Tiny Houses are the next “big” thing in the housing market. Singles and families alike are pairing down their belongings and moving into these tiny living spaces. The appeal to Tiny Houses seems to come from living a simpler life and having a smaller environmental footprint. The Aloha Tiny House is a unique double trailer tiny home with a Hawaiian Lanai in the middle.
Building the Aloha Tiny House
There are many popular television shows featuring tiny homes including Tiny House Nation on FYI. On one recent episode (which you can watch here), Carol and Clay have enlisted the help of Tiny House Nation to build their double trailer Aloha Tiny House for their family of four. They had to build the trailers inside because it was winter in Oregon when they began building.
Laying the Pergo Laminate Flooring
The man laying the Pergo Laminate Flooring below is sitting in one half of the entire Aloha Tiny House. Now you can see why they call it a tiny house! Laminate flooring was an excellent choice for this type of home because of its durability and flexibility. Kids can play, and even color, on the floors without doing permanent damage.
When laminate is installed as a floating floor, it allows for movement in the floor. This is perfect for tiny homes on wheels, where there is a lot of movement. A regular hardwood floor installed in a tiny house can buckle and have other damage when the tiny house is moved.
Because of their connection to Hawaii, the owners wanted to have a large kitchen where they could cook healthy meals. It was important to them to have a lot of room in the kitchen so that their sons could help them cook.
Look at the amount of counter space they were able to fit into their Aloha Tiny House! They also were able to put in a lot of upper cabinets for more storage. We love the simple color palate in this kitchen because it feels clean and timeless. They carried the Pergo Laminate Flooring throughout each trailer to make the rooms feel larger.
To connect the two trailers, the owners wanted an outdoor patio to mimic the look of a Hawaiian Lanai. “Lanai” is the Hawaiian word for a furnished outdoor porch or patio that can act as another living room.
But their Aloha Tiny House isn’t in sunny Hawaii, it’s in snowy Oregon! So instead of just giving them an area with a roof overhead, they built two walls that slightly enclose the lanai. This will allow the family to use their lanai for more months out of the year. They chose versatile, classic patio furniture for the lanai. We love the idea of an outdoor rug to add a pop of color!
The Master Bedroom
One last request from the family was that the master bedroom be large enough for the parents and the kids to sleep. The builders created a trundle bed under the parent’s bed for the young boys to sleep on while they are young. The boys also got their own loft beds in the other trailer for when they are older. When the boys move to their own room, the trundle can be used for storage instead.
They also carried this green accent color into the master bedroom to make the home feel more cohesive. This color gives the room a natural look and feel. Notice the way they hung the instruments on the walls instead of setting them on the ground. This frees up valuable floor space and creates an art piece for the walls.
Get the Look!
This turned out to be a truly unique tiny house. Not many tiny houses are built with two trailers and a Hawaiian lanai in the middle! This Aloha Tiny House was made to perfectly fit the family’s needs. They got the storage and space they asked for, with the durability of quality materials.
So whether you’re trying to plan out the tiny home of your dreams, or just wanting to re-do the floors in your existing home, we have what you are looking for! Your home could be just as stylish and tropical as Carol and Clayton’s Aloha Tiny House.
So do you think you could do it? Could you live in 500sq.ft., or maybe even less? Let us know in the comments below!
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