I posted a bunch of pictures when we first moved into the trailer (and some were published in Lloyd Kahn’s book Tiny Homes on the Move). We’ve been living here over two years now and have made some changes, so I thought I’d post an update.
So many of the tiny homes on the internet are photographed before anyone has ever moved in, so I hope you’ll enjoy the realistic clutter I’ve staged for you.
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Bookshelf and instrument storage.
We made some peg rail for the bedroom, with custom spacing to work around the light fixtures. I made curtains and storage pockets that hang from the peg rail. We also hang hats here.
We took out the gross and noisy fridge before moving into the trailer, and replaced it with an outdoor fridge. The fridge nook went through several iterations. Eventually I realized what I needed most was more food prep space. I found this kitchen island from Ikea that fit the space perfectly. Nathen made the shallow shelves so we could see and reach all our dry goods easily.
Kitchen cart in the retracted position.
This plate rack was part of our original renovation, but it’s genius enough to mention again; Nathen, kitchen designer Johnny Grey and I all agree that things should dry where they live. The utensil rail over the sink is a recent addition. Its a Bygel from Ikea, with a bamboo cutlery box from the thrift store for cutlery (more drip-dry storage). The galvanized backsplash and magnetic knife rail were part of the original renovation. The magnetic spice jars were a wedding present. I’m very pleased with my funnel storage too.
After a small engine fire on the property we realized the trailer needed a fire extinguisher. I mounted it opposite the stove, with room to sweep under it.
We turned the too-deep pantry into a broom closet using two sections of leftover peg rail.
I call these hooks Boxing Octopi. We’ve hung 7 in our trailer so far.
A folding chair and stool that folds or slides under the table make it easier to clear the floor and sweep. Note the baskets. I love baskets. For the trailer, narrow baskets are particularly useful since they fit on the shelves and in our closets. I’ve thrifted almost a dozen since we moved in.
Thrift store find: wall mounted paper clip.