Carrie contacted me the other day about her story and offered to share some pictures of her small home. Here on the Tiny House Blog I have a tendency to cover new homes and ideas and I would really like to include more small and tiny homes of yesteryear.
Hopefully Carrie’s home is the first of many more to come of this style and era home. If you have one or know someone who lives in one please contact me so I can share the home with our readers.
Quoting Carrie: I have been poking around on your website and absolutely love it! I have been attracted to small, cozy, yet functional spaces such I was a kid. So it made since that when it came time to buy our first home that we would choose a small 650 sq. foot cottage that was originally built in the early 1930′s. I share my space with my husband, 2 year old St. Bernard, chickens, and lots of gardens!
Our home was a fixture of the community back in the 40′s and 50′s with the original owner and builder being quite the social butterfly. It has been wonderful to have neighbors stop by and share their stories and memories of what it was like when they used to come over for BBQ’s and cocktail hour.
We purposely purchased an already exsisting small home and made upgrades such as windows, insulation (in the 30′s this was not that important) to make it more effecient as our thinking was the most “green” thing we could do was to utilize an exsisting structure since the raw materials had already been used…….not saying that buidlding a new place is bad, certaintly not, but re-using an exsisting place is the most effecient use of materials, we think! This may be a theme among people living in small old houses, also ways to improve them energy wise, etc.
We are located in the white mountains of New Hampshire, just outside Waterville Valley, or “ski country” as it is known around here! Thank you, thank you for this site, it is inspirational to see others ideas and dreams and to see that we are not the only “crazy” people who feel that living small is really living large!
I am curious about people with small homes and big dogs, seems to be quiet common…..
Please comment below if you have an answer to Carries question and dogs.