Minim House is a thoughtfully designed tiny house with hip good looks, energy efficiency, an open floor plan and no loft. Now that a second Minim has been built, we decided to compare the two homes below.
Both Minim Houses impress with their floor plans that include an office nook, closet and wet bath — plus space for a kitchen galley, large sofa, moveable and multi-use table, huge TV screen and roll-out bed. Let’s take a peek.
EXTERIOR, DC – The original Minim House, designed by owner Brian Levy and Foundry Architects, is located right in Washington, D.C. Minim sports dark, natural wood cladding as well as a black-trimmed front door and windows. (Minim Homes)
EXTERIOR, NY – Here’s the second Minim House, constructed for downsizing homeowners Tim and Shannon. This Rochester, NY version follows building plans closely and features grey siding, a blue door and white trim. (Shannon Soine, Instagram)
KITCHEN, DC – “A 10 foot wide galley affords room for 2 cooks in the kitchen. It’s designed to accommodate a 7.1 cubic foot refrigerator under the counter, or has adequate room for a fuller size fridge to either side.” (Minim Homes)
KITCHEN, NY – “This beautiful, light-filled house reminds you to seize the day.” In this kitchen, traditional wood and glass cabinets are installed. Notice the larger fridge and freezer to the left. (Tiny House Nation)
Minim Sleeping (Plus) Areas
SLEEPING, DC – “The 5′x7′ office/storage area sits atop the bed platform. There is also a 5′ full width closet. The full or queen size bed hides under the platform, and easily slides out from underneath.” (Minim Homes)
SLEEPING, NY – “The bed slides out for sleeping, but hides away under the office space when not in use.” In this close-up, the full bed is partly rolled out. Our homeowners know that sliding it away is their first daily task. (Tiny House Nation)
Minim Seating (Plus) Areas
SEATING, DC – There are no interior walls in the Great Room, and a longer sofa than most tinies. One feature we haven’t seen anywhere else is the pull-down screen which covers the left-side windows for TV/video viewing. (Minim Homes)
SEATING, NY – Here’s a close-up of the long sofa (and storage), which looks comfortable for any house and ready for large-screen TV viewing parties. We hear nine people came over and there was extra room. (Tiny House Nation)
More Access: Want video? The Tiny House Nation show featured the new Minim. Watch “Rochester Studio Retreat” online via your cable provider here or pay $2.99 to view itunes. For the original Minim, check out this video tour.