I love this courtyard house that's named Dolls House. The old shop turned tiny home was redesigned by Edwards Moore and is located in Melbourne, Australia. As you can tell in the photo below, the traditional exterior was left relatively the same so that it wouldn't disrupt the neighborhood's character.
As you can see from the outside the house is really small. Many
would even refer to it as tiny. But I think you'll be pleasantly
surprised once you get to step inside below and wander all the way to
the back of the house.
Notice the ladder to loft above. I never found out what the owners
of the home use that for or if it was designed for anything other than
storage but you can do so much with it like create an area to work,
study or an extra bedroom aside from the one I'll show you below that's
at the other end of the house.
The most interesting and unique part of this house comes in the fact
that each area or room of the house is separated by an outdoor coutyard
that you can access from each of the rooms.
I like this because it creates more outdoor space using the same footprint, it brings the outdoors in, and it creates less space to cool, heat and maintain inside which saves you time and money every day.
So let me show you the courtyard design in this awesome tiny/small house:
The above shot shows you the very end of the house which is the bedroom that also opens up to one of the coutyards (I believe there are two total). Let me show you the rest of the home below by walking back to the front from the bedroom that you see above.
As you took a virtual tour throughout this house you may have noticed that the front of the house wasn't the only part left unchanged. As you browse through the interior you can also see plenty of areas of the structure that were left original like the exposed beams in the living room and the brick walls in the kitchen.
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