After Katie and Josh McCullock went through the harrowing ordeal of their youngest son having open heart surgery, they re-evaluated their life and decided to focus on what really matters by simplifying their home. They sold their dream home and moved into an Airstream for two years while they built a small farmhouse on Josh’s family’s land. The new home is just 1,000 square feet and it required them to downsize and simplify everything in their home and life which is what “tiny living” is all about!
We love the homey feeling of this tiny farm house with its metal roof and deep porches on both the front and the back. The family cherishes nature and has started growing their own food and raising animals so they needed a home that reflected that.
Inside, the home has white shiplap walls with warm hardwood floors and plenty of built-ins to save floor space like these large bookcases in the home’s living room. We love the barn light that was placed over the couch!
The living room is spacious and open with soaring ceilings that extend to the second floor and a wood burning fireplace that was given a stone hearth for a bold statement.
The kitchen is massive with a long wall of white cabinets and open shelving for dishes and mugs. A vintage-looking refrigerator is on one end with a gas cooktop and oven on the other. In the middle of its all is a deep farmhouse sink with a window looking out into the yard. The island serves as the family’s dining table with twin barn lights above.
The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with small tables and lights mounted to the walls and closets on either side of the bed. We love the simplicity of this bedroom!
A full-sized staircase takes you up to sleeping quarters and is lined with the family’s pictures and mementos. Another closet was also tucked into the space below the stairs.
The family’s two boys were given cool bunk beds with storage at the both ends of the bed and below. We love the pipes that add barriers and ladders to the white wood base.
The bathroom is large enough for the family of four and has white subway tile with an unexpected blue wall and ornate gold mirror. The sink vanity has a marble top and plenty of drawers for storage.
There’s also a vintage clawfoot tub with a shower attachment to wash off the dirty boys after playing on the farm all day.
Small work areas were also added into the dormers for both the kids and adults to get some work done at.
We love that this family made the decision to simplify their lives and that they’re loving their time on the farm. You can learn more about Josh and his family on his photography website at http://www.joshmccullock.com/about-1/.