Here are shots taken from me sitting on the love seat in the "great room". Our ceiling is made from reclaimed barn board. The barn was built in 1776! The pieces of wood you see above my head (at the very top) are the edge of the overhead storage space. That coupled with the side pillars of storage, makes the love seat a super cozy reading nook!
Below are two shots of the "great room". The full light door makes all the difference!
Here is a shot as you walk in the front door. You can see the nice open area of the great room and also our library/office area. The shelves of this piece were also made from the reclaimed 1776 barn wood.
Here is a closer look at the library/office. A door reclaimed from Dan's Grandmother's house was used as a partition between the closet and shelving. The glass windows allow light into the closet so we can easily see without the need to add a light.
Here is a shot looking down the short "hallway" into the kitchen. Our closet door is to the left. Down on the end is additional kitchen shelving made from the same reclaimed barn wood. Around the corner from that shelf is our bathroom. Stair step storage to the right serves as additional counter space, a means to get up to the loft (part way), and a food and water storage area.
Our tiny kitchen. :) We used open shelving to maximize space and maintain the "open feel". We have a stainless steel basin that sits into the counter and serves as a sink. It is hidden under the large bamboo cutting board on the counter.
Another angle of the tiny kitchen. We use a small Coleman iceless cooler for our fridge. (Gray unit under the stair storage counter.) The door used as a partition here was also reclaimed from Dan's Grandmother's house. One pane of glass was broken so we decided to remove the glass. The cross bars serve as a nice place to hang towels, spices, etc.
Here is a shot of our seriously tiny bathroom. We have a composting toilet and wood shaving storage to the left. A naturally composting toilet is relatively simple to use. Add wood shavings after every deposit you make. Nature does the rest. Once a week we empty the bucket into a larger compost bin outdoors. Within a year it is fully broken down and ready to use in soil. A third door was used as partition between the closet and bathroom. This door was reclaimed from my Dad's house. You can see all of our clothes in the closet! We painted the door yellow to bring more light and space to the room. We shower either at the gym or at work, but we do have a camp shower setup we can use in the house if need be.
Here is the loft, our tiny bedroom with lots of light!
We love the loft so much! And we love how the library shelving also serves as a partial wall. This gives more privacy to the loft space and also controls the lighting to an extent. I can easily sleep even with the main lights on thanks to that partition and the cubby storage over the head of the bed. These following panorama shots display the difference in lighting well.
Here is a shot from sitting in our bed. All of our windows and door were second hand from Craigslist, allowing us to save a serious amount of money. We LOVE waking up here every day. :)
Here is a shot of our little bedroom nook- the top of the library shelf also doubles as storage and a bedside table for the loft. Sometimes I sit on the edge of the bed and put my computer on the table top so I can work with a view!
Here is a shot looking down from the loft ladder. We still haven't decided if we want to put up a curtain or something to hide the overhead storage.
Another shot looking down from the loft...
Here is a dual level shot, the loft has almost 4 feet of height which allows even Dan, the 6'1" guy, to sit up comfortably.