One of the bigger tiny space design challenges tiny house owner-builders face are bathrooms. A typical small residential bathroom will measure 5′ x 9′, or 45 square feet. That’s too much space to use when the house is just 120 square foot tiny house.
In a tiny house you’ll find normal flush toilets, RV toilets, commercial composting toilets, incinerating toilets, and lots of Lovable Loos (sawdust toilets). Sometimes the shower shares the same space with the toilet – a wet bath – other times it’s curtained-off. Sinks seem to be optional when folks are comfortable using the kitchen sink – but others prefer a tiny dedicated sink in the bathroom.
If you’d like to play with your own bathroom layout ideas give our free Print & Cut Worksheet a try. Just print it out and cut out the shapes.
Bathroom above from a Portland remodel - a wet bath in a 3′ x 3′ space.
Above is a lovable loo (sawdust toilet) tucked into a closet in the Tall Man’s Tiny House.
Shower in the Tiny Tack House.