Tiny Houses

This micro-house makes other tiny houses look big in comparison

Richard Ward used to live in a 250 sq ft tiny house, but decided it was too big for his needs and downsized to the Terraform Three
Richard Ward used to live in a 250 sq ft tiny house, but decided it was too big for his needs and downsized to the Terraform Three
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The front of the Terraform Three features a small storage area used for tools and useful items
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The front of the Terraform Three features a small storage area used for tools and useful items
The Terraform Three's kitchen/shower area
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The Terraform Three's kitchen/shower area
Owner of the Terraform Three Richard Ward collects nicknacks from his various travels
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Owner of the Terraform Three Richard Ward collects nicknacks from his various travels
The Terraform Three has just 54 sq ft (5 sq m) of floorspace 
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The Terraform Three has just 54 sq ft (5 sq m) of floorspace 
The Terraform Three has a full-sized bed
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The Terraform Three has a full-sized bed
The Terraform Three's skylight offers access to a small seating area on the roof
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The Terraform Three's skylight offers access to a small seating area on the roof
The Terraform Three has just 54 sq ft (5 sq m) of floorspace
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The Terraform Three has just 54 sq ft (5 sq m) of floorspace
The Terraform Three's bathroom includes gravity-fed sink and homemade composting toilet
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The Terraform Three's bathroom includes gravity-fed sink and homemade composting toilet
The Terraform Three reaches a maximum height of around 9 ft (2.7 m), so there's enough headroom to stand up inside
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The Terraform Three reaches a maximum height of around 9 ft (2.7 m), so there's enough headroom to stand up inside
View into the Terraform Three from the kitchen area
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View into the Terraform Three from the kitchen area
The Terraform Three measures just 6 x 10 ft (1.8 x 3 m)
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The Terraform Three measures just 6 x 10 ft (1.8 x 3 m)
Richard Ward used to live in a 250 sq ft tiny house, but decided it was too big for his needs and downsized to the Terraform Three
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Richard Ward used to live in a 250 sq ft tiny house, but decided it was too big for his needs and downsized to the Terraform Three
The Terraform Three's kitchen and shower is outside and accessed by lifting up a wall section
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The Terraform Three's kitchen and shower is outside and accessed by lifting up a wall section
View of the Terraform Three's interior
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View of the Terraform Three's interior
The Terraform Three's bathroom area includes composting toilet and gravity-fed sink
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The Terraform Three's bathroom area includes composting toilet and gravity-fed sink
The Terraform Three has an electric hookup and a roof-based solar panel
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The Terraform Three has an electric hookup and a roof-based solar panel
The Terraform Three's desk area
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The Terraform Three's desk area
The Terraform Three's kitchen/shower area
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The Terraform Three's kitchen/shower area

Downsizing to a typical tiny house is a big enough challenge for many people, but to live full-time within the Terraform Three's diminutive dimensions – just 54 sq ft (5 sq m) of floorspace – requires some serious dedication. Still, while it's not for everyone, the owner seems perfectly happy with his pint-sized dwelling.

Designed by Terraform Tiny Houses owner Richard Ward, the Terraform Three measures just 6 x 10 ft (1.8 x 3 m) and reaches a maximum height of around 9 ft (2.7 m), so he has enough headroom to stand up inside.

Ward actually used to live in a larger 250 sq ft (23 sq m) tiny house, but after doing some traveling in a Honda Element he decided it was too big for his needs and downsized, making regular travel easier. The micro-house is based on an old boat trailer and has a steel frame. Ward makes use of recycled materials, such as the skylight, which was originally a school bus emergency escape window and offers access to a small seating area on the roof.

Inside Ward managed to fit a full-sized bed, a desk area with storage underneath, and a bathroom area with gravity-fed sink and homemade composting toilet. Another storage area is to one side.

The Terraform Three has just 54 sq ft (5 sq m) of floorspace
The Terraform Three has just 54 sq ft (5 sq m) of floorspace

The kitchen and shower are accessed from the outside by lifting a hatch, like many teardrop camping trailers. The kitchen, such as it is, includes a basic two-burner camping stove, storage space, an electric cooler and a sink, as well as an electric shower.

The need to bathe and prepare food outside doesn't seem to be a big deal for Ward. It probably helps that he travels in relatively warm areas of the USA and seems to enjoy a semi-outdoors nomadic lifestyle.

The Terraform Three has a standard RV-style hookup for power, plus a small roof-based solar panel array. It was completed in late 2017.

Check out the video from GoDownsize below for more information on the Terraform Three and Ward's reasons for embracing the small living movement.

Source: Terraform Tiny Homes

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4 comments
Fairly Reasoner
c-a-m-p-e-r
Tom Lee Mullins
The shape implies camper but the interior implies small house. Perhaps it is a little bit of both? Perhaps a small camper house? I like it no matter what one might categorize it.
wozza
Face it, it's a shed on wheels...
Nik
I suppose the ultimate micro house dweller, was the man who lived in a barrel. If the hat or barrel fits, then wear it!