ECHO Cottages

by Kent Griswold on December 18th, 2012. 71 Comments

by Darren

I enjoy your blog and wanted to send some info about a new company in the Hudson Valley (New York State) that I am helping. The company is called ECHO Cottages

LTD and they build ECHO Cottages for the senior market. ECHO stands for Elderly Cottage Housing Opportunity. ECHO Cottages LTD has developed and constructed a 400 square foot mobile unit that will provide a complete living environment for seniors who have entered a time in their life when living alone or distant from help is difficult.

Echo Exterior

The ECHO Cottage is leased and removed from the lease’s space as soon as living arrangements change. This is an affordable option to assisted living facilities which cannot be built fast enough to keep pace with the growing over 80 population, moving in to an existing room in a child’s house, or adding a costly addition to a family member’s Continue Reading »

What’s One Word?

by Kent Griswold on November 18th, 2011. 14 Comments

Yesterday for fun on the Tiny House Blog Facebook Fan Page I decided to ask a simple question to see what kind of responses you, my readers would share with me. Here is the question: “What’s one word that describes a tiny house?”

When I pulled this post together last night there were 148 responses. There were a few duplicates so they were removed. It was so much fun to read them and I wanted all of you to have a chance to see them and to add your answer below if you choose.

Here are the answers:

  • Cozy
  • Smart
  • Precious
  • Efficient
  • Love
  • Plenty
  • Simple
  • Claustrophobic
  • Dwell
  • J/K
  • Zen
  • Home
  • Revolutionary
  • Um…tiny?
  • Easy does it!
  • Harmony
  • Compact
  • Organized
  • Sufficient…Cozy…Enough…Bliss
  • Comfortable
  • Cute
  • Freedom
  • Kindness
  • Sustainable
  • Sweet
  • Gemütlich
  • Perfect
  • Affordable
  • Bijou
  • *tiny* (with sparkles)
  • DEBT FREE
  • Home
  • Snug
  • Possible!
  • Intimate
  • yeah
  •  just right… charming
  • Liberating
  • Micro~cosmic man!
  • Tiny
  • Snugly :)
  • Smart
  • Innovative
  • Uncomplicated
  • Homey!
  • Freeing
  • Peace
  • Responsible
  • “Compact?” “Efficient?” In the end, “enough”…
  • Serenity
  • Enough
  • Simplicity
  • Functional
  • Delightful
  • Safe
  • Oomblegok
  • Awesome!!!
  • Unshackled
  • WANT!
  • Life
  • Independence
  • Practical
  • Enough
  • Heaven
  • Large! Wait…what?
  • Adorable
  • Sweet
  • Soothing
  • Spacious
  • Supplementary
  • Plenary!
  • Plenty
  • Absolute
  • Efficiency
  • Comfy
  • Casita
  • Complete
  • Bliss
  • Doable
  • Special
  • Footprint
  • Cozzzzy
  • Modest
  • Grand!
  • RV
  • FUN!
  • Home
  • Inspiring
  • Green!
  • Amazing
  • Love
  • Enveloping
  • Escape
  • Sanctuary
  • Innovative
  • Shed
  • Shelterrific!
  • Magical
Thanks everyone for responding. On a side note I need more small house stories for the small house feature. If you are living in a small home and would like to share your story please email photos and a story to tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com. Thank you!