From Tiny Homes to Tiny Handwork
Inspired by the tiny house movement, here we bring you a handful of tiny-themed stories we've shared over the years, from small spaces to itty-bitty design pieces with big style.
Photo by Joe Fletcher
Prefabulous Small Houses (The Taunton Press, $32) is a visual tour through a coast-to-coast sampling of prefab homes and vacation cabins (from 350 to 2,000 square feet) that succeed in embracing the pared-down life. It also includes floor plans, building specifics, innovative technologies and green features. Here, we offer a small sampling from its pages.
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Photo courtesy WeeCasa
WeeCasa, a tiny home hotel, is located in the equally tiny town of Lyons. Situated on the banks of the St. Vrain River, this property was formerly the site of a mobile home park that was washed away in the floods of 2013. WeeCasa’s tiny homes are on wheels and can be moved swiftly should any future flooding take place on the 10-acre property.
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The homes built by Greg Parham, architect and owner of Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, fall into the “tiny houses on wheels” small-residence category (yes, there really are tiny-house categories). The homes, built on trailer beds, are designed to be easy to move; the largest model Parham offers is a spacious 30 feet by 8.5 feet.
See more: Greg Parham's Tiny Happy Houses
Rainbow Flowers on Turquoise Linen by Brannon Addison
Two years ago, while running, artist Brannon Addison badly injured her ankle. Being stuck on a couch, particularly for an avid runner, was “kind of depressing,” she admits. “I was laid up and bored, and thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ My mother and grandmother and great-grandmother all did needlework, and I thought, ‘I’ve always wanted to learn embroidery.’ I was couch-bound, so I ordered supplies online and ended up watching YouTube videos to teach myself stitches, and I just took to it.” Her Durango-based business, Happy Cactus Designs, is now blossoming.
See more: The Tiny, Happy Handwork of Brannon Addison
Photo courtesy ESCAPE RV/Steve Niedorf
These two new sleek, handcrafted designs from ESCAPEHomes are revolutionizing the mobile tiny home scene in large ways. Easily transported in their own trailers and equipped with insulation and A/C, these tiny-homes-on-the-go are perfect for Coloradans who are antsy for adventure. Consider them for summer camping trips and winter getaways, for providing cozy and creative guesthouses, or even for serving as vacation rentals.
See more: The Magic of Mobile Tiny Homes
Geary Stool in Rosewood and White Resin, Made Goods
A side table can be more than a place to set your drink down. These 13 tiny accent tables pack a big punch.
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Emily Minton Redfield
Kidrobot’s Smorkin’ Labbits (bunnies with cigarettes) became a relationship motif throughout our editor's Louisville home and are strategically placed throughout. The stuffed one on our bed was an anniversary gift. The downward-facing bunny was a move-in-day present. The coffee table is from BoConcept.
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Photo courtesy of Tomecek Studio Architecture
Located 40 minutes outside of Cañon City, Colorado, and anchored into a natural earthen berm, this 1,280-square-foot home built by Brad Tomecek, AIA is a sight to be seen. The remote retreat sits on 35 acres of agrarian land where the owners have been hunting and vacationing for the last three decades. Eager to create their own off-the-grid getaway in this Southern Colorado netherworld, they contacted a gutsy architect who had previous experience building shipping container homes.
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Photo courtesy Tiny Heirloom
Tiny Heirloom—a luxury tiny home company based in Portland, Oregon—sent their clients packing for the tiny home of their dreams. Downsizing doesn’t mean downgrading when it comes to the tiny homes crafted by this family-run business. The designers decided that no obstacle was too large; they just had to get wildly creative, which, thankfully, is their m.o.
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