Grab This Adventure-Ready Tiny Home For Less Than $54K

By Michele Koh Morollo / Published by Dwell

Hit the road in style with this sleek, compact, and easy-to-move tiny home known as The Wanderer.

Design and built by Oliver Stankiewicz and Cera Bollo—the husband-and-wife team of Canadian tiny home builder Summit Tiny Homes—this 22-foot-long, contemporary tiny home named The Wanderer was crafted with mobility and adventure in mind.  

The house has a compact, fold-down deck that’s handy for traveling.

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The exterior is clad in a mixture of stained cedar and shou sugi ban siding.

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Parked in Vernon, British Columbia, and now available for sale for $53,780, The Wanderer has 175 square feet of comfortable and stylish living space. Constructed with an aerodynamic roofline, the small residence features a fold-down deck that makes it easier to transport than most tiny homes. 

The outdoor deck can be folded and stowed away when not in use.

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Stained wood and plenty of large windows give the interiors a warm, bright, and cozy feel.

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The Wanderer has a bedroom located on the main floor, as well as a lofted sleeping space. It also features a full kitchen and bath. 

The kitchen cabinetry was created to be much shallower then average cabinets to allow for more floor space. More so, the fridge is skinner yet taller than other models.

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"Our inspiration behind this build was to create a fresh, stylish, and modern tiny home that's ready for travel," says Bollo, who was responsible for the interior design of the home. 

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The water tank is stored in the space under the bed. The propane cooktop has a fold-down cover to allow for more counter space when needed. 

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"Most tiny homes have loft bedrooms, which are great, but not everyone is capable of doing stairs, and climbing into a small loft," notes Stankiewicz. "Our goal was to create a home with a main-floor bedroom, and we managed to do it in such a small space. We also used the end wall above the feet to put a built-in closet." 

A spacious bedroom on the main level.

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The secondary loft can be used as an additional sleeping area, storage space, as well as a leisure zone for reading or movie nights. 

A peek at the versatile loft space.

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Though the kitchen counters look like stone, they are in fact concrete overlay. "Concrete overlay has the same look as expensive stone, but is cheaper and lighter, which is important for a tiny home," says Bollo. 

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy paint was used for the cabinets, which were fitted with brass handles.

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"You have to be creative when designing tiny homes as you have to find places to hide things. The Wanderer has everything you need for full-time living and enjoying the simple life," adds Bollo. 

The bathroom includes a Separett Villa compost toilet, a shower, and vanity. A black hexagonal tile with white grout was used for the bathroom floor.  

Courtesy of Gabriela Sladkova Photography

To find out more about The Wanderer, contact Summit Tiny Homes

The floor plan 

Courtesy of Summit Tiny Homes

Project Credit: 

Builder and interior designer: Summit Tiny Homes / @summittinyhomes

Cabinetry: CK Designs    

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