Sumaya – A Luxury, Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

The Sumaya is one of the most beautifully crafted handmade mobile homes I’ve ever seen. The Sumaya (meaning ‘little piece of sky’ in Arabic) is a sustainable, energy-efficient, dynamic home clad in cedar.

 

Built by Phil Duloy, he was inspired to build the home for his family after living in a converted cargo truck. The house is capable of accommodating three people comfortably. Duloy moved from Washington DC to England 15 years ago, since then he has been involved in disaster relief initiatives, and after he and his fiancée had their first child, he decided that they needed something more comfortable than a converted cargo truck to live in.

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

 

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

 

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

The exterior of the home is clad in cedar, while the interior features ask and oak. The mollycrofted  roof and sides are fitted with a number of windows creating a bright, naturally day lit interior. The bedroom, separated from the main cabin by Japanese sliding doors, has a full double size bed with 2 wardrobes, storage space and reading lamps.

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

The main cabin features a wet room (with a shower and toilet) and the galley, which houses a catering-grade oven and sink. Beyond the galley you’ll find two exterior doors, a glass-fronted wood burner and a seating area fit for 8 people. The dining table can also be converted to a bed to accommodate overnight guests.

The mobile home is powered by a solar-charged battery bank. Heated by a wood-burner and concealed radiators, there is no shortage of warmth to be found in this home, compared to some off-the-shelf caravans. All the lights are LED, and 13 amp sockets are installed throughout. The home also has  KEF sound system, supported by 8 ceiling-mounted drivers and sub-woofers with an Alpine unit, and you can play DVD’s through a projector.

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

Sumaya Hand-Crafted Mobile Home

The Sumaya is a unique project combining sustainable living initiatives with the comfort and luxury of a much larger home.

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

2 Comments
  1. I like the Sumaya, which I saw in Tiny Homes on the Move, by Lloyd Kahn. I want to know how you finished the bathroom, especially since it is a wet room. I know of a trailer that is for sale, but would want to do something like I saw in the pictures.