Dominique Moody's Tiny Home Made of Salvaged Materials

I’ve been a working artist for at least 40 years. I began to lose my central eyesight in my twenties, due to a genetic form of Macular Degeneration. This condition is a form of non-correctable “partial blindness,” but is also defined as low vision or visually impaired and legally blind. Although this affected my eyesight it pushed my creative vision to new depths, requiring me to change from being a realist illustrator to an assemblage sculptor.

For the past forty years my nomadic migration has taken me on a path of creative exploration where I could imagine my life based on my creative dreams that are grounded by the ordinary tasks of everyday life.

Those days turned into twenty-five years of dreams, seven years of planning and three years of building, giving birth to the “Nomad,” a mobile dwelling inspired by found objects and salvaged materials. Industrial-made parts like washer and dryer doors transformed into portal windows, to repurposed crates and branches and patina metal. Yet, instead of being an object that is just aesthetically beautiful, the Nomad is a functional dwelling that shelters me, as well as reflect a portrait of my life. As a storytelling vehicle, that will narrate the journey of my epic “nomadic” odyssey, the Nomad celebrates its past, present and future.

3 Responses to Dominique Moody's Tiny Home Made of Salvaged Materials

  1. Anon says:


    so beautiful, so practical, such amazing design.

    and she makes me feel like such a whiner for anything I’ve ever complained about…Wow.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “…grounded in the tasks of everyday life…a working artist…” And a nomad, a woman! Thank you for giving me (living a similar life) a different, positive framework for my own creative and artistic existence.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very beautifull…no so frequent in alternative building

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