Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)

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When Shawn and Shelly set out to build their dream vacation getaway, they wanted a spacious tiny home with luxury amenities where they could entertain friends and family. Tiny Heirloom, a family-owned business based in Portland, Oregon, answered the challenge with a stunning 400 square foot tiny home customized with all the features the family wanted, and more. Now happily situated on a lovely plot of land with a breathtaking view of the ocean in Maui, the tiny, happy home has made Shawn and Shelly’s vacation dreams come true.

Tiny Heirloom was tasked with maximizing the integration of the outdoors in. Shawn and Shelly wanted, “a deck that could expand the outside to the inside,” as well as a spacious outdoor entertaining area. The designers at Tiny Heirloom included two opening glass NanaWall SL60 systems that fully retract, allowing the indoor living room and master bedroom to fully connect with the large deck. When closed, the opening glass walls imbue the space with stunning views of the ocean outside. A two-sided, see-through gas burning fireplace to warm the space, both outdoors and in. Generous seating and a gas barbecue complete the deck.

Shelly, a professional chef and recipe developer, required a large kitchen in the tiny home. Built out over the bow front, the chef’s kitchen amazingly includes a full-size refrigerator and 19 feet of quartz composite countertops. A full-size stove with five gas burners acts as an island, with storage on one side and countertop seating on the other. A drop-in farmhouse kitchen, rustic patterned backsplash, and three large picture windows round out a fully functional, top-of-the line kitchen.

In addition to a spacious outdoor entertaining area and a full-size chef’s kitchen, a multi-purpose master bedroom was a must have for the owners. In order to accommodate their desire for a private meditation area and indoor yoga studio, Tiny Heirloom designed a queen size Murphy bed that can easily fold into the wall to open up nearly 100 square feet of floor space. Accented with reclaimed barn wood, the Murphy bed faces an 8 foot wide opening glass NanaWall system that opens onto the deck. A large garden window brims with tropical plants and a sliding barn door ensures privacy.
Entertaining friends and family was an important consideration for the couple, and a second full bedroom was an absolute must. Secreted away behind a nearly indistinguishable panel in the ceiling above the kitchen, a set of retractable accordion stairs pull down for access to the 75 square foot guest loft. The guest bedroom is outfitted with a full-size bed, three windows overlooking the Maui paradise, and two windows looking out over the living space below.

Luxury is imbued in every detail of the home. The bathroom houses a state-of-the-art circulating shower surrounded by crisp white hexagonal tiles and a custom vanity with a Carerra marble countertop. The large living room features a custom Chesterfield sofa sectional in a durable gray tweed, reclaimed wood accents, and the two-sided gas fireplace to serve as the gathering place in the center of the home. Rustic farmhouse touches finish out the décor, with cleverly hidden storage spaces throughout.

Built in 2016, Iki Hau’oli Hale was the largest home Tiny Heirloom had built to that point, with a record $250,000 budget. The home was constructed on two separate trailers, with the main living area constructed on the bed of a 43’ wide trailer and the deck on a second trailer. The home, in addition to its opening glass NanaWall systems opening onto the deck with views of the ocean beyond, also features a Dutch door, a bow front over the tongue, industrial lighting, and automatic skylights throughout. And true to their name, Tiny Heirloom has topped the confection with a standing seam copper roof that will patina to a classic green and last through several generations.

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Modern home with Exterior, Prefab Building Type, House Building Type, Gable RoofLine, and Metal Roof Material. Tiny Happy House with large deck, two-sided gas fireplace, and opening glass NanaWall systems. Photo  of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Tiny Happy House with large deck, two-sided gas fireplace, and opening glass NanaWall systems.

Modern home with Bedroom, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Bed. Guest bedroom in the hidden loft above the full-size chef's kitchen Photo 2 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Guest bedroom in the hidden loft above the full-size chef's kitchen

Modern home with Living Room, Pendant Lighting, Sofa, Light Hardwood Floor, and Track Lighting. Living room and full-size chef's kitchen Photo 3 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Living room and full-size chef's kitchen

Modern home with Bath Room, Marble Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Porcelain Tile Wall, Enclosed Shower, and Ceiling Lighting. Circulating shower and 40 square foot bathroom finished with hexagonal tile Photo 4 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Circulating shower and 40 square foot bathroom finished with hexagonal tile

Modern home with Bath Room, Porcelain Tile Wall, Enclosed Shower, Porcelain Tile Floor, Marble Counter, and Track Lighting. Skylight in the roof above the enclosed, circulating shower Photo 5 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Skylight in the roof above the enclosed, circulating shower

