John and Fin are infamous within the Tiny House motion. Together they run a number of United Tiny House festivals throughout the nation, donating all the income to charity. They stay in off-grid Tiny House full time, and this previous yr they constructed a second, even smaller, home to make use of whereas they journey the nation. What is so superb about this area? John and Fin recycled an previous hearth truck to assemble their lovely Tiny Home. It truly appears like a Tiny Fire House!
Why use hearth truck elements to assemble a Tiny House?
John and Fin journey the nation of their Tiny Fire House, utilizing it as a tribute home to help hearth security consciousness and lift funds for native hearth stations. They have visited a number of hearth stations and faculties, providing excursions and security info to youngsters.
One of the various quirky gadgets featured in John & Fin’s Tiny Fire House is their hearth pole. John defined that an actual brass hearth pole can be too costly, in order that they got here up with a artistic answer. They coated a metal fence submit with brass to create the identical impact as a daily hearth pole.
“Every Fire House has to have a pole!” – John
John & Fin’s Tiny Fire House has a siren and lights, each of which have been recycled from the previous firetruck. These gadgets are principally for present, however it’s a reasonably neat trick! At night time, the home lights up and appears like a fireplace truck.
John & Fin encountered a number of problems in the course of the development of their Tiny Fire House, which was documented on an episode of HGTV’s “Tiny House Big Living.” One drawback was that they wanted so as to add tons of of kilos to the entrance of their trailer for correct weight distribution, however how?
Getting artistic as soon as once more, they determined to mount a fireplace hydrant to the tongue. Not solely does it look cool, nevertheless it additionally has a second and third objective! The hydrant acts as a water spigot and a crank for his or her tongue jack!
The inside of the Tiny Fire House is a juxtaposition to the surface. Fin needed the home to really feel brilliant, open, and cozy. She put numerous thought into each element. Plush cushions line the couch, whereas three giant doorways open to “let the outside in.” The again deck doubles as a toilet with an outside bathe and composting rest room. The loft has a balcony with a fireplace escape. And, lastly, the closet was constructed to imitate the lockers used by firefighters in an actual hearth home.
What do you consider the Tiny Fire House?
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