Hawk Tiny Homes is a company which is pioneering some very cool ideas in tiny design. Today, I will share with you one of their 2018 houses which includes an innovative feature to keep ladders out of the way on the ground floor of the home.
The tiny house is 8 feet wide and 28 feet long. The construction consists of wood framing with plywood sheathing insulated with AR-15 glass mineral wool. R-19 insulation is used in the ceilings, while the roof is commercial-grade TPO. There is a loft at either end of the house, each measuring 8 feet, providing room to sleep as many as six people between the lofts and the ground floor combined.
Here is a photo which shows the home under construction. Absolutely no particle board was used.
There are 10 total feet of kitchen counter space available to use! The home also comes with stainless steel appliances.
The cozy living room has plenty of floor space even after a large couch was put in. There is room in the corner for the flat-screen TV between the door and the window.
Looking across at one of the two lofts, we can also see down into the kitchen, admiring the size of the sink and appreciating the apartment-size fridge across the way. I assume that unit installed near the sink below the counter is a dishwasher.
There is a set of stairs which leads up to that loft. In the back of the kitchen, a sliding door leads to the bathroom, which is located under the loft. The stairs have storage cabinets underneath.
When a tiny house features two lofts, the challenge is to figure out a way to make them both accessible from the ground floor without intruding too much on the space downstairs.
Many builders choose to include at least one set of steps (as this one did) since those steps can double as storage.
But usually, two sets of steps is simply not feasible, so a ladder is used for the second loft.
But that ladder also can intrude on the downstairs space when it is not being used.
Most builders just leave the ladder alone, or find a way for it to slide to the side when it is not being used to get it out of the way.
Hawk Tiny Homes has found a more clever and unique solution. When the ladder is not in use, it can swing up to the ceiling, leaving the space between the kitchen and the living room completely unobstructed.
Buyers can choose whether they prefer a flush toilet or composting toilet. Next to the shower are large, deep shelves for storing towels and more.
This tiny house features an amazing amount of counter space in the bathroom, possibly the largest bathroom countertop I have seen in a tiny home to date. As somebody who likes room to set my makeup, etc. while I am getting ready, I am a fan!
When you order this tiny house, you can have it customized to include the colors and textures you prefer. The house starts at $49,000. If you would like to find out more or contact the builder, you may do so here.