Now that I’m obsessed with building my very own tiny house, all I do is think about floor plans. Like seriously, 24/7 I’m thinking floor plans. I walk around my apartment measuring everything and trying to picture the flow of space and space management.
But this is a good thing right? It means I’m getting the wheels in motion to get a plan started and make this new lifestyle happen.
Yesterday I even spent my lunch hour sketching out some floor plans to try and figure out what will work best for my needs. This seems to be the hardest part because I can’t figure it out but I’m sure it will hit me and make sense at some point.
Here’s what I have so far. Please forgive my sloppy writing because I was literally scribbling as it was popping in my head, so my notes are unreadable. But I’ll try to explain the best I can. Not that anyone cares but I want to document every step of this process, even if it’s only for me to look back on someday.
- This first plan has one floor with a shed style roof, so it will be more of an open feel with higher ceilings. But I would put a loft over what I have noted as the bedroom nook on the right. This way I could put my sleeping area up in the loft and use the “bedroom nook” as an office/storage area. Or as I get older and don’t want to climb up to the loft every night to go to sleep, I can move my bed down the first level and use the loft for storage. I’m guessing I would just put my bed on the first floor to begin with and use the loft for storage or a hangout.
- This plan has a gable roof with a bedroom loft above the bathroom/kitchen area on the left where dormers will be added for a little extra head room. There will also be a smaller, not as deep, loft above the front porch/window seat area in the front for storage or guest bed. I like this plan because it gives a little more space for the bathroom along with some storage area between the bathroom and kitchen area. Although I’m not sure this is the best use of space. And the gable roof scares me as it seems more confusing to build. That’s a big reason that I’m leaning toward the shed style roof plan.
- And this last plan also has a gable roof and the lofts will be set up just like the previous plan. But instead of the bathroom running along the left end, the kitchen will run along one wall and the bathroom along the other wall across from each other. The more that I look at this one I don’t think it’s an option as it just runs into an empty wall to the left (that is supposed to say window not french door), not a good use of space.
I keep searching the internet and trying to find as many tiny houser’s (is that even a word?) that I can because I want to see every option available. I know eventually one will just click and I’ll know. But I do know that I’m a big fan of the shed style roof for the ease of building and for having more head room. And I’m pretty sure I want to use a 24′ flatbed, it just seems that it would work better in spacing out my ideas without being too cramped.
So that’s it for now, I’m sure I’ll be back soon with some more annoying ramblings. LOL
Thanks for listening. And feel free to share any input you have as this is all a HUGE learning process for me.