A Tiny House On Wheels With Retractable Stairs And Other Cool Features

Tiny houses are not uncommon these days, with new and innovative designs and techniques being continuously developed by studios such as Build Tiny based on New Zealand. The studio recently completed a project in Katikati, Bay of Plenty from New Zealand. It’s a very compact and mobile house on wheels which can be easily transported to a new location if and when desired.

The Millennial Tiny House has a simple and modern exterior appearance with a clean and rectangular shapeView in gallery
The Millennial Tiny House has a simple and modern exterior appearance with a clean and rectangular shape

It’s made possible by its lightweight structure and reduced dimensions which are only 7.2 x 2.4 meters. Such a small space is difficult to furnish and organize but with careful planning and a creative mind great results are possible. 

This is a mobile house on wheels which means it can be transported to a new location in order to change the scenery every once in a whileView in gallery
This is a mobile house on wheels which means it can be transported to a new location in order to change the scenery every once in a while
Inside the bedroom is up on a mezzanine floor placed above the bathroomView in gallery
Inside the bedroom is up on a mezzanine floor placed above the bathroom

Inside this tiny house there’s a sleeping area, an office, a living space, a kitchen and a bathroom. Where does it all fit, you might ask. It’s all revealed by the clever interior design which showcases a loft bedroom on one side and a loft office on the other. This gets two areas out of the way so to speak and leaves the ground floor open for the kitchen and living area plus the bathroom. Even so, the floor space is limited, especially given that access to the upper areas is needed as well. 

The roof line is slightly slanted and symmetrical which gives a bit more head room up aboveView in gallery
The roof line is slightly slanted and symmetrical which gives a bit more head room up above
To access the sleeping area one goes up a staircase which was designed to be retractableView in gallery
To access the sleeping area one goes up a staircase which was designed to be retractable

To solve this requirement without taking away precious floor space the designers created a really cool retractable staircase which can slide inside a custom-built wall unit when not in use. It provides access to the sleeping area. In order to access the loft office one uses a ladder installed on the kitchen wall, with the custom cupboard featuring a step-like module that can be used for support. The Millennial Tiny House can be rented through Airbnb by anyone curious to experience what living in such a tiny space is like or is in need of temporary accommodation and wants to try something different for a change. 

On the opposite side of the house there's a loft office area which can be reached by climbing a wall ladderView in gallery
On the opposite side of the house there’s a loft office area which can be reached by climbing a wall ladder
The loft office is placed above the kitchen and gets sunlight through a small windowView in gallery
The loft office is placed above the kitchen and gets sunlight through a small window
When the staircase is not needed is slides into the custom-built wall unit, becoming flush with the shelvesView in gallery
When the staircase is not needed is slides into the custom-built wall unit, becoming flush with the shelves
The bathroom is space0efficient and features a small shower in one of the cornersView in gallery
The bathroom is space0efficient and features a small shower in one of the corners
A compact laundry area features another custom storage unit with space for a washer/dryerView in gallery
A compact laundry area features another custom storage unit with space for a washer/dryer