Do you ever look at a tiny house and wonder what inspired the imagination of the builder? That is something I find myself doing any time I view any form of architecture. Whether the inspiration is obvious or not, I love hearing the back story of these fantastic works of art that I write about.
This tiny house caught my attention immediately because outwardly it is very different from most tiny houses. The builder, Chris Heininge, spent time as a missionary in Japan before starting a construction business in the U.S. In Japan, living “tiny” is the norm, and they do it simply and beautifully. The Japanese influence is evident in this striking little house.
On the stairway to the loft bedroom, the space under every step is utilized with doorways, cabinets, and an electric fireplace. I love the round window here and the black metal bars placed throughout the home as accents.
The fully furnished kitchen includes a glass top stove, dishwasher, microwave and oven, and a TV with DVD player. The cabinets are all custom made from high quality wood and tinted plexiglass.
The bathroom has a full-sized jacuzzi tub bath and shower combo and a water-saving toilet. It also has plenty of cabinet space and shelves for storage.
This luxury tiny house is unique in the fact that the ceiling panels can be removed and upper walls folded down for easy transport. The home fits on a 20-foot flatbed trailer.
Chris has sold this house, but we hope to see more like this from him in the future. Visit his website for more details.
A tiny house not only costs less to build, but is also far cheaper to heat, cool, and maintain, so you save money while reducing your environmental impact. But a tiny house can also serve as a guest house, or provide additional rental income. Unlike trailers and RVs, which are designed for mobility and short-term living, a tiny house is designed to create a truly livable space with as small a footprint as possible.
Images via Chris Heininge Construction