This solar-powered, steel-clad home on wheels may be compact, but it doesn’t lack in storage or functionality.

The sizable plywood staircase accesses the loft-style bedroom, where a pitched ceiling allows for a feeling of spaciousness.

Wrapped in black corrugated metal, First Light is an off-grid tiny house imagined by architect Anna Farrow of First Light Studio and constructed by New Zealand–based company Build Tiny. 

“With big French doors on one face and sliding windows on other, it can enjoy views from either direction,” Farrow says. Not only do the large glass doors and windows connect First Light to the landscape, but they also offer an ethereal contrast to the black-painted steel siding that’s at once elegant and industrial—the artful design is available for approximately $82,000; the off-grid solar package costs an additional $14,000.

First Light tiny home is sided with black corrugated steel and features expansive windows and French doors that connect the plywood interior to the outdoors.

The First Light tiny home is sided with black corrugated steel and features expansive windows and French doors that connect the plywood interior to the outdoors.

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The sizable plywood staircase accesses the loft-style bedroom, where a pitched ceiling allows for a feeling of spaciousness.

The sizable plywood staircase accesses the loft-style bedroom, where a pitched ceiling allows for a feeling of spaciousness.

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On the interior, Farrow selected poplar core plywood for the walls and the ceiling. “The floors and the stair treads are crafted with birch plywood,” says Gina Stevens of Build Tiny. The light-toned wood supplies the home with a light and airy quality.

The pale tone of the sunlight-filled plywood interior contrasts with the tiny home's black steel exterior.

The pale tone of the plywood interior contrasts with the tiny home’s black steel exterior.

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