Living in a 250 sq ft tiny home would be downsizing enough for most people, but Richard Ward of Terraform Tiny Homes from Dallas, Texas recently traded in this “mansion”, as he calls it, for an even smaller home. He spent the last four months traveling the country in this “mansion” and has now traded it in for a 54 sq ft micro camper.
The camper is called Terraform 3 and it was built atop a boat trailer. It can be expanded into a 120 sq ft home when stationary. Richard bought the trailer used for $175 off Craigslist. The home itself was built out of 16-gauge, 1-inch square steel channel framing that was welded together. The structure is so sturdy that he could install a small rooftop deck, which is a very nice addition to the home. And this choice of framing also left more interior space to work with.
The interior is reminiscent of a large teardrop trailer, and features a bed, a desk, a sink, some storage, and a small toilet. There is also an outdoor shower and an outdoor kitchen, which is stored away for transport using a hinged door at the back of the home. Ward likes to do most things outdoors, hence his choice to incorporate so much of the outdoors into his new home. The deck and outdoor kitchen are perfect for that.
This new home is also a lot more mobile than his previous, larger tiny home was. Much of Terraform 3 was constructed and furnished using repurposed and recycled materials. For example, it features a countertop made of wine corks, and the floor is covered with pages taken from a vintage 1940s book of drawings.
Terraform 3 is very small and most people probably couldn’t imagine downsizing to such a drastic degree. But then again, how much space do we really need to live comfortably?