Julie’s tiny house is, as with other recent designs, based upon the square. In fact, the house is composed of 8’ x 8’ squares. This leads to the idea of modularization, where the components of the structure are built elsewhere and then delivered later to the construction area. The vaulted area over the dining area is meant purely to open the central space up, while providing architectural decoration.
We start at the back of the house, looking through the large bedroom window with a covered patio to the left and accessible from the bedroom. The exterior lights are off except for the overhead patio light.
Lights on at sunset.
We’re headed around the side toward the front.
The side of the house with the front entry and porch to the right.
The front entrance.
The front of the house. The floor of this house is a highly polished stone and the reason for the high reflectivity.
The front of the house almost straight on showing another corner patio. The wall directly facing us is the kitchen.
Here we see a window to the kitchen overlooking a little covered patio with a planter.
Proceeding to the other side of the house with a view of the windows to the bathroom and a slight look at the patio off the bedroom.
A direct side view with the window to the kitchen on the left and the bedroom patio doors on the right. The bathroom is, of course, seen through the two windows in the center.
The bedroom patio.
We return to a side view with the large window to the bedroom.
A view of the corner that has no patio.
At the front entrance, looking up into the round window to the vaulted area.
We’ve entered the front door and see the living area. To the right is the dining area and we can get a peek at the bedroom through the glass door.
Looking through the living area into the dining area, seeing the glass door to the bathroom, with the kitchen to the right.
The dining area and the kitchen beyond.
Looking back towards the living area and the front entrance.
In the bathroom with a look through the glass door on the right into the kitchen.
On the opposite side of the bathroom with a peek out of the glass door into the dining area.
A view of the bedroom while to the left through the glass door is a view of the front entrance and living area.
Across the bedroom seeing the patio doors with the door to the dining and living areas to the right.
Looking inside the square, vaulted area above the dining area with the large round windows.
External view of the vaulted area. The roof could also be made into an elevated deck.
You may have noticed a classical feature of this house is that it is based upon a Greek cross, much like some cathedrals. Although the round windows could be replaced with square ones, the intriguing juxtaposition of perfect square to perfect round would be lost. You may also have noticed that the warm colors of green and yellow orange on the outside, contrast with the cool colors of the inside, although other color schemes might work with this house built upon the cube.