Design Tiny Homes Bright Tiny House Feels Like a Modern Urban Loft Space By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger starting in 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Updated October 11, 2018 ©. Liberation Tiny Homes Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design One of the remarkable things about the tiny house movement is how many different and creatively designed tiny homes we are seeing nowadays, spanning the spectrum from rustic to ultra-modern, from high-end specimens to ones built almost entirely from salvaged materials. Indeed, there is more than one way to build a tiny, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Liberation Tiny Homes is offering one small dwelling that does a few things differently than the rest. Dubbed the Alpha, it features a space that feels a bit like an urban loft. © Liberation Tiny HomesThe sitting area is one of the most important places in a tiny space, and here it has been outfitted with a sizeable sectional sofa that converts into a queen-size bed. This roomy sitting area is situated under the sleeping loft, and thanks to a large corner window, it doesn't feel cramped at all, but well-lit and comfortable. The see-through framing of the staircase also helps to bring a sense of openness as well. © Liberation Tiny Homes © Liberation Tiny Homes The kitchen is warm and nicely proportioned -- the sink and dish-drainer combo is a plus. © Liberation Tiny Homes © Liberation Tiny Homes © Liberation Tiny Homes Here's a view of the upstairs loft and its storage spaces and closets -- it's not overly tall but there is room to move around. © Liberation Tiny Homes © Liberation Tiny Homes The bathroom is a metal-clad space, which might feel odd to some, but it's built as a RV-style wet bath. This saves space, because a separate shower enclosure isn't needed. © Liberation Tiny Homes Liberation founder and builder James Stoltzfus, who formed the company with his wife Rosemary, describes his introduction into the world of tiny homes: In September of 2014 I talked to a friend who had attended a Tumbleweed workshop in Philadelphia, and it piqued my interest. It just so happened that we were on vacation in Cape May, NJ the week after I spoke to him, and I had plenty of time to research and think about the tiny house movement. After seeing the growth and direction of the movement, I decided right then and there that I was going to build one! After spending a ton of time in research and decision making, I bought a trailer and got started. I built it in my spare time between my full time job on nights and weekends. © Liberation Tiny Homes Priced at USD $45,000, the Alpha is Liberation's first built tiny home that launched the company, and it's an impressive debut that has some comfortable-looking spaces within. If you've ever wondered what it's like to stay in a tiny house, t's now being rented out as an Airbnb right out of Lancaster. For more info, visit Airbnb and Liberation Tiny Homes.