Tiny House in a Landscape

I am a sucker for aged wood on old houses and this one is on the water and the lighting could not be better, to show off the colors.

Unfortunately, I don’t know who the photographer is or where this picture was taken as one of our readers emailed the picture to me and didn’t know either.

So if any of you can track that information down, please let me know through the comment section below. I’ll than update the post so we all know. Enjoy!


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shane - September 26, 2009 Reply

It looks like an HDR photo (http://is.gd/3HdWO) with the brilliant colors. Best of luck finding the owner.

China Krys Darrington - September 26, 2009 Reply

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Please let us know if you find out where it is!

Margy - September 26, 2009 Reply

You can’t actually see the float, but it is on pilings, so it must be a float cabin. It is a lovely cabin with lots of character.

bamboo - September 26, 2009 Reply

pretty nice of such house, in south east asia, there are many similar house build with bamboo

Jana - September 27, 2009 Reply

I thought you may be interested in the Kugelhaus, the house of the future! http://www.davidszondy.com/future/Living/kugelhaus.htm

    Kent Griswold - September 27, 2009 Reply

    Thank you, those are really interesting…Kent

    Dorothy - March 22, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for that link. That site is a treasure trove of laughs about what the future would look like—houses, clothing, food. Most of it was thankfully very wrong. 🙂 Great stuff and the writer is brilliant.

Ilana - September 27, 2009 Reply

very pretty as a desktop background…thank you!

Randy - May 23, 2011 Reply

Judging from the house, it’s construction and the surroundings, could this be Louisiana bayou country?

    Francine - March 22, 2014 Reply

    Judging from the distant shoreline, it doesn’t look like a Louisiana bayou – I’m from Louisiana and my parents lived on a bayou for about 10 years. The shoreline would generally have Cypress trees up to and in the water.

Joe - December 10, 2011 Reply

Try a reverse image search to locate the origin of the photo…


Bongo Najja - March 22, 2014 Reply

Awesome! I can see myself living there!

Donna - March 22, 2014 Reply


There’s a little information about it at Flickr.

Joyce - March 22, 2014 Reply

First look I thought of a ‘nice photo for picture puzzle’. Like the idea of desktop background. Perhaps you could win an award on this photo in some contest. You were right, the lighting does enhance the photo for great results.

Shelly - March 22, 2014 Reply

There are several floating houses like this in Winona, MN on the Mississippi River. They are called boat houses.

Butch Segura - March 22, 2014 Reply

I think it is a painting. The house is floating but has piling to keep it in place. A brick fireplace on the main structure? Also u can see some differences in the reflection on the water from the house. Nice painting anyway.

    Anastasia - March 23, 2014 Reply

    I live in WA state, in the Seattle area. We have many houseboats and always have. Since brick has been a main feature of house building since the beginning, we have many houseboats with brick chimneys, as well as stovepipes. It just depends on if the creator wanted to have it look like a regular house from the land or not.

dian - March 22, 2014 Reply

Love it!! Really rustic, but serene. Great photo.

Melody - March 22, 2014 Reply

I believe this is a painting also. The reflection on the water would not be under the house like that.

Wendy - March 22, 2014 Reply

Yes- if you look at the pilings you will see that they have a metal hoop that keeps the house in place but allows it to adjust to the water level. Very interesting house! I wish we could see the whole thing.

John Stacey - March 22, 2014 Reply

Why guess? Donna gives link here to whole story. Is photo of house on St. Johns River near Sanford, Florida.

JaNae Merendino - March 22, 2014 Reply

A-frame house on water in Knappa, Oregon, did a google image search and here is the link.


Wendy Posselt - March 22, 2014 Reply

There is a place similar to this in Bolinas, California. Downtown on the Lagoon. And it is or was a dental office (and probably home)
Very similar.

WB - March 22, 2014 Reply

I’m sorry but this looks more like a painting than a picture due the reflections in the water. I have never seen a chimney so well as a reflection in water. I have never seen water so still either.

    ULTRASPACE - March 22, 2014 Reply

    In a word… PhotoShop. Very nicely done PS work… almost painterly.

      ULTRASPACE - March 22, 2014 Reply

      This could have been created by digital imaging software providing ‘HDR’ capabilities, other then PS, or, in camera, with a digital camera/phone providing the HDR feature. Otherwise, it is done by manual exposure bracketing with a digital or film camera and then processed digitally or in the darkroom. The results, are worth the effort.

Chris - March 22, 2014 Reply

Hey Everyone,
This is a neat house. It reminds me of the houses that actually started my fondness for small homes. They are the homes of Carmel, California built and designed by Hugh Comstock. They are very storybook.

MJ - March 22, 2014 Reply

I posted on your facebook post, it’s from Sanford, Florida from a photographer named Gerry.

    Anne - March 23, 2014 Reply

    Thanks MJ, three exposure HDR… Just as Shane linked to in 2009 in his first comment, when Kent posted this.

David Remus - March 22, 2014 Reply

Just how tiny do you think this house is?

Michael - March 23, 2014 Reply

I guess the beauty is lost on me.

The first thing I thought when I saw it.

That shed needs a coat of paint.

Anastasia - March 23, 2014 Reply

I hear what the people are saying about painting. I think though it is a combo of a photo and a painting. If you look at it, you will see that it is an actual photo- someone above also found the source- but someone then printed it and painted the reflection. This is a fun a current way of playing in multi media art.
I love the house. How relaxing to float a sleep away…

audrey michelle - March 24, 2014 Reply

way cool!!!

Ann Tay - March 26, 2014 Reply

I have as going to say Florida and to my surprise John Stacey posted the link for the picture and its in Florida. Its a beautiful home, but I have to say, I can’t help thinking that The waterboy Bobbi Boucher and his Mama are gonna come out & catch some squirrel for dessert! LOL

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