I love a good tiny home! They are a space-saving and eco-friendly living solution that reduces the load on Mother Earth. They’re simple and minimal alternatives to the imposing, materialistic dwellings that seem to have taken over. And they’re also notable for their ability and gift to maximize the use of limited space. And, a tiny cabin I recently came across that totally blew me away is The Nest. Nestled in Hocking Hills, Ohio, The Nest is one of the two short-term rentals available at ReWild Rentals – a property owned by husband and wife Aimee and Andrew who wanted to share the natural beauty of the place with their guests.
- Unique layout unlike the typical tiny homes
- Seems more spacious and larger than it actually is
- The barn-style door is a bit old-fashioned and doesn’t provide much privacy in the bathroom
Designer: Aimee and Andrew of ReWild Rentals
The exterior of the small house is clad in black board-and-batten wood siding, which gives the home a modern and contemporary feel, accentuated by a long sloping roof on one side, that also shelters the outdoor patio. A door invites you into the home, which is painted a warm green. To the right, you are welcomed by the main living space which is highlighted by height ceilings and large stacked windows that allow natural light to effortlessly stream into the home. This section of the home also includes a kitchen, living room, and a small dining area in between the two.
The living room is great for comfy movie nights, and it is warmed up by a wood stove in one corner. The kitchen is well-equipped with all the basic amenities including a full-sized stove, oven, and refrigerator. The dining table is crafted from walnut wood, and it is compact enough to seat two people. The round shape of the dining table makes the space feel less cramped and small.
The bedroom and bathroom have been located side by side, and the bedroom is marked with a generous amount of windows to give the space an open feel. The bathroom features a skylight, and a sliding barn-style door separates it from the rest of the house. Quite interestingly, the outdoor patio has a DIY suspended bed made with a recycled trampoline, that makes for a great spot to lounge about in. The Nest has a unique layout that makes the home feel much larger than it is, allowing it to stand apart from typical tiny homes on the market.