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.
The 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.
The kitchen is warm and nicely proportioned -- the sink and dish-drainer combo is a plus.
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.
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 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.
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.