Want to move into a tiny house which features a unique layout unlike any you’ve ever seen? This tiny house by Eric Shell (The Art of The Craft) will catch your attention and ignite dreams of tiny living!
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Eric writes, “I have lived in a tiny house for 2 years now and have built two homes. I am selling this one and will be starting the next build soon.”
The Royal Portsmouth siding has a 200 mph wind rating and is made from recycled materials. The exterior trim is Versatex PVC.
The house measures 8.5’ wide, 28’ long and is just under 13.5’ high.
The Trailer Made trailer was built specifically for tiny homes with 3- 7,000 lb axles and a galvanized undercarriage.
With closed cell insulation for the best r-value along with a complete zip system exterior, the house is sealed against the cold and ready to weather even the harshest winters.
There is an outside storage area along with a standard water hookup, 50 amp electrical RV hookup, and auto-changeover valve with two propane tanks. None of the utilities are an eyesore; all have been cleverly concealed and protected from the weather.
The white trim contrasts elegantly with the dark gray-blue color of the siding, and the jagged line which runs from one end to the structure to the other helps to break up the large empty space between the windows, adding aesthetic interest to the house.
In this photo, you can get a good look at the storage area in the back of the house.
The beauty in this home is expressed not only in the overall design choices but also in the small details like this exquisite molding.
A decorative wrought iron handle provides access to the utilities.
It is awesome to be able to conceal the propane tanks entirely from view.
A shelf above the propane tanks provide additional storage space for whatever you want.
Molding above the windows gives them a look of refinement. Now that we have had a good look at the outside of the house, let’s take a look at what is in store for us indoors.
The poplar cabinets are custom-made with soft-close drawer slides. There are five under-cabinet drawers, so plenty of room for all of your cookware and utensils. An oven, stovetop and microwave are all waiting for you.
You can see that this tiny house has an unusual and appealing layout. Above the kitchen is a sleeping loft, and extending from it alongside the wall is a long catwalk with a ladder that drops down to the kitchen.
The textured backsplash in the kitchen is one of the home’s most striking details.
The LG Refrigerator measures 10.1 cubic feet and is very energy efficient if you’d like to add solar.
There is just enough room between the fridge and the wall to store a broom or mop.
The LG Washer/Dryer combo unit conserves space while allowing you to do your laundry without leaving your home. Right next to it is a huge closet with tons of space for all of your apparel. With the closet and washer right next to each other, it has never been easier to do your wash and hang it up.
Then again, the closet is also right next to the front door. So you might want to use it as a coat closet specifically, and use the storage in the bedroom for the rest of your clothes. It really depends on the climate and your wardrobe.
There is a ton of room inside the washer/dryer drum.
You can see the five under-cabinet drawers pulled out in this photo. No space in this tiny kitchen is going to waste!
The gorgeous counters provide you with all the space you could ask for to spread out your ingredients and cook up a storm.
I bet you’re already visualizing preparing your favorite recipes on this stovetop, am I right?
A tiny house does not have to mean a tiny oven!
YES. An integrated trashcan solution in a tiny kitchen! At long last, my prayers have been answered!
Seriously, most tiny house kitchens I see don’t seem to include a spot specifically for a rubbish bin, which always leaves me wondering where the builders expect you to put your trash.
But here, you can store multiple bins (one for trash, one for recycling) right underneath your counter, out of sight!
Every detail of the kitchen is stunning, right down to the knobs on the cabinets.
There are multiple shelves inside the cabinets so you can store as much cookware as possible.
There are tons of deep shelves and drawers in the fridge and freezer.
Integrated lights under the kitchen cabinets suffuse the workspace with a soft glow, reflecting against the backsplash.
What a beautiful faucet! Note how it arcs upward and then down, a gentle swoop that is at once aesthetically pleasing and practical since it maximizes the room you have to do your dishes.
Now here is another feature I am just crazy about! I’m not really an “eat at the dinner table” kind of person. I prefer to eat on the couch. In this house, there is a table that you can pull over the couch so you can sit there and eat, and when you’re done, you can move it back out of the way.
It folds up into a slot designed for it to fit inside the wall so that it does not take up any space at all when it is not in the down position.
When folded into the wall, it also has a decorative effect.
You can see that storage has been incorporated underneath the couch.
The storage containers underneath the couch cushions also double as footrests! Now that’s a multifunctional design!
I absolutely love configurable furnishings like this, but they don’t show up nearly as often as I’d like in tiny house designs in America. This is how you make a small space work for you.
With its glossy surface, the table is not at all an afterthought.
Long windows offer a lovely view outside.
There is a downstairs bedroom with a queen sized bed! Storage cabinets are located underneath it, perfect for clothes, books, and other items you want to keep close at hand.
Here is the bedroom closet. It looks like it might be smaller (maybe?) than the one near the front door, but still plenty roomy.
These steps in the bedroom have a secret …
Yes! They are reconfigurable too, and can be pulled up to reveal a hidden storage compartment.
Drawers can become pretty unwieldy if they are super-deep. But naturally, you don’t want any potential storage space to go to waste. The clever solution here? The drawers are deep, but still manageable, allowing fast, convenient access when you need it. But the section at the far side of the bed can still be accessed and used for storage by opening the entire bed from the top.
It looks like such a cozy little nook in which to rest!
And here is a cozy little shelf for your things!
Oh yeah, and let’s check out the bathroom! You can reach it from the master bedroom or the loft.
There is a 46” bath tub with an extra tall shower.
The current toilet is a composting model. I love the whimsical racks for the towels and toilet paper!
There is a full size vanity sink and mirror with lots of storage behind it.
The way the levels are split up in this house is just fascinating! The door you see on the left leads down the short flight of steps to the bedroom. The door on the right opens up to the loft!
The walls of the shower are beautiful, just like the countertops in the kitchen.
You know what else is beautiful? Storage, and lots of it. Here is the medicine cabinet concealed by the mirror.
In case you haven’t figured it out, these stacked storage cabinets double as the steps that lead up to the catwalk!
Now you can finally see what the catwalk looks like from up in the loft. It’s such a cool feature, because it keeps the overall space inside the house open and airy, but it provides a proper upstairs!
You could easily fit three or four beds upstairs. This is a tiny house that can sleep a lot of people.
The archways and the minimalist railings provide safety along the catwalk and in the lofts without obstructing the visual flow of open space at all.
Cubbies in the upstairs bedroom(s) offer lots of storage space, and help to separate the space if one of the lofts is going to be a shared bedroom.
There are so many ideas in this house I’d love to see integrated into other tiny homes by other builders.
In the back, you can see the door that leads into the bathroom (I think).
Here is a closer look at the storage cubbies.
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All I can say is that if this is one of only two homes that Eric Shell has built, I can’t wait to see what he does in the future. I’ve already seen more innovation here than I have in many homes from veteran tiny house builders! It is amazing what he has managed to do with 325 square feet.
Want to buy this tiny house? You can view the full listing and get in contact with Eric here.