autoevolution
 

Not So Tiny, Still Mobile: Mobi Individual Peach Is a Tiny House With a Rooftop Terrace

Mobile homes are a lot of great things, but they're also very compact, which means they could never afford the same comfort or features of a brick-and-mortar home. One way to sidestep spatial limitations while still keeping the unit road legal is to build upwards.
The Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terrace 25 photos
Photo: MobiHouse (Composite)
The Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terraceThe Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terrace
A mobile home has to stay mobile because, otherwise, what good is it for? The reasons people opt for a tiny home range from the desire to travel more to the need to cut down expenses and any combination of any other reasons you can think of between these two. In many ways, tiny houses are perfect, but they're also very restrictive because of their compact size.

This is where downsizing comes into play. Move into a mobile home, and you will have to get rid of many of your possessions, you will have to downsize whether you like it or not. Along the way, you'll also have to compromise and, in some cases, accept that you'll never get to enjoy some of the things you took for granted in your non-mobile home – things like, say, a balcony or a terrace.

Oh, but where there's a will, there's also a way, especially if the will is backed up by the right budget. A custom tiny house can be one way to sidestep spatial limitations to get a mobile home that still offers some features of a regular home, more interior space, maximized comfort, and the same degree of mobility as a smaller counterpart. Some compromising will still have to happen, but the everyday experience will also be improved considerably.

The Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terrace
Photo: MobiHouse
MobiHouse is a Poland-based builder of tiny homes, offering a wide range of models so as to meet all needs and budgets. Like most manufacturers, besides standard models, MobiHouse also does custom units starting from those, and this is where the Mobi Individual Peach comes in. Introduced earlier this month, it's one of the largest units on offer while also the most impressive in terms of the livable footprint. That last part is only possible thanks to the rooftop terrace.

Indeed, the Mobi Individual Peach has a feature few other tinies can boast of: a terrace up top, extending the length of the trailer. When even an extra square inch counts as a win, as it does in a tiny house, an 8-meter-long (26.2 feet) terrace is a huge victory against those limitations because it will double as an outdoor lounge whenever the unit is in park mode.

As shown in the video at the bottom of the page, the terrace is of the pop-up variety in the sense that you set it up by bringing the railings into position and folding down the metal staircase, which travels secured to the side of the trailer. The downside to such a sizable terrace is that you have to furnish it, and if you plan on spending a lot of time on the road, that means finding a place to store the garden furniture as you travel. The upside is obvious: you get an extra-large outdoor space to do with as you will.

The Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terrace
Photo: MobiHouse
The Mobi Individual Peach offers sleeping for as many as six people, though only for four on a permanent basis. The layout is a rather basic two-loft one but finished tastefully and quite elegantly. Both lofts serve as sleeping areas, while the ground floor holds the bathroom, the full kitchen, and the living area that does double service as a guest room.

The wood and metal exterior in dark gray and bottle green is matched by an all-wood interior in white, with black and emerald green accents. To house sits on a custom triple-axle MH trailer of 8.4 meters (27.5 feet) in length, so it's still road legal. It's not the largest tiny house we've seen, even by comparison with other non-park models, but it makes up for that through expansive, wraparound glazing that opens up the space and brings in plenty of natural light.

The unit is insulated for year-round use. Features include a full bathroom, a residential-size kitchen, storage integrating stairs (there's even a slide- and fold-out dining table for two hidden in there somewhere), a storage-integrating couch in the living, and additional storage in the lofts, neither of which offers standing height.

The Mobi Individual Peach is a custom tiny house that takes living outdoors with a rooftop terrace
Photo: MobiHouse
"Mobi Individual Peach is a unique vision, very well thought out and pampered in every detail, where the accessories used beautifully harmonize with the interiors," reads the official description of the tiny. It hardly does it justice, nor does it explain the rather mismatched name. MobiHouse doesn't offer a price for this unit or an MRSP for a similar one, but we reached out to them for more clarification, and we'll update the story when and if we hear back.

Until then, here's Mobi Individual Peach proving that not all tinies are cut from the same cloth. If anything, it's refreshing to see there's still room for innovation in the already-crowded market of mobile homes.

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)

 Download: Mobi Individual Peach spec sheet (PDF)

About the author: Elena Gorgan
Elena Gorgan profile photo

Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
Full profile

 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories