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A Tiny Home Away From Home
Love the great outdoors but not completely sure roughing it in a tent is your jam? Or maybe you're just interested in seeing if the tiny house phenomenon is for you? Perhaps you are just a design fan looking for a fun getaway close to home? Whatever your interests, the new tiny home camping company Getaway is a great opportunity to escape the city and stay in a super-cozy and high-design tiny camper in the woods. Getaway currently has nine outposts across the country, from East Coast to West and provides a great chance for city folk to enjoy some off-the-grid time without lugging an enormous amount of gear out into the wild.
Part of the tiny home camping experience is spending alone time or time with friends and family. A handy wooden box where everyone can hide their devices is a way to get started on your unplugged odyssey.
This Corning small house features three distinct buildings, a main house clad in corrugated weathered steel, a garage in black corrugated steel and a peaked barn in rough-sawn pine. A studio space in the home features a lofted bedroom above accessed by a modern metal staircase.
Though we may think of tiny homes as one-off homes that can be transported from place to place, the Pinewood Forest community south of Atlanta is banking on a new tiny home model. The multi-use Pinewood community adjacent to the Pinewood film studio features a variety of home styles including this Micro Village. The Micro Village is composed of six homes with a central gathering area and even a community "burrow" — a repurposed shipping container turned into a communal area for grilling and socializing. But the emphasis at Pinewood Forest's Micro Village is also on smart design, plenty of storage (more on that later) and privacy. All of those design features were masterminded by tiny-home visionary and Director of Residential Construction Brett Baker, shown here.
This beautiful entryway greets guests and ushers them into Paul’s unique, Alice in Wonderland-like interior. The brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, had been victim to a fire. When Paul moved in, he loving worked to restore the classic structure and renew it with bold, modern color choices and engaging patterns, like the tiled floor.
This bedroom boasts a perfect reading spot with a chic midcentury modern chair positioned in front of a window for optimal lighting. A gold-toned dresser sits close by, adding metallic pizzazz to the neutral space.
At 1,600 square feet, this modern farmhouse in Mansfield, Connecticut provides walkability to the University of Connecticut campus where the two homeowners teach biology. Part of the downsizing, or "right-sizing" process for most of the homeowners discussed in Sheri Koones' Downsize meant purging unnecessary and underused items.
A custom curved-front desk made from a thick, laminated veneer lumber beam provides plenty of storage and function in space that might otherwise go unused. The star wall art adds a quirky pop of color and fun.
The living room offers the perfect study nook that can be hidden when not in use. The desk conveniently folds up, and the chair can then be used for extra seating. Built-in shelves and cabinets provide essential storage.
Nautical Daybed Turns Second-Floor Landing Into Comfy Spot
What might be considered dead space on a second-floor landing is turned into a cozy nook for reading or napping thanks to a nautical-print daybed piled with pillows. Drawers in the base of the bed offer extra storage.
The rug in this tidy dining room is the absolute star of the space. The mud cloth pattern seen throughout this home is repeated on the small planter at the center of the table. On the wall, a set of floating shelves highlight a curated selection of decorative objects. The divided colors of the shelves mirror the bifurcated tones of the wall itself, for an even more eye-catching moment.
Each Getaway cabin sports a fun old-school name. We had Walter, and he was delightful and hospitable. There's outdoor lighting if an evening around the fire pit roasting s'mores is in your plans. Books are also provided in the cabins if you want to kick back and cozy up with a good read.