Gary Wagoner is sharing his 8×12 tiny house design with us as part of our 2015 8×12 tiny house design contest.
Presenting the Roost!
Inspired by both English Tudor stucco and exposed beams combined with Craftsman touches of clean lines, exposed rafter tips, and lap siding, this is one quality house.
Raised Orange Observatory Sleep Tower by Gary Wagoner
Images © Gary Wagoner
Images © Gary Wagoner
This 8’x12′ ROOST rules with:
– 8 awning windows
– 2 casement windows
– 1 operable skylight
– 2 fixed and stained glass windows &…
One charming arched top entry door with brass knocker opens to welcome you to:
A corner couch bathed in natural light from bump-out windows. Ceiling height is slightly reduced to 74″ for more tower room. As most time is spent sitting, a lower ceiling makes sense (and gains space upstairs). The 48″x89″ living room fronts a 36″x12″x72″ media wall.
The 70″x44″ kitchen includes an under counter LP/AC/DC refrigerator, LP 2-burner oven and extra deep sink.
In the right corner is the 48″X 41″ wet room with compact washer/dryer combo. An ultra lo-flo .5gpm shower head provides the wet from the on-demand LP heater. The room drains to a 50 gallon gray water holding tank under the trailer frame. This private area is where the urine diverting Loo and you sit.
The W/D cabinet doubles as an entry closet and adds more kitchen storage.
The heart of the ROOST is the staggered step system to the tower. Each step rises 10″ over the short run without sacrificing headroom at the top. With a compact 20″ width, both the living room and kitchen gain additional utility from this unit.
The Tower floor plan has 50″x 96″ space for a twin bed. The ell adds 48″x 72″ with a clothes closet (or desk space) next to the twin bed with more storage under the mattress and window. The fully operable skylight provides roof access for maintenance, construction assistance, and ventilation.
On a trailer with 14″ ground clearance, there’s over 58″ of headroom. Smaller tires and a lower platform results in more tower room. As it is designed, it could be build off a trailer and moved on one to any permanent setup: piers, block, or basement (outside access).
Designed for off grid living, the rain collection system has a 30 gal tank above the W/D/shower that runs to a solar H2O unit on the bathroom roof. The tower roof holds the PV panels in addition to the ground based array.
On the tongue is the utility cabinet for battery storage, propane tank, pump, H2O heater, etc. There is also more outside storage under the end window bump-out.
With more living area than its small size, it easily holds 2 to 3 people on the couch, one in the Loo, while another cooks and someone (or a couple) naps upstairs!
A Roost anyone would like to rule!
My little building experience is from turning recycled lumber into a luxury backyard office a couple years ago. It is For Sale to help me buy a custom trailer to build *this* version of the Roost.
If you’re interested, see some pics of this unusual garden building at http://dayton.craigslist.org/grd/4933255083.html
Thanks again for taking the time to sponsor this contest and for reviewing my contribution. I look forward to seeing the results!
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