12/06 Retro-modern Scottish tiny house is all about simple comforts

The Tiny Nesthouse  from Tiny House Scotland

The Tiny Nesthouse from Tiny House Scotland

In being partial to the modern aesthetic, one of TreeHugger’s main gripes about some tiny homes is that they can be a bit overly cutesy and derivative. Of course, we’ve nevertheless showcased a number of ‘cute’ tiny houses that are remarkably well done, and the NestHouse, built by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland, is yet another one.

Seen over at Tiny House Talk, the NestHouse features a pared-down modern, modular design with a tinge of retro flavour — most ostensibly from its vintage-looking refrigerator and touches of robin egg blue everywhere. Avery writes that the Danish concept of “hygge” or relaxed well-being informed his key design ethos of simplicity and comfort:

It’s not hard to locate the Scandi inspiration in [the NestHouse’s] colourful painted wooden form – both externally and internally. But I now realise that my Scandi-phile tendencies are rather more innate – keep life simple, enjoy the basics and above all be content. This is a required mindset anyway for micro-living, because there have to be compromises – but this is why the small house movement is gaining traction with those who find the many artificial pressures of modern life to be rather pointless and exhausting.

Stepping in, one can see that there has been a lot of thought put into the home’s layout to create a light-filled, holistic space, both inside and out. Kitchen and seating are pushed to one side, so that a full table for dining or working can be placed centrally.

Read more and see all the photos – http://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/nesthouse-tiny-house-scotland.html

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Elaine Walker

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