The solar-powered Orchid has a lofted king-sized bedroom and an extra hideaway bed that make this home the ideal as an off-grid dwelling. The tiny house floor plan has a central kitchenette that gives this space a unique look. It is a contemporary version of a gable farmhouse home design. The elevated central kitchen makes for the perfect lifestyle flow and helps to maximize space. The Orchid tiny house design has a one of a kind custom valance lighting package along with an original exterior siding package, which makes for a modern home that can work to suit your needs.
The exterior on this tiny modern house on wheels is complimentary wooden siding that gives it a Scandinavian look and feel. If you take a closer look, you will see that the wooden cedar siding is spaced and raised off of the exterior walls and roof to give each piece of siding the appearance of floating. The siding boards carry over onto the roof in a seamless line, giving an original, timeless wooden exterior.
This tiny house design was inspired by the full solar eclipse of 2017, in the form of its valance lighting. To execute the eclipse effect, the LED strip lighting is hidden behind the trim throughout the entire home. So you see the light pouring over a wall, which creates shape and mood, with the actual light never directly being visible. The valance lights run along many of the asymmetrical lines of the tiny house and are focused on the central wall within the central kitchenette. The lights are partitioned onto individual separate dimmer switches, so you can easily create different settings within each part the tiny home design.
The interior siding in the Orchid is all maple plywood and combines a modern look with a warm, natural feel. The master king-size bed is located in the loft, and another full-size bed is on the ground floor, behind the sofa. This sofa-bed combo is custom designed out of solid walnut and rolls seamlessly easily. The kitchen guardrail and the HVAC closet box are also made from walnut wood to match the sofa-bed on the main floor. The bathroom in the Orchid is covered in custom tile and has a floating mirror with valance LED lighting. There is a custom floating vanity sink, a Cinderella incinerator toilet, and a full-size shower that make the bathroom feel both functional and luxurious.
The Orchid is the perfect tiny house for modern off-grid living. When it comes to tiny houses on wheels, you will first want to check with the local bylaws. The local bylaws will are determined by the city, county and state zoning regulations and the building codes. Things to think about when it comes to small house living is if there is a minimum square foot requirement for new tiny houses on foundations. You'll also want to know if the location where you live allows for tiny houses in the backyard of an already existing home. Often the laws for RVs are similar to tiny houses on wheels, but you will want to do your homework first so you know the facts.
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