Years ago, Brian and Joni Buzarde first drew out their ideas for tiny homes on airplane napkins. By 2011, only a month after Brian graduated from architecture school, the couple built out their tiny home design and took the prototype all over the country.
After living in their tiny house as guinea pigs, the couple learned what works—and what doesn’t—and revised the floor plan accordingly. Their beta test RV, dubbed Woody, now resides in Colorado and inspired many of their luxurious builds for Land Ark RV.
Their newest design, the Draper, is about 300 square feet and best fits a couple or a small family. The modern tiny house-on-wheels is lavishly detailed with black metal siding and a convertible hardwood deck. The patio can be lowered or raised in a matter of minutes using the manual winch.
You could easily spend all afternoon sipping drinks out on the patio taking in your surrounding view. It’s elegantly built with Cumuru siding (a renewable Brazilian hardwood) and the deck provides access to the sliding door.
Once you step inside you’ll notice the interior has gorgeous white washed pine walls and ceiling. There is also dimmable LED lighting as well as vinyl plank flooring throughout.
The spacious kitchen can easily be accessed from the patio and sliding door. It comes furnished with a stainless steel fridge and freezer, a three-burner LP gas cooktop, gas oven, and a modern sink with a pull-out spray.
The kitchen also has open shelving with LED lighting where you can store fruit, veggies, or even houseplants. All of your cookware and pantry items can be stored below in the custom acrylic cabinets and drawers.
The U-shaped lounging area has a telescoping table for dining and working. There is open shelving overhead for storage as well as three large compartments beneath the cushions.
Like most RV dinettes, the lounging area can also be converted into a queen-size sofa sleeper. It has custom cushions and a privacy curtain that divides the area from the rest of the kitchen.
At ten feet high, the ceiling keeps the interior from feeling too confined. The tiny house also has 12 dual-pane tempered windows that let in plenty of natural light throughout the day.
Down the hall, the Draper’s compact bathroom feels more like a mini spa than a typical RV bathroom. It features a wall-mounted toilet just beneath the built-in shelving for linens.
The walk-in shower is made from Kohler wall surrounds and a curtain track with extension hooks. It connects to the tiny home’s tankless propane hot water heater.
The vanity includes a mirror, two drawers, and a shelf for your everyday items. The black matte shower trim and modern faucets match the towel bars, robe hooks, and toilet paper holder.
The main sleeping loft can be accessed further back in the tiny house by the mudroom. You can climb up to the cozy king-size bed by way of a custom oak ladder.
In addition to the mattress, the loft has built-in shelving and egress windows. The recessed LED lighting can be dimmed when you’re laying in bed at night and there are electrical outlets and USB ports to plug in your phone.
The mudroom consists of a washer/dryer combo in its own closet and a separate closet to hang your clothes and shoes. The wide closet has a hanging rod, shelves, and a couple of drawers to store things like hats/gloves/etc. There’s also a convenient bench in the entryway where you can sit down and take off your shoes.
Here’s the tiny house with its deck folded up, ready to be towed to the next destination. The RV’s dry weight is an estimated 16,700 lbs with a GVWR of about 21,000 lbs.
It can connect to full hookups with a 50-amp electric input and standard water and sewer connections. The interior stays the right temperature year-round thanks to the rigid insulation and the vented heating and A/C system.