This Solar-Powered Tiny House Is a Charming Beach Hut on Wheels

updated Jun 16, 2020
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If you can’t go to the beach, let the RV—I mean, beach—come to you. Not only is this tiny house sustainably functional beyond compare, but it also boasts a beach hut-inspired look that bring the sandy outdoors in. 

Constructed by British design team Supertramped Co., this vehicle was an old Mercedes-Benz T2 van before it got converted into the eco-friendly tiny house it is today. The home on wheels goes by the name of Ernie and was built to go off the grid while embodying a bohemian style. 

The clients of the build wanted a mobile beach hut where they could stash their surfboards and explore the globe, so the designers decked out the interior in rustic wooden panels that created a warm ambience. Little details like mosaic tiles, seashell-inspired cabinet handles, and nautical wall art brought the desired theme to life. 

The kitchen is decked out in whitewashed cabinetry, a large farmhouse sink, and a cushioned seating area that also converted into an additional bed. The bathroom is equipped with a marine toilet and a full-sized shower, designed with exposed pipes, wooden wallboards, and a skylight that lets in natural light. 

At the very back of the camper is the bedroom area, which is made up of a platform that supports bedding on top and has storage underneath. The back doors open to reveal unobstructed views—bedroom windows don’t get much better than that.

While the beach hut theme was important, it was just as much so to make sure the van was equipped to travel. Solar panels were installed on the top of the tiny house to power the vehicle, plus high-tech features such as a UV water sterilizer and led lights gave it a sustainable edge. 

Design-forward, functional, sustainable, and mobile? What more could you want in a tiny house.