Victorian Prepper

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This is another Maximus Extreme Tiny Home, affectionately called the Victorian Prepper. I designed this home for a lady that is an avid “Doomsday Prepper,” who was looking to have a home that not only had off grid capability but had a very distinct Victorian design element. You’ll note from the photos that the front incorporates a turret design, where the kitchen is located and above the kitchen is the master loft. The loft is accessed by a staircase that has ample storage for food, household items, clothing and firearms! The interior has bead-board walls and a finish grade plywood wainscot that is accented with decorative trim. There is another smaller loft that is specifically designated for dry food storage, the space is large enough to accommodate a year and a half worth of dry goods! That space also is home for one of two “mini on-demand” hot water heaters that serve this tiny house, the other is located below the stainless steel apron kitchen sink. There is a large bathroom that is equipped with a composting toilet, fan, concrete floors (same product as the kitchen counters), storage and a tiled shower stall (with glass door). Throughout the home the ceilings are covered with faux tin ceiling tiles. The kitchen is large and features tons of storage, a microwave oven, refrigerator and concrete counters.

I designed a roof rain catchment system. The roof is a Mansard styled roof that has a parapet top that is roughly 3-4″ deep. That area is lined with a synthetic membrane that has a drain that leads to a spigot located next to the front door. The roof can hold up to 300 gallons of water if the spigot is closed, but it is designed to capture the rainwater then drain it into a barrel to be purified and filtered. We also put in a brick hearth to accommodate a future wood burning devise. We also included a hybrid couch/sleeping design which combines the classic features of a futon and daybed into one built-in feature in the living room, with storage drawers below. The home has engineered hardwood floors and a combination locking front door. The exterior features a diamond shaped asphalt shingles and wood composite lap siding.

A tiny house on wheels with mansard style roof with custom rainwater catchment system in Ogden, Utah. Designed and built by Maximum Extreme Tiny Homes.

2016-06-27T14:45:20+00:00

14 Comments

  1. Mom-Oh September 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! What a great design!!! FINALLY! A tiny house that doesn’t look like a barn!

  2. Sara Moore September 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Is this home for sale?

  3. Marti September 9, 2015 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Very nice! I love the stairs and the partial brick wall the most. Would never have thought of brick inside a tiny home.

  4. Robin September 9, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, but no cooktop, stove or oven? Is there a sink in the bathroom?

  5. Kathy September 10, 2015 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Impressive and charming at the same time! I do have something to say about the current TH trend of storage staircases: you may be young and agile, but one misstep in the night, and it’s goodbye loft bedroom for a good long while. What is so terrible about banisters? Rope banisters, storage banisters, laundry-line banisters—they’re multi-purpose and can keep people from having to trade their TH for a spell in rehab.

    I think this too shall pass. I’ll be buying a TH for my old age, and by the time I get there, your THs will be amazing. Love the cachement system, the size o the kitchen, and the very different look to this house.

  6. Ellen September 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Designs improving all of the time. Yes Bannisters great idea! Still I am asking all TH builders. IS IT POSSIBLE to have pop-ups in the loft roof area? It would be wonderful to be able to stand up in the loft! Many of us planning to get a TH to retire in are not planning to move but a few times. I see there are pop- outs for the sides of a TH making it easier to exercise in a TH. I do not really like to exercise at a gym and am fond of walking but I do like yoga. Would like to be able to do some yoga at home! I like having a table and chairs to share a meal. I have seen some great designs for that. This TH has great style. Like the flat roof for rainwater and even a tiny roof garden. How big is this TH? I wonder what it would be like at 24 or 28 feet ? Love the brick for a FP. TH s Need tiny fireplaces! Lol! Looking forward to more sensational designs.

  7. Cheri g September 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    As the owner and designer of food trailers, believe me this will get really old. Everyone will get old. Loft is useless and we all get bad knees. Yes cozy. But that gets old unless you are living alone. Then add a pet and you are officially putting up the for sale sign. Keep up the great ideas. Not many mobile parks will let you park there so you need your own land. And emptying the toilet will get old and smelly real fast. Think it through. It’s a lot of money for a fleeting idea

  8. Linda Garland September 14, 2015 at 11:25 am - Reply

    This is a lovely product! The designs are beautiful and functional. I would be proud to have something like this and I am in the market.

  9. Michele Dunphy September 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    This is a wonderful design for a Tiny House ! What would this house cost to build as you show it here ? That’s the one item missing on this website !! Thank you !!

  10. Peggy Trivilino September 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    This little house has some lovely, very atmospheric design elements, but one can’t cook with atmosphere. Presumably the lady for whom this house is designed has enough money to eat most of her meals out–or, possibly she has truly deplorable eating habits, because most food that can be “cooked” in a microwave is processed and very unhealthful. Subsequent variants of this home’s design would be greatly improved by enlarging the kitchen area and adding at least a two-burner cooktop and a small oven. For most of us, daily living, of necessity and/or by inclination, involves cooking.

  11. Janet September 21, 2015 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Why do they always put a microwave so high, it isn’t safe to remove hot items from them. My RV has a microwave over the stove’s hood/fan. I usually put one of those one step folding steps by the oven so I feel safer stepping up to remove cooked food from the microwave. I’m not short at almost 5′ 3″, so I wonder how others manage high things.

  12. Janet September 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Please forgive me. I didn’t mention how much like this charming tiny house. I would need somewhere for a sewing machine and fabric. I have started filling pillow shams with my fabric for storage. Any suggestions for a sewing area in a tiny house. I need enough room to make quilts.

  13. michael morgan October 19, 2015 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    hello

    i want to know how much u what for it

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