One of the biggest roadblocks for those interested in tiny houses is the lack of space. It’s hard to imagine how you might fit your whole life into a trailer-sized home. But for designer and craftsman David, this was no problem at all.
In fact, David built his entire home based off a sense of openness. With clever resourcefulness and a keen sense for functionality, he was able to construct a living space that feels anything but tiny.
Let’s move from the outside in. On the exterior is a full sized glass garage door built right into the side of the house. It can be pushed completely up and out of the way, making room for air flow and even a patio party. The wooden patio found beneath the door can also fold up in order to make it safe, legal, and portable. On the front of the unit are gas, electric, and hydro stations that are kept safe inside a locked box.
Another glass door slides open to the middle of the house. Mirrored by the garage door and complimented by windows on every wall, the home is flooded with natural light. All the glass is tampered and insulated, keeping it at the right temperature and securely intact during travel.
The kitchen, which is stationed on a raised platform, is one of the biggest that you can find in a tiny house. It has everything you need from a dishwasher to a full sized stove. A 33” farmhouse sink and 11 cubic foot fridge might sound big, but they don’t look like it in this unit. Pair this with sleek sliding drawers and folding down cabinets to arrive at a killer recipe for functionality.
But if you really want to talk flavor, David has done an excellent job bringing everything together with style. These stainless steel appliances fit perfectly with the granite counters and subway-tiled walls. Above them hangs a ceiling made from barn wood, which ignites the space with subtle colors and texture. These beams extend beyond the kitchen to rest of the area and helps to pull everything together from structural and stylish standpoints.
At the back of the house, you can find the laundry, bathroom, and bedroom combo. You may think this would make it feel a little tight, right? Not in this home. Sectioned off by tall white dividers, the bathroom features a full sized Jacuzzi tub, and a high quality toilet. The washer and dryer are compact and off to the side, leaving room for a standing closet. The entire room is tied together with the same dark countertops, white tile and green potted plants which match the kitchen.
Above is a cozy loft bed, made accessible by a solid oak sliding ladder that can be pulled out from under the kitchen floor. A warm white duvet covers the bed and is lit by another window. Waking up to a calm morning light? Yes please. Hung across the ceiling are vintage looking light bulbs that extend to the rest of the home. These are equipped with a dimmer on the main floor and loft for easy control over lighting.
*all photos credit to: tiny house swoon