Tiny Houses

Lupine tiny house puts the focus on the view

Lupine tiny house puts the foc...
The Lupine is wired up to run on solar power
The Lupine is wired up to run on solar power
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The Lupine is based on a triple-axle gooseneck trailer 
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The Lupine is based on a triple-axle gooseneck trailer 
The Lupine measures 32 ft (9.7 m)-long
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The Lupine measures 32 ft (9.7 m)-long
The Lupine's exterior is finished in engineered wood siding 
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The Lupine's exterior is finished in engineered wood siding 
The Lupine is wired up to run on solar power
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The Lupine is wired up to run on solar power
The Lupine includes a copper outdoor shower
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The Lupine includes a copper outdoor shower
The Lupine's interior is finished in locally-milled tongue and groove on the walls and ceiling
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The Lupine's interior is finished in locally-milled tongue and groove on the walls and ceiling
A movable ladder offers access to the Lupine's secondary loft
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A movable ladder offers access to the Lupine's secondary loft
The Lupine also includes a small wood-burning stove 
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The Lupine also includes a small wood-burning stove 
The Lupine also includes a small wood-burning stove 
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The Lupine also includes a small wood-burning stove 
The Lupine's interior is centered around the kitchen
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The Lupine's interior is centered around the kitchen
The Lupine's kitchen includes seating for two
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The Lupine's kitchen includes seating for two
The Lupine's kitchen includes quite a bit of storage space
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The Lupine's kitchen includes quite a bit of storage space
The Lupine's floor is decked out in hardwood
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The Lupine's floor is decked out in hardwood
The Lupine's kitchen includes stainless steel appliances
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The Lupine's kitchen includes stainless steel appliances
The Lupine's kitchen features butcher block countertops 
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The Lupine's kitchen features butcher block countertops 
The Lupine's bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
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The Lupine's bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
The Lupine's bedroom has enough headroom to stand upright
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The Lupine's bedroom has enough headroom to stand upright
The Lupine's bedroom is topped by a skylight with automatic solar-powered shade
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The Lupine's bedroom is topped by a skylight with automatic solar-powered shade
The Lupine's bedside table
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The Lupine's bedside table
The Lupine's bedroom includes built-in open shelving
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The Lupine's bedroom includes built-in open shelving
Top-down view of the Lupine's interior
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Top-down view of the Lupine's interior
The Lupine's bathroom is reached by sliding door
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The Lupine's bathroom is reached by sliding door
The Lupine's secondary loft is reached by ladder
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The Lupine's secondary loft is reached by ladder
The Lupine's bathroom includes a flushing toilet
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The Lupine's bathroom includes a flushing toilet
The Lupine's bathroom includes a nice granite sink
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The Lupine's bathroom includes a nice granite sink
The Lupine's bathroom has a shower with a view
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The Lupine's bathroom has a shower with a view

Wind River Tiny Homes recently completed a tiny house for a couple in Virginia with a nice 100 acre (40 hectare) plot of land. To make the most of the choice location, the firm installed carefully placed windows – including in the shower – putting the focus firmly on the view outside.

The Lupine is based on a triple-axle gooseneck trailer measuring 32 ft (9.7 m)-long and its exterior is clad in engineered wood. The interior sports tongue and groove on the walls and ceiling, while the floors are decked out in hardwood.

One side of the home has quite generous glazing and the other has just one window, which seems odd at first but was a deliberate design decision.

"One side wall of the Lupine features a no-light door and just one window," explains the firm. "This plain facade was intentional. When you walk into the front door entrance you are faced with the window wall and sliding glass doors on the opposite side that will showcase a view of the Shenandoah Valley."

The Lupine's interior is finished in locally-milled tongue and groove on the walls and ceiling
The Lupine's interior is finished in locally-milled tongue and groove on the walls and ceiling

The layout is centered around a kitchen area that looks quite spacious for a tiny house. It features dining space for two, storage space, a stainless steel fridge, propane-powered range and oven, and a sink.

Nearby, some storage-integrated stairs lead up to the bedroom in the gooseneck (raised) area of the home. This has enough headroom to stand up in and is topped by a skylight with a solar-powered automatic shade.

Over on the other side of the kitchen is a snug living area. A sliding door reveals a bathroom with a flushing toilet, granite sink, and a shower with a large window so the owners can gaze at the view while showering. Above the bathroom is a small secondary loft reached by ladder.

Top-down view of the Lupine's interior
Top-down view of the Lupine's interior

The Lupine has been wired to run from a solar power array, so will run off-the-grid, though the owners are sorting that out themselves. It's heated and cooled with an air-conditioning unit and also features a mini wood-burning stove as a secondary heat source.

We've no word on how much the Lupine cost to construct but those interested can get in touch with the firm directly.

Source: Wind River Tiny Homes

1 comment
craig_a
Nice finishing, but the livability details would drive me crazy. Shower and toilet with a full-length window and no apparent blinds at all? Saucy. The entrance door opens into the living space. Where to put your shoes or jacket? The secondary loft (guest bedroom?) ladder totally blocks the bathroom door, and looks awkward to move from the loft. The wood stove is cute but if you can power the heat pump it seems like an unneeded affectation. Dinner set for two but one of you better like the hard stool because there's nowhere else for two to sit.