For those of you interested in tiny houses, here are a few pictures of our home. We are fortunate to live close to work and friends, but secluded enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. We love to spend time on our deck when the weather and mosquitos cooperate. Our dog Ruth has her own tiny house to sleep in while we are away at work.
Through the front door is the living room. To prevent feeling confined, I placed windows in every direction, to give the appearance of more space. There is a lot of storage under the couch cushions for our outdoor gear, winter clothes, and the water heater. The combo washer/dryer conveniently switches from the wash to dry cycle automatically. We store our towels, linens, cleaning supplies, and dirty hamper above the washer/dryer.
Next to the living room is our dining table/desk. The table can also be moved to the silver attachment seen next to the couch when we have more than four at the table. The large accordion window slides open to enjoy the outdoor sounds on pleasant evenings. There is a small bookshelf below the table, but we keep most of our books on Kindle. The small mail rack and key ring on the right help keep things organized.
The stairs lead up to our bedroom, and the ladder goes up to the spare loft. All of the stairs have storage with either top or side access. We store quick grab items here that we use every day. The tallest step is our pull-out pantry.
The kitchen has an oven, stove, and plenty of storage. We like to cook and have everything we need to whip up something tasty! The stove is recessed, so we have extra counter space when not cooking. Also, the stove cover doubles as a cutting board.
The deep sink gives us plenty of space to wash pots and pans. We store spices and teas in the magnetic tins next to the sink. The cutlery and drying rack hang from the fridge. We even have a dishwasher in our tiny house!
It was challenging to design a bathroom that had everything we needed in 23 sq ft but did not feel cramped. I am happy with the way it turned out and do not feel confined in the space. Furthermore, the pocket door provides needed privacy when we have visitors.
We enjoy having guests over, so we keep the spare loft open for friends and family that come to visit. Movie nights are comfy up in the loft with some stovetop popcorn.
Our comfy bed awaits us at the top of the stairs. We store some of our clothes on hangers and the rest in easy access bins. The AC keeps us cool in the hot Florida summers. Best of all, the skylight displays great views of the trees above and the starry night as we sleep.
It was a very rewarding experience to design the building we call home. I am so thankful for the team at Tiny Home Builders for all the great work they did to bring life to my plans. Most importantly I would like to thank the friends and family who encouraged us in this endeavor!
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