Comfort Trailer Home “ProtoHaus”


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Every once in awhile, most recently when we got back from Alaska this past summer, August 11th 2011, Cheryl will bring up the idea we should down size our 3200sq house to something much smaller.  She has even talked about living in one of these Tiny houses.  I have thought about it but that’s about it.  Am I too attached to my space?  All our “stuff”?  Could I consolidate that much to fit into a Tiny space like this?  In theory I think I would love to say yes, but in reality I think I am just spoiled and love having space and things.  I really do not want to be this way but it is what it is.  Does that mean we will not down size someday?  No.  We will….as we get “older” and want to ride further away from home, we will need to have something less high maintenance and be able to travel with our bikes more freely.

As it stands we still have 3 dogs, one in heart failure and elderly sick catWe are very attached to our jobs but if we had less property we would not have to work so much.  Time will tell but to be honest these little houses really make sense to us just perhaps not now.  What do you all think?

Do you want to travel with home comfort? If yes – check this amazing timber trailer home. ProtoHaus is a timber frame or “stick built” house with accent on sustainability, functionality, and aesthetics. It’s fabricated primarily from recycled and reclaimed materials. The building process was overseen and assisted by S. C. Holley Construction. This transportable house is built on a trailer bed rated to withstand 14,000 pounds. Separate fresh, gray, and black water systems are integrated into the design allowing for remote removal and disposal of waste. A solar and wind system power the house allowing it to be off grid. Stunning idea!

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Source: PROTOHAUS

Check out their web site, there are so many really different and cool house!

6 thoughts on “Comfort Trailer Home “ProtoHaus”

  1. I lived on a 750 sq floathome in Victoria for 10 years. It was an amazing experience & it was a tiny house with 1 bedroom. I loved the lifestyle, but after we had a little person we needed grass under our feet. It’s amazing how much stuff you can cram into a little space. The house we bought isn’t huge about 1200sq ft, so we still stayed tiny. I like the idea of the tiny house, but the loft bedroom might be an issue. Eventually you will need to find space to chill out in, as much as I love the hub, being in too tight of space can be stressful – we find this out every year when we go camping for a couple of weeks. There is something to be said for downsizing, but a little space is a good thing too.

    • we looked at those floathomes a while back…I agree some homes are a bit too tiny like this one. Our first house was about 1400sq ft and only if we could have lifted it up and moved it to a larger lot it would have been almost perfect. I doubt we would be able to live in such a small home but down sizing one day will be the plan. To what? Not sure but in an ideal world I would love to think we could live in a very small space. In reality I doubt it would be “healthy” and doable for us. Cool that you did have your 750 sq ft home for 10 years though.

  2. My initial reaction was where do you go for a “timeout,” but then I thought about the Mongolian Ger. http://www.bluepeak.net/mongolia/ger.html

    Thought about it because of Oisin Hughes’ ADVRider ride report, which you’ve probably already seen: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566559

    Be sure to view at least these videos: page 33, post 484, 2nd last ever Mongolian vid; and page 35, post 511, The Last Mongolia video.

    I deliberately didn’t post the links to those pages or specific videos to encourage everybody to read the whole thing, but if you’re a dessert first type, IMHO, those vids are the best.

    Caution: language may offend sensitive viewers.

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