Aaron Maret’s 200 sqft Pocket Shelter is an Adorable Tiny Home on Wheels

Aaron Maret, Pocket Shelter, tiny home, interior view

Maret incorporated many recycled materials into his home’s structure, from the enormous reclaimed windows to the salvaged redwood that was used for the decking, and repurposed pine flooring. The main living space is flooded with light, and the bright paint hues that were chosen juxtapose gorgeously with the structure’s rustic aesthetic. Pillow-strewn benches line both walls, and the kitchenette area has living-edge wooden countertops and a small sink that transforms into additional counter space with the help of close-able flaps. A ladder provides access to the sleeping loft above, and a mini built-in composting toilet is enclosed in the washroom space below.

The Pocket Shelter was completed in 2013, and although Maret had initially designed it as a prototype with the intent to create an entire series, he became so enamoured with the little house that he decided to move into it instead. His partner and young son moved in as well, and we can only imagine how much fun they’re having in this cheerful, minimalist cabin.

+ Aaron Maret

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  1. roedenoe June 28, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Where’s the bathroom and if there is one why couldn’t we see it? Still I love it!

  2. Jacqueline Bale-Johnson November 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I want this one! I have looked at hundreds and maybe more, but this one is me! Simple but with a blend of rustic, and spare modern lines. I love it! The living edge of the counter-tops are a great addition and helps the eye to smoothly move from rustic to modern- they tie in nicely.

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

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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” .

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


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

    Neat….weneed one.

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