Tiny House in a Landscape

Tiny House in a Landscape


This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is a studio loft over a garage. It was built by Pickell Architecture in Flemington, New Jersey.

I like the unique design and how it blends in with the trees in the background. A great way to utilize space and make a single garage into a tiny home.


  1. Now this one has some possibilities… Just right for the single guy (or gal) with a few choice belongings and I would imaging a small sporty vehicle… did I just describe a Mini Cooper?

  2. So, living on a lake like I do, I can imagine this with a wrap around deck and the lower level a walkout patio room with a bedroom, bathroom, and storage space (for my kayaks). Not tiny but small enough to barely meet building requirements on the lake.

    • A wraparound deck would be fantastic! I can see a nice little sewing studio in the garage area,with glass doors instead of the wood ones, or a workshop of some sort.

  3. Dwellings above garages DO NOT freak me out because the only way you will have carbon monoxide poisoning is if you are STUPID ENOUGH to leave the engine running while it is stored in the garage.

    Nice house though.

  4. Looks like roughly 12×20, maybe 240 sq ft.

    If you made the garage part just big enough for a compact car and didn’t mind crouching, you could shrink it down to 100 sq ft and 14’6 and not need a permit in a lot of municipalities.

  5. I’ve seen this or similar designs before. Just the ticket if all you have is a an extremely narrow city lot and no place to park except for the street. I like it, but I’m not sure if my knees do. Perhaps an elevator in addition to the stairs.

  6. I moved into a house that is smaller than a former home I owned before’s master closet and bathroom were. The freedom is wonderful. I own my time. Before the house owned me. And my mom lives here too!. Just lovely.

  7. You need to really love your car for this design.

    The framing for having the open garage and material sized for the load must be a bit more.

  8. i think this is great! me, the only time i would put truck away is in a storm! i like that it doesnt take much room to have it all. would love to know who made it and is there plans you could look at or buy?