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Nixie Tiny House has Floating Washer/Dryer in Bathroom!

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Nixie Tiny House with “Floating” Washer/Dryer







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  • Built by Tiny House Chattanooga
  • Designed by customer
  • Awkward placement of washer/dryer above the bathroom tub
  • Storage staircase to the loft
  • Sleeping loft located above kitchen and bathroom
  • French doors
  • Porch
  • Awning
  • Slanted shed-style roof


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  • Alison September 23, 2016, 1:36 pm

    The washer/dryer-tub-shower configuration is odd, but is a clever way to use space. I’d like to take a bath there and see how it feels. Overall, very nice finishes in this house. Seems like a pleasant dwelling.

  • Tim September 23, 2016, 1:44 pm

    Have fun trying to clean that bathtub.

    • Alex September 23, 2016, 2:02 pm

      Yeah that bathroom wouldn’t work for me.

      • Lantz September 28, 2016, 12:35 am

        Why not build the washer platform to slide out over the floor so you could have access to the full shower area?

  • Sondra September 23, 2016, 2:10 pm

    Wow just wow, I can not believe how small that house is and how big & roomy it looks inside, the shower/washer thingy is trippy but pretty creative, I’d maybe get an extra foot in the bathroom to make it a little bigger but cool none the less.

    • Alex September 23, 2016, 2:15 pm

      Glad you like it Sondra and I agree on how it seems much bigger inside! Only weird part for me is the floating washer/dryer in the bathroom haha :D

      • Sondra September 23, 2016, 2:30 pm

        That dark wood with the light bead board, just absolutely gorgeous. I’m not one for lofts either and I love that loft bedroom ! Again it looks so tiny from the outside and inside so comfy and big looking haha

        For you (me too) move that washer/dryer combo inside that bitchen closet in the bathroom they built, then a full shower and tub combo !

      • Eric September 23, 2016, 3:29 pm

        Hah, weird doesn’t even begin to describe it. There is NO WAY I’d be able to fit into that. Where would my knees go? Or my gut?

        I’m really surprised at the waste of space atop the machine. Lifting it higher would have lifted the base thereby making it easier to get in and out of the bathtub.

        Certainly would not work for me.

  • David Bower September 23, 2016, 2:16 pm

    I agree, Im not sold on the Washer Dryer placement. I guess really the shower is a waste of space in a way however.

  • Rick Three Bears September 23, 2016, 2:49 pm

    I didn’t see and dimensions noted. I watched the video with sound off. Did they give dimensions on video?

    • Lisa E. September 26, 2016, 12:56 am

      Nope. You didn’t miss a thing, Three Bears. There was no commentary only a banjo track. (They never do give the dimensions; really frustrating.)

  • AmyCat =^.^= September 23, 2016, 3:24 pm

    I’d really want to hear from the washer’s manufacturer about that placement! EVERY washer I’ve ever had has come with instructions about placing them on a level, solid surface and making sure they’re secured. All it’ll take is one unbalanced load of bedding to have this thing shake itself loose! Have the designers ever seen an unbalanced-load washer “walk” itself across a basement floor?
    They’d have been MUCH better off to place it on a floor, perhaps under the stairs or under a countertop or cabinet. If you want to save some space in a bathroom, use one of those water-saving sinks that drain into the toilet’s flush-tank!

    • Rev September 23, 2016, 5:17 pm


      I checked with several girlfriends, and apparently, occasionally, on those ‘special occasions’, an unbalanced load can be a pleasant diversion, a nice interlude during a solo afternoon.

      Or so I’m told.

      • oxide September 24, 2016, 8:35 am

        The girlfriends only “told” you that and didn’t show you? :-p

        Anyway, the floating washer/dryer looks dangerous. Just get rid of the unneeded sink and put the w/d there. Just wash your hands in the kitchen sink, or rig up a sink faucet to drain into the tub. Or, put the toilet in the shower to make a wet bathroom. Or, just dispense with the w/d altogether and go to a laundromat. There’s so little storage in a THOW that you have to go to town every week for food anyway.

