Nicki’s Colorful Victorian Tiny House After One Year

Nicki’s Colorful Victorian Tiny House After One Year

You might remember Nicki’s Colorful Victorian Tiny House, the “Ravenlore” built by Tiny Green Cabins, from when we visited it in December 2014. It was an exciting time for Nicki, a firefighter and empty nester who, at the time, was downsizing from her large home.

As we walked through her brand new tiny house, Nicki wasn’t sure where she’d end up parking or even how to operate her incinerating toilet!

Recently we asked Nicki for an update, and she was more than happy to send photos and answer questions about living tiny in eastern Georgia.

Tiny House Parking Near Savannah, Georgia

Nicki was served a “Tiny House Eviction” from her original parking spot in Thunderbolt, Georgia, due to zoning issues (read our Tiny House Eviction story), and was forced to move outside of the city.  She is now happily parked at Green Bridge Farm, an eco-friendly organic farm 30 minutes from Savannah.

Victorian Tiny House“The owner says not to call it a hippie commune,” Nicki jokes. “But if the shoe fits??”

Her new parking spot looks amazing! She’s surrounded by trees and Green Bridge Farm offers four acres of community space with organic gardens and fruit trees. She has access to electrical and fresh water hook-ups.

IMG_0156Getting settled with Tiny Living

After the big downsize and securing parking, it didn’t take Nicki long to be comfortable with living tiny. “I think it’s identical to living in any other house,” she explains. “I do all the same things everyone else does when I’m home, but obviously it’s extra fantastic having almost nothing to clean or maintain!”

Check out a few interior pictures Nicki sent now that her Victorian Tiny Home is lived-in:

Nicki's Victorian Tiny House Interior

Nicki's Victorian Tiny House Interior 2

Nicki's Loft copy

So, the big question: How is the incinerating toilet working out? Does it smell? Does it intimidate your guests? 

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Nicki’s Incinolet toilet December 2014

“The Incinolet was stinky, noisy and used too much electricity,” Nicki describes her toilet woes with disgust. “When I first moved to the farm, the owner texted me because he thought he smelled an electrical fire. No… you’re just smelling my burning poo.”

Nicki ended up trading in her incinerating toilet for a Nature’s Head composting toilet, which she loves.

FullSizeRender_2Congrats to Nicki for living tiny for one year in her Victorian Tiny House!



  1. joseph morgan
    March 1, 2021 / 5:51 am

    The alternating tread stairs take up less floor space than regular stairs. Very common in Japanese homes.

  2. October 6, 2016 / 6:47 am

    Just curious. I didn’t see a water hater in the home tour. How Do you heat up water for a shower?

    • User Avatar October 6, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      Yes. She has a water heater. Not sure where it is or what brand, but she has one.

  3. January 21, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    The alternating steps allow for easier climbing yet take up less space than standard steps. By have a cutout in the inner step sections, your opposing leg has space to lift to the next section. Standards steps require much more floorspace to achieve the same thing.

  4. Patricia
    January 11, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Alternating stairs are supposed to be more ergonomic and efficient than conventional stairs, assuming the person using them has good knees. Personally, with my crummy knees I generally go up and down stairs one at a time, so they wouldn’t be useful for me.

  5. Lynn
    January 9, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Although they look very pretty, and very functional, I am wondering what the rationale is/was behind the alternating with stair treads?

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