The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed

I have seen a lot of lovely tiny houses but I have to say that this one is my favourite design! It was designed and built by architect graduates/ apprentice carpenters Andrew Carter and Lara Nobel with the help of builder Greg Thornton. Together they have founded the Australian The Tiny House Company.

Andrew and Lara’s 18 m2/194 ft2 home is called PORTAL and boasts a modular demountable deck system, a custom-designed retractable bed and custom cabinetry between a grid of ‘portal’ frames.

IMG 6706 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6824 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6870 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The retractable bed lowers down over the couch at the push of a button for easy access.

IMG 6742 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6738 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6841 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The wall adjacent to the bed contains deep, floor-to-ceiling storage, as well as storage under the sofa seats.

IMG 6750 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The kitchen runs half the length of the house.

IMG 6690 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6854 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6868 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6803 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed Continuous sightlines through the length and width of the house help to provide a spacious feel. Doors and windows are aligned to lead the eye through the house and out to the surrounding garden and provide very effective cross-ventilation and stack ventilation (through the high louvers).

IMG 6757 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed IMG 6756 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed Recycled Australian hardwood was used for the benchtop, shelves, doors, windows, and deck.

IMG 6820 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The loft space can be used as a bedroom or to house bulky items.

IMG 6669 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The composting toilet (only partly visible in the photo) diverts liquid waste and turns solid waste into compost. It is approved for use in all states, operates odor-free, and can save 35,000 L of water per year.

IMG 6640 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The bathroom has a 2.1 m ceiling. Greywater and blackwater are treated on-board by a series of filters and grease traps. The end product is certified for direct release into the landscape.

IMG 6905 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The laundry nook is placed opposite the kitchen.

IMG 6786 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The modular deck can be assembled in two hours, almost doubling the floor area.

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IMG 6606 1 - The Tiny House Company introduces model with retractable bed The founders of The Tiny House Company: Greg Thornton, Lara Nobel, and Andrew Carter.

Take the video tour and see the retractable bed in action.