The American enthusiast has long dreamed of building a tiny house as opposed to huge mansions and villas, which are becoming more and more expensive every year. Cody Makaravets wanted to prove that you can also live with pleasure and comfort on a miniature area (14 sq. M.) If you optimize the space and correctly prioritize the interior design. At the same time, he was able to fulfill at least two more of his desires - every free minute to watch the stars and take a shower in the open air. And how he did it - we will tell you further.
American builder Cody Makarevitz, from CoMak Tiny Homes (Pennsylvania), is so passionate about creating tiny homes that he decided to show through his own experience how you can live comfortably and happily on a living space of 14 sq. m. With his project, he managed to prove that huge mansions are more needed as a confirmation of status, but for a full life, a small space is enough, if only it was competently and lovingly equipped.
“I love solving design and engineering problems that constantly arise when creating and arranging a tiny home. It is not trivial to design a functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing living space on such a small amount of square meters is a very difficult task. I always say that anyone can organize a space of 185 square meters. m, but try to do it on 18, 5 sq. m ", - says on this occasion Cody Makarevitz.
Cody used an old mobile hunting hut and a 3,95 x 2, 4m trailer frame as the basis for his mini-home. As a result, he got a living space of 14 square meters. m. The increase in dimensions became possible due to the height of the house, which reaches 4, 2 m and an increased platform.
When designing the experimental mini-apartments, the master tried to make all wishes and dreams come true. Since the dwelling was very tiny, the priority was to create generous glazing, and it was not only the windows and the huge glass door that occupies the entire end of the property.
To make his two dreams come true at once, he created skylights above the sleeping area, which allow you to admire the stars and blue sky without getting out of bed. And also the shower room has a glass ceiling, because the American turned out to be that romantic and lover of freedom - he really likes to take water procedures in the open air, so he embodied his desires in this way.
At the same time, non-standard implementations helped not only to realize their dreams, but also made it possible to give the tiny interior space an open and airy atmosphere. “I have always liked taking a shower outdoors, and I wanted to bring an unforgettable experience inside my home,” says Makaravets. - Gazing at the stars is also my hobby, but often weather conditions do not contribute to enjoyment. I thought it was best to look at the shining night sky from a cozy warm bed."
Considering that the existing hut has undergone a transformation, the master decided to preserve its soulful and cozy interior, leaving the time-worn wooden beams supporting the ceiling made of oak and cedar panels. There are also wooden walls that have undergone restoration and renovation. Well, the rest of the implementations improved both the external appearance and the internal space, they made it lighter and more modern. Particular attention would be paid to the installation of windows and mirrors, which Cody arranged so as to create the illusion of a more spacious and voluminous space.
Despite the limited size inside the house, it turned out to arrange a living room with a wicker armchair, a bench and a shelf for small things. A compact wooden kitchen with a work surface and a built-in sink, under which there was a small refrigerator and a closed cabinet for storing utensils.
He also designed and assembled a combined pencil case, in which the side upper side was turned into an open cutlery rack, and the lower front part was occupied by drawers, which increased ergonomics. Next to the kitchen there is also a dining area with a bar counter, which can easily be converted into a full table and two high stools.
On the lower level, there is a place for a bathroom, which has a unique shower with a glass ceiling, although its area is less than 1 sq. m (0, 91 x 0, 91 m), but this was enough to maintain hygiene at the proper level. A separate area has been set aside for the installation of a composting composting toilet, so The Mountain tiny house, as the enthusiast called the modernized hut, has all the amenities.
On the second tier, to which a ladder leads, there is a loft bedroom with a huge double bed and a spacious storage system, safely hidden under the berth. Well, the main highlight of the design of this space is, of course, a hatch window measuring 1, 22 x 1, 22 m, which makes it possible to admire the heavenly distance without getting out of bed.
Despite the fact that solar panels are not provided for in this model, they are easy to install if the residence will provide for remoteness from central communications. As for the rest, everything is quite standard. Electricity to provide heat / coolness with the help of an air conditioner comes from the nearest connection point, but in order to meet the needs of the inhabitants for water, capacious tanks are installed.
An interesting fact from the editors of Novate.ru: The transformation of The Mountain tiny house cost the American 20 thousand dollars. At the moment, he sold his brainchild for 35 thousand dollars. and with these funds creates a new model. The enthusiast decided to enlarge the original structure using a longer trailer - 4.88 m, which will make the interior space more spacious (especially the shower), and it will also be possible to organize an open roof terrace, which he could not do in his first house due to limited area.
Another option for arranging self-sufficient mini-apartments with an area of 14.5 sq. m shared by Czech developers, turning the shipping container into a comfortable cabin for outdoor recreation.