Blogger Masha Shubin says right out front on her blog "Chi Splatter" that she loves her tiny house, despite the point that she had recently put it up for sale.
Whoever lives in this tiny palace of fun, however, will soon enough realize they own a one-of-a-kind tiny home that takes the concept of non-conformity to a new level. Called the "Tiny Red Bungalow," this home features a curved, caravan-like roofline that allows for plenty of upstairs headroom -- at least for those standing under the highest part of the arch. It also has two lofts -- one of which is used as a living room -- which extends the 9.5 feet by 22 feet cottage of 209-square feet to a far more practical 335-square feet tiny manor.
Of course, each tiny home betrays the designer's lifestyle. In this one, Shubin says she purposefully decided against a counter top stove, because they restrict their area to just one purpose. Instead, she went with induction cooktops, because she could stow them away when they were not being used.
There are many other clever choices evident in this home. Let's take a look at a few of them.
This view of the exterior shows you the arched roofline, which allows for six feet of headroom in the center of the lofts.
Straight through the big French doors, you can see the split staircase that is one of the interesting features in the Tiny Red Bungalow. But you can also see the strange castors under the stairs. They are practically industrial grade castors that can move up to 400 pounds. In addition, they can be moved to provide the bottom four steps for each of the two lofts and can move out of the way for extra space when it is needed.
The movable stair base is also used as a storage container.
This view shows you the loft and the tall closet that also provides the top four steps of the staircase.
This loft, says Shubin, is her favorite hangout. It is easy to see why.
The other loft is used as a living room. Here's a clever idea: Shubin uses a projector to serve as her second computer monitor, which means she has a really big screen TV that takes up no space at all.
This is actually the downstairs bedroom, underneath the living room loft. This is just one possibility.
And here's another. (The same space as the previous photo.)
This photo provides a bit of orientation, showing the same space as the two previous shots.
Here's one choice for a tiny house -- a flush toilet.
And here's another choice: A shower instead of a bath.