The Millennial Tiny house was Build Tiny‘s very first tiny house project. The company has completed many more builds since then but this is the one that truly lit the spark. Some of the unique concepts and designs from The Millenial tiny house have been brought through into their later work, such as the TinyVille model.
The tiny house measures 7.2 metres (24 feet) in length, by 2.4 metres (8 feet) wide, by 4.2 metres (14 feet) tall.
Build Tiny say that they’ve learnt a lot since completing the house as it actually turned out to be over their intended weight. However, we love their design, as well as a few great features that we’ll cover in this article.
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The Exterior and Shell
The Millennial’s exterior is gorgeous. It’s painted in two main colors – matte black and white. It’s made with a steel frame and color-steel exterior cladding, giving it a rustic but cozy aesthetic.
As you can see, it features many windows on the front of the house to let in as much natural light as possible. Since the house is laid out lengthways, with the doors and double-glazed windows situated on the largest face of the house, all of the light easily passes through and brightens the living space immensely.
As You Enter The Millennial Tiny House
When you enter The Millennial through the large double door entrance, you step into the large, square ground floor space.
You’re immediately welcomed by light surroundings: bright walls, window frames, hardware and furniture. However, the bed frame, ladders, flooring and countertops all feature a light brown wood, which compliments the white decor.
To your left, you will notice the bathroom unit on the ground floor and the staircase that leads up to the loft bedroom.
To your right, the kitchen and another loft area are present.
As you step through, you’ll also immediately notice the other set of double-doors on the other side of the house. The two sets of double-doors create a fantastic indoor-outdoor flow. When you open both sets of doors, you can easily walk through it from one side to the other. Since the doors are so large, this feature really allows you to connect with the surroundings you decide to settle in.
The model above showcases a swing chair hanging from the ceiling. In the centre of the ground floor, there is room for a seating area, tables and chairs.
This area can also be used as a panty, clothes wardrobe or general cupboard, as it offers additional storage space underneath the floor.
Between the floorboards and the bottom of the house, there is enough room to store tins, cans, food boxes and packets if you plan to use it as an extension of the kitchen.
The storage space is quite deep as you can also fit folded clothes, camping equipment or small household appliances in there, such as hoovers.
The Supersized Kitchen
As you turn right through the front entrance, you’re greeted by the amazing kitchen area. It’s a great size for a ‘tiny house’ as there’s plenty of floor space so that two people can cook at the same time.
The size of the features aren’t compromised either. The wall at the back of the kitchen features two cupboards or pantries, a fridge, wine rack, two closet spaces and a shelf.
Inside the cupboards on the left and right-hand side of the wall, there are dual power points for items such as toasters, blenders, etc.
As you can see, the kitchen is packed with great appliances. It features a gas oven and induction cooktop on the right-hand side. There’s plenty of countertop space to use for meal prep here.
On the other side of the kitchen, further countertop space is available, as well as a large (and deep) sink. There are no excuses to skip the washing up in this kitchen!
However, if you’re still not a fan, there’s enough room for a dishwasher in the cupboard unit under the sink.
One great feature that’s hard to pick up on in these pictures, is the little step down you have to make into the kitchen from the main floor space. It gives you a clear demarcation between the kitchen and the other living space, which is a nice little touch in our opinion.
Here’s a picture of The Millennial kitchen during the build. This also shows the loft area above the kitchen, which is accessible via a ladder attached to the wall. This loft is used as the office space…
The Home Office
This part of the millennial tiny house is very unique. Rather than have a regular home office downstairs, a cleverly designed footwell means you can sit on the floor of the loft and work at a waist-high desk.
Once you’ve climbed the ladder, take a seat and put your legs through the hole in the floor. You can move closer to your desk and let your feet rest on the ledge. You’ll have to use a special seat with no legs so you’re able to sit on the floor.
It’s a great way to utilize the space since you don’t need headroom to stand up.
Another great benefit of having this footwell is, rather than carry items up the ladder with you, you can place them on the ledge and collect them once you’re in the office loft. This works well when you leave food on this ledge when you’re in the kitchen, and you can pick it up from the office without having to go up and down the ladder again.
The desk provides a great workspace and is large enough for two people use together. We love the fact that it receives tons of natural light through the two windows in the loft. Power points are neatly concealed in the desk cabinets for your appliances.
The Bathroom and Utility Space
On the other side of the house lies the bathroom and the other loft area. It’s a similar size to the kitchen and office loft space. The height of the bathroom ceiling means you won’t need to crouch at all.
As you enter the bathroom via the door on the left, there is a step-down, similar to the kitchen. This makes these two parts of the house feel completely separate, which is very welcome in tiny houses.
You’re greeted by the vanity, toilet and large shower unit. The light and bright aesthetic continues through from the living area into the bathroom due to the large window on the front of the house and the white interior.
The bathroom has some amazing features such as:
- Full-size bathroom mirror
- Large sink unit
- Vanity with storage
- Low-flow showerhead for water conservation
- Composting toilet
- Power points for appliances
The plumbing in the millennial tiny house uses a freshwater tank for clean water but can also be connected via a hose for an on-grid water supply.
As for utility space, the bathroom fits a washing machine, as well as a ton of storage: two large drawers, five separate shelves, a cupboard and a towel rack. You can keep all of your towels, toiletries, clothes and much more in just the bathroom.
The wardrobe in The Millennial tiny house is also situated in the bathroom (see right-hand side of the picture). It provides a great amount of layered storage room because it uses the space inside the wall.
A unique design feature we love about the bathroom wardrobe is that its door is also used as the main bathroom door. Having two separate doors for the bathroom entrance and the wardrobe isn’t feasible, plus many people want to ability to either close off the bathroom entirely or close the wardrobe.
The Bedroom Loft
This is the last part of the tiny house. As you have seen previously, the main bedroom loft is directly above the bathroom.
The Millennial tiny house does sleep up to three people because the other loft area above the kitchen (the office) will sleep an extra person if needed.
Accessing the bedroom loft is the fun part. There’s a staircase that slides in and out of the bathroom wall, underneath the storage compartments.
The staircase is easy to roll out and latch into place. There’s a bedside drawer and lightswitch at the top of the stairs. One of the lightswitches controls the lights downstairs, so you can easily turn everything on or off while you’re in bed.
The bed itself is a queen-sized mattress, but it can also fit a king-size too.
Windows on both sides of the wall mean you have access to some amazing views from right where you sleep.
Discover The Millennial tiny house on Build Tiny’s website.
They’ve also provided quick and in-depth video tours of the house.
It was also featured on Living Big in a Tiny House’s YouTube channel.
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