Swagman’s Rest

The following is a guest post from Felice, Tim and Carol. Photo credit to Justin and Rachael Taylor of Inside Out Photography and Jo Brown. 

Swagman’s Rest is about family and keeping each other close.  Our son-in-law, Luke Crawford, recently moved from his home in Australia to California with his wife, our daughter.  Designing and building this tiny house was his first major project in the US.

Swagman’s Rest will have many uses.  Throughout the years, it will be a home for one of our aging mothers, a play area for our grandchildren, and a place of rest for visiting family from Australia and America (including Luke, our daughter, and their newborn son).  We love having our family near us, and Swagman’s Rest will let us do that with comfort and style.

The modern design of Swagman’s Rest, with its feeling of space, light and openness, co-exists naturally with the unspoiled beauty of its surroundings.  The artistic decking around the home invites you in, and the warm, cozy rooms make you want to stay.  There is a seamless integration from the natural landscape to the graceful interiors.

The tiny house sits on a tri-axel trailer that is 10’8″ wide and 28′ long. The house is 13’4″ tall.

“Swagman”: an Australian term for a traveler who sleeps under the stars and carries his home – a tiny tent called a swag – on his back.

 

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