Tiny House in a Landscape

Rhonda Kivlin of Westwood, Massachusetts sent in this week’s Tiny House in a Landscape feature. She says:

“I snapped this picture of three abandoned tiny houses while hiking near Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine. Because there was a fence, I couldn’t get any closer, but I sure wanted to sneak inside and check them out.”

tiny house in a landscape

Livesey’s Little Houses

by Jay Livesey

I’ve been really impressed with the Tiny Homes book by Lloyd Kahn and Tumbleweed’s DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses by Jay Shafer and I wanted to tell you about my sheds. Having been in the construction business for 30 years I have become a believer in affordable and efficient house design. I am primarily a remodeler and in recent years have been specializing in finish and tile work.  Two years ago I started building high end garden sheds in my converted cabinet shop. I offer a few basic designs plus will build custom. Sizes are from 8 x 10 to 12 x 32. Complete turn-key package or just a shell; with a variety of interior finishes and siding, roofing, window and door options. We can deliver anywhere in Maine and New Brunswick.

shed tiny house project

This is a 10 x 16. It has a cedar shingle roof. The windows are tilt sashes with crown molding. The siding on the lower half is pine that is back primed with a 3 coat paint finish outside. With natural cedar shingle siding on the upper. There is room for a loft and seating area by the windows. Would make a nice guest house or coastal cabin. The door is a thermal wood door in fir finished in red oak stain and helmsman poly. The deck is pressure treated and so is the 2 x 6 subframe. All framing is 16 oc. The original asking price was $5,800.00

Livesey’s Little Houses
Jay Livesey
206 Montieth Rd
Bridgewater, Maine 04735
(207) 551-9455

Tiny House in a Landscape

Bob Hepburn sent me a neat picture of his cabin to use in the Tiny House in a Landscape feature. Here is a little information about it from Bob.

Called “My Father’s Cabin” in Casco, Maine. It’s a 12 x 16 x 15 foot affair with a nice spacious loft and is still a joyous work in progress. Almost done with the insulation — next up is doing the interior paneling and finishing the up the floor. An oil-filled electric radiator keeps the place surprisingly toasty!

Casco Maine Cabin Winter

Casco Maine Cabin Winter

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1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus Guest Bedroom

Kasey March who does the proofing and editing on the posts here on the Tiny House Blog made this neat find.

Portland, Maine architect Will Winkelman provided this restoration on a 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus. His client was looking for something flexible and moveable for both wilderness exploration as well as being function and funky for a guest bedroom at home.

To make it funky Winkleman inserted an alternative life into the bus. With beads, dangles, and paisleys, they brought the 60’s lifestyle into the bus.

Using boatbuilding skills they transformed every inch into usable space and using recycled materials for the floor and other parts of the interior they made a beautiful space to live in and enjoy.

Read the full article and see more pictures at Remodelista. Thanks Kasey for sharing this cool space.

Photo Credits: Remodelista

short bus

living area

guest bedroom

Tiny House in a Landscape

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is of a little shanty boat called the Charles Andrew. It is part of a fleet of un-powered houseboats moored in Riggs Cove in Georgetown, Maine. The Charles Andrew can sleep up to five and is accessed by a 16 foot skiff. The skiff can also be used to explore the coves and islands in the area. You can rent this little shanty boat, which the owners say is the embodiment of leisure, peace, and romance. No boating experience is required.

To see interior photos and learn more about renting this boat visit http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393639

Charles Andrew shanty boat