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‘Shiny Tiny’: a bright idea for a tiny house on wheels

Get into metal, for an innovative tiny house

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A corrugated metal shell for a tiny house on wheels is innovative enough, but that’s only the most visible innovation. The rest are directed at making this far more eco-friendly and healthy than most. As they say in the listing:

“No plywood, plastic, drywall or paint was used in the house construction so there has been no toxic material off-gassing. The house is designed and built to be an all-natural, breathable and mold-resistant home.“

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The several inches of insulation in the ceiling, floors, and walls are sheeps’ wool. The flooring is bamboo.

Outside, there’s a rainwater gathering system, and a series of solar panels. Inside, there’s a composting toilet, which is convenient in a tiny house, but which some also consider more environmentally conscious. The half-fridge is mounted for efficiency by being placed in the wall so it can radiate to the outside.

$39,500

Some of the innovations will be more apparent in daily life. There are two lofts, each large enough for a king-size bed. One is reached by a ladder, which is typical. The other is reached by a set of stairs, something very handy in the middle of the night. One of the two even has a six foot peak height, no need for most folks to stoop. A full-size bathtub is uncommon in tinies. This one has one, and it can be converted into a bench, a simple feature that’s rarely exercised.

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For the numbers, it has a one bedroom (they may consider the other loft to be storage), one bathroom, with a total of 236 square feet, with 140 square feet being on the main floor.

The other key number is the price, $39,500. People who want or need that level of environmental consciousness may find that a small price, especially if they have allergies. People who want to be debt-free may also be drawn to it, regardless of the innovations.

Take a walk through the home in the video below.

This post has been updated since its original publication to update a link and add the video.