This crazy boot-shaped tiny house could only exist in Texas

April 19, 2017 by  
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Only in Texas, people. This whimsical boot-shaped home may look like a quirky roadside stop, but it’s actually a fully functioning home available for rent . Designed and built by Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion – a firm that specializes in building affordable homes using reclaimed materials – the unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath home comes with custom features, a nice yard, and even a stunning rooftop deck “to boot”! The cowboy boot home, which is located in Huntsville, Texas, looks solitary from most angles, but it’s actually connected to a small tin-roofed bungalow with a wrap-around porch. The addition was added on to increase the total floorspace to a compact, but livable 711 square feet . Related: Beekeeper built dream hexagonal house without ‘hateful’ right angles Things are just as curious on the interior as they are outside. Dan Phillips has made a name for himself for building with whatever reclaimed materials he can find, and the cowboy boot house is no different. Throughout the home, the walls are clad in various wood pieces collected from other building sites. Shards of tiles make up the mosaic flooring, and parts of the ceiling are plastered in vintage record covers. The home has two bedrooms (one of which is accessed by ladder,) a single bathroom, and a kitchen clad in undulating metal sheets. A red spiral staircase leads to a rooftop deck located on the highest level of the boot. Although the boot home does have its roadside quality, the people behind the design, Phoenix Commotion, have more than just quirky homes in their portfolio. Since 1997, the company has constructed over 20 eco-friendly, affordable homes using reclaimed materials in the Huntsville area. All of their projects are built with help from future tenants, who tend to be low-income families. + Phoenix Commotion Via New Atlas Images via Har.com

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School bus retrofitted into solar-powered tiny home is just 25k

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If you’re in the market for a unique, mobile tiny house to call home, check out this quirky 1997 Thomas Built school-bus-to-mobile-home conversion. The 203 square foot cozy cabin on wheels is topped with solar panels, and it can be yours for a cool 24,900 . The old school bus was renovated in 2016 and it comes complete with a bedroom large enough for a queen sized bed and a comfortable living space that runs the length of the bus. We’re particularly impressed with the interior design. The interior is clad in beautiful cedar panels with a stain-resistant, heavy duty faux wood flooring. For the traveling foodie, the 6-foot kitchen countertop allows for plenty of cooking space. Floor-to-ceiling shelving in the bathroom and closet provide plenty of storage. Related: Traveling family renovates old school bus as both solar-powered home and hostel The bus is able to operate 100% off-grid thanks to its rooftop solar array . LED rope lights were installed throughout the space, and the bathroom has a composting toilet with diverter. A cast iron stove set on a brick hearth keeps the interior toasty in the winter months with additional help from custom-made insulated curtains that can be velcroed in place. The walls, ceiling and floor are also fully insulated, making it suitable for extreme cold or hot weather. Photos via Tiny House Listings

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School bus retrofitted into solar-powered tiny home is just 25k

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