The Pocket Shelter by Aaron Maret is a Portable Space on Wheels

by , 05/28/12

The Pocket Shelter, Aaron Maret, portable dwelling, pocket homes, modern mobile homes, modern mobile homes, portable homes, architecture of wheels, homes on wheels, recycled materials, sustainable building, tiny houses

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.

+ Aaron Maret

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  1. Susan Mccaghren Lawrence June 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    PLEASE find a company to make tiny places for aging people- we need to live in a way that is helpful to age. The current building in the USa is not set up for aging. The company that can make affordable small quarters for the elders is to be admired as the real elders think the way of green.If you are lucky to live to be old- how will you live? no steps- or narrow doors-so many things hurt the way elders try to remain in homes. Can anyone come up with an affordable raMP- perhaps renting to help us grow old with a pinch or grace- try crutches in your abode- can you do it?

  2. Susan Mccaghren Lawrence June 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    tHIS is remarkable- and your site is amazing- I long to find a way to house elders and make it a community green spot- we have a terrible recycle program local- this would feed our yard I try to keep natural for the small animals and city Deer!

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