Teacher From Missouri Had Just One Simple Wish When She Retired. They Made It Come True In The Most Wonderful Way!
If you're thinking of building a tiny house of your own this tiny house design called La Luna Llena would be the perfect inspiration for you. La Luna Llena is Spanish for The Full Moon and was named by the homeowner, Pam, a retired art teacher who lives in Missouri. Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses built the 30-foot long tiny house for Pam, and she now lives in it full-time. When the photos were taken, Pam hadn't moved in yet, but they left plenty of wall space for her large art collection that she'll add to it when she settles in. The exterior looks so warm and welcoming sided with cedar lap and cedar board and batten as well as some galvanized corrugated wainscotting. They also included a fold-down porch and a fold-up awning that can both fold up against the house when she's travelling. The arched door was handmade with locally sourced ponderosa pine, and a beautiful piece of stained glass was implemented in it from Pam's own collection of art. Inside the tiny house, the walls are lined with pine and the floors with red pine. They also included red oak cabinetry and a few live edge wood pieces. In the living room, there's a handcrafted L-shaped couch with storage as well as a nice handmade cabinet with the TV above. Also in the living room is a large window and her Grizzly woodburning stove mounted on the wall.
Needless to say, you'll see that Pam has plenty of storage space in her tiny house design which is very important in any small home. It just makes cleaning up and staying organized so easy. She also has some multifunctional furniture like the fold-down table made out of beautiful live edge beetle kill pine. The stairs lead up to the loft area which will be used as a guest sleeping space as well as a storage area. The stairs themselves act as storage space holding wooden boxes that can be used as storage cubbies and as stepping stools or even stools to sit on. There's also enough room for her vacuum in the storage staircase too. In the kitchen is an apartment sized fridge and a 24-inch range with a microwave range hood over top. The cabinets are beautiful, and they also went with a live edge wood countertop with a large sink. She also had a combination washer dryer unit which makes doing laundry in a tiny house so easy and efficient. The Mexican tiles used for the backsplash in the kitchen were tiles Pam had collected on her travels which brings a touch of personality and nostalgia into the space.
Her bedroom is on the main floor with a platform bed equipped with built-in storage which also comes in handy. They also left space for a quilt cabinet in her bedroom and built her a full height closet just next to her bedroom for her clothing. Then there is the bathroom, with a flush toilet, an on-demand water heater, a full height linen closet, a 36 inch by 48-inch shower and a beautiful handmade glass sink Pam gave them to put into the tiny house design. It's also interesting that he walls and the roof were made out of Structural Insulated Panels - SIPs. She also has a heater and an air conditioning unit in the tiny house as well. The entire built weighs about 13,000 pounds dry and cost $82,500 US to build. If you're thinking about building a tiny house that's larger than most, this would be a great example to pull some inspiration from. Check out all of the photos of this and other builds from Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses.***
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