Pocket Shelter

June 25, 2013

Learning how to build this small is a challenge. But it’s child’s play compared to learning how to live small. It took every bit as long to pair down enough to fit reasonably into such a small space as it did to build it. Going through round after round of downsizing, purging, and otherwise shedding whatever is unnecessary took determination and mental and emotional stamina. And it’s been totally worth it. Having only what’s essential (by relatively affluent western standards) frees up a lot of clutter, expense, maintenance and energetic baggage.

A rustic, 200 square feet tiny house on wheels. Designed and built by Aaron Maret of Aaron Maret Design Built Studio.


  • Reply MJ July 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Love the woodwork here, especially the counters and particularly the sink area. Well done!

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  • Reply Phillip July 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    How charming. It would be facinating to learn more about the build – how much does it weigh? How mobile is it? What appliances does it contain? You’re giving me too many ideas….

  • Reply James McLarne August 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I love how the tankless water heater is right above the sink so it is easy to control.

  • Reply Sean K October 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    You’re such an inspiration. Rustic yet modern. I love. Thanks for sharing mate.

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