Many city dwellers pay big bucks for tiny studio apartments, but they're stuck in one place. Monarch’s Half/Half tiny home, on the other hand, is seated on a towable trailer, making it the perfect portable getaway. And it costs just $22,000. Flip through the gallery to see interior shots of this quaint little home.
The 20 foot by 8.5 foot home is elegantly made and structurally strong, reinforced with structural insulated panels (SIPs). The exterior siding boasts an impressive composition of reclaimed wood fibers and recycled plastic bottles, made by Newtechwood, and has a rustic charm. Having well insulated, low-emissivity windows is another environmentally friendly perk of this humble abode. The designers encourage homeowners to consider addition of solar panels, bringing the energy efficiency levels to new heights.
The Monarch homes are sold as an unfinished “bare shell,” which gives creative minds all sorts of room to design their own perfect home. Half/Half means the basics are included, such as pre-installed water, sewer, power, and gas lines. The press images lend inspiration by featuring a cozy bedroom loft, space for bathroom necessities, and plenty of room for closet and kitchen space. Not to be forgotten, the alcove next to the front door is the perfect location for a desk or reading nook. The furnished version of the trailer can be purchased for $47,000, yet the thrill of designing the perfect interior yourself is a priceless experience.
Images via Monarch Tiny Homes