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Christopher Sanfordbeck’s 8×12 Tiny House Design

Christopher Sanfordbeck is sharing his 8×12 tiny house design with us as part of our 2015 8×12 tiny house design contest. I’ll let him explain his design with you.

The paper on the left hand side shows the roof/elevations, as well as the loft plan. As you can see, there are three dormers on the roof. On the right hand side is the interior design. You will notice that there are several asterisks. Noted below are their meanings.

The sink: the sink is sunk into the counter top, and when not in use, a board fits into place over it for extra counter space

The window in front of the desk: Instead of blinds, the window in front of the desk can be covered by a wooden blind which has either a bulletin board or a whiteboard on it.

The cot: This is interesting as it pulls down from the ceiling on a pulley system. It can then be ‘stored’ on the ceiling while not in use, and pulled down easily when guests come or if you want an afternoon nap.

Sofa: Underneath the sofa are two pull-out drawers on wheels which double as extra storage and as ottoman. On the left hand side, underneath the armrest, it is also hollowed out and acts as a place to stow boots and shoes.

Christopher Sanfordbeck’s 8×12 Tiny House Design


Images © Christopher Sanfordbeck

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Images © Christopher Sanfordbeck

I hope you enjoy this design as much as I’ve enjoyed drawing it!

Christopher Sanford Beck

P.S. I am planning on materializing my design sometime next spring and living in it year round.

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  • Bev
    April 9, 2015, 11:19 pm

    I like this home because it has personality! The design is nice with lots of windows and room for necessaries. It does not appear to be cramped at all. Love the high ceilings. I would do that for mine. I very much like walking into the livingroom and not the kitchen. I like the kitchen set-up with plenty of room.

  • Karen R
    April 10, 2015, 7:43 pm

    Gables add SO MUCH!

  • April 11, 2015, 11:37 am

    It’s awfully hard to live in a space that doesn’t include 1.) bathroom; 2.) closet.

    I think the lack of these two things is why this space appears so spacious. Yes, it is and totally livable as a “bedroom” but not as a whole house. If this is in your parent’s back yard and you can go to the “big house” for showers and potty breaks, it would work. But the goal, I would think for most tiny home folks is to live autonomously.

    It’s a great design for a hang out or bonus bedroom, but not for Tiny House living.

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