This Cabin Looks Pretty Cool on the outside, but What It's Concealing Is Even Cooler

This stunning tiny house known as "Gunnar’s House" takes small house living to a whole new level. Simple, modern, yet traditional and spacious, this tiny house fits in perfectly with it's natural surroundings.

This small forest home is located in Norway and was designed by Huus go Heim Arkitektur. The client asked that the tiny house be designed to preserve and respect the natural character and surroundings of the site. This tiny house mixes the clean lines of modern design with a traditional timber frame and extensive use of wood as requested by the client. As with most timber framed houses, the placement of the posts influenced the room sizes and layout. In this tiny home, the timber frame is based on a grid of roughly 10 feet by 10 feet. The small living area is arranged in an L shape with an eat in kitchen at one end of the tiny house and a sitting area at the other. Half of the living area is open to the roof and the mezzanine loft above, which the owner uses for an office and studio. The large windows to the south and west take advantage of the available views and sun, while tall narrow windows to the east allow views of the nearby trees. Most of the tiny house's interior walls are paneled in wood as that is what the owner wanted, but the wood is balanced by the white ceiling and floors for a modern look. The 915 square foot tiny house has two bedrooms, one on each level. The ground floor bedroom is the smaller of the two bedrooms in the tiny house, but it has almost direct access to the bathroom. The upstairs bedroom was made probably just for the occasional house guest. Getting from the upstairs bedroom to the bathroom requires following a circuitous route through most of the house, so it doesn’t seem very convenient for regular use. You'll want to take a look at the photos to see just how lovely this tiny space is.

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The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement, is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet. Downsizing to a tiny house is a great way to do away with large mortgages, hydro bills and all the stuff that goes into a large house, and a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

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