...Though it weighs 16 tons, it's in the same legal catagory as an Airstream your uncle would tow to the beach with his Oldsmobile, thus avoiding some building/zoning code hassles. It was towed to its site and set up like a mobile home, though there's no reason these things couldn't be helicopter-lifted atop a city skyscraper or to a remote mountain- or lake-side. Quality is mixed: It was built in the South. I had to redo much of it.
Design Tip: Build one long high bookshelf around the walls above doors & windows to keep more wall space free. We can stand in our shoes on most of our furniture, so getting books down is no trouble.
EXTRA: -Top left: living room with corner of kitchen counter at bottom of photo. "Coffee table" is an old ship's carpenter's sea chest in which off-season clothes are stored. Large wooden bowl atop chest was carved & used by my mountain-man great-grandfather. A fifteen-light front door is to the left of the couch which opens into a wide single-guest-bed. ~Top right: Rest of livingroom. Antique boatbuilder's working half-models and friends' bird & whale carvings on wall over oak chest/cabinet. Almost all windows look out on the Blue Ridge Mountains. Old oak dining table for four is by large window opposite the half-models. ~Bottom Left: Boat galley kitchen with 4-burner stove/oven, double sink; pottery & baskets kept atop cabinets. ~Bottom right: Bedroom w/ queen-size bed. Out of view is a large cedar wardrobe for a closet (Tip: built-ins can't be moved for rearranging rooms but wardrobes can) and two chests-of-drawers. View out large window (out of sight to right) is of a large mowed field; small window over bed looks into a large bamboo grove. Another tip from Helouise's illegitimate brother here: In small spaces, install hooks to hold open doors back against walls. In tight quarters, you will bump into a door that's swung even an inch out of its usual position. And another thing: Angle a few pieces of furniture to avoid a boxcar feeling.