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Christopher O'Baugh Arch Roofed Tiny House

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM


 

This home is off the grid. I use solar panels a composting toilet and small fast heating electric water heater. I shall have a generator outside as well a one of your solar above ground septic tanks. The shower shall have a small tank beneath it which I’ll be able to drain and use as water for my garden. I am not sure how much this will cost but a rough estimate would be around $10,000. I plan on making it out of wood but the exact materials are still up for debate as I feel I'd need to speak with a contractor to have this professionally designed into blue prints.

 

What makes this house unique is the fact it's square vs a classic rectangle. which allows for some interesting designs. I was quite pleased that I could fit a kitchen with room to spare and I believe having my bed and the steps that lead up into the loft as the same thing to be a unique concept, allowing me to have a small office to work in underneath while having a great view of my yard from the bay windows. The up stair loft's curved design allows a little more head room for me as I am quite tall. I found that a pointed roof would make the loft potentially straining on my back if I had to duck to much, not only that but the curved design adds to the over all houses durability. I would like the flooring of the bath room to be tile and the kitchen to have a nice wooden floor. however I am still quite new to this program and I found it more channeling to make those changes once I had the house finished so I just left it as is.







 

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Reply Knot-Kupid
9:09 PM on July 17, 2014 
My only comment is that this seems to my way of thinking to be a bit cramped for a real world living application. For example, you use about a quarter of your bathroom for a laundry space, you include a large refrigerator, you have a large kitchen while only a very small built in seating area sharing its minimal space with a large desk and high backed swivel chair. This seems more like a concept design than an actual house design but each to his/her own. I have lived in far less space than this but something just doesn't gel for me here with how you've chosen to divide up your interior spaces while you have utilized a lot of thought on how to handle your loft's head room. Sorry, I mean no offense and I hope you can make this work out for you in your future pursuits.


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