Wee Irish Cottage New Build

Wee Irish Cottage

Mike Irish just contacted me with an update. He says, “Last year I bought a big house to remodel and it seems to take lots of money and time. I think I like the wee houses better.

The good new is I have another Wee Irish Cottage almost finished. It is 8ft X 26ft with 8ft X 20ft insulated living space with loft, and a covered 8ft X 6ft trek deck porch, insulated windows and door. The outside is covered with cedar bevel siding and the inside is T&G pine with bamboo flooring.

Wee Irish Cottage

There is a small kitchen with a sitting area and under counter fridge, 36 in. shower stall and composting toilet. Downstairs there is a hide-a-bed if you don’t want to use the loft. I am advertising the Irish Wee House on Portland Craigslist for $12,500.

The new Big house also has a big shop and working area. I may try to do some workshops.

Mike Irish

Wee Irish Cottage porch

Wee Irish Cottage back side

cottage side view

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Skip Loebig - May 20, 2012 Reply

I’d like to see interior photos!

Melinda Golden - May 20, 2012 Reply

Wow! I can’t believe you are only asking $12,500 for it.Looks great! I am sure it will be bought quickly.

Bunny - May 20, 2012 Reply

Mike, I live in The Dalles and have been interested in Tiny Houses for quite a few years. I’m not in a position yet to buy…. but can I come and look sometime? I’m so excited to find someone local that does this!

    mike irish - May 20, 2012 Reply

    The wee irish cottage cottage is located at 3024 old dufur rd. I would be glad to give you a brief tour.
    541-296-5225 or 503-515-8408

      Emma - February 3, 2013 Reply

      Hi Mike

      Wondered if you could share the details of the shower and toilet you use in the Wee Irish House. We have a small chapel in the UK we are looking to convert (its off the mains) and I wonder if the products you use might be just what we need. Grateful for any advice you can share.

Erin - May 20, 2012 Reply

Mike, I’m really interested in the house but do not live locally. Is there a way to get some interior photos? Thanks!

    Donna - May 28, 2012 Reply

    I too am very interested and don’t live local. Can the house be transported?

      Kent Griswold - May 28, 2012 Reply

      You really need to contact Mike Irish personally and don’t depend on him reading it here.

Erin Griffin - May 20, 2012 Reply

Mike, I’m extremely interested in the house but do not live locally. Do you have any interior photos you could send me? Thanks!

    mike irish - May 20, 2012 Reply

    Try looking in the Portland Craigs list, under Wee Irish Cottage

      Joseph - May 21, 2012 Reply

      I did look on Portland Craigslist and have not been able to find it.

rose - May 20, 2012 Reply

interested but we live in asheville, nc do you deliver?

Amanda - May 20, 2012 Reply

Hey Mike,

I can’t seem to find the listing on Craigslist ~ what’s it listed under? And are there interior photos there?


gmh - May 20, 2012 Reply

I can’t find it on craigslist either… tried a number of different iterations of tiny, wee, small, house on wheels, etc.

On a side note, I wonder if Kent (or a guest blooger) could one day enlighten us on the types of vehicles that would be best for towing tiny houses. I know to look at the tow weights, etc., but it would be nice to just know a make and model in case the numbers slip out of my brain while I am truck shopping. Should I save up for a Toyota Tacoma? 4WD, or is 2WD ok? Would a Ford F150 work? I mean, if you have a portable house, you kind of want a way of transporting it.

I do have friends who own trucks. Guess that brings new meaning to the , “Hey, do you suppose you could help me move?” phone call…

These are things I think about while trying to get to sleep at night in my too-large house.

    mike irish - May 20, 2012 Reply

    There are lots of outfits that move trailers and boats, its a regular business.

      gmh - May 21, 2012 Reply

      Yeaaahhh, but Independent Me still wants to own her very own truck…

Jeff Baxter - May 20, 2012 Reply

Looks like a great tiny house. One of the bigger ones I’ve seen. I like the loft extending over the deck. You may want to consider listing it on ebay also. I’ve seen several tiny houses listed there lately. At that price I would imagine someone will snatch it up pretty quick.

Cottage Girl - May 21, 2012 Reply

I love the coziness of the tiny houses. I was aiming for it with my 1200 sq ft new construction, but I added closets and then a little more room in the bathroom for handicap access and next thing you know, I was at 1200sq.
Best of luck selling this, I know you will. I especially love the cedar siding and the porch.

Benjamin - May 21, 2012 Reply

Seems like another window or two, or skylight, would brighten up the inside.

Mike - May 22, 2012 Reply

Nice job Mike. 12K seems like a generous deal for a lucky buyer. How much time do you think you have in the build?

Tim - May 26, 2012 Reply

Any interior photos

franklin parker - May 26, 2012 Reply

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Thank you, F.Parker

Peggy - May 26, 2012 Reply

I did not find the ad on craigslist but am very interested in coming to see this soon and quite possibly buy it.
I would need to have it towed to San Juan Island WA.
Please respond directly to my email address.

Edwaard Thompson - May 26, 2012 Reply

Nice And nicely priced, to bad I’m on Disability. And I’m NOT buying into the tribal loan thing. 146%.

jimm - May 26, 2012 Reply

Kent’s link above works fine to get you to the craig’s list ad. There are two photos of the interior, could use a few more like kitchen, loft and bath. What I can see looks great! Skylights would brighten it up some but the windows are quite large, any more would add to the price.

Lisa - May 27, 2012 Reply

Hello, It is a beautiful Tiny Home. I would buy it in a heartbeat if it was closer. I live in
Florida. I would really like to see more pictures of the inside. There was only a couple of interior photos on Craiglist. It would be nice to see other tiny homes listings for sale.

Raina Taylor - May 27, 2017 Reply

Do you need any trailer frames for building on? I have one I no longer need. Please contact me if interested. 541-399-7157

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