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The Story Behind The Moth
The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet an dnovelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch.
The screen around Wanda's porch had a hole where moths would flutter in and get trapped in the light. Similarly, George and his friends found that the characters in their best stories would often find themselves drawn to some bright light - of ambition, adventure, knowledge - but then find themselves burned or trapped, leaving them with some essential conflict to fact before the story could reach its conclusion.
As such, George and his original group of storytellers called themelves The Moths.
George took the name with him to New York, where he hoped that New Yorkers, too, would find themselves drawn to storytelling as moths did to the flame. They did. With no advertising, through sheer word of mouth, every showt o date has sold out in 48 hours or less.
Modern Tiny Living is proud to have dreamt up this spectacular tiny home, The Moth, so we can help bring a representation of Wanda's old porch all around the country.
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The Moth Specifications
Trailer: 24 ft. Trailer Made Custom Tiny Home Trailer Foundation
Exterior Siding: LP Vertical Board and Batten Siding
Entry Doors: 12' x 8' Sliding Glass Accordian Door
Roof: Saltbox Steel Roofline
Exterior Storage Box: None
Exterior Accent: Custom 9' x 12' Slide-out Deck w/Composite Wood Decking, 3 Custom Wood Window Boxes, Custom Metal Moth Logo w/ LED Lighting
Flooring: Engineered Hardwood
Interior Walls: Poplar Tongue & Groove w/custom wallpaper
Hardware Package: Industrial
Social Area: Wood Porch Swing
Entry Stairs: Metal
Windows: Anderson Black Frame Windows w/ 3 Skylights
Cabinetry: Custom Cabinetry
Countertops: Brown Maple, Custom Wood Bar Top for Client's Listening Center
Sink: 24" Black Undermount
Refrigerator: Undercounter Refrigerator
Washer & Dryer: None
Toilet: Standard Flush Toilet
Shelving: Floating Shelves
Vanity & Sink: Wall Mount Sink (No Vanity)
Door: Custom 2-Panel Swing Door
Heat/AC: Ductless Mini-Split
Water Heater: Rheem Electric Tankless Water Heater
Electric Service: 50 Amp Service
Insulation: Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation: 3" In Walls/Ceilings, 3" In Floors
Other: Water Tank Package including Freshwater and Graywater Tanks