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Quirky little house in the shape of a sailboat hides a special sunken roof terrace

If you love sailing as much as you love sustainable and affordable living, you will certainly be intrigued by this unusual and clever tiny home. The schooner is shaped like a boat and is equipped with a lounge-style observation deck on the roof. He has a strong personality that makes him completely unique.

Schooners are a type of sailboat with multiple masts, usually two, with the main mast being longer than the foremast, giving it its distinctive appearance. The schooner we’re talking about here is not a boat, but a house on wheels with a boat-like shape and a nautical-inspired design. It’s guaranteed to stand out wherever you go with its quirky shape and colourful, vibrant facade, and many more surprises await inside.

Although it is essentially a two-attic house on wheels, the Schooner in this configuration looks nothing like typical small houses. A mix of rustic elements, bohemian decor and nautical elements makes this a home with personality and full of life. If you’re tired of cookie-cutter designs that offer the same take on minimalism and sleek aesthetics, the Schooner will feel like a breath of fresh air. It’s colorful, cheerful and maybe even a bit messy, but certainly memorable.

The Schooner House not only has the shape of a boat, but also reflects this maritime inspiration in the unique design of the roof terrace. Roof decks for small houses are typically open terraces with metal railings; in this case, the recessed design keeps this deck completely out of sight, almost hidden.

The schooner Tiny House

Photo: Utopian villas

It’s just completely open to the sky, yet closed off, making it look like an observation lounge. The space itself is the ideal lounge for the romantic soul, beautifully decorated with decorative elements in Bohemian style. What makes it so unique is the mix of privacy, thanks to the closed design and connection with the outdoors. Imagine admiring the starry sky every evening from this cozy, inviting roof terrace or enjoying your morning coffee from this elevated position – there are rare treats that few tiny houses can offer.

A sturdy iron ladder at the back of the house makes this secret rooftop oasis easily accessible. Inside, the Schooner combines an extra cozy, homely atmosphere with surprising functionality. An L-shaped kitchen and spacious living room are part of the open plan layout on the ground floor, along with a rustic bathroom. Upstairs, two large bedrooms in the attic can accommodate up to four people.

Despite the holiday atmosphere, the Schooner is equipped from top to bottom for long-term accommodation, including all major kitchen and bathroom appliances, plus a washer/dryer unit. The eclectic, maximalist style combines unusual colors and textures (sea green glossy countertops) with bohemian-style fabrics in different patterns. Here and there, maritime-inspired accents add a beautiful nautical touch, in line with the main design; For example, decorative ropes such as those that adorn the bathroom mirror remind us of classic ship ropes.

The schooner Tiny House

Photo: Utopian villas

The Schooner’s bathroom is a lesson in bohemian style. The white shiplap walls, reminiscent of traditional beach houses, provide an excellent backdrop to the eclectic decor featuring the same green countertops as the kitchen, black cabinets and rustic decor items. The sauna-like wooden bath is of course central; it’s one of the quirkiest additions to this colorful little house. Not only does it match the overall style, but it also fits perfectly into a home designed for maximum relaxation and a carefree lifestyle.

Both the larger and smaller attics have windows that keep them luminous and provide enough space for small storage solutions next to the beds. Instead of traditional stairs, you’ll find voluminous ladders that are also inspired by the aesthetic of a sailboat – not the most comfortable choice, but this is a home for free-spirited adventurers after all.

The lounge sofa is large enough to provide extra sleeping space when required, and there is also plenty of room to slide in some shelves and drawers for those who need more storage. In total, the Schooner has 18.5 square meters of floor space, which isn’t much, but enough to make long-term accommodation comfortable.

The schooner Tiny House

Photo: Utopian villas

Owners who want to go a step further can even turn the Schooner into an off-grid retreat, which would even better reflect the idea of ​​a self-sufficient sailboat. The team at Utopian Villas, a builder of luxury tiny homes in Wisconsin, is ready to outfit each model with solar panels, a composting toilet, water tanks and propane kitchen appliances. Prices for the standard version start at $97,633.

The Schooner is more than a striking design and a tribute to the sailing world. Few tiny homes are as comfort-oriented as this model, with both a beautiful roof terrace and a spacious indoor lounge, as well as a beautiful 60-inch bath that is an open invitation to daily relaxation. This boat-shaped home also offers a different take on the concept of indoor-outdoor living, encouraging owners to fully express their personalities even when downsizing.