Both tiny homes and small, getaway sheds are on the rise, so it’s no wonder they made a major showing at the Seattle Home Show. Here are ten small space getaways, good for either a few hours of quiet time or years of living small, attendees can explore—because half the fun of going to the show is exploring houses set up inside.
An uncompromising tiny by Seattle Tiny Homes
The most plug-and-play tiny we saw at the Home Show was the enhanced Alki model by Seattle Tiny Homes. The RV-certified home has just 192 square feet of space on the ground floor with an 80 square foot loft, but still manages to fit a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, a built-in desk for office space, and even a bathtub.
One sleeping loft works as a primary bedroom, and a second bed can be mechanically lowered from the ceiling. The stairs up to the main sleeping loft double as shelves for efficient use of space.
Three homes by Carriage Houses NW
Carriage Houses NW, who’s also working with LIHI on one of their tiny homes projects, had three of their models on display at the Home Show.
This build of the Big Little Barn featured a deep upper loft with a bathroom and space for a hot plate and other cooking accessories underneath.
The Gray Cedar Classic model had more open space, and a cozy sleeping loft underneath a peaked ceiling.
The Retro Metro, a new design, featured two lofts, a range, a larger bathroom, and a back patio.
A foundation-ready hideaway
Those looking for a foundation-ready home could explore this 587 square foot model by Detray’s Custom Housing with one bedroom, a covered porch, and a full kitchen and bathroom—for someone who wants to live small or buy a new, low-cost home, but doesn’t want to sleep in a loft.
Two sheds by Better Built Barns
Better Built Barns has several sheds on display at the Home Show, but two seemed more for leisure than anything else. One, Better Built’s Garden Cottage model, featured a front porch area, and a loft along three walls. A front dormer is a nice touch at the end.
Many of the small sheds at the Home Show were backyard, gendered clubhouses, but they could theoretically be enjoyed by anyone depending on their interests. Better Built also featured one of these, with a sliding wood door opening to a hardwood floor, soft seating, and a ceiling with exposed beams.
A backyard game room by Tuff Sheds
Another gendered clubhouse came from Tuff Shed, who built this bar and gameroom for the show.. One wall is built out of pallets.
A detached dive and a beachy hideaway
Aurora Quality Buildings had two offerings: A backyard shed dive bar that looks like a fisherman’s watering hole, and a more breezily nautically-themed relaxation space with a small counter that opens to the inside, French doors, and soft seating.
The Seattle Home Show runs through this Sunday, February 26 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.
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