Relax and unwind in this tiny home with a walk-in hot tub

May 4, 2020 by  
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From climbing walls to a roaming music studio , we’ve seen a lot of ingenious tiny house features over the years. But this tiny home on wheels from Movable Roots has a distinct feature we never thought was possible — a walk-in hot tub! The Culp is a 500-square-foot home that, in addition to its accessible, spa-like bathroom, boasts unique cork flooring and an incinerating toilet. Based in Melbourne, Florida, Movable Roots has already made a name for itself as a leading builder of tiny homes. But The Culp is sure to rocket the company to sheer tiny home stardom. The 500-square-foot tiny home on wheels features a two-tone metal exterior that was chosen for its low-maintenance properties. The entrance is through a screened-in porch, which is a relaxing outdoor space to take in some fresh air while sipping a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a refreshing mint julep. Related: This tiny home on wheels features a cool laundry chute Inside, the interior design is modern and fresh. Comprised of white walls with plank-style cork flooring throughout, the living space has subtle gold and aqua accents that add character. The living room has enough space for a couch, which sits across from a low-lying gas fireplace and a flat-screen television mounted on the wall. A galley kitchen with standard-sized appliances is on one end, while the master bedroom is on the back end of the tiny home . Across from the kitchen, there is a set of stairs along the wall. These stairs lead up to dual loft spaces and double as storage. Spacious and naturally lit, the two lofts can be customized as guest rooms, offices or additional storage areas. In between the living room and the bedroom is the impressive bathroom. At the request of the client, the designers were able to make room for a walk-in hot tub — a feature not often seen in tiny homes. In addition to this soaking tub, the bathroom was also installed with an incinerating toilet, which eliminates the need for blackwater plumbing. + Movable Roots Via Tiny House Talk Images via Movable Roots

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Sophisticated backyard cottage built with 90% reclaimed wood

March 5, 2020 by  
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When Anna and Donovan Watt purchased a beautiful home just outside of Seattle, they tasked Seattle-based Targa Homes to create a backyard cottage to add a rental unit to the property. The result is a 700-square-foot, two-bedroom rental that is energy-efficient and constructed using 90% reclaimed wood . Located in Shoreline, Washington, the sustainable cottage was created by Sean Conta, lead designer for Targa Homes. Working in collaboration with Anna and Donovan, the concept revolved around creating an energy-efficient unit that the couple could rent out for extra income. But the resulting backyard cottage turned out to be so incredible that the couple decided to live in it themselves while renting out the bigger home. Related: The adorable Acorn tiny cabin is made of wood salvaged from an old mansion To cut down costs and environmental impact, Conta counted on using as many reclaimed materials as possible. The designer was able to clad the backyard cottage in 90% reclaimed, 100-year-old fir wood. Additionally, the home was elevated off the ground by a few feet in order to reduce its impact on the landscape. Forgoing the usual concrete slab foundation meant that construction was completed in less time and with very little damage to the land. “There was no excavation or digging, so no disruption of the hydrology of the soil,” Conta explained. The interior design complements the cozy aesthetic of the honey-toned exterior. White walls give the space a modern, fresh feel, while a reclaimed wood accent wall and sustainable cork flooring add a certain warmth to the living space. The entryway leads into the main living room that, although compact, has enough space for a fairly large sofa and chair. An open kitchen is installed with all of the modern amenities and even has a bar-top island for additional dining space. Multiple windows, installed at or above eye level, bring in plenty of natural light while maintaining a level of privacy. To maintain a comfortable interior temperature and reduce electricity costs, the home boasts an airtight envelope thanks to a state-of-the-art energy recovery ventilator and high-quality insulation . Just in case the sun breaks through the typically cloudy weather of the region, there is a 200-square-foot deck that lets the couple entertain guests. + Targa Homes Via Houzz Photography by Cora Brown Rock via Targa Homes

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LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

May 16, 2012 by  
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Santa Monica-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2 , an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum. Previously, LivingHomes had introduced the C6 , an affordable  three-bedroom home , but the company rolled out this smaller version for homeowners who want a smaller and more energy-efficient option. The sleek, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is a good fit for smaller infill lots common in cities or for eco-conscious homeowners who want to save on construction and installation costs. Read the rest of LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , Brad Pitt , c6 , c6.2 , cavco , cork flooring , LEED platinum , livinghomes , low flow water features , mike it right , module home , no voc paint , passive solar , prefab house , Santa Monica

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