Once fancifully named tiny house which is an absolute joy to behold is the Earth and Sky Palace. The origin of the name is not particularly clear from viewing photos of the house, but it is an epic name for an epic abode. Let’s take a look around.
In terms of layout, this tiny house is already a bit atypical in that there is a downstairs bedroom attached to the main living space. In fact, it features a huge bed. Underneath that is storage, and over top of it is a kind of industrial awning made out of corrugated metal. The gentle warmth of the lighting underneath draws the eye naturally to the bed, inviting the occupant of the home to rest and relax.
You can see that the kitchen is minimalist in design, maintaining the openness of the space and allowing for a wide window to the outside world. A simple overhead storage rack provides a place to hang pots, pans and utensils. Meanwhile, a wood stove provides the warmth this house needs to stay toasty in the winter.
What stands out the most in this photo is the textures and patterns you see on the walls. In fact, you might assume the you are looking at wallpaper, but you are actually looking at a unique and unexpected material: pressed tin. The tin is an antique, originally located in a Nebraska prison in the 19th century.
Several different types of wood have been used throughout the house to create a stunning effect. The dark wood you see on the ceiling as well as some of the walls is stained beetle kill pine. Rosewood is used for the trim, and maple for the floor.
Not familiar with beetle kill pine? This is exactly what you might guess from the name. The mountain pine beetle is a pest which infests and kills trees. In fact, it has wiped out around 88 million acres of forest to date throughout the US and Canada.
If these trees are not cut down and used within five years, the wood simply rots and goes completely to waste. Harvesting it and putting it to good use as the builders of this tiny home have done is a sustainable practice which helps to ensure that at least something good comes out of all that unwanted destruction.
The bathroom is located at the far end of the house from the bedroom. A sliding glass door can be pulled aside to reveal it. The door fits in beautifully with the rest of the décor, making for a natural transition of space.
The bathroom too is done in a lovely contemporary style with rustic and industrial accents. There is a dual-flush toilet—another nice sustainable feature—and a gorgeous waterfall edge countertop.
One of the most luxurious features is the showerhead, which is made entirely of brass. Apparently this feature alone is worth $1,000.
The 200-square-foot tiny house was posted for sale for $74,000. It must have sold, since the listing was removed, but you can still see the feature on the house over at Tiny House For Us. Whoever was able to snag this beauty is really lucky to live in such an incredible house!