As the tiny house movement grows it’s exciting to see so many creative people diving in an inventing new solutions to the small space challenge. The tiny house pictured here looks to me like one of those evolutionary steps that will catch on and be emulated and built-upon by others. It’s the Minim House.
If you think it looks a bit wider than most tiny houses you’re right – it is. It’s about 11-feet by 22.5-feet for a total of 210 square feet of usable space. It also has few interior walls which help open the space up. But the icing on the cake is the flexible interior layout with the movable table and roll-out bed.
The only big disadvantage to going past the more common 8.5-foot width is that in many states you’d need a temporary special move permit when moving the house.
There’s no loft. Instead they put the bed under the floor of a slightly raised space at one end of the house. This conceals the bed while still maintaining full use of the space.
Another innovation is the hidden and detachable trailer. The designers figured that since people don’t move tiny houses very often it might be useful to make the trailer a separate part held on by just 15 bolts. The house is also wider than the trailer so the wheels are hidden below and behind the outer walls.
Also included is a stealthy rainwater collection system and the house is off-grid ready. You’ll also notice that the toilet is an Incinolet incinerating toilet, so now sewer connection would be needed – assuming local zoning requirements permitted this.
This house was designed by Foundry Architects and Brian Levy, and was first built by Element Design + Build at Boneyard Studios DC. For more information and visit the Minim Tiny Homes website.
Below: You can see the rainwater collection system, and notice above how the rain gutters are totally hidden.
Below: The bed is pulled out.
Below: The bed is tucked away and the table is setup like a little bar. Maybe set for a party?
Below: Now the table is set for dinner, seating for 6.
Below: Party is over, table has been lowered into coffee table mode.
Below: Time for work. Table now setup as a desk.
Below: Detail shot of the kitchen.
Below: Simple wet bath with Incinolet brand incinerating toilet. The curtain keeps the water off the electric toilet and outlet. Also notice the instant hot water heater hung in plain sight on the wall and exposed copper plumbing.