When I first saw The Wedge, pictured in this article, I immediately thought about the Caboose, which is a tiny house in Wyoming that we mentioned about a year ago. It turns out both of these off-site fabricated cabins are made by Wyoming-based Wheelhaus. Check it out, this is a company that’s turning out next-gen recreational park trailers built with quality and sustainable materials.
The thing about chassis-based, park-model homes is they need their own place, as Lloyd Alter at Treehugger’s been saying for years. The next-gen RPT needs a next-gen trailer park, if you will. So it makes sense that several of these Wedge prefabs are being rented as ski cabins at the Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole.
Each cabin has a bedroom (with space for a king-sized bed), bathroom, open kitchen and living room, and a deck. The exterior is finished with reclaimed snow fencing from Wyoming — a la Centennial Woods.
The Wedge has less than 400 square feet, yet with the windows and 17-foot ceilings in the living area, I’d say the cabin feels a lot bigger. The kitchen has all necessities — two-burner cooktop, under-counter fridge, microwave, dishwasher, concrete countertops, mountain-modern cabinets, and a sink — while the living room has a high-efficiency gas-burning fireplace and flatscreen.
The Wedge bathroom is outfitted with a Kohler toilet, shower doors, quartzite floors, and concrete countertops. So the end result is a tiny yet open space with all the luxuries in a contemporary mountain style. Seems like a great way to reinvent the RPT.