We love tiny shelters here at Inhabitat -- and all the better if they can be ported around to different locations. We recently spotted the Pocket Shelter by Aaron Maret and fell in love not only with its cool and compact design, but also with the fact that it's made primarily out of local, salvaged and recycled wood. This moveable modern residence on wheels will make for a great summer escape, wherever you picture yourself taking in the sun and the scenery this year.
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.