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Austin architect gets small living just right

by • April 19, 2016 • No Comments

There’s a definite sweet spot in dimensions when designing a tiny house. Too tiny and you’ll feel like you are living in an overdimensionsd closet, but too sizeable and you risk losing the benefits of an easily transportable home. Austin, Texas-based artist and architect Ann Armstrong not long ago created and created her own towable tiny house which gets the balance only right, and appears a genuinely attractive place to live.

  • There's a total of 10 windows, offering a lot of effortless light inside
  • The tiny house showcases cedar and aluminum siding
  • Constructing the tiny house
  • The upstairs sleeping area, quite snug but filled with effortless daylight

Measuring 20 x 8.6 ft (6 x 2.6 m), the Start Compact tiny house is not going to appear like a shed on wheels like a few tiny houses, but it does a fewwhat resemble a sizeable camping trailer. The home is clad in cedar and aluminum siding, with a metal roof. Insulation comes in the form of polyiso rigid foam insulation in the floor and 3.5-inch (8.89 cm) closed-cell spray foam insulation in the walls.

The tiny home boasts 10 windows, so should be filled with a lot of effortless light, and is entered via two doors – odd in a tiny house, but potentially useful for access or in case of an emergency (a third door at the rear provides access to extra
storage space space).

The interior comes with a living area with couch, shelving and lots of little storage space nooks. This connects onto a kitchenette showcasing a two-burner stove, fridge and sink. The far end of the home, meanwhile, comes with a tiny utility space and bathroom with composting toilet, sink and shower.

The upstairs sleeping area is accessed via the now obligatory (and quite useful) tiny house showcase of stairs which double-up as storage space space. It’s quite snug up there, but boasts a lot of windows and a double bed. The home in addition showcases a secondary guest sleeping area which can be utilized as extra
storage space and is accessed via ladder.

The interior temperature is controlled by a wall heater/air-conditioning unit and hot water is generated by an on-demand hot water heater.

Armstrong put the finishing touches on her tiny house a few months ago and is already living in it full time. Check out her blog for additional information on the construction system, in addition to a few insight into what it is in fact like to in fact live in a tiny house.

Source: Ann-Made via Treehugger


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