Yoga Teacher’s Amazing Furniture-Free Tiny House Designed For Body Movement
Jayme’s home is something very unique. As a yoga teacher, she understands the importance of body movement and has designed her brilliant home on wheels to reflect that and encourage her body to move as much as possible. Her home isn’t only functional however, it’s beautifully constructed using almost entirely salvaged materials.
Unbelievably, this home was built for only $12,000.00, a true testament to the power of using reclaimed materials to craft a stunning, yet absolutely affordable home. The materials that have been brought together into this tiny home all tell a story of their previous life, yet come together harmoniously into this new space. Almost all of the building work was done by Jayme herself, who had no previous experience in building.
The home contains absolutely everything Jayme needs. There’s a good sized kitchen, which is used for simple cooking tasks, there’s a bathroom with composting toilet, a sleeping loft and a lounge / recreational space. Living at the communal Yoga Shala means that she is able to also make use of their facilities, such as a large kitchen and showers, not to mention the stunning gardens and organic vegetables which are grown on the land.
The sleeping loft is incredibly cosy and is accessed by a unique ladder which scales the wall and that is also extended onto the ceiling, allowing her to hang from the ladder and truly use her strength to pull her into the loft. Movement is a big part of the design of this home, and right from when she wakes up in the morning, she is able to hang from the ladder to get a whole body stretch. All throughout the home there are bars to hang off, and things to climb.
The lounge doesn’t have any built-in furniture, instead, there are two benches and a lot of cushions which allow the space to be very versatile. There’s plenty of space for doing yoga (for a rainy day when the rooftop deck isn’t ideal). The furniture free living movement is actually a growing trend, where people replace their traditional couches and sofa’s for open, functional rooms which encourage movement, help the body to move in wider ranges and actually has surprising health benefits, such as burning more calories and building stronger muscles.
One of the reason’s I fell in love with the tiny house movement, is that people really do tend to build homes which match their personality. Jayme’s home is a wonderful reflection of that and she has absolutely constructed a house for herself which encourages and deepens her practice in yoga, and reflects her values. In tern, her home now helps to shape her on a daily basis. Be sure to check out the full video tour above for a full tour of this fantastic tiny house. To find out more about Jayme and her work, you can visit her website here.