Spacious lounge is the heart of the tiny Ampersand House

Zyl Vardos
© Zyl Vardos

Some like their tiny homes modern, others will lean bohemian or even gothic. So far, we've been seeing a number of unique, gypsy-esque tiny homes being built by Olympia, Washington's Zyl Vardos (the word "vardo" refers to the traditional horse-drawn caravans favoured by the nomadic Roma people). Their latest creation is the Ampersand House, a wonderfully laid-back yet tasteful home that's topped with one of the company's signature sweeping roofs and punctuated with lots of custom, non-orthogonal windows.

Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos

Stepping inside, you can see the emphasis is on the generous, full-height sitting area, which feels quite large compared to other tinys we've seen.

Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos

There's a small kitchen in the middle, with toe-level drawers that maximize storage.
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos

The stairs leading up to the sleeping loft also serve as storage, and there's a railing thankfully (a rare sight in tiny homes, which is unfortunate for safety reasons). The loft seems nice, though we wonder if there's enough space under the curving roof for the foot of the bed.

Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos

I'm not so sure about the bathroom under the sleeping loft; there seems to be not enough storage and that sink looks awkwardly placed.

Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos
Zyl Vardos© Zyl Vardos

That beautiful, extra-tall living room is the main attraction in this hand-crafted tiny house, in contrast to other similar homes have a loft built above for extra floor space, but sacrificing that spaciousness. No word on the price, but you can check out the other lovely tiny homes by Zyl Vardos, or visit their Facebook and Instagram.

[Via: Tiny House Town]

Tags: Less Is More | Living With Less | Small Spaces | United States

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