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Tiny House: Going Mobile With 'Magenta'

Feel like packing up your life and hitting the road? The Magenta tiny house might be the architectural solution you're looking for.

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Always dreamt of packing up your life, throwing everything into a caravan and heading north? If so, US designer Joshua Woodsman’s newly-unveiled Magenta tiny house mobile home concept could be just what you’re looking for.

Feel like packing up your life and hitting the road? The Magenta tiny house might be the architectural solution you're looking for | House and Leisure

Built on a flat trailer for easy transportation, the tiny house is constructed from waterproof plywood and spruce, and insulated with polystyrene. Inside, the interior includes a sofa bed, stoves, a chemical toilet, a small kitchenette, clever built-in furniture, and very useful stretched nets for stowing all your travelling things.

Our gypsy dreams were realised within minutes of watching the Magenta’s launch video. In it, the tiny house is described as a solution ‘for those not looking to be in debt, or locked into a long-term mortgage. For those who would rather be free to travel, and live where they choose.’ Watch the video below: 

The Magenta tiny house isn’t available in South Africa yet, but Pin-Up Houses, the company responsible for Magenta, has an impressive library of downloadable plans and DIY instruction kits that you can use to build your very own mobile home. 

If you’re already living in a small space but need some inspiration to get more out of your square metres, then head to this useful guide from HL’s Small Spaces experts, who have thought of everything you could ever need to maximise every bit of your tiny house. 

And for South Africans who want to go smaller with their living spaces, there’s also always the brilliant POD-idladla — a 172m2 mobile house designed by Johannesburg-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida and design duo Dokter and Misses. You can read all about their interesting story here