From The Inside, This Tiny House Feels Like a Giant Home

If you're a fan of the tiny house movement, then you probably spend a considerable amount of time researching micro homes. Studying different designs is a great way to identify subtle nuances throughout this type of architecture, the best mini house features, and innovative strategies for maximizing interior space. After all, members of the tiny house movement are nothing if not creative. Many tiny house movement supporters have been able to craft micro homes that are both compact and comfortable. They accomplish this by incorporating a number of dual-purpose features, and through built-in storage in areas that are highly unexpected. Designed and constructed by Doug Schroeder of Alabama's own Timbercraft Tiny Homes, one mini house is an incredible testament to the rustic beauty and enduring charm that tiny house movement supporters can enjoy when downsizing. Upon first inspection, this is an incredibly charming mini house. With beautiful, beige siding, lovely white trim, and an eye-catching, fold-out porch, it has the look of a typical family home, despite its much more diminutive size. One of the most impressive things about this mini house, however, is the fact that its interior seems far larger than it actually is. With just 150 square feet of living space in this mini house, it might not seem like there's much room for comfortable living. In reality, however, residents of this mini house will find that there is ample room for movement, and plenty of features and amenities for ensuring ongoing relaxation and enjoyment.

Upon entering this mini house, you'll find that the unit has higher than average ceilings. These are highlighted by sturdy wood beams. While many micro houses have loft-style bedrooms, this mini house has two loft areas. One is quite sizable and is therefore set aside as the primary sleeping area. The other serves as a functional, elevated storage space. This type of mini house design is perfect for new members of the tiny house movement who are reticent to part with many of their cherished belongings when downsizing to micro homes. The second loft in this mini house can alternatively be used as a guest bedroom for those who don't need the extra storage. Some members of the tiny house movement may even want to use this space as a non-traditional home office. The options are virtually limitless. This impressive level of flexibility and adaptability is what makes micro homes so appealing to prospective, tiny house movement supporters.

Aesthetic details were obviously a top priority during the mini house design process. The interior of this unit features a well-paired fusion of white paint and wood as well as plenty of wicker furnishings and wall sconces that give the mini house a decidedly cottage-like feel. Although compact, the kitchen in this mini house comes complete with everything that members of the tiny house movement need for preparing healthy, home-cooked meals. There's a nice-sized window overlooking the stainless steel sink. This kitchen sink has an unconventional shape and size that allows it to fit perfectly into the compact space. It also has a built-in draining station for newly cleaned dishes so that there's no need to invest in or store a secondary dish rack. Attractive, barn-style lighting can be found just over the sink. The kitchen in this mini house is brightened up and completed with white cabinetry, a functional, two-burner stove, and a small-sized fridge. There are deep brown, hardwood floors throughout as well. This mini house is ideal for a couple, or a single individual who's looking to give the tiny house movement a try. A special thanks to Rebecca Shinners at Country Living for sharing information on this amazing tiny house plan.

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