While the differences between tiny houses and RVs may seem large at first, some tiny house models bear a strikingly close appearance to their more common cousin.
Slide Outs On A Tiny House? Yes It Can Be Done
Jerry and Rene Larson designed and constructed this concept tiny house on a trailer. According to Tiny House Talk,
Rene wants to move into it, but Jerry thinks they should sell it!
We’ve seen other tiny houses with slide outs before (and even a homemade RV with a slide out), but they’ve been based on fifth wheel or gooseneck trailers. This tiny house looks more like a standard travel trailer configuration.
24 feet long and a standard 8’6″ wide.
Unlike RVs, the slideouts in this tiny home on wheels don’t operate via an electric motor. The slide outs roll on casters mounted to the main flooring. One person stands inside and pushes, while two on the outside keep the slide out positioned evenly as it moves.
Jerry and Rene opted for less beefy lumber to keep weight down. Walls are 2″x3″s while headers are 3″x4″s. Besides reducing weight, the couple gained an extra two inches of room inside the house!
This bed folds down from the wall.
And there’s a cute squirrel on the custom wood stove.
For the heat shield behind the stove I used galvanized sheet metal then unleashed the artist in me to burn some character into them with muriatic acid followed by a little salt and vinegar and a coat of paste wax to stabilize the oxidation.
Storage where there usually isn’t any.
Just like an RV.
With a propane system, Honda portable generator, and integrated sewage system, the tiny house functions much like an RV.
According to Tiny House Talk, Jerry and Rene spent about $41,000 in materials building the tiny home, not counting over a year of personal labor.
If you want to purchase this tiny house, you can get in touch with Jerry and Rene through Alex Pino’s website, Tiny House Talk, at the bottom of this article.
Photos via TinyHouseTalk