Living large in a tiny home is more than just possible—it can be beautiful too. Tiny house builder Abel Zimmerman Zyl of Zyl Vardos designed and built Moon Dragon, a gorgeous house on wheels that looks like it was plucked from Middle-Earth. The tiny timber home boasts charming curves and arches, a surprisingly roomy interior, and even comes with off-grid capabilities.
As expected of Zyl Vardos, Moon Dragon was created with fantastic craftsmanship and design. The home measures 13.1 feet in height, 9 feet in length, and 24 feet in width, and can be pulled with a one-ton pickup truck. Onduvilla shingles partially clad the exterior for a beautifully textured appearance. Much of the home was built by hand and is one of Zyl Vardos’ most complex builds to date.
The tiny home is entered via hand-built Dutch-style doors that open up into a wood-lined interior that looks surprisingly spacious thanks to its tall arched ceiling built from cedar tongue and groove. The 216-square-foot main floor features a small wood-burning stove, mahogany ply cabinetry and walls, and a cork floor. The kitchen boasts a five-burner Range cooker with two ovens, as well as an energy-efficient fridge and washing machine, along with plenty of storage. Behind the kitchen is the bathroom that houses a shower, sink, and composting toilet. The 117-square-foot loft bedroom—big enough for a queen-sized bed—is reached via storage-integrated stairs.