Whimsical Boiceville Cottages Tempt Renters Away from the City

These tiny homes might look just like someone tossed a Hobbit village into the middle of the idyllic German countryside. You will be pleased to know that they are not located in Europe, but in Ithaca, New York.

Boiceville Cottages is a community with 140 tiny and small rental homes.

Photos by Boiceville Cottages

These 140 tiny rental homes are just minutes away from Cornell University and the beautiful Finger Lakes area of the Empire State. They are called the Boiceville Cottages and they are available for 12 month leases and on Airbnb.

The cottages are inspired by the illustrations by Barbara Cooney.

The cottages were built by Schickel Construction Co. and inspired by a children’s book much loved by the company’s owner, Bruno Schickel. Each of the homes are designed to be compact, yet livable. Sustainable materials and efficient appliances are used in each rental, and the homes are placed to offer maximum privacy for renters. The community also has a common space for cooking, events and exercise.

The rentals include tiny homes with lofts and larger one- and two-bedroom homes.

While the homes all retain the same whimsical design and colors, they do come in different sizes. The studio is an attached 540 square foot space with a loft. The Tiny House with Loft is a 650 square foot separate home with one bedroom. The 1 Bedroom Apartment + Loft is a bit larger at 850 square feet. The village also offers two two-bedroom homes and a larger gatehouse rental with a den/office.

The Boiceville Cottages are not the only homes of their kind. Schickel Construction Co. has built a sister village on nearby Seneca Lake. The La Bourgade on Seneca community also has colorful cottages with water views.

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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