The Serenity is a tiny home with a rooftop deck. This is a leased lot that includes water, septic, garbage service, landscape upkeep, property tax for the land, front gate, and use of all common amenities. Common amenities include a pool, pool house, tiny gym, river access, paddle boats, hiking trails, swimming holes, dog park, and community garden. This is just one of the tiny houses you might consider when thinking about small house living.
The Serenity tiny house includes a golf cart shed that matches the tiny home, wood siding and green metal roof, rooftop deck and screened-in porch, custom porch railing, cedar branches, a loft bedroom that accommodates a king-sized bed, and a custom-built dresser in the loft, storage stairs. The kitchen has full-size stainless steel appliances and a farmhouse sink. The Serenity tiny house has a washer/dryer combo unit, a shower, medicine cabinet, banjo cabinet, a U-shape drive, gravel trail to the creek, patio/sitting area by the creek, and is just a short walk away from the dog park and community garden.
If you are thinking about taking the plunge with a tiny house of your own, you are already aware of how your tiny home will have less space and with that less storage. Downsizing can be a great thing, but a little overwhelming at first, especially in today’s culture, where people are used to the idea that bigger is better, which means people end up accumulating a lot of stuff. For many people, this accumulation of stuff can seem almost overwhelming. A constant flow of clutter into your space can become impossible to maintain. So when it comes to living in a small house, it's easy to understand how a small space can seem a bit claustrophobic. But with that said, most people who are attracted to small house living have a desire to live a simpler and more environmentally friendly lifestyle. There is a desire to spend less and to live more. So this means less clutter and less stuff. The following are just a couple of ideas for small house storage.
Shallow storage. There is nothing more frustrating than when you try to pack a lot of different things into a deep shelf, and then you have to later rummage through pots, pans, food, or utensils to find what you need at the back of the shelf. This is even more true for tiny houses where you are trying to get in as much as possible. That is why shallow storage becomes such a useful option in your tiny house. A cupboard with shallow shelves that includes more racks on the inside of the door means that everything is easier to see and get to, saving you the hassle of trying to rummage for your stuff. If your shallow storage is exposed, you can also get creative with how you cover it.
Hidden washer. Many people put the washing machine underneath the counter space and cover it with regular cabinetry doors. This is a great idea, you can get creative where you place the washing machine, often in a spot that doubles as counter space to use for other uses.