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Tiny House with Curved Living Roof in Portland

This is the story of a tiny house with a curved living roof in Portland, Oregon shown here thanks to Living Big In A Tiny House. It’s Walker and Heather’s tiny home (@tinylivingbuildings) that they designed and built together with the help of Ben Garratt of Healthy Tiny Homes in Vancouver. This 8×24 tiny house design/build is classy, modern, whimsical, and zen, all at once.

It features interesting biophilic design elements too, which you can learn more about by watching the video tour below. It’s really interesting because they designed the house in-line with nature and environmentalism using recycled materials creatively and making other interesting decisions like the compost toilet and the living roof. As you’ll see, every little thing in this tiny house was very well thought-out. Take a look for yourself and please share your thoughts in the comments. Thanks!

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Couple’s Incredible Tiny House with Living Roof Built by Ben Garratt of Tiny Healthy Homes

Have you ever seen a tiny house ceiling done like this? Neither have I… It’s very unique and super beautiful!

Upstairs, check out the honeycomb storage which also gives privacy. The staircase also doubles as kitchen and storage.

The bathroom is super-customized, which creative tile work, countertops, and a unique sink.

The exterior is modern as well as quirky which is a great combination. How do you like it?

VIDEO – Natural-Built Tiny House w/ Biophilic Design And A Living Roof

VIDEO – Before Delivery to Client in Portland, OR (Healthy Homes Builder Tour)

Biophilic design is a term which refers to the connection between our built environment and the living world around us. It speaks to our innate love of nature, our biosphere and connection with living systems. This tiny home has been designed to incorporate elements of biophilic design and natural building to create a home on wheels which is beautiful, natural and healthy to live in, proving that a tiny house can truly be capable of having a big positive impact.

Learn more

Natural-Built Tiny House Incorporates Biophilic Design And A Living Roof via YouTube/Living Big In A Tiny House | Original article at livingbiginatinyhouse.com | Ben Garratt (Tiny Healthy Homes Builder) | Hugge Tiny House | @tinylivingbuildings (Follow the owner/dweller on IG!) | @tinylivingbuildings on FB

Our big thanks to Living Big In A Tiny House/YouTube for the incredible story and tour!

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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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  • December 17, 2019, 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the post! Loving living in it! We’ve posted a bunch of short 1 min videos updating the process and the design decisions on instagram and Facebook. Come check it out.


  • Eric
    January 17, 2020, 11:09 pm

    At first glance I thought this was a Zyl Vardos house. Quirky enough to be so that’s for real.

    • October 1, 2021, 5:03 pm

      Eric, same here… but I don’t think they are making houses anymore which is unfortunate as they were killer designs.

      • James D.
        October 1, 2021, 5:30 pm

        No, Zyl Vardos is still active… Just no longer posting regularly on social media but they’re taking orders for 2023. So clearly very busy…

        • Stephan of Arkansas
          December 19, 2021, 10:48 pm

          I enjoy reading James D.’s frequent comments/observations. Very informative and practical. Keep up the excellent work, James D, wherever and whoever U are. Stephan of Arkansas

  • Tricia
    June 13, 2020, 5:54 am

    LOVE this tiny house! Incorporating nature, recycled materials, the curved roof & having plants on top…AMAZING! Awesome design!!!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 14, 2020, 12:51 pm

      Plants on top are so cool!

  • Marsha Cowan
    October 3, 2020, 7:18 pm

    All the finishes were so pretty! I love the countertops in the bath and the kitchen. The honeycomb wall was clever, too. It is a unique design.

  • Lois Burchak
    October 11, 2021, 11:48 pm

    How do they get into the shower? It looks like there is a half wall there and no opening.
    Cool house, I like the roof unless they live where they get snow.

    • James D.
      October 12, 2021, 6:08 pm

      It’s a built in bathtub/shower…

      • Lois Burchak
        October 13, 2021, 11:31 pm

        Yes I see its a built in shower. I was wondering how they get in the shower I don’t see an opening. I don’t see where the half wall has a door or gate or something.

        • James D.
          October 13, 2021, 11:43 pm

          No, I said Bathtub/Shower, it’s not just a shower but also a bathtub… It’s in the style of a Japanese Soaking Tub with just enough room for 2 to sit in it…

  • Donna Rae
    January 26, 2022, 1:08 pm

    WOW!!!! So wonderfully quirky and creative! Living in something like this might just change ones attitude about life itself! I love the roof line and all of the unconventional design choices, especially that incredible ceiling! The honeycomb privacy screen for the loft is fabulous! I may have made a few changes in colors and basic materials but would choose to use equally clever tiles or wood or colors. What a refreshing space!

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