When Very Little Is JUST ENOUGH

Zen Den is architect-designed and built for travel with high-tech, super-insulated, and ultra-quiet structural insulated wall, floor, and roof panels. Materials are sustainable and non-toxic. It’s RVIA-certified so it can be financed, doesn’t need a building permit, and can be delivered in 3 months.

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    • Like said in the video, the owner requested it be done this way…

      That’s the thing with custom, have to recognize the fact what people want can be extremely diverse from our own preferences and custom builders are just providing what their clients want…

      Besides, owner may only need it for emergencies but otherwise may not use the toilet… These things aren’t always made to actually live in but for other uses…

      Like the owner may only intend to use it for something like an art studio, hobby room, etc.

      Kitchen may not even be used as a kitchen either as there are many hobbies that can make use of a sink and counter and may be what it’s actually intended for…

    • +ZeoCyberG I work in an office and draw house plans. Let me tell you if a customer request such bullshit from me, i would tell him its a bad idea and we wasted like 4m2! How should guests go on the toilet there please?

    • Sorry but you seem to be operating on the false premise that this has to be used as a house…

      But it’s a custom structure, which means it can be used for anything the owner wants.

      Might as well complain about someone converting their garage into a workshop instead of a guest room… Intended use is what determines how a space should be designed!

    • Why do people continually expect ‘custom’ inclusions for the client be what they themselves think is acceptable. This design is not about you. And whether or not you approve is of no relevance whatsoever….so just a total waste of time writing as such.

  1. Reminder that the makers of this tiny house only put the toilet in the kitchen per the client’s request. They don’t normally do that.

    • @Lauren Pierce, it’s more they’re selling a mobile building that can be specialized for different needs…

      They’re basically catering to people who need more niche solutions and aren’t really competing in the housing market.

      So they offer options like turning these into Mobile bars, lounges, massage rooms, dressing rooms & other spaces for outdoor events… Or A personal sanctuary for yoga, meditation, reading, being creative & simply relaxing…

      That’s all from their FAQ page on their site, btw… They can upscale to designs that can be used for at least temporary living but they’re clearly more for making products that make a artistic statement or serve a very specific niche need…

      The company is based in Santa Barbara, CA, the founder of the company is an architect, and part of the proceeds from their sales goes to helping the homeless.. All of which helps explain the pricing and market they’re actually catering to….,.

    • @Kathrun Damron – Sorry but you basically ignored people’s right to make their own choices and suggested a custom builder would be unethical to provide custom options when that’s the point of a custom service…

      Seriously, you have no idea what the owner intends to use it for and yet you’re judging!

      For all you know the owner may only intend to put this in their garden, because they have a large property and it may actually be a good long walk between the main house and the garden and only intends to use it as a place to escape to in case of rain, doing pottery planting, and having a toilet for emergencies when making it back to the main house isn’t an option…

      Among a litany of other uses that this design would be perfectly fine for…

      So nope…

    • +ZeoCyberG It’s ok, we just disagree. This designer will have to live with the idea, forevermore that they agreed to place a toilet under the kitchen sink. Not worth it for just one customer, in my view. No need to go crazy, we just have a difference of opinion. I can live with that. Sometimes in the long run, it’s better to protect your brand than appease each and every customer, no matter the request, especially a request like this.

    • @Kathryn Damron – Nope, it’s not just a difference of opinion when you suggest we should take people’s right to make their own choices away or try to suggest appearance matters more than anything else…

      Yeah, let’s pretend this is worse than not having a toilet at all or that moving it a few feet matters one iota in the real world…

      While you’re at it, why not just discriminate against people using RV’s like pop-up campers that can have the same kind of layout…

      https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f9/48/d9/f948d965f6e9482b19ca930a68cb6da5.jpg

      Or even some apartments…

      https://www.unilad.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/flat.jpg

      Or Van Dwellers, among a litany of other examples…

      Besides, micro-organism don’t really care about proximity… They spread to whatever you come in contact with… Even your pillow case…

      https://www.businessinsider.com/your-pillowcase-and-your-toilet-seat-have-a-lot-in-common-2012-10

      So it’s your cleaning regiment that matters more than where everything is located… Otherwise it wouldn’t matter even if the toilet was miles away…

  2. the website they provide is useless. there’s nothing but a single page, with some photos (that take you to pinterest??). if they’re going to ask for traffic on their site, the least they could do is make it worthwhile.
    edit: you need to include the www for the site. gah.

  3. If you say Zen Den one more time…enough already. And the toilet in the kitchen…no. Not a great design. Big on Form, small on function.

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