The Athrú Tiny House
The Athrú is one of the most versatile tiny houses on the market. By incorporating a multifunctional living space that can act as a bedroom or living room, we were able to create a very efficient home.
The Athrú (meaning to change or alter) is a unique tiny house. Like several of our tiny houses (The McG Loft and BRV1), this home has been designed to make a tiny housing a feasible option for someone who may not be able to access a sleeping loft. To create a more accessible home, the bed is concealed under the raised kitchen. Storing the bed in this way has allowed us to maximise the available floor space – it’s a tiny house that works around you and your needs.
The kitchen is the largest out of all our tiny houses, featuring a full-size sink, 10 Cu Ft fridge-freezer, 20-inch-wide gas stove, and the option of adding a combo washer/dryer in place of a base cabinet. The kitchen also has extensive storage with numerous wall and the floor cabinets, and we’ve even managed to fit in a breakfast bar that will double as an additional work surface.
The living area contains a set of outward-swing French doors that could lead out to a deck/garden space. The plans include details for a custom seating arrangement which includes built-in storage and is attached to the bed frame. Storage/shelving is provided for in the form of a large cabinetry/partition unit and the stairs can also be rolled out to reveal additional storage space.
The bathroom is accessed through a sliding door which doubles as a shallow closet. The bathroom itself has space enough for a toilet (be it a standard, compost, or incinerating toilet), a 30-inch-square shower and whether you decide to install a small sink or not is up to you!
The Athrú tiny house has also been designed with lighting in mind and features several large double glazed windows to provide ample natural lighting. The large windows coupled with the vaulted ceiling (featuring exposed timber rafters), make the tiny house feel much larger than it really is.
This tiny house can be built on a 20′ x 8′ flatbed utility trailer.
Framing Plan Set
For more information about our plans check out our Tiny House Plans – What’s Included? page.
|Footprint||8′ x 20′||House Height||10′|
|Living Area||7′ x 8′-9″||Kitchen||7′ x 7′|
|Bathroom||7′ x 2′-6″||Ceiling Height – Living Area||9′|
|Bedroom||7′ x 8′-9″||Ceiling Height – Kitchen||7′-2″|
|Width @ Eaves||8′-5″||Total Area||124 sq ft|
Good To Know
WALLS & ROOF
All our tiny houses are built using advanced stick-frame construction techniques. A variety of different types of insulation can be installed, from sheep’s wool to expanded polystyrene. We also recommend the use of internal vapour barriers.
How you clad your tiny house is up to you, but we recommend sustainably harvested timber that’s been approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Other cladding options include lightweight steel panels, and vinyl siding.
DOORS & WINDOWS
Our tiny houses are designed , and to meet the needs of many. That’s why we specify windows from Jeld Wen, an international company that specialises in the construction of quality doors and windows for a wide range of budgets.
HEATING & VENTILATION
There are many options for heating a tiny house. Some which have been installed in our tiny houses include the Morso 1440 wood burning stove, the Newport P-9000 stainless steel fireplace, and the Envi wall-panel heater.
Plumbing systems for a tiny house can be as complicated or simply as needed. Black and grey water tanks can be installed to create an RV-like system, while others prefer composting toilets to minimise their environmental impact.
A tiny house can be hooked up to the main grid, or you can decide to go off-grid and use solar panels to provide for your electrical needs. Some of our tiny house plans include PV-system schematics to help you along your way.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Our tiny houses are designed with standard-sized components in mind to minimise the amount of work, and cost to create your dream tiny home. All the main components (like the kitchen stove and sink) are specified in the plans.
We typically specify a painted drywall finish for the interior of our homes, but there’s nothing to stop you from installing timber cladding (a popular finish among tiny houses) or even tiles in your kitchen or bathroom.
Tiny House Benefits
Downloadable plans not for you? You can purchase a set of printed plans below – delivery is free! For more information about printed plans check out our Printed Tiny House Plans page.
Printed Plans $324
What Client’s Say
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