While I currently make my living as a web designer (by day) and tiny house blogger/designer (by night) I was once a full-time studio potter. I mentioned this fact in a post called Daydreaming about Tiny House Pottery.
Colin, also a potter bitten by the tiny house bug, happy to have found a kindred spirit, shared his dream of building a tiny live/work space with me. He’d like to build a tiny house pottery studio and take it on the road by the end of 2011.
The primary design challenge is what to do with all the dust. Pottery studios typically don’t make good live/work spaces because no matter what you do, you have to deal with dust packed with silica, alumina, and all sorts of nasty little particles. Even when you work with non-toxic materials the dust is so fine it gets everywhere which can lead to respiratory troubles.
To solve this problem Colin is currently thinking that a tiny house split into two separate spaces with entrances at each end of the house would keep the dust in its place. Pictured here is a drawing Colin drew using Google SketchUp. To get the 2D view he exported the image after selecting the top down view (Camera > Standard Views > Top).
Thanks again for sharing this with us Colin!
Sounds like a good idea. I do less messy work so am thinking of keeping my work area in the nook of the Fencl plan by Jay Schaeffer. Even tiny homes can make room for what we love most.
Hi Micheal, nice to see you back at work. Haven’t commented much of late (when you had a new posting) because of you’re use of ‘recaptcha’, takes too long for it to finally pop up on my system, even at my highest dialup connection speed. This time it was worth the 14 minute wait (sort of). Anyway, good to see new stuff finally starting to come in again.
When you first published the Tiny Pottery House post, I was re-thinking it into a Tiny Spinning House. Just enough room for a wheel and a chair, with the wall(s) used for storage. One wall unit with slightly deeper shelves would be best- wool can be kind of bulky…
I would love one of these- it would keep the fluff out of the main house.
What a very clever idea! Completely separating the two spaces like that seems as if it would work splendidly.
I really like the look of the marine stoves that Jay Schafer uses to heat his tiny homes. They take up little real estate and seem as if they would be safer than a big woodstove.
I deal with a lot of boats. One idea if you haven’t looked into it yet is using a small woodstove for boats. They do have them and it doesnt take much to install. Plus side of it is you can use scrap pieces to heat your house.