I’m really proud to share photos of my brand new, custom built, one-of-a-kind 8’x12′ tiny house vacation rental. Designed and built specifically for the homeowner by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses in Durango, CO, and outfitted throughout with unique fixtures by the homeowner – who decorated the entire interior of the home – this tiny work of art is located in a beautifully landscaped backyard oasis less than two miles from vibrant downtown Austin, TX.
Amazing attention to detail is evident, all the way from the custom designed staircase with mini “office” tucked below to the tiny USB charging station/outlet/desk lamp (allowing guests to charge two smart phones and a laptop or notepad all in one compact location. This incredibly well designed tiny house boasts all the amenities of home with a full bathroom (including a high tech electric incinerating toilet) that closes off for privacy with a sliding barn door, a full kitchenette with refrigerator, portable cook top stove, microwave oven, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, and full set of cookware, dishes, glasses, mugs, cooking utensils, stainless steel flatware and all biodegradable soaps, shampoo/conditioner, and cleaning supplies.
Not seen in these photos is a counter top compost bucket, miniature iron and handheld vacuum for easy cleanups. Behind the portable A/C unit and clothing rod in the closet are two high quality folding chairs made of steel and wood that hang from the wall, which guests may use inside the house or bring outside to enjoy meals or refreshments on the outside porch or anywhere else in the backyard. Rather than opting for a fold-down bench or small sofa, the owner had a hanging love seat custom made for the downstairs seating area, allowing the space underneath to be used for storing suitcases. The gorgeous staircase leads up to a loft with a queen size bed (with high quality 100% cotton bedding), small nightstand, and two windows that open up for a nice evening breeze and which offer treetop views of the zen-like backyard.
Since the photos were taken, a fashionable cabinet with drawers for clothing storage has been added. It tucks nicely under the desktop and can be rolled about on its casters to use as a table top for indoor dining. Lightweight wispy cream-colored curtains have also been added to all the windows for privacy, all of which can easily be tucked aside on wall hooks to retain the open feel of the interior. A bathroom mirror that cleverly hangs freely between the light fixtures was the final touch to ensure that this tiny pad includes all the creature comforts of any “regular-sized” home …just in a more space-efficient footprint.
Implementation of a grey water recycling system is underway, which will allow all the shower and sink water used in the house to be recycled for watering the drought-tolerant native TX landscaping in the back yard. The majority of the building materials used to construct the home, as well as many of the interior fixtures, were made from reclaimed materials. The end result is an incredibly cool tiny pad that’s an eclectic mix of high tech ingenuity (wireless high speed internet is included) and green features designed to respect the environment. It rents for $125/night and can be reserved through airBNB by clicking here.
A tiny house vacation rental in Austin, Texas. Owned and shared by Denise Eissler. More info. here.
Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.