With a hit show on HGTV, tiny houses have become all the rage. Whether you find them incredibly interesting or perplexing, one thing is for sure, they are pretty cool.
Ana White, a mom of two from Alaska, teamed up with her husband to create the ultimate tiny cabin for a client equipped with everything a person would need and more. Every aspect of the home serves multiple purposes and comes complete with an open floor plan and even space for guests to spend the night.
Ana wasn’t always a builder, but after a random opportunity and some instruction by her husband, she is now building incredible spaces she says anyone can do.
The first time Ana picked up a saw was solely for the purpose of helping her husband Jacob as he built their family home. She described the experience as “the scariest thing I’d ever done,” however her fears were quickly put aside and a new favorite hobby was born.
Soon after, Ana and her husband finished their home and Ana began to create projects on her own including a bed. Over time they began to do work for a variety of clients, including a request for a tiny house.
The opportunity to create the house came along with challenges, especially since it would be no more than 24′ long and 8’6″ wide.
A Place For Everything
They decided to build the house on a trailer, to allow the home to be portable. Despite its small exterior, it included a bed, guest bed, dining area, bathroom, and ample storage.
Each aspect of the home doubles as something else, maximizing the space and giving the homeowner everything they could need.
Thinking Outside The Box
The biggest issue was figuring out how to make the most use of the space without taking away from the open floorplan feel, and Ana had a brilliant idea.
After a quick trip to the hardware store and $500 later, Ana was able to suspend a double bed to the ceiling, allowing the homeowner to lower it when it was time for bed. This allowed space for a small couch and living room area during the day.
Hidden Storage Space
Ana had to think outside the box when it came to proper storage and decided to work with what she already had. The couch was built to have compartments beneath the cushions for storage, as well as hollow space in the two cube-shaped coffee tables.
In addition, the lids of the coffee tables acted as trays perfect to hold a laptop or tablet on your lap.