The tiny home revolution is well and truly taking off, and one brother and sister dynamite team is up there with the best.
Ellie and Dan Madsen were living their separate lives when the death of their mother in Hawaii brought them back together. Ellie was a property manager in Montana, while Dan operated a skate shop and printing business in Hawaii. When their mother left them a home on the Big Island of Hawaii, it was the beginning of their adventure.
Ellie moved back to the Big Island, and the pair began pondering how to put their creativity to good use. They founded Paradise Tiny Homes, and they are now committed to designing and building tiny homes for those looking to live a simpler lifestyle.
The 260-square-foot homes are built on trailers, which make them suitable for transporting on the road. Dan still operates his printing and skate shop, but they come together to create one-of-a-kind homes that are in hot demand.
Dan says they build homes that they would be happy to live in themselves. The Oasis Tiny House, for example, has teal-painted plywood cladding, a curved roof for more space, high ceilings, an outdoor bar, and a bump-out window.
A lot of thought has even gone into the bathroom area, with a shower that juts out over the trailer’s tongue. Ellie says all features are designed to maximise space – something that can often be lacking in a typical tiny home.
The living room is something special, too, with two large half-moon windows, plenty of natural light, and a playful aesthetic. A large kitchen flows seamlessly to each part of the home for all to enjoy.
Dan and Ellie have created a home that promotes indoor-outdoor flow in the best possible way. And given the mild climate of Hawaii, they couldn’t be in a better place to do it.
The 260-square-foot tiny home is positioned on a trailer for easy road transportation. It’s clad in teal-painted ply and has all the creature comforts of a much larger home.
The interior of the Oasis Tiny Home is much more spacious than it looks, thanks to the high ceilings, beautiful windows, and brilliant use of colours.
Large windows make sure this tiny home gets plenty of natural light. There is also a bump-out window to make use of the outside bar area.
The window sill, which splits two half-circle windows, doubles as a breakfast bar. This tiny home comfortably caters for two people and the occasional overnight guest.
Storage is a huge factor in any tiny home, and this one delivers. The staircase leading to the bedroom doubles as storage for clothes, books, and more.
The mezzanine bedroom has a generous amount of headspace and storage. It’s also light and bright and is positioned out of sight of the main living area for privacy.
Living on the Big Island can mean you spend a lot more time outdoors than indoors. This tiny home accommodates that way of living with a bump-out window. Enjoy exceptional indoor-outdoor flow with one simple feature.
The curved roof of the tiny home is a playful touch, but it serves a purpose. Dan says it offers more headspace for homeowners.
There is no shortage of storage in the bedroom. You can store clothing and footwear discretely in the mattress frame.
The beautifully tiled shower, which is of generous proportions, is positioned over the trailer’s tongue as a clever space-saving measure.
The bathroom is truly something special, with a corner sink, shelving, and a beautiful shower.
The bathroom features all the necessities you would find in a standard-sized home.
The toilet is positioned next to the shower, with plenty of room to move around.
You can place a deck directly outside the bump-out window to create an entertainer’s paradise.
The dining area on the inside is perfectly matched to the outdoor entertainment area – complete with bar.