OK, I have a slight obsession. Other than my love of gypsy wagons, I also happen to desperately want to swap my old house for a tiny house. Something like the tiny in this picture would do me just fine – only the painting would be deep blue. Of course at the moment it is just a pipe dream, but how amazing would it be?
It would have a mini gourmet kitchen because I love cooking. Whilst I don’t want or need something of the size of the one below, one of my non negotiable inclusions is a full length window splash back. In a small home, this would bring in so much light and allow for a beautiful view of nature outside the window.
One design idea that I have fallen in love with is this one below. It is from a container home from New Zealand, and I adore how she has put the bed below the lounge room in this. What a super practical idea.
Do you see how amazing this concept is? Both the lounge room and bedroom are two places that you are not standing up generally. Though in this design, she was easily able to stand in the lounge area. What you can’t see in this image fully is the long windows adorning each space. See a theme here? I just love the amount of light this lets in to the area and the outlook it provides.
For me, my bedroom is a place of absolute relaxation. It must contain a super high quality, latex mattress. After sleeping on one of these for the past 15 years, there is no substitute – and it is the main thing I miss when I am travelling through Asia. Their beds are insanely hard. So latex mattress – check. There is something you need to know about me. I can’t stand bad, cheap bed linen. You know the type that scratches and pills? For me, my sheet of choice is Egyptian cotton. I buy them from www.egyptiancotton-sheets.com.au online here in Australia and have them delivered to my door. As for a blanket, I do go cheap and cheerful. I love microfibre blankets and have a gorgeous black one. I top it off with a tablecloth that I bought during one of my trips to Thailand that is large enough to fit a king bed. I use it on my queen size and it drapes beautifully. It reminds me of Thailand every time I get into bed – except my bed is soft!
To top off my tiny house, I would NEED an indoor bathroom – fully plumbed and working. A shower with decent water pressure and a working toilet. The other reason for the bedroom below and the lounge on top is that I often visit the toilet after reading for a while. So the idea of not having to go up and down stairs or a ladder to get into bed is really appealing. As far as bathroom design goes, I still haven’t found one I have fallen in love with. This is kind of close to what would work for me.
As you can probably tell, I really like modern styling. Add to that beachy elements and you have my style all over. Another style I don’t mind is a beachy shabby chic look. Not quite as shabby as the original, but definitely reflecting a life by the ocean. Now to find a little peace of beach side land and build that tiny house.