Tiny Tea House on Wheels

“The “Tea Room” with shoji screens, (3) tatami mats, a sunken tea warming hearth, Japanese style tub, two pull out drawers for storage under the raised floor, a “guest” entry door, an honoring alcove, and a traditional tea serving chest.
We choose to use black walnut accent wood around the guest entry door, loft edge trim, alcove slabs and ladder catch. This allowed us to express the stark contrast against the knotty pine walls.…”

From Oregon Cottage Company here.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Tiny Tea House on Wheels

  1. A beautiful home. I think as people get more creative with the aesthetic component of tiny house living the movement will grow. I am wondering if Jay Schafer and the folks that ended up running Tumbleweed Homes have ever considered developing buildable plans for some of these alternative designs (including various roof types) and offering the creators a royalty on sales.

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