A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools
When the Nguyens, a couple with three young children, were looking to build a tiny home that would comfortably accommodate their entire family, while also allowing them to live sustainably off-grid in East Washington, they immediately turned to Nevada–based tiny house designers and builders TruForm Tiny.
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"Our design site allows the customer to choose additional lofts and downstairs bedrooms," says Malia Schultheis, a designer and analyst at TruForm. "In this case, the Nguyen family asked for a second loft and wall below it. Our standard roofline is 4:12 and 12:12 gable. The expanded dormer option changes the roofline to 4:12 and flat over the main loft."
"Our family still co-sleeps, so the two sleeping lofts work well for us. Our IKEA Friheten sofa pulls out into a queen-size bed, and the bump-out nook is also big enough for lounging on," explains Mr. Nguyen. "Our family loves spending time together, so living in a small space feels natural to us, but we love that we still have private areas when we need them."