Drake Tiny House makes you feel at home even if you were on Mars: can accommodate two families
This crew is Land Ark RV. As the name suggests, this team doesn’t just build tiny houses; they actually make “Land Arks”. There really is no better way to put it.
You might have heard of Land Ark here on autoevolution before, as we featured another of their designs, Draper, a house that is priced close to $ 200,000.
Their story began in 2012 when Brian and Joni Buzarde founded Land Ark with a DIY prototype dubbed Woody. Since then, this mobile home manufacturer has come a long way and Duck, the little house we will be looking at today, encompasses everything that has been learned over the years.
Just to give you a clear idea of ââwhat exactly Drake can do for your mobile adventures, it comes with a starting price of $ 159,900 (EUR 141,355 at current exchange rates). Sure, you might be freaking out about that number, but give it a few more minutes.
Overall, Drake has 357 square feet (33 square meters) of space, including the two available lofts. That’s right, two lofts, one at each end of the trailer. This feature alone is rarely found in smaller homes, and due to its inclusion, Drake can comfortably accommodate up to six people.
The 30-foot (9.14-meter) trailer is mounted on three axles, allowing you to tow the GVWR of 21,000 lb (9,525 kg). With a dry weight of 16,700 lbs (7,574 kg), 4,300 lbs (1,950 kg) of load capacity is at your fingertips.
With closed cell spray insulation and an additional layer of rigid insulation on the exterior of Drake’s framing, R-values ââare from R-28 and above. 14 double-glazed and tempered windows offer views of the world while keeping the interior warm. This house can even easily handle the use of ski resorts and snow loads.
Speaking of interior, upon entering the house you will enter the kitchen. To understand what everything looks like, check out the gallery. When I did, I started to think my own kitchen was in need of a bit of renovation. A residential-sized refrigerator, sink, oven and wood-burning stove are more than enough to handle meals for the six. Then you also have all that storage.
To the left of the entrance, you will find a living room with a modular sofa, a bar top and storage space under the bed. Beyond this area you can access the loft above or walk straight into a space designed to be an office. You can easily convert this area to another sleeping space and bring other people if you want. Would you like a gym? Go ahead and do it. Why not turn this room into a sauna?
At the opposite end of Drake is the second loft and, below, a bathroom. This is where you’ll find a tub / shower combo, large sink and wall-mounted vanity, as well as a normal toilet to find in your home. No need to mention things like laundry storage, window, and roof fan.
As for systems and accessories to make your life more comfortable, a tankless water heater, RV water and sewer hookup, washer / dryer combo, and LED lighting are also in place. The 50-amp electrical input powers standard and USB outlets throughout the home.
All of this is just a taste of what to expect for Drake owners. In fact, Land Ark is the kind of team that seems to be excited to hear how you want to spend more money to make this tiny house the home of your dreams. What kind of modifications would you make to an Empty Drake to make it your own?