Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on January 11th, 2013. 14 Comments
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Kent, here is a photo of the cottage that I lived in during college. Later, my family of four lived here for a summer. The house sits in the backyard of my parents home, and they currently use it for morning prayer, coffee, and breakfast on the porch, and as a guest room when family comes to visit.

The majority of it was built in 1998 out of two dilapidated tool sheds. It is on a pillar foundation and is about 25 x 12 with two main rooms and a storage loft. The loft is easily large enough for a queen sized bed, but not quite tall enough to stand up in. It is the maximum size allowed for a backyard “shed” without having to apply for a building permit. It also is without running water, but it does have electricity. It is a very comfy, cozy cottage with a beautiful porch area. This picture was taken the morning after Christmas, after a blizzard.

Jesse – Searcy, AR

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January 11th, 2013and filed in Tiny House Landscape
Tags: comfy, cottage, cozy, queen bed, tool shed
14 Comments

14 Responses to “Tiny House in a Landscape”

  1. liz goertz says:

    Blizzard? That looks like a light snow fall to me, Grin. cute house.

    • Believe it or not, there’s about 6-9″ of snow there. It may not sound like blizzard levels of snowfall, but there’s a few definitions of blizzard and the other conditions met those. One of the scariest nights of my life with the trees falling everywhere. I lost power and cable for a week. Driving up to Hot Springs looked liked Big Foot came through and knocked down trees like they were little sticks. Craziest thing I’ve ever seen.

  2. Cheryl P. says:

    I think the cottage is darling. Isn’t that a lot of snow for Arkansas? I was raised in Lawrence County, AR and it hardly ever had snow. I am related to 90 percent of everyone in Arkansas (maybe a tad of an exaggeration but not much) and I notice they talk about cold weather more than they used to.

  3. So cute!!! It sounds like a good way to build a tiny house.

  4. Tanya says:

    Beautiful! I would love to live here, although it might be hard to fit my family of nine! Our house is 740 sq. ft. plus a low-ceiling sleeping loft, a tiny house if you account for square feet per person.

  5. michele says:

    Love the ideas..would love a tiny home of my own.

  6. My mom lived in Harrison and Yellville, AR for 5 years. One winter, the snow and freezing rain knocked out power to them for 9 days. Luckily, she was a Missouri girl and had wood heat, lots of supplies, etc.

    I love the house. And I have seen it hail in Tucson so weather “ain’t what it used to be”.

  7. Shell says:

    Very cool. Thanks for posting. : )

  8. Carolyn B says:

    Very nice and it looks bigger in the photo than I was expecting. A loft you “almost” can stand up in –that’s a luxury in tiny homes.

  9. Julie says:

    Cute! I’d love to see the inside!

  10. RJ says:

    Very profesional presentation and display. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lisa says:

    Really cute house. From the outside it looks like there’s a lot of space in it, would love to see what the inside looks like.

  12. Mimi Day says:

    Looks like something out of Norman Rockwell. the simplicity is wonderful. Just curious, how did you handle no running water?

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