Hosting a Dinner Party in a Tiny House
Hosting a dinner party in a tiny house is easy in the warmer months when everyone can gather outside. In the cold months though, not so much! We made some modifications in hOMe which has allowed us to expand our indoor eating capacity from 3 to 6. Though we don’t entertain a lot in the winter (we generally meet our friends at their homes or in restaurants when it’s cold and rainy), it’s certainly nice to have the option for this type of gathering.
The first order of business was to open up more floor space by moving the lounge loft ladder. We simply attached a shorter bar on which to hook the ladder to. When the ladder is in this hanging position, it sits totally flush with the bathroom wall and opens up the floor space in front of our seating area. We bought a $25 lightweight folding table from a local store and chose it specifically bc the legs fold totally flat, making the entire unit only about 2″ thick when collapsed. The table is simply stored under the seating area cushion and can easily be taken out. We found lightweight, metal chairs which we store right outside the front door. Their color happens to match perfectly with our front door and add a nice detail to our exterior. Since they are metal they can withstand exterior elements. When the time comes we just carry them in and set them up around the table.
The finished result is great and very comfortable. It takes about 5 minutes at the very most to set up. We have hosted a few meals using this arrangement and they have all been wonderful and great experiences for our guests (and us!), who still can’t believe we live in a 207SF tiny house! Like we’ve said all along: tiny house living without compromise! Below are images showing the set up.