A 210-Square-Foot Tiny House Didn’t Come with a Kitchen, So This Renter Made One
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Name: Emily David with Sidly the pug and Baby Beans the min-pin
Location: San Diego, California, Logan Heights
Type of home: Tiny House
Size: 210 square feet
Years live in: 10 months, renting
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Technically, my tiny home is a converted garage. We have a bigger bathroom than my last apartment though! The bed is up a ladder in a loft, which gives the living area more room to do things like play with the dogs or yoga or crafting or cooking.
The tiny home didn’t come with a kitchen, so I built my own little kitchen area with electric appliances and makeshift counter and storage. I’m a small business owner; I own a dog-walking company and get to spend my days walking the sunny streets of San Diego, or hanging with a pack of pups at the park or beach. I love to collect vintage of all kinds, but mostly books, clothes, and old pins.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Eccentric, crafty, cozy, modern.
What is your favorite room and why? The living area is my masterpiece. Fitting in storage for my clothes, my books, my tchotchkes, and a couch and TV and coffee table! That was when I had to use some creative imagining. Thankfully it all came together with thrifted finds and local dealers and now it’s a cozy modern hang out.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I got an Egon Schiele print on eBay and thrifted a beautiful frame for it!
Any advice for creating a home you love? Let your quirks come through in your decor!
This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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