Lusting Lately: The Inverness Bathhouse
Isn’t it true, you always want what you don’t have? Let me rewind. I’ve been obsessing lately over the tiny home movement + very minimal décor. And I think it has a lot to do with the size of house we’re currently living in. 3,300+ square feet; that’s way too much space for 2 humans + 3 dogs. I always thought I wanted a big home but now that we have it, I kind of want something different. I’m dreaming of a home that requires less maintenance, and if we’re being completely honest here, a lot less housework. Less square feet means less space for dog hair to roam.
But I’ve always had a weird obsession with minimal design with a splash of farmhouse style for good measure. Lately, I've been obsessed with the Inverness Bathhouse; like I can't stop thinking and dreaming about it (I'm being serious here). I reached out to the Architects for a bit of backstory on this perfect getaway home.
the inverness bathhouse
This quaint tiny home is located on the Point Reyes peninsula (located near Santa Rosa) along the rustic Northern California coast. Measuring in at 260 square feet, this 'bathhouse' is designed to support a large group of kids for a yearly family summer camp. This building is located in the midst of several farm buildings and is designed to blend in with its environment of the pastoral dairy farm.
During the summer family camp, the kids will pitch tents nearby while the Inverness Bathhouse provides welcoming + relaxing amenities for the nearby sleeping quarters.
The design concept is fun + whimsical and takes you back to the simple + care-free days with its practical character that reveals the rural quality of the property. Richardson Architects built this tiny home for the long-haul using wear-resistant and non-corrosive materials; including galvanized sheet metal, sealed board & batt siding and painted plywood and MDO board (MDO: paintable surface made of plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood by heat and pressure).
The bright white interior, gabled roof and wraparound porch gives you all the farmhouse feels and helps the small space fit in as a scaled-down version of the classic farmhouse and surrounding buildings. This property would be perfect for a weekend getaway at the lake or a quaint mother-in-law home perched up next to a weeping willow.
See the stunning structure below.
Photos provided by Jeff Zaruba / Richardson Architects
What do you think about the Tiny Home Movement? Are you on-board?