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Lina and Isha’s Tiny For Two (T42)

This is Lina and Isha’s Tiny For Two (T42) that they designed and built recently.


You might remember Lina Mernard’s Lucky Penny that lived at the Simply Home Community in Portland, Oregon. Lina now lives with her fiance, Isha, in the T42 at a different Portland tiny house community called Going Places. I especially love the downstairs office area that comes complete with tons of built-in storage.

I included tons of specs about the house and Lina’s contact information, on the last page, so be sure to check those out.

Enjoy the pictures (all from Kristina Lynn Photography) below!

Related: Lina’s The Lucky Penny Tiny Home

Lina and Isha’s Tiny For Two (T42)

Exterior of the T42 with tons of windows and great French doors.

Love the kitty sitting in the sink! My cat does that too.


Very comfortable couch (office through the doorway).

The kitchen area with great spice/pantry racks.

Love the two-tone cabinetry inside this home.

Window over the sink and magnetic tins. Cute!

See the rest of the T42 on the next page!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.

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  • emilio murillo May 23, 2017, 7:27 pm

    that is the way it works, the loft is the second floor with standing up space, congratulations.

    • James D. May 23, 2017, 8:52 pm

      Yeah, creating a platform to walk on around the loft bed can make it much more convenient… It’s just a question of where to place the platform as it still has to share space with what’s below…

      In this case they hit a nice balance by turning the top of the lower level closet/dresser/shelving space into the platform for the loft bed, creating a nice walkway space that provides standing headroom but doesn’t take away from the lower space either…

      It’s still a bit tight over the bed itself and if two share the bed it means one person will still need to climb over the other, but it’s much easier to deal with than most loft designs.

      The trade off is just that part of the loft gets cut off that might have been otherwise used to place some storage or a larger bed… But you get some space on the lower level because the stairs don’t need to be as high and thus fewer steps cutting into the space…

  • Donna May 23, 2017, 7:45 pm

    The stairs and standing room for the loft are absolutely amazing, wow!

  • Danielle DiLisio May 23, 2017, 8:02 pm

    Very nicely done!

  • Jacintha May 23, 2017, 8:10 pm

    I really like the kitty in the sink

  • Tavia Betts May 23, 2017, 8:12 pm

    Such a smart loft idea!

  • Larry May 23, 2017, 9:07 pm

    Very sharp. Beats renting and you own it plus your building up value done the road. Very nice job.

  • DJ May 23, 2017, 9:23 pm

    I really like the idea of the closet space being lower, so you can stand up in the loft beside the bed. In one of my top three plans, I have the loft over the kitchen, and have the space to stand up beside the bed, with the fridge, washer/ dryer combo, and a pantry in the lower part.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 24, 2017, 3:20 pm

      Yes I thought it was awesome to be able to stand next to the bed!

  • Mary May 23, 2017, 11:45 pm

    Very clever design Lina. Have been looking for a two burner induction cookstove for my tiny house. What brand did you buy and would you recommend it. No one seems to know anything about them at my local appliance stores. Thanks Mary

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 24, 2017, 1:42 pm

      I’ve never used an induction cooktop, but I love reading Amazon reviews! I find them to be super helpful 🙂 Here are some options: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=two+burner+induction+cooktop

      • James D. May 24, 2017, 9:12 pm

        Natalie C. McKee, speaking of kitchen gadgets…

        Have you ever heard of Unisource CMP, LLC’s Kitchen Prep?

        It’s China made product that’s basically a five speed motor you install into the counter top and can use multiple attachments to use it as a metal/glass blender, mini-chopper, coffee grinder, mixer, and food processor…

        Similar to some of the old classic RV’s and yachts, if you’re familiar with those, that had in counter motors for blenders but updated and with more attachments…

        It also has optional sliding steel cover for use outdoors or a glass like chopping plate cover you can place over it to still use the space for prep when not using it…

        So just needs storage space for the attachments but should definitely help maximize space in the kitchen compared to having all the different appliances this would replace…

        • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 25, 2017, 2:11 pm

          Wow I have never heard of that! That sounds super cool. I admit, I am a sucker for infomercials for gadgets haha 🙂

    • James D. May 24, 2017, 8:56 pm

      Mary, how do you want the induction installed? Permanently inserted into the counter top or similar space or moveable and just plug it in when you need to use it? Or both, a portable unit mounted into the counter top but still moveable…

      Do you want it to be perfectly flat? All digital or knobs/buttons?

      Mind, there are other options too as there are hybrid gas/induction burners as well… Along with whether you need a oven or not…

      The True Double Induction Cooktop is one of the better models, nice and flat so it can be installed flush to the counter top and it’s easy to clean and has all digital controls, for example…

      While mind the safety features some of these may have… Options like automatically turning off the moment you remove the cookware, for example, can make flipping food a bit difficult if you have to turn the induction back on each time…

      But it also matters if you want it set so the burners are side to side or front and back, as then the placement of the controls matter…

      Determining how you will use it and your cooking style should narrow the options down…

  • Kim Pratt May 23, 2017, 11:49 pm

    I like this one, magnetic hooks on the fridge, the colors in the kitchen and rest of the house are nice, green and purple, which happens to match the mugs. This house is neat, and I like that you can stand in the loft.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 24, 2017, 1:40 pm

      How awesome are the matching mugs, though. It’s all in the details! 🙂

  • Stephanie May 30, 2017, 2:29 pm

    I think this is pretty close to perfect. I love it!

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