Dream Tiny, the tiny house building and design consulting company started by my Caprika Realty colleague KT Ehrlinger, was one of the featured exhibitors at this year’s Tiny House Expo at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
I went to see what it was all about, and to lend a hand to KT and her team on the busy expo floor. Here are some shots of KT’s tiny house.
KT’s tiny house was the most spacious of the tiny houses at the expo, with very high ceilings and a wide, double French door that cries out for placement in front of some beautiful vista. Where most others use a loft bed (wake up in the night and crack your head on the ceiling, anyone?) KT uses a Murphy bed, just like in a tiny urban apartment. Being tall myself, all of KT’s design choices really worked for me!
That said, the others had a more dollhouse-like quality that is quite charming. Here are exterior shots of several.
Of course, the tiny home concept isn’t really new—just the design focus that elevates these structures from trailer to high style. There were some throwbacks to an earlier era here, too: a mini yurt, a DIY box truck conversion, and a couple of great school bus houses!
Another classic approach to tiny living: the van. Here’s a great one, all ready to park down by the river.