See what I did there? “Serve”? You get it? Okay, maybe not yet. Let me back up a bit.
Tiny houses serve a number of purposes. They are homes, first of all. But they have also become farmers markets, beauty salons, coffee shops, and more. But DEWAR’S – yes, the whiskey distillery – has created the world’s first tiny house traveling scotch whisky emporium. It is a traveling bar, more or less, and it is every bit as refined and classy as a DEWAR’S White Label from the 1970s. Built to travel the nation this summer with stops in Chicago, Denver, Boston, New York, Austin, LA, and Miami, it is a tiny house like no other.
The house was largely conceived and designed by Erik Johnson and Theodore Rhodes who serve as the Creative Director and Art Director, respectively, for the emporium. The tiny house is a complete custom build that mixes whisky barrel wood, copper accents and steampunk flavor. Built by Tiny Innovations in Gresham, OR, the house presented some engineering challenges that ordinary tiny homes don’t. For instance the emporium has two doors that cantilever to open up the space, as well as a full height ceiling with 14 skylights to open up the space for guests.
The tour truly does make sense as Tommy Dewar, founder of DEWAR’S, was a bit of a vagabond and ramblin’ man, even enabling him to write a book in 1894 title A Ramble Round the Globe.
What various tiny houses have you seen lately? If you could build a tiny house that served a purpose other than living, what would it be for? Let us know in the comments!