I bet you never thought a trailer home could look like this. This colorful Austin home, which measures a mere 400 square feet, is made from two trailers placed perpendicularly and connected by a deck. Despite what your expectations might be about trailer homes, this one has a stylishness and a livability that belie its humble contruction — and its humble size. Let's take a closer look.
The first trailer contains the living room and kitchen, where efficiency is of the essence. Two refrigerated drawers, as opposed to a full-sized fridge, provide the same amount of storage, but take up a lot less visual space (and allow for more countertop space, too).
Living outdoors is everything in Austin, where the weather is nice enough to be outside for most of the year (excepting a few weeks of 'winter' and a few weeks of summer when the heat gets completely unbearable). Sliding doors in the living room and in the bedroom open both spaces up to the outside, making the deck into an extension of the living area. The little nook formed by the gap between the living room and bedroom trailers can be closed off with a sliding screen in inclement weather.
This is the bedroom, with sliding doors that open to the deck, and sliding doors that open to the bathroom, where an inspirational message is spelled out in the tile floor. The sloping ceiling and abundant windows help the bedroom to feel nice and roomy, and abundant storage solutions keep the place uncluttered. A little nook above the hallway provides a spot to stash camping and fishing gear, and on the other side of the room (not pictured here) there's a walk-in closet perched above the gooseneck of the trailer.
The whole thing functions as an excellent example of how living small doesn't have to mean living less — and how embracing the outdoors can make any space seem much larger than it actually is.
Read more about this home, and see more photos, at Lonny.