Michael is a Sacramento-based artist who converted a garage into an art-filled tiny house. Hosting the Tiny Art House nurtures his creative side while significantly contributing to his income. He built it for only $55,000, inclusive of landscaping. Impressively, he makes at least $1,600 per month from Airbnb hosting while his mortgage is just $400 per month.
“Tiny Art House is the product of my passion and drive for creating. Everything inside (and out) I’ve either painted, sculpted or refinished myself.”
-Michael Crockett, Tiny Art House creator
Michael’s Tiny House Garage Conversion
Michael’s Tiny Art House is next to his first home, now coined the Big Art House. You might not realize that it’s essentially an accessory dwelling unit because the immaculately crafted outdoor space with a separate driveway makes it feel like its own private sanctuary. Both also act as art galleries for Michael’s artwork and those from the local artist community.
Turning this run-down 185 square foot 1930’s garage into a functional tiny house took much creative problem-solving. First, Michael removed the garage doors to close in the front wall. Then he added huge glass sliding doors to the back wall, which open up to a green, art-filled backyard. Importantly, this made the interior feel more open and airy. Next, Michael utilized a Murphy bed to maximize the usable floor space with a simple fold-away motion.