Tiny House in a Landscape

Greg submitted these pictures to me for the Tiny House in a Landscape feature, here is what he has to say about them.

I’ve been reading the Tiny House Blog for a few months now. It’s always surprising to see how little one actually needs to live a contented life! I know I feel better when I have less clutter around to distract me.


I saw these small weekend getaway cabins on the edge of a river in Cisco Grove, California and stopped to take a look. I took a few photos and thought I might share some of them with you for your blog. The stone cabin looks like it was once a roadside retail establishment before the construction of I-80. Someone definitely cares for this little building (15′ deep by 25′ long by my paces). They’ve built a new roof and repaired the stonework but left it pretty much in it’s original shell condition. There’s some nice stonework on the fireplace and you can see some stone ledges built into the walls near the back door if you look carefully. It looks like it was quite a cozy little home at one time although I don’t see any evidence that it ever had indoor plumbing…

Gregory Smith, Architect




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Tiny House Living , Archive » Stone House - July 1, 2009 Reply

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Sally - November 12, 2011 Reply

Thanks for posting these. We have driven past on our way up to Gold Lakes basin and have always wanted to have a closer view. Such lovely stone work. So sad no one using it!

Julie and doug - June 20, 2012 Reply

What a wonderful place. we loved it so much

Jacque - November 16, 2012 Reply

This reminds me a lot of the little cottage built for the original caretakers at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.

Jonathan - November 19, 2013 Reply

The structures look very similar to the cabins and lodge at White Rock State park here in west central Arkansas. I believe they were constructed in the 40’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps .

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