Compare this photo to the one titled "Cozy Kitchen". The counter with the vertical board siding was built to enclose a 55 gallon water barrel. The bowl on the counter is actually a sink with a drain. We plan to install a pump faucet from a sail boat. Some day the barrel may fill automatically but for now the counter top is hinged so the barrel can be filled or emptied manually. The sides of the counter can be removed for the biannual barrel cleaning.
Note the new and much smaller table in the foreground. Like many other tiny house dwellers, we have learned the importance of scaling the furniture to the space.