210 Square Foot MODERN Tiny House- WITH NO LOFT!


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c) tiny houses often feel cramped.  Any surface waist-level or higher decreases the perception of space.  Yet most house-on wheel designs greet the visitor with rather small traditional windows, multiple interior walls separating rooms, overhanging kitchen cabinets, and often one or two lofts at face height.  Yet even small spaces may feel wide and open when designed well.  Minim House does away with nearly all walls, keeps the bed at floor height (rolled under an elevated platform when not in use), uses broad wide windows, and avoids all deep elevated cabinetry. Interior heights will vary from 7’6” (by the walls) to 9’8” (at ceiling center), all while keeping the total structure height under 13’7”.

d) tiny houses can live in a modern age.  Tumbleweed homes look great largely due to their strict adherence to classical proportions.  Yet while classical proportions are lovely to behold at any scale, I sense they tend to work better for living in at larger sizes 500 square feet and up.  Meanwhile, in an effort to increase light and space, a host of traditionally styled wood-clad tiny homes are being built that entirely ignore classical proportions, and do so at their aesthetic peril (exhibit Aexhibit B).  Fully modern designs, stripped of these requirements, can allow more light and flexibility of window and door placement, while still presenting a unified, integrated appearance.  Nevertheless Minim House keeps a classically styled gabled roof, executed in a clean minimalist form. On the interior, exposed, homogeneously-toned wood can be all order, with no complexity– compare the all-pine interior of a typical tiny home with the lovely finish of the ProtoHaus.  While interior and exterior finish are always a matter of taste, this structure will be equally at home in an urban alley space as it is on a farmland or in the woods.

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