I thought of this tiny lighthouse when I saw your blog for the first time today. This lighthouse is located in Penobscot Bay, Maine. http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=539 I was on a schooner cruise (knitting themed) and snapped this photo.
I also built (with my dad’s help) a tiny tree cabin 20 years ago and lived in it for a year. It was 8 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft tall with a sleeping loft under the 8 in rafters. I bought a pile of 8 ft boards that my neighbor had in his yard from clearing the land for his house. The length of the boards guided the design. The windows were salvaged from a local woolen mill that got renovated in the early 1990s.
The tree cabin is insulated and has a wood stove on a hearth and a seating area below the loft. I made the stain glass peak windows. There is an outhouse a few yards away. I hooked up a propane lamp and cook top, but never used it. The main house was a few hundred yards away and I preferred cooking and eating with the rest of my family.
My cabin is still in the trees, but is a royal mouse house since no one has lived in it for 20 years. I live on the opposite coast and only visit for a week or two a year and haven’t taken the time/money to renovate it, although that is the plan.
I’m not sure if either of these tiny spaces fit your blog perfectly, but I have enjoyed writing this much about them. Have a great weekend!
The school bus that my parents and I lived in while they were building our home in the back woods of Maine in 1973-74. The wood building was the chicken coop. They had taken out the bus seats and put in a mattress, cradle and a wood stove. The stove pipe went out one of the windows. The school bus was gone by the time I was 2, so I don’t remember it.