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Garage Converted to a Small Modern House Part 2: Video Tour

Earlier this year I showed you this garage that was converted into a small modern house.

It’s unique because of it’s multifunctional interior design. But also because it was originally an unwanted and abandoned garage.

There are sliding doors that can optionally cover the entire house, giving the resident maximum privacy.

Even when it’s all closed up it’s designed so that natural light still comes in because of the porch and glass sliding doors. You’ll have to see it to get it.

It’s 430-485 square feet depending on if you include the patio area and the upstairs bedroom.

Inside there’s a large custom made piece of wooden furniture, designed by the architect, that provides nearly all of the functionality for the home.

The large box inside serves as a…

  • Closet
  • Storage space
  • Sofa bed
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Desk

Without that unique piece, it would be nearly impossible to fit all of these features in the home while maintaining the openness that it has right now.

Garage Converted to a Modern Small House
Photos Courtesy of Fabre De Marien

Garage converted to a Modern Small House

Garage converted to a Modern Small House

The Bathroom in this Modern Small House Garage Conversion

So you walk behind the big wooden furniture box and you’ll find a little passage way to the bathroom with toilet and shower.

The Loft Bedroom

Walk upstairs and there’s the loft bedroom which sits on the same box that we’re talking about.

The design here is amazing and thanks to Kirsten Dirksen of Faircompanies.com you get to see it all in this virtual tour.

Video Tour

Length: 13:26

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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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  • Avatar Cherie September 17, 2011, 9:56 pm

    Fascinating and beautiful! Love it!

  • Avatar Alex September 18, 2011, 10:30 am

    I think it’s great too. Thanks for coming by Cherie!

  • Avatar Nicole Marie September 18, 2011, 11:17 pm

    This is amazing and inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

  • Avatar Alex September 19, 2011, 8:48 am

    Thank you for looking, Nicole!

  • Avatar Margaret September 20, 2011, 2:02 am

    I liked this house from the first post but now that we get to see more of what the furniture cube is really like I think I like it even more. A friend of mine just moved to Madrid, Spain and I might show her this for ideas on turning her 2bedroom into a space for her and 2 kids.

  • Avatar Alex September 20, 2011, 9:01 am

    I agree Margaret- I was excited to see a video tour of it. Especially from Faircompanies. I love their work.

  • Avatar Lil September 20, 2011, 9:32 pm

    What can you say: WOW!!!

  • Avatar Alex September 21, 2011, 6:50 pm


  • Avatar Timaree September 23, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Great video. I think this is a great change-over from the garage and it was nice to have the walk-thru!

  • Avatar Alex September 23, 2011, 2:01 pm

    Thanks for coming by Timaree. The walk thru is all thanks to http://faircompanies.com. You can subscribe to their channel on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/faircompanies they always create great videos

  • Avatar RockyMissouri September 11, 2013, 5:18 pm

    Love it very much…!!! The creativity is outstanding ….!!
    Thank you for the tour..!!

  • Avatar Twila August 16, 2014, 3:05 pm

    this made me smile the whole way thru… the way more people should be thinking…..

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