Have Lots of Friends and Family? Take Them All Off-Grid With a Custom Payette Tiny House

Tiny homes are so hot right now. I don't know why; it may be the ability to just up and move whenever you feel like it. Or is it the off-grid life? Whatever your reasons for showing interest in this lifestyle, they don't really matter. What matters is the ability to own mobile homes like the Payette, a habitat infused with over 50 years of residential architecture and manufacturing knowledge.
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Folks, there's a crew out in Eugene, Oregon, dubbed Tru Form Tiny. If you've never heard of them but are in the market for a tiny or mobile home suitable for all your adventures, continue reading. Tru Form was started by Jon Carroll, Jen Carroll, and Malia Carroll. Still, their history dates back to 1978, when Jon traveled the Northwest U.S., planting trees hand in hand with Hoedads Reforestation Cooperative. With tents no longer cutting it, Jon began building his first tiny house. By 1979, the first model was completed.

Want to see just what they can do? Let's take a journey through one of the most customizable configurations you can buy from this crew, the Payette. Now, by customizable, I meant that you can meddle with everything from the length to cladding, lighting, and life support systems. Tru Form also helps you start your journey by choosing either an Urban or Country category, ultimately defining the styling of your home.

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But, no matter which style you choose, your dream Payette will ultimately look different from the ones in the image gallery. While that may sound like one of those "Images are for orientation purposes only. Actual product may differ," there's beauty in that; you will own a true one-of-a-kind.

Let's say that after you checked out the gallery, you decided to call Tru Form and commission a Payette. When that happens, you'll be asked to dish out at least $79,900 (€75,750 at current exchange rates) on the most standard unit. You'll receive a mobile habitat divided into two floors and includes two loft bedrooms for this rate. Coupled with the bedroom and living room downstairs, you could easily sleep eight people in this thing.

If you don't have a large group of friends or family, one of the benefits of this many rooms is that you could effortlessly transform a loft into a place for storing gear and other adventure toys. Why not shapeshift the downstairs bedroom into a quaint garage for bigger toys? The decision is yours. Because tiny homes cram everything you need into a smaller space, manufacturers rely on countless methods to make owners move freely about the area. This includes modular furniture, storage space in places you wouldn't believe, and appliances integrated into the home.

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Just imagine waking up after a good night's rest in an elevated bedroom in the middle of the wilderness. The sun's morning rays and birds chirping bring a fresh palette of sounds in contrast to the usual honking horns of the city life. Someone seems to have beaten you to the gun as the smell of coffee opens those eyes even further.

Once everyone is awake, bellies full with a hearty breakfast, you all decide to hit the slopes with your e-bikes. After a few hours of riding, you head back to your home and take lunch. With a siesta in mind, everyone crashes and awakens just in time to catch the setting sun; it's party time. What more could you want? I think I'm starting to understand the allure of the tiny and mobile lifestyle.
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Editor's note: Images in the gallery showcase an array of custom Payette projects.

About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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