Good morning. Welcome to our tiny house. Our tiny barn on our tiny farm here in New England was built last year by a group of students from Yestermorrow Design Build School up in Warren, Vermont. We love it. MUSIC PLAYING The students that designed it and built it, they didn’t go crazy trying to pack a million little things in. It’s open, it’s airy. So when you’re living in a very small house, you don’t feel constricted. So this is the kitchen and the dining room and the living room.
One of the things that the students were trying to achieve was, even though this is a somewhat small house 227 square feet it still feels pretty big. I’ve been in here with 15 or 20 people, and believe it or not, it’s not that crowded. You can see the light fixtures are pretty interesting salvaged plumbing parts. I don’t think that water comes out of those. I hope not. It’s got a full oven setup, salvaged steel backsplash. There’s a nice set of drawers. There’s cabinets above. Routed directly into the shelves above the sink are.
Drainage holes, so we can put our clean dishes here, and they drain right into the sink a nice way to save space. Here’s the bathroom. We’ve got a little sink, shower. The floor and bench where the toilet are are all made of rotresistant wood, and there’s a floor drain. So the whole room is actually the shower. The bedroom I think it’s just a classic small house bedroom. The bed is up a little bit higher, so you’ve got plenty of storage underneath drawers and a big hatch in the back.
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But it’s not up so high that you have to climb up to get it. Again, this is one of those choices that they made that I think is so wonderful. It’s a generous space. There’s plenty of headroom, and you feel comfortable in there. So this is an old Japanese technique for finishing the exterior of the building. They took cedar boards and, using a blow torch, they charred them until they were black. And then, they scraped off the residue. And then, they put a light coat of a natural oil on that.
It gives it an amazing, rich brown color. And also, that charring seals the wood in, and it makes it essentially weatherproof. We’ve been really curious about creative ways to heat small spaces. Inside these hay bales is wood chips and sawdust and a little bit of manure. We’ve got a pipe going in. It loops around and around and around. There’s about 600 feet of pipe in there. And then, it comes back out again. We haven’t hooked up the pump yet, but we hooked it up temporarily the other day, and the water that.
Came out burned me. It’s 150degree water coming out of this thing. So we think a pile like this could easily heat a tiny house. We were looking to make an investment in energy. What we’ve bought, in a lot of ways, is people power. And that means having family and friends come, people come to help out on the farm and visit. For us, it’s this energy of being able to host people, to have people come and participate in our little experiment here. Love home and design Make sure to subscribe to SpacesTV on YouTube.