This project was an exploration into the concept of Live Small and the Tiny House Movement. The challenge was how to apply residential design concepts onto the small scale (about a 75% reduction in scale), sandwiching the program of cooking, eating, living, hygiene, and sleeping into a 175 SF space. By placing the kitchen at the opposite section of the bathroom, separated by the living and sleeping section, I was able to make the area feel larger by the changes in program. Hidden nooks for storage are balanced by open shelves and areas in order to balance the space.
The challenge of the project was not only how to incorporate an entire residence in the minimum size, but also how to legally reside in a Tiny House. It is a complicated endeavor which I did substantial research into, but inevitably decided the timing wasn’t appropriate for fear of not having a stable location in which to “land”.
I still try to embody the concepts of Live Small, as a way make more with less.