I sometimes feel that the idea behind the tiny house movement must have been a mobile dwelling for a single man. Over time, the movement gradually picked pace, and manufacturers started building houses that could accommodate a family. I am not against the idea of building large tiny houses but when they measure more than 20 feet, I somewhat feel it’s an injustice to the original idea of what tiny houses should look like.
I am bringing this issue to the fore courtesy of a 16-foot tiny house that is up for grabs in Colorado Springs. Despite its petite size, the tiny house offers a number of amenities ranging from a luxurious kitchen to an elevator bed. We’ll get to that aspect later. First, we’ll focus on the exterior of the house. Built on a dual-axle trailer, the tiny house has a 14-foot pull-out deck at the entry level of the house (optional). You can place two chairs and a table here and sip your morning coffee and gulp your evening beer, depending upon preferences.
Finished in metal siding and roof, the wood-framed exterior comes fully insulated. Currently on sale in the tiny house marketplace for $35k, the micro dwelling has plumbing routed for external hook-ups as there are no fresh or wastewater tanks onboard. As for electricity, it comes wired inside and can be used with an external hook-up. On a little downside, there are no generators or solar panels, but you always have the option to customize. The tiny house also has three windows to keep the home fresh and airy.
The interior of the tiny house has a living room/bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. Boasting reclaimed granite countertops with a sink and under-cabinet lighting, the kitchen looks really luxurious. The tiny home is also clad with appliances like a refrigerator, microwave, and toaster oven. There are a set of plates and bowls and other nitty-gritty essentials that would come in handy when required.
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Then comes the living room which features an electric space heater. It actually doubles as a bedroom, thanks to an elevator bed that drops down a queen-size mattress from the ceiling via steel cables. The tiny house also has a bathroom at the back. Both the kitchen and bathroom have decent storage space in the form of cabinets and under-floor slide-out storage drawers. The bathroom features a shower and a flushing toilet. To read about more such tiny houses visit our Tiny House Ideas Page.