Towards the end of the build I realised it needed to be a little more than just my personal hideout. I’m hoping to attract folks who will share the hideout with me, taking their broken stuff to fix, while making a fire inside or outside and having a tea or beer. I’ve added a website too, www.repaircave.com, inspired by the popular ‘Repair Cafes’ (where people go and repair broken things together). It’s in Dutch, but that’s much like English
The site is about what’s happening in the Cave and through it I try to motivate people to repair and recycle and to use free stuff in a creative way. So far no one has come, but nevermind, it’s still my retreat too. And it’s still fresh, who knows what will come of it. Continue Reading »
Tanner shares a photograph he took recently. I’ll let him tell you more about it.
Love the tiny house blog! I’ve been interested in building one myself for a while now. While I was out working I saw a tiny house in a landscape I thought would be great for the blog. I’m not sure how big it is but I’d guess 100-200 square feet. I’m not sure its exact use either, but it’s likely a studio or retreat of some sort. The house is located in Henrieville, Utah, which is about 20 miles east of Bryce Canyon National Park and within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Have a good one,
by Craig Rockweiler
Students from my Alma Mater, The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture Design Collaborative in Washington, DC, recently designed a tiny hermitage for the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.
It is a place of quiet retreat where anyone is able to experience the solitude that is difficult to find in today’s world. Book your retreat now at the Franciscan Monastery Hermitage.
Designed for one person, the Hermitage is a beautiful and peaceful retreat space nestled behind the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington, DC. Continue Reading »
by Zinta Aistars
I’ve long enjoyed Tiny House Blog, admiring the philosophy and the tiny houses. In March 2012, I moved to a 100+ year old farmhouse in southwest Michigan on 10 acres, my dream come true, sweeter still because it had a tiny cottage on a wooded hill.
This fall, I weatherized the cottage, added a small deck, an outhouse, painted it inside, furnished it, creating a writer’s retreat. With its quirky angles and mismatched windows, it’s been likened to a place from a Tim Burton movie, or from Dr. Seuss. No two windows match, each are at a different height. It’s approximately 120 sq. feet on the main floor, 80 on the upper floor.
Cottage on the Hill, or COTH as I have come to call it, reminds me a little of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, that tiny cabin in which the writer lived for several years. Actually, it is more expansive than Thoreau’s, as it has approximately 120 square feet on the main floor, and a stepladder up to a second floor of about 80 square feet. And, in cooler weather, a space heater adds warmth.
Being a writer, I found it irresistible, conducive to meditations in solitude, connecting to one’s Muse while being completely “unplugged” from the busy world seemingly so far, far away … although, admittedly, the Cottage does have electricity! Continue Reading »
This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape was photographed by Kasey March who is the copy editor for the Tiny House Blog.
Kasey says: Shane and I spotted this tiny house in Leadville, Colorado on our way to a yurt (a story for another time). This little house was about five miles down a dirt road that wound up the mountain. The view was amazing. I didn’t get a good photo but there is a lake directly behind where I stood to take the picture and no other homes in sight. I imagine it’s a very peaceful retreat for someone.
Photo Credit: Kasey March
This garden shed would make a perfect tiny house. It was recently featured on the Fine Homebuilding website and I thought you would enjoy it too. The downstairs is designed as a working garden shed and the upstairs has a little retreat with two beds. I could see this design easily transferred into a tiny house. David Edrington used Google SketchUp to design the garden shed and than had a contractor build it.
Read the full article and see more photos at the Fine Homebuilding site.
Photo by Kent Peterson