The list of features in this tiny house on wheels are seemingly endless. With the basic flair of a Gypsy caravan, the builders, Tiny Idahomes, gave it an ominous flavor by using burnt cedar and rusted corrugated steel for siding. It has a flat, metal roof that lies on an old-fashioned, hoop-like curve that includes a rain harvesting function, which is built directly into the truss system. It fills a storage tank that is pumped through a filter, according to the Tiny Idahomes website.
Called the Zamora Vardo, this take-with-you home on wheels is both evocative and exotic, bringing to mind with the nomadic life of the Middle Ages with a Romanian or a Byzantine twist. At the same time, well, it isn't exactly the fourteenth century anymore. (How time flies!) As such, this home has on demand hot water from a propane heating system, an aluminum deck with leveling jacks, a washer/dryer, a quick hook up for solar panels and a composting toilet. So much for roughing it. This thing just looks rough. But you can't always tell a book by the cover, so let's take a closer look and see what we find.
This angle shows the corrugated steel siding used as wainscoting that offsets the horizontal lines of the burnt cedar. Tiny Idahomes says the shutters on the window are "operating shutters," which is a feature not seen on many tiny homes but fits well with the Gothic mood of this micro shelter.
Unique iron work on the front door hints at the extra design features inside and out. This door, which we will see again, has other surprises, as well.
The arch on the front door is a perfect touch for this home, especially when accompanied by the two stained-glass windows on either side.
This is one of a pair of windows that compliment the front door. The black poles on the side of the window are used to hold the awning in place.
This gives you a nice view of the kitchen with the small dining table on the right and the truly original front door. You can see it is a Dutch door with the added (very clever) feature of including a small door built into the top half.
The shutters are fully functioning, according to the builder, Tiny Idahomes.
Are you puzzled about that extension built in the front part of this tiny house? At a glance, it looks like there's a weird closet built into whatever room might be behind that. But, it's an exterior closet. You can see the handles and the hinges on the right-hand surface.
And here it is with the doors open.
You can view the skylight in the photo above, as well as the loft.
Yes, there's a combination washer/dryer in the left side of this photo. As an added bonus, this bathroom, has a shower and a bathtub.
This sink, with the ornamental design, is in the kitchen. You can surmise that little is left to chance in this home by looking at the faucet, which is reminiscent of simpler times.
This view shows the array of kitchen cabinets under the sink. Storage space is always in high demand in tiny homes. This one is no exception.