Z Huis – A Tiny House that Features a Climbing Wall Instead of Ladders

Vince Sorgentoni and Sam Adams wanted to pursue a lifestyle with a lower carbon footprint. To make that wish a reality they contacted Wishbone Tiny Homes and tasked them with creating a small, functional and environmentally-friendly tiny house on wheels.


The result of their efforts is a 204 square foot (19 square meters) home that’s powered by roof-mounted solar panels and is capable of going off-grid. They’ve dubbed the house Z Huis.

Z Huis - Wishbone Tiny Homes - New Jersey - Exterior - Humble Homes


The exterior looks to be clad in Corten steel, while the interior is finished in a mix of light (mainly plywood sheeting) and dark woods (the floor). Colorful strips of geometric wallpaper can be found in the bedroom areas and the kitchen.

Z Huis - Wishbone Tiny Homes - New Jersey - Living Room - Humble Homes


Z Huis features two sleeping lofts, one of which is accessed by climbing a rock wall. When the couple collaborated with Wishbone Tiny Homes to build the home, they said they wanted it to reflect their outdoorsy lifestyle (hence the climbing wall).

Z Huis - Wishbone Tiny Homes - New Jersey - Kitchen - Humble Homes

Storage has been incorporated into every nook and cranny available, like the dog crate found under the stairs. The combination of fun elements and function can be found in every room.

Z Huis - Wishbone Tiny Homes - New Jersey - Bedroom - Humble Homes

The first floor of the unit contains a sunken living area, a generous kitchen, and a bathroom. Lighting doesn’t seem to be a problem thanks to a number of relatively small but well placed windows. Given their preferences for a low-carbon lifestyle and an off-grid home, they’ve installed LED lighting throughout.

Z Huis - Wishbone Tiny Homes - New Jersey - Nook - Humble Homes

Unfortunately they eventually had to sell the home because they were unable to find a place parking space near their workplace and school in Philadelphia. Wishbone Tiny Home are still producing the Z Huis model. It’s available for $65,000-$75,000 and they can apparently have the homes ready in as little as 7 days.

For more tiny houses check out Ark Shelter, a tiny modular home designed to help people reconnect with nature. Or, Maringotka, a traditional caravan transformed into a cozy home. See all tiny houses.

Via Inhabitat
Photos: Wishbone Tiny Homes

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.

  1. Am I being too obvious when I suggest that having an affordable place to park the Tiny mobile house that has access to water and sewer and laundry facilities is advisable????

  2. Sure it is. Problem is too many self centred people have ridiculous amounts of money tied up in their McMansions etc. that they don’t want “their” place devalued by “riff raff” tiny homes.

    I’m reminded of a comment of someone I know who comments fairly frequently along the lines of…what they need is an intimate relationship… preferably with a .45 magnum projectile at high velocity in the kisser.

    While not condoning violence I sort of sympathise with the sentiment.