With its bright red exterior, this tiny house certainly stands out from the rest. Robbie Hendricks, who's in charge of marketing for Modern Tiny Living, has this to say: “Chicamacomico was named after the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe, North Carolina. I grew up traveling to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and always loved the name Chicamacomico. Since this home was being shipped to North Carolina, we just had to use the name.”
This model, which is 20 feet long and 8 1/2 feet high, is a variation of the company's popular Mohican design. It's a simple design, yet comfortable for a small-sized tiny house, which took the team eight weeks to complete.
Although the home's exterior looks like wood, it isn't. Instead, it's made from LP SmartSide, an extremely durable composite. Poplar shiplap forms the interior walls.
The custom-built couch features storage space in the front seating area and converts into a full-size bed. Huge windows allow ample sunlight to enter the home to give you a sense of spaciousness and airiness. The stairs leading up to the loft are made from maple wood.
In the kitchen, the custom red cabinetry is the first thing that catches your eye, followed by the sleek stainless steel countertop that extends to the kitchen sink. The matte black faucet gives a modern feel to the space. Two large rectangular glass windows right above the countertop offer a spectacular view of the outside.
Cleverly concealed behind a sliding bright red shelf sits a tiny closet with a long silver rod for hanging clothes. The space is ideal for storing coats, suits and dresses.
Modern Tiny Living’s “calling card” is the barn door that serves as the entrance to the bathroom. “Every home we’ve built, nearly 80, has featured a barn door entrance into the bathroom,” Hendricks notes. Inside the bathroom is a standard flush toilet and a fiberglass drop-in shower with a low-flow shower head.
Although the king-size mattress dominates this loft, the space has enough room for your favorite bedtime activities besides sleeping, such as reading or simply relaxing. The single long strip of red shelf discretely jutting from the stark white wall echoes other red accents found throughout the house. The distressed flooring is another feature that defines the design aesthetics of this charming tiny house.