"Scarlet" The Dreamer's Den
18 feet long by 8 feet wide. Cedar framing- standard construction. Cedar channel siding (exterior & interior). Cedar shingle siding.
Torsion Dexter axels (12,000lbs rating). Rinnai Tankless (instant) water heater. Soundproofing mineral wool R-15 insulation.
Snap lock metel roofing. Double pane vinyl windows. Kitchen skylight. Solid wood french doors. 2ft bay window bench bump-out. X2
Full bath with hammered copper tub & sink. Bamboo flooring in the bathroom. Water resistant embossed wood plank laminate flooring.
Compost toilet. 8ft live edge Deodar Cedar kitchen counter. Under mount stainless steel kitchen sink. Black Walnut live edge loft steps.
Full gas range with oven. Cast Iron pot belly wood stove. Hand painted San Francisco skyline hearth pad. Knotted pine ceiling.
All LED interior/exterior lighting. And a whole lot of artistic touches!
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Welcome to “Scarlet”- my tiny home.
Her name is derived from the North Eastern Scarlet Tanager, which also happens to be the bird on my debut album cover and is also the character bird in the song I wrote, “The Colors You Make.”
I am an artist, songwriter, singer, tiny home builder etc… who finds meaning in creating beautiful things to put into this world.
I built this home with the intention of continuing my creative journey in music. A musician needs space and time. Both of which seem to be prized privileges in today's world. Tiny home living just so happens to serve both.
I built a tiny home and lived in it for four years before I built Scarlet. With that experience, I became very aware of unnecessary space and products that most households have. I designed Scarlet to be efficient yet practical in the essential needs of living comfortably. She can easily house two people and accommodate the occasional overnight guest in the two foot bump-out bay window bed/bench.
I wanted Scarlet to be simple and elegant. Ample lighting opens this space with the placement of the windows, doors, lights and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen juts out to 26 inches at the most, leaving plenty of floor space to do morning yoga or walk about with a guitar in your hands not having to worry about banging the neck on anything. There’s plenty of counter space for preparing meals. The under mount stainless steel kitchen sink and tall faucet are high enough up to wash a lobster pot. Oh, and the kitchen faucet swivels over to the stove top (Italian style) to make filling your spaghetti pot quick and easy.
There is a nicely sized closet with drawers for clothes, along with a perfectly sized pantry. There’s even an extra shoe closet (I have a thing for shoes).
It’s simple. Inspired by simplicity. As a young adult, a dear friend of mine introduced me to the writings of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden Pond.” I’ve been carrying his wisdom with me ever since. I even wood-burned a quote of his into the live edge Deodar Cedar kitchen counter.
Scarlet was designed to live in temperatures ranging from 20-100 degrees Fahrenheit A simple 20 amp electrical system runs the home with the intention of hooking up solar panels for off-grid living. The heat source is a cast iron pot belly stove. I’ve always loved the feeling of wood heat, and I’m a romantic. Four sticks of kindling and two 16 inch logs is more than enough to feel toasty inside. A cup of coffee heated from the tea kettle is actually enough to take the morning chills off.
I didn’t foresee myself having to sell Scarlet. I also didn’t think that a tiny little virus could wipe out the entire live music industry virtually overnight either. Scarlet is a space I created fostering hopes and intentions. She was designed to inspire me to be extraordinary. And I’m quite certain she will do that for whoever lives in her next.
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