The Perfect Tiny House

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Looking for the perfect tiny house design? Look no more, I’ve found it for you!

Here’s a thing.  My partner and I are a little bit obsessed with tiny houses. Specifically, the design and thoughtfulness that goes into them.  We have spent many an hour watching tiny homes videos online and looking at tiny house layouts and photos.

Our fascination is fueled by the fact our house is really small.  As we slowly renovate it we are always looking for clever ideas on how to maximise our living space and squeeze in clever storage ideas.  We have been pretty good at decluttering sustainably.  However, two adults plus two kids plus pets in a small house means we do get that feeling that maybe our house could be a little more organised and better thought out than it is currently.

The attention to detail and level of planning that goes into tiny houses therefore just provide me with so much inspiration.

The Perfect Tiny House

We recently came across Tiny House Scotland, by Linlithgow-based designer Jonathan Avery.  And I think I can safely say that Jonathan’s Nest House is my very favourite of all the tiny houses. In fact, I’d go so far to say, without hyperbole, that it’s perfect.

Have a little look, I’m sure you’ll love it too:

small home kitchen

As well as looking pretty, this wooden constructed building is well thought out, inside and out.  It’s highly insulated and sealed to Passivhaus standards, and all wood is FSC and PEFC certified.

Whilst it is indeed a 5-ton house, as it’s movable on wheels, the Nest House is handily classed as a caravan for planning purposes.  What’s more, it’s sized within householder permitted development rights.  If you need to expand, retrofitting options are planned (such as a ‘kids’ module for sleeping and playing in).  Starting prices range from £17,000 – £38,000 depending on size and options for a truly affordable, sustainable, and beautiful home.

Jonathan is currently involved with Edinburgh eatery/social business Social Bite.  Social Bite is currently fundraising to build a “Social Bite Village” – a village for the homeless, to support them back on to their feet and into employment.  The plan is that Jonathan’s low-cost sustainable buildings will be used for the village.   You can find out more about this revolutionary project (and perhaps donate to it) on Social Bite’s Justgiving page.

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