Big is not typically an adjective used to describe a tiny home, but the Big Whimsy is an exception. The 30-foot design is one of the largest Wind River Tiny Homes builds, with two separate loft bedrooms, an office space and a walk-in closet.
Whimsical is another appropriate adjective, in this case. Contrasting colors and bright accents are lighthearted throughout, as are unique details such as a lily pad staircase and copper penny kitchen countertop. All in, the home was built for $105,000. That might seem like a lot, but this "big" tiny home is also completely off the grid with a solar roof, propane heat and composting toilet.
Yellow accents on the front door and back storage closet pop against oxblood siding and blue trim, setting the playful tone from the outside. On the roof, a full off-grid solar system powers the house.
Inside, vertical bead board siding on the first level and horizontal shiplap upstairs feature bright robin's egg blue, while bamboo flooring lends a rich accent underfoot. In the kitchen, open shelving stashes grains and small appliances next to the Cozy Cabin propane heater. A compact dishwasher, propane-fueled cooktop and small refrigerator round out the appliances.
At the homeowner's request, Wind River created a custom penny countertop from more than 30,000 pennies. A small basin sink pairs with an oil-rubbed bronze foot-control faucet.
IKEA shelving displays home decor and greenery in the roomy living area, complete with a contemporary loveseat and hammock setup. A Bose surround system and large flat-screen TV create a sophisticated entertainment center.
Custom lily pad spiral stairs lead up to the guest loft. Meanwhile, a storage staircase ascends to the primary loft. Built-in cubbies offer storage, and an integrated kitty litter box has its own vent fan to keep air flowing. A Haiku ceiling span cools the space from above.
The 10-foot primary loft is roomy enough for a queen bed. The natural pine yellow ceiling pops against blue shiplap siding. Built-in open cubby shelving is efficient for storing shoes, jeans and knick-knacks. LED flush lights illuminate the space along with a large window that lets in light.
The guest loft includes a natural yellow pine ceiling and LED accent lighting. Built-in shelves feature an integrated cat door with a catwalk (literally) that connects to the primary loft.
A built-in desk nestles by open shelving and LED lighting for an ergonomic workspace. Throughout, large windows flood the home with light and views.
Blue shiplap siding extends into the bathroom, which features built-in shelving and a Nature's Head composting toilet. The white vessel sink and vanity is paired with an oil-rubbed bronze dragon faucet.
Blue square glass tile creates a stylish surround in the shower, finished with an oil-rubbed bronze shower head and knob. Overall, the home is the result of the homeowner's vision paired with Wind River's stellar craftsmanship.