Tiny House in a Landscape

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape was taken by my friend Steve Reeves who blogs part time about Compact Yachts http://compactyachts.com/. I had the privilege of joining Steve on a San Francisco Bay cruise last year in his boat the Kokomo.

Steve was recently at the Bay again and spotted this cute (tiny) house in the Berkeley Marina. He thought of the Tiny House Blog and this feature when he saw it so he snapped a picture to share.

Thanks Steve for this great picture, maybe next time you can get a personal tour of the home and get some interior photos too!

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Christina Nellemann - November 12, 2011 Reply

I love it!

Bob H - November 12, 2011 Reply

WOW, that is nice. More photos please

Sally - November 12, 2011 Reply

Wow thank you for the photos. This is one of two stone cottages that we pass on our way to vacation in Gold Lakes Basin and we have always wanted a closer look. Such nice stonework. So sad it is unoccupied.

Kathleen - November 12, 2011 Reply

Tiny House in a Landscape is my favorite feature! This house has quite a garden for its size. Maximized inside and out.

BigGoofyGuy - November 12, 2011 Reply

It does not have much of a landscape but it is rather nice. It is not one I would recommend for some one who suffers from motion sickness. 🙂

Carole - November 12, 2011 Reply

I see this little houseboat often, as I bird watch and walk my dog at the Berkeley Marina. It’s always made me smile.

MJ - November 13, 2011 Reply

Great floating home (first thought Steve was involved with Compac boats, which I used to sail and sell them in Florida many years ago…nope but really like the Compact site!). Thanks!

alice - November 13, 2011 Reply

Tiny house in a waterscape!

when - November 14, 2011 Reply

It’s a constant that with all tiny houses the largest obstacles to overcome are not construction but obstinate, outdated, bureaucratic, tax-hungry governments.

In the case of houseboats, they were an excellent way for lower-income creative types to avoid onerous CA property taxes, as there was no real property to tax. Then the county governments got together and decided that the *shadow that houseboats cast upon the bottom of the waterway* constituted an “improvement to real property” and thus made them taxable. I wish I were kidding.

Tiny homes are by and large incompatible with big government. Tiny houses give you mobility and a small tax footprint. The government wants you immobile, locked up in an illiquid, expensive asset (a traditional house) so they can extract the maximum amount of tax revenue from you.

sesameB - November 14, 2011 Reply

Nice photos.
“When imagination works, everything works!”
(Bachelard, 1884-1962)

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural - November 14, 2011 Reply

Love the color and shape. Lovely!

Tom - November 18, 2011 Reply

Any details available on what kind of floating platform it uses?

IMF - September 6, 2012 Reply

May be small but it sure does look like a great and cozy home. The personal touches to the exterior definitely transform it from a relatively average style to a welcoming structure.

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