Tiny houses tick all the right boxes; they are sustainable and versatile, they are portable and functional and (perhaps most importantly) they allow you to own a home without shackling yourself to a mortgage for the next twenty years.
Adding windows on both sides of the living space will give occupants expansive views and the feeling of endless space. If you have concerns about heating, triple-glazed windows will offer an R-value that will help you to retain heat while offering great views.
Your double bed uses a bunch of valuable real estate. The best option is to hide it so that it is accessible, but out of the way. Here is a clever solution by Anna White that utilizes a simple elevator mechanism to move the bed up and out of the way to create space for the living room. Simply lower the bed when you are ready to hit the hay.
Another option is a slide-out bed that can be hidden under the kitchen or living room area. Check out this nifty bed from Minim Micro Homes.
Duel-purpose Murphy beds fold out when it’s bedtime, and can be conveniently stored while making space for a kitchenette.
Ditch the Doors
Doors that open and close require a lot of space. Instead, try placing your door on a sliding barn-door rail so that it takes up less space.
You can also consider installing a pocket door that slides effortlessly into a wall.
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