Tiny Houses

Ultra-tiny house takes downsizing to the extreme

Ultra-tiny house takes downsiz...
The Wheelie Shack is very small and doesn't have a toilet, shower, or running water
The Wheelie Shack is very small and doesn't have a toilet, shower, or running water
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The Wheelie Shack is currently on the market for US$30,000
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The Wheelie Shack is currently on the market for US$30,000
The Wheelie Shack is very small and doesn't have a toilet, shower, or running water
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The Wheelie Shack is very small and doesn't have a toilet, shower, or running water
The Wheelie Shack's dining area
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The Wheelie Shack's dining area
The Wheelie Shack's kitchen includes quite a bit of storage space
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The Wheelie Shack's kitchen includes quite a bit of storage space
The Wheelie Shack's wiring includes plugs with USB outlets
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The Wheelie Shack's wiring includes plugs with USB outlets
The Wheelie Shack's loft bedroom includes some shelving
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The Wheelie Shack's loft bedroom includes some shelving
The interior of the Wheelie Shack is finished in reclaimed cedar
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The interior of the Wheelie Shack is finished in reclaimed cedar
The Wheelie Shack includes a small propane-powered oven
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The Wheelie Shack includes a small propane-powered oven
The Wheelie Shack's dining table folds out into a bed
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The Wheelie Shack's dining table folds out into a bed
There's no running water nor a toilet in the Wheelie Shack
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There's no running water nor a toilet in the Wheelie Shack
The Wheelie Shack's seating has integrated storage
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The Wheelie Shack's seating has integrated storage
The Wheelie Shack's windows are all new double-glazed models
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The Wheelie Shack's windows are all new double-glazed models
The Wheelie Shack's small kitchen area
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The Wheelie Shack's small kitchen area
The Wheelie Shack is currently on the market for US$30,000
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The Wheelie Shack is currently on the market for US$30,000
The Wheelie shack has spray foam insulation installed
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The Wheelie shack has spray foam insulation installed
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Though very small tiny houses, like the Terraform Three, will only appeal to hardcore small living enthusiasts, it's fascinating to see how people manage to adapt such tiny spaces to their needs. This is the case with the Wheelie Shack too, which has a bedroom, kitchen and dining area all squeezed into its rather diminutive dimensions.

The Wheelie Shack was constructed in summer (northern hemisphere) 2017, but after a winter spent living in it, the owners have decided it's too large for their needs – they're used to living in the back of a truck.

The compact home measures just 12 ft (3.6 m)-long and 7.5 ft (2.2 m)-wide, and is clad in reclaimed cedar, with corrugated metal accenting. The spray foam insulation (with an R-value rating of R-21) was one of the few additions professionally installed.

The interior is very snug. Visitors enter into a kitchen area with a small four-burner propane stove and oven, plus a wood-burning stove. It has more storage space than you might expect given its size, with lots of shelving, drawers and little nooks installed throughout.

There's no running water nor a toilet in the Wheelie Shack
There's no running water nor a toilet in the Wheelie Shack

The dining area has a table that turns into a second bed, as well as two bench seats with integrated storage. Above the dining area is a loft with a double bed.

The big negative with this home is that it doesn't have a toilet nor shower inside. Presumably owners find a suitable bush or use a camping toilet and solar shower, or something similar. The home is wired to get its electricity from a standard hookup or solar power setup.

The Wheelie Shack is currently on the market for US$30,000.

Source: Wheelie Shack

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3 comments
Bill S.
"No toilet, no running water, no shower" and all this for $30,000? Yeah, right!
Fairly Reasoner
More trailer b.s.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really nice.
The front looks like a it would be somewhat of a drag when it is moving.