This Custom-Designed Getaway Tiny House Is a Vision in White and Red

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Sometimes, a tiny house doesn't need anything other than flawless elegance to leave a lasting impression. This lighthouse-inspired beauty designed to operate as a stylish tiny house hotel doesn't claim to innovate or offer the answer to perfectly sustainable living; it's just a gorgeous miniature home with exquisite interiors, and that's enough.
Those who may be familiar with the famous Currituck lighthouse in coastal North Carolina will surely recognize some of its charm in this beautiful tiny house with the same name. The Currituck Tiny by Modern Tiny Living didn't just borrow the lighthouse's name; it also used its old red bricks as an inspiration for a unique and visually-striking color scheme that separates it from the crowd.

Red-colored homes on wheels instantly catch the eye, and the Currituck Tiny added a wonderful mix of fresh white and bold, vibrant red to its Red Riding Hood exterior. This might be too bold for a permanent residence, but it's simply perfect for a chic getaway in a tourist area. Still, Currituck boasts the full comfort of a perfectly livable home, including generous storage. For some, it might even look like a dream home where functionality and elegance are seamlessly merged.

LP vertical smart siding and a metal roof with a 40-year warranty are the main ingredients in Currituck's exterior durability. This custom home doesn't only look luxurious, but it's also built to last. A slim door with a large glass insertion that adds transparency invites guests into the home's 240 square feet (22.2 square meters) of floor space.

Currituck Tiny House
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As a rental unit, Currituck was designed to comfortably accommodate two people in the loft bedroom, which makes it an ideal getaway for couples. The lounge area can also be turned into an extra bedroom thanks to the custom convertible sofa, only without the privacy of an enclosed space.

As daring and bold as it is on the outside due to the all-red exterior, Currituck mellows down inside, revealing gorgeous shiplap walls and ceilings in pure white. This is not only reminiscent of traditional beach homes and coastal décor, but it's also the perfect background for the custom-made furniture in strong shades of red, with blue accents.

The abundance of white also visually enlarges Currituck's living space and adds a sense of freshness. The bold color accents keep this tiny from becoming purely minimalist and contribute to a more lively ambiance inside, instead of the typical Zen vibe of Scandinavian-style homes. The lounge boasts the trademark TML configuration with a huge, U-shaped sofa taking up most of the space. Multiple windows surround it, which results in panoramic views that seem to bring the outdoor in. They also keep this entire section bathed in natural light.

Currituck Tiny House
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TML's custom-made sofa is known for its impressive versatility; it's big enough for large groups of people, it easily converts to a big bed, and it offers ample storage underneath, which makes it a 3-in-1 piece that saves a ton of space.

The Currick is only 20-foot-long (six meters), which meant there was enough space for a generous, versatile lounge area and a compact kitchen facing the bathroom. Since there wasn't room for a separate dining setup, one end of the kitchen counter was designed to double as a modern breakfast bar with two seats. Style-wise, the countertop and all the cabinetry underneath look striking and glamorous.

Appliances were kept to a minimum since this wasn't intended for long-term accommodation. The traditional-style staircase with an elegant open-work handrail offered additional hidden storage; one of the compartments is even big enough to conveniently double as a wardrobe that doesn't get in the way yet helps keep the guests' clothes properly stored.

Currituck Tiny House
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One of the most beautiful amenities inside this custom tiny is the upstairs master bedroom. MTL is an expert at crafting some of the most inviting, sophisticated loft bedrooms. Even folks who typically stay away from lofts would be tempted to try out this elegant room. The expansive windows have a major impact on the overall sense of spaciousness and airiness. With enough space for a comfy king-sized bed as well as walk-around space, this loft feels like the perfect oasis for sleep and relaxation.

The downstairs bathroom flaunts the same elegant vibe as the rest of the house despite its compact size. The solid barn-style sliding door matches the dainty shelves mounted above the toilet, while the shower's frosted glass door adds a luxury touch. Sophisticated finishes are part of all TML creations and they help to elevate even the smallest dwellings to a premium level.

A non-interrupted line of sight is also one of the secret keys to creating a wonderfully comfortable ambiance, even in small spaces. From the Currick's lounge, guests have a direct line of sight all the way to the end wall without any obstructions.

Combined with the tall ceiling and the all-white shiplap walls, this makes the ground floor seem vast. The same goes for the master bedroom, where the open-work barrier doesn't obstruct the view; this way, the loft doesn't seem at all cramped or isolated.

Currituck Tiny House
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At the time of its build, the gorgeous Currituck cost less than $70,000. The standard Point model on which it was based is still available and can be customized in many ways.

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Otilia believes that if it’s eco, green, or groundbreaking, people should know about it (especially if it's got wheels or wings). Working in online media for over five years, she's gained a deeper perspective on how people everywhere can inspire each other.
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