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Glamping Tiny House Interior: Would You Live Here?

One of my favorite parts about tiny houses is actually visiting them and giving them a tour in person.


But that’s not always easy or possible. So the next best thing is drooling over photos of tiny houses online, right?

That’s why I’m so excited to show you the Almost Glamping Tiny House and introduce you to the folks behind it.

They just shared their most recent interior photos of the house and I really think you’ll enjoy it. Let’s start by showing you the exterior first though. 🙂

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Photo Credits Almost Glamping

Isn’t it beautiful? I like how it’s perfectly symmetrical. To me it’s so pleasing to the eye. 🙂

Let’s go inside below:

Furniture and Tiny Spaces

A lot of times people get confused as to what kind of furniture (especially seating) they should get for their tiny house. And what I like to tell people to consider is to design and build their own custom furniture for the space because it usually always works out better that way.

You can build the perfect size couch for your living area and you can even include storage too which you most likely wouldn’t get to do if you simply purchased a couch, chair or sofa. See below to get what I mean.

Built in Couch with Storage

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When this area is not in use, it looks something like this:

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He calls this area the lounge and says it’s his favorite part of the house and I think I can see why. Look at the size of those windows! I think it’d be nice to hang out there.

So yeah, this is life in a tiny house. Would you live here?

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Not sure if you noticed already but the table folds to save on space when you want to. Right now you’re seeing it fully expanded.

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Below is a photo of the table in “compact” mode. These multifunctional areas are what make tiny houses possible. The table is also an office, which can be challenging at times, but it can also work really well.

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Kitchenette

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I think the use of the color white is so important in small spaces because it gives off this illusion that there is more space. Either that or it just sort of removes the feeling of there being too much in one room. And that’s really useful when designing small spaces.

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Lots of times in tiny houses people don’t bother putting up cabinets above the kitchen because it usually ends up looking too crammed. In this case I think they did a great job and I think the white has to do a lot with it. That, and how they didn’t try to squeeze in more cabinet space than necessary. Very well done in my opinion.

Ladder Storage

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I’m almost certain that the curtain above leads to the bathroom. I would’ve preferred a pocket door but this works pretty well too and is probably easier and cheaper to install as long as you enjoy the way it looks.

Sleeping Loft

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From the Sleeping Loft Looking Towards the Entrance of the House

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Looking Down from the Sleeping Loft

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Photo Credits Almost Glamping

So what are your thoughts on this wonderfully designed and built tiny house on wheels?

Would you consider living in it? If so, what might you change to make it a better house for you?

Learn more about this Almost Glamping Tiny House and its owners here.

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!




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  • Cahow June 29, 2013, 10:59 am

    Note to anyone that wants to learn MORE about “S & B” (as they refer to each other) is to go to their blog, where “S” (the woman) writes a delightfully witty commentary on their home and progress. It will answer 99% of any questions most readers have.

    Now, my comments: Delightful! Artistic! LOVE the arched Gothic window and am wondering if it came from a church? Fabulous architectural feature that shines in a home of this size.

    S—if I had your address, I’d buy & send you a dish drain, you poor dear! But, a fruit basket is decidedly handy for the few dishes that are in there. 😉

    Wondering if either are from the U.K.? We use the word “lounge” to describe what American’s call the “living room” but so few people understand what we’re talking about, I default to l.r. on this site. At least “loo” has a more global understanding.

    Open question to either B (male) or S (female) if you trot over to Alex’s site: I know that “glamping” is a mash-up word for “glamourous camping”, so WHICH way is it for the two of you? Are you 1) being highly mobile (camping) and surrounded by your luxury or 2) staying put (luxury) in your tiny house, in a naturalistic setting (camping)? Just curious, as I’m keen on the your use of the word glamping to describe your lifestyle.

    LOVE your home and LOVE your blog postings; quite humourous, indeed!

  • Ralph Sly June 29, 2013, 1:18 pm

    On a recent post I said we will never get it perfect but for the younger people or anyone who can do lofts, you came pretty close. Your home is beautiful in every regard. I very much appreciate the consideration you have given to your canine member of the family, some would feel that cushion would be a pain but you and I now the great benefit. I will wait for your response to Cahow whose comments and remarks I follow, appreciate, and respect. Thanks for sharing. PS, don’t have time to check out your blog now but am looking forward to it.

