Uncharted Tiny Homes, the builders of this tiny home they call "The Mansion," hail from Phoenix, Ariz. The company is the only tiny house builder in Arizona, and everything is designed, built and staged in-house. The owners of the company, the Partannas, work extra-hard to design home interiors that can compete with the stunning scenery outside.
Let's take a look at The Mansion, with its two sleeping lofts over the kitchen and bathroom, an 8-foot-by-8-foot L-shaped kitchen and a full bathroom. This model has proven popular enough for the company to offer two versions: "The Mansion Jr." which shrinks the living area and bathroom by 2 feet; and "The Mansion Elite," which is the same floor plan as The Mansion but extended into a 30-foot trailer to provide a 6-foot-by-8-foot walk-in closet.
This photo gives a feel for the layout of the Mansion. The couch on the right sets the living room area as the center of the home. The loft shows one of the two bedrooms. The kitchen has counters against only one wall, which leaves plenty of floor space for a bustling cook.
A table under the ladder to the loft might seem cramped, but many tiny homes can fit only a very small table for dining. This one, pulled away from the wall, could serve as a table for four or more persons.
Take a second look at the ladder: Its slope is far gentler than most, acting more like a set of stairs.
The stove shown on the left is the real McCoy: a four-burner model with a large oven underneath.
In the distance are the bathroom and the second sleeping loft.
Here is the view from loft to loft.
The loft above the kitchen is simple, sweet, with large windows on each side.
The second bedroom loft is similar. The metal apparatus on the left is the rolling mechanism for the bathroom door.
The bathroom is well furnished and includes a washer/dryer and a handsome vanity.
The shower is simple and tucked out of the way in the corner. A curtain keeps water in and expenses down.
Not in a hurry? Go back and look at the wall behind the kitchen table. Now, that's a minimalist approach to wall clocks.