Move over, all you clutter-free tiny houses with stark interiors and no sign of personality, there's a new kid on the block. This Portland tiny home, dubbed the Lilypad, is a riot of color, pattern, and texture, all working together to create a homey yet exotic retreat from the world outside. The tiny home, built by Small Home Oregon, has an unusual two-loft design creates five separate living spaces and lots of room for guests in just 248 square feet.
A double staircase rises from the center of the main floor, one side leading to the sleeping loft, the other to a sitting loft. A Moroccan floor couch, curtained with bright silk fabric with a beaded fringe, creates a cozy place to sit or stretch out for an afternoon nap, while the Moroccan lamps lining the window sills provide an exotic ambiance and an off-grid light source in the evening.
In the sleeping loft is a full-size bed, dressed with embroidered cushions and a wooden lattice headboard. A wooden lattice also divides the loft from the main area, and brightly colored sari fabric covers the windows and the skylight in the bedroom.
The kitchen features an 8-foot counter featuring a copper countertop and hammered copper sink. Cooking is done on a two-burner marine stove powered by denatured alcohol and a dining table slides out from under the stairs, making space for an intimate dinner for two. At either end of the main space, sliding pocket doors adorned with Indian-themed stencils hide a bathroom complete with copper sink and RV tub at one end and an office with a 62-inch ceiling at the other. Both the spaces are just right for owner Anita’s tiny 5 foot frame.
The Lilypad is designed to work off grid or to be connected to a power source. Heat comes from a wall-mounted Dickinson wood stove and an Envi unit, a 940-watt solar panel array provides power, and filtered water for bathing and dishwashing comes from rainwater harvesting and storage system