06/06 A contemporary take on the tiny house

Marjolein Jonker's tiny house

Marjolein Jonker’s tiny house

Netherlands-based tiny house enthusiast Marjolein Jonker’s new home is definitely one of the more attractive examples of small living we’ve recently come across. The off-grid tiny house eschews the popular cute miniature cottage look in favor of a more clean-lined and contemporary design that also looks a little more roomy inside than your typical home on wheels.

Jonker’s home was designed for her by small living specialists Walden and built by Dimka Wentzel of Tiny-House.nl. The home comprises a total floorspace of 16 sq m (172 sq ft) and sports a large deck to increase living space.

Entering via generous glazed doors, a visitor is greeted by what looks like a relatively large and open interior, with a nice high ceiling thanks to its distinctively-shaped roof. An L-shaped seating area is situated directly to the left, while to the right lies a wood-burning stove, which offers heat for the home. The kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, sink, an oven, and a countertop.

A bathroom with composting toilet and a half-sized bath and shower is located toward the rear of the home. Stairs with integrated storage lead to the loft, which includes a double bed and more storage space.

Read more – http://www.gizmag.com/marjolein-in-miniature-tiny-house/43680/

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Elaine Walker