{tiny tuesday : a tour inside my tiny home}

15 Apr


it’s been far too long since i posted an update on my tiny home… like, four months too long! 😉

it really amazes me how much this “movement” has taken off!


i’ve made quite a few changes around the tiny home, and i’m rather happy with the way things look, now… i feel like it’s finally coming together. my next project is working on the upstairs bedroom/loft area… i need to maximize space and upgrade the whole “college dorm room” feel currently happening… 😉

upon entering my tiny home, you first see my personalized dresser from the target closetmaid collection… it’s actually two pieces stacked on top of each other, and i’ve managed to fit most of my clothing inside! just to the left of the dresser, i keep the ladder to my loft propped against the wall. as you may recall, this attaches to that black beam for easy access to the loft, and quick removal when not in use!

on the right is the kitchen table, which is where my desk used to be.  i just felt like it opened up the house more with the setup this way…


the tiny house layout is basically a square – so along the same wall as the kitchen table is where my sewing machine and computer now reside… as well as a mirror i swapped from my bathroom. my landlord told me that a mirror makes a space appear larger, so i was all over that!  i also love how callee posed for some of these pics 😉

the “main room” is more open now with the table in a different place… and i like that!


so when i’m sitting on the couch, this is what i now see…


the view from the other side of the room… it’s amazing how that mirror trick really works!

i still need to consider some curtains… but what for, really?!?!! 😛


the kitchen – and my now-complete water heater/table combo… which is perfect for housing the vitamix and this funky little lamp i got at a second-hand store…


and then there’s the viking. the personalized, one-of-a-kind viking oven/microwave/steamer combo. apparently viking is kind of a big deal… every one of my foodie friends that sees it is like, “daaaannng, you have a VIKING?!?!” also, my landlord told me he had to custom-design the structure around this “mini-viking” – it is sui generis, and i may be the only person in the world with a mini-viking in my mini-house!

so, seriously – thanks again, jeff! 😉


the viking!

it is pretty hardcore, i gotta say…


and so i took out the mirror in the bathroom and hung it in the living room. i replaced it with this cute little mirror i also found at the second-hand store.  and my landlord installed this sweet medicine cabinet for extra storage space… i love how it fit right into the wall!

and who doesn’t love a clawfoot tub?! it could be my favourite part of the house… 😉

thanks for taking the latest tour with me! stay tuned for more updates.  and please comment below if you are a “tiny home” dweller, as well!



43 Responses to “{tiny tuesday : a tour inside my tiny home}”

  1. anthony0358 April 15, 2014 at 6:54 am #

    I love it! Thank you for sharing with us! I need to also become a minimalist, I want to try to fit my life into a maximum of 10 boxes someday


  2. amandagay April 15, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    I can’t believe you make all that amazing food in that tiny kitchen! I am extremely impressed; with your philosophy and your execution. Inspiring! Thank you for sharing.


    • cooking with audrey April 16, 2014 at 4:56 am #

      awww, thanks so much amanda! some days it’s a challenge to do the things i’m used to doing in this tiny kitchen, but i do love this little house and am grateful to live here. i’ve learned to make adjustments 😉


  3. Margaret Gilfoyle April 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Oh, I just love it! And the big garden outside…. how did you find this little gem??


    • cooking with audrey July 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

      i never replied to you. … it is a very serendipitous story…. i’ll share it sometime. hope you are well!


  4. Audrey April 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Very cool! I love tiny houses and I’m kind of obsessed with minimalist living. Love what you’ve done to the place and can’t wait to see what happens upstairs. 🙂


    • cooking with audrey April 16, 2014 at 4:55 am #

      thank you so much, audrey! i am blessed to have this little tiny house to call ‘home” right now. i had no idea it was such a “movement” until i came to live here! 🙂 it feels nice to be a part of something!


  5. maryinline April 16, 2014 at 12:08 am #

    Oh, sweety, it’s a beautiful place! I’m going to drive the back way from Glenwood Springs back home tomorrow afternoon and crash your pad!


