happy happy holidays and to all a good night.
I came across a really inspiring small house (not tiny… but still very small!) and wanted to share it with you all for inspiration…
So this house was designed and built by University of Colorado students in collaboration with DesignBuildBLUFF for a client who lives on Navajo tribal lands in Utah. DesignBuildBLUFF is a non-profit organization located in southeast Utah that works with college students to help Navajos on the Indian reservation.
The plan is essentially an open rectangle with lots of glazing. Nooks off of a storage wall house the bed, bathroom, and closet. An upstairs loft contains a guest bedroom.
The bedroom nook is exactly what they talk about in A Pattern Language. Check out this previous blog for more pattern languages that apply to tiny house design and more details on why a bedroom nook is better than an entire room for sleeping.
The client is a collector of artifacts and memorabilia so one interior wall is entirely composed of shelving used to display her prized possessions. The house becomes a museum gallery and her collections take center stage, rather than piling up in closets.
The thing I can’t get over is how this project was built in 80 days for $25,000… Apparently they don’t pay the students for their labor. Still, even if that number only includes materials, it is remarkably low. Impressive.
Photography is by James Anderson.
Check out this Dezeen article for more photos.
Hope all is well with everyone! and have a wonderful Christmas!