This is a breathtaking tiny home built by MitchCraft! With a 10-foot width, it allows for some extra elbow room inside and MitchCraft made great use of every inch of this spot.
There are two lofts, both with storage staircases, and two entrances, one with a handy mudroom space. The size of the kitchen makes me envious — look at all the counter space! And besides that, there’s a large soaking tub in the bathroom. You’ll love the photo tour of the space below!
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Colorful THOW w/ Full Kitchen and Soaking Tub!
The exterior has a lovely blend of materials.
Board and batten is always a classy siding choice.
French doors lead into the main living area.
There’s clever storage for shoes under the door.
The living space has outdoor views.
Big windows provide plenty of light.
You can cook and talk to whoever is in the living room.
A wood burning stove keeps the place warm.
There’s a mudroom area when you walk in the side door.
And then the bathroom with a pocket door.
The tub is extra deep!
Tiny shelves give a spot to put toiletries.
Storage staircase up to the loft.
And there are stairs to the other loft as well!
Plants and storage. Looking great!
This is a cool hang-out area.
Stools provide a spot to eat at the counter.
Now THIS is a kitchen! Look at all the counterspace.
The color of the cabinets😍
Dry goods in mason jars. Gorgeous.
There’s a washer/dryer too.
Slide-out shelves make awkward corner space useable.
And look! More flip-up counter space.
- Two lofts
- Soaking tub
- Wood-burning stove
- Full kitchen with oven/stove
- Storage stairs
- Fun colors!
- Washer/dryer unit
- French doors
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This is about as near-PERFECT of a Tiny House as I have ever seen! ❤️❤️❤️
I completely agree!
I agree. They just get better and better. Well thought out and they packed a lot into this without making it look cramped. I would be happy living in this one.
Wow this is one of the nicest tiny homes I have seen. Who needs television when you can sit and stare at that view for as long as you want. You might even see some wild life walk by.
You might even see some wild life walk by.
OMG the thoughts that went through my mind… now where’s the brush to scrub my mind.
This tiny house is amazing! I love this layout and the soaking tub. Wonderful! The wood burning stove is a very nice touch.
This is truly lovely and very well designed. I would appreciate knowing where the curtain rod surround came from. It is a very clever way to combine the relaxation of a tub with the convenience of a shower and still being able to protect the walls and windows from the water. This home is lovely and I wish you well and much happiness!
Fantastic use of space yet with the best worth of hospitality and access! So impressive. Great design.
There is only space for 2 people to sit!!!!!!! How does that fit with best use of space in a house that sleeps 4?
All this does is make a 10′ wide 8′ wide trailer.
And while lofts look cool, they are rarely used for long for sleeping. Better to use the extra materials, labor and make it longer.
Just the space taken up by the stairs is enough floor pace for a double bed. Though personally I like either couch/beds or day beds in an open studio saves the lofts or extra length problem and lowers cost.
There are many reasons to prefer a single level design, they are much preferable for the long term, but saving on cost to build is not one of those reasons.
It will actually cost a lot more to make the structure longer than taller, lofts are done because they are the low cost solution, and some people consider it a added benefit to have a smaller footprint, which can help reduce its environmental impact, make it easier to find parking, and easier to move in situations like getting it around a corner intersection, etc. Not that changes any of the negatives for a loft but there’s definitely reasons why people keep choosing them…
While the two names in the title of the article suggested from the beginning that only 2 people live there.
Just because there’s an additional loft doesn’t mean it’s intended to sleep four, as lofts can be used for many other things besides just a sleeping space, and the guitar and other equipment shown there suggests that’s the case here. So, at most, it’s a daybed or guest bed, which doesn’t require permanent space be made for any additional people in the main living area.
Sure, sleeping in lofts aren’t for everyone, especially as they get older, but that doesn’t stop people using them for up to many years at a time before they eventually move on to another home, as many people are using THOWs as starter homes, or temporary homes, and thus don’t need them to be designed as their forever home.
While stairs definitely take up space but that is offset when they’re used for storage space, which is what a lot of people tend to prioritize, especially, when they aren’t actual minimalists and need room for their stuff…
We all have our own preferences, and there are often good reasons why some choices would be preferable to most, but there are also reasons other people will make different choices and that has to be understood as well…
Quite right lofts aren’t for everyone, and now I’m one of those people. 10 years ago I would have argued that, but not now. Old age and creaky knee joints have put paid to that idea. Mores the pity.
My partner and I have lived in our 10’ x 28’ tiny house for over a year now. Guests sit on the stairs as well as at our eating bar and on our sofa. We only have one loft, which we love sleeping in, and we are both in our early 60’s. We also entertain frequently and sit outdoors. To each his (or her) own!
As one whom has built THs for 45 yrs I disagree building longer costs more than higher. Again just the stairs space equals 1 lower double bed without any extra length.
And that space can store far more than the stairs.
While some do like or use lofts, they are in the minority by a lot, maybe 10-15%.
Yet many THs have them. What’s up with that? Do TH designers ever listen to potential buyers?
And building THs over 8′ high requires more labor as a lot more complicated structure adding costs.
