by Tonita Fernandez
When Slabtown Customs of Arkansas built my 8ft x 24ft $10,000 tiny house, I debated if I should go with a large (for a tiny house) covered front porch or use that space to extend the interior length and square footage. Since I am not a builder and have no intention of building my own covered deck in the future I decided to go with a covered front porch. I am happy with my choice. Have covered deck, will travel.
The interior size measures eight feet wide by eighteen feet long. The porch measures 6 feet long by 8 feet wide. A large tiny house porch gives me several options. I need to be able to change things up and move furniture around as my mood changes. Even in a tiny house I feel it is important to be able to change out furniture and décor. I could not imagine living day in and day out, year in and year out with the same stuff in the same place all the time. I would go stir crazy and be bored to death. Here is my little porch dressed and ready for the long warm days of summer. My prior post shows pictures of the porch in Feb. Yes, I change out my porch depending on the weather, holiday or my mood.
See more pictures of Tonita’s house at her blog: http://www.shabbychictinyretreat.blogspot.com/
I purchased lace panels from a thrift store for added privacy & a cozy feel
My porch will seat four people comfortably
I sat on my porch reading a book during a thunder storm last evening
Roses tied to an old wooden post welcome guests to my tiny retreat
Seating for two on one side of the front door
Comfortable seating for two more people on the other side of the porch
The sun and lace create beautiful wall patterns depending on the time of day
It is so comfy on my porch as a warm summer breeze blows through the lace
An antique French key adds mystery to my front door
A vintage lunch box works great outside to hold and protect food items
The wicker table was on the side of the road = free, a coat of white paint and she has a new life
Rusty vintage chicken feeders make wonderful planters & an old milk can provides storage and when topped with a tractor seat makes a great place to sit
My little wicker sofa was a Craig’s list find for $25.00
Adding shutters made a world of difference
A vintage ceiling tin piece sits above the top step to add interest to the porch area
Thanks for visiting my tiny front porch. It is such a fun and comfortable spot to relax, read, entertain, eat meals or just hang out with a girlfriend.
Remember, it is never too late to have a happy childhood.
Now…. go play.