When Elizabeth Pearson was given an old van base by a stranger, she immediately knew that she wanted to transform it into a dreamy tiny house. There were just two problems: she had a limited budget and no previous building experience. But that didn’t stop her – instead, she taught herself how to construct her tiny home from the ground up in Spain, sourcing as many recycled and found materials as she could to cut costs.
The finished home on wheels is completely off the grid and equipped with everything needed for daily life. Standing at 5 by 2.20 meters (about 16 by 7 feet), the completed home holds a full-sized shower, composting toilet, a rustic kitchen with a gas oven and hob, a double bedroom on a mezzanine level, and a sofa with built-in storage which doubles as a day bed on the ground floor.
Outside, she’s built a yoga terrace overlooking the Spanish countryside, spanning the entire length of the house. Attached to the home on hinges, it can easily be folded up for transportation, or removed completely if needed. A small front terrace features steps up to the entrance, while a covered back terrace provides a dining area.