This Urban Micro Home Is the Perfect Basecamp For an Adventurous Couple
When a young, Chattanooga-based triathlete couple approached Wind River Tiny Homes to build a new house, they sought to keep the new build around 600 square feet—but with plenty of outdoor entertaining space. To meet their request, Wind River designed a 650-square-foot house within code, with just the right dimensions for passageways, clearances, a stairwell, and a bathroom under the stairs.
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To accommodate guests, the designers incorporated a garage door that opens to provide 150 square feet of deck space. There's also a 300-square-foot outdoor area with a fire pit defined by pea gravel.
Keeping the owners’ hobbies in mind, Wind River created space for paddle board storage, a carport with a pulley system for lifting kayaks off the couple’s Subaru, and a battery charger for their training bike.
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As homage to the couple’s love of cycling, the Wind River team inlaid bike gears on the bar counter of the rustic modern kitchen.
The interior finishings are made from locally sourced and reclaimed materials. Integrated speakers, ceiling fans, smoke detectors, and a smart thermostat create a compact, yet efficient home.
The kitchen features grey shaker cabinets, engineered hickory floors, and two-foot ponderosa pine brackets custom made by Wind River Tiny Homes.
The section under the kitchen bar counter features wainscoting reclaimed from an elk lodge building in Chattanooga, with a herringbone middle section. Three bike crank cogs are inlaid into the concrete bar table, creating a unique design.