News Home & Design Clover Tiny House Comes With Its Own Large 'Social Area' (Video) By Kimberley Mok Kimberley Mok Twitter Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who has been covering architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. Learn about our editorial process Updated October 11, 2018 This story is part of Treehugger's news archive. Learn more about our news archiving process or read our latest news. Modern Tiny Living Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices News Archive A common complaint about tiny houses is that the main seating in the lounge (usually a custom-made affair) is too small, narrow or uncomfortable-looking. While it is true that sometimes, in order to save space, seating is downsized, we've nevertheless seen examples where full-sized couches are brought in, or even instances where it's integrated with an elevator bed. Columbus, Ohio's Modern Tiny Living takes another tack: they have built a complete "social area" at one end of their 24-foot-long Clover tiny house, which features a substantial U-shaped, elevated seating area that looks comfortable and welcoming. Modern Tiny Living Modern Tiny Living Being a tiny house, the social area is nevertheless space-efficient and multi-purpose: it also has built-in storage under the seats and platform (there's a trap-door access), and the seats can become a bed that sleeps two. Lots of storage for books and other things in the built-in bookcases here too. Modern Tiny Living Modern Tiny Living Modern Tiny Living Heading over to the kitchen, there's more than enough counter space to fit a four-burner stove top, a big sink, refrigerator, convection oven and combination washer-dryer. Modern Tiny Living Modern Tiny Living Modern Tiny Living Modern Tiny Living The bathroom has a shower, toilet and shower, and is closed off with a sliding barn-style door. A flush toilet is pictured here in this completed model, but if done with a composting toilet, there would even be more room. Modern Tiny Living The stairs going up to the sleeping loft have storage built in: a small closet to hang clothes, and other shelving. Modern Tiny Living The loft can fit beds up to a king, and an abundance of light and windows here for cross-ventilation -- crucial in a tiny house, especially upstairs where it can get airless and hot. Modern Tiny Living Plenty of nice features included here. Clover homes start at USD $79,000, with several upgrades, such as the ones included in this home, as optional add-ons for an additional cost. To find out more, visit Modern Tiny Living, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube or email them for inquiries.