In Hawaiian culture, "ohana" means family. But a big family probably isn't what comes to mind when you think of tiny houses-unless it's the Ohana tiny home designed by VIVA Collectiv with architect Brian Crabb.
At almost 600 square feet, it's more spacious that most tiny homes-and that's because it's actually two tiny 174-square-foot trailers joined by a 240-square-foot glass-roofed sunroom in the middle, forming one "mega" tiny home. Designed for a family of four, the house offers plenty of privacy among its separate areas, while still incorporating lots of space for family time and entertaining.
The left unit contains the kitchen, complete with a fridge, a small stove, a washer/dryer, and plenty of counter space, as well as a cozy looking master bedroom.
The bathroom, though small, boasts an eye-catching tile design that makes you feel like you're bathing in the serenity of nature.
The right unit holds the living room and two bedrooms, one lofted over the other, making it the perfect spot for kids to bunk up.
But we think the best feature is definitely that dreamy open-air sunroom. Owner Clayton Hanchett says that the room was inspired by a beach home designed for Louis Vuitton, but was adapted to suit the Portland, Oregon area.
"You're so invited by that room when you look at the windows," Clayton tells CountryLiving.com. "It just adds a component that's very unique. It's a great way to enjoy the property."
Hanchett tells us his family loves to use the space for entertaining friends (yes, they actually host parties in their tiny home!). In fact, the Hanchetts recently hosted a get-together for 50 people (!) where guests were able to roam between the two trailers, the sunroom, and the yard.
"It's fun to share with others," Clayton tells CountryLiving.com. "Most people say, 'I could see myself living here. This is very doable.' That's what we love about it."
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