THs are not like boats where everything charged is by the length as there is unlikely to be any difference between a 25′ high and a 30′ low TH to make 2 floor level beds.
Sorry Jerry but I’m just pointing out how the math actually works out and why so many THOWs have lofts despite their issues.
I’m not making up any numbers and actually can point out details like added cost of increasing length includes the cost of the trailer. An example you can look up is Iron Eagle Trailers, for their PAD series designed for THOWs pricing, and see just the difference in price between a 20′ ($4,690) to 30′ ($7,890) adds over $3K to the cost for the amount the length you’d need to add a 8’x10′ bedroom and that’s a standard model trailer but many builders get theirs custom built to order for a specific build, which can costs quite a bit more than a standard model… Along with other cost variables like longer and/or wider means changing the roof, which requires more labor and complexity than the walls but doesn’t need to change at all when you’re only changing height.
While increasing wall height doesn’t really add much labor or complexity. Since, the loft itself automatically acts as a tie beam and most builders just either use longer studs, as they are available in lengths longer than 8′, and/or use cripples and headers to make up the difference. Thus even complete novices have been able to build THOWs with lofts.
You may not want to believe it but do you honestly think people would choose lofts if they were more expensive than just making the THOW longer to have a real bedroom? Even when they DIY or have it completely custom built to their tailored preferences? Or even people who are trained architects/builders themselves and know even more than you and I know about building?
Seriously, no one is arguing that single level designs aren’t preferable to most, especially when people get older, but people often also have to be practical and like it or not lofts are cheaper, which is the biggest reason why they’re so prevalent in the market… So sure, builders listen to their clients, especially as most are custom builders and that’s their job by definition, but their clients also listen to the quotes and as they say money talks…
Everything has trade offs, this is no different!
Can you stretch the facts so much? So you equate a loft with an 8’x10′ bedroom?
You increase length of a trailer 50%, way more than needed and say it costs 50% more. Well duh but has little to do with this. Trailers are made to payload weight , not length.
Next why have a separate trailer at all? Just design the floor to be the trailer, bolt on axles and tongue and save $4k.
Or just not have a trailer at all, just delivered on one that can do something else than rot under a TH that rarely if ever moves? It that smart, eco?
THs need to get out of heavy traditional building and into far lighter, cheaper, stronger , more eco stressed skin/engineered structures. Use glue, screws, not nails, drywall.
And again few customers want lofts. When will TH designers get that through their skulls?
TH Newsletter should do a poll and see how many want a sleeping loft?
You say a loft TH is easy yet I, 70% handicapped with a carpenter built mine in just 2 days in my under 8′ tall TH for under $4k .
Even doubling it for a 10′ x 32′ would just be 4 days and $8k. Hiring 2 people to do it by the hour would only be $2000 or so for those not skilled, etc.
How much time, money for this one?
It’d designed on 2×8″ skids that either a trailer axle and tongue can be added or moved on a flatbed tow truck or trailer.
TH design needs to step up to cut weight, waste, costs.
They already integrate the trailer chassis into the floor Jerry, it’s one of the tricks they use to maximize the available interior height, along with drop axles, etc. But they’re not going to remove the cost of the trailer itself because it functions as the foundation for the structure to support it all. Sorry but it doesn’t work that way and neither does most of what you stated on construction costs.
And no, I don’t stretch anything Jerry, most lofts are around 8×10 and the minimum requirement for a residential bedroom in 70 Sq Ft. So I was pointing out the minimum requirements and thus the minimum cost increase of increasing the length to eliminate the need for a loft.
While I already pointed out it costs way more to increase the length. Just the increase to the cost of the Trailer going from 20′ to 30 feet was closer to an 100% increase in cost, and it was just an example of how the cost not scaling linearly with the length increase. Nothing I’m stating relies on this alone to make my point, it was just the clearest example that you can easily just look up.
While cost savings for going smaller applies to lofted designs too Jerry. People have done them even cheaper than you but included a loft…
Again, just stating what the math actually works out to be and the facts is what I adhere to! Fact is the cost go up a lot more for length increase and cost is always a consideration to what people will accept.
Love Love this Tiny House. Love the design, layout, and colors!
I love that with tiny houses we can build what satisfies our heart’s desires for space and aesthetics, and that it doesn’t all have to be about using money or space more wisely. Life is not about just money and practicality. It is about beauty, connection, comfort, security, and even whimsey. A lovely and satisfying environment (to us) takes away the stresses of the world and lets us breath when we come home. In fact, a tiny house built to the owners needs and likes is like coming home to a hug every day. This tiny home satisfies all the needs of those dwelling there and is beautiful with many clever ideas for us to think about. I love it!!
So beautifully said!
In general, I like this tiny house. The interior color choices are bright and cheery. I like the design of the tub, especially with the full wrap around shower curtain. The kitchen looks claustrophobic with the low ceiling. I’d have concerns about the exterior wood. Wood on the exterior is prone to rot and if not treated, can be a magnet for carpenter bees. Don’t ask me how I know about carpenter bees.
