I’ve alluded to my love for small living spaces. We’re a family of four living in 700 square-feet, which keeps all of us in constant, close proximity, and I love it. It’s intimate, and it feels appropriate for raising small children; plus, it’s manageable (we have to keep it clean, after all).
This tiny house on Sauvie Island, designed by Portland interior designer, Jessica Helgerson, is even smaller (540 square-feet) and uses nearly all reclaimed materials.
Kitchen and dining room.
The living room features built-in sofas that double as beds for guests, pull-out drawers for storage, and a wall of shelving for books and more.
The parents’ sleeping loft is accessible by a walnut ladder.
The children’s room features two bunk beds and a pull-out closet that makes maximum use of the narrow space near the bunk beds.
Bath with wood-block-foot tub.
Front door from the kitchen.
Exterior with green roof.
Family vegetable garden.
Setting for a summer dinner party.
Migrating the Hoop House on the property.
Hoop House in Winter.
Admittedly, this style—what would you call it? Shabby eclectic? Shabby minimalism?—isn’t my thing, because I like my home to be a little more, for lack of a better word, fashiony. Yet from both a visual and spatial standpoint I can definitely appreciate it. I love this house.