Modern home with Bath Room, Drop In Sink, Marble Counter, Enclosed Shower, Track Lighting, Porcelain Tile Wall, and Porcelain Tile Floor. Custom vanity and tile work in the 40 square foot bathroom Photo 6 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Custom vanity and tile work in the 40 square foot bathroom

Modern home with Living Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Two-Sided Fireplace, Track Lighting, and Gas Burning Fireplace. Living room with storage loft, reclaimed wood accents, Chesterfield sofa, and Dutch door Photo 7 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Living room with storage loft, reclaimed wood accents, Chesterfield sofa, and Dutch door

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, Track Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Accordion stairs to hidden guest loft, opening glass NanaWall system Photo 8 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Accordion stairs to hidden guest loft, opening glass NanaWall system

Modern home with Living Room, Gas Burning Fireplace, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Two-Sided Fireplace. Double-sided fireplace, reclaimed wood mantle and wall Photo 9 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Double-sided fireplace, reclaimed wood mantle and wall

Modern home with Living Room, Two-Sided Fireplace, Gas Burning Fireplace, Track Lighting, Sofa, and Light Hardwood Floor. Living room and door to master bedroom, Chesterfield sofa, double-sided fireplace, reclaimed wood mantle piece, television, and reclaimed wood wall accent. Storage loft. Photo 10 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Living room and door to master bedroom, Chesterfield sofa, double-sided fireplace, reclaimed wood mantle piece, television, and reclaimed wood wall accent. Storage loft.

Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Gas Burning Fireplace, Sofa, Track Lighting, and Two-Sided Fireplace. Living room and door to master bedroom, Chesterfield sofa, Dutch door Photo 11 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Living room and door to master bedroom, Chesterfield sofa, Dutch door

Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Two-Sided Fireplace, Track Lighting, Sofa, Recessed Lighting, and Gas Burning Fireplace. Automatic skylights, reclaimed wood beam, Chesterfield sofa, blue rug, barn door, fan, and Dutch door Photo 12 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Automatic skylights, reclaimed wood beam, Chesterfield sofa, blue rug, barn door, fan, and Dutch door

Modern home with Living Room, Track Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Two-Sided Fireplace, and Gas Burning Fireplace. Living room and door to master bedroom, Chesterfield sofa, double-sided fireplace, reclaimed wood mantle piece, television, and reclaimed wood wall accent. Storage loft. Photo 13 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Living room and door to master bedroom, Chesterfield sofa, double-sided fireplace, reclaimed wood mantle piece, television, and reclaimed wood wall accent. Storage loft.

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Cooktops, and Range. Five burner chef's stove top, storage, and bar seating are Photo 14 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Five burner chef's stove top, storage, and bar seating are

Modern home with Kitchen, Metal Backsplashe, Range, White Cabinet, Cooktops, Recessed Lighting, Refrigerator, Light Hardwood Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, Pendant Lighting, and Drop In Sink. Full-sized chef's kitchen, 19' of quart composite counter tops, full-sized refrigerator, white cabinets, five burner gas stove Photo 15 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Full-sized chef's kitchen, 19' of quart composite counter tops, full-sized refrigerator, white cabinets, five burner gas stove

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and A-Frame RoofLine. Iki hau'oli hale sign, Dutch door Photo 16 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Iki hau'oli hale sign, Dutch door

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, House Building Type, A-Frame RoofLine, and Prefab Building Type. Large deck with two-sided fireplace, opening glass NanaWall systems, dining area Photo 17 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Large deck with two-sided fireplace, opening glass NanaWall systems, dining area

Modern home with Kitchen, Metal Backsplashe, Refrigerator, Cooktops, Range, Engineered Quartz Counter, Pendant Lighting, Drop In Sink, Light Hardwood Floor, Track Lighting, and White Cabinet. Full-size refrigerator and five burner chef's kitchen, 19' of quartz composite counter tops, bar seating area Photo 18 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Full-size refrigerator and five burner chef's kitchen, 19' of quartz composite counter tops, bar seating area

Modern home with Doors, Wood, Exterior, and Folding Door Type. Living room, opening glass NanaWall system, chef's kitchen Photo 19 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Living room, opening glass NanaWall system, chef's kitchen

Modern home with Doors, Exterior, Metal, and Folding Door Type. Opening glass NanaWall system, lounge chair, forest view Photo 20 of Iki Hau'oli Hale (Tiny Happy Home)View Photos

Opening glass NanaWall system, lounge chair, forest view

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Architect
  • Tiny Heirloom
Interior Design
  • Tiny Heirloom
Builder
  • Tiny Heirloom

Overview

Location
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 400
  • Press

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