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American veteran couple keep on improving their sustainable tiny house

You might have noticed that in old age many people start looking for tiny dwellings in peaceful locations that use less resources and promote simple living. After analyzing the impact of bigger homes on their financial status, an American veteran couple also decided to curtail their space needs and make their own sustainable tiny home at Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Created from reclaimed materials, this raised tiny house features a screen house and a 420-square-feet wooden freestanding deck area that beautifully merges into the surrounding nature with its appearance.

They utilized every inch of the tiny home for transforming it into something useful. Such as a custom wine rack, medicine cabinet and shoe shelves smartly tucked in small left-over spaces. The spacious kitchen is furnished with butcher block countertop and has many handmade slide-out shelves, stove/oven, refrigerator, pantry and a big sink. There are eleven windows and three glass doors to flood in enough natural light. Bedroom is all round decked with black-colored accessories such as a pax wardrobe and Brimnes bed frame with two built-in slide-out drawers for keeping clothes and other important things.

A wall separates the bathroom from remaining living area, and it is equipped with an odorless composting toilet and a shower. They also installed two open-air compost piles and four barrels for decomposing human waste. There are many noticeable things in this tiny house, including vintage folding lawn chairs that were refurbished by the couple.

They built many things on their own and this job is continuously going on. All this started in June 2014 and it took a year to make the tiny house livable. One can see beautiful barn and pallet woodwork everywhere. From insulation to heating systems, every needful item is added in their tiny home. In addition, it is a solar-powered home with many entertainment appliances.

They make additions to their tiny home frequently such as custom furniture, stairs, doors, gutters and other woodwork, and post them on their blog. Their work is inspiration for DIY’ers, tiny house community and others striving to join the tiny house movement. If you liked the work, then check out more interesting creations on their blog.

Features a huge deck area

Features a huge deck area

Tiny house structure raised on wooden beams

Tiny house structure raised on wooden beams

Sloped roof in two sections

Sloped roof in two sections

Clerestory windows flood in natural light

Clerestory windows flood in natural light

Complete composting enterprise

Complete composting enterprise

Gutters and smart sewage system

Gutters and smart sewage system

Wooden stairs on both sides

Wooden stairs on both sides

Entry to the screen house

Entry to the screen house

Beadboard ceiling

Beadboard ceiling

Refurbished furniture also serves as hidden storage spaces

Refurbished furniture also serves as hidden storage spaces

Custom furniture gives elegant look to interiors

Custom furniture gives elegant look to interiors

Cozy living areas

Cozy living areas

Brimnes bed frame with two built-in slide-out drawers

Brimnes bed frame with two built-in slide-out drawers

Custom wooden headboard

Custom wooden headboard

Bed and pax wardrobe for additional storage

Bed and Pax wardrobe for additional storage

Partitioning wall between bedroom and rest of the living area

Partitioning wall between bedroom and rest of the living area

Wood burning fireplace in bedroom

Wood burning fireplace in bedroom

Kitchen features hanging lighting

Kitchen features hanging lighting

Kitchen in front of glass windows

Kitchen in front of glass windows

Big sink that can be covered for extra counter space

Big sink that can be covered for extra counter space

Butcher block countertop

Butcher block countertop

Stylish dining set at the deck

Stylish dining set at the deck

Pallet wood pantry space

Pallet wood pantry space

Restroom with an odorless composting toilet

Restroom with an odorless composting toilet

Spacious space for enjoying shower

Spacious bathroom for enjoying showers

Shoe and wine rack smartly built in left-over spaces

Smart usage of left-over spaces

their creative work is inspiration for all tiny house community

Their creative work is inspiration for all tiny house community

 

 

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