DIY Trailer Home – Schematic design progress
We’ve made progress on the mobile home design. Take a look and help us find a name for the home!
In the summer of last year, I realized that my dream home might be a mobile home. A mobile home could be compact and resource-friendly, appealing to my eco-tendencies and my hope of a simplified life. And making the home mobile eases the hardest question; where should we live?
Over the last 8 months or so, Hiro and I have read books, done research, and teamed up with the extremely talented and clever architect, Ron Golan. Ron has been hard at work designing the basic layout of the spaces Hiro and I want and modelling them in SketchUp (3D design software). We’ve got a rough draft of the schematic design, so it seemed like a good time to share some renderings of the mobile home.
The design is a two-story, trailer home of approximately 380 square feet that can be pulled by a commercial semi-truck. The second story collapses like the lid of a shoebox for transportation. On the first floor is the kitchen, living room, office space, and toilet room. On the second floor is a project room, the shower, and a bedroom.
The image at the beginning of this post is the whole structure, viewed from the back left. The red boxes are the cabinets in the kitchen. The project room is directly above that, with the blue shelf workspace and storage. The orange and blue box to the left side is a pop-out that contains a couch (orange) and office desk (blue). The yellow thing buried in the middle is the toilet room sink. And the green stuff above on the second floor is the bed and under-bed storage.
Next is a view of the whole structure from the back right.
First floor from above (2nd floor removed) with the stairs leading up to the upper floor.
View with the second floor exterior walls removed.
The rough layout of the galley kitchen.
The first floor toilet room from above. The stairs snake around and over the lavatory.
Please let us know what you think in the comments below! Name suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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