My husband and I are hoping to build a tiny house on a trailer sometime in the future, for a variety of reasons. It will help us reach our goals of financial and location independence. We will learn a lot of practical skills when building it! Plus, it’s just a really fun design challenge to work with — taking a 8’x20′ footprint with a 13.5′ height limit and including all the comforts of home.
In most tiny house designs, the bed is lofted above the main house spaces (kitchen, bathroom, living area) and is accessible by a ladder. But we have a dog — she won’t be happy without loft access, and we’ve been unsuccessful in convincing her to climb a ladder so far! So, we want to incorporate some kind of dog-friendly stairs in the design. In this design concept, the stairs occupy a 3’x3′ footprint, with each stair being 8″ tall. There is storage inside each step, including 4 pull-out drawers, 2 lift-off top triangle spaces (drawer faces & tops not pictured for clarity), plus a closet for hanging clothes with a couple extra nooks. In a tiny house, storage is at a premium, and no space can be wasted!