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Artist couple create beautiful tiny home together and pack it with character
I love how they designed this tiny house. I would live here in a heartbeat.
Gianella Argao
07.13.22

More and more people are switching to tiny homes for the simpler and lower-impact living they provide. The same is true with New York artists Tim and Erica.

The couple lives in a tiny house in Hudson Valley, New York. At first glance, it’s pretty obvious the residents are artists for the way the house is designed.

A tiny house head-turner

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The couple has been living here for about two and a half years. Everything about the house is DIY except for the skylights.

The tiny house stands 8.5 feet wide, 28 feet at the bottom, and comes out to 30 feet at the top.

According to the couple, they always knew they could live in this small space because they used to live in a 200-square-feet apartment in NYC.

In fact, they love living in a small space.

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“What we love about living in a tiny house is that it affords you all the time and space even to create on a daily basis, to always be making things,” Tim said.

The tour started off with the kitchen.

Erica loves to cook so having a counter space to prep everything was important. They were even able to put up a built-in counter seating by the window.

They even have a space for two more guests.

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Their tiny house is filled with windows because they wanted as much natural light as they could get on a daily basis.

They also installed a skylight which allows more light into the kitchen. All their kitchen cabinets were made of birch wood with handles made of walnut.

Up next is the bathroom which houses a composting toilet and a stand-up shower.

Tim said that this bathroom is temporary and that it will be taken out once they proceed to part 2 of construction once they finally get a piece of land.

Their staircase doubles as storage.

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This is something you’d see in most tiny houses as it makes the staircase even more functional.

The stairs lead to the living room which comes with removable partitions just in case they have a guest coming in.

The office area is surrounded by built-in cabinets which definitely saves a lot of space.

“We both work as freelance artists and designers and doing like a variety of jobs and we needed our space to be flexible and allow us to do all the different jobs that we do,” Erica pointed out.

The challenge was Tim’s woodworking.

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So a space outside the tiny home was set up for exactly that.

Tim also showed the beautiful and bold printed wallpaper Erica had picked up from House of Hackney in England. It brightened up the space a lot!

Their loft was thoughtfully designed with a pitch—the taller side for Tim and the shorter one, of course, for Erica. This allows them to sit up in bed without bumping into the ceiling.

Over their bedroom is a skylight.

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It makes the loft appear bigger and brighter.

She also showed the beautiful drawers that they made which house their clothes. And of course, they have built-in storage behind the headboard.

She said that it took them about $35K to $40K to build that house.

“That’s because we really did everything ourselves. We didn’t hire anyone to come and do our plumbing, we didn’t hire anyone to do our electrical. We did everything ourselves,” Erica shared.

And indeed, the results of these two artists’ hard work are incredible. Their tiny house is so functional and unique that even I want to live in it too!

Check out the video below to see Tim and Erica’s tiny house tour!

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By Gianella Argao
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Gianella Argao is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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