If you love the affordable and truly tiny houses designed by Incredible Tiny Homes, and want something more contemporary than their many more rustic options, you may gravitate toward “The Movie Star.”
Measuring 8′ x 26′, this tiny house weighs around 12,480 pounds.
It is situated on a drop-axle trailer.
A conservative gray and white color scheme and a simple contemporary exterior should blend well in most suburban settings.
The company writes that the home has “many custom features such as exterior stain and interior paint with stained windowsills and ceiling for contrast.”
Let’s go ahead and check out what it looks like inside.
Though we will pause on our way up to the door to admire the quality craftsmanship of every detail of the exterior.
Now we’re inside the house! As we stand on the threshold, the stairs are just ahead of us.
There is a small door under them, possibly storage.
The particular windows which you probably noticed were at a distinctive incline from outside slope up alongside the steps. There are some small shelves in between the windows which can be used for decorative accents like the small plants they hold right now.
The contrast between the walls and the trim around the windows (which matches the ceiling) is lovely. It is easy to see why the builder placed an emphasis on it when discussing the features of the home.
The shelves that we noted above are situated over the kitchen counter.
A double sink basin gives you room to wash your dishes and dry them.
This tiny house has enough room for an oven and cooktop as well as a microwave.
Here’s a closer look at the kitchen appliances.
You can view the entirety of the kitchen in this shot, which also shows off the apartment sized fridge and freezer as well as the breakfast bar in front of the window across from the countertop. In the back, steps lead up to a loft.
On a closer examination, it would probably be more correct to call this a desk, despite its placement in the kitchen under the window. But it could certainly double as a spot to eat.
At first glance, it is difficult to tell what you are looking at in this photo. What are those slits that are running up diagonally along the wall? But glance back to the previous photo where we noted the steps leading up to the loft, and you’ll have your answer. The entire set of steps can apparently be collapsed into the wall.
Here, we see a photo of the loft above the door that leads to the bathroom. As you can see, there are no steps in view.
There’s quite a spacious bathroom in this tiny house. This is because it doubles as the laundry room. You can see the toilet on the left, and beyond it, the combination washing machine and dryer. Across from those is the shower.
Here you can take a look at the toilet and the window above it.
The washing machine looks like it could probably handle some pretty hefty loads. There is room to place baskets on top, and there is some storage underneath.
You can get a good look inside the shower. It boasts glass doors and handy shelves.
The bathroom vanity includes a couple of drawers as well as a little bit of open storage space underneath them. Above, there is plenty of room to install a large mirror, and perhaps a medicine cabinet as well.
Incredible Tiny Homes created some incredible custom storage solutions for this tiny house, utilizing every bit of available space, but still keeping the overall appearance of the home clean and minimalist.
You can see what it looks like when you pull the steps out of the wall.
You can get an even better look at it here. Now I am assuming that functionally, the slots are there to help you grab onto the steps and pull them out to use.
You can slide the steps into position as you desire.
I can hardly fault them for putting up so many pictures of these steps. They are a super cool innovation!
Looks like they’ve managed to fit a large bed into a small loft! I also notice that the loft isn’t that small, considering the overall dimensions of the house. I am pretty impressed by the amount of clearance over the bed.
There is no room around the outside of the bed, but sacrifices need to be made in a tiny house that is genuinely tiny.
You can get a different angle on what the steps look like gazing down from the loft toward the floor.
Pulling back just a tad, you can take in the entire kitchen from overhead. Now, what really blows my mind is what you see when you look past the kitchen toward the opposite end of the home.
Surprisingly, it looks like there is a lot of room to relax in—it is just organized differently than the typical tiny house layout. Another small set of steps leads up to a separate loft. This loft is totally open to the kitchen, and is situated what looks to be a little more than halfway up the height of the home.
The space underneath the loft is a separate seating area. Initially, I had been wondering if the home even had a seating area. But now, I am even more taken with it, because the builder has found a way to separate the space out from the kitchen.
Even with the low ceiling, it looks completely comfortable. In fact, this gives it a kind of “miniature” charm which makes me think a bit of living in a dollhouse.
This is what you see if you are in the sitting room and you are facing the kitchen. You have a fair degree of privacy in this part of the home. Again, this is unusual for tiny houses and a refreshing change from the norm.
Returning to the steps that are located across from the front door and lead up to the loft above the sitting room, we have an additional space that could be used in a variety of ways. This area is largely screened off from the kitchen by a wall that contains a number of shelves.
It looks like it is currently serving as an additional seating area with some artistic chairs.
If you wanted to, you could use this as a second bedroom or as a study. This is what the view looks like if you are seated in the loft.
There is enough room on top of the low wall that you can stack books, set up decorative items, or store anything else you fancy.
This is what you see looking down the short flight of steps toward the floor below.
As far as tiny house layouts go, this one is one of the most innovative I have come across.
It’s a home with more than a few clever surprises packed into a small footprint.
Check out a quick video tour of the home below:
You can learn more about “The Movie Star” tiny house by visiting Incredible Tiny Homes.