spiral stairs to sleeping loft

To conserve tiny house space, consider installing spiral stairs to access a sleeping loft. They would make an ascent or descent easier than any ladder, right?

Spiral stairs from a Washington tiny house

The first spiral stairs come from a jewel-box tiny home built by Zack Giffin, who’s a skier, carpenter and Tiny House Nation host. Over the past three years, Zack (and his partner Molly) traveled to many Western ski areas where they discovered powder secrets and tiny house admirers along the way.

These well crafted stair steps were hand-built by Zack Giffin, in his tiny ski house on wheels. They seem like fine furniture and works of art. (Photo by Michael Dyrland)

These well crafted stair steps were hand-built by Zack Giffin, in his tiny ski house on wheels. They seem like fine furniture and works of art. (Photo by Michael Dyrland)

Notice how the steps rotate around a vertical pole. It enables dwellers to use extra space for seating and other purposes. (Photo by Mark Fisher)

Notice how the steps rotate around a vertical pole. It enables dwellers to use extra space for seating and other purposes. (Photo by Mark Fisher)

Here the tiny house is truly at home, nestled into a ski area parking lot. Everyone inside should be ready for tomorrow's action. (Photo by Michael Dyrland)

Here the tiny house is truly at home, nestled into a ski area parking lot. Everyone inside should be ready for tomorrow’s action. (Photo by Michael Dyrland)

Spiral stairs from a Massachusetts tiny house

The second spiral stairs appear in a tiny house owned by Francis Camosse, a local youth minister. His dream home, a modified Tumbleweed Cypress, was just built by Zack Giffin, local contractors and the Tiny House Nation. Aah, we understand the source of these spiral stairs now.

"Henry Camosse, father of Francis Camosse, climbs the stairs to the loft of his son's tiny house in Charlton," says the Worcester Telegram. (Photo by Paul Connors)

“Henry Camosse, father of Francis Camosse, climbs the stairs to the loft of his son’s tiny house in Charlton,” says the Worcester Telegram. (Photo by Paul Connors)

Francis Camosse's tiny house gets log cabin siding for a sweet rustic look. The tiny is currently located on family land. (Photo by Paul Connors)

Francis Camosse’s tiny house gets log cabin siding for a sweet rustic look. The tiny is currently located on family land. (Photo by Paul Connors)

tiny house nation: tv about tinies

When there’s sufficient tiny house interest for a television series, something is shifting culturally. Tiny House Nation promises to feature a person or family taking the leap into tiny house living, on every show.

The series premieres on Wednesday, July 9th at 10E/11P, as part of an A&E channel launch called fyi. Like us, you’ll have to watch it live or on demand.

Here's a half-minute, sneak peek video of Tiny House Nation. Click on the image, and watch closely as several newly-built tinies flash before your eyes. (fyi.tv)

Here’s a half-minute, sneak peek video of Tiny House Nation. Click on the image, and watch closely as several newly-built tinies flash before your eyes. (fyi.tv)

John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin will serve as hosts for the show. We already know Zack and his girlfriend Molly, who tow their tiny house to Western skiing destinations. Zack’s building and living experience should be a great asset.

Look at this tiny ski house built by Zack Giffin, which glows in a cold winter night. Parked next to ski lifts, it's conveniently close to tomorrow's backcountry adventures. (Ian Provo photo)

Look at this tiny ski house built by Zack Giffin, which glows in a cold winter night. Parked next to ski lifts, it’s conveniently close to tomorrow’s backcountry adventures. (Ian Provo photo)

We are unashamedly excited to see a pure, 100-percent tiny house series emerge on the scene. For everyone thinking about getting his/her own tiny on wheels or land, let’s hope this TV show fulfills its promises to share true stories and homes.

7/17/14 Update: Tiny House Nation episodes may be watched free and online, including “172 Sq. Ft. Dream Castle” (view) and “River Escape” (view).