I recently came across a brochure for The Opera, which has to be the Rolls-Royce of all camping trailers. I suspect the pricing and some of the design elements of The Opera are likely to be viewed as over-the-top for most Coming Unmoored readers, but the interior of this little tent was too lovely not to share. Moreover, there are some clever design features which might be inspirational to other tiny house designers.
Features of this travel trailer include:
A teak varanda
Two electrically adjustable beds that can be combined into one
A boiler to provide warm water
Hot air heating
A top loading refrigerator
A modular outdoor kitchen including a two-ring burner, a barbecue, and cutting board
Low-energy LED lighting
A corian fountain with a pull-out faucet head that can be used as an outdoor shower
Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD) is a new tiny house construction company based in Portland, Oregon. It’s the creation of well-known tiny-houser Dee Williams and Katy Anderson, a licensed contractor with over 20 years of construction experience.
PAD is offering tiny home plans, customized-built homes, consultations, and workshops on tiny home construction.
Their new website is built by Tammy Strobel, tiny house writer from RowdyKittens.com.
Below is a tour of one of their example homes, the Don Vardo.
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The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has just released a new video which covers the construction of the Fencl that was used for their summer tour. There are some great details shown for those of you interested in building your own tiny home.
Tumbleweed has also recently adjusted the prices of their house plans. The Fencl plan is now available for $795.
“Rather than follow the customary American dream, Tammy and Logan sold their car, and moved to a bikeable/walkable neighborhood in Sacramento, California. After reading Derrick Jensen’s writings, this couple used Your Money or Your Life as a means to get out of debt and, they feel, regain their lives and their future. While they recount the psychological challenges of facing a future of declining resources, the catalyst that continues to move them forward is a dream of living in an affordable tiny house within a supportive community.”
You can watch the segment below or listen to the audio version. And if you’re not already doing so, I encourage you to follow their further adventures on RowdyKittens.
For those of you who were interested in seeing Lemonade the Movie but who’ve been trying to hold off on buying the DVD, it’s now available for viewing online via Hulu if you’re willing to sit through the short commercials.
I highly recommend it for anyone who needs a quick shot in the arm of inspiration.