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Get Cozy in This Tiny Gypsy Wagon in Sedro Wooley

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Welcome to Tiny Homes, an idea that is more popular with minimalists than with neighborhood associations and zoning boards. We'll point out the fun parts. You'll have to check out the logistics and legalities - and check out the curves.


Thank you, whoever designed this tiny house. This is one of the rare Tinies that knows something about curves. A 160 square foot tiny for $28,000 is interesting enough, but one that realizes that there is more to life than square corners and walls puts more life into a tiny space. Here is a gypsy wagon that has nods to modern RVs and their slideouts.

Let the light in, and get some elbowroom too. Tiny houses like big windows. It is one thing that keeps them from being nothing more than little boxes. Instead of the traditional peaked roof, this gypsy has a curved roof that is also a skylight. That's a fine way to mainline solar. A few panels may help with the other systems but a bit of sunlight means a lot less reason for daytime indoor lighting.

The walls are canted, angled out so the ceiling is wider than the floor, which gives a lot more maneuvering room for the same square footage. Combine the arch of the roof and the expanding walls and the mind may feel as if it is in a larger space.

Curves continue in the doors and doorways, in the end windows, the cabinet support, and the woodstove door. Your eyes may appreciate the break from regularity if you work the rest of the day in the land of cubicles.

A kitchen with smaller appliances is to be expected. A bathroom, or at least a shower, or at least a toilet, would be a nice touch, and there's reason to believe there is - something - through that curved way; but the details are left as a mystery, or a reason to call for a visit.

Hmm, with a few extra touches, a few more curves could be included. Why not?
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Written by Tom Trimbath