Updated Walkthrough Version 2.0

Since our last Walkthroughs we have moved locations to a more sunny and scenic spot among the blue oak trees of Northern California. We have made many changes and are continuing to change things as we settle in. Come inside and see what we did!

Welcome To Our New Location!

Welcome To Our New Location!

We have plenty of outdoor space with a firepit and patio off to the left behind the solar panel setup

 

New Entryway

New Entryway

With our new entryway we now approach the Tiny House from the other end so we needed to modify the deck to enter from the kitchen side. Since i had to completely disassemble the deck for transit i basically built in the new approach with the stairs facing east. I plan to build another set of matching stairs on the other side but that will come in time.

 

wide angle

wide angle

with this wide angle picture you can see how much space we have around the tiny house and how many sitting areas we have to recline at

 

Front view

Front view

The Grey Stain of the Tiny House really feels at home among the oak trees in the back ground

 

new patio heater

new patio heater

Our family chipped in and all purchased us a awesome house warming gift: A wicker patio heater, it tends to get windy where we are up high on a ridge. So this patio heater helps keep us warm when we outside on the deck.

 

Patio

Patio

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Plenty of room for entertaining!

 

Living room

Living room

With more beautiful surroundings among us we are so glad we have this many windows.

 

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As you can see in this picture that there is a few new additions in the master loft. we added carpet tiles for the cubby floor storage and we installed a wall mount for our 48″ plasma Tv. No more hurt knees crawling in the loft and now we can watch tv upstairs and downstairs!

 

Master Loft

Master Loft

The Carpet we used for the master loft is made by Flor and its called Sweater Weather. it took alot of time to cut out each tile to match each cubby but it was worth all the effort.

 

The Tiny Kitchen

The Tiny Kitchen

In the kitchen we changed quite a bit around, we removed our small under counter fridge and purchased a 10.7 cu ft Whirlpool fridge and move the bar to the same side as the kitchen.

 

Tiny House Bar

Tiny House Bar

Shelves

Shelves

Who says you can only have 2 cups in a tiny house?!

 

New Cb2 Couch

New Cb2 Couch

 

In the Tiny House Living room we removed the small sofa bed from World Market and put in a super comfy and large CB2 Cielo Love Seat. This couch is part of a much larger sectional set which is great is you have the space, but we do not! We have been keeping our eye out on craigslist for months for this specific piece and one day a alert popped up on my phone and we jumped on it! We also added a very narrow coffee table from ikea, it fits the space well, does not take of up much room and is easily moved out of the way if needed.

 

Tiny House Living Room

Tiny House Living Room

 

Bright And Airy

Bright And Airy

 

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From Above

From Above

 

Tiny House Bathroom

Tiny House Bathroom

 

In the bathroom we added 2 wrap around shelves to store all our bathroom goodies.

 

Corner Shower

Corner Shower

Here is a before picture of the corner shower before we painted the pan with a new epoxy coat

 

New Dolphin Grey Epoxy Floor

New Dolphin Grey Epoxy Floor

After of the shower pan. this was the color we always wanted but there was some miscommunication between the waterproofing guy and us, more like he was stubborn and didnt want to put forth the effort to do it right.

 

Bathroom Wide

Bathroom Wide

 

Wide angle of the bathroom and living room entry.

 

 

 

This concludes our Version 2 Walkthrough, We still have many more changes in the works. let us know what you think in the comments!

 

 

 

 

38 Comments on “Updated Walkthrough Version 2.0”

    1. Jay

      I wish we had put an outward opening door on our Tiny House. Security is not really an issue when you have glass in your door or a window nearby since thieves would typically break the glass before they would take a door off it’s hinges. πŸ™‚ Ours also has a center glass so unless you are willing to use a double-sided keyed deadbolt like a commercial building (those are not recommended for houses for safety reasons since you can’t get out of a burning house without finding your keys!) this is the weak point in security, not the hinges.

  1. Hillary

    HI Joshua,

    Still hoping you might have advice as to where I can get blueprints for your tiny home. Whether it be from you or from another source you would suggest. I really love this layout and would love to purchase these blueprints!?

