Tiny House Walk Through (Interior)

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Here we are, what everyone wants to see: The Interior!

For Shelley and i it was only 7 months ago and these were all just ideas on a pad of paper. Now we are living in the reality of it all and interacting with everything we dreamed up and it came out better than we expected. please follow along on our walkthrough…

Main Room

The Counter space in the Tiny House starts right by the door and wraps all the way around to the kitchen. 22 Linear feet of counter tops, this is way more than we had in our big house! 15 feet of those counter tops is under a window.

Main Room Zoom

Main Room Zoom

Main Room Zoom

A closer view of the kitchen entry. On the leading edge of the loft we added book shelves so we can use them from down below and up top. The 8ft of bar top below the accordion window is where we spend a lot of time looking outside, eating socializing and working. It truly is a multifunctional space and with the view we have now it is incredible!

 

Accordion Window

Accordion Window

Accordion Window

The Granicrete Counter Tops were made to resemble soap stone in color and texture. If your interested in Granicrete check out http://www.granicretenorcal.com/ they run about $80 Sq Ft for any custom application.

 

Floating Stairs

Floating Stairs

Floating Stairs

Designed by Zack Giffin of Tiny House Nation. These Stairs are made of Steel Tubing and Plate and topped with Epay with a Oak Inlay.  We went overkill on the structure to support the floating steps behind the wall so these stairs are sturdy as they possibly can be. I will shortly be building another set for a fellow Tiny Houser, so if anyone if interested in a set of stairs like this let me know!

 

Close Up Of Stairs

Close Up Of Stairs

Close Up Of Stairs

DOM Tubing and 1/4″ plate gives these stairs a very solid structure and support.

 

Living Room

Living Room

The Tiny House Couch

This was the only thing in the tiny house that could not figure a solution out for. almost all tiny house couches we have seen before are usually built for storage first and comfort second.  we made out finding this couch at World Market. folds down to a twin sleeper and it super comfy for a small couch. the window behind it was actually supposed to be one foot shorter but there was an error in the order and we received this much taller window and we are happy we did!

 

Sliding Barn Door Ladder

Sliding Barn Door Ladder

 

Sliding Barn Door Ladder

In a Tiny House you need to make as much as you can dual purpose. Shelley has a genius idea of doing a barn door and incorporating the ladder on it. it something so simple and it works incredibly well we are surprised we don’t see it more often. the veneer is Stikwood reclaimed wood.

 

Unforgettable Fire Kimberley Stove

Unforgettable Fire Kimberley Stove

 

One of the things in the tiny house build we were looking forward most too, unfortunately its still not hooked up, we will have a post dedicated to it when we do…

 

Tiny House Bathroom

Tiny House Bathroom

 

Tiny House Bathroom

at 40 sq ft it’s not so tiny at all for a bathroom. the corner glass shower has a 40″ pan and the glass gives a wide open feel. the vanity on the left is 17″ wide and provides plenty of space for what we need it for. on the right you will see the LG ventless washer dryer combo and the Seperatt Villa 9200 Composting toilet.

 

Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom Vanity

The size of the sink has worked out very well even though it is smaller than we are used to. the mirror will soon get replace with a medicine cabinet style that will be able to use the electrical outlet directly behind it.

 

Big Corner Shower

Big Corner Shower

Big Corner Shower.

We wanted a very spacious shower in our tiny house. many tiny houses also treat showers and bathrooms as an afterthought, not us… it was always on our mind!

 

Washer And Toilet

Washer And Toilet

Washer And Toilet

2 of the things we get asked the most about. we will answer a lot of those questions in our upcoming video series!

 

Tiny House Kitchen!

Tiny House Kitchen!

 

Tiny House Kitchen

This Kitchen is so much bigger than what we had in our 1300 sq ft house!

 

Utility Closet

Utility Closet

 

Utility Closet

This Hides all our unmentionables AKA tools, Jackets, Hats etc. we need to finish it with shelving before we show what it looks like inside.

 

Double Basin Sink

Double Basin Sink

 

Double Basin Sink

We knew we had to give up a dishwasher and we do love our cups so we knew we needed a place to store a lot of dirty ones, hence a double basin sink!

 

Cup and Plate Storage

Cup and Plate Storage

 

Cup and Plate Storage

We wanted exposed shelving for our cups and plates to not make the kitchen feel closed in. Since this is Version 1 you can see how it was set up when we moved in. We later scraped these shelves and mixed it all up for the better 🙂

 

GE 24" Propane Range

GE 24″ Propane Range

 

GE 24″ Propane Range

We were fortunate to walk in best buy one day and find this range as a floor model for $325 (regular price $750) it’s very rare to find a 24″ range in a store let alone a Stainless Steel one.

