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Old 12-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Who wants to help me play with floor plans for a tiny house??

We are building a tiny house. the plan is a 12x24 with a gambrel style roof and 2 sleeping lofts up top. Interior space (on the bottom) will be 11x23.

Requirements on the bottom:

A table to eat at for 4.

washer and dryer (can stack, but prefer not)

bathroom and wanting a bathtub, even if it is a trough like this

kitchen...needs a full fridge (can be the smallest we can find though) sink (single basin fine), oven (considering a convection microwave/oven), stovetop (2 burner is FINE)

some sort of seating for a 'living room'...we are leaning toward a futon so we can use it as a bed if needed.

Stairs that are suitable for a toddler to climb

We pretty much know how the top will work so no need to plan that. I just want to see if there are ANY other ideas on how to best fit everything we need in the bottom.

We first thought we would make the bathroom 6x11 along one side of the house...it would fit the tub, toilet, sink, and washer and dryer in it. Then the rest (11x17) would be for everything else. But then I got to thinking that maybe we could do a full staircase and maybe get the bathroom under it?? Or at least most of the bathroom and put the washer and dryer elsewhere. We have thought of putting the kitchen under the stairs too.

So, if you like to plan and play...any help??? How can we best maximize the floor space in our dream tiny house?? I PROMISE to keep everyone updated on our progress once we start to build (SOON we hope) Come on in, dream with me!



UPDATE:
so here are some of the ideas we are kicking around. None of them feel perfect though, kwim? I like the last one best so far. I just wish there was somewhere else to put the washer and dryer....but it needs to be in the house (or the washer anyway) so it doesn't freeze. And for now we don't have anywhere out of the house to put a dryer. Unless we built a little enclosed porch or something. We need a place for our chest freezer eventually too, so maybe a small enclosed porch would be a good idea??







here is a little taste of how small it really will be


In the pic the tape line by the chairs is the north wall, the wall with the windows would be the east wall with the front door and the south wall is the wall behind the tv. I am taking the pic from the north/west corner.
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