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This Tiny House has a Ground Floor Bedroom and a Living Room Loft


While we’ve seen lofts used as living rooms before, the living room loft in The Violet Tiny House by Sunflower Tiny Homes is definitely one-of-a-kind. Instead of a standard flat space with furniture, they actually created the loft with two fixed couches that face each other.

The drop-down area in the middle allows you to stand getting in and out of the loft, and have a perfect spot to chat, read or hang out. Underneath is a queen-sized bedroom area. What are your thoughts on this arrangement?

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The Violet Tiny House by Sunflower Tiny Homes with its Unique Living Room Loft Design

The sloped roofline allows for maximum space in the living room.

Here you can see the genius layout.

Drop-down TV for movie night.

Love the close-up of the workmanship!

It’s a walk-around bed, too.

Beautiful wood countertops!

Breakfast bar with window views.

They chose open shelving in the kitchen.

This kitchen is luxurious…

Violet-colored bathroom.

There’s also a tiled shower.

Laundry and closet area.

Highlights:

  • $93,600
  • 21,000 lb trailer
  • 8’6 wide, 13’6 tall, 28’ long
  • Metal Roof
  • Tongue and groove siding
  • Dual pane windows
  • Magic Chef range and washer/dryer
  • Hisense Refrigerator
  • 28-gallon water heater
  • Pioneer 18,000 BTU mini split
  • 100 amp electrical service
  • 50 amp RV plug connection
  • LED lighting
  • Exhaust fan over range
  • Flip down TV from the ceiling including 43” TV
  • Pergo Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring
  • Hickory cabinets
  • Teak Butcher block counters
  • Smart Ceiling fan
  • Tongue and Groove interior
  • Outlets with USB connections
  • Custom cushions in the Upper Deck

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Wendy Morrison
    July 27, 2022, 12:43 pm

    Ok, that design really IS genius! No head cracking, no staggering downstairs on ladders overnight. I love it.

    • July 28, 2022, 7:10 am

      Thanks. The idea of climbing stairs in the middle of the night is a non-starter, in our opinion.

  • Benita Rodrigues
    July 27, 2022, 1:16 pm

    I love tiny homes and hope to oneday have my own. The thing that I cannot understand is WHY the bathrooms are almost always in the face of the kitchen!! Bedroom and bathroom stick together in my head. Kichen and lounge stick together. I will definately plan mine around that principal. (IF I will ever be so Blessed!)😉🤫

    • July 27, 2022, 1:26 pm

      Benita, I too feel that way about baths, however, if a full-size bed was used, there should be enough room for a pocket door to a wet bath behind that wall up front and if shaped correctly be a more aerodynamic frontal area for road handling.

      • Benita Rodrigues
        July 27, 2022, 3:19 pm

        Yes..I can see that. I will not have to battle with a full size big bed though..only single or at most 3/4. Small tub/shower and bed/bath divided by a glass wall and door..might be too heavy and expensive..but you get the idea..or a white shower curtain on a rail..or a beautiful room divider. I am a windows and skylight person ..will have lots. Fresh air and good for humidity! 🙃😀

    • Wallace Hughes
      July 28, 2022, 7:13 am

      In a tiny home it’s tough to lay it out without the kitchen and bath being close. It also makes the plumbing much easier. As Bill says below, you would need to sacrifice bed area and leave some walking space for access.

  • July 27, 2022, 1:18 pm

    What Wendy said. For us, maybe a bit too much wood showing. We have that fridge and were RVers with that W/D combo and happy with both. Great TV mount and there is still room for a swing arm mount from the wall if a skylight were used there. Although we are a bit handicapped, I can see this being a very popular unit, although a bit pricy.

    • Wallace Hughes
      July 28, 2022, 7:22 am

      Glad to hear those appliances are doing well for you. They looked nice and would work well for the purpose. The stove is Magic Chef also and it has Metal knobs on it. When’s the last time you’ve see some of those without buying those high end units? Yes, a swing arm would work as well. I really don’t like skylights. At some point, they all leak. With all these windows, it is very bright already.