        I really like the wood and beadboard combo.

        • Joe from Queensland Aust September 24, 2016, 11:44 pm

          @Oxide – you’d “Just wash your hands in the kitchen sink”, would you also brush your teeth in the kitchen sink? If you do don’t invite me to dinner thanks. :-(

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN September 23, 2016, 3:49 pm

    I loved the house until I came to the bathroom and saw that tub…. Why not just have a shower stall and forget the tub… And I wonder if it cost extra…? Lmao….!

  • Dick September 23, 2016, 3:52 pm

    Sandra, I’m not sure I could give up the closet space!
    What a luxurious looking TH! The couch looks like the perfect place for an afternoon nap. And I agree, that loft bedroom is the best looking one I’ve seen yet.

    Now for the elephant in the house…that “awkward” (Alex, you were being extremely polite) w/d placement. I just cannot see trying to use the tub and sliding my feet under the washer! I assume the bathroom is less than 55″ in depth, so you couldn’t put a 30″ shower plus the washer in that space, but still, the tub looks unusable as a tub. As a shower, yes, but not as a bathtub. Nuff said. The customer wanted it that way. I hope it works for them.

    All in all, Tiny House Chattanooga builds some attractive homes, and aside from the washer, this is one of the best.

    • Lisa E. September 26, 2016, 1:00 am

      Whatever you do, don’t run a load of laundry while taking a bath; you could end up with a w/d in your lap! :O

  • Marsha Cowan September 23, 2016, 11:40 pm

    This house is an absolute masterpiece. Lovely and clever. It’s funny how we associate hard to reach with hard to do. Most people in regular houses wash out their tub (6′ long) after every shower, and so it never gets that bad and can be easily cleaned every week without too much labor. So why do we think that a shorter tub will be harder just because it has a floor over half (only half) of its short length? Considering that cleaning the whole house will take next to no time, adding a little inconvenience to the bathroom is no big deal, and I am sure that having a washer/dryer is worth the minor inconveninece. Great house…great design!

  • Comet September 24, 2016, 1:52 am

    Can I use the word “Stupid” here? About that washer? This is just a not very clever exercise in shoving everything including the kitchen sink into a space with NO regards for HOW it was going to be used.

    There have been MANY Tiny House posts here that showed much better placement of a washer–this one–not so much. Makes you wonder what ELSE they did not think out well.

    • Dick September 24, 2016, 2:15 am

      One important thing, Comet–that washer is where it is because the *customer* wanted it that way. The bullet points above specifically state “designed by customer”.

      I say that because to me, your comment appears to be aimed at the builder, who was “only following orders”. I agree, and said so earlier, that it’s a *weird* place to put a washer. And if the idea had been the builder’s, I’d say your comment was spot on.

      This washer issue reminds me of my radio career (spend 31 years behind a microphone), and the agony of client-written ad copy. Let’s say that some advertisers couldn’t write their way out of a wet paper bag (their product was good, their ad wasn’t), but if we wanted the ad revenue, we had to go along with it. I think the situation here parallels that.

  • Tina September 25, 2016, 11:29 pm

    W/D placement is rather odd (to me also) but seems to overshadow the fact that there is NO TABLE. I scoured the pictures & watched the video but didn’t see one. Maybe there’s one stored but it would have been nice to have seen it…
    That would leave one to eat with plate on lap in LR or standing at the kitchen counter. 😏
    Otherwise, I love the spacious looking layout, the built in kitchen appliances & color scheme both inside & out! I’d give it a 9/10 👍🏽
    … And I’m sure we commenters could solve both the above issues with a few extra feet! 😊

  • Edward Winston October 9, 2016, 1:50 pm

    The tiny house is very lovely, I don’t even think their are a lot of spaces inside, it really bigger than you look from the outside. The outside color is beautiful. The loft look cozy but I think the bed is slightly high, you may hurt your head when you wake up. Also the bathroom look dangerous with a floating washer. It may “walking” itseft like a comment above said and fall on while you are taking a bath. Overall, this is nice a tiny house, thanks for showing us!


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