Garage conversion into tiny house | Michelle de la Vega

A single-car garage converted into a tiny house with a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Artist Michelle de la Vega decided to generate extra income by renting out her house while moving into the standalone garage out back. But first, she had to transform the dumpy building into habitable space. Acting as her own designer and general contractor, Ms. de la Vega had the roof raised 4 feet to provide enough headroom for a sleeping loft. A small unfitted kitchen is placed along one wall and an addition to the side houses a spacious bathroom. The finished home has 250 ft2 (23.2 m2) of comfortable living space.

A single-car garage converted into a tiny house with a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The interior design is distinctly industrial. As an artist and metalworker, Ms. de la Vega created many of the fixtures, such as lights and towel hooks, herself. Other furnishings, including the loft ladder, storage lockers and firewood bins, were salvaged and refurbished.

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