Does your home come with radial tires? This one does.
The story of the Shonsie micro shelter, however, starts with a building supply company with a presence in 30 states called 84 Lumber. That company has now launched its own line of tiny homes, offering four models in three different retail packages.
The Shonsie is a product of Tiny Living by 84 Lumber and it shows how a company with 5,000 employees can adapt to the changing times. It also says the phenomenon called the "tiny house movement," might just be here to stay. After all, if the big boys are constructing tiny houses, they likely did their homework before they jumped in.
Now, let's see what they came up with.
The Shonsie comes with a red metal roof or a blue one, each of which is complemented by an interior color scheme in tune with the exterior. This photo above shows the blue floor offset by flat white walls and lots of blond wood.
The Shonsie has two lofts. One is for sleeping. The other is a small storage space that can be used to display decorative items.
The long view of the downstairs area, looking toward the kitchen.
This vivid red floor almost looks like something you would find in a dance hall. It appears to work well in this tiny home.
The Shonsie has a 52-square-feet sleeping loft large enough for a full-sized bed. It also features exposed rafters that are not displayed here for a rural, antique look but are reminiscent of a modern beach cottage.
Back to the blue floor in the photo above, the Shonsie has a bathroom with a composting toilet and a full-sized shower, the company says on its website.
The kitchen includes an electric cooktop stove, an Energy Star refrigerator, a stainless steel sink, cabinet storage and a pantry. Water is heated by an electric heater and there is a fold down storage area in the ceiling.
Here's the view through the front door, the photographer likely standing on the back porch when the shot was taken.