Fully customisable, handcrafted, and environmentally-friendly tiny homes!
Ryan O’Donnell is the founder of Atlas Vans, where he and his team create fully customisable, hand-crafted, and environmentally-friendly tiny homes and campervan conversions!
Ryan has been developing his woodworking skills since he was 12 years old, when he used to sand boards for his father – a contractor in Ojai, California. He worked for his Dad for 15 years before establishing his own business, which he runs from a 1940’s Quonset hut overlooking the mountains of Ventura!
We’re extremely pleased that the team at Atlas Vans chose to incorporate our small wood burning stove into the design of their tiny home project – El Toro – which measures 28 feet long, 8 and half feet wide, and 13 and a half feet tall. Our tiny wood burner looks fantastic alongside their choice of interior design, and it enables the owners to stay warm and cosy throughout the year, wherever they choose to go!
Photography credits: Living Big In A Tiny House
Ryan and his team take an eco-friendly approach to designing and constructing their tiny homes and campervan conversions. Ryan’s workshop is powered with solar energy, and he uses salvaged and sustainably sourced wood throughout his projects. The interior panelling of El Toro is made out of reclaimed cedar, and the floorboards are made of bamboo, which has already been recycled twice! The ceiling is made from reworked redwood wine barrels, and the walls are coated with Skimstone – a waterborne product which meets Built Green, Build-It-Green and LEED specifications. The dining table is formed out of a slab of redwood, and it can even be lowered to create another space to sleep.
The loft of El Toro can accommodate a king-sized bed, and each window is finished with a border made out of reclaimed, clear heart redwood. The stories behind each piece of wood and their various grains make every project unique, and he also incorporates vegan, recycled denim insulation into his designs, and uses hemp for any custom upholstery.
Ryan has come a long way since he completed his first tiny home build, which he worked on from a small shop off of the main drag in Ojai, where he spent approximately a year and a half working nights and weekends on his first project.
Whether you’re a solo adventure enthusiast, a day-tripper, a full-time van dweller, or if you’re just looking for a fun-packed family getaway, then make sure you check out Atlas Vans and consider getting Ryan and his team to construct your dream tiny home or campervan! Make sure you also check out their instagram page – @atlas_vans.
If you already own a tiny home and are looking to install one of our little wood burning stoves, then it’s worth visiting our page of small stove installation kits. We offer two tiny home flue kits which will make it even easier to install your own little wood burner! If you would like any advice or help when it comes to deciding what flue parts you’ll need for installing one of our small wood stoves, then we also offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge, so please do not hesitate to contact us!