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Tiny House For Meditation

Could you imagine an entire tiny house just for meditating? This architect designed and built just that so that he could have a place to quietly get away.

He even included a fountain to mask unwanted sounds so that he could use the space as intended. As I was looking at it though I was wondering: you’d probably think about living in here wouldn’t you?

Well… So did I. The two big windows face east and west so that there’s always sunlight coming through the structure.

Leave it to us to figure out where to put what in this tiny space since it wasn’t designed to live in.

I think you could create two separate sleeping platforms in the lofts by the two large windows. This could create two semi private areas for sleeping. But if it’s just you the other can be left alone or used as storage.

Then downstairs you can create your living space along with a mini kitchen and bathroom.

Do you think it could work? How would you design it for yourself?

Tiny House for Meditation by Jeffery S Poss

Photo Credit Jeffery S Poss, Architect

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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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  • maine-island April 19, 2011, 7:18 am

    that certainly is an eye-catching design, but the roof valley between the 2 window peaks concentrates rather than disperses rain water, which is just asking for a leak to occur there. not to mention heavy ice dams building up in winter.

    a similar design without those problems would offset the two peaks: one as shown by the back of the structure, the other one brought forward to the front, and the structure lengthened slightly so there is no overlap. that would make lofts in the peaks more private too.

  • Alex April 19, 2011, 10:42 am

    You’re probably right although I did read on the architect’s site that the roof design does collect water (I think it’s for a water fountain underneath the structure?? Not sure)

    • Rich June 3, 2013, 8:59 pm

      It is quite common and probably more economical to collect rainwater centrally. If flashing is properly designed and installed it should not present an issue. Structure would have to be calculated and sized properly for concentrated snow loads specific to climate as well. “Butterfly” and “shed” roofs do not protect the walls from sun or rain below their higher eve-lines and also require specially detailed flashing at the high eves.
      Tx Alex, for sharing Poss’ work here. He now teaches at my alma mater so it was a little like a trip back to to UofI at C-U 🙂

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