The Urban Micro Home

The Urban Micro Home is a 650 sq ft permanent foundation house located in beautiful Chattanooga Tennessee. Designed and constructed by Wind River Tiny Homes, this house showcases our design capabilities and just how far we will go to innovate and customize.

The genesis of design start with the owner’s request for a 600 sq ft size limitation. We worked with them on a layout and landed on 650 sq ft to keep with building code (stairwell, passageway size, clearances, etc.) but not compromise on tiny. The owner also wanted to be able to entertain lots of friends and have functionality that meshed with their outdoor hobbies.

Despite the small size The Urban Micro Home can comfortably host a crowd. The two panel glass garage door opens to another 150 sq ft of deck space, stepping down to another 300 sq ft of outdoor space with pea gravel and a fire pit. In concert with the front entrance and kitchen layout, the garage door allows people to flow in and out of the house. The owners were outdoorsy and tri-athletes. To integrate The Urban Micro Home with their outdoor hobbies, we added a 3-to-1 pulley system in the carport where they can easily lift a kayak off the roof of their Subaru. Inside the house, above the living area, a paddle board can be hoisted up on another 3-to-1 pulley system to rest across a Shou Sugi Ban pine tongue and groove panel. The house came with a training bike hooked up to a rechargeable battery just for kicks. Lastly, we inlaid bike gears into the custom concrete counter top on the bar.

The Urban Micro Home also features reclaimed wood wainscoting from an old elk lodge in Chattanooga, various Shou Sugi Ban accents, and premium fixtures. Additionally, smart home technology includes the thermostat, door bell, cameras, smoke detectors, ceiling fan, and integrated speakers.

Wind River Tiny Homes is currently not building permanent foundation homes. We are focusing on tiny homes on wheels (THOW) that you can find in our other gallery pages. If you are in love with the Urban Micro Home we have the plans for the Urban Micro Home for sale in our store.

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This Urban Micro Home is the Perfect Basecamp for an Adventurous Couple - by Michele Koh Morollo