Every tiny house manufacturer has its own unique distinguishing stylistic markers. One of the things I like about B&B Micro Manufacturing is how so many of the tiny house designer’s homes feature a combination of rustic and modern influences. While you see this a lot with tiny houses, rarely are they so seamlessly integrated to make a perfect whole as they are in B&B’s houses. As an example, let’s take a look at the 229-square-foot Silver Lake.
You can see what I’m talking about right off the top. This house features an unusual contemporary shape with sharply defined angles. But the materials used are decidedly rustic.
The unusual shape of the house isn’t merely a stylistic choice—it is a functional one as well. The angles of the roof prevent the buildup of debris and precipitation (there is a rear-facing tilt so that the valley will empty out). There is even an integrated rainwater collection system.
Here you can see another contemporary design detail. The couch and the monochromatic cushions certainly don’t seem rustic, but they are right at home with the rustic elements which are also found inside the home.
An industrial light fixture fits nicely with the rustic wood ceiling.
A small bedside table features a simple, minimalist look. The drawers provide a little extra storage in the bedroom while a potted plant brings some color and life into the space.
The distinctive shape of the bathroom mirror adds a little extra embellishment, bringing added character to the room. Here it does a great job framing and showing off the shower.
The placement of the flat-screen TV in the corner is one of my few complaints. This is not a problem specific to this home or manufacturer however; the vast majority of tiny house builders seem to struggle to find a logical placement for television screens. Then again, this is an issue which you also run across in full-size homes quite frequently.
One thing in this photo I love is the sliding barn door! Since sliding barn doors do not open outward, they do not project into the open space of the rooms. This keeps the environment unobstructed and uncluttered.
Décor in the staging of this tiny house has been kept to a minimum. There are just enough decorative accents to help you picture how you could fill in the blanks with your own style and personality.
In this photo, you can finally start to see more of the layout of the home, including the placement of the front door and the kitchen and bedroom.
Another industrial light fixture forms the focal point for this photo.
This shot shows off the seamless way in which the kitchen and the living room flow together. Notice how the kitchen counter extends right across to the seating in the living area, almost as if they are a single unit. Pressed against the walls, they keep the middle of the floor free and clear.
Even though the kitchen seems very minimal, it is completely functional. It includes a propane oven with a three-burner stove as well as a full-size fridge and freezer unit. There is also a sink and plenty of counter space.
This cutaway shows the layout more clearly. The living room is on the left, while the bathroom is situated in the middle and the bedroom is on the far right. Check out all the extra storage space underneath the bed.
Now we’re facing the other direction. You can see that the kitchen is across from the bathroom.
Here is the overhead layout.
What other features make the Silver Lake exceptional? There is recessed lighting installed in all areas of the home. Heating and cooling is fully integrated into the house, and can be controlled remotely. The home includes RV hookups, storage tanks for freshwater and blackwater, and a water heater as well.
If you are impressed with Silver Lake, you can make this tiny house your own for $69,000. The company offers a number of customization options as well, so you can purchase upgrades to suit your lifestyle and needs. Learn more or place an order for a beautiful tiny house of your own over at B&B Micro Manufacturing.