Thanks for taking a peek at our house! We love hearing from people who are interested in tiny house life or are in the process of making their own! Here are some answers to the most common questions we are asked:
Where the heck is your bathroom? I don’t see it in any of the pictures?!
Good eye! You don’t see a bathroom in here because there isn’t one. Tricky. As much as I love living in a tiny house, I just couldn’t see a situation where I enjoyed having a bathroom so close to all of my living spaces. I admire people who are able to make this work for them, but I just couldn’t. We are fortunate enough to have our house on land we can build on, so we are planning on taking advantage of that and building some sort of bathroom outbuilding with compostable toilet/shower/etc. I’m still gathering inspiration on what this will be. In the meantime, we are using another bathroom on the property. It hasn’t been a big deal so far, but I would like my own space eventually.
How do you cook? Where is your stove/cooktop/microwave?
We have a double burner cooktop that we store on top of our fridge. Right now we do a lot of our cooking with that. We also have a bbq outside that we’ve been utlizing a lot this spring/summer. We are planning to also have a large toaster oven that will be our oven/toaster/etc. I am having a hard time finding one with large capacity that also gets good reviews and isn’t $500. Maybe I’m living in a dream world.
Why did you choose cabinets instead of space saving open storage?
Well, quite honestly, I am a clutterbug and we have a dog. People who have perfectly curated shelving where everything is spotless and dust free are living my dream life. But my reality life is that in such a small space, our stuff is going to have to be hidden or it’s going to look messy. Even one extra glass on the table makes it look like I had a wild party the night before.
Where did you get your magnetic spice tins?
Here are my secret sources
Labels (+ a little photoshop): http://www.designsponge.com/2013/02/weekly-wrap-up-free-designer-organizer-label-downloads.html
Sticker paper: office supply store
magnets & glue: craft store
When will your house be completed?
Never. haha. In all seriousness though, I would say we are 85% done.
Multiple questions about our table… Isn’t your table awkwardly in the middle of the room when folded out? Why don’t you push it against the wall? How do you entertain?
Yes, our table takes up most of the kitchen/dining space when folded out. I only have it folded out when I’m working and no one is coming in or out. I could turn it so the long edge is facing the wall, but I don’t like to. I really like facing the door. I get too distracted otherwise. Weird quirk? When we have larger groups we move the table into the lounge. With the lounge seats and our 2 chairs, we can seat up to 6. Perfect!
How has it been having a dog in your house?
It’s not often you get to use the answer “hairy but good,” so I’ll take the opportunity to use it now. Our dog is part lab, so he sheds quite a bit. I could vacuum all day and would never get it all, so I don’t. I try to do a quick vacuum each day and then once a week, I do a full vacuum, swiffer, mop, and dusting. He is a very odd dog and hates getting wet or dirty so he stays pretty clean and unsmelly. We try to have some airflow going though. It also helps that he spends a majority of his time outside. He is not too big, only about 30 pounds so he doesn’t take up too much room. He absolutely loves his new life in the country and is much happier here than in our bigger house.
Did I miss anything? I’ll continue adding stuff as we get more questions. Thanks for reading!