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!

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Our first look walking into the house.

Our first look walking into the house.

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SO damn happy in his little space!

SO damn happy in his little space!

The natural wood made it feel so warm & comfortable. Like a modern cabin!

The natural wood made it feel so warm & comfortable. Like a modern cabin!

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It was as creamy & cozy as this looks.  THAT DOWN COMFORTER WAS LIFE.

It was as creamy & cozy as this looks. THAT DOWN COMFORTER WAS LIFE.

Desk area & the Guest Book to sign.

Desk area & the Guest Book to sign.

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The hardwood floor was real & ridiculously smooth!

The hardwood floor was real & ridiculously smooth!

 

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.

STORAGE

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!

INDUCTION STOVE

Although we didn't use this, having the option was phenomenal.

BATHROOM DOOR

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!

FIREPLACE

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.

VISITOR BOOK

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 :)

 

 
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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!