The Wedge: A Park-Ready Prefabricated Abode To Make All the Mobile Home Neighbors Jealous

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Photo: WheelHaus
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In recent years, the idea of sitting around with an RV parked in some lot has been challenged by a different kind of park-worthy habitat, the tiny and sometimes prefabricated home. Well, the Wedge is about to show us what it takes to be the talk of the RV yard.
Folks, the mighty behemoth of a "tiny" home you see here is nothing but the work of WheelHaus, a crew I've covered just once before. Well, just as their name would suggest, they build wheelable homes straight out of beloved Utah, Salt Lake City, to be precise. Best of all, the way they craft these massive homes is as green as can be.

For example, the exterior siding of the Wedge, and a tad of the roofline, is actually built with "reclaimed Wyoming snow fencing." moreover, the high quantity of wood used in building the Wedge is, itself, a renewable resource. Some steel is used and is found in the shape of that roof you see in the image gallery.

However, the building materials and methods that go into the Wedge are just a small part of the story; I want to see what sort of lifestyle we can achieve in one of these. To do this, without actually spending at least $175K (€161 at current exchange rates) on this bugger, let's take a short trip through imagination and pretend you just bought this beast.

First off, we need to consider the size of these babies, no less than 400 sq ft (37 sq m), and depending on the sort of finishes, fixtures, and anything else you may want, one unit can weigh as much as 25,000 lbs (11,340 kg). If you opt for a patio deck, the floor space is even larger, as the 400 sq ft I mentioned is calculated for a 10.5x38 ft unit.

Photo: WheelHaus
Now, in this space, you'll find absolutely everything you need to live a full life, and when I say full, I really mean it; the Wedge is packed with appliances, cabinetry, tile flooring, and the systems needed to have warm water pumping through the pipes and AC on a hot day.

To head inside, we'll enter via the large sliding glass door seen at the front of these units. Once you do, you'll find yourself in the middle of a large living room that's just waiting for your personal touch. Go ahead, take a seat on the couch, turn on the TV, and enjoy a cold one.

Speaking of a drink, as we make our way toward the rear of the Wedge, we'll find a four-person bar and dining table sitting in the background of a kitchen sink. Across from the sink block, the rest of the kitchen is completed with a cooktop, fridge, microwave, and hood range. And yes, for this sort of cash, units are turnkey, and all you have to do is maybe hang up your favorite paintings.

As for the remaining half of the Wedge, it tends to offer a bit more privacy than what you would find in the living room. For example, there's a hallway that extends alongside the kitchen wall and offers access to the bathroom, but the bedroom is off-limits to all, with no key to the door. Now, I won't spoil any surprises for you, so be sure to check out the video below to fully understand what WheelHaus has achieved here, the bedroom, and especially the bathroom. In short, it's top-notch stuff, the likes of five-star hotels, well, the ones I could afford anyway.

Wedge Bedroom
Photo: WheelHaus
There is something I do need to point out about this unit, just so you don't get the wrong idea; it needs a foundation to sit upon. Oh, you'll also need a water line, sewage connection, and a 100 amp service, and sadly, I couldn't find anything on the manufacturer's website about making these puppies off-grid. Only one way to find out; give WheelHaus a call, buzz, e-mail, ping, or whatever you folks are into these days.

Now the images and video paint a pretty darn good picture of the sort of lifestyle you can lead in one of these units, but there's another side to prefabricated homes such as these, business. Yes, the Wedge can serve as a method of pulling in some extra cash into your very own life, especially if you own one or more; rent them out, clean up after your guests, and get ready for the next round of nature-seeking adventurers.

If you're that adventure seeker, then grab one for yourself, and when you aren't taking trips out of town up to your Wedge, let someone else rent it out. In time, you should compensate some of your costs, and eventually, maybe this thing turns into an investment. Only one way to find out, wink-wink.

Still, I can't get over the effect such a home will have the moment you set it up in some park; you're sure to have other mobile homeowners hanging around asking you who, what, when, where, and how much. Go ahead, throw a soiree, party, camp out on that patio, or sleep on a plush mattress; make yourself at home.

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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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