Tiny Houses are all over the news and social media. Have you had a chance to tour one yet?
We connected with Mandi Mockler - co-owner of TexZenTinyHomes - through the friend of a friend. When the conversation turned to “friends that were getting into tiny house building” our ears perked up.
Could we meet for a tour?
A couple days later the DitchingSuburbia truck rolled up to the TexZenTinyHome that, square-footage-wise, is little different than the RV that we pull (~ 260 square feet).
Our first impression of the house was…that’s awsome!.
The external style - like so many tiny houses - is such a refreshing change from the white fiberglass box world of RVs. It’s no wonder people are so enamoured of tiny homes.
This particular model was designed for Mandi’s mom and step-dad. As such, it’s intentionally laid out to accomodate a couple and not a family. The nice cathedral ceiling comes at a cost of no loft for dedicated sleeping space.
Indeed after living in it for a year Grandma recently sold the house in order to build a new one with loft space for the grandchildren to be able to spend the night.
Inside was very livable. The angled and high ceiling lets in so much natural light.
The kitchen has ample counter space - much more than our RV kitchen. The two-person bar-type space for eating is perfect for a couple.
We had never seen such a tall and skinny refridgerator - but it nestles perfectly into the space alongside the main kitchen window.
In tiny homes, just like RV’s, there are always compromises. In this model you get the high ceiling and large window space, at the cost of having to setup your sleeping quarters every night.
The bathroom runs the full-width of the house. There is a full-size shower. There is a stacked washer & dryer as well (I didn’t have the space to get a photo of it).