Tiny House in a Landscape

Deschutes River Cabin

My son Ted and I spent Thanksgiving this year on our own. My wife Janelle’s mother had open heart surgery so she has been down with her. Our daughter Emily stayed in Portland and celebrated Thanksgiving with friends.

We decided to find a place that served a traditional Thanksgiving meal and was open on the holiday and ended up at the Riverhouse Restaurant. While eating our dinner we spotted this old log cabin across the river and decided to check it out when we were done. Turns out it has a pretty interesting history. Copyright Photo by Kent Griswold

The cabin was used by the Old Sterns Cattle Company as a mine shack in the early 1900s along the Lazy River, south of Sunriver, Oregon.

In the 1970s, it was used in an old Western film with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn called “Rooster Cogburn.” Shot in Smith Rock State Park, the cabin moved to this site after filming ended. A piece of old Hollywood in our little town of Bend, Oregon!

Managing Partner of the Riverhouse Hotel, Wayne Purcell, talks about the history of this cabin in the video below from Zolo Media.

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tiny house in a turnip field

Our Tiny House in a Landscape photo is from Hugh Wolfe. Not really a house, but it’s still a small structure which could be a house… well it would need a good bit of work… it’s in the middle of a farmers field (turnips).

Morning fog 10/19/14…

Fog lazily rolling around the neighborhood motivated a five minute drive to a favorite photo location which I’ve shot previously, *Out amongst the turnips* https://plus.google.com/116041918731282968084/posts/LQ7QYJJWshh

Literally sitting on the berm of the road listening for approaching vehicles I took several composures but preferred this one for the Queen Ann Lace in the foreground…

Post processing brought out the desire to create alternative images, one using Macphun’s Tonality Pro and another more traditional B&W with NIK’s Silver Efex Pro…


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This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape feature was submitted by Leah Wymer, she says:

I built this tiny home “Tina” with my dad, and we towed it to San Juan Island where my boyfriend and I live and work as farmers on 40 acres in the San Juan Valley. More pics are available via my Instagram (username is bloomsanjuan).

Thank you Leah for sharing. If you have a tiny house or cabin that would work for the Tiny House in a Landscape feature please submit it to tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com

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Our Tiny House in a Landscape presenter today chooses to remain anonymous which is perfectly fine. Here is what they have to say about their tiny home.

We have lived in our 1965 MCI coach for over ten years. It is a workhorse on the road and a cozy home.

This picture was taken at Rocky Mountain National Park. The night before we went to sleep under clear skies. The next morning, we woke up to a winter wonderland.

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Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape is selection of a few of past tiny houses that have been in this feature. The Tiny House Blog has been in publication for more than seven years and much of that time it has had this feature which has been a favorite of many of our readers.

As the years have progressed several other blogs have taken this feature and made full blown websites from this idea. Tiny House Swoon is one of them and is a great site. I really would love to keep this feature alive and well at the Tiny House Blog but I am needing new photos from you my readers. I can’t take them from the Swoon site or other sites so I need you to send them to me to be featured here. This is a call for you to do so. Please send Tiny House in a Landscape photos and a short explanation of them to tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com. Thank you and I look forward to sharing many more with you.

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