This Charming 323 Square-Foot Tiny House Has Its Own Greenhouse Attached

published Aug 2, 2019
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On the quest to downsize into a smaller-than-average residence, we already have an idea of some of the questions tiny home-seekers ask (thanks, Google), but here’s a new one for us: What’s it like to live in a tiny house-greenhouse combo?  

The designers over at Olive Nest Tiny Homes have provided us with a major clue in the form of Elsa, this charming, diminutive dwelling on wheels. The exterior of the 323-square-foot abode is absolutely gorgeous: a gray standing seam metal pitched roof, siding comprised of shiplapped cedar and a matching four panel glass front door complement one another perfectly.  And there should be absolutely no concern about light (or lack thereof) entering the small space. Elsa is outfitted with 14 windows to take in the surroundings and allow in plenty of natural light. Add to this the home’s pergola trailer and the sizable greenhouse connected to the home, and Elsa is practically begging us to move in already. 

Elsa is just as attractive on the inside. The walls and ceiling are 6-inch shiplap; the floors are by Pergo. A zone lighting system features recessed lighting and comes with a control panel. Custom live edge cherry was used to build the bathroom counter, stair treads and pivoting bar, which can accommodate two to four people (because your friends and family will definitely want to hang out in a tiny home with a greenhouse). 

When they’re not enjoying the bar area, guests and residents alike can lounge on the living room sofa or snooze on it as well, as it pulls out into a full-size sleeper with storage. Or they can venture up the stairs (which double as storage) to the sleeping loft, which holds a queen-size bed and is tall enough to stand up in (with original art by msusan). For meal preparation, dwellers have plenty to work with, including a full-size gas range, a stainless steel sink with modern faucet and an apartment-sized refrigerator with quartz countertops to finish off the stylish appearance.

But if this was our place, you could find us on the porch swing more often than not.