Gizmag's Michael Franco profiles the story of Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh, a couple that built their tiny home from the ground up and is moving it all over the U.S. In two years, the couple has taken their home on wheels to more than 30 states and five provinces in Canada.
Like many that crave a clutter and mortgage free lifestyle, the couple built their tiny home for $31,460 and left their careers and belongings behind for a minimalist lifestyle. The house is 20 feel long and weights 10,100 pounds. A loft with a skylight houses a queen sized bed where the couple sleeps.
There's also a tiny wood-burning stove weighing just 56 lb (about 26 kg) that was one of the bigger splurges for the couple, at $4,495.
While the overall look of the home is rustic, there is a dash of tech included in the form of a battery-operated projector that the couple incorporated into the design to satisfy the need for TV on the road. The projector is battery-powered, so when the evening weather is fine, it – and the roll-down screen onto which it beams – can be taken outside. Hooks on the side of the trailer accommodate the screen.
A new film from Goal Zero, maker of heavy-duty solar-powered equipment like the generator used by the couple, highlights the life of Spesard and Dutilh and gives you a peek into their tiny home.