This tiny guest house by Bungalow to Go offers 120 square feet of living space permanently attached to a 16′ 10,000 pound capacity utility trailer.
This guest house has an open great room that allows flexibility for ground floor sleeping. The split loft design leaves a cathedral ceiling open in the main room, an 8′ loft that comfortably fits a queen size mattress, and a 4′ wide loft at the front suited for storage or a twin size mattress for smaller guests. A nook in the front offers a great view and a convenient place for an office with recessed task lighting and handy internet, cable, USB, and power outlets. Spalted maple laminate floors and smooth finished drywall interior walls painted with a soft cream yellow matte finish paint are lit by ten dual paned insulated vinyl windows with screens. Stylish Edison bulbs in pendant light fixtures and glossy oyster white trim details impart a classic style.
To get all the details, price and contact info go to Bungalow to Box’s website at this link: http://www.bungalowtogo.com/content/goldfinch-sale
This last weekend my daughter was at a friend’s Birthday party. The party was at a Horse Ranch called Wells Family Ranch. While there, I came across a Tiny Shed/House and thought you might like to see the pictures. I’m not sure what it is used for, but I did peek through the window and saw a bed of some sort.
- Eric Lipska
I recently discovered another small/tiny home builder called Southern Fried Homes. Owned and operated by Tim Watson the company is located on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Tim has been building custom homes there for the past 22 years.
Small, affordable, and Southern Styled, Southern Fried Homes are attainable now, and you can grow them over time.
You might also think of a Southern Fried Home as an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Whether used as a guest house, rental, or granny flat these units are a legal solution to your housing needs in a growing number of East Coast Communities. The goal is to keep these homes well appointed and low priced. They also can be delivered within weeks. Continue Reading »
by Caleb Clark
What: We built a small house in our Southern Vermont backyard and documented the process, including:
- Actual costs in a public spreadsheet
- The Plan is on Houseplans.com
- 200-ish photos, including shots of plans.
- Blog posts http://www.calebclark.org/?p=1928
- Videos of sun studies and construction
- Link to sites, house plans, organizations,
Who: We are not professional carpenters, nor will we be quitting our day jobs. Laura is an elementary school teacher at The Neighborhood Schoolhouse. I’m the director of the educational technology program at Marlboro College Graduate School. I also worked as a carpenter in my youth, and have always been interested in real estate. In November 2010 we bought a house on tiny 1/8th of an acre lot, 1/2 mile from downtown, Brattleboro, Vermont. (200 miles North of NYC). Continue Reading »
by John Hilmer
This is an upgraded version of the Chapman Ridge that was shown on the Tiny House Blog previously. It is located in Little Deer Isle, Maine. As requested by the customer, this one has 14 windows and an added room in the back to be used as a bathroom. It also has a steel bracket that all the structural hip elements are bolted to and a windowed cupola. The steel bracket creates a round void in the peak of the roof/ceiling that allows light and ventilation to access the room through the cupola.
The building is beautifully trimmed with white and red cedar and left natural. It uses minimal glue and no plywood or engineered lumber as to not release off gases. All the wood is harvested sustainably in or around Athens Maine by a friend or myself, the builder. It is mostly wood and nails except for the windows which are Anderson’s and the roof which is three-tab asphalt. The floor is wide pine, fastened using old fashioned cut nails and finished with boiled linseed oil. The board siding and roof sheathing leaves a nice feel to the inside while being inexpensive. The customer plans to use it as a guest house during the spring, summer, and fall. Eventually they plan on insulating it and drywalling the inside. The hip-roof design allows there to be a big open room with no interior walls and a high ceiling.
The customer will divide it up into four sections. A sleeping area, kitchen area, sitting area, and dining area as well as the room in the back to serve as a bathroom.
The building is 24′ x 24′ with a 7′x11′ bump out. The total square footage is about 670 square feet. It is built using only sustainable methods and genuinely sustainable building materials. It cost the customer $27,000. Visit Hilmer Building and Design for more information.
Recently, I discovered a neat little company based in Minnesota that specializes in building whimsical tiny structures out of reclaimed wood. The company is called Rustic Way and the owner is Dan Pauly. The minute I saw this building I just couldn’t let it go. I just had to reach out to the owner of this company.
I had a great conversation with Dan this morning and he explained how his idea was born. He was looking for a way to build a unique sauna that is popular in the northern states and Canada. He was playing with some ideas and his little spa structure was born.
At the time he lived near a busy intersection and he placed the structure near the road. People stopped constantly to take pictures of it and ask questions. Dan knew he had stumbled upon a design that was a winner. Dan decided to trademark the design and took his love for salvaged and reclaimed wood and started to make several different designs using his whimsical theme.
Dan now builds a variety of structures from small play houses to a large guest house. The buildings are custom. Dan works very closely with each customer to achieve a final result that is a perfect match for his client’s needs. Continue Reading »