Tiny House in a Landscape

tiny log cabin

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to vacation in Alaska via a cruise. Feeling that this was probably a once in a lifetime experience we spent some extra money to go on an excursion to the Taku Lodge in Southeast Alaska.

We had the opportunity to fly in a classic deHavilland seaplane over five breathtaking glaciers flowing from the Juneau Icefield, deep blue crevasses, snow-capped mountains, and the lush Tongass National Forest.

Once we arrived at the lodge we explored the area and took a nice walk. Along the way there was the nice little log cabin that I was able to photograph from the outside. Unfortunately I was not allowed to view and photograph the interior. I thought it was a great example of a tiny log home and a scenic spot to fit in the Tiny House in a Landscape series.

side view of log cabin

front view of log cabin

Taku Lodge mailbox

Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape features a Airstream trailer with the mountains in the background. I have been a big fan of Airstreams for many years and I lived in one for a year while in college. I think tiny house designers can take lessons from RV designs and apply them to their own.

I was recently on a tiny house panel at Sunset Magazine with Ella, Vina, and Catherine. While there I toured two tiny houses brought to the show by Tumbleweed and I also toured a 28 foot Airstream International Signature RV.

airstream in a landscape

To be honest with you I felt most at home in the Airstream. It was very modern and luxurious but the thing that stood out for me the most was the use of the living space. I have shown you the floor plan below. My wife and I both liked the fact that we could walk around the bed. There was lots of storage and the rest of the “house” just flowed and seemed wide open. I would really enjoy seeing this type of design in a tiny house.

tiny house panel

28 foot floor plan


Tiny House in a Landscape

The first post I published on the Tiny House Blog was about Montana Mobile Cabins. This company continues to be a favorite of mine seven years later and I like to bring you updates and photos of their projects every now and again.

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape features Montana Mobile Cabins 12 x 16 foot studio cabin. A simple cabin design with a big covered front porch.

studio cabin

Studio Cabin – 12×16 delivery to the Flathead Valley, Montana.


Interior view Studio Cabin, three in one kitchenette with 2 burner electric stove, sink and under-counter refrigerator. The bath is to the right with shower and toilet.


Studio Cabin 12×16, view to loft with bathroom and kitchenette under loft.

To learn more about Montana Mobile Cabins you can go to their website here: http://montanamobilecabins.com/ and to their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MontanaMobileCabins