    • Cahow June 29, 2013, 7:02 pm

      Ralph: how kind your comments are regarding me. Thanks for making my day! I’ve been home, sick, with the stomach flu since Wednesday night so your words are healing medicine. 🙂

      I’m copying and pasting “S’s” 1st reply to me from her blog, for those that are interested and don’t have the time, right now, to go there.

      ” Hello! S here, thanks for letting me know about Alex Pino’s blog post on us. How fun! Thank you so much for your comment, I’ll try to answer all of your questions here 🙂

      We had the window special ordered for us. It was quite the process. I spent several months trying to find a vintage version or anything similar from an old building. Then I spent a month trying to find a window company that would make something like this. But finally I found one, and they were only like 15 minutes from home. Too cool.

      Thanks for your offer to send me a dish drain… haha, you are too sweet. I really need to just order something, it’s getting ridiculous displacing our fruit for drying dishes. 🙂

      We are not from the U.K., but are both avid travelers, so maybe that word just stuck with us?! I also think living room sounds weird in a house that is basically all one room, but maybe that’s just me.

      On the glamping note, I think there were several reasons behind it. When we first started the project, we weren’t sure if we’d have electricity or running water at the place, so I kept saying, well then we’re basically camping, but in style. Also, we do think of our house as luxurious and it does have a bit of a camping lifestyle feel to it. This morning while sitting in the lounge having coffee, a family of deer wandered casually by. It just doesn’t feel like normal life here (in a good way) 🙂

      Enjoy your weekend! -S”

      • Ralph Sly June 29, 2013, 9:12 pm

        We seem to have done each other a favor today with kind words, so in return, I thank you sir.

        The reason I could not view S’s blog was due to an anticipated visit from my son who was travelling through this area and wanted to stop for a quick visit with his “Old Man”. His step mother who he loves respects and undoubtedly will stop to visit on his junket has seen this project and once communicated to one of the girls, if the kids seen this place, knew I was living in it they would have me committed. Rather ironic as it was with her encouragement I purchase it in the first place. I initially hated it and would never have made this purchased it on my own volition. One of life’s little ironies I suppose because, I absolutely love being here, admire the people in their talents and lifestyles. And I love this little building. http://www.basininstitute.org/home/image.html?zn=2&id=3fc42a125d4b9ca3721ffe995e731421 Photo much as it is today without the windows down the side and in need of much repair. Maybe he just stopped to see if she may be correct.

        I can only anticipate you would know it would not take long for me to view their blog, after my son left I was there. S’s is very proud of what they have accomplished and with good reason. It was a terrific tour through their experience and in script, made me feel at home and welcome. He is very competent with this project and she is fantastic support, in short, well suited and that in itself is nice to feel about people. I think this is a great lifestyle for them both as individuals and as a couple.

        I enjoyed your analytical reasoning with their heritage through dialog, I am Canadian born and two of my children were, for the most part, raised and educated in England. My Son who just visited was born there. Two of my nephews from that marriage have made contact with me, the neat uncle from Canada that apparently made an impression on them and after 40 + years they were compelled to reconnect, something I am grateful for and am enjoying hours on Skype with both of them. By the end of the conversations I can actually understand them and my [mates] here have no idea what I am saying until if become Canadian again.

        Thanks for the attachment form S. The mural on my building (above the name sign) is the reason it was not torn down after purchase. It was painted by one of the local artisans and prominent member of this area and is covered up. While discussing my plans with a chap and mentioning of a total demolition and rebuild, a bystander told me that her father once owned this place and the mural was under a painted area. I thanked her for now changing my planes. I am not educated with arts in any genre but would not destroy a heritage work of any sorts. This building is borderline heritage, thankfully without the pedigree but I have learned to love it the way it is. Yes, I probably should be committed. The wife who made that statement was never wrong, you can ask her, she will tell you. I hope this finds you feeling better; I have been under the weather more than I care to mention since the 20th of May but have just had 3 fantastic days so hope that nonsense has passed. I just love the Sr. years, oh ya.

  • S from Almost Glamping June 30, 2013, 4:10 pm

    Thanks for featuring our house! I really enjoyed reading your perspective on it!

