This 400 square foot home in Austin is home to interior designer Kim Lewis. Micro dwellings have phenomenal appeal right now. She says she sees this movement as the desire to find a way to live within your means. It also represents a free-spirited philosophy.
This home was built on two trailers and is connected by a covered breezeway.
Lewis says there’s a misconception that dark colors make a space seem smaller. She feels that it has the opposite effect in that it seems to elongate the trailer.
Instead of trying to hide the air conditioner on the wall in the kitchen area, they chose to build a shelf underneath it. Storage is always needed in a small space, and I find this idea practical and aesthetically pleasing.
Sliding doors and lots of windows make the space feel light and airy.
The two low-profile refrigerator drawers supply as much storage as a standard refrigerator while freeing up added space for a counter top.
The kitchen shelving is suspended from leather straps. Easy to take down if they go on the road.
Because this home is mobile, heavy materials like granite and heavy hardwoods could not be used. Silestone is limited to the counter top. The island is topped with lighter wood.
The bedroom is decorated with Guatemalan textiles.
The storage area is built on a platform over the trailer’s goose neck.
Perforated-copper panels were installed to create barn-style doors in the bathroom.
Once again we see how important the outdoors is when it comes to extended living space. By embracing the outdoors, there is no limit on space for entertaining.