Living Large in a Tiny House
DEMO BEGAN 6/1/2014… we are now done (see finished pics here)… see pic below.
Welcome to our Tiny House page – dedicated to our tiny home remodel in Alameda, CA. As of January 2013, we are the proud owners of a 500 square foot 100 year old house in Alameda, CA. We are looking forward to an entire eco remodel that will take place throughout 2014/15. The main house is 483 s.f. to be exact and there is a detached separate bonus building out back that is 110 s.f. Our new wonderland sits on a 3800 s.f. lot that is fenced on all sides. As you can see from the pic below the 38 foot driveway can comfortably fit the Airstream.
For more current photos as well as our inspirational ideas/photos, check out http://www.greenrvlife.com/2013/01/25/100-year-tiny-house-what/
Original house BELOW.
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We have big plans for this little house. We are working with local eco architect David Burton (burtonarchitect.com) who specializes in sustainable living spaces. Some ideas we will incorporate are a vaulted ceiling, adding up to 300 s.f to the house, reclaimed hardwood flooring, rain water collection, storage in the stairs, a rolling dining room table that will fold and tuck under the stair landing, low flow toilet, building a loft-like open concept living space, LED lights, a mud room/indoor garden room, rebuilding the rotted wood porch, energy efficient appliances, reclaimed furniture made from the wood from the original house (we have to remove the roof/roof structure and most walls). The foundation and subfloor are in great shape and we will base the footprint of the house off the current layout. In the yard, we want to create a retreat like planting extravaganza – espaliered fruit trees along the fence, rainwater collection, veggie garden, low water plants and grasses, vine trellises an outside shower and more. We will attempt to use recycled materials as much as possible and document our progress every step of the way.
Original 483 s.f. floor plan
New 812 s.f. floor plan (first floor) – original porch enclosed to add more living space and new smaller porch added. Stairs lead to loft bedroom.
New second floor plan – Stairs lead to bedroom loft.
New 812 s.f. floor plan on property plan – Airstream in driveway.
Side view with dormer over loft bedroom.
Front and rear views with dormers added for head room above stairs and above bed in loft.
Side view with dormer above stairs for head room.
2013 – Burton Architecture creates architectural/construction plans, City of Alameda Design Review Board approval, identify construction manager and subs, save some money for construction.
June 2014 – Begin remodel process!!!!!
Alameda is an island located in the San Francisco Bay – see below.