Miranda Aisling Hynes overcame many challenges during her build, including a nasty spell of pneumonia cased by overexertion. Almost one year later, her hard work has finally paid off! Miranda now has a purple custom Tumbleweed Cypress lovingly named “Aubergine” (meaning: the color of eggplant).
As a passionate artist, Miranda chose to fill her tiny space with handmade items – including pottery, a painted rug, handmade sink and a gorgeous stained glass window!
“There is a portrait, by Andy Newman, of Aubergine hanging inside the Tiny House RV,” Miranda explains. “I couldn’t resist going meta!”
Miranda’s budget was $25,000 in materials, which is average for a tiny of this size. She still needs to complete the plumbing and propane, so she may go slightly over budget. Read this article for an analysis of Tiny House RV material costs.
Interior of “Aubergine” with Miranda’s folding dining table
Aubergine is part of Miranda’s long-term goal to create a community art hotel. Within the next two years, she hopes to find land in the greater Boston area that can be used for a Tiny House Hotel, where everything from the food to the furniture will be handmade by local artists. Patrons who come and stay at the hotel can buy featured handmade items or take a art class to learn how to make those items for themselves.
Miranda had help building Aubergine from members of her local community, and the constant support of her mother.
“Whenever someone tells me I can only do as much as I do now because of how young I am, I say they should meet my mother!” – Miranda Aisling Hynes
Miranda’s mother enjoying the bump out on Miranda’s Tiny House RV
Congratulations to Miranda! We will keep updating you on this story as her Tiny House Hotel project comes to fruition.
Learn more about Miranda’s projects, including Aubergine, on her website: http://mirandashearth.com