At 230 square feet, it was designed for 1 or 2 people to live in, and what’s really unique about it is that it can easily be attached and detached from a trailer which offers several advantages over a traditional tiny house on wheels: it means you don’t have to build around wheel wells, it saves money because the foundation system is a third of the cost of a trailer, and it makes the tiny house more durable because the trailer is the part that could rust or need replacing before the other building materials do.
One of the goals with this tiny house was to make it feel open and spacious, so there is no loft or bedroom in this house, instead they have a large couch that doubles as a bed, and can be extended into a Queen-size bed if two people live here. The couch has storage for the bedding inside it, so the bed can be quickly made up and put away each day.
It has a surprising amount of storage with the full sized closet and lots of kitchen cabinets and drawers. It also has a flex space that could be a desk or a dining table, and a very spacious bathroom at the back.
The home is heated with an in-floor heating system, and it has a ceiling fan and plenty of windows to circulate air. There is also room to add a ductless mini split for A/C if someone wanted to add that in.
The Nest was designed as a prototype for a non-profit called Creating Roots, that aims to provide housing for foster youth who are aging out of the system. You can find out more about this important initiative here:
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Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives
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With additional footage of the trailer setup filmed by Elise from True North Tiny Homes