The Pocket Shelter was constructed by Maret in 2010 at a cost of $24,000. The tiny house house on wheels features salvaged millwork and a trailer frame, and boasts natural finishes, as well as local and renewable materials. The use of salvaged wood, including barn board, reclaimed pine flooring and birch plywood, gives the home a unique colorful and textured aesthetic that is at once modern and rustic.
The good folks at Home Energy Partners provided Maret with insulation, spraying the walls and ceiling with Icynene. The wood siding is used as a rain screen, where instead of mounting the siding boards directly on top of the building paper, there is an air gap between them. This allows the wood to both breath and dry out quickly, deterring any molding or rotting while providing a more durable envelope.