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The Fuchsia: Zyl Vardos’ Springtime Haven

You don’t have to love Zyl Vardos’ newest build, the Fuchsia, but it’s pretty hard not to.


Never one to commit to the ordinary, Abel Zyl’s freshest design embodies springtime with it’s sunny green and burnt orange trim, and absolutely spectacular roof life. Walk inside the dutch door and you’ll find a spacious interior with a loft bedroom accessible by funky handcrafted steps, a bathroom and kitchen to meet your needs, and a large living area for relaxing and entertaining.

It’s already gone home to its new owners in California, who I’m sure love their house even more than I love looking at it! Get Zyl’s contact information below.

Related: Newest Zyl Vardos Build: Belinda’s Little Bird

The Fuchsia: Zyl Vardos’ Springtime Haven

Doors can say a lot. This one says, “Come Home.”

The lantern is also a stunning touch.

Zyl makes a boring staircase a piece of art in this home.

Spacious living room lit by skylights. Perfect.

What a roof line! I really like the burnt orange windows, too.

Plus you get plenty of ventilation and even a screen (no bugs!).

Tiny oven and stove. Just enough to cook for a couple.

Have I mentioned how much I love pebble floors?

The vertical space rivals the horizontal in this home!


Love those curved shelves on the end of the counter.

Cute itty bitty sink here! Stainless steel back splash.

Awesome! I love the hanging storage and how far back it goes.

Admiring the house from the side. Love this trim color.

Such beautiful lines. Kudos to “unique.”

This style of window feels cozy to me. Is that crazy talk?

Also the rounded shingles just ad to the amazing feel.

Abel and crew celebrating a job well done! You go, guys!

Related: The Ark House by Zyl Vardos

Love this? Abel Zyl has a September build slot open! Contact him to inquire at [email protected].

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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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  • Bonny May 30, 2017, 10:02 am

    Hi. I love all the curved shelves and steps. And that fabulous door. Thanks for sharing!
    I am collecting pieces of houses for the future – just don’t like how close the toilet and oven are – there’s a joke in there somewhere for someone!
    Thanks again!

    • marcia May 30, 2017, 12:16 pm

      Bonny- no joke, I am with you on that toilet versus stove! Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it! Glad to see someone else agreeing! Other than that I LOVE this tiny!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 30, 2017, 1:03 pm

      Good news is I do think there’s a door to keep the two as separate as possible while you are cooking, although it’s not ideal 🙂

      • James D. May 30, 2017, 8:44 pm

        Yes, there’s a pocket door visible that can be locked… The separating wall is also pretty thick and should be at least 8 inches thick…

        The corner the cooking range is installed also has a heat shield that doubles as a little back splash. So no heat will be getting through that wall…

    • jerry June 1, 2017, 3:26 pm

      I love the look of the steps and going up them. But such small steps going down will be an adventure you don’t want to be doing in the middle of the night.

      • James D. June 2, 2017, 3:45 am

        jerry, possibly, it’s hard to say for sure without knowing the exact dimensions, but at least there’s a handrail to hold onto… and you can always add anti-slip mats to the treads/steps…

    • jake June 1, 2017, 5:39 pm

      Perhaps it’s an incinerator toilet. Cooking before & after digestion. Nevertheless, more space needed.

      • James D. June 2, 2017, 3:41 am

        jake, nope, it’s a standard water flush toilet…

        But there’s no set size to his models… So you can always have him build one a little bigger or a different design altogether…

        • jake June 2, 2017, 7:09 am

          Yep. See that. Bonny suggested there was a joke in there somewhere. “Cooking the food before and after digestion” was my lame attempt to find the it.

    • Donald June 11, 2017, 10:38 am

      Toilet next to the Oven. That’s a Gas. LOL
      Deal breaker for me. Easy enough to move,

  • AVD May 30, 2017, 11:58 am

    Cudos to ZV for maintaining the highest quality design and attention to construction details and quality. Also nice to see that they are willing to design outside of their normal signature motif.

    I wonder if this design could become even better if it was not limited by the constraints of being anchored to a trailer frame.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 30, 2017, 1:00 pm

      I can’t even imagine what Abel could do if he wasn’t constrained to a trailer. Then again, maybe that’s what makes him so amazing: What he can do with a trailer!

