Tiny Houses

Spacious living room serves as social heart of Clover tiny house

Spacious living room serves as...
The Clover sleeps up to four people: two in the loft bedroom and two on the sofa bed 
The Clover sleeps up to four people: two in the loft bedroom and two on the sofa bed 
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The Clover measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long
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The Clover measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long
The Clover is based on a double-axle trailer
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The Clover is based on a double-axle trailer
The Clover is clad in lapped smart siding 
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The Clover is clad in lapped smart siding 
Access to the Clover's bedroom is gained by storage-integrated staircase
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Access to the Clover's bedroom is gained by storage-integrated staircase
The Clover's kitchen features custom cabinetry 
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The Clover's kitchen features custom cabinetry 
The Clover's kitchen includes a four-burner stove top, convection oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, sink, and breakfast bar
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The Clover's kitchen includes a four-burner stove top, convection oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, sink, and breakfast bar
The Clover's kitchen sink
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The Clover's kitchen sink
The Clover's washer/dryer
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The Clover's washer/dryer
The Clover's walls are finished in poplar
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The Clover's walls are finished in poplar
The Clover has a breakfast bar
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The Clover has a breakfast bar
The Clover's main living area is relatively spacious, considering the home's size
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The Clover's main living area is relatively spacious, considering the home's size
The Clover's storage-integrated staircase
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The Clover's storage-integrated staircase
The Clover's living room has built-in shelving 
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The Clover's living room has built-in shelving 
The Clover's sofa turns into a bed and sleeps two 
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The Clover's sofa turns into a bed and sleeps two 
The Clover sleeps up to four people: two in the loft bedroom and two on the sofa bed 
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The Clover sleeps up to four people: two in the loft bedroom and two on the sofa bed 
Top-down view of the Clover's living room
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Top-down view of the Clover's living room
The Clover's bathroom is accessed by barn-style sliding door
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The Clover's bathroom is accessed by barn-style sliding door
The Clover's bathroom includes toilet, sink, and shower
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The Clover's bathroom includes toilet, sink, and shower
The Clover's bathroom includes toilet, sink, and shower
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The Clover's bathroom includes toilet, sink, and shower
The Clover's bedroom
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The Clover's bedroom
Top-down view of the Clover's living room 
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Top-down view of the Clover's living room 
The Clover's living room has underfloor storage 
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The Clover's living room has underfloor storage 
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Though the whole point of tiny houses is that everything is smaller, if there's one area that tends to be shrunk down a little too much with most models, it's the living room. The Clover tiny house, by Modern Tiny Living, bucks this trend with a larger than average living room.

The Clover measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long and is based on a double-axle trailer. It has a fairly standard but pleasant enough exterior clad in lapped smart siding and is topped by a steel roof. Inside, the walls are finished in poplar and the floors are decked in vinyl.

Visitors enter next to the kitchen, which has custom cabinetry, a four-burner stove top, convection oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, sink, and a breakfast bar.

Top-down view of the Clover's living room 
Top-down view of the Clover's living room 

Nearby is the living room. This is raised, and laid-out in a U-shape, with generous glazing surrounding it. A large sofa that takes up most of the room can be converted into a bed, and it should make for a nice space for entertaining – something that we've been told is a challenge of downsizing. Indeed Modern Tiny Living refers to it as a "Social Area."

While it would be remiss of us to overstate its spaciousness too much – it's still a tiny house, after all – the Clover's living room looks a lot more comfortable than those seen in similarly-sized homes like the Tiny Heirloom and Vantage.

The raised living room also offers storage space beneath, and there's quite a bit of storage dotted elsewhere around the home too, including built-in bookcases, and a storage-integrated staircase.

The Clover's bedroom
The Clover's bedroom

Upstairs lies a standard tiny house-style loft bedroom with limited headroom that sleeps up to two people on a double bed.

The Clover gets power from a standard RV-style hookup and maintains a comfortable temperature with spray foam insulation and a wall heater and air-con unit. It'll set you back US$89,000.

Source: Modern Tiny Living

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Veronica Roach
I think this layout is just about the very best I've seen - going back to basically a well-proven standard caravan 'sitting room/bed' concept - gives a very spacious look compared to many of these houses with barely any space for 'lounging', but every conceivable gadget installed. Even the kitchen is quite roomy, bathroom not too bad ! yes this is the BEST ! Shame about the price - not too many have that much spare cash, or would think it practical to spend on this. In many places you can buy an actual house for that price - albeit without the luxurious feel this gives you ! But most of us spend our entire lives 'improving' our homes, so that is still a better proposition than this tiny home !