196 square feet
1 – 4 people
$15k – $40k
Over 2000 hours of research, planning, design, prototyping, building, and documenting went into the creation of the Pocket Shelter. Every nook & cranny – every square inch of space – were carefully considered. The goal was to create a bright, modern tiny house that is an inspiration to live in. Lovingly conceived and crafted by a design-build professional, quality and beauty were the priority from bottom to top, start to finish.
The entire process of the creation of the Pocket Shelter was thoroughly documented. From detailed CAD drawings, construction photography and videos, blog posts, a step-by-step construction outline, door and window sizing and specification schedule, cabinetry and built-in furniture details, a comprehensive materials list spreadsheet, to a complete 3D SketchUp model, every angle is covered in meticulous detail.
Bright + Open
This house really lets the light in. French patio entry doors, quadruple-banks of awning windows on both sides of the main space, a large clerestory window over the entry, and stacked casement windows bring natural light and air in from every direction. The french doors and clerestory windows are covered by roofs, which means they can be left open even when it’s raining. The covered porch connects outdoor space to the living space, a design feature unique to the Pocket Shelter.
The Pocket Shelter bridges the “form follows function” approach of modern design with a warmth and approachability of natural materials carefully assembled. Hand-crafted in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, you might liken its aesthetic to a cross between Appalachian rustic and Nordic Modern, owing to my love of Scandinavian domestic architecture and design. Ample built-in storage supports a voluntarily-simple lifestyle where quality is more valuable than quantity.
Construction Plan Set
BIY (Build It Yourself)
Professional construction plan set with everyone you need to build you own Pocket Shelter is now in production. Planned launch date is early summer 2016.