Tiny Houses

Tadpole Tiny House pulls double duty as classic car trailer

Tadpole Tiny House pulls doubl...
The Tadpole Tiny House is based on a removable trailer, allowing the owners to use the platform to transport one of their vintage cars
The Tadpole Tiny House is based on a removable trailer, allowing the owners to use the platform to transport one of their vintage cars
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The Tadpole Tiny House is so named because the owners already have a shepherd's hut called the Frog, pictured
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The Tadpole Tiny House is so named because the owners already have a shepherd's hut called the Frog, pictured
The Tadpole Tiny House is based on a removable trailer, allowing the owners to use the platform to transport one of their vintage cars
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The Tadpole Tiny House is based on a removable trailer, allowing the owners to use the platform to transport one of their vintage cars
The Tadpole Tiny House measures 7 m (23 ft) long
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The Tadpole Tiny House measures 7 m (23 ft) long
The Tadpole Tiny House's exterior is finished in vinyl and cedar
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The Tadpole Tiny House's exterior is finished in vinyl and cedar
The Tadpole Tiny House's interior layout is all arranged on one floor and is mostly taken up by one large space containing a living room, bedroom and kitchen
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The Tadpole Tiny House's interior layout is all arranged on one floor and is mostly taken up by one large space containing a living room, bedroom and kitchen
The Tadpole Tiny House is used as a guest house and sleeps two people comfortably
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The Tadpole Tiny House is used as a guest house and sleeps two people comfortably
The Tadpole Tiny House features one open living area that includes the living room and bedroom
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The Tadpole Tiny House features one open living area that includes the living room and bedroom
The Tadpole Tiny House's kitchen includes a small breakfast bar with seating for two
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The Tadpole Tiny House's kitchen includes a small breakfast bar with seating for two
The Tadpole Tiny House is accessed by double glass doors that open up the home to the outside
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The Tadpole Tiny House is accessed by double glass doors that open up the home to the outside
The Tadpole Tiny House's kitchen is quite basic and includes a fridge/freezer, sink, and microwave
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The Tadpole Tiny House's kitchen is quite basic and includes a fridge/freezer, sink, and microwave
The Tadpole Tiny House's bathroom includes a sink, shower, and composting toilet
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The Tadpole Tiny House's bathroom includes a sink, shower, and composting toilet
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Commissioned by a couple who wanted some extra space for guests and are classic car enthusiasts, New Zealand's Build Tiny came up with the idea for the Tadpole Tiny House. The novel towable dwelling sleeps two people comfortably and is based on a removable trailer, allowing it to be used to transport the owners' vintage cars.

The Tadpole Tiny House (so-named because the owners already have a shepherd's hut called the Frog) measures 7 m (23 ft) in length, which is about average for a New Zealand-based tiny house, though small compared to most of the North American models we see nowadays, such as the Magnolia V5 which has a length of 11.5 m (38 ft).

Visitors enter the tiny house through double glass doors to find a large open living space that combines living, sleeping, and kitchen areas. Nearest to the doors is the bedroom, which contains a double bed and some shelving, while adjacent is the living room, which has a TV, sofa, and more shelving.

The kitchen is quite basic, owing to its use as a guest house and not full-time home, and features a fridge, sink, and microwave, plus a breakfast bar for two with stool seating. The bathroom is home to a shower, a small sink, and a composting toilet.

The Tadpole Tiny House is accessed by double glass doors that open up the home to the outside
The Tadpole Tiny House is accessed by double glass doors that open up the home to the outside

When it comes time to use the trailer for transporting a classic car, the house can be simply unbolted from its base, jacked up, and the trailer removed. The trailer then tilts for the car to move onto it and a nose cone is added. It's clearly useful, because the owner reports that he has already used it for 4,000 km (2,485 miles) of towing his cars throughout New Zealand.

The Tadpole Tiny House gets power from a standard grid-based hookup but has also been prewired ready for a future solar panel setup too if preferred. It was delivered as a turnkey build, with the furniture installed, though we've no word on the price of this one.

Source: Build Tiny

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2 comments
2 comments
paul314
At last, a use for all those trailer bases that isn't just evading local zoning rules.
PhilippeHolthuizen
Sad that there is no picture of it on the trailer