Tiny houses have been around for decades but are seeing a rather recent surge in popularity thanks to a combination of less fortunate factors, like the worsening housing situation, the financial crisis, and increased stress that's making more professionals opt for remote working so they can travel more. The international health crisis of 2020 created the perfect storm, propelling tiny houses and alternative living in general into the spotlight like never before.
As more people turn to mobile houses as permanent residences, the number of options is increasing constantly. As far as tiny living goes, this means anyone can find a perfect tiny regardless of budget or their needs and tastes.
As its name clearly states, this is a "premium" unit designed to maximize comfort, whether you're the family type or the more outgoing party type. It boasts smart features, enhanced comfort, and a sleeping capacity of more than eight people, including in the absolutely spectacular lounge upstairs and once you add the extra modules.
The "get" of the tiny is that it remains essentially mobile. The main unit, so the tiny house itself, sits on a 9.5-meter (31.2-foot) Duragal trailer. The house is then 9.5 meters (31.2 feet) long, 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) wide, and 4.3 meters (14.1 feet) high, so technically a park model, which means you can only move it with special permits and only if you have to. Still, it moves more than a city apartment or any other brick-and-mortar house, right?
Because it was designed for modularity and sits on a larger-than-standard trailer, this tiny can make use of a rather unusual layout. It's not a lofted configuration because it has standing height in every room, so it qualifies as a two-level home. On wheels.
The ground floor is occupied by the oversize kitchen with residential appliances, including tower fridge, dishwasher, and induction cooktop, and full-size cabinets. Not that it needed it, but the glass backsplash creates the illusion of a much bigger space.
In between the kitchen and the bathroom is the secondary bedroom of the tiny, arranged in this showcase unit as a kid's room, with storage hidden into the wall (and deep under the adjoining staircase), a bunk bed with even more storage underneath, and a large awning window. Though compact, this space can be specced with a queen-size bed or turned into a self-contained home office.
Upstairs is "The Heaven," a most spectacular lounge for a tiny house, with a U-shaped plus couch on an elevated platform, just perfect for movie nights or daily binge-watching. There's storage integrated into the step and the chance to take the party outside on the 3-meter (9.8-foot) wide balcony.
The Entertainer Premium has ducted AC throughout and smart home features allowing you to monitor and optimize consumption, and you get to choose other off-grid options if you want. The unit with the two decks shown in the video was presented at the Tiny Homes Expo in Brisbane, Australia, as a showcase of the kind of work Off Grid Tiny Homes can do.
The Entertainer Premium starts at AUD165,000 (US$108,000), but the three-module unit shown below with everything inside is AUD230,000 (US$151,000). Premium features, premium price – but window shopping costs nothing.