Clad in sleek, black corrugated steel siding and equipped with a fold-down Cumaru deck, the Draper tiny house is ideal for adventurers. The 300-square-foot RV’s efficient floor plan includes a mud room entryway, a gallery-like hallway with clerestory windows, and a sleeping loft with large windows that can be accessed via a custom-designed oak ladder.
Having built and lived in their own tiny home, named Woody, since 2012, the Buzardes saw the need for a mud room entry that's separate from the main living/kitchen space. "The mud room entry features a generously sized seven-foot width wardrobe, a separate W/D utility closet, and a nook with a bench and cubbies. This maintains tidiness and creates a more calming living experience in the living/kitchen space where one would spend the most time," says Joni.
The hallway utilizes recessed lighting and clerestory windows to create a sophisticated and calming atmosphere as one moves from the entryway into the main living space.
A sliding patio door allows the living area to extend outdoors onto a large fold-down deck that can be lowered and raised for transport.
The Buzardes didn't want the deck to look tacked on to the rest of the unit, so they continued the Cumaru hardwood decking along the deck inset siding. The wood siding pleasantly contrasts with the black corrugated metal, and the Cumaru deck wraps along the wall, blending in with the facade of the house.
"In a small space, materials shouldn't demand your attention. From the light-colored cabinetry to the white-washed pine walls, and the slightly darker LVP flooring that grounds the space, the materials meld with the outdoor scenery, and the eye is instead drawn to the views framed by the large windows, and the overall refined feel of the space. The angled clerestory windows follow the roofline and draw your eye up as natural light pours in," says Brian.
If you’re looking for a larger Land Ark RV model that can accommodate up to six people, see our story on The Drake.
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