This could be the world’s smallest usable house. I like to stereotype it as a micro house.
At just one square meter (10-square-feet) it’s certainly one of the tiniest shelters around, wouldn’t you agree?
It’s unique in that it serves you in two ways by flipping the home on it’s side or having it stand upright.
When you lay it on its side, you can use it for sleeping, lounging, or reading. When you turn it up you can sit at your tiny desk or even use the window to open yourself up to the world.
It’s as simple as that. The only other feature you’ll find is that it has wheels and it’s extremely lightweight so it’s easy to take with you and you can tip it over and back up all by yourself since it weights just under 90 lbs.
Now here’s a micro guesthouse that makes ultimate use of it’s tiny space. At just 68-square-feet, it’s incredible what the owner was able to pack in there.
I don’t know about you, but I found this tiny house to be simple yet genius and it looks like it might have been relatively inexpensive to build.
Anyway, this backyard tiny house has three unique space saving design ideas that really stand out which are a:
murphy-style roll out bed,
hidden underground bathtub,
and a tiny corner sink in the shower.
You can hardly see it in the photos but it also features a living roof (also known as green roof). Let’s check it out. Also just added a video tour that my friend Deek went out and did on this micro house for Make Magazine.
Video Tour of this Micro Guesthouse / Tiny House with Deek
I got to thinking about these categories and how they apply to me and to other tiny home builders that I know. Like any other psychological profile, it is difficult to fit individuals into neat and tidy categories.
So it’s not REALLY stained glass but it’s how to achieve the same sort of look and feel for much cheaper and many times for free with what you might have laying around the house, garage, attic, or shed.
What should you look for, you may be asking? Colorful plastic plates. If you don’t have any you can probably find some at your local dollar store, garage sale, or any store that sells home goods. They’re usually pretty cheap too.
Play the video below so you can watch Deek go through every step on how to prep, cut, and create your own stained glass on the cheap!
Photo by Derek Diedricksen and Make Magazine on YouTube
This video shows in only a couple of minutes what one designer could do to create an amazingly modern space while staying within what he refers to as a “modest scale.”
His work with his home shows that sometimes you just need to see the potential. Creating a beautiful space out of something that most people would have passed on is nothing less than miraculous, but if you talk to people like Hong who have done it for themselves they see it as the obvious next step.
Hong notably uses an old kitchen pot to build a sink rather than purchasing a new sink from the local home improvement store. It takes vision to combine these elements into something decorative and functional.