  6. Patty Nguyen April 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    What a lovely home you have, Audrey! Thanks for having us over! 😀


    • cooking with audrey April 23, 2014 at 9:28 am #

      hehehe, thanks patty!! wish i could have you over FOR REAL and have you cook for me! how fun would that be? like a blogger swap?! 😉


      • Patty Nguyen April 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

        That would be soo much fun!! I actually got to meet a blogger friend this past weekend and it was great!


      • cooking with audrey April 24, 2014 at 7:56 am #

        so fun! i would love to meet some of my blogger friends – have like a huge potluck! 😀


  7. namenews April 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Mother Earth’s favorite foodie and photographer, in an exclusive look into her world. This is amazing.

    Lovely imagination and creative usage of design.

    Many days of sunshine to you and your kitty.



    • cooking with audrey April 23, 2014 at 9:27 am #

      thank you so much for the awesome comment and for taking time to peek around food & foto!! i look forward to following your blog and posts!


  8. Becky April 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    What a lovely tiny house! What’s the total square footage?


    • cooking with audrey April 23, 2014 at 9:22 am #

      hi becky! it’s about 220 square feet, including the loft. the living space is about 160. my landlord is possibly going to be building another one and i’ll be documenting the whole thing! 😉 thanks for stopping by.


  9. jayme marie April 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Loved peeking into your house! It is adorable! I am always fascinated with small spaces. And I also like the fact that you don’t have the space to fill your house with clutter, so you are forced to be neat and downsized! …love your tub, btw!!!!


    • cooking with audrey April 23, 2014 at 9:24 am #

      thanks, jayme!!! i love my little tiny home and am very grateful and blessed to live here. i’ve always been attracted to a minimalist lifestyle, with very little “clutter” as you said… and this home definitely forces me to buy less and manage what i own. just yesterday i went through all my stuff AGAIN and downsized even more – feels great! 😉 the bathtub is such a score, i can’t even handle how awesome it is! even has the full shower curtain rod and that little book-reading nook for when taking a bath…. 😀


  10. celestedimilla April 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Tiny and adorable!! Who says bigger is better?


  11. Carissa Gan April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Your home is so cozy and adorable! 🙂


    • cooking with audrey April 24, 2014 at 7:56 am #

      thank you, carissa! i just made a few more updates – it’s extra cozy, now!!! 😀


  12. EmZap April 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Im in loooove with your tiny house! Cozy, charming, practical! Maybe we can see it in person sometime soon 🙂 hugs!


  13. lifeat6mph May 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    hi there, thanks for checking out my blog.. it was really supposed to be about sailing, but there won’t be too much of that this summer – I have to get the tiny house finished instead.. I hope to make steady progress over the next month or so.. it looks like you have a great little house – I am looking forward to reading more about it.. jt


    • cooking with audrey July 13, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

      how’s it going?! 😉


      • lifeat6mph July 21, 2014 at 9:45 am #

        thanks for asking! as you will see in my next post, I have been a bit preoccupied… but back to the house this week. I need to post some pics!


  14. suzannesmom June 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    What a treat to see how it can work!


  15. Linda September 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Kudos to you!. I’d like to thank you for “liking” my post, Bird of Paradise. and wanted to stop by and have a look see at your tiny home. AWESOME! It’s soooo charming. I watch the show “Tiny Houses” and have always been intrigued by it. Who really needs tons of square footage to live a fulfilled life??? I’m truly impress! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing.


    • cooking with audrey October 5, 2014 at 7:19 am #

      thank you so much, linda!!
      ever since the show came out, i’ve been attracting more interested readers since i write about my tiny home. it’s a very unique lifestyle and movement. i have about 200 square feet and i never really feel claustrophobic nor do i feel like i’m lacking anything. i am blessed and grateful.
      thank you for your sweet comment!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. jenlongo September 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    I LOVE your tiny home! I just watched a documentary last night called “Tiny” about homes like this, and it was very inspirational!


    • cooking with audrey September 29, 2014 at 10:48 am #

      thanks so much, jen! the tiny “movement’ is definitely getting some attention right now! i feel pretty proud to be a part of it 😉 thanks for the comment!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. toonsville October 25, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    Very cool!


  18. BRENDA BENOIT December 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Looks like a personal paradise!

    Liked by 1 person


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