Posts Tagged ‘Open Concept’

The Alpha Tiny Home | 95k | So So Sweet | Video + Ideas

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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Very simple design and you would think with the big space in the middle being empty there would be a small kitchen and a small bathroom.  With the price tag close to 100k… the owner pulled out all the stops with a very interesting design.  I noticed this on the Tiny House Design Blog and wanted to share the pictures and talk about the wonderful things that I’ve noticed.

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Clean design and a folding deck.  I also like the overhang that is created.  Part of me thinks it would be neat to have some sort of folding deck that could cover sliding patio doors that could walk out on it and could fold up and be pinned to the outer wall when moving.

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Sweet.  Open wall + ice bucket 😉

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The double garage door is so attractive and lets in so much light when closed or open to fresh air.

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Large sink that is super sweet with avery open and wide concept.

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Super large windows across from the open wall leading to the deck. Washroom under the bed.  I’m in love.

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Raised floor with a great sized kitchen for prep and cooking.  Under the kitchen floor pulls out some magic…

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Windows, full sized fridge, cooktop and a great little kitchen.

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And now the magic below…

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ps… i want his arms.

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Boom.

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When you watch the video below you will notice some great ideas and features that make you want to revisit your design and make note of some of the little details.  This model is made and designed by New Frontier Homes and David Latimer.

You Like? | Could You See Yourself?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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I like the french doors and deck.  Love the windows at the top.  This design as a nice look and feel inside.  I actually like the look and the feel of this one.  Love the kitchen.

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Sustainable Business Oregon: What was your motivation for living in a tiny house?

Mike Mercer: Our motivation had a number of factors — financial (and with the rental of the home we own, we have great cash flow), quality of life experiment (could our lives be just as meaningful and happy living in a small space?…so far the answer is yes) and design (Laura is a designer and had the opportunity to design our home).

SBO: What do you miss, if anything, about living in a larger space?

Mercer: We haven’t missed much at all. That said, we don’t have a place to hang art and it is hard to have more than two over for dinner, at least in the rainy season. We do have the garage of the rental house, so our bikes, art supplies, camping equipment and yard tools have a place to live.

 

SBO: What’s the most challenging part about living in a tiny house?

Mercer: For us, the most challenging part was moving in; figuring out what to bring in and what to sell. Honestly, the upsides have been significantly greater than any of the challenges. Well, OK, making the bed in the loft is a little tough on my knees.

SBO: What piece of advice would you give to others considering tiny living?

Mercer: Probably the greatest advice is to not do it on a whim. We didn’t make this choice out of necessity, it was a result of many factors: the strength of Laura’s and my relationship, our comfort with having less of our stuff around us and a desire for an adventure.

Boneyard Studios | The Minim | Sweet Design | Tied With My 2nd Choice

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

In my search to find the design of the Tiny House that I would like to build… I come across this one.  It matches the style of my #2 choice.  It’s modern and unique.  I wanted to take some time and show you some images and talk about it some more.  The plans for this can be purchased here… but it could be designed myself & with the help to draw up the plans.  To learn more about this home as well as the super cool site it’s built on with some others… click here.

Here is the “Minim”:

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    • Easy pull out floor bed with full mattress (no loft to crawl up, cooler in the summer, simple bed-making).

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    • 60% more window area compared to leading plans
    • No walls to diminish sense of space.

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    • Just a little more space (210 ft2) for full 1-2 person living and entertaining: a 10′ kitchen, a 5′ closet, 8′ sofa/guest bed, dedicated office area, 4′ dining table, comfortable seating for 7, and a 7′ projection screen.
    • Innovative table system that may be raised/lowered/swiveled in 4 floor sockets to function as kitchen island/bar, second desk, coffee table, dining table, and bedside table. (notice the round sockets in the floor that the table can connect to)

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    • Greatly streamlined framing and insulation with standardized SIPs panels (shipped nationwide).
    • Easier finishing: just 3 windows and 1 door to install; no window/door trim work on exterior or interior.

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    • 2-3x insulation levels for better energy efficiency and soundproofing.
    • Health and safety improved with ERV fan systems for improved air quality.
    • Detachable design (house may be undocked from trailer with 15 bolts).
    • Off-grid design for areas without water/sewer/electric hookups.
    • Integrated rain catchment/storage with no visible gutters.

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I really like how the bed comes out.  I love the 10 foot wide counter in the kitchen for two people cooking and how the table can be moved to the different sockets and lowered to make into a coffee table.  It’s a very open design.  Cool little tour and walk through of the home below.

Minim House features off grid rainwater collection system with seamless roof gutters. On board and under trailer tanks may store up to 290 gallons of water. A through-the-wall a/c unit on the back eliminates any unsightly HVAC equipment- only the vent plate is visible.

Minim House features off grid rainwater collection system with seamless roof gutters. On board and under trailer tanks may store up to 290 gallons of water. A through-the-wall a/c unit on the back eliminates any unsightly HVAC equipment- only the vent plate is visible.

Minim House features off grid rainwater collection system with seamless roof gutters. On board and under trailer tanks may store up to 290 gallons of water. A through-the-wall a/c unit on the back eliminates any unsightly HVAC equipment- only the vent plate is visible.

Couple Builds Own Tiny House on Wheels in 4 Months for $22,744.06 | Full Tour | Could You Live Tiny?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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This is the 3rd option of what I like.  I’m impressed with the large kitchen.  It’s better to keep looking and find the type that I like.  This one has stairs.  Watch the video.  It’s pretty clever in the design.  While you watch it… what do you think?  They have a great blog with the link below.

http://tinyhousebuild.com/ presents the “hOMe” tour. Our 221 SF (+128SF in lofts) was self designed and built tiny house on a 28′ trailer. Built for $22k ($33k including all cabinets and appliances), our tiny house feels spacious, roomy and totally livable. BEST house we’ve ever lived in! 🙂 During this video we take you through the entire tiny house, showing each nook and cranny and design features that are working so well. Unlike most cottagey tiny houses, hOMe has a clean, modern feel.

Tiny Home For Sale | $25k | What Do You Think Of It?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The house is 10 feet wide, 25 feet long = 250 square feet of living space. Even more if you include the sleeping loft space.  This one was listed for $25,000 USD furnished.  The owners had to sell.  Seems like a pretty good deal.  I just wanted to share the photos of the inside.  I like the size of the bathroom as well as the kitchen.  What do you think?

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