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  • Reply Susan, Evanston IL September 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    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!

    • Reply Lynn July 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      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.

  • Reply jon September 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    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!

    • Reply Kassandra Graham December 27, 2014 at 1:25 am

      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.

  • Reply megan richter September 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Perfect I want this one

    • Reply Joyce Virts September 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      How many square feet in this tiny house?

  • Reply Jessica September 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Me too, this is lovely! Perfect writer’s retreat!

  • Reply Douglas September 23, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    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.

    Cheers!

    Douglas

  • Reply Marie Adair September 23, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I was wondering about where the shower is? Also how much does it cost? I really love it.

    • Reply Janet K September 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      it shows the shower in one of the photos somewhat. Its behind the cabinet looking thing, across from the toilet 😉

  • Reply gabe cyr September 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sue M. September 23, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Being way too old to clamber up and down a ladder for night time bathroom visits, this looks great to me. Nice job!

    • Reply John in Brisbane September 29, 2014 at 12:48 am

      Well I’m young enough but doesn’t mean I want to!

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  • Reply Andrew September 24, 2014 at 4:11 am

    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.

  • Reply Shane Wallner September 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

    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.

  • Reply Laura September 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    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).

  • Reply John in Brisbane September 29, 2014 at 12:49 am

    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.

  • Reply Mark September 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Where is the cooking done?

  • Reply zenloki September 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    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!

  • Reply Alison October 8, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    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!!

  • Reply colleene little October 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    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?

  • Reply Larry St Croix December 27, 2014 at 10:35 am

    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 🙂

    Further thoughts:
    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.

  • Reply Jay January 13, 2015 at 4:40 am

    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/

  • Reply mini March 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    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?

  • Reply TUSHAR May 22, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Great layout! It looks so cozy…especially the sofa bed! Could you tell me what the name of that bed is? I love it!

  • Reply Diane Moore January 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    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.

  • Reply Ashley March 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I want this could someone tell me where to get the blueprints?

  • Reply Jessica Rollins October 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    You can get a camping stove to cook on & have putten away when done. Also a frig/microwave combo.

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