Who doesn’t love a pink tiny house? Okay, maybe lots of people, but they probably haven’t seen how good this one looks in the Texas Hill Country. 

Also, it’s technically peach, at least if you go by its name: Peached Casita. It’s the home office of Kim Lewis, known as a lead designer for six seasons of HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. (She's also known for her firm, Kim Lewis Designs—you can see some of its local work at Kesos Tacos, Eyejoy,  and Rebel Cheese, among other places.) Until recently, was located outside her family’s South Austin home.

It’s also not officially “tiny” unless you count it as two separate tiny homes connected by a breezeway, which is what it is. Together, they measure 560 square feet and are next to each other, with a breezeway connecting them. 

Lewis designed the house(s) in 2017 to present at national design fair Dwell on Design.  She, her husband, and their first child made it their Austin home until a second child meant they needed larger digs. The family hauled it along when it moved to into a new, 2,220-square-foot home on three acres in the Texas Hill Country, where Lewis used it as a home office while the pandemic raged. 

The configuration of Peached Casita remains the same, although it’s now surrounded by landscaping that suits its Hill Country environs—a work in progress. One section houses the bedroom and bathroom; the other has an eat-in kitchen and living area. 

A bonus of moving to much, much piece of land is that now the tiny-ish home has a stock-tank pool—an above-ground affair 8 feet in diameter, made from the kind of metal tanks ranchers and farmers place on their properties for livestock to drink from. It was sourced from Cowboy Pools of Austin, which on its website has both the claim “We didn’t invent the stock tank pool. We just did it right” and a testimonial that reads, in part, “We’ve agreed—f*ck a big pool. We’re good.”

Peached Casita's deck and stock-tank poolCourtesy of Kebony

Peached Casita tiny houseKebony

Peached Casita's Kebony deck and stock-tank poolCourtesy of Kebony

Moving the Peached Casita also necessitated replacement of its old composite deck, and adaptive reuse skills combined with wide-open Hill Country spaces enabled the addition of 350 feet around the pool to the existing frame. To reclad the frame, Lewis used a sustainable form of modified wood that works well for the pared-down, contemporary style of the tiny house.

Tiny Hill Country house kitchenKebony

Tiny Peached Casita bedroomKebony

A corner of the Peached CasitaVia Kebony

Peached Casita's bathroomVia Kebony

As soon as it gets settled and comfortable in its new space, Peached Casita will be put to use as an AirBnB.