Tiny House in a Landscape

tiny house on an island

A tiny home on a tiny island is this week’s Tiny House in a Landscape feature. Norm Thomson took this photo and says that it resides on a tiny island on a small (almost tiny) lake.

As you can see it covers about a third of the island, and the island itself is extremely small. Norm says that I guess you could call this “Tiny House in a Waterscape.”

Thanks for sharing Norm and if you have a photo you would like to submit please send it to tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com.

closeup of tiny house on an island

Small Living on Private Island

by Rachael Greenfield

Small cabin (12′ x 16″) and outhouse/shower on secluded island in Puget Sound. Ideal for aperson who is looking to live lightly on the land as it can be hooked to solar or wind energy, your choice!

Cabin has a loft (12′ x 8′) which lends to a roomy main floor. Interior is almost finished with insulation installed and canvas wall coverings. The outhouse has a sawdust toilet and the beginnings of a shower room that is currently used as storage. Very livable for a hardy soul.

cabin

Property is .26 acre with only one visible neighbor. Island teams with deer and raccoons, but no major predators. The ferry allows access to mainland daily. Current set-up includes all furniture and appliances such as: a propane heater, stove, lantern, bed(s), dishes, 2 kayaks, etc. Owner will have the ability to tap into island well and power lines, or simply harvest rain and go solar/wind energy. Island residents are helpful, but not intrusive. Showings can be arranged, but please be advised that you’ll spend about 5 hours on the island between ferries.

View on the posting on Zillow: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11218-W-Vancouver-Ave-Steilacoom-WA-98388/2110110754_zpid/

interior of cabin

firepit

exterior storage

cabin view

 

St. Croix Expat Home

Not that I’m looking to move to a tropical island anytime soon, but when winter comes along…sometimes it’s nice to dream about becoming an expat in paradise. Instead of dreaming, this is what Nate Olive of Atlanta did. After a few life changes, he moved to the beautiful island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, met an equally beautiful woman and opened up a sustainable farm and restaurant.

Nate and his wife, Shelly, also live in an interesting small home they’ve dubbed the Cozy Shack. In this episode of Ex-Pats by the Reserve Channel, the host mostly discusses Nate’s reason for becoming an expat, but the location and Nate’s home really caught my attention. Continue reading