Step Inside One of the Most Beautiful Coastal-Style Homes on Wheels

One of the best things about tiny homes is that you can take them anywhere and change the scenery whenever you want. A house on wheels can become a beach house or a cabin in the woods, integrating seamlessly into any natural setting. This model designed by Handcrafted Movement brings the ocean to you. Built a few years ago, it's still one of the most inspirational tiny homes for those who love coastal style.
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Some tiny homes are designed specifically to function as beach homes either for the owner's family or for rental guests. Others, like the gorgeous Outer Banks by Handcrafted Movement, seem to bring to the ocean in, no matter where their final location is, thanks to a carefully styled interior design.

Beyond the relaxed, inviting beauty of its interiors, this tiny home reflects the signature craftsmanship of the young American brand. A harmonious mix of form and function translates to a smart layout for generous accommodation with unexpected perks. High-quality furniture, premium finishes, and carefully selected appliances add a touch of luxury. Outer Banks is like a dream beach house that can fit in anywhere and offer full comfort to its guests.

Outer Banks is neither too flashy nor so modest that it goes unnoticed. The board and batten siding with Pacific Cedar accents give it a contemporary, chic look. You'll notice all the different-sized windows that are, together with the large glass doors, part of the same beach house esthetics, all about bringing the outdoors in. The tiny Cedar deck with a wooden awning system is a thoughtful addition that extends the indoor/outdoor flow.

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This eye-catching tiny sits on a 30-foot (9.1 meters) trailer. It's not just any trailer, but one made specifically for tiny homes by Iron Eagle and fitted with three axles, built-in leveling jacks, brakes, and road lighting. Once delivered to its destination, the Outer Banks is ready to reveal its ocean-inspired interiors.

The color palette adds relaxing teal and dark brown accents to the traditional bright white for the walls and ceilings. This strong contrast is specific to coastal styles, where vibrant colors with dark accents create a fresh, striking result. Various natural materials are used for adding texture, together with a skillful mix of copper, brass, and matte black hardware.

The wide-plank Oak hardwood floors with a distressed look are particularly reminiscent of beach houses. The walnut countertops match the furniture in deep shades of brown, bringing out the Zen-like quality of the teal blue accents beautifully. A striking contrast was also obtained thanks to the dark wooden beams on the ceiling, which also create depth and add visual interest.

Like any home inspired by the ocean, Outer Banks was made for enjoying the fabulous views. Its compact lounge is surrounded by them and bathed in natural light throughout the day. A surprisingly spacious dining table with three seats is also strategically placed in front of the window. On the opposite side, the kitchen countertops seem to highlight the maritime-inspired window with a hexagonal shape.

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The open-plan main floor seems more spacious than its actual size. Thanks to the custom-made cabinets, drawers, and floating shelves, all the basic items can be neatly stored, keeping the area clutter-free. A "secret” room hides in the back, behind beautiful teal doors. The team at Handcrafted Movement designed it as a "flex area" that can be configured for various uses.

It could be a beautiful main bedroom. It's large enough for a queen-sized bed, with natural light coming through a big window. It could just as well be a spacious home office, with enough room for a full-size desk and all the additional furniture. Either version would benefit greatly from the overhead storage shelves, cleverly painted white so that they blend in with the walls.

Having a separate room with full privacy and easy access emphasizes the idea of a relaxing cocoon by the beach. It also makes Outer Banks particularly suitable as a vacation rental. A medium-sized loft can provide extra accommodation. Big enough for a king-size mattress, it's also airy and bright thanks to the addition of multiple large windows.

The loft sits above the bathroom, which is just as remarkable as the rest of the house in terms of functionality and style. It's fitted with all the basics, but what catches the eye is the large, elegant vanity with deep drawers. Speaking of function, the Outer Banks cleverly hides power hookups for a washer/dryer unit and a big closet with room for 50 hangers.

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Apart from its stylish looks, this ocean-inspired home on wheels is prepared for full-time living, including premium insulation and a high-efficiency mini split air conditioning/heating system. It even comes with a big smart TV and a base cabinet placed in the corner, facing the cozy armchairs. The compact kitchen was designed to integrate a large, energy-efficient fridge and a stainless steel LP gas range.

This 2019 model is no longer available in the Handcrafted Movement range but continues to be a fine example of coastal-style design for timeless beauty.
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About the author: Otilia Drăgan
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Otilia believes that if it’s eco, green, or groundbreaking, people should know about it (especially if it's got wheels or wings). Working in online media for over five years, she's gained a deeper perspective on how people everywhere can inspire each other.
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