Tiny House in a Landscape


This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is a series of photographs taken by Jennifer Borek who publishes her own blog at www.kannallc.com. Jennifer took a tour of the Kansas prairie today where she is temporarily living (long-term contract).

The photos are of the Kaw House a reconstructed model built in 1961. The government built these on the Kaw Reservation. However, the Kaws preferred living in their own tipis and bark-and-mat lodges and they ended up being used as shelters for their animals.

Thank you Jennifer for sharing your photos and this interesting bit of history.

cottage 2

cottage 3


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Walt Barrett - December 1, 2012 Reply

Great looking home. Any photos of the interior treatments?

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural - December 1, 2012 Reply

Hey, Kansas girl, here! Nice touch featuring Kansas. Thank you!

Jammie F. - December 1, 2012 Reply

Nice piece of history, very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn - December 1, 2012 Reply

Hi, Walt – I peeked inside and there is a gorgeous large fireplace. But, the buildings were closed for the month of November. I could only peek in the window and my camera wasn’t good enough to get a photo. I have more to explore in Council Grove. If I can get inside pictures, I’ll be sure to share.

Joe3 - December 2, 2012 Reply

Thanks for sharing, it is a interesting piece of history. I’d also love to see the inside photos when it happens.

Kurt - December 2, 2012 Reply

What’s the metal thing in the foreground of the first picture?

    Jenn - December 3, 2012 Reply

    I was wondering the same thing. It didn’t have a sign and the exhibit was not officially open. I’ll see if I can find out.

    alice h - December 3, 2012 Reply

    Looks like a horse watering trough. There may once have been a hand pump in the upper section that you could use to fill it. The spout likely came out of the opening just above the trough.

richleen12 - December 2, 2012 Reply

My husband grew up in a tiny town near Council Grove called Dunlap, KS. I wonder if this was near there?

steve - December 7, 2012 Reply

The metal stand is definitely the base of a pump. it was placed over a well or cistern (catchment storage). the pump mechanism extended above the base 2-3′ and it had a long handle. the spout would have been in the slot above the catch basin.
My grandparents had a very similar model to this on their cistern, and it was operable as late as 1959.

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