The Marmara Shell
|House Width||10'-2"||Ceiling Height||7'-3 1/2"|
|House Length||29'-3"||Loft Height (optional)||4'-1 3/4"|
|Trailer Size||10' x 29'||Dry Weight||12,000 lb|
A Little Bit Bigger
Small house living doesn’t necessarily entail living in a house the size of a Ford Ranger. In fact, I don’t think most lives would fit into a single parking space. In its original and I believe its truest form, the Small House Movement was created not so much as a showcase for living, “… tinier than thou, but rather people making their own choices toward simpler and smaller living however they feel best fits their life”. –Greg Johnson, co-founder and president of the Small House Society, 2002.
The Marmara is considerably larger than my tiniest houses. At 262 square feet downstairs and an additional 250 square feet for proposed loft space, it’s nearly three times the size.
Finishing the shell interior
The shell has a wide-open, unobstructed interior, and the overall interior dimensions and window placements have been meticulously correlated to fit perfectly with all of our primary Interior Components (washroom, kitchenette, and step storage). As such, Four Lights homes are far more versatile and offer owners the added option of designing their own interior using our Component Furnishings.
A sleeping loft can be set on the collar ties overhead with ease, or you may choose to put a bed downstairs. You can also consider a Murphy bed or other foldaway furniture. Including a lot of storage is a great way to open up the area as much as possible for a sense of volume. Built-ins are also a great way to maximize space.
"We have been looking at plans for nine months. When we saw the Marmara, we both fell instantly in love!" — Jeremy Hinkle
About the Park Bungalow Models
The Park Bungalow models have been designed to meet all ANSI requirements for RVs when they’re mounted on wheels by a licensed RV manufacturer. They can then be registered as RVs, qualifying for RV loans and RV insurance. If you put a house on wheels yourself without buying a manufacturer’s license, it is considered a load on a flatbed (which is harder to finance and insure, but more affordable in terms of taxation).
* 14'-8" height is based on 32" standard deck-over-trailer height. The Marie Colvin on wheels is designed as a park model RV, not as a travel trailer. It is a wide-load, over-height model, which requires a commercial driver's license to legally tow it on U.S streets, as park model RVs often do.
The Marie Colvin was designed to meet park model RV codes, not to meet the minimum size standards of the ICC building code. If your foundation-built construction plans rely upon building permits, please ask your local building officials whether this model can be permitted at your site.
This house is available as a shell and as a furnished house plan.
All plans are PDF downloads. You will receive a download link upon receipt of your order.