Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BA's Tiny House

Every once in a while something comes along that really captures one's interest. And of those there may be an occasional thing that makes such complete sense it has the potential to change a person's life completely. Let me introduce you to BA Norrgard and her tiny house.

BA's journey from urban dweller to tiny house advocate is astounding. You can read all about it on her website and follow along on her blog.

The house is nearing completion but is in the process of being finished inside. Here is the main living area. Even unfinished this house feels comfortable and "right". Enter at your own risk ... you may not want to leave.

BA has an amazing eye for detail and design. This house absolutely radiates her design sensibilities. During my visit I was so impressed that I invited her to visit the cob cottage to help collaborate on the remaining design.

This picture shows three different spaces inside the tiny house. Above is a loft, complete with skylight. Below and to the left a bathroom is yet to be framed in. And below and to the right is a kitchen area. Note the custom built door! It is tiny yet just right.

Living in a tiny space requires all areas of one's life be evaluated to contain only what is truly important. Transition must occur. If you are considering building a tiny house by all means contact BA for a consultation for both design and lifestyle advice. Or attend her tiny house workshop on April 19-20 in Garland, Texas.

Above is my favorite space in the house, a very cozy loft area. Complete with skylight for star watching at night.

BA is living her dream, but is also living an example of empowerment and freedom. Yes! You can build your own house. And then what could you do with your life if you didn't have be making mortgage payments for thirty years? It makes complete sense to me...