Wood on the exterior isn’t automatically prone to rot. It depends a lot on where it is located as that will effect the environment and what it will have to handle but there are places where wood will last a long time. In fact there’s wood structures that are over 500 years old… While it also depends whether the home was built properly, as rot would typically be an issue with a structure that is poorly designed to handle moisture.
Otherwise, it’s usually more of a issue of the appearance of the wood as exposure to the environment changes its appearance over time and that’s what will usually require the most maintenance and treatment to avoid.
Insects, though, could be a more common issue but that still depends where it’s located and what you are willing to do to counter that issue…
Kurt, how do you know about carpenter bees? I know you said don’t but I’m seriously interested. They don’t exist in my country and all sorts of visions are going through me head.
I do not have the time or the space to list everything I love about this. Long story short it’s exquisite 😍 and I love it.
I LOVE stairs over ladders! They look more like a “real” home. And for anyone with pets who sleep with them or have cats who like to perch in high places, stairs are essential! I absolutely love this TH and it’s going on my short list for when I’m ready to purchase next year!
Like this layout. Kitchen size is nice for someone that likes to cook. I would swap the stove to where the sink is and put the sink under the large window though. Leaves more open area at the stools.
Absolutely love! Is it possible to get the name of the paint company and name and number of the blue color, please? Thanks!
Very lovely! That kitchen is really terrific with all that countertop space! I would change it in one of two ways…either lower the window above the sink so you could see out of it easier or move the sink to the other window. I read that some could only see two places to eat but if you move the doggie bed and prop up that counter extension, you could easily fit four. Have four folding stools that would hang underneath the counter overhang. Easy peasy. The kitchen alone is enough to make me want one of these even though I can see modifications I would make. The debate between making it longer or having a loft provided some interesting information and perspectives but wouldn’t we all customize it to fit our own needs? I mean, $3,000 added to the overall cost to get a downstairs bedroom is not a whole hell of a lot of money. I know I would modify this to have a first floor bedroom because even though in my youth I would have loved the lofts, I am no spring chicken so going up and down the stairs, especially in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, just wouldn’t work. That slider is wonderful and no doubt you could position the home so you would have a stellar view but I would want to modify the design so I had both a view and a place for a big screen TV. It’s night half of the time and I’d want something besides the non-existent view to look at when it is dark. There is a lot of really great content on TV (we each have our own definition of that, of course) and I don’t think we have to give it up in order to appreciate and take advantage of the outdoors. Most “tiny” homes built these days are not necessarily meant to be used like a travel trailer, moving around all the time so we must take into consideration what kind of “view” we would have on a daily basis. Places to park one used as a semi-permanent residence don’t always…read that as almost never…have a view worth looking at so that would have to be taken into consideration when customizing our own. Floor to ceiling windows are wonderful but perhaps having a half wall under the window so you can put a piece of furniture (like a cabinet with a TV that goes up and down depending on if you are watching it or not) there would make more sense to some. I LOVE that tub but having had a clawfoot tub used as a shower, I can attest that the shower curtain becomes a pain in the you-know-what. I would rather find a deep tub that goes from wall to wall and either have a sliding door or curtain across the long opening. And EVERY shower needs to have a handheld feature! I appreciate a regular spray from an ordinary shower head but that massage feature is great for sore muscles and the jet is great for rinsing out a tub when cleaning it. There are countless ways we each would modify this design so isn’t it wonderful that, in most cases, we have the opportunity to fine tune the layout and design? Regardless of some of those changes, that kitchen would have to be part of any design I would come up with!!! Kudos to whoever designed it!!! I know that $3,000 additional cost for extra length could be a deal breaker to some but to others, it would be worth it. I would think you could modify some of the materials you chose to help make up for that added expense. Thanks for sharing this inspiring and exciting home!
Beautiful tiny house, but where is the toilet?
Opposite the tub… Look at the vanity, you can see which side the toilet paper holder is mounted…
Will someone please tell me where that area rug on the main level came from?! I ❤️ It so much!
How do you cool this tiny house? Didn’t see a split system .
This is a gorgeous and well designed tiny home!! Love the mudroom, large kitchen, double lofts, a Bathtub!!, woodstove…everything! The decor is really cool, also. I love that you feature many photos at different angles, also, Alex. It really gives one time to take everything in. Thanks!
Do like so many things about this TH. This is the second time it’s been posted to my feed and the same 2 things puzzle me…. The stairs to the loft (not the one over the kitchen) has a way high top step with no handrail at the top to stabilize yourself either going up or down. The stairs are fine but having lived with a loft bed before I know the lack of the stabilizing rail/bar is not….not even when I was much younger in my former loft.
I love both kitchens pictured here but certainly love the one with the full range positioned under the window better than the one with the cooktop in the eating bar.
There’s actually only one kitchen, just different angle views of it. So there’s no cooktop, only the one range…
While you can always add an extra hand hold if you feel it’s needed, but the owner probably didn’t because they’re not walking all the way to the top step. You can note the position of the rug at the edge of the loft for the actual transition point and that the rail is still within reach when facing that corner, along with the partial wall that would also give something to grab onto… Meaning the top step is probably just for leverage to either help push into the loft or help to lower out but otherwise won’t be stood on and thus never balanced on…