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Tiny house has the ability to fold open & become bigger

April 2nd, 2020

This adorable house on wheels may look like your average tiny home build, but it’s actually hiding an “unflappable” secret.

Care to guess what that might be?

If your eyes are drawn to the fun little porch upfront or the dark hidey-hole underneath it, you guessed wrong. That’s not what makes this 15-foot long studio suite so special!

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Just like a camper shell, or one of those expensive RV’s, this little home can fold open on both sides, instantly expanding its square footage with a unique set of pop-up wings!

Having a house that can slim down for road trips absolutely brilliant! Since no one likes getting stuck behind those “wide loads” on the highway, being able to tow this in a single lane makes this home a winner right from the start.

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But, don’t get too attached to the idea of traveling inside this house in style. Not unless you fancy sleeping on your side – like literally!

It’s only 8 feet wide when the sides are pushed in, which scrunches all the furniture together.

As you can see, it’s not very comfortable when it’s in “skinny home” mode.

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Having sides that fold in certainly makes this tiny home build more portable, but it’s not built for full-time travel.

When you’re ready to settle in and play house, the sides flutter up like wings, expanding the width of the home to 12 feet.

That gives you enough room to stretch your feet as soon as you roll out of bed. But, it’s still cozy enough that you can just reach over to the kitchen from wherever you’re sitting to make a pot of coffee!

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If you do own a home like this one, plan on making a lot of friends, especially if you live by yourself. That’s because it actually takes two people to unfurl the wings.

It was designed so that two people have to work in tandem to get the job done. While one person is pushing the bump-out from the inside, another person has to be outside to guide – and lock it – into place.

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Admittedly, it is a little bit of a hassle since there’s no button you can push to make it open up on demand. But, it’s still a lot easier than pitching a tent!

Plus, it’s also incentive for you to stay put in one place.

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This tiny home is the brainchild of Canadians Nick (@k.knack on Instagram) and his friend Jay. It’s crafted out of almost 100% recycled and reclaimed material, making it super eco-friendly.

However, just because everything has been previously “used” doesn’t mean that it has to look like a piece of trash.

If you take a closer look at the custom woodwork inside this quirkly home, it’s actually quite gorgeous!

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No need to worry about firing up a Coleman stove or eating freeze-dried dinner. Even though it’s short on space, this cute little camper has a kitchen area that isn’t lacking for anything!

It comes with regular appliances that most of us can’t live without, like a sink, stove, and toaster oven.

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There’s a wood-burning stove in the corner, but it’s used mainly to heat up the home – and the all important tea kettle!

Right next to the stove is a small chaise lounge area with lots of windows. It’s a perfect spot to read a book, or blog about your tiny home adventures.

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There’s plenty of room in this home for a double bed, which takes up half the length of one wall.

It’s sitting on top of a wood frame, which has built-in cubbies for extra storage.

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The bed is positioned right beneath a large, tempered-glass window, giving you an unencumbered view of sky.

If you’re out in the wilderness, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect the Milky Way Galaxy to turn into your new favorite night light!

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Unfortunately, this tiny camper home is missing one very important thing – a bathroom.

While easy access to indoor plumbing is a make it or break it feature for a lot of folks, Nick thought it was just too small of a space to incorporate a shower and toilet.

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He also mentioned that a tiny home like this is best suited for community farms, which usually provide access to shared bathrooms.

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Nick said he wanted to keep the vibes airy and open, and he’s definitely succeeded in that department.

Tiny home or not, its minimalist approach to alternative living gives this cool space a very roomy feel.

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If you’re in the British Columbia area and want some portable real estate, Nick is actually selling this folding home with wings.

On his Instagram page, he says this “beautiful folding tiny house” is only “24,000 rubies!”

Depending on which online calculator you use, it might actually be as cheap as a six-pack of beer and a good ghost story!

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