When a Japanese client approached the Oregon Cottage Company with a unique idea for her tiny house, they were excited to make all of her wishes come true. Her main goal was to create an authentic tearoom that was like the one she had as a child in Japan before the war. The results are amazing and go to show that tiny living is truly for anyone with an imagination!
One thing that the client wanted was to keep used as much natural live-edged wood as possible which was accomplished throughout the home as you’ll see. She also wanted a sunken tea warming hearth and serving chest and as many traditional Japanese elements as possible.
The interior of the home is wrapped in knotty spruce and black walnut to have some contrast without being overbearing. Subtle lighting fixtures were hung to mimic paper lanterns and cast a soft light to the home.
Paper screens were also used to remind the client of her tearoom in Japan. They provide privacy while still allowing light to filter through.
The kitchen features a butcher block countertop with a two-burner cooktop and stainless steel sink that has a built-in draining board.
Live-edge wood was used on the shelf over the kitchen window and it was also used to frame the cabinet doors. The kitchen may be tiny but it still has room for a mini fridge and feels larger thanks to the large windows that surround it.
Here you can see her tea serving area that features live-edge wood and a natural wood post. A sunken tea warming station is also available or a cover can be placed over it when not in use.
Another unique feature is in the bathroom. A traditional Japanese soaking tub was added which can be used as a bath or as a shower base.
By including shoji screens, tatami mats, and the tea serving elements, Oregon Cottage Company was able to give their client a home that closely resembled her childhood teahouse.
If you have a creative idea for your own tiny home, visit the Oregon Cottage Company website to see if they can help your dreams come true, too. Go to http://oregoncottagecompany.net/ or follow them on social media at: