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Tiny Garage

for a Tiny House
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In keeping with the theme, the dimensions of the tiny-garage (or "carhole", as it is commonly known) are the gross width, length and height of the vehicle model it protects from the elements.

Vehicle entry is via a hatch in the side of the garage, lining up with the driver's door - open the hatch, open the door, enter the vehicle. Egress from the vehicle is accomplished by opening the door, the edge of which pushes the (padded) hatch latch, opening the hatch as well. Passengers are serviced in the driveway.

Storage (winter tires, spare parts, etc. is a deep shelf taking up the unused space above the hood (or trunk (boot), if you're a backer-inner).

FlyingToaster, Apr 22 2016

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[normzone, Apr 22 2016]


       How does the car get in and out of the garage?
nineteenthly, Apr 22 2016

       I don't think it does.
normzone, Apr 22 2016

       Driveable garage ?
8th of 7, Apr 22 2016

       I don't think the idea as stated captures the ethos of tiny houses. The shelf above the hood is really wasting space. That area should be part of the living area located above. The extra garage storage is on shelves attached to the garage door that are above the trunk/boot of the car. They swing out of the way when the doors open. If you have a wagon instead of a sedan, you don't get shelves. Additional storage is in the 4 - 3/4" raised section of the floor between the wheel tracks.   

       Better yet, how can we incorporate the interior space of the car into the living space? We might need to seal to the car body so the engine compartment will remain "outside" of the living area.
scad mientist, Apr 22 2016

       // I don't think it does.   

       In that case, isn't this kind of an idea to make a tougher and slightly larger vehicle rather than a garage? Not that that's bad, just asking really. A car which slots into the side of a house maybe?
nineteenthly, Apr 22 2016

       //How does the car get in and out of the garage? //   

       A pair of automatic car loading ramps could slide out from the garage when activated. The car is driven onto them and car and driver would be slid back inside the garage.
whatrock, Apr 22 2016

       That would be even better if the car was reversed onto the ramps, which are then winched back into the garage storing energy in springs or bungee cords in the process.   

       Then on departure, the stored energy would used to supply an initial impulse akin to a carrier catapult launch to the vehicle.
8th of 7, Apr 22 2016

       This is already being done - video at the link.
normzone, Apr 22 2016

       //Driveable garage ?// One of the uses is for when you go into the bush for awhile, leaving the car at the edge, you can give it its own garage, keeping avians and opportunistic audiophiles at bay.   

       //shelves on the garage doors// ahh; yours truly is in an environment where having an horizontally opening main door means the car's in storage half the year (the same reason I specified a "hatch" for the driver which, though opening sidewards (unless you've a Gullwing), doesn't extend down to the ground/snowline).
FlyingToaster, Apr 22 2016


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