Vince Sorgentoni and Sam Adams had the house built mainly to pursue living with less of a carbon footprint, which they achieve in part with rooftop solar panels and a compost toilet. Their innovative design includes a sunken living area, full kitchen, sleek bathroom, and two sleeping lofts. Hidden storage, like a dog crate under a set of stairs, can be found throughout the Z Huis, which rests on an RV platform. The couple wanted the home to reflect their love of the outdoors and rock climbing, and the rock wall allowed them to put a funky, personal spin on the tiny home.
Sorgentoni and Adams resided in the home in New Jersey for close to a year. Because the Z Huis is on wheels, it was actually registered as a vehicle with the DMV. The home is 13 feet and five inches tall, just an inch shorter than New Jersey’s mobile home height limit of 13 feet and six inches.
While the couple ultimately had to sell the Z Huis because they couldn’t find a place to park it near their work and school in Philadelphia, they still speak highly of their home. Sorgentoni told the Courier-Post, “It was so personal and customized…It was a luxury home. It was just 200 square feet.”