Manu and Sreeja's new home is in Moscow in Kottayam. The house was built on a plot of 8 cents with reduced width and length. The construction of the house started after the plot was raised 2 feet above the road level to prevent water from entering. The courtyard was prettified with Bangalore stone paving.
On the ground floor, you have a sitting, living, dining, kitchen, workshop, one bedroom, and washroom. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a balcony. The total area is 2040 sq ft.
They have organized the interiors with an eye on open spaces so as to avoid hampered spaces. They have provided large windows at the front and back of the hall. This allows plenty of air and light to enter. One must say that the partitioned living room is fascinating. Made by attaching an old bicycle rim to a GI pipe and wrapping a rope around it, it hardly costs much.
Outside the dining room, a UPVC sliding door has been provided and the sitting area has been arranged. The difference is that the wash area is arranged here. Here too it is beautified with plants. The stairs are made by spreading pinewood on the GI frame. An open kitchen that keeps everything within one’s reach is the other highlight. There is also a breakfast counter nearby.
They also provided a work area as an extension. Since there is only one bedroom downstairs, more space can be used for common spaces. The bedrooms are minimal, with attached bathrooms. The upper balcony is Gi trussed and sheeted. Here it has been converted into a utility area for drying clothes etc.