The process was not without its glitches, but the tiny home designed by Casper artist Shawn Rivett is completed and headed into its six-week Wyoming outdoor adventure.
The “Call of the WY” promotion by the Wyoming Department of Tourism had many moving parts, including the rental of a tiny home built in Wisconsin and delivered to Casper to be outfitted by Rivett.
A nationwide contest culminated in the selection of California photographer and blogger Quin Schrock, who will spend the next six weeks living in the tiny home while exploring the Cody and Yellowstone area, as well as attractions in Fremont, Sublette and Sweetwater counties.
Some of Rivett’s design ideas were nixed by the tiny home’s owner, and some were adjusted because of time or budget.
“It took a lot more time than I thought,” said Rivett, who received the house the last day of May. “We crammed hard for about a month.”
But the finished project is a stunner, beginning with the Pendleton wool blankets in Native American design used as curtains on the huge sliding glass doors at the back of the home. They are from Wind River Trading Company and hang on antler curtain rods designed by Rivett.
Rivett’s team built a couch that fits perfectly in the living room space, as well as a small turquoise chest that offers a pop of color next to the dark brown couch.
The couch’s cushions are bison leather and custom-designed for Rivett by Jennifer Greenup of Casper. She also provided the luxurious coyote pillows for the couch.
Other touches are trademark Rivett, including two antler chandeliers that help light the living space and a modern cone-shaped light encircled by antlers on the small turquoise chest.
Stools at the counter were supposed to have come from an antique Casper pharmacy but instead are from an iconic Shoshoni malt shop.
A morning star made of antlers hangs on the wall above the kitchen, and the loft bedroom is outfitted with linens that use more of the same color palette.
Schrock’s Wyoming adventure can be followed at HGTV.com/CallofTheWY as well as on his personal Instagram, @EverChangingHorizon and his blog.