Impressive Folding Tiny House Tour

by Simplify

Nick and his friend Jay have built an incredible folding tiny house with wings.

The house is 15 feet long by 8.5 feet wide, but the dimensions are not static. Let’s take a look at how that works!

The wings are two bump-outs that open up when the house is parked, widening the home from 8.5 feet to 12 feet.

In order to open up the wings, one person needs to be on the inside pushing them out, and another one on the outside bolting the barge board upside down to lock them in.

Once they are open, Nick can power the entire kitchen, including the counter lights, the toaster oven and the induction cooktop, with a single plug. 

The wood stove is the tiny folding house’s main source of heat. Nick keeps the firewood beneath a sofa in the lounge area. There is also a source of water.

The fold out tiny house does not have a bathroom. It is meant to be stationed at a community farm which has all those services available.

Tiny house

Nick says that he was building the folding tiny house on a very tight budget, which led to him only using reclaimed materials.

At the base of the house is a 1970s trailer that he tore down and refinished all the steel. The roof is reclaimed metal from another house. All the wood inside is also salvaged.

This project was for sale from the beginning, but it was also a challenge for Nick to create a tiny house almost as wide as a regular cabin.

He shares that he would not do the same design again because of the time it took, but is planning to work on other tiny houses in the future.

Folding tiny house

For more tiny home stories, take a tour of this  rustic DIY silo home that used to store grain or learn  How They Built a Tiny Home in Their Backyard to Live Mortgage-Free.

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