There are as many styles of tiny house as there are builders, and as many people to live in them.
The Bookworm, a tiny house measuring 18 feet long by MitchCraft, is an excellent example. It has all the golden colors of wood that one would expect from a builder based in Laporte Co., just a few miles outside of Fort Collins in the Rocky Mountains. This home on wheels has a western-outpost feel. It is also one the busiest tiny house designs, with a lot of architectural features you’ll have to see yourself.
Take a look.
What appears to be a cluttered house above is actually a clever mix of features, from the rounded awning that covers the front door (which is the side door in reality) to the extended lofts and the tall dormer which adds additional space to the bedroom upstairs.
Here’s a different view to give you a better idea of the dormer. From here, you can also see the rear end which has a second-story extension.
This is an interior shot with a kitchen view. This is a full-sized door so you don’t have to squeeze through it like other tiny houses that save space by using thin doors. You can see the two bedrooms as well, the bed with red pillow downstairs and the loft bedroom upstairs. The bathroom is behind the interior door.
The shelves make this bedroom (above), even cozier. There are many windows that can be opened to let in fresh air.
The shelves can add a lot of personality to your room.
This kitchen is amazing. Wow. This kitchen seems to be huge for a tiny house and has everything you might need. The refrigerator isn’t full-size, but it’s close. The window behind the kitchen sink is a nice touch. The three-burner range is very convenient. Everything from pots and knives to coffee pots are within reach. On the right, you can see the tiny breakfast nook.
Above you can see the kitchen cabinets which are actually sliding doors. This type of cabinet/drawer works well in tiny houses. Not because it can hold more stuff, but rather because it is easy to move around the house. These drawers also work well in boats that rock and roll.
This home is filled with eclectic clutter (above). It makes it feel like a home.
Speaking of eclectic, the bathroom sink looks great when placed in an untrimmed corner shelf. (And here’s another faucet idea that will save you money.)
If you see a ceiling that is almost flat, like this one in a tiny loft, it means there are dormers which raise the shoulders of the roofline. The triangle-shaped roof line at the head of bed is the standard. Look at the extra space that can be gained by lifting both shoulders. Enough to fit all those cabinets and shelving on either side of your room.
The bedroom extension as seen from the outside. This is the front end of the trailer.
The size of the shower that you buy in a store is not a constraint.
Let’s define an extra feature as something that you didn’t really need but is still great to have. A round awning above the front door is an example. This is why tiny houses don’t often have features like this, as items that stick out from the side are considered unsafe for the road. This awning would be removed if you were going on a long trip. When the house is not in use, it’s an extra.
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