by Ogden, Utah-based Maximus Extreme Living Solutions, is just as left-of-field, and the tough towable home highlights the impressive variety of the small living movement with its Steampunk-inspired detailing.

Designed by Maximus Extreme Living Solutions CEO Stew MacInnes for a local resident and her young son, Steampunk Adventure Home rests on a road-legal custom triple axle heavy duty trailer that's towable with a suitably large car or truck. The home is as hardy as it looks, and MacInnes told us that the Raycore SIP's (Structural Insulated Panels) used for framing the home are rated to tackle temperature swings from -45 to 65º C (-50 to 150º F).

The Steampunk Adventure Home measures 7.3 x 4.2 x 2.6 m (24 x 13.8 x 8.6 ft), and has a total floorspace of 31 sq m (340 sq ft), including lofts. The interior layout comprises a galley kitchen with concrete counter tops in the center and two loft-based sleeping areas that are accessed by stairs. The lounge area is nearest the front door, and the bathroom lies at the far side of the home. The bathroom features a small metal tub and sink, plus a composting toilet. A Mitsubishi HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit tackles both heating and cooling, and electricity comes from a hookup.

The interior decor brings to mind a Wild West saloon, boasting impressive attention to detail including valves and exposed metal pipework. Much of this was created in-house, and Maximus Extreme Living Solutions sourced aged fittings from scrap yards to install. The light fittings were bought from specialist NYC-based firm West Ninth Vintage.

"Greg Dewey, my brother-in-law created from scratch the custom front door and jam (which weighed roughly 250 pounds [113 kg] once completed)," MacInnes told Gizmag. "He also was responsible for creating the solid maple custom cabinetry from scratch. All of the unique plumbing fixtures, tub and bathroom sink were developed by Carl Frazier, his son Jake did all of installation and cutting of the cold-rolled steel, external metal work on the unit.

"We scoured salvage yards for various cool looking brass fixtures, to incorporate in the build. My brother James and nephew Noah, installed the commercial grade metal roof and made all of the intricate cuts associated with the trim work."

The Steampunk Adventure Home's distinctive exterior look was created by treating the cold-rolled steel cladding with salt water and hydrogen peroxide to bring on rapid rusting. Porthole windows complete the look.

McInnes told us the firm is currently working on a tiny home that draws inspiration from the Victorian era and includes features like a roof-based rainwater catchment system and secret compartments for food and weapons storage. We'll keep you posted on that creation.

Source: Maximus Extreme

2 comments
Bob Flint
I can see this eclectic trailer in a "Mad Max" movie. The little table in slide #28 won't stay upright long, maybe simple plate with screws to the floor. The hot water valve on the toilet roll holder is somewhat puzzling.
TedF
'Trendy' rusty steel plate rapidly becomes rather less trendy corroded, holed and structurally useless steel...
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