Some say that tiny houses are basically overpriced, overweight and overly cute recreational vehicles, and tend to stick out like sore thumbs — easy for the city inspectors to spot. Austin, Texas based architect and steel fabricator Ann Armstrong built this RV-like tiny home that boasts a fresh, modern interior that feels much more comfortable than your run-of-the-mill camper.
Armstrong, who has been part of a local movement promoting the building of more tiny homes as an affordable housing alternative, says on Austin-American Statesman that the flexibility that tiny homes offer was one reason she built one for herself, in the midst of rising housing prices in Austin:
“In many ways my creative bandwidth is fully charged here [in Austin]. And I want to stay. But if I get priced out, if the economy crushes my ability to make a living creatively, then definitely, I would have to move.”
Over on her tiny house Tumblr, Start Small, Armstrong showcases her 8,000-pound, 230-square-foot solution. Measuring 20 feet by 8.5 feet, the exterior looks incognito enough — it resembles your regular RV more than a stereotypical tiny house with the gable roof.