This project will gut a freestanding one room studio in our backyard and turn it into a tiny house for use as both a guest house for relatives and a short-term rental property.
The current structure is 11 ft X 15 ft, 13 ft tall at the highest point, and about 4 inches out of square along the long dimension. It has 100amp electric service and will also have water and sewage lines after the winning design is chosen. No gas, so appliances must be electric. It was built in 2004. The roof, walls, and pier and beam foundation need to remain as is as much as possible. Everything and anything inside can be changed.
Budget is $15,000 - $20,000.
Design must include:
1. at least one more window
2. loft + stairs or ladder (Needs to fit full or queen sized mattress. Must have rails to make it kid safe. Adults must be able to sit up in some of the space. Standing isn't necessary.)
3. bathroom (shower, flushing toilet, some means of privacy. Sink not necessary)
4. fully functioning kitchen could be with mini-appliances or full sized (refrigerator, sink, stove/oven unit, microwave, electrical outlet, and locations for 1-2 pots, 2 full place settings, and utensils)
5. place to eat (could be part of kitchen or living area design)
6. living area
7. solution for air conditioning and heat (could be window, wall unit, or free standing units)
Winning designs will be chosen for creative and efficient use of space.
I prefer looks that include industrial metals and finishes, wood, concrete counters or floor, and use of bold colors. I'm not a fan of minimalist designs. Design could include reclaimed materials and rustic touches. Changing the windows and door is acceptable. Hard floors on the bottom level. Carpeting or rug in loft is fine. Mattress in loft can be on the ground.
Affordability is particularly important, as well as minimally altering the exterior of the current structure,