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Tiny Home to College Dorm Makeover

Jul 16, 2021 | Family Life, Organization | 0 comments

Every back-to-school time is exciting at our home (mostly because this is my favorite time of the year). This year we are going to help an extended family member out, who needs a place to stay while in college. There is not a lot of extra space in our home, so we are going to transform our tiny home into an amazing fun, bright college dorm. Our older kids; Klailea and Rykel, are a bit jealous of this remodel! They will soon be transitioning into adulthood too. There are a few helpful things we’ve been teaching them while in high school to prepare for adulthood.

The tiny home has a Master Bedroom, bunk area, bathroom, loft, kitchen & living room. We teamed up with home depot and found their back-to-class section that covered almost all of the essentials we needed for this makeover.

Fun tip: If you order from you get free deliveries on orders over $45. And we definitely spent more than $45!

Living Room

Small space that doubles as dining area as well, we looked for multipurpose items that a college student could use.

living room area couch in tiny home before college dorm room makeover


tiny home living room sitting area klailea sitting on a chair


What we added…

  • bookshelf
  • dresser (under the TV)
  • compact fridge (we added an extra fridge because the fridge in our tiny home is small)
  • artificial Plants
  • Decorative Pillows for Couch
  • Livingroom rug
  • Puffa
jase and klailea in the tiny home living room couch area after makeover pillows artificial plant


rachel in the tiny home living room area after dorm room makeover added dresser book shelf artificial plants and compact fridge


Kitchen Updated For College Living

The kitchen was pretty bare so we added a lot of kitchen necessities to make it more like a college dorm room.

wyatt in the kitchen area of the tiny home before makeover


Added in the makeover:

  • Hand mixer
  • Waffle Maker
  • Electric smokeless grill
  • Dishes
  • Pots/Pans
  • Glasses
tiny home kitchen after dormroom makeover


Master Bedroom into Dorm Room

The old master space was a little drab and needed some fun flare!

shae in the master bedroom before college dorm room makeover


What we changed for a Dorm Room

  • Bedspread
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Painting for the Wall
mater bedroom after dorm room makeover new bedspread and wall art


Hallway/Bunk Area & Loft

We removed the bottom bunk bed to make more room for storage. This is a must for any college living space (especially if it’s an already tiny home!)

  • Portable shelving
  • Tiedye Bedspread


As you can tell from the before and after photos, the tiny home looks amazing with some added essentials and pizzazz. This tiny home is the perfect college dorm. We are so happy with how it turned out. I am sure our new guest will love it too!

tiney home before dorm room makeover view of the living room from the loft


aerial view of living area in tiny home after dorm room make over added artificial plants shelving and decorative pillows


We try to teach our kids to serve other people whenever we can. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to teach by example to serve others. I am so excited to be able to help someone else out by opening our tiny home.


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Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, skater, fisherman, and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly Reels (@jasebennett), you can find him sharing adventures on the blog & great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast: The Decode.


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