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Personal space is a small price to pay for epic powder lines.

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IT, if you were hanging around ski resorts in Colorado, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, or British Columbia last winter. The Outdoor Research tiny house on wheels, its steep roofline poking out between the cars and trucks in the parking lot, smoke whisping from its narrow stovepipe.

I have to admit, when I saw the 112-sq.ft. house in Sam Giffin’s short film above, I really wanted to be there, living with these guys, slaying the pow. This looked like ski-bumming in style.

Divide that 112 square feet by five adults and you get 22.4 per person. That’s something around your average homeless shelter cot. Of course, the tiny house isn’t just a mobile bed — it’s a cabin with different living spaces. You then have to further divide the footage: 5.6 square feet to cook, 5.6 square feet to eat, 5.6 square feet to sit, and 5.6 square feet to sleep.

To be clear, 5.6 square feet is roughly the size of a bath mat. Imagine living in a group hug.

But seriously, I’d consider sleeping on a bath mat in order to wake up at the base of a mountain every morning, ready for the first run of the day. Doing it with my four closest friends would be a bonus.



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eric warren

Eric is a travel writer, photographer and filmaker with an unhealthy love for all things transportation.

  • Nicky Classen

    This was an absolutely incredible story – so well put together that I actually was sad when it ended. I live in South Africa and we have to travel to Lesotho (in South Africa but not apart of South Africa – you need your passport) for snow.

    Glad to know there are people like all of you in the world.

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