The mobile little house – the shortest way to freedom
We wrote last week about Japanese style tiny houses, the direct effect of an increasingly crowded real estate market and, especially, more and more expensive. This time, are looking at the same concept, but with an important small addition: a small house in the same Japanese style, but mobile and, consequently, very practical. This time the tiny house cannot be found in Japan, but in Vancouver, a city on the west coast of Canada.
Isabelle Mori’s tiny mobile home has only 17 square meters, but it is an ideal case study for a small space, but with impressive design and high functionality. The house, which the owner helped design, is built on two levels with a single entryway, a mini-garden on the porch, has a kitchen, two pantries, a work space on the mezzanine, a bathroom and an entire wall covered with glass window at the top for plenty natural light. It cost $ 32,000 in the end.
First, the main advantage that Isabella Mori thought of when she designed her mobile little house was mobility. It can be virtually “packed” and transported anywhere. In a dynamic world, in continuous motion, this is not insignificant at all.
The interior is equally pragmatic. The mezzanine shelters a working space bathed in natural light coming in through the windows that girdle top of the building. Surely you have not noticed the pull-out bed tucked under the stairs in the image below. This ingenious method saves precious space for the owner of the building.
The kitchen either doesn’t lack the essentials of the day to day life: a fridge and a cooker, along with other small appliances, and a double sink, one for washing hands and brushing teeth and the other half for washing dishes.
How she manages to lead her daily life in this mobile little housee, Isabelle explains that herself: “I am very aware of space limitations, so I just don’t buy stuff I don’t need. I also make a point of not buying anything I don’t love… so you are surrounded by things you really like. It’s a pretty awesome way to live, “she told The Huffington Post.