We have had an insurance disaster (see our other post) and so now are trying to get back on track by considering a tiny house built on foundations on our block.
We are trying very hard to do this properly and are looking to create a 9m by 3.8m gable roof, two storey house with two 2.5m loft areas at each end and double height space in the middle.
The struggle we are encountering at the moment is how to create stairs to get to the loft areas.
The advice is to call the spaces "storage areas" and then put a loft ladder, but we are very keen to have this house recognised as being 3 bedroom and the lofts being officially habital spaces.
So I will attach the bottom storey floor layout and a simple sketch of the shape of the house (we are thinking of putting it on a slab not piers as pictured)
- do you guys have any ideas for how to get up to the second floor that is Australian Building Code compliant?
We are almost thinking that this idea is sunk as we cant seem to work out how to do the stairs.
p.s. Apparently all the funky stair options you see in tiny houses are not BCA compliant as they are designed as caravans and do not have to meet code.
Thanks everyone we really appreciate any advice
Have a great day
Aaron and Nancy