A pilot project inspired by the pandemic, Dwelling on Wheels is the newest tiny home on wheels designed by Seattle-based firm, Modern Shed. The home features 220 square feet of space, solar power and has off-grid capabilities, all starting at $129,000.
Dwelling on Wheels (DW) is the first portable dwelling by Modern Shed, a company that has been building custom studios for almost two decades. “The DW captures the imagination of how we can conceive of our lives, offering agility in simple and intuitive form,” the company said in a press release.
A classic gable form creates a recognizable home, with wall-to-ceiling window placements maximizing landscape views and sunlight. “The DW can do a lot — it’s great for enjoying nature short-term, for off-grid living, or as a second, remote home. Adjusting the floor plan even a little makes it a great home office that can move with people as their priorities move. I also think it’s a great ADU for someone looking to move closer to home, providing a way to have family close by,” said Ryan Smith, owner of Modern Shed.
The interior includes a bright and spacious setting constructed using wood and sustainable linoleum flooring. Fitting up to three persons comfortably inside, there is built-in storage to allow for minimalist living while the large bed is just a few inches shy of queen-sized. A window at the end of the hallway helps continue the line of sight outside to the natural surroundings, a tactic the company uses in its small buildings to keep inhabitants from feeling trapped. The windows are pulled all the way up to the ceiling for the same reason.
With a solar array installed on the roof, a wood stove, accommodations for water tanks or a composting toilet, and two eclectic wall heaters as backup, the DW is more than equipped for off-grid living.
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