Have you ever wondered what it really feels like to be in a “tiny house”?
In 2015-16, my family lived in East Texas. Hallsville, Texas, to be exact which is right outside of Longview, Texas. One day on the way to drop off my youngest at daycare in Longview, I passed by a row of industrial buildings right along the highway and noticed a sign that said “American Tiny House.” If you’ve known me for any length of time, I’m the epitome of the phrase, “curiosity killed the cat.”
After taking my sweet little guy to school, I swung by the aforementioned building and basically invited myself in. Luckily, the owner of American Tiny House (Andrew Pleban) is really laid back and offered to show me around. From there I wrote my first blog post about tiny house living. I am still so very interested in the concept and also the minimalist approach to life (which on a side note makes me want to bring up the documentary on Netflix called Minimalism – a must watch!).
So last summer I found out that Tiny House Hunters would be filming house hunters checking out one of American Tiny House’s creations. Guess who, invited herself along? Oh, yea – ME! LOL I didn’t stay too long as to not get in the way but had a fun time from the sidelines watching how the production of a TV show is run. While I was there and while the TV crew were busy working on other things, I was able to take a tour of the new home. Now that the episode has aired guess who gets to see the home tour on SimpleStepsForLivingLife? YOU, my lovely readers!
Without further adieu, here is the American Tiny House featured on Tiny House Hunters…
When you live in a tiny house, you’ll experience a much smaller bill for things like – the HVAC system. Plus, a much much smaller HVAC system……
I love when there are stairs up to a sleeping loft like this one… The ladder on the wall is for the additional loft/storage area which is also handy!
A view of the kitchen area with a great sized refrigerator for a tiny house!
A view of the living area and storage/sleeping loft above…
Something else I love about this design is all of the storage options like under the stairs. Living in a tiny space forces you to really utilize every square inch. Look around the room you are in right now and imagine all the wasted space – aka more space you have to clean, heat/cool, light, etc. Tiny house living sounds better and better!
Now let’s go up the stairs for the loft view…
Now you might have been wondering about necessities like… laundry facilities. Oh, yes. This IS a necessity in my book. This is a washer/dryer all in one unit. It might not hold as much clothes as a giant over-sized machine but you’ll probably be able to wash a load every other day to keep the dirty laundry at bay. This might seem like a lot of time spent on a chore but consider how much time you will be saving cleaning your entire house!
Last but not least, a restroom… Thought a tiny house meant a teeny-weeny shower or no tub? Think again! (I forgot to get a pic of the toilet but it was regular sized as well.)
It was so much fun getting to tour this tiny house! And was a fun afternoon getting to watch a TV crew and everyone involved. I’m so glad I was nose-y that one day sooo long ago! Otherwise, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet Andrew and his crew and to see the craftsmanship and quality they put into each of their builds. Be sure to stop by the American Tiny House facebook page, twitter, instagram, pinterest, and the website to show them some love.
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