If you love the concept of tiny house living, but would miss the charm and detail of a larger home, the Elsa Tiny House is cottage perfection. Built by Olive Nest Tiny Homes, this tiny home has big-home features that might just convince you to go tiny house. Imagine a real front porch with a swing, a greenhouse for your garden, plus those light, open interiors we all crave.
Being on the move, or parking your tiny house on leased land, means less privacy when relaxing outdoors. A garden to putter around in also gets left behind when you move to a tiny house. But the Elsa Tiny House just might convince garden lovers to embrace tiny house living. Take the tour; you're sure to fall in love as we did!
Welcome to the porch: a real porch, with a swing and a pergola! It's the perfect hangout for a summer evening.
Garden lovers, you can take your garden with you! Right off the porch is a greenhouse. Grow vegetables, or flowers, in all kinds of weather. The greenhouse provides privacy to the porch. Relax on your swing, admire your garden, and you won't miss your old yard with this tiny house.
The greenhouse and porch are built on their own trailer, so they have to travel separately. But this clever design not only adds 85 square feet of growing space, it changes the house's shoebox shape, giving the Elsa a charming cottage facade and welcoming entry.
Step inside, and you'll see a cottage style design that makes 323 square feet seem a whole lot bigger. The living room area has a comfortable sleeper sofa and chair.
Plus, plenty of windows and a glass front door flood the sitting area with light. Wooden arm-cap tables are perfect for setting down a drink, and a lightly stained pine wall frames the window view.
The light wood tones on the stairs and bar top have a clean, Scandinavian cottage vibe against white painted plank walls. The bar-height table for two is a minimalist design under another large window.
And it sets up quickly for a dinner party, without crowding the kitchen.
An abundance of windows flood this tiny house with light, but the airy effect is accentuated by high ceilings, white painted planks and a thoughtful lighting design.
The expansive feeling continues into the loft. There's plenty of headroom, and windows on both sides flood the space with light. The minimal steel railing maintains an open feeling, and a creative display of art acts as a screen. Imagine waking up here surrounded by outdoor views.
Minimalist nightstands and wall-mounted lighting keep the space uncluttered.
Plenty of storage includes built-in closets and cubbies in the stairs.
In the galley kitchen, the builders chose open shelving of the same light wood color instead of upper cabinets. There's plenty of countertop area with lower cabinets, a refrigerator and a full-size gas range.
At the back is a closet and small bathroom with more storage and a very modern lighted mirror.
We fell in love with the Elsa Tiny House as soon as we saw it. The house looks like a sunny summer cottage. The quality details and beautiful light-wood floors feel like a site-built home. If you can have your porch and garden, wouldn't you consider living tiny in the Elsa House?