  • Emme June 30, 2013, 6:08 pm

    I, too, love this tiny house. I love all the white and I LOVE the lounge. As soon as I saw that I knew I would need to build something like that if I am every able to have a tiny house. I also like that they have one whole long wall free of any built-ins or walls; only the kitchen table is there. It makes the space seem so much more open. There are more photos I have seen on another site that really shows that openness.

    Ralph, I also cannot do stairs on a daily basis. The thought I had would be to move the front door to the side across from the curtain and ladder, and then put a small bed nook on the other side of the kitchen, through what is their front door. Or maybe do the same but switch the kitchen and bath so you’re not sleeping in the kitchen.

    On another site where I saw this house (and it may have been their blog) they refer to the area behind the curtain as the closet. There was even a photo showing inside the doorway, and it was definitely storage. I don’t know if they have a toilet hiding back there or not, but I never read any references to a bathroom on their blog.

    Thanks for sharing this tiny house! There are some great pictures here I have not seen before.

    • Ralph Sly July 1, 2013, 1:32 pm

      Hi Emme, Yep, “stairs, ladders” smutty words. In my case, its due to physical maturity, I have been yapping about elevating beds lately and am in a situation here where design and construction is being dictated by forces beyond my control, so, I am hovering around in a holding pattern. However, my sleeping arrangements are such where I have to make that a priority in the building. I am going to build a crude (because I have most of the hardware and equipment and do not want to invest much) example of what I have been talking about as it will be temporary both in décor and location. I will photo document it for anyone interested. It would be good if someone seriously sees the value and come up with better adaptations for the small, tiny, micro or whatever house. I had a 48” foam bed in here before but would love to end up with a King. I will be satisfied with a Queen. I have to be very analytical on this build because I want it to be the last used as an independent residence or home base, (so to speak, I still love travelling an am geared for that, in a couple of ways) appealing for others who may want to share (there is still fire in this old sole) and sensibly usable to anyone who may end up with it, i.e. children or new owners when they hall me off to the funny farm, geezer palace or cinder pile. (many many years from now LOL)

  • Patrick July 2, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Well, this is one of the neatest, if not THE finest, small house on wheels I’ve seen. What a fabulous job of design and finish carpentry! Though I aim to build for myself a somewhat larger small house, that’ll be built on-site, this design reinforces the possibilities of truly aesthetic and comfortable living on wheels. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • darcy January 13, 2014, 11:12 pm

    love it!!! The interior is very bright and cheery, not like many who have all wood interior. Great use of space. Makes sense having the kitchen at the entrance. Just add a pet and you are all set. Great job.

    • Tonita January 13, 2014, 11:33 pm

      Really nice tiny house. Love that crisp beautiful white. I remember a couple of years ago when I had my tiny house towed from Arkansas to a rural area outside of Seattle. I stood with gallons of white paint and a brush in hand as she was pulled onto my land. People shuddered that I would paint my tiny house all white. But, I did and I love it. I did intentionally paint it so that the knots would bleed through to give it that aged vintage style I wanted. I chose a kitchen butcher block counter and stained it dark to match the floors. Our homes have a similar look. Great minds think alike. LOL.

  • Carol September 23, 2015, 8:34 pm

    I love your tiny house. It really is so cute, you have really nice taste!! I always loved white kitchens and they make a small space look larger, bright and airy. I love your couch with all the storage in your lounge. I love the fact that you put up drapes and curtains. It gives it more of a cozy effect. Not all tiny houses use curtains, I feel they add to the house. I love your red, white, and blue quilt! It’s really pretty! I hope you enjoy your new home! Also enjoy the wild life. Carol

  • Joyce March 28, 2017, 10:50 pm

    While I have no desire to have another beastie of any kind again, it was nice to see that the dog is also comfortably housed :-). I truly like this little house, and have been hoping to see more photos of it than just the kitchen, so this is nice to see. I definitely of am an age where a loft bed just isn’t going to be done, both by choice and by fairly recent injuries that preclude my climbing ladders (real stairs are just barely navigable), and I’d HAVE TO HAVE a bathroom. I can see where I could make such changes/additions, though, and this is most certainly an inspirational and sweet little house to get the dream started.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 29, 2017, 8:44 am

      Exactly! It’s fun to take inspiration from these builds 🙂

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