Ready for a totally teched-out Tiny House RV? Mario Soto finished his DIY Tumbleweed over a year ago, and it has some radical design elements. He incorporated several tricked-out tech features, creating a luxurious and almost futuristic space. Read on for details!

Tiny House RV Tech Features:

– Salt water battery system, made by Aquion energy. With the help of these batteries, Mario’s tiny can function off-grid.

Solar Oven. Mario uses this outdoor solar oven along side his chef-style kitchen.

– Sliding closet. Mario’s closet rolls into his standing shower, when the shower is not in use, creating more space.

Atmospheric water generator. This system pulls moisture from the air to create clean water. Mario is still perfecting this system. Currently, it creates about 8 gallons of clean water a day.

Mario Tiny House

Velux solar skylight. Mario has a wireless skylight that opens and closes by itself, based on the weather, using solar energy.

Wireless Air Conditioning. Mario can control the thermostat in his tiny wirelessly, even when he’s outside.

Automatic hue lighting. The lights on the exterior and interior automatically turn off when Mario leaves his Tiny House RV and turn on when he approaches.

Wireless Schlage lock. Mario’s front door lock can be disabled wirelessly in case someone needs to get into his tiny when he’s not around. It will also notify him if there is a knock at the door when he is away.

“For the people who are hesitant about going tiny: you do not know unless you try it. It could make other parts of your life even bigger!” – Mario

After traveling with his tricked-out tiny for one year, Mario and his girlfriend, Ciarra, became engaged. Together they plan to build another Tiny House RV – slightly larger than Mario’s original – that will suit both of their needs and personalities.

Mario's Tiny House Kitchen

Mario and Ciarra’s future tiny will be 26 feet long, which is six feet longer than Mario’s current tiny. It will also be built on gooseneck trailer. They both still want to have the wireless tech features of Mario’s original tiny.

“I’m nervous and excited for the experience.” Ciarra says. “The most important thing for me is: I don’t need a big space.” 

Before building their dream Tiny, Mario and Ciarra must sell Mario’s original Tiny House RV. If you’re interested, check out this link for the sale listing.


Jenna BioJenna Spesard is currently traveling around North America in a DIY Tumbleweed Cypress. She writes about Tiny Homes and travel on her informative blog: “Tiny House Giant Journey.”