End View Of The Bedroom With The New Bed Up Above On The Left.

Adding interior space to Tiny Texas Temple Tantra

Yes, sometimes you simply have to look at how you use a space to determine if you can do better, but first you have to be sure of what is most important to you. In this case, I did not need the big bed all of the time and thus could free up 35 sq. feet of floor, or in this case, elevated floor which is even better because it has storage all underneath.

This is actually at a bit over 6' off the floor but the bed base below is 15" high.

This is actually at a bit over 6′ off the floor but the bed base below is 15″ high.

The path to the front of Temple Tantra.  Here are the slabs of Granite for the path, and the work out space for my morning Gongs.

The path to the front of Temple Tantra. Here are the slabs of Granite for the path, and the work out space for my morning Gongs.

As she has been for the last two years, the bed consumes the bulk of the bedroom and it is too big to take out without cutting it up, so why not use it as a raised floor?

As she has been for the last two years, the bed consumes the bulk of the bedroom and it is too big to take out without cutting it up, so why not use it as a raised floor?

Off in the distant trees you can see Temple Tantra rising amidst the greenery.  We are going to build our second Gypsy Wagon Style Tiny Texas House for the first of the  Complete Tiny Texas House Building Seminar.

Off in the distant trees you can see Temple Tantra rising amidst the greenery. We are going to build our second Gypsy Wagon Style Tiny Texas House for the first of the Complete Tiny Texas House Building Seminar.

The bed is custom sized at 3′ by 7’8″ and lets me look out into the sky at night, the morning sun comes through but not directly on me. The breeze blows over me better as I am at the top of the house next to the venting windows. The songs of birds and frogs are at my bedside.

A bed with a view of the hills and the dales, the trees, the moon, the morning sun, tis a bed with a breeze and a space for only one.

A bed with a view of the hills and the dales, the trees, the moon, the morning sun, tis a bed with a breeze and a space for only one.

Below I will have space now to create storage, a space to learn how to play keyboard, and effectively, by adding 21 sq. ft of bed, freeing up 35 sf of area, or 10% more space to play with.

better shots later but this is where it is for the moment. Organic development and design sometimes takes living in the space to get the feel for how to best use it. This is one of the narrowest houses I have built at 10′ x12′ downstairs and 10′ x 23′ upstairs. The upper ceilings are at 7′ and 8′ respectively as it is really at tri level design. That is the only reason I can get away with this addition. While a bit tight at first, I have had a couple of great nights sleep up there already and foresee many more to come.

End view of the bedroom with the new bed up above on the left.

End view of the bedroom with the new bed up above on the left.

This is still in progress with some furniture pieces picked that must be dug out from the piles of inventory to then be cleaned up and integrated into the organic house I call my Home.

Darby