The 18 Square Meter Tiny House
We are mostly used to seeing such bold projects as being the ideas of a visionary young man or woman or a couple just starting out, looking for whole new experiences. And hence our surprise when discovering that behind the walls of this tiny structure lives a family of four, two adults and two children, along a dog, not any kind of dog but a Big Dane. The 18 square meter tiny house is just another example of a practical, modern and elegant space that gives the best despite the small physical limits.
The project was put on paper and then developed by Macy Miller, an architect, who grew up building pet dwellings. Tired of paying rent and willing to spend more time with her family, the woman decided to raise the bar and put all her expertise and energy into building a tiny minimalist house.
The initial plan was to build the house in 6 months, but the term expanded to 18 months in the end since Macy did the vast majority of the hands-on work herself! At the time she began construction, Macy didn’t have kids or family on the brain, but the arrival of her daughter quickly galvanized her and her partner to make necessary changes, always with the attitude of “We just roll with it as it comes!” she told website Inhabitots.com A second small area was then added after the birth of the second child.
“We have modified as needed along the way. We will be in the house as is for a few more years. James and I are both project people and we are getting antsy to start our next house… We’re trying to just enjoy the downtime from working on things,” she added.
The space, which includes reclaimed wood countertops, radiant floor heating, a lofted bed, and a composting toilet, sits on a flatbed trailer. It looks enviably clutter-free and streamlined, yet cozy and extremely livable with family photos adorning “room” dividers, cheery chevron rugs, and a combination of bright colors in conjunction with serene white cabinets and storage areas.