by Patrick Schutt
Who hasn’t dreamed of escaping the stress of the real world and going back to a simpler time? That is exactly what my wife Christie and I did. After years of running the rat race Monday through Friday and dealing with hectic weekends we were frazzled and at our wits end.
That’s when we decided to build our weekend get away. We acquired a few secluded acres in the beautiful Missouri, and a 400 sq. ft. log cabin kit from Schutt Log Homes (schuttloghomes.com) for $6000.00 and got busy building our romantic hide-a-way. The process of putting the cabin together was simple and so rewarding. We spent time together working on our dream and in the process built our relationship and came away with so many wonderful memories. Continue Reading »
This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape was a post back a year to two on the Tiny House Blog but this is a new picture is perfect for the fall season. The person who sent it to me called it the the perfect autumn weekend getaway cottage and I agree 1oo%.
The cornstalks and pumpkins help frame this little getaway cottage just right. Who can help me track down the previous post that shows the interior and tells all about this neat little space? If you can comment below than I will link to it here and here.
Recently I had the opportunity to work closely with Strawbale.com to introduce to you the new Applegate Residence, a small straw bale home that can be built for around $20,000. I am very intrigued by this type of construction but I have never actually stayed in a straw bale home. As I was learning more about Strawbale.com I stumbled across a page that showed some tiny straw bale homes for rent. I contacted Gabrielle Morrison to learn more about them and she wrote back with the following information and photographs. I’ll let Gabriella tell you more.
Over the course of about 3 years we built a series of 4 charming and beautiful straw bale cabins, all at 200sqft to create a mini “Straw Bale Village.” Three of them serve as sleeping cabins and have plenty of space for queen size beds as well as desks.
Continue Reading »
This may not be a true tiny house but I guess that is not to out of the ordinary for some of our Tiny House in a Landscape posts. The idea is to get you dreaming and your imaginations flowing.
This thatched roof getaway looks like a place to relax and take in your surroundings and enjoy the outdoors. A place to enjoy some peace and quiet and some companionship. I think I could relax here without any problem. How about you?
Ok, I know this blog should be called the Tiny House Blog and the Tiny Floating House Blog. I am enthralled with both and when ever I see a new or exciting floating home or getaway I want to share it with everyone.
This one also comes from Chris from Small Footprint Living and it is similar to some of the previous posts I have done on tiny houseboats or floating homes. This is Devlin’s, Millie Hill version 2 and you can view more pictures of the construction and read more about it at the Devlin Boat website.
Here is a little of what Devlin has to say about the Millie Hill:
Have you always wanted a waterfront getaway but couldn’t afford the luxury? This cozy retreat is our answer to the problem. Winter, spring, summer or fall imagine yourself anchored in some beautiful backwater in this little vessel. Equipped with a wood cook stove and galley you can catch or bring in the ocean’s bounty or something from Safeway.
She sleeps four with the settees converting into double berths. The head has a shower and private entrance with a wet hanging locker. There is a dry locker closet near the front deck area. The galley has full standing headroom with comfortable sitting headroom in the settee area for reading, writing or card-playing. The front deck has screening for ventilation in the summer and canvas awning for covered dry storage while on board. The Millie Hill has a 10 hp Yamaha hi-thrust outboard, she powers at what I would guess is 5 knots top speed.
Plans for Millie Hill are available at the Devlin Store for $100. This just might be the floating getaway you have been looking for.
If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our feed
Alexander of the Small Cabin website has created a nice little community of cabin lovers and builders. His tiny cabin in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada is the quintessential getaway. It is efficient and utilizes the outdoors as much as possible. The cabin is 8×12 feet with large windows for extra light. The total cost of the cabin came to around $1,200 and took about two weeks to build.
Alexander goes over the step-by step process of building your own tiny cabin in a remote area.
He discusses electrical issues and being off the grid. He talks about how to keep down your building costs as well as how to protect items in your cabin from the outdoors. Alexander also brings up good points about site selection, planning, water issues, street or highway noise and how to run power tools without conventional utility hookups.
The website also includes a discussion forum frequented by cabin builders and dreamers. On the forum, I came across the blog of Wayne and Margy Lutz who live most of their time in a floating cabin in coastal B.C.
If a tiny house is still your dream home but you are only able to live in it part time, this website contains a helpful bit of information if you want to build your own little retreat away the everyday world.
If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our feed