I am so happy to see someone finally utilize the lower space for the sleeping area. I love that the bed slides under the kitchen. I don’t know what the appeal to loft sleeping is – it’s got to get hot up there during the warmer weather months, plus older people don’t want to be climbing up into bed when they’re 50+ years old.
I really like what you’ve done here. Congrats on developing a user-friendly space for non-loft fans!
Exactly! I’d love to build a tiny house (I’m a traveling nomad at present), but I’m in my 50’s and don’t want to climb a ladder or duck & crawl to get into bed 🙂 Very innovative design.
Very innovative design. This one seems functional as well as efficient. However, like most tiny homes closet space is pretty much non-existent. Seriously, where are you going to put your clothes, not to mention a broom or vacuum or other things that create clutter? I would suggest ditching that little storage end-table and building out a closet from door frame to window to create a functional closet that would be useful – maybe a real bookcase on the window side. The loft space seems like it’s really for storage, so a simple ladder for occasional use seems sufficient. You would have to move the ac unit, but I don’t see why it couldn’t go on the other side of the windows, closer to the bed/seating area. I like not having a sink in bathroom – I don’t have one and I’m perfectly happy without it, though I do have the kitchen sink right outside the bathroom sliding-door. I might feel differently with the sink at the other end of the living space, but I think I could adapt. Nice design Tiny Home Builders!
If you use a water toilet a SinkPositive would give you a sink over toilet combo. They are pretty standard in Japan for bathroom sinks and here in the US they are made by SinkPositive.
Perfect I want this one
How many square feet in this tiny house?
Me too, this is lovely! Perfect writer’s retreat!
I love this a lot. One thing I hate about most tiny homes is the reliance on loft beds. Having slept in a loft bed for a couple years back in the day, I’ve decided how much I really hate them. The novelty wears off fairly quickly.
However this solution is quite clever! Better than a Murphy Bed.
I was wondering about where the shower is? Also how much does it cost? I really love it.
it shows the shower in one of the photos somewhat. Its behind the cabinet looking thing, across from the toilet 😉
Besides the lack of vertical storage also practical problem of having water needs/plumbing separated and at both ends of the home. DO like the raised kitchen/bed solution and horizontal storage in the steps a lot, though.
Being way too old to clamber up and down a ladder for night time bathroom visits, this looks great to me. Nice job!
Well I’m young enough but doesn’t mean I want to!
That’s very nice. Simple and uncomplicated … some of these tiny houses are overly complex, I find, which is fun and interesting but it can give them a cluttered feel, if that makes any sense.
I really like the openess of this design It is about perfect the only thing I think I would do different is to put dormers on the bathroom side of the house for a larger loft area. I love the storage area in the steps and I belive under the kitchen would be a great storage area for a solar setup.
Bravo! I really love this. Even now, in my late 40’s, the thought of accessing a loft is NOT inviting. I am glad to see a real toilet, a pocket door to the bath, and that there is only one sink. One sink in enough for a space like this. One thing I would alter would be to have the sink in the corner and a cooktop under the window. I spend more time over the stove than over the sink. I dislike it when the cooktop is squished next to the wall – I find it limits the size of the pots you use (I usually end up charring the wall).
Great twist on the typical design! I’d still probably go for max height and turn the far end into a useful loft but I love this design.
Where is the cooking done?
Open designs like this are appealing. Its a clever use of the space with a sofa/bed and the generous storage in the steps as well. Bravo!
What is the l/w of the trailer? How much did it cost to make? I love the design it is a great tiny house!!
I WAS WONDERING WHAT SIZE THIS HOME IS. LOVE THE DESIGN. VERY CREATIVE. WE HAVE A TRAILER AND PLAN TO BUILD SOON,BUT ALWAYS LOVE TO SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE COMMING UP WITH?
A real KISS job (Keep it simple stoopid) Absolutely brilliant! Never would have thought of it myself, one less accident waiting to happen and this is always a good thing. Off season clothing and bedding storage under the bed might be a possibility too. This is my new favorite floorplan.
I would want a bigger refrigerator and a gas cook top at the minimum. You can get some good buys on RV sized range units (17″ wide 3 burner with small oven) and the microwave is my best friend. That said, the duplication in water lines is a minimal expense with today’s flexible supply pipe, as is the kitchen grey water management. In fact a bucket would be sufficient if emptied daily and water can be recycled if biodegradable cleaning products are used.
There are some serious design considerations to having a window behind a range:
– venting is essential for proper & safe LP oven combustion
– zero possibility of effective height extractor hood for steam, odors etc
– inherent fire hazard if any kind of window blind or curtain is used, especially for someone who puts scorch marks on walls
– there will be grease etc and daily glass cleaning while leaning over a counter is a PITA unless you are fairly tall
– if you opt not to clean it often the evidence of your slobdom will be prominently displayed 🙂
A properly insulated & supported mini slider to bring a window AC inside when moving might be cost and space saving
Setting the range roughly 12″ away from the side wall allows a standard (or custom) under counter pull out pantry storage cupboard and an easy clean tiled surface to set hot pans safely; roomy pan storage drawer underneath if you opt for RV range.
I would build shallow (upper cabinets work) cupboards where the eating counter is and eat elsewhere. Added bonus, no possibility of food or liquid spills ending up on my bed when I trip over the stool.
If more than one person is living in the tiny home having the bathroom as far away as possible from the kitchen can be a good thing. You know your own ‘end product’ doesn’t smell, but your partner’s stinks.
An inexpensive second, hand held shower head makes cleaning easier and saves water for hand washing.
This is an excellent job of executing a foreign designers studio design into a tiny house. I absolutely love it!!!
For those curious, here’s a link to what I can only imagine is the inspiration for this design: http://www.julienabucet.com/projets/appartement-16m2/
That’s a wonderful one from 2012. One of the best (to my taste) that I’ve seen. But the one here doesn’t necessarily have to have been inspired by it since the built-in sliding daybed which can extend out to serve as a bed isn’t really a new or original concept for small spaces.
I had one in my college dorm room many (mumble-something) years ago and I’ve seen this arrangement on boats, RVs and in many space-deprived studio apartment designs going way back. Just a quick rack of my memory comes up with some other earlier designs in the TH movement itself:
(I seem to recall the actual incarnation of this plan in the NYT later)
(shown later when he was selling it in 2013)
And of course there’s the Minim which also riffs on the idea of these modified ‘trundle beds’ extending from under a raised platform which accommodates other living/storage functions instead of another bed:
I love this design layout. I would make a couple changes for myself. Really nothing very much different than what is showing here.
I would be interested in the measurements and cost for this perticular house?
Great layout! It looks so cozy…especially the sofa bed! Could you tell me what the name of that bed is? I love it!
How big is this unit, how much does it cost to build. Could someone answer my questions, it seems that these postings are just postings.
I want this could someone tell me where to get the blueprints?
You can get a camping stove to cook on & have putten away when done. Also a frig/microwave combo.
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