Tiny House in a Landscape

This photo was taken in the autumn in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. (Correction) This is outside of the town of Crystal – south of Marble and Redstone, about and hour and a half drive’s south of Glenwood Springs. Photograph by Bobby Douglas, thanks Rene for finding this beautiful photo.

I had the opportunity of spending a week jeeping and camping in the mountains behind Silverton, Ouray and Telluride as a teenager. We explored many mines and had the privilege of seeing this waterfall and mill/cabin when I was there.

If you ever get a chance to explore this part of the country be sure and do it.


by Kent Griswold (Tiny House Blog)

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Mark - October 17, 2009 Reply

This is like the cottage version of Fallingwater if FLW couldn’t use concrete or bricks.

bill dakelski - October 17, 2009 Reply

Crystal Mill Color by Bobby Douglas. One of the finest examples of landscape photography of all time. Copyright Bobby Douglas


Evelyn - October 17, 2009 Reply

Excellent choice, it’s a stunning location and a beautiful photograph too!

April - October 17, 2009 Reply

Gorgeous, but sketchy!!

Jessica - October 17, 2009 Reply

Wow! What a great photo.

PJ - October 17, 2009 Reply

That’s a fabulous photo, thanks for sharing.

Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell - October 19, 2009 Reply

Wow, lovely!

Wayfarer scientista - October 19, 2009 Reply

ah, home! Or the home I grew up in. Sorry to say though – this was not a home but rather a working mill. But it is beautiful. So surprising to find it on your blog!

Erica - October 20, 2009 Reply

Beautiful photo – this is outside of the town of Crystal – south of Marble and Redstone, about and hour and a half drive’s south of Glenwood Springs…not in the San Juan mountains 🙂
It’s one of the most photographed places in my great state of Colorado!

    Kent Griswold - October 20, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for correcting me Erica, it reminded me of a place I had been above Telluride. I’ll make the correction above in a few minutes…Kent

Rafaelo - February 2, 2010 Reply

How interesting: this looks like the mountain mill scene Hermann Herzog painted over a century ago–the painting looks at it from a slightly different, lower angle to better depict the cascade. The Herzog painting is currently on display at Questroyal Gallery in New York (scroll down to about the middle of the following webpage) http://campaign.constantcontact.com/render?v=001dsGnuBrFqEE4mTAeA3V2DDXZmNa2CU2m9p1lq_jCnxILwp4C8Y-e3w5NoRilh-CLqALo-LCmbJG41BJK0v3SMjaRLqGuHRAjCxkZzXpITvJSjoK7s_1FLWgurzrWNpGFeSNKChSiZcg%3D.

Tim - April 24, 2010 Reply

Yes the crystal river mill, this is the most photographed building in colorado, this entire area around here is one of my favorite places to camp here in colorado!

Connie - January 7, 2012 Reply

Would love to see a series of these in this exact location, taken spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Entrancing!

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