 

Fridge

Fridge

Fridge

In the picture you can see our 8 cu ft Dometic Fridge (which is now for sale $1200) we decided to go for a bigger size to fit our needs better)

 

La Cimbali Espresso Machine

Saeco Espresso Machine

 

Saeco Espresso Machine

If you know my wife well you would know she loves her coffee! Good thing we already downsized from our professional La Cimbali Espresso machine to the Saeco Incanto deluxe (this was a first year anniversary present for her). It keeps Shelley happy every morning!

 

Bar Area

Bar Area

 

Not Enough Room for the 100 bottles in my bar collection so stay tuned for our solution to that problem…. Yes we did have to downsize in that area too.

 

Hanging Pans

Hanging Pans

 

Hanging Pans

 

As John Weisbarth Likes to say “vertical space in a tiny house is a must” that’s what we did here. we utilized the loft supports for hanging storage.

 

Above fridge Storage

Above fridge Storage

 

Above Fridge Storage

Once we get our new fridge we will then decide what to do with this space but it will probably be part of the pantry.

 

Chalkboard

Chalkboard

 

Chalkboard

 

The Chalkboard will either show the Drink Of The Month for our new video series on this website or it will have cute notes from my adoring wife.

 

Second Loft View

Second Loft View

 

Second Loft View

This view gives you an idea of how the rest of the house plays into each other. The wide open space and lack of any hallways creates a very open floor plan.

 

Edison Light Chandelier

Edison Light Chandelier

 

Edison Light Chandelier

The gas pipes that makes up this chandelier give it that industrial look we like and the warm glow from the Edison bulbs helps liven up the space. We love these bulbs but they sure are energy hogs and since everything else in the tiny house is crazy efficient we have an equally cool replacement coming soon.

 

Sliding Barn Door Ladder

Sliding Barn Door Ladder

 

Sliding Barn Door Ladder

 

Another view of the Barn Door as we climb into the secondary loft.

 

Shelley's Girly Loft

Shelley’s Girly Loft

 

Shelley’s Girly Loft

 

We needed hanging space for the majority of our clothes so hung water pipe from the ceiling for our closet space. it runs 66″ long and Shelley has 36″ of that and i have the rest. We also cut down the vanity so it could fit below the window and it is more comfortable for Shelley to do her makeup while watching Gilmore Girls.

 

Water Pipe Closet Space

Water Pipe Closet Space

 

Water Pipe Closet Space

Believe it or not but this is the same amount of hanging space we had in our old 1300 sq ft house.

 

Master Loft

Master Loft

 

Master Loft

Right off the bat you’ll notice the storage built into the floor of the loft that surrounds the King size bed. This promotes a clear and clean lost space and holds enough clothes as two dressers. The Storage is about 8″ deep so the master loft has that much shorter of ceiling space compared to the secondary loft. This has not been a compromise in any way for use as the master loft being 12 feet deep still feels huge!

 

Thank You For Viewing Our Walk though, If you Have Any Questions Please Post Them In The Comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63 Comments on “Tiny House Walk Through (Interior)”

  1. Crystel

    Great job guys! I love the vanity and closet in the second loft and the very unique storage in the master.

  2. Sandy Rice

    Absolutely Perfect, classy, artistic, efficient and functional!!! I would love to live in it. May I ask a ball price what the entire thing costs, just as is (as I can’t imagine changing anything!)
    Sandy

  3. Rebecca Sevigny

    Thank you for sharing! Your home is one of my favorites and very close to what I have been designing for us this past year. This post is brilliant! I love hearing about the challenges and solutions for each little nook. Great job! 🙂

    1. Joshua

      You’re welcome! Thank you very much for checking it out, we will be continuing to post our updates and changes to the house as we perform them! Thanks again so much!

      Next Month our house will be featured on the cover of Tiny House Magazine with a bunch of fresh pictures with lots of updates we havent shown yet!

  4. Philippe

    Just love it! I’ve seen it in Tiny House Nation episode and I totally agree with Shelley saying that this one is the best they built so far. Yours will be an amazing référence for ours as we love everything in it. Congratulations for this incredible tiny house! How is tiny living suiting you?

  5. Patrick Donahue

    This is (without a doubt) one of the more thought out designs as well as builds I have seen. Very fine job you guys accomplished (here).
    The details in the ‘master’ loft floor are the best use of that space, one of my favorites.

    1. Joshua

      Thank you so very much! it was many months of planning and redrawing different designs to fit what we needed. We love the master loft! It is huge at 12×8 feet and with the storage built into the floor it is very easy to keep clean which makes it always feel more open with a bare floor.

