It’s fun to see a tiny house built from plans sold here on the Tiny House Blog. Marsha’s Sonoma Shanty was designed by Stephen Marshall (Little House on the Trailer) and Kent Griswold back in the early days of the Tiny House Blog.
Here are some photos of my ‘tiny house’ built from your Sonoma Shanty plans in the summer of 2010 just a quarter mile from Lake Superior in Wisconsin. While my 10 acres do not have a lake, I am near enough to hear the waves on a windy day, and a mile from the local beach.
This summer we had a Jotul 602 woodstove installed, by September it is needed for heat at night! I’m very happy with the house. I bought seven windows made for a house at the local home store and they fill it with light. Continue Reading »
Dick Parins submitted this weeks Tiny House in a Landscape photo and he hit a soft spot with me as it is a log cabin set in the woods. Dick says, “This little 470 square foot log cabin is a throwback to a simpler time. For well over 50 years it has been sitting under that white pine on a 660 foot stretch of the North Branch of the Oconto River in the Town of Mountain Wisconsin. The current owner has had it for 40 years and it looks just like it did when he bought it. It is for sale now. Hopefully the next buyer will continue to respect its history.”
Here is the listing if you would like more information: http://www.ranwrealtors.com/wis/maildoc/a005K44039.html
I agree and hope the next owner of the home treats it well too. Thanks for sharing Dick, I really appreciate it!
Fans of Country Living may already have seen this tiny refurbished cottage with an interesting past. The cottage was recently moved hundreds of miles from Central Illinois to a camp in Wisconsin and refurbished by Tereasa Surrat. In its past lives, the cottage was used as a roadside cabin, a “den of iniquity” and a temporary office space for a trucking company after World War II.
Tereasa, her husband David Hernandez, and her brother moved the cottage from where it stood next to her grandmother’s house. Tereasa then proceeded to restore the cottage to complement the other buildings at a resort that she and her husband are also renovating. The cottage now rests on the edge of the woods next to Wandawega Lake. It’s decorated with flea market furniture, thrift store finds and $15 curtains. Continue Reading »
Sandy sent me these pictures of this neat little log cabin in southwestern Wisconsin. She has taken photos of it at different times of the year.
One was taken in the fall, one in the winter and one in the summer. Sandy loves this scene and has passed it many times and would like to get a closer look someday. Thank you Sandy for sharing your part of the country with us.
Jon Giswold sent me some pictures of his cabin being built by an Amish company called Cabins To Go in Wisconsin. Jeff Cline the owner of the company just contacted me and said the base price for the 12 x 20 cabin is $18,000. Jon added electrical, plumbing and furnishings which are not included in that quote. I will let Jon tell you more about its final destination.
My cabin was built by a modest Amish community in north central Wisconsin. I had it delivered June 2010 and it is finished as of Oct 1, 2010. I had septic installed and a well dug and all that goes with that. Electric had to be established and phone service.
This was a completely undeveloped piece of land on the lake I was raised.
Now I have my own version of my childhood dream. What I learned in this process is that if you want something bad enough, you will make it happen. I have this now for my future and for my soul.
The cabin is 12X20, the porch adds another 8′ to the front which I screened in, and the loft is about a third of the footprint. I am in love with it. Continue Reading »