Here She is... Beautiful Inside & Out!


Even though we're not quite all settled and nested, I figured you all didn't care too much, that you just want to see the inside (I know because enough of you have told me so).  So, I shall swallow my pride, set aside my standards of completeness, and invite you all (friends, family and strangers) into my home.  Isn't she beautiful!?  She is 26' long, 8.5' wide and 13.5' tall (within limits to drive legally without a special permit or license).  She weighs 11,500lbs without our clothes, toys, toiletries and dishes.  An easy-peasy pull for our Ford F-350! ;)
The blue siding is supposed to be a navy blue... which it will be by the end of summer, hopefully!
Now, let me take you inside!  As soon as you enter you see our console table/breakfast nook/dining table/storage area:
We have the table set up as a console table during the day.  The storage cubes function as extra seats & storage.

Now it's breakfast time...
This is the way the kids eat their breakfast in the mornings.
Now it's dinner time...
It was important for me to have the ability to continue our tradition as eating as a family most nights.
That's where we eat, now let's go to where the food is made...

The curvy hickory and walnut butcher-block countertops continue the wave/nautical theme.

I wanted curtains instead of cabinets to help with the weight, and this way we have a bunch more usable space!
The sink cover helps extend the kitchen space, as well as provides a nice cutting board (and, ahem... can easily hide dirty dishes when guests arrive unexpectedly)
Open storage shelves, because I thought cabinets would make it feel too cramped.

Plenty of food storage in the custom designed food pantry!
Now let me back up a little bit before I turn around and take you ALL THE WAY OVER to the other side of the house!
Custom made arched top French doors (handles are high so that deck can fold up during transport)
Our living room/dining room windows (which will have bamboo shades by the end of summer)
Now, the other side...
Salvaged portholes going up the stairs.
And plenty of storage space under the stairs with secret compartments! :D
Here's our seating... comfy cushions will be made soon!

Right next to the seating is our tiny & adorable wood stove, which will be our primary heating.
The "Master Closet" (4'7" wide), will have a curtain.
The kids closet / laundry room, will also have a curtain once I find the perfect one.

On to the head:
I'm really loving our garden window in the bathroom and how much light it brings in!

Nature's Head composting toilet, and my awesome octopus vase I made in high school (no it's not a "Snake Pot" Aaron)!  The octopus pot holds our peat moss, which we use for the composting toilet.  It's okay folks... this is literally my husband's field of study... he's a graduate student at Purdue for Environmental Soil Chemistry.  He's got this under control. 
The shelf above the toilet holds our single ply T.P., towels, and our essential bathroom reading materials. ;)
We had our friend, Anne (a pipe bending pro... no really) make this shower curtain rod for our tiny shower. 
The Washer & Dryer combo magic.
Having the "laundry room" inside the closets was a MUST HAVE!  And it's just as amazing as I expected.
There will be a curtain here in between the main living area and the closets, to be used as a dressing room when needed.
When you look up, you see the see-through cat-walk made out of very thick plexi-glass (up until this photo I still had the protective paper cover over it, to make sure it looked nice and shiny for pictures) ;)

Now let's go up to the lofts!!!  Going up the stairs...

The "Master Loft"
That beautiful stained glass was a gift from our builder (Greg of Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses).  It is our tiny house, The Pequod, and a phoenix merged into one.  Such a sweet, special piece of glass!
View from Master Loft looking towards the Kid's loft.

During the night, this is the kid's "sleeping loft"
During the day, their beds fold up into little couches, which gives them lots of room to play with their toys!

View from kid's loft across the catwalk into Master loft (with their beds laid out again).
Everyone has their own eyebrow window.

Looking down from Master Loft.
Getting ready to head on back downstairs.  I am in love with this roofline! 

Here are some more photos of the outside:

Notice my cute little munchkin photo-bombers. :)
The Pequod's backside.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit!  Look forward to a video tour walk-through!  

July 10, 2015
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