      • James D.
        July 28, 2022, 1:26 pm

        Well, not all will leak, there are skylights that won’t leak and will last as long as the roof does. It’s just a detail that can’t be skimped on and has to be done properly with multiple redundancy to make it leak proof. Many just don’t do that…

      • July 28, 2022, 2:01 pm

        I too would probably leave TV as shown and forgo the skylight, but it was just an Idea. I would be more into colors as the other unit showed us and cost reduction. As these units go, this is a very practical build, and other than fit and finish, hard to justify that cost compared to others of that size. Having Randy change one of his loft areas like this at Impossible Tiny homes and you will be in the @$22K range maybe. But having a large staff and production factory setting means volume…Just keep in mind what you are buying and spending….if THAT is an issue.

  • Marsha Cowan
    July 27, 2022, 3:58 pm

    Clever design, and I like it. May I offer one suggestion? The walkway in the living area is open to the bed below. That means whatever is spilled on that walkway (i.e. popcorn, food, drink) is going to run onto the bed below, unless there is plexiglass there I can’t see. Also the dust from feet can sift onto the sleeping area, so I’d find a way to close it off, like plexiglass, that would not block the openness, be strong enough to handle heel kicks without breaking, yet keep the bed safe below. Otherwise, clever design. Pretty house 👍

    • Wallace Hughes
      July 28, 2022, 7:15 am

      In the previous build, Daisy, I did close of that area with tongue and groove pine. I had planned to on this also, but when I walked in the bed area, I really liked the open feel of being able to look through and is worth the trade. It could easily be closed off if someone wished. Another way to solve the dropped food problem is keep a small dog handy. Thank You.

  • W J CHAPUT
    July 27, 2022, 4:47 pm

    A perfect nightmare! Cramped, square, and most like the empty trailer of a long-haul trucker. Not an ounce of inspiration and serendipity.
    Appalling.

  • Liz
    July 27, 2022, 9:44 pm

    This home is PERFECT. The entire interior is the nicest I have ever seen. I would, however, have wall cupboards in the kitchen to hold more necessities such as small appliances, food, and dinnerware. VERY well done!

    • Wallace Hughes
      July 28, 2022, 7:17 am

      I debated on putting wall cabinets up but really like the open feel and this way someone can customize it and add more cabinets if they wish.

      • July 28, 2022, 2:05 pm

        Open shelves can have a less cramped effect, Wally. But I do like your effect and simplicity a LOT.

  • Wendy Morrison
    July 28, 2022, 3:12 pm

    I still think this is the best single floor plan I have ever seen. But a few considerations. Seems to me that a little “curb” made like a baseboard could enclose the loft floor and keep popcorn and dust from falling from above. I am sure there is a reason for the asymmetrical hand rails on the ladder, but please tell me what it is.
    The couches on the loft level would make great beds but I think they may be too deep for sitting comfortably.
    They could either have slide out slats and flip down back cushions to widen for sleeping or just have those funny thick five sided back cushions along the back to make it possible to lean back. Either solution would require either smaller windows on the sides of the loft or bars on the side windows up there as leaning back on glass is a bad idea. I don’t see any space for hanging clothes in this model but I think the bathroom cabinet could likely be adapted for that and drawers put in under the bed (maybe?) to hold the folded stuff. For myself I would use a smaller bed and have drawers beside the bed on each side with a wardrobe above that came down to only a foot above the drawers, which would make night table space for books, glasses, lamp, phone, etc. I don’t mind wood, but all that knotty pine would be impossible to ever paint over (knots are not friends) and hard to match if you wanted to add upper cabinets in the kitchen as I would. I think it darkens with age, too.
    Still, it’s delightful to see an almost perfect plan and mentally customize it, so thank you for sharing this.

  • Maria Kentala
    July 29, 2022, 6:42 am

    Well I like everything except the loft and bed set up.

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