When you sell a specific product for a living, you should always be passionate about it. Otherwise, how are you supposed to sell something you don’t believe in? If you were on the hunt for a new tiny house trailer, then you can use Shelley and Joshua Engberg as proof that they get the job done.
The pair not only sell trailers for tiny homes but use one of their own 28 x 102-foot trailers, which are the most popular for small homes, for their own house. They have been the proud owners of a tiny house for the last five years, and live in it full time.
Shelley and Joshua started planning out their tiny home in 2014 and began the arduous process of downsizing all their possessions. Their love of camping, fortunately, made it easier to live with less. With help from friends, they finally finished their 374-square-foot home, which had a 224-square foot first floor, a master loft of 12 feet, and closet space in the second loft of seven feet.
Living in a tiny house has allowed them to live on less, travel across 35 states, and take up residence in small spaces that might otherwise be uncomfortable for others. They have now been living in a beautiful spot for three years with their two dogs.
Their house boasts a generous master loft with ample storage and a king-size bed, as well as a dedicated storage loft above the bathroom. The bathroom and kitchen are both reminiscent of those in apartments, with no sacrifice on space or function.
Everything has its place in this tiny home, and Joshua and Shelley couldn’t be happier with the arrangement. If ever you need proof that their tiny home trailers meet the mark, then you just need to look at the beautiful home they have created.
Shelley and Joshua Engberg’s tiny house is 374 square feet with a 224-square-foot first floor, 12-foot master loft, and seven-foot secondary closet loft. It’s all set on a 28 x 102-foot trailer.
The strategically-placed floating staircase offers more room in the tiny house, featuring steel plates, tubing, and wood threads.
The generous master loft slopes down with over three feet of headroom space. The king bed boasts floor storage. (Photo taken before kitchen refurbishment).
The ceiling in the master loft slopes from three feet to 3.9 feet, with plenty of room to sit up in bed without hitting your head.
The luxurious king bed has a memory foam mattress, and the bed is nestled amid storage cubbies. There are carpet squares for crawling on hands and knees to access the storage.
The floor storage is hidden away out of sight and out of mind during the day but is easily accessible at all times.
The full-size kitchen is reminiscent of those in any home. It boasts a green turquoise range with coral knobs, marble slabs, and a stunning kitchen sink and faucet.
A generous eight-foot window offers plenty of light in the kitchen, not to mention an excellent view from the bar seating area.
Shelley and Joshua made sure their tiny home would accommodate apartment-sized furniture for comfort. The living space has a generous-sized lounge suite and plenty of room for them to relax.
Heating the tiny house is easy thanks to this wood-burning fireplace with purpose-built storage for the firewood.
Everyday essentials weren’t sacrificed in this tiny home build. The sink is 18 inches wide with a character-rich brass faucet, and the 39-inch shower with a glass door offers a sense of space.
The ventless washer-dryer fits perfectly in the small but well laid out bathroom.
The loft space above the bathroom offers seven feet of closet storage to keep the rest of the house clutter-free.
Both Joshua and Shelley’s clothes and accessories fit perfectly in the seven-foot closet loft, and a vintage desk completes the look.
The tiny house was designed with plenty of windows for lighting and brilliant indoor-outdoor flow. This tiny house has an eight-foot accordion window for outdoor dining on a beautiful day.
The deck is a custom portable one, which means it can travel with them everywhere they go.
Joshua and Shelley’ are the owners of company Tiny House Basics where they sell custom trailers for tiny houses. The couple has documented their tiny house adventures in the book Tiny House Basics, Living the Good Life in Small Spaces.