Tiny Houses

Off-grid tiny house supersizes the teardrop and puts a shell on top

Off-grid tiny house supersizes...
The Tiny Drop comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq ft (14 sq m)
The Tiny Drop comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq ft (14 sq m)
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Building the tiny house
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Building the tiny house
Building the tiny house
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Building the tiny house
The skylights are a nice touch for stargazing, though it does look awful snug in there
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The skylights are a nice touch for stargazing, though it does look awful snug in there
The large sofa features storage space underneath
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The large sofa features storage space underneath
Tend Building builds tiny houses to order and according to the firm's Facebook page, the price tag for the Tiny Drop would cost around US$60,000
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Tend Building builds tiny houses to order and according to the firm's Facebook page, the price tag for the Tiny Drop would cost around US$60,000
The interior lighting is all provided by energy-efficient LED lights and the tiny house gets all its electricity via solar panels
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The interior lighting is all provided by energy-efficient LED lights and the tiny house gets all its electricity via solar panels
Access to the upstairs sleeping loft is gained via ladder
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Access to the upstairs sleeping loft is gained via ladder
Looking toward the main living space from the bathroom
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Looking toward the main living space from the bathroom
The Tiny Drop comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq ft (14 sq m) and weighs in at a relatively heavy 8,000 lb (3,628 kg)
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The Tiny Drop comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq ft (14 sq m) and weighs in at a relatively heavy 8,000 lb (3,628 kg)
The upstairs sleeping loft looks very snug and that metal roof could drive you to distraction in a rainstorm
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The upstairs sleeping loft looks very snug and that metal roof could drive you to distraction in a rainstorm
Looking down from the loft sleeping area
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Looking down from the loft sleeping area
The bathroom
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The bathroom
Houston, Texas-based Tend Building has built an unusual looking tiny house on wheels dubbed Tiny Drop
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Houston, Texas-based Tend Building has built an unusual looking tiny house on wheels dubbed Tiny Drop
The unusual looking tiny house offers a break from the norm
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The unusual looking tiny house offers a break from the norm
The Tiny Drop comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq ft (14 sq m)
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The Tiny Drop comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq ft (14 sq m)
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The complaint that all tiny houses look the same is a common one, but whether or not you like its unusual styling, the Tiny Drop offers a change from the stereotypical shed-on-wheels look that's common to the scene. Resembling a supersized (and perhaps slightly steampunk-like) teardrop trailer that's actually crashed into a shed, the tiny home boasts a water filtration system and solar power so it can run fully off-the-grid.

The Tiny Drop comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq ft (14 sq m) and weighs in at around 8,000 lb (3,628 kg). It's built from a wooden frame and features aluminum cladding.

Entering the home via the single door, visitors are greeted with a large sofa that features storage underneath, a kitchen area, and a small dining area with bench. Further into the home lies a large looking bathroom with a composting toilet, sink, and cubicle shower.

The upstairs sleeping loft is reached via ladder – literally, a metal work ladder – and it looks very snug in there. Indeed, from the photos it looks like you'd be in danger of knocking yourself out should you try to sit up suddenly at night, but the Tend Building did at least manage to squeeze-in a double bed. The metal roof may also drive you to distraction in heavy rain and hail too, though the operable skylights are a nice touch.

The large sofa features storage space underneath
The large sofa features storage space underneath

The Tiny Drop's interior lighting is provided by energy-efficient LED lights and the tiny house gets all its electricity via solar panels. The home includes a water filtration system and Tend Building reports that a lot of recycled materials were used in the build.

Tend Building makes houses to order and according to the firm's Facebook page, the price tag for the Tiny Drop would come in somewhere around US$60,000.

Source: Tend Building

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7 comments
Buellrider
Very nice style for my tastes. Pretty much gets the mind thinking about all the used up campers that just need some modification similar to this tiny house to get them back into use. Thanks.
Glenn™
8000lbs?? Max tow of an F150 is 7700. So you would need a big truck to drag this brick around anywhere.
DAs Siegel
Is it just me or did they used to call these CAMPERS. Now it's a house?
wle
n\tiny houses. who actually uses these things?
RichardRobertson
As someone who works with RVs and lives in a metal-roofed house, that roof will attract a huge amount of condensation that will run off down the sides and also drip. Seriously under-engineered! It needs to be insulated and lined to be practical.
KentHartland
Did I just wake up on Planet Bizarro or is this the uuuugliest thing ever built?
toyhouse
Ugly beyond words. Needs to have some psychedelic painting on it to be complete. Looks like the some of the hippy buses rolling up and down the coast of california here in the 60's. Sorry, my opinion of course. The inside seems ok. 8000 lbs though is silly.