This jungalow tiny house A.K.A. La Casita Bonita (the little pretty house) is your perfect tropical retreat just outside Greenville, South Carolina. Designed by a creative, artistic couple, this small holiday home will surely offer an escape from your everyday life or spark your untapped creativity. The design itself was inspired by a mixture of Miami and Mexico as seen in the vibrant, beachy colors and natural textures.
At first glance, you are welcomed in by the warmth of rich cedar wood siding. The cedar is layered in a board and batten pattern around the entire tiny home for added texture. Cohesive geometric accents are found in two elements: the symmetrical sliding entry barn door and the painted white and bright blue “hola” mural. A piece of aluminum roofing lays the backdrop for the front door and provides some nice contrast from the wood.
There is no shortage of natural light inside this small holiday home. Five skylights and ample walls of windows bring the look and feel of the outside in. The inside of this Spanish-inspired tiny home perfectly balances neutrals and pops of color. A subtle hint of pink is found on most of the walls which pairs well with the various patterns and textures throughout.
The tropical oasis features two bedrooms. One is stacked on top of the living space at one end of the home. A narrow set of stairs painted in an ombre pattern guide you to the upper loft-style bedroom. Plants are hung from the ceiling or placed on shelves to keep the space lively and jungle-like.
Upstairs in the loft bedroom you will wake up to the sight of treetops through a pair of large skylights. The bed is set directly on the floor to increase headspace and give a laid-back look. Each wall is painted with a faded, brushed combination of pinks and oranges.
In the main gathering space, a pair of countertop stools in a deep teal tone is placed at a ledge overlooking a view of picturesque trees. This ledge is perfect for eating a meal, working from home, or playing a game. A collage of succulents adds depth to the light-colored walls and cabinets.
A Mexican-inspired tile backsplash surrounds the kitchen countertops. The colors in the tiles help to bring together the colors throughout the entire tiny house. Window and door trim in the home are painted a bright pop of yellow – guaranteed to brighten your day. Floating shelves rest upon any open wall space to provide great storage for dishes and knick-knacks.
To bring balance to the variety of colors and patterns used in the design, the ceilings are a bright white color. The ceilings feature exposed beams for that added layer of visual interest. Similar to the ceilings, the floors are painted white. To liven them up, they house a collection of various sized rugs.
The seating room has a wall-to-wall comfy sofa to maximize seating options. A hanging pendant light and wall art bring in wood tones to gain some warmth. Most of the walls in this tiny holiday home are covered in art and decor pieces, however it feels perfectly balanced to fit the style of the space and not cluttered.
On the opposite end of the bedrooms, you will find the bathroom tucked away behind a sliding barn door. The bathroom features a stark black and white leaf-patterned wallpaper which holds its own against the colors in the design. The modern bathroom vanity is a soft shade of green. A bright striped yellow rug matches the door frame perfectly.
A geometric patterned hexagon tile surrounds the stand-up shower in the bathroom. The geometric pattern pairs well with the abstract art and wood patterns on the exterior of the home, helping to tie the entire design together. The white tiles and black grout play off of the black and white wallpaper.
Pops of red, pink, and blue in the linens provide nice contrast when displayed in front of the wallpaper. The leaf print on the wallpaper feels almost hand-drawn giving it an organic feel. A medicine cabinet mirror above the vanity stores away your essentials. In the corner of the bathroom, a hanging plant brings in that much needed greenery.
Above the bathroom, you will find the second bedroom also accessed by a set of ombre painted stairs. Beneath this particular staircase, the refrigerator is tucked away. A knee wall of strung rope offers some privacy to the bedroom loft upstairs.
This second bedroom is a little more spacious and might be considered the master bedroom. An accent wall of palm leaf-inspired wallpaper acts as the headboard at the head of the bed. The gorgeous deep green from the wallpaper ties into the comfy bedding. A nightstand and floating shelf give the room a bit of necessary storage. Learn more about this adorable tiny house on Airbnb