A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy

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The micro-living prototype ATLAS compresses a green getaway into less than 200 square feet.

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Fed up with boxy trailers that blot out their scenery, F9 Productions developed ATLAS as an airy alternative for road travel. Part of a series of projects that experiments with practicality, the trailer clocks in at 7,500 pounds, with 192 square feet of interior space spread across two levels. Photo  of A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy modern home

Fed up with boxy trailers that blot out their scenery, F9 Productions developed ATLAS as an airy alternative for road travel. Part of a series of projects that experiments with practicality, the trailer clocks in at 7,500 pounds, with 192 square feet of interior space spread across two levels.

Rooftop solar panels and a rainwater filtration system minimize its dependence on the grid. Photo  of A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy modern home

Rooftop solar panels and a rainwater filtration system minimize its dependence on the grid.

Living space is extended outdoors by a fold-down deck and fold-up awning, both of which fit economically within the same frame. Photo  of A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy modern home

Living space is extended outdoors by a fold-down deck and fold-up awning, both of which fit economically within the same frame.

Unpacking the deck and awning reveals a glass wall that opens the trailer to its environment, wherever that may be. The ATLAS can be hitched to a truck to travel easily from campsite to campsite. Photo  of A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy modern home

Unpacking the deck and awning reveals a glass wall that opens the trailer to its environment, wherever that may be. The ATLAS can be hitched to a truck to travel easily from campsite to campsite.

Generous windows and a split indoor-outdoor benchtop help bring the outside in. Photo  of A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy modern home

Generous windows and a split indoor-outdoor benchtop help bring the outside in.

The all-wood interior features standard home appliances, such as a sink, induction cook top, and refrigerator. Photo  of A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy modern home

The all-wood interior features standard home appliances, such as a sink, induction cook top, and refrigerator.

Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Counter, and Wood Cabinet. With a built-in sofa and sleeping loft, ATLAS can accommodate three adult travelers. Photo  of A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy

With a built-in sofa and sleeping loft, ATLAS can accommodate three adult travelers.

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