  • marcia May 30, 2017, 1:39 pm

    Natalie-unless it is magic door that controls odor there will still be stank waaay to close to the oven/stove. ☹️😝😮

    • James D. May 30, 2017, 8:52 pm

      No magic, just simple air flow control… Closing the door will at least slow air from flowing into the rest of the house and then all you have to do is run the bathroom air vent, just like you would do in any other bathroom… and wait till it’s well ventilated…

      Besides, it’s a tiny house… Another few feet isn’t going to make a lot of difference. So just clean any mess right away and keep the house ventilated with fresh air…

  • Karen Rogers June 1, 2017, 4:02 pm

    His are always so special! I prefer a tad of space between the bathroom and kitchen or a tiny half bath tucked elsewhere.

    • Marcia June 2, 2017, 12:07 pm

      I am with you, Karen. My parents’ “regular” has a bathroom near the kitchen but there is a door AND a pantry in between. Still not enough space for me!

  • John June 1, 2017, 4:41 pm

    I think I’ve seen other stuff from this company. Any roof fun ends up costing more – but it’s worth every penny the way they do things. Little works of art to live in. What a concept.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 2, 2017, 12:28 pm

      Love that though John — living in a little work of art!

  • jake June 1, 2017, 5:45 pm

    Always fascinated by the high quality, creativity, and beauty of Zyl designs and execution. Every time I see the name I have to see the product, and when I do, my high hopes are never disappointed.

  • Bob W June 1, 2017, 8:01 pm

    Another great design to admire. These tiny homes look like real homes because of the lines, the little touches which are added, colors, multiple gables and all those wonderful curves. No other home quite matches these designs.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 2, 2017, 12:22 pm

      I completely agree 🙂 They are their own species!

  • Danielle DiLisio June 1, 2017, 10:31 pm

    Love, love, love Zyl’s homes!

  • Bigfoot, just too small June 1, 2017, 11:37 pm

    Yes, another beautiful build. Love the colors & the entry door. I’m always glad to see curved lines in these small spaces rather than sharp angles.
    Couple things – the kitchen sink & faucet is nice aesthetically but I would personally not like using it on a daily basis, just too small. Also, I keep looking but I can’t see a shower or bath? Did I somehow miss it?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 2, 2017, 12:18 pm

      I do think there is a shower across from the toilet in the little bathroom, but it’s not pictured. And yes, I love a big sink!

      • Bigfoot June 3, 2017, 6:12 am

        I was thinking that may be the case also. Looks like there is enough room for that judging on the space/area between the bathroom door frame & the closet. —— ‘just too small’ wasn’t supposed to be in my name spot, another typo accident 🙂

  • ct petersel June 2, 2017, 5:22 am

    another vardalos masterpiece ! i yearn for the design skills shown here. very nice, like the storage stairs. of course, a few other personal tweaks, but when dealing with such quality, small adjustments can only add to the magic. thank you for this new profile

  • Michael Isabell June 2, 2017, 4:41 pm

    Are we to “assume” this has an under the counter refrigerator?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 5, 2017, 4:32 pm

      You can see one if you look reaaaaallyy closely in one of the pictures 🙂

  • Susan June 2, 2017, 7:06 pm

    It’s quite beautiful, but…..
    Cannot crawl in and out of bed at the age of 63. Come on guys, there’s a whole market of people who would love tiny/small house living, but the sleeping arrangements are too challenging.

  • Keith Falkner June 5, 2017, 2:07 am

    I admire the skill shown by the designers and builders, but I would prefer a simple roof. This roof has six planes, adding complexity, cost, and plenty of weight, but subtracting much from interior space and headroom. Some owners collect rain water; some want all snow directed to one side. These objectives are easily met with a shed roof, the lightest, cheapest, and most leakproof roof that can be made.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 5, 2017, 3:21 pm

      True! But Zyl Vardos has kind of “made his name” by doing crazy rooflines and tons of curves/edges/wacky things. It’s what makes his designs so unique! There are plenty of builders who stick to shed roofs, but not Abel Zyl haha.

  • marcia June 5, 2017, 2:21 pm

    I am with you, Karen. 65 and not too eager to get up in the middle of the night to potty-up and down at least twice. Also an amputee so I can’t just “get up and go”; it’s a process. Hope folks don’t think I am a negative nelly but I have to consider so much. All being said, I love the design just not for me. My granddaughter, perhaps.!!!

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