This stunning tiny house, set in the scenic environs of Battle Ground, Washington, was created by Handcrafted Movement, the construction firm begun by builder Matt Impola, who happens to be the executive director of the Artisan Academy, a school for, well, artisans.
In so many words, this tiny home is jaw-dropping. At most angles, you will see that the clean lines of the house, beset with classic overtones, fools the eye into thinking your might be standing in a McMansion in middle of suburbia instead of a diminutive home with a basic footprint measuring 238 square feet -- 8.5' X 28'.
In addition, there is one loft measuring slightly over 56 square feet -- but why, you ask, is there not a second loft? Look at the outside. There seems to be room for it.
Handcrafted Movement went in another direction, deciding to go with a tuck-away Murphy bed instead of a second loft, allowing the bedroom to morph into a dining room. It's pretty clever; let's take a tour:
The home called the Pacific Harmony model, sits on a 26' X 6.5' three-axle Iron Eagle Tiny House trailer. It seems to float above the lawn in this shot.
Here's the first thing you see stepping inside the home. Note the classic herringbone floor pattern, incidentally made of oak. That's going an extra mile for a small house.
This shot shows you the breakfast counter and the bedroom in the background, although the Murphy bed in that shot is tucked away.
A longer view from the same angle, but this one shows the empty space has morphed into a dining room with a table for three and design-appropriate matching chairs.
Here is the same niche again, but this time it's a bedroom. Where does the bed hide when it's not in place? Trade secret.
Here is the same angle once again -- only now the curtains are drawn, so sleepers can have some privacy. Notice how the tall ceiling gives this space an extra roomy feel.
Finally, we're looking the other direction. You can see the loft in the background above the bathroom.
It's a modern house, all right. There's plenty of light streaming in and a flat screen television that stays out of sight when not in use.
Here's a close up of the dining table. Yes, it, too, tucks away when not in use.
This shot shows you the kitchen and the loft. Behind the door with the chevron pattern on it is the bathroom.
Yup, it's a functioning bathroom with a 36" X 36" neo-angle shower ...
And one of these. But while many tiny homes have bathrooms, few of them have standard flush toilets. This one is an energy-efficient toilet, but it flushes, just the same.
Great flooring, too, by the way.