Heather lived in a sprinter van and was familiar with off-grid living. That experience made converting a tiny shed into her home much less daunting. After going through a divorce and needing her own space, she took advantage of the shed.
The space has a clear flow the moment Heather walks in. She has a key drop zone, an open area in the middle to move around in, and several storage options. She even has a space she can work remotely in.
Because the tiny home is not insulated yet, Heather made the decision to install a wood stove to keep her warm through the winter. It ended up being an expensive investment but was worth it for the dry heat it provides.
The loft where Heather sleeps is a tight space but does fit a full-size mattress. She notes that the loft area wasn’t perfectly designed, but problem-solving is a significant part of tiny living.
The kitchen is still a work in progress. Heather uses her parents’ home to do her dishes because she doesn’t have a gray water system up yet. She enjoys having shelves and glassware, two things that weren’t possible living in the van.
Heather makes storage wherever she can and uses old crates to store miscellaneous items. She also installed large cabinets above her remote workspace to fit the supplies needed for her job.
After living in a van, the shed feels big to Heather and allows her to do a lot more activities than before. She enjoys cooking, dancing, and having her own space to grow in. She has more plans for her tiny home in the future, but for now, she is just enjoying having so much space.