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The Firebird

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A tiny house on wheels with upstairs bedroom and living area in Portland, Oregon. Designed and built by Eric Bohne. More info. Firebird Tiny House. Subscribe to The Tiny House Listings YouTube channel here for more tiny house video tours.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.

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16 Comments

  • Reply Mike Wofsey September 25, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Terrific job! It’s always a pleasure to see something done in an artistic way, and a meaningful way that is non-derivative. This house does that. I’m impressed by this design because it accomplishes what I find most difficult … it takes risks in function and these risks seem to succeed.

    I suspect that many of the elements of this design will begin to show up in other homes, because this Eric Bohne has figured out how to make them work, and now derivative designers (like myself unfortunately) can copy with low risk. But in fifty years, when Tiny Homes are everywhere, some historian will look back at this house (and probably this designer) and be forced to catalogue it as a turning point.

  • Reply SC September 25, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Outstanding! Retro 60’s subdued hippie glamour. I could see a grad student or a biker living there. Love it.

    • Reply SC September 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Forgot to add look at the ceiling and the six big windows on the second floor! Such a unique and creative layout.

  • Reply Shana Kuipers September 26, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I think this is my favorite tiny house design I have seen yet. I love it!

  • Reply Aley September 26, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I was in talks with Eric about buying a tiny house from him. He offered this one to my family while he was building it, I guess he decided to use it as a rental & just never felt like getting back to us once it was finished. Pretty sad about it. But Beautiful home nonetheless. The Skyline at Caravan is also one of his, it’s very unique & cozy. He really does some of the best work. I love that he uses found, salvaged & upcycled materials. Very environmentally mindful.

  • Reply Michele September 26, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I love this! Great use of space and the design elements are really fun.

  • Reply Peggy September 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Fantastic job Eric. I fell in love with “Skyline” during a tour of the Caravan homes last year. I really do like your work!

  • Reply deb September 28, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I really wish some of these builders and arch. would build and design more tiny houses like this . Being able to walk around a bed or/and have second floor just makes it more of a home and not a trailer . I don’t understand why not more have designed or built tiny homes with DROPPED AXLES and high flatter roofs too allow actual standing room . I have come up with and idea which I will be incorporating into my tiny house which I think will greatly improve standing ability and space sincerely deb

  • Reply Dawn September 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Incredible! At first glance the aesthetics aren’t particularly what I would choose for but after learning where the materials came from – a home truly risen from the ashes as the name implies – I really came to appreciate it more. And then I saw the rest of the layout with the two connected lofts and all the windows and I was sold. Most tiny house designs have an incredible amount of wasted space but this one uses nearly every single inch. I might have built some cabinets at the bottom of the kitchen but the space still isn’t wasted. Bravo Eric! I’m stealing some ideas from this.

  • Reply Kristina H Nadreau September 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    A SET OF STAIRS THAT COULD ACTUALLY WORK WITH RAILS ON BOTH SIDES… excellent design for permanently placed tiny house. real people could actually live here, comfortably.

  • Reply Kathy September 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    This is an amazing layout – unique to tiny homes I am betting if my years of watching tiny homes evolve tells me anything. Why NOT have a living area on the second floor? The head space matters most in the kitchen and the bathroom where you need to be able to stand upright. It might take some getting used to, but with the fantastic skylights to lessen the feeling of a low ceiling, I bet the adjustment would be easy. Way to think outside the box – pun intended!

  • Reply Sally Schrock September 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    This is just OUTSTANDING! I would buy this in a heartbeat if I had the cash. Awesome and very well thought-out floor plan. Are the floor plans for this available for sale?

  • Reply Rob Mair September 28, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Eric has designed and built an innovative THOW. A smart designer who has thought about the space he will have available and incorporated all
    one would need to live comfortably in this space. Not only smart a design but also aesthetically satisfying. Hope to see more from this leading
    THOW builder.

  • Reply Peggy Trivilino September 29, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Wicked cool–I love the boho vibe! I really looks like a tiny house that real people could live in long-term. It does have a fridge, right? (I didn’t see one in the pictures.) I especially applaud the flush toilet!!! One little suggestion–the lofts and the walkway thingy could use some sort of railing. (Young people aren’t the only ones interested in the tiny house movement.) 😉

  • Reply Gillian October 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Just wow. Beautiful and very well thought out/liveable.

  • Reply Cee Jay February 14, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Fantastic use of space, and I love those stairs. They don’t look in the way at all and there is plenty of walkway space. Love the shower room/toilet area – a great size as some can be pokey. And the use of recycled materials is also a great feature as it helps to give this property a character. I like it. Well done to all.

    From
    Cee Jay/Leigh on Sea, Essex, England, Britain.

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