If you’ve driven around in south Fayetteville lately, you may have noticed a small, unique looking house at the corner of South Willow Avenue and E. 7th Street.
The L-shaped home has an inviting front porch, interesting lighting, and probably most strikingly, a guitar amplifier-shaped facade visible from the road.
It also happens to occupy a total of just over 500 square feet of interior space.
Interior shot of Asha & Ryan’s tiny house. / Photo: Don Shreve, Shreve Imaging
The house was created recently as part of the FYI network show, Tiny House Nation, and the episode featuring it aired earlier this week.
Asha said she knew the show’s co-host, Zack Giffin, and had been a fan of tiny homes for a while. As a New York City resident, she was already used to living in small spaces.
“The idea of building a tiny house has been in my head for a long time,” she said. “And I knew I wanted to move to Arkansas to be near my nephews. I reached out to Zack, and he was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.'”
Photo: Courtesy, Asha Mevlana
The home was built over the course of about a month in September as part of the television show, with help from local contractor 3VOLVE Housing Co. of Fayetteville and builder Stefen Vickery of Vickery Construction.
The finished home includes a large kitchen, along with a living room, bathroom and a loft-style bedroom. It has high ceilings and lots of windows for plenty of pleasing, natural light.
Asha said the light in the home has turned out to be among her favorite features.
“I love the light,” she said. “That was one of my biggest concerns, and one of the things Zack recommended was to include a lot of windows.”
The home is also 10 feet wide on a foundation instead of the standard 8 feet on a trailer, another of Zack’s recommendations, which Asha said also makes a huge difference in the spacious feel of the house.
Asha rocking the violin for the cast of Tiny House Nation / Photo: Courtesy, Asha Mevlana
Other interior features include a retractable pot rack made in part with recycled bicycle components, a high-efficiency, low-profile heating and air system, and a coffee table that converts into an editing desk.