Lofts have become an almost essential component of tiny living, but few offer the headroom of the recently completed Journey by Alabama Tiny Homes. The high ceiling throughout gives this luxurious pint-sized dwelling a relatively spacious interior, something inhabitants will likely appreciate when it comes time to crawl into bed.

The fifth house from Alabama Tiny Homes, the Journey spreads its roughly 324 sq ft (30 sq m) of floorspace across the bedroom loft, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge area and bathroom that its creators describe as "luxury." Co-owner Klancy Brewer explains some of the bells and whistles in the company's latest creation.

"The bathroom includes a full body spa panel shower head in the glass enclosed tiled surround, an upgrade to a standard acrylic shower stall," she tells New Atlas. "The shower fixtures and vanity mirror are also a flashy upgrade to what we typically put into our homes."

This elegance extends to the kitchen area, too, where a six-bottle wine cooler slots in between the 10.1-cubic foot (286-L) stainless steel fridge and oven with cooktop, microwave convection oven and dishwasher.

A drawer-style staircase runs alongside the kitchen, with each step sliding out for storage and leading up to the loft area, which is also equipped with a flat screen TV. The two-tiered loft includes a standing space so residents can prepare for bed in comfort, and a raised platform with enough space for anything up to a queen-sized mattress. If sleeping more than two, a trundle bed is stashed away beneath the bathroom that pulls out into the living area.

Outside, the Journey is finished in six-inch cedar paneling with closed cell spray foam insulation inside, while double-paned windows also help the home's energy efficiency.

Other features include a washer-dryer combo in the bathroom, LED lighting throughout and electric hot water heater. The Journey is plumbed for RV or city water and sewerage hookup, and is wired for a 50 amp RV hookup.

The base model is priced at US$71,000, with customers needing to shell out further for extras like the convection microwave, washer-dryer combo, wine cooler and flatscreen TV.

See more of the Journey in our gallery, while the video below also offers a look inside.

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