Blue Haven Video Tour
Hi all! As promised, I wanted to provide you with a quick video tour of our tiny house. Each short video walks through a specific space in the house. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Happy Saturday from us!
It’s been two weeks since we moved into our Blue Haven Bungalow. Have there been adjustments? Yup. Have there been sacrifices? NO- I mean it! I really don’t feel like I’ve “given anything up” with 425 square feet. Actually, there are many aspects of this home that are quickly making it my favorite space we've lived. Additionally, I have quickly gained a sense of community and pride that comes with owning our tiny home.
After my last post, featuring the inside space, I got some requests to show the outdoor space. Going tiny usually means your use of outdoor space matters ( A LOT!) so it was important to us to make our area usable and inviting for both us and the fur babies. Take a look at what we’ve done and let me know what you think!
We erected a temporary picket fence to ensure our dogs stayed close and safe. This also gives them the freedom to come and go from the inside and outside via the dog door. We have two content pups and a fence that is sturdy yet easily removable to go with us.
We bit the bullet and “winterized” our tiny home now versus waiting. This essentially means, we put insulation and skirting around the bottom to keep out the cold winds and prevent freezing of pipes. I was able to find used skirting that matched my blue and white color theme and we finished this all under $200! This setup will also help deter critters from making their tiny home beneath our tiny home.
Our pallet deck is what I am most proud of. Our awesome neighbor, brought pallets home from work for me. J and I used the pallets as our base and placed new wood on top. I stained it to protect it from all from the elements. Yesterday, we leveled it and put the edging on; this morning we enjoyed the fruits of our labor by drinking morning coffee on the deck and listening to the birds. This was a huge up-cycle project for us and I am so pleased with how it turned out!
I foresee a lot of front porch sittin, barbecues and wine nights in our future at this little outdoor oasis we’ve managed to create. You ready to go tiny yet!? Feel free to message me and I'll tell you how we got started on this amazing adventure!
Official Tiny House Dwellers
Warning… this blog contains images that will make you want to live in a tiny house immediately. Ok, Ok, it might not be that drastic for you but I hope it does help you see that a family of three with two fur babies can live very comfortably in 425 square feet.
The Blue Haven Bungalow arrived in all her glory on August 2, 2020 . Our talented and gracious builder (check out their page here) leveled her out and helped us get her up and running with power and water. Since then, we have spent the last four days getting everything unpacked. This blog will focus on the interior and I’ll do another that shows our outdoor setup once it is all finished.
Evie’s loft was the first room I tackled. It was important for me to have the space finished so she could have a little place of peace in the midst of the move- in chaos. The verdict? She loves her loft!
Our loft isn’t nearly as exciting but it turned out exactly how I had wanted—clean, simple and cozy. We have a queen-sized bed, two nightstands, a mounted tv and dressers for clothing storage.
The main room area is the perfect place to drink a cup of coffee and curl up with a book. (I’m actually drinking coffee and writing this on the chaise lounge). It features a giant window that lets in a huge amount of natural light and I used a lot of linen/wood textures plus gold and blue accents to bring it all together. I think it lends itself to a clean,sheek boho vibe (I have no idea if that’s a thing but it’s the only way I could think to describe it. Let me know if you think of a better way).
The kitchen. I. LOVE. THIS. KITCHEN! With the custom, under the ladder pantry we have lots of storage! The white quartz counter tops look beautiful and contrast nicely with the rich, blue lower cabinets. The kitchen sink is the deepest sink I’ve ever had and hides any dirty dishes that are waiting to be cleaned. We have stainless steel oven, dishwasher, and microwave. It’s small but beautiful and extremely functional.
We’re using the main floor bedroom as a designated living room/office. I found the coolest couch that folds out into a bed for guests and J and I have our closets and a desk in the room. We also installed a flat screen tv for family movie nights. Under the stairs, a closet was created and keeps coats, sweaters and briefcases tucked away from sight. I think this might be my favorite room in the house. Do you see those giant windows!? I carried the same style through to this room with a slightly different flax linen set of curtains. Pops of blue and gold are here too and some boho patterns to complete the look. At night when the lamps are on it is extremely cozy and welcoming.
The porcelain throne room is where we splurged a bit. We invested on a tankless water heater (if you go tiny- DO THIS!). This allows for hot water on demand and the shower is considered huge for a tiny house. As a mama of a three year old, it was important for me that this room be functional and a retreat. Storage is not an issue in this room! With the vanity, mirror cabinet, floor to ceiling cabinets and over the toilet cabinet we have tons of space to keep everything tucked away while still having room for a washer/dryer combo.
Welp, that’s it folks! You’ve officially seen The Blue Haven. I already have so much joy living here. Each room makes my heart happy and I feel at home. I know there will be some adjusting but definitely NO comfort sacrifices. Stay tuned for more blogs where I will show you our outdoor set up as well as featuring some of my favorite pieces in the house. If there are tiny living topics you are curious about, let me know! AND if you’re thinking about going tiny, reach out! I love to geek out about efficiency, layouts, etc.