04/24 Actor who plays the head of a spy ring builds a sustainable tiny house

Left: Actor Seth Numrich (top) and friend Thom Stanton in Numrich’s 200-square-foot house

Left: Actor Seth Numrich (top) and friend Thom Stanton in Numrich’s 200-square-foot house

[Seth Numrich, an actor on AMC’s period drama “TURN, Washington’s Spies,” is a tiny house enthusiast] who built his handsome, tiny home entirely by hand with the help of Thom Stanton, a Chesterfield County resident, [builder at TimberTrails.tv] and local leader in the Richmond tiny house community [state chapter leader of the American Tiny House Association].

Based in New York, Numrich was living locally while filming the third season of “TURN.” The two met at a Richmond meetup for tiny houses. They struck up a friendship and ended up building the tiny house together.

All told, the house is 200 square feet, including the sleeping loft. Despite the small size, the house took more than 16 months to build.

“My friends at work joked, ‘Hey, I thought you were building a tiny house,’ ” Numrich said.

The house sports a red roof and cedar siding. Built-in bookshelves line one wall. Reclaimed barn wood supports the timber frame. A custom-made loveseat serves three purposes: seating, storage and guest bedding (when it’s opened up). A ladder leads to a tongue-and-groove sleeping loft. And a galvanized-steel horse trough serves as a soaking tub, one luxury Numrich included in the tiny footprint.

Numrich built several sustainable and green-friendly elements into the house. He’s hoping that he can avoid using electricity and live entirely “off the grid.”

Read more – http://www.richmond.com/life/article_4d184ab0-1efc-5bda-9c10-8ec85f132cc4.html

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Elaine Walker