During the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs there were plenty of tiny homes to tour and inspect. One stood out to me because as soon as I walked inside I exclaimed out loud, “Why hasn’t that been done before?”
I was talking about the house by Darla Vercruysse of Tiny Houses by Darla. She placed the staircase to the sleeping loft at the back of the house—keeping it out of the way of the high traffic living and kitchen area. The refrigerator tucks neatly under the stairs leaving plenty of room for cooking. The idea is simple, efficient and quite beautiful.
Darla’s Colorado-based company builds custom tiny homes that have been featured on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters. Darla builds each home herself and takes pride in high quality products and details like farm sinks, hardwood floors, unusual accents and colorful walls.
Her display home is for sale and features a large kitchen with bar seating, a built-in sofa, spacious bathroom with a tub and a composting toilet with a storage loft above, and a floating sleeping loft accessible by that hidden, but ingenious, staircase.
Photos by Darla Vercruysse/Mediamax Photography Agency