Yeng Constantino has a new farmhouse designed to spark joy in any tiny home fan.
The homey little abode is nestled on the farm of Yeng's family in the province. It has a living room, kitchen, loft bedroom, bathroom, plus a wrap-around balcony that features an overlooking view of their property's lush greeneries.
Yeng first gave a glimpse of her newly built home—all empty and unfurnished—in a vlog she posted on YouTube last May 3. She expressed in the video's caption how happy she was that she and her husband, fellow musician Yan Asuncion, was finally able to fulfill her dream of owning a tiny house.
"Parangap ko talaga noon pa na magkaron ng tiny homes na nakikita ko sa YouTube, kaya napakasaya ko na finally ito na meron na kaming ganito ni Yan!!!" Yeng wrote.
Since then, the singer-songwriter has been regularly updating her followers on her house furnishing, which certainly gives major tiny house inspo for fans of the tiny home movement.
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Yeng and Yan's house sends out a relaxing probinsya vibe with its native-themed design. The roof, for one, is covered with anahaw leaves similar to the ones used on the thatched roofs of bahay kubos.
Adding to the native vibe are the balcony's brown-toned metal handrail and railings made out of pallet wood. Yeng said their tiny home appears spacious on the outside because of its balcony that runs from the front to the side of the house.
The same tropical vibe is given off by the house's interiors, with its rough flooring, wood doors, and large windows that allow natural light to flood the small area.
Apart from that, Yeng's living room comes with a high ceiling which, she said, gives the illusion that it is big. "Maliit lang talaga siya pero ang nagpapalaki ng space is 'yung taas ng ceiling. 'Tapos may natural light pa na pumapasok dahil doon sa fixed window sa taas," she said.
She decorated the space with neutral-toned furniture, including a gray two-seater sofa and rattan accent chairs. A pair of multi-colored floor pillows from Dubai were added as pop of color.
"Naisip ko na talaga na kapag ginawa nation itong tiny home natin, gusto ko ng Middle Eastern accent," Yeng added.
Just a few steps from the living room is the couple's pristine kitchen, which similarly has a white-and-wood theme. All fixtures were painted ivory and white synthetic stone was used for the countertop.
She placed small plants on the shelf under the wall cabinets to give the area a "homey feel." The base cabinet has a gray accent to match the dark-colored refrigerator, Yeng said.
Another highlight of this area is the breakfast nook, which had a thick wooden countertop that the singer said was given to her by her husband as a gift.
The couple's cozy loft bedroom is ideal for snuggling on a rainy day or a laid-back weekend. It has a floor bed, a wall cloth decor printed with rainforest, as well as side tables and shelves made of pallet wood.
It was also with this house that Yeng finally had her dream bathroom. "Noon pa man, gusto ko talaga ng bathroom na parang outdoor pero indoor," she said.
Similar to other parts of their house, this area reflects an industrial style achieved through its white walls, pebbled flooring, and polycarbonate roof that allows the outflow of natural light.
Completing the setup is Yeng's long-coveted bathtub. "Doon sa house namin sa Manila, wala along bath tub. Kaya bumili pa ako sa Shopee nung bath tub na portable tapos nilagay ko sa balkohane," she explained. "Pero syempre ang hirap kasi wala namang water doon. Maglalagay pa kami sa timba 'tapos buhos doon. Pero dito sa aming probinsya, sa farm namin, naglagay kami ng bathtub."
Yeng and Yan moved into their dream farmhouse seven years after they got married in February 2015.