Elliot Chang

Aaron Maret's Pocket Shelter is an Amazing Tiny Home Fit for Small-Space Living

by , 05/31/13

pocket shelter, Aaron Maret, tiny home, small space living, sustainable design, green design, house on wheels, handbuilt house, green architecture, sustainable architecture

Learning how to build this small is a challenge. But it’s child’s play compared to learning how to live small. It took every bit as long for Aaron and his family to pair down enough to fit reasonably into such a small space as it did to build the shelter. Going through round after round of downsizing, purging, and otherwise shedding whatever is unnecessary took determination and mental and emotional stamina. And it’s been totally worth it. Having only what’s essential (by relatively affluent western standards) frees up a lot of clutter, expense, maintenance and energetic baggage.

Aaron learned a lot through the process – about himself, about design and building, and about patterns of living. What a fun journey, what a ride!

+ Aaron Maret

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  1. Barbara Radzevicius February 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    This is a lovely small house. Its like a long canal boat:)

  2. Dewilla June 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I love this Pocket Shelter…. Well worth the $$ if I had a small piece of land I’d buy it…

  3. Hugh Snyder June 11, 2013 at 6:46 am

    how can I become a green inspector for homes and or businesses with the goal being helping people to determine what would be the best methods for turning there homes or office spaces “green” .

  4. zelduh June 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm


  5. User1 May 31, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Neat….weneed one.

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