Many of the homes in my House Tour series so far have been beautifully appointed homes that are on the large side (okay, huge), case in point here and here. But when I came across this tiny house that is both designed and inhabited by interior designer Jessica Helgerson, I was reminded that small can be just as mighty.
I for one know that on certain occasions (usually as I am in the process of cleaning my home) I long for the simplicity that a smaller home could bring. But the thought of all the stuff + people + dog in a small space usually snaps me back to reality. Jessica, owner of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design in Portland, specifically designed the renovation her 1940’s home to overcome the space and storage challenges that come with a tiny house.
At only 540 total square feet, choices like hidden toy storage under couches that double as guest beds, and roll out closets in the children’s room are necessary space solutions, but were also done without compromising on style. The bookcase in itself looks more like a work of art versus an actual storage piece. The Helgerson family also was sure to make eco-consious choices in the remodeling of their tiny home, using salvaged materials and choosing energy efficient options where possible. I mean, how cool is that moss roof that helps insulate the home too?!
This home is the combination of a historic property with an interesting past, an accomplishment in use of space planning, and a responsible and beautiful approach to overall design in a tiny house. You can find out more about the house and Jessica’s approach to it’s design here.
In my opinion, a tiny house calls for a tiny post, so I’ll call it quits on the words here and let the photos do the talking.
All images via: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Have you ever dreamed of living in a tiny home?