  6. Laura Mygrant

    Beautiful house! Did you design this, or buy the floor plans? You did a great job of creating a lot of storage space. It makes me feel like I might be able to downsize enough to live in a tiny house!

    1. chapelfalls

      We are building a modified version of the “hOMe” design this spring — do you have any specific advice or cautions about the plans? Your house is awesome!

    2. Alison Wilder

      Could you expand on your comment about the trailer at all? Did you buy the first version of the plans (w/ the 2-axle trailer) or the updated version (w/ the 3-axle trailer)?

      Loving your house! We’ll be stealing a few of your ideas, I’m sure. 🙂

  7. marylou oliver

    i love the sunk in bed!!! and the storage is awesome. I to, would not give up a comfy couch, bigger refrid, stove and the coffee is a must!!! Thanks for the tour

    1. Joshua

      that is a very hard question to answer because we had sooooo many friends and contractors donate their time to the build since we were good friends

  8. bob gang

    I love the stairs nd would like to know what you did to reinforce the wall behind the floating brackets…I would like to do something similar in my tiny house.

    1. Bob Gang

      How were the 2x6s arranged inside the wall? did you just sandwich a wall full of 2x6s? is that wall framed in 2x6s? I am good to go on making the actual stairs, i have a metal fab shop in my barn. I just want to make sure i understand the best way to anchor the steps prior to committing to this style. Are they attached with lag screws into the wall or through-bolted?

      1. Donovan Lewis

        Hi. I love your design. What was the size of your trailer? And when do you think you would have plans available. I am planning on building one similar.
        Thanks!

    2. ebr250

      How much will you be selling the stairs for? My husband and I are in the planning stage for our tiny house and are interested in buying a set.

    1. Joshua

      The lower section was built in 3 sections of 4’x10′ pieces and the back bench is 3 sections also 4′ wide and the handrails all come off. I took alot of pictures of the set up in our new location which i will show on the website soon 🙂

  9. Thais

    Congratulations on your beautiful tiny home! We also bought hOMe plans but wanted to change the living area since it makes it look closed in and we couldn’t figure out how to rearrange it, and then your TH came along and well, we LOVE it! Please do notify us (I just subscribed) about when you will be selling the plans.

    1. Thais

      No we haven’t bought a trailer yet. We would love to find out more. How can we contact you about the trailer? Thanks!!!!

    2. Tracy

      Hi there…love your home…. I am looking for someone in Hawaii (Oahu) to build me a TH and they don’t seem to have any trailers there for sale, that I know of….. I have been offered a spot to park it on at the Hawaii Cat Foundation, which is great for me as Im a huge animal lover. Any advice or lead would be of great help to me.

      Thanks…..

  10. Jen Shelest

    After much research, we agree that this is the best build we have seen and are very interested in purchasing plans for this house as well.

  11. David

    We just finished watching your episode of Tiny House Nation and absolutely love the design. Are you able to share with us where you found the build plans?

  12. Paul

    Hi Joshua,

    My wife and I have been in the learning/planning faze for a while now and just came across your house…we love it!!!

    You mentioned above you were working on making your plans available. We are running short on time and are wondering when you may have them available?

    My work location is changing so our transition is time sensitive. We are currently looking at an RV certified builder in the Boise ID area and would also be interested in your help with the trailer. I think I have a pretty good handle on it from the great info you provided but its always nice to get expert help! In particular I am curious about how you framed in your wheel wells w/out the fenders on the trailer?

    On a secondary note there is a small chance that our tiny house could be on Tiny House Nation. They are in the casting process now but we would need to finish our build by June. That is a little sooner than our time table but its always better to be a little early than late! Any help could prove to be invaluable.

    Thanks again for sharing your fantastic home!!!

    Paul & Erin

    1. Paul

      Thanks for the fast reply and sorry for the delay on my end.

      With all of the major changes in our lives right now we decided it was best to work with Sharon at Seattle Tiny Homes on our plans at least and they do their own trailers. We are still going to be using your house as the basis for ours but needed to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible. We will see how things go through the planning faze but we will probably have them build for us. So far it has been a nice experience working with her.

      Have or do you work with Sharon at all?

      Thanks again for sharing your fantastic house! We look forward to seeing any new things you share you have been a big help to us.

      Paul & Erin

      P.S. With our late start we probably wont make the deadline to be considered for the show but that was just a small perk compared to actually getting and moving into our very own tiny house! So excited!!!

