Serena Tiny House


This tiny home is a bit funky and a bit modern








  • sc says:

    That is just about the most beautiful tile I have ever seen in a bathroom! I would make it match with the other colors of the house, maybe change the colors in the kitchen and living room, or maybe make the bathroom tile cream or gold, but that tile must have cost a fortune. but that is the fun of tiny houses, putting swanky features in a tiny space.
    I would have switched the bed and the steps so that the swing out bed/sofa would be against the wall and the steps against the cabinets. that way even with the bed all the way out, you would have an walkable aisle way to the kitchen. Then I would put not only step railing but railing on the edge of the kitchen so that I am not tripping onto the sofa bed and floor, and put a table railing instead of wasting space where eating nook is now, that way I could put the fridge or washer/dryer in that spot.
    I would also get rid of the stupid second double doorway. Have only one door and make room for office space, book shelving, closet….

    • Marka says:

      All excellent points. I agree, but the description provided with the pictures leaves out the fact that this was built as a combination pop up shop for clothing retail, a clothing manufacturing company and a residential house all in one. That’s part of the reason for some of the awkwardness. The band of cabinets is a fold out store. There is also a sewing machine a fabric storage behind one of the sections. The bed is shoved against the cabinets to allow the stairs to lead up into a collapsible changing room without going through the kitchen. If you look really carefully at one of the interior shots, you can see a bunch of light blue fabric bunched up near the ceiling and attached to swing out white metal poles. This is the fold down customer changing room . That’s also why they went with two sets of french doors. They wanted the customers to feel that they were walking into and open store and not a private, closed home. It allows customers to circulate in and out without crowding each other or feeling so much like they were in someone’s personal space. Check out Tiny House Nation on on demand and they show the build and the use they made of the space.

  • Pam Van Londen says:

    LOVE your house, Serena. Love your shoe collection and the bathroom tile!

  • Mike says:

    Lots of clever ideas here. Door wall on the end provides a wider view as well as a front porch. Trundle bed pulled out two feet becomes a couch. Seems a little cabinet-heavy and the bath seems out of proportion for the time and utility – but maybe it’s meant for soaking and meditation. Iridescent garnet would not have been my choice for meditation. (I think you could probably see it with your eyes closed… wow.)

  • Ann says:

    This was the first tiny home I had the pleasure of touring….it’s so spacious! I think it was intended to be a home/pop-up storefront; but with a few modifications, I could certainly be happy and comfortable living there. Beautiful home!

  • Travis says:

    If the owner has a blog I’d be very interested in learning more about her experience. If so, please share. I love how your home reflect your design taste and interest. I am constructing my tiny home now and also had the idea of painting a mural on one of the exterior sides of the home. My roof is metal with an aged copper finish. I am considering a metallic copper paisley mural to tie-in the roofing and the exterior wall color.

  • Kristina H Nadreau says:

    good job serena. best lay out for real life living for people who need storage and who are not wanting a sleeping loft and wanting a bath tub. I would have to have a bigger frig. I see the place built in for the washer dryer that is yet to come. Thank you for sharing your home

  • Sally Schrock says:

    Wow! I like the openness of this design and the fact that there’s no loft with ladders to deal with–perfect for those who are getting on in age or have mobility issues. However, the decor itself seems to be lacking in warmth. If this were mine, it would have a warm rustic feel to it. One of the best TH designs I’ve seen so far!

  • Jim says:

    All good, except for that crazy bathroom.

  • Carol and Gil says:

    What a fun-looking place! That elevation change with the sofa/bed against the edge of that upper level floor is really smart!
    However, I have a question about the roofline: since the top/highest one seems to drain toward the beginning of the lower roofline, how do you keep the water flowing off the 1st roof and onto the 2nd one without the water pooling at the beginning/high point of the lower roof?

  • How unexpected! I’ve never seen a tiny home like this one before. I love the contemporary-meets-industrial style!

  • Carol says:

    Saw this house on Tiny House Nation. Very cool how this is both a shop and a home.

  • Mary Charest says:

    I’d like to know the exact square footage, any other floor plans, if you can move this on and off property if you wish. If you have longer, movable options or shorter ones. I need to know how much a sq foot. Can this work off grid? In South Western Texas with that heat or Syracuse NY or Vermont with that cold year round. I am looking for an option like this for me and my dog. I need a place that will permit me to buy a lot for one of these or a large parcel of land. I’d prefer bigger land with septic, well, telephone, electric, and cable near a nice little town — possibly near syracuse university and the hospitals there (I am disabled). Or a nice warm place perhaps in SC near Fort Mills, Brewster County TX (Terlingua), or Alpine. No problems with lots and red tape. Let me know what you know or pass on to someone who does. Please have them write to me with info to Mary C Charest P.O. Box 573 Earlville, NY 13332 (I’d like as much paperwork as possible). Thank you.

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