Previously, we have featured a couple of tiny houses by Tiny Hamptons: the Watermill House and the Montauk. Now I would like to introduce you to one of the company’s newer homes, the 24 ft. x 8.5 ft Sparrow.
This is a house that instantly stands out from the crowd thanks to its distinctive color scheme.
Vertical cedar siding with natural wood tones contrasts with horizontal cedar siding painted a dark grayish blue. White trim around the windows helps them stand out. Meanwhile, a front door painted olive green is noticeable, but does not clash with the sedate tones used for the siding.
Neutral, cool colors have been used inside the house. The interior walls are pine shiplap, and contrast with the medium gray cabinets and butcher block countertop. The sink with its very high faucet is one of the standard features of the kitchen. Ladder rungs built into the wall lead up to one of the two lofts.
The larger of the two lofts measures 8’ x 8’, and is large enough for a bed and a fair degree of floor space beside it. The smaller of the two measures 4’ x 8’, and provides sufficient space for a little extra storage.
The contemporary simplicity of the design ensures that this tiny house in no way feels claustrophobic. In fact, one gets the impression of a high, open ceiling.
The high sink faucet has a deep basin to match. I cannot emphasize enough how helpful this is when washing dishes in a tiny house.
What you’re looking at here may not be obvious at a glance. But if you look closely, you can see that above that platform, there is a showerhead attached to the wall. There is no interior shower, only an exterior one.
If you have always been used and interior shower, you may wonder if this is inconvenient. It does mean that you need a private place to park your home, but in truth, an exterior shower makes a lot more sense for a tiny house in general. You will be battling enough with mold as it is (trust me, I should know), and taking your shower somewhere other than inside can go a long way toward making that battle winnable.
The sliding barn door presumably leads to the bathroom, which is equipped with a composting toilet. The soft grayish blue color does a nice job accenting the cabinets (which I previously assumed were gray, but the shot seems to suggest otherwise).
If you would be interested in owning the Sparrow, you can drop by Tiny Hamptons Homes. There, you can also enjoy taking a look through the other lovely tiny houses in the company’s catalog.