Created by the design firm Echo Living and set in Greece, this tiny house on wheels serves as a minimalist off-grid retreat. Simply dubbed the “Eco Cabin”, the unit makes use of two components – the main body of the home (the tiny house on wheels) and a separate bathroom.
The micro-home makes use of solar panels to provide for the users electrical needs. For heat during the winter months there’s a small wood-burning stove placed in the living room. However, the unit isn’t totally off-grid – the water supply is piped in from a nearby village.
Because they’re depending on solar panels to power the home, all lighting is 12v LED. The bathroom is completely separate from the house and is accessed by a short walk-way that leads to an outhouse. The outhouse contains a shower at one end and composting toilet at the other.
The exterior is clad with a white composite cladding featuring an etched surface, while the interior is finished mostly in spruce. The main living area contains a small kitchenette (with a 12v fridge) to one end. The kitchen and shelving units have been suspended in front of the floor-to-ceiling glazing that runs the length of the home.
The living room section features built in seating with built-in storage below. A large skylight has been placed above the living room to help brighten the rear of the home. There’s also a small, private bedroom nook that’s been sandwiched between the living room and the seating/shelving area.
According to the designers the “discreet double bed space is on a raised platform and has its own little wardrobe, a built-in bedside table with reading light and view to the sea.” Finally, the large patio doors and one of the gable ends can be opened up to extend the living space to the exterior deck. All in all, it seems like a clever design.