Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011:
We enjoyed an opportunity to build and install the bathroom door, allowing us to really get a good feel for the working space in our tiny kitchen.
We diverted from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company design for the layout of the Tarleton’s kitchen and bathroom providing what we felt would be a more workable space for two people. From what we understand, Tumbleweed Tiny Houses are typically considered a comfortable space for one person living full time (though several folks do take advantage of these designs as a living space for two, such as Jeff and Arlene in Washington, Collin and Joanna in Canada, and Laura and Matt in North Carolina).
While we really like the working space that our kitchen layout provides, there is a part of us that certainly appreciates the layout that Jay Shafer proposed. We do like the idea of his conscious use of sacred geometry in his design work. There is something to be said for that kind of intentional use of space and composition.
We framed the door with pine 1X3’s and sheeted it with knotty pine. Used small door-type hinges, and will hold the door closed with a hook-latch.