  13. Donovan Lewis

    Hi Joshua,
    I sent you an email to see if it’s possible to stop by for a few minutes on the way through to Nevada. It would be nice to see your project in person. Let me know if it will work out.
    Thanks!
    Donovan Lewis

  14. julie jane

    really amazing, you guys! i’m curious about the accordian window — who makes it & about how much did it run you? thanks so much for sharing… i am so inspired!

  15. skrach

    Hi guys, great house! I seen the episode and was happy to see a tiny house close to our area (near sf east bay)

    My wife and I are thinking about building a tiny house roughly the same square footage is yours end our biggest question is if we really think we could do it. we have not really experienced a tiny house in actual reality and was wondering if you guys were open to possibly having us come by and check yours out we are located in the small community of San Lorenzo which is between San Leandro and Hayward. if you would not mind having us to your house to see if we really could do this small space we would greatly appreciate it and would love any and all pointers and info on the pros and cons that you guys have experienced. please feel free to contact me via email and I can provide you with a phone number from there. thank you very much for your time I hope that we could view your wonderful tiny house and then Soon thereafter join you with living in the tiny house community in the East Bay San Francisco

  16. Jessie Litven

    This is absolutely beautiful! It’s also the closest thing I’ve found that resembles my tiny house vision/plans (currently in the works). I was wondering: 1) do you loose a lot of heat in the winter through that gorgeous accordion window? 2) how high are both lofts in lower end (or actually about a foot in from the lower end)? I’d like to be able to sit up towards the lower end of my loft. Also I don’t know if the lack of steep pitch in the roof will be strong enough for the snow load where I live (we have over two feet ATM!), but space-wise it makes so much sense.

    Thanks again!

  17. misty

    Hi. You guys have designed a great house. I love that it’s designed with the idea in mind of being able to have friends over and still have clothes. So many designs don’t allow for either. I also love that you put the bathroom at the other end from the kitchen. That is my favorite feature from the hOme design.

    I wanted to ask how you like the toilet you chose? That is the model we want to get as well. Does it smell? How often do you have to empty it? and (this is kind of silly) do the boys just pee outside because i know it’s designed to sit to pee?

    Thanks!! Misty

    1. Joshua

      Thank you very much!

      you’re so right i just realized that, many design do not incorporate that at all. That is a big reason why ACTUALLY living in this tiny house has been so easy! yes bathroom on the other end is a must, but honestly with our composting toilet there is no smell or odor at all

      we have the Seperatt villa 9010. Highly recommend! ZERO smell even after some guest that would normally be known to “tear up the bathroom”. look at it this was: your body keeps your 1 away from the 2, so the toilet does the same and by doing so it eliminates the smell associated when they mix in a standard toilet. this toilet creates the perfect environment for nature to run its course. we usually empty it maybe once a week or two and always before guest come. This is Joshua speaking so yes, i just pee outside when 1 is the only business needed. we live on 30 acres and its very country so yeah haha

      1. misty

        Thank you so much for the quick reply. Your guys really is the most similar to the many designs I’ve drawn for ours (king size bed, bigger fridge and stove, bar, etc). And thanks for the info on the potty. I think half the reason my guy wants to get a composting toilet is so he doesn’t have to make excuses to go out and “be one with nature”. 🙂

  18. Leslie

    Hello, love your tiny home and look forward to seeing more information on your website! Question for you: what is the item above the window by the tiny couch, some kind of vent?

  19. Sue Goldman

    Hi, I love your house design, as well as the long counter top, and the comfy sofa! I am very interested in knowing how the Kimberly wood stove works when you get it hooked up. I was considering one too. They are a lot more expensive than other wood stoves, but I like the idea of being able to use small pieces of wood from fallen branches, rather than chopping big logs into kindling. Please let us know if you think it is worth the extra money! Thx!

  20. Michelle Pettijohn

    Beautiful! This is the first time I’ve seen a “girly” space! Love it! That’s one aspect I won’t give up! I’m a girly girl! Bravo Shelly!!

  21. Sabrina

    I am currently building my tiny house and am interested in finding out more about the stairs in this home.

      1. Sabrina

        If I was looking build stairs like this what brackets would you recommend? Or if I was interested in having stairs built, what cost would I be looking at?

  22. Abi

    This is amazing! My husband and I live in and I am so ready for a tiny house. Would love a model just like this. We don’t have children now but we may in the future. Is it possible to expand on this model in any way?

  23. deserthi

    I am wondering how high did you put your sleeping loft. I was thinking of doing mine at 7′ which would give more head room in the loft.
    Thanks

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  25. Manon

    Many pictures don’t show up anymore… is there a way to correct that? I like the few pictures that are still there, but would love to see the rest 😉

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