The Acorn – A Tiny Trailer Home With A Stylish Design And A Taste For Adventure

Today’s featured home is a very small and very charming little structure called Acorn. It’s a tiny home on wheels that we found on Vanclan and it’s such an inspiring build. Created by Backcountry Tiny Homes, this little structure sits on a 16′ x 8′ dual axle utility trailer and has a small but surprisingly roomy interior.

On the outside, the Acorn features cedar and black corrugated metal siding and one of its walls is decorated with a minimalistic and abstract mural depicting two black mountains with white outlines. The black metal siding sections match the roof and that adds a bit of continuity to the design without making it symmetrical or repetitive.  The entrance is marked by a door with a white frame and a glass center and it’s through a small wooden deck, just big enough for a couple of folding chairs to fit on it.

The Acorn is a tiny home on wheels with a compact interior of 90 square feetView in gallery
The Acorn is a tiny home on wheels with a compact interior of 90 square feet
One of the exterior walls is decorated with a minimalistic mural of two mountains View in gallery
One of the exterior walls is decorated with a minimalistic mural of two mountains
The interior floor plan includes essentials such as a casual living space/ sleeping area and a kitchenView in gallery
The interior floor plan includes essentials such as a casual living space/ sleeping area and a kitchen

The interior of the Acorn measures 90 square feet in total and it’s very compact. As one enters they go straight into a small living room with a sofa bed and a fold-down table. On the wall opposite to the sofa there’s a backlit metal tree. It has a warm glow and adds a bit of mood lighting to the space while also looking rather pretty.

The living area has a comfortable daybed which is framed by two big windows with views of the outsideView in gallery

The living area has a comfortable daybed which is framed by two big windows with views of the outside

There's extra overhead storage just under the ceiling, creating a frame around the roomView in gallery
There’s extra overhead storage just under the ceiling, creating a frame around the room

Large windows let in lots of natural light and also expose the compact interior to the surroundings, creating a feeling of openness and making the Acorn feel less tiny. A small kitchen is adjacent to the living area and in between these two spaces there’s a large shelving unit, a cabinet and a wood stove. The kitchen area has a few essentials such as a small fridge underneath the counter, a sink and a two-burner electric cooktop. The bathroom is tiny but even so there’s enough space in here for a shower, a toilet and a bit of storage. As for the sleeping area, it’s the same as the living room.

The wall section facing the sitting area is decorated with a beautiful backlit metal treeView in gallery
The wall section facing the sitting area is decorated with a beautiful backlit metal tree
There's a fold-down table attached to the wall, fitting in perfectly with the treeView in gallery
There’s a fold-down table attached to the wall, fitting in perfectly with the tree
The living space turns into a sleeping area at night, thus allowing all essential functions to fit into this small floor planView in gallery
The living space turns into a sleeping area at night, thus allowing all essential functions to fit into this small floor plan
The picture windows fill this tiny home with natural light and bring in the beautiful sceneryView in gallery
The picture windows fill this tiny home with natural light and bring in the beautiful scenery
A tall storage cabinet with multiple open shelves doubles as a divider between the living/ sleeping area and the kitchenView in gallery
A tall storage cabinet with multiple open shelves doubles as a divider between the living/ sleeping area and the kitchen
The kitchen is small, with limited counter space, a small fridge, a sink and overhead storageView in gallery
The kitchen is small, with limited counter space, a small fridge, a sink and overhead storage
The bathroom is just big enough for a shower, a toilet area and a small storage cabinetView in gallery
The bathroom is just big enough for a shower, a toilet area and a small storage cabinet
The exterior is small and doubles as an entrance and it's a nice extension which bridges the gap between the interior and the outside worldView in gallery
The exterior is small and doubles as an entrance and it’s a nice extension which bridges the gap between the interior and the outside world