If you'd like to have a glimpse into a home built by one of the leaders in tiny home builders, watch this video by Bantam Built Homes. Their motto is to build a tiny home "with the integrity of a custom house while incorporating the function of a RV travel trailer." As you see the craftsmanship that went into this build, it's easy to understand why their homes are so popular.
This 20-ft. single-story home is an Everest model. Bob Clarizio is the founder and CEO of Bantam Built Homes and he's the one who's going to give us a tour.
The striking contrast of the blue and white exterior walls make an attractive combination, but don't let this fool you: the home is built to withstand the elements. The white portion is steel siding and the blue cedar is stained, not painted. Together they make this home formidable against the weather.
Once you step inside, you'll see the kitchen on the left. Handsome shelves on the wall are good for displaying dishes or cookbooks. The wood-plank ceiling is a charming feature that is present throughout the home.
A butcher block countertop surrounds the deep kitchen sink with dark fixtures. The beautiful trim continues throughout the room and ties it all together. The banquette seating in the corner is a great spot to drink a cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy the view through the kitchen window. Let's take a closer look at that banquette seat.
This area is comfortable in so many ways. After you and your guests have finished dinner on the butcher block table, the seat can be converted into an additional bed.
The mini refrigerator matches the attractive white cabinetry under the sink.
The induction burner is just the right size for this space.
As Bob continues the tour by showing us the bathroom, note the tall cabinet behind him. It has large shelves for storage and a rod to hang clothes. Just beyond the cabinet is the door to the bedroom which we'll get to see later.
The bathroom has a contemporary vanity, and the home's holding tanks accommodate the RV low-flush toilet.
The large 3-ft shower has the same dark fixtures and wood-plank ceiling as the rest of the home.
Back in the hallway, let's open the door to the bedroom.
Inside, there is room for a full-sized bed.
There is also plenty of headroom beneath the wood-paneled ceiling.
Next to the bed is the electrical panel. Underneath the bed there is a 9-gallon water heater as well as plenty of room for storage.
This Everest home may be tiny, but the quality of its workmanship makes it live up to its mighty name.