This Tiny Home designed and built by Dream Big Dwell Small showcases custom features throughout. The exterior includes a contemporary visual aesthetic with smooth lines blending the shed style metal roof, shiplap siding, and red cedar trim. This bright and warm home allows natural light into the 11 doors and windows throughout, including double paned, argon gas filled, low-e coated, awning clerestory, and custom built 6’6″ cathedral style window to catch the eye. Interior design includes custom welded movable island, custom countersunk cutting board, and over 16 feet of hardwood butcher-block counter tops backed with beveled Grecian marble backsplashes. Stainless appliances with full gas range, 10 cu ft. fridge/freezer, full sized microwave, instantaneous water heater, and a washer dryer combo unit included. The space is energized/lit with several LED high energy efficient recessed cans and sconces, pendant Edison bulb accent fixture, and multiple modern outlets with USB charging plugs. Past the 30″ stainless steel sink, custom shelves with wine glass holder, and stain grade oak cabinets in the kitchen, and through the 36″ privacy glass pocket door, the bathroom boasts of clean 36″ large neo-round solid glass shower door with rain head. This sturdy and safe home includes custom fabricated trailer, stainless fasteners, redwood studs, pressure treated sub floor, 16gauge earthquake strong-ties, hurricane rafter clips, fire extinguisher, smoke detector, CO2 gas detector, and much more. The modern chic motif combines exposed steel floor joists, warm colors, stainless appliances, crown molding, brilliant maple floors, built in shelves, ample storage, and grand feel with bright natural light and warm LED illumination. This 300 sq. ft. dwelling has been meticulously designed and the layout allows many configuration options and customization.
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Hello, I am Gabriella Farella,I was born in Taranto (Italy) but Ilive in Palestro (Pavia). I deal with art at 360°. I started many years ago, a stage actress and then as a dancer “Modern Jazz” exibiting me with impromptu performances in clubs. Following his passion for the visual arts leads me to Milano where I obtained the Laurea at the Academy of Brera.
What I am about to present I bought a penthouse of which 45 square meters of housing in
“Tufo” (typical material Southern Italy, limestone fossilized silica), with an adjoining terrace of 55 sqm. I could not give up this challenge, imagining to exploit the terrace to build a mini detached house self-sufficient with toilet, kitchen, utility room and multifunction area. So according to the bulding laws, I began to develop an idea that leaving the bulding to the center and free on there sides of the terrace and its vegetation surrounds the structure as if it were a small villa. The bulding is only supported on the floor of the terrace, but well connected to the walls of the existing manor house (cemented),legacy both from the frame in the base of the bulding iron, from the top frame that is covering everything bolted and riveted with iron beams which then combine perpendicular to the horizontal axis.
P.s. for more photo, please visit my web site (unsupported). www.garyfarell.com Thank You
By Gabriella Farella
The NestHouse has a hand made kitchen by Jonathan Avery – Tiny House Scotland’s founder. The main work area is part of the living area and has a 2.3m bench space with sink, electric oven, propane hob, small fridge and overhead storage. It is augmented by a larder storage cupboard in the house’s Entry module and also by the traditional kitchen table which doubles up for baking or eating and can be moved easily to where it is needed.
We combined our minimalist vision and love of cooking to create a streamline tiny house kitchen that is big on function and allows the experience of cooking take center stage. We have 100% cabinet and drawer storage below our custom 1” thick birch plywood counter tops, one of which waterfalls over the exposed end of our peninsula counter and the other wraps to the ceiling to provide separation between the sink area and refrigerator compartment. A 24 inch wide stainless steel sink and 20 inch wide propane oven and stove top (with exhaust hood) allows us to cook and bake with out limits. There is also storage above our 7.4 cubic foot fridge (Every chef needs a kitchen aid!) and opposite of it on the backside of the stairs where ample rooms allow all of the pots, pans, dishware and other necessities to be stored.
An operable window on each end of the galley as well as one behind the sink ensures natural light, ventilation and view at all times while in the kitchen. For illumination we experimented with LED tape lighting using three different applications. Over the sink, we hide the tape lighting in between our tandem loft beams to provide concealed down lighting. Over the galley we used some left over steel angles to create dimmable indirect up-lighting that illuminates the whole kitchen evenly while eliminating shadows. Lastly we used the same steel angle combined with sanded plexi-glass to create dimmable diffused down lighting over the peninsular counter which acts as the ultimate multi-use surface including, dinner prep, meal consumption, work desk and communal social surface while entertaining.
Maximus Extreme Living Solution’s tiny “Steampunk Kitchen” is an eclectic blend of modern amenities and turn of the century steampunk influences. The cabinetry is custom made from “wormy maple” with concrete counter-tops! If you look closely you can see that the metal shavings from the exterior cold rolled steel have been embedded into the concrete along with other scraps of metal shards. The back-splash is also cold rolled steel to give a very industrial edge to the design. The kitchen has some funky steampunk lighting fixtures that are highlighted by Edison bulbs. The kitchen is a galley style kitchen that is centered in the middle third of the home and exceeds 9 feet in length. It has a full sized double sink, a built in space for an all-in-one washer/dryer combo and a very colorful flooring application.
I (Kathi) am a foodie… I love to cook and I wasn’t going to move into a tiny house without a functional kitchen. None of that rustic, off the grid, makeshift kitchen design for me! I wanted as much counter space as possible for prepping and I wanted modern, full-sized appliances. Plenty of storage space was also a must. And Jim wanted a dishwasher. So, we spent a lot of our budget on our kitchen, but it was worth it.
One area we saved in was in buying off-the-shelf basic white kitchen cabinets from Home Depot. We love them though, especially with the upgrade of oil-rubbed bronze drawer pulls and handles. We topped them with beautiful natural stone 12-inch tiles in Rainforest Green, with a grayish-brown grout and edged in red oak. We went with open barnwood shelving, rather than upper cabinets. And I hung my coveted multicolored pendant lights above the counter. Track lighting at the end of the kitchen provides additional brightness while working.
Other additions are a hanging, 3-tiered basket to hold fruits and vegetables, hooks for all of my pots and saute pans, an Ikea rod and hook system for many of my most used utensils and a magnetic knife bar to hold my knives, kitchen shears and hand grater. For my spices, I glued stainless steel strips to the underside of my shelving and used magnetic spice cans. I use a lot of spices, so additional cans are attached to the range hood. We also installed hooks under our shelving to hang our mug collection. Most people in tiny homes only have a few mugs, but our mugs are our souvenirs from our travels and mean a lot to us.
We have a 24-inch, 4-burner gas range with electric oven, a 10.3 cu ft LG refrigerator and a 17-inch dishwasher, all in combinations of stainless steel and black enamel. We also have a washer-dryer combo next to our fridge that fits under our stairs to the bedroom loft. One of our favorite aspects of the kitchen is our two pantries. One is a little mason jar pantry nestled in between studs on our bathroom wall. The other is a 9-inch wide slide out pantry between the fridge and washer-dryer. It’s wide enough to hold cereal boxes and most of our food!
The result is a truly functional kitchen that I can work in easily and create the culinary masterpieces I enjoy!