Tiny House or a Guest House on Wheels ?

Solarium at Plants Unlimited in Rockport, ME
Solarium at Plants Unlimited in Rockport, ME
Looking in
Looking in
Exterior trim details
Exterior trim details
Porch, all composite materials, designed by Marcel Valliere
Porch, all composite materials, designed by Marcel Valliere
Mahogany benches hide the wheel wells
Mahogany benches hide the wheel wells
New Plantings by Plants Unlimited
New Plantings by Plants Unlimited
Solarium at Plants Unlimited in Rockport, MELooking inExterior trim detailsPorch, all composite materials, designed by Marcel ValliereMahogany benches hide the wheel wellsNew Plantings by Plants Unlimited
Portable Sun Room with a Porch, all composite materials, designed by Marcel Valliere

Portable Sun room with a Porch. Materials chosen to make it nearly maintenance free.

 

Would you like to have a tiny house built onto a trailer? Do you need a guest house?  Have you considered co-owning a guest house on wheels?    Does seeing this inspire you to think outside the box?   We love to talk to creative people.  Give us a call 207 354 61777 or come chat with us in our office on 14 Spear Mill Road in Cushing, ME.

We designed and built this all glass model solarium as a demo model for our business and sold it after a few years to a family who wanted a warm sunny space next to their ice skating pond.    This solarium was towed down the road multiple times and it held up beautifully.  Scroll down to read the full story, see more photos, and a video clip.

 

Porch on our portable sun room

Porch on our portable sun room

This model measures 9’6″ wide and is about 16′ long and 13′ high, not including the towing tongue.  It is the same size as a micro house.

 

Daggett Builders, Inc is also a certified installer of Velux Windows.  Sometimes all you need is a skylight to light up your space.

Exterior trim details on solarium

Exterior trim details on solarium

 

Mahogany benches hide the wheel wells in this portable solarium

Mahogany benches hide the wheel wells in this portable solarium

This project was a challenge and a leap of faith.  We needed a portable solarium.  The people at solarium factory thought it would work, an engineer who had designed and built 2000 solariums thought it would work,  Peter Armstrong of On The Road Trailers thought it would work, and we believed it would work.  Marcel Valliere of Valliere Design designed the porch to complement the solarium we had chosen.  In their 30+ years of doing business, the solarium factory had never had a dealer design and build such a large & intricate portable solarium.

There was only one way to find out if it would work and that was to try.  Hammond Buck of Plants Unlimited in Rockport offered to make it the feature attraction in his annual display.

Delivery day was nerve wracking.  Moving the solarium from our shop in Cushing to Plants Unlimited in Rockport meant going up and down steep hills, over railroad tracks, and on a busy road.  Impatient drivers passed us on both sides as we slowly moved our way down the road.   We are much more comfortable moving it now that we have driven it to multiple locations.

Portable solarium surrounded by new plantings

Portable solarium surrounded by new plantings

Buck went straight to work landscaping and planting.  The door was left unlocked so people could come experience for themselves what it would be like to be in an all glass room.  How hot does it get in the summer?  Don’t take our word for it go try it out.  See how well the three coats of glazing reflect the excess heat of the sun.  Is it cold and drafty in the winter or do the windows fog up?  Check that out too.  Come experience it in the rain, the sun, at night, during the day and then let us know what you think.

Here is our solarium at the 2015 Maine Boats  Homes & Harbor Show in Rockland, ME.  My husband, Chris, and I hung out in this solarium for three hot August days on tarmac.  All we had for ventilation was a small fan in the window.  People were amazed that we were not dying of the heat.  It was admittedly warm, but not unbearable and not what people thought it would be like to stand in an unairconditioned glass room in full sun.

Call me, Crystal 207 354 6177    crystal@daggettbuilders.com    We build, and install sun spaces because we believe everyone deserves a pleasant place in their home where they can enjoy the natural beauty of Maine.

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