Laura and Rory's Tiny House RV in Vancouver, British Columbia

Laura and Rory's adorable custom Tiny House RV sits pretty on a blueberry farm near Vancouver, British Columbia. The couple recently shared their stories with our Vancouver Tumbleweed workshop attendees, along with advice and build tips!

Watch the full video tour of Laura and Rory's custom tiny:

 

It took Laura and Rory one year to build their blue Tiny House RV, and the couple is happy to have the project finished (or almost finished). A carpenter's work is never done! 

Laura and Rory's Tiny House RV features a gambrel shaped roof, which expands the interior living space dramatically. They have plenty of headroom in their two lofts. A bedroom skylight adds natural light and ventilation to the space. 

Perhaps the most innovative area in the couple's tiny is their sitting area or "great room." Their custom convertible couch is spacious enough for SIX people to dine! That's fantastic in such a small footprint. 

The couple added a personal touch to their front door with a one-of-a-kind stained glass window. Rory's grandfather handmade the window for Rory more than 20 years ago. They had the delicate stained glass mounted between two pieces of tempered glass, protecting it from the outdoor elements. 

Laura and Rory's bathroom showcases some excellent woodwork - especially around the tiny bathroom sink. The bathroom also features a compost toilet, pocket door and full shower stall. 

Lastly, Laura and Rory's kitchen has all the amenities of a standard size kitchen: full range stove, washing machine, double sink and full refrigerator. Rory sculpted the concrete countertop himself. It looks absolutely gorgeous! 

The couple was able to build their dream Tiny House RV for $30,000 CAD. They are currently using the power and water hookups from a large house on the property, in exchange for a reasonable rent payment.  

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*Learn more on Laura & Rory's website

*Read about another Vancouver Tiny House RV 

*All photos and video courtesy of Tiny House Giant Journey

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Jenna BioJenna Spesard is currently traveling around North America in a DIY Tumbleweed Cypress with her partner, Guillaume. They are photographing and writing about Tiny Homes and their adventure. Follow her informative blog. 

 

Written by Jenna Spesard — April 05, 2016

Filed under: blueberry   British Columbia   Canada   gambrel   Laura   Rory   simplify   tiny home   tiny house   Tiny house movement   trailer   vancouver  

Tour Zee's Tiny Community Center

It's so nice to follow a project and see it come to its fruition! It all started back when Vancouver artist Zee Kesler attended one of our weekend workshops two years ago and purchased plans to build a Tumbleweed Cypress. Zee wanted to share her Tiny House RV with others and do something unique, so she decided to convert her Cypress into a rolling classroom on wheels! With the help of her friends, she spent last fall and this spring building her modified Tumbleweed. Watch the full tour here:

Being that the space will be used as a classroom for up to twelve students, a few modifications needed to be made to the original plans. Zee added a wheelchair accessible side door, increased the width by building over the wheel wells, changed the roof pitch to allow more vertical interior space and converted the bathroom into a photo booth (students will use the park facilities)! 

Did we mention that Zee did all of this under a limited budget? She searched Vancouver for construction waste and recycled materials from the film industry and then collected those items over the last two years. She also had many materials donated to the project, arranged sponsorships, and organized a multi-week workshop that partially funded the project while teaching others Tiny House RV construction. All of these factors helped the Tiny Community Center reach finalization without breaking the bank!

Since the completion of the Tiny Community Center, Zee has been awarded an artist residency at Trout Lake Community Center  in Vancouver, British Columbia. She'll be parking her Tumbleweed at Trout Lake starting this July and will open it up to the public. Get involved and/or take an art class in Zee's Tiny Community Center this summer here.

Past Articles on Zee's Tiny Community Center:

Introducing Zee's Tiny Classroom on Wheels

Zee's Tiny Classroom Update

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Jenna BioJenna Spesard is currently living and traveling around North America in a DIY Tumbleweed Cypress with her partner, Guillaume, who is a professional photographer and Tumbleweed Workshop host. They are photographing and writing about their adventure and occasionally they will be hosting an open house. Follow their informative blog. 
 
    

Written by Jenna Spesard — July 02, 2015

Filed under: Artist Residency   British Columbia   Cypress   parking   Tiny Community Center   Tiny House   Tiny House Movement   Tumbleweed   Vancouver   Zee Kesler  

Tiny House Parking Available

Hi Tiny Housers! 

We were contacted by Rena Patrick, who has TWO parking sites available for tiny homes on her property on Quadra Island, British Columbia. More below - 

"There is electricity, water, cell phone reception, and land for rent. Wi-fi connection can be provided. Would be suitable for two friends wanting to live close to one another in a quiet and peaceful rural setting, which is walking distance from all amenities. 100$/week Canadian, long term available." 

Please contact Rena directly if interested - renapatrick@poetic.com

Photo of parking spots provided by Rena Patrick

All the best,
Tumbleweed Staff

 

Written by Jenna Spesard — August 01, 2014

Filed under: British Columbia   Parking   tiny House   Tiny house parking  

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