The tiny house known as "Almost Glamping" proves once again that the combination of good, old fashioned furnishing and modern lines works very well together.
Just by its name, the “Almost Glamping” tiny house tells you that it helps – it might even be mandatory – to have a great sense of humor if you want to live in a space that would barely fit your average American car.
This very tiny homemade home was built by its residents, who introduce themselves online as B and S, which allows them a modicum of privacy and must get a snicker once in a while when B, S, and unnamed dog go for a walk (which is likely very often, all things considered). For one, the trailer, according to B, measures eight feet by 18 feet, “but we left 2 feet for our porch, so the interior dimensions are 8x16," according to the owner's Web site. That means most of the elbow room is outside, which is one reason the home is parked in an anonymous, but splendid setting, as you can tell by the photographs.
“Almost Glamping” refers to the modern trend of high-end, very stylish camping. It combines the words glamorous and camping to describe the idea of bringing expensive furnishings (such as Persian rugs and walnut end tables) with you on a camping trip. (In so many words, it is about what you would expect Donald Trump might be referring to if he was to use the expression “roughing it.”)
Except for the proximity of the neighboring wilderness, there isn't much roughing it associated with the Almost Glamping tiny house, however. With the caveat that the owners purposefully left out the accommodations of an indoor bathroom, Almost Glamping is a stylish design inside and out. It proves once again that the combination of good, old fashioned furnishing and modern lines works very well together.
Here's a quick tour (and we'll explain the missing bathroom as we go along).
A view of the front. (Would it hurt so much to bring a biscuit?)
A view of the lounge. Just a corner of the bedding is visible on the upper right of the photo, which explains the reason for the ladder. Notice, too, the storage space under the window seats.
Facing the other way, towards the front, shows the working space that happens to be in the kitchen, so it's also a dining table.
A longer view of the same space. Notice the chandelier in the middle of the ceiling, up high, and the ceiling lamp in the kitchen. From another angle, the chandelier is framed by the arched window -- a nice, almost glamping touch.
Where's the stove and where's the bathroom? The owners explain that there's a bathroom nearby, so they decided to do without, partly because they didn't want to live in the proximity of a bathroom all the time. Fair enough. (They plan to build an outbuilding with a shower and an earth-friendly toilet soon.)
But where's the stove? Similarly, B and S decided to go with a double burner cooktop, which they store above the refrigerator when it is not in use. That and plenty of barbecuing is sufficient for their culinary needs.
The refrigerator deserves a second look, because each of the circles is actually a spic jar held in place through the lids by use of magnets. In this case, the bottom of the jars, not the tops, are labeled to let you know which one is parsley, sage, oregano, pepper, rosemary or thyme.
Lamps off to the side, so you don't bump your heads on them too often. Hey, it may not be glamping, but it's a pretty nice quilt, anyway.