Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen shares some pros & cons of using skylights in a tiny home’s loft.
“This question has been posed at EVERY Tumbleweed Workshop Ive hosted… skylights – should i include them in my tiny houses loft?”
Read the full post at Relaxshacks.com: Tiny Houses/Tumbleweeds: To Skylight, or NOT to Skylight?.
Need to add a color & spice to life?
“Wow, its like some chaotic French carnival of paint! I love it! if you get into color theory this one probably wouldn’t be the poster child for relaxation, but it sure is fun, in a wild, kiddish, free-spirited way, and I would kill to get to visit this place. This gypsy wagon is actually one of many on a compound where you can rent, and stay in, them all!”
Read more at Relaxshacks.com: An UNBELIEVABLE French Caravan/Gypsy Wagon- that you can RENT!.
This is a little off topic because it’s an apartment, not a house, but it shows a very clever way of using diagonal walls to make a smaller space feel bigger.
Making the most of a small space while keeping it from feeling crammed full of stuff isn’t easy. Here are some examples of furniture that transforms for multiple uses from a company called Boxetti. Lots of great ideas for clever woodworkers here.
Boxetti Small Space Solutions
One of my regular readers, Mark, sent this to me. It’s an incredibly simple flat folding plywood work space designed by Dutch designers Kapteinbolt. I really want to try building some stuff like this; there are some really inspiring space saving ideas here. Thanks again Mark!
FLKS by Kapteinbolt
Ryan, over at The Tiny Life, posted an article on some cool convertible furniture ideas for small spaces. Furniture that transforms into other useful forms can extend the functional use of any space. I like finding products like this because it gives the woodworker in me some inspirational ideas for future projects.
Furniture for Tiny Spaces
This is an extremely simple idea done very well. It’s a fold-up table with flip out table legs that doubles as a picture frame. I can totally see how a set of fold-up benches could expand the functionality while not taking up any extra space.
I whipped up this simple drawing of some stairs that could easily be used in a tiny house. Most folks just use small ladders but for those people looking for a small footprint stairway this might just do the trick. Simple Stairs
No matter the size of your home, big or small, careful attention to interior space design, clutter, and organization can help you achieve a more practical and peaceful home. It can also free your brain and lower your stress. There were two post on this recently.
Tiny Homes and Efficiency
How To Design Small Spaces for Multiple People
Finding clever ways of using the space we already occupy more efficiently is always a challenge. The first hurdle is identify the need which is quickly followed by thinking outside the box and coming up with a good solution. Sometimes it helps to see what other people are doing to meet their growing needs in small spaces.
Read more about this bedroom loft built-in