A cleverly designed apartment packs a lot of function into a small space. Lots of great ideas here for tiny house interior design.
“When photographer Christian Schallert isn’t busy cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his small 24 square meter (258 square feet) flat appears to be an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. Situated in Barcelona, Spain’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeonhole loft (when Schallert first toured the apartment it was home to pigeons). Schallert collaborated with his friend, architect Barbara Appolloni, to come up with this unique design scheme, taking six months to complete. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.”
See inside this apartment in Barcelona at 1 Kindesign.
The folks a My Home in a Box put together a nice photo collection from this television episode. If you missed it or don’t like watching these kinds of shows here’s your opportunity to see the final results.
“For their final challenge, the remaining three All Stars must each design the interior and exterior areas of a converted shipping container, part of a popular trend in eco-friendly living.”
See the photo collection for Shipping Container Homes: All Stars – HGTV show – Design Shipping Container Homes.
Steve posted some details and tips for constructing a simple bathroom in a shipping container cabin.
“The platform is constructed of 2″x6″ cedar boards with stainless steel screws holding it together. The vertical support boards are cut out along the back wall to make room for the plumbing, which runs from under the kitchen cabinets to the shower platform. The tub is a Behrens 35 gallon galvanized steel tub that I got from Amazon, of all places.”
via Bathroom 1.0 | Tin Can Cabin.
Peter has posted interior drawings of their tiny house.
“Here is the general floor plan with the loft transparent.The Left side of this picture is the front of the trailer. The big open room is going to be the “master” bedroom”. It actually sits on top of the gooseneck as you see in the next few pictures.”
via The Updated Layout : Tiny House | Fat & Crunchy.
I’ve been playing with a SketchUp plugin called Podium V2 that helps you make more photo realistic images of your SketchUp drawings. I’m just getting my feet wet with this sort of thing but so far I’ve been very happy to find how easy it is to make slick looking images.
Continue reading about Exploring Rendering SketchUp Drawings with Podium V2 | Tiny House Design.
This is a truly clever idea for a compact folding chair.
“An innocuous little black box when not in use, the act of simply sitting on this stool converts it into a complete chair with back and arm rests.”
See more about the Chair On Demand: Pressure-Activated Stool Flips into Action | Ideas on Dornob.
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
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