Tiny House Staycation
Tiny House living has definitely become a notable trend the past 2 years & for good reason! It goes hand-in-hand with the minimalism movement on the rise, it's relatable for the dream of living on the go & is just an interesting concept of living in a cramped place! Matt & I decided to take this opportunity during his leave to stay a night in a local tiny house in Seattle. Our biggest issue - how do we bring Jackson & do we bring the dogs. Very easily decided not to bring the dogs & bringing Jackson would just be an adventure! (Also found out plenty of rentable tiny houses don't feel comfortable renting to people with kids under 2 years old for safety reasons. Can't have a baby up in the loft, whatever stairway option they have, etc.)
Introducing Tipsy the Tiny House. I don't think I understood how incredible or notable this specific house was until we were actually inside it. Quick little recap of Tipsy because it deserves it. It was designed & built by Chad Kuntz (WA state-licensed architect who lives in Seattle) with graphic designer wife, Lindsey. Chad's love for small spaces & beautiful materials led him to design & build this tiny house. Tipsy is an 180 sq. ft house on wheels, fueled by cutting edge technology. The home has an LED fireplace, flat screen smart TV, in-wall surround sound stereo system & custom furniture. Access to the tiny house is controlled by a smart code. There was specific parking for our car & a gated yard area should we want to be outside if it wasn't raining.
So without further ado, pictures from our stay. Also, we brought Jackson's pack N play so he could sleep downstairs closest to the heat source & OUT of the loft. This sleeping through the night stuff is what dreams are made of!
Check out my Starting to Sleep Train post if you're interested!
PERSONAL FAVORITE ASPECTS
OUTLETS / loft
By far, my favorite thing. You could tell they thought of every place you'd like to have an outlet or charger. & a majority of them had USB outlets included so we didn't even need a square to charge our phones! It also ties in with the loft area. There's literally enough room for the bed & that's all. There are hidden shelves below by the head area but there's also 2 outlets on each side & a deep, middle shelf in the window perfect for the few things in your pockets or a water bottle.
Every drawer had a purpose. The use of space is the definition of efficient. Just enough space to put away your luggage in the closet or above the main door. A stack of drawers doubled as a small counter to eat. AND every drawer & cabinet was slow shut. Screaming THANK YOU from a toddler parent!
Although we didn't use this, having the option was phenomenal.
I'm a sucker for a disappearing door. Especially with being a in a cramped space, a swinging door just doesn't make sense. & this door was HEAVY. Very nice!
By far, Jackson's favorite part. He was glued to the fire graphics & I'm sure he loved the feel of the heat. The LED fireplace heated the entire house but was still cool enough to touch & not burn. It was on a timer so it couldn't stay on all the time but it heated fast & was extremely efficient.
So. Damn. Cute. I took it upon myself to read every entry going back until the beginning of 2016 & it was so incredible to see all the people who had also stayed in this tiny oasis. Left our mark there as well & I look forward to the day we get the chance to stay there again :)
If you know have the need to stay here, click HERE to be taken to the AIRBNB link. & if you're looking to stay in any AIRBNB, we have a link for some $$ off! Happy traveling!