    Thanks

  2. Jenny

    Wow, you both are so talented! Very inspiring. I love the design, colors, etc. I will check back about blueprints, too. Enjoy!

  3. Frank in upstate NY

    Its great…very nice kitchen…one can do alot here….If I could build one adjacent to your’s in 2016 for 40K “inclusive”…I’d be planning on doing something smaller….like a Minum with water collection and reverse osmosis with 750Watts of roof installed PV…I’d probably use the same type of toilet too and corner shower scenario if possible.

  4. Victoria Teunissen

    :squeel: A REAL refrigerator! In all the designs, I am always worried and wanting a real fridge and real storage for my clothes. Are you finding the clothing storage is sufficient? And I am loving all the changes. Kudos to you for making such a lovely home!

    1. Joshua

      Thank you so much Victoria, we knew we would never compromise on having a real fridge and real clothes storage. Yes the clothes storage is very sufficient, in the second loft it is 66″ of hanging space (which is more that we had combined in our old 1950’s house master closets) and in the main loft all the floor is clothes storage (which I just realized I haven’t taken any pictures with them open)

  5. katelyn

    Such a beautiful home you have created! My husband and I have been doing lots of research and want a layout similar to yours. Not many choose this design but we love it and you have executed it well! If you do have a blue print, I would also be quite interested. May I ask what this house cost to build?

  6. aislingthecraic

    Your tiny house is absolutely lovely & I love your new setting. I’ve been looking at tiny & small houses online for about 18 months; it was yours that 1st caught my imagination & I began to develop a ‘want’ list based on my observations of your design.

    My husband & I want to spend our remaining years—we are in our late 50’s now—off the grid in a tiny home, but we want to go a bit larger, like 300 to no more than 400 sq. ft., plus a downstairs bedroom for us and a loft for grandkids & other company. I had been thinking we could build for $20K – 25K & completely equip & furnish for another $15K. Needless to say, I found your 75K daunting! Do you think I need a reality check or will $50K tops be reasonable for a decent, functional, pleasant home?

    By the way, I think it is very generous of you to share your photo tour. Thank you so much:)

  7. AJ Johnson

    I love it! I think your home has ruined all others for me πŸ™‚ You’ve included so many of my must-haves in such a smart, creative and functional way! I LOVE that your bathroom is big enough for the washer/dryer combo, too! I’ve not seen that before, but it makes perfect sense! I was never keen on the idea of doing laundry in the kitchen, like so many other designs :-/ You’ve done an outstanding job and I hope you are / will be very happy in your beautiful space. πŸ˜€

    1. Joshua

      Thank you so much! yes we were not going to have a washer in the kitchen, besides being a pain it would be a complete eyesore for us!

  8. Lilly

    Joshua,

    LOVE your home and what you’ve done, both inside AND out. I’ve just recently considered tiny home living and your design/layout and choice of materials, colors, etc. is exactly what I envision for myself. I will email you (as per your address above) to put me on your email list for blueprints.

    I know I need to do some research and make some inquiries about running gas and water lines, electricity, etc., but roughly, what do your montly utilities cost?

    Thanks!
    Lilly

    P.S. – why not place the toilet paper holder beneath the window in the bathroom. Then you’ll be able to hang another towel on the rack next to the toilet. Just a “tiny” suggestion πŸ™‚

    1. Joshua

      Hello Lilly, thank you so much!

      our monthly utilities run about $20

      We actually moved out toilet paper roll there several months ago πŸ™‚

  9. Jacqueline

    What is the height of the kitchen, underneath the beams? What is the height of the bathroom? My husband is 6 ft and is concerned about clearing both and not bumping his head πŸ™‚

  10. Katie

    Hi, I’m researching washer/dryer combos and I finding units take a long time to dry items like jeans. How has yours worked out for you all? It looks like you had the space to go with a standard size stackable washer dryer….I’m trying to decide if I can really make a combo unit work.

    1. Joshua

      we love the combo unit, it works great we haven’t used the dryer function since february though because we have tons of sun throughout the day.

  11. Thais

    Hi! We are in the process of selling our bulky furniture to ease in to tiny living. So naturally the next question is, what’s the measurements for your sofa? Thank you so much in advance!

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