Some tiny houses are built from a purely functional standpoint, employing standard construction practices and techniques to create great small spaces that the majority of people would be content to live in. Others are built with more artistic flair, where the design and form of the tiny house becomes much more evocative and personal to the home owner. Abel Zimmerman of Zyl Vardos, belongs to the second half.
Abel creates one-off tiny houses that are each unique to the home owner. His ability as a builder, or perhaps more appropriately, a craftsman, shines through in the quality of his work. His tiny houses are more than just the standard stick-built structures we often see, they are – dare I say it – works of art.
The creative input in these homes is obvious from the outset. The skeleton of the homes reveals a much more complicated structure that reflects the amount of work and passion required to produce the organic (and sometimes quirky) aesthetic of the finished home. These tiny houses wouldn’t look out of place if they were placed in the Shire.