Just a touch of barnyard accents turns this tiny house into a sweet modern farmhouse

There's nothing wrong with living in a barn. Cows and sheep do it every day. But for us upright creatures, just a hint of a farmyard brought out by a few carefully placed recycled boards from an old barn can add wonderful hints of our pioneer roots to a modern home.
Liberation Tiny Homes is a husband and wife endeavor run by Rosemary and James Stoltzfus out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which makes it easy to trace the influences that went into this tiny home they call the Modern Farmhouse. Accented with trim, shelves, doors and counters made of recycled wood from local barns, this tiny home built on a 24-foot trailer is a rolling tribute to the agrarian culture that surrounds them.
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Let's take a look and see what might be living proof that you can take a home out of farm country, but you can't take the farm country out of the home. And why would you, when the results are as exquisite as this?
This view of the kitchen shows quickly how the barn wood gives a sense of tradition and style to this tiny house. The sliding door to the bathroom and the shelf inside of it, the wood used to construct the loft and even the stair landings are made of recycled barn wood.
Beyond that, this tiny home has a fully functioning kitchen, complete with a four-burner stove, a large sink (in the left-hand foreground) and a refrigerator.
A closer view of the kitchen allows you to see that tiny homes don't always have tiny stoves or tiny kitchen sinks.​
In the kitchen, there is a simple shelf that is consistent with the style of the rest of the Modern Farmhouse—iron brackets holding up a rough-cut shelf made of recycled barn wood.
This peaked dormer shows a builder going the extra mile. This feature is right above the front door, but it adds no specific functional use except for creating space for this window. But you didn't need a dormer to put a window above the door. This is just for the delight of adding a cathedral-like atmosphere to the room below. Nothing more, nothing less.
This is the reverse view of the downstairs—an area frequently called "the great room" in the tiny house community. A terrific feature here is the bay window behind the couch, which adds one extra shelf to the room.
Up we go. It seems to be a trend of late to add stairs to a tiny house that are not completely linear. This one is entered upon from the center of the home, which allows room for the window on the right and includes storage, as you can see below.
The master bedroom also shows that once you've established a style for the house, it only takes accents to bring it out. The ceiling certainly establishes the farmhouse look. But the barn wood trim behind the bed really brings it out.
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This bathroom sink allows for more conservation of water. It's also a delightful arrangement with a funky, antique-styled faucet sitting on a custom-fit, rough-cut shelf.

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