Tiny House in a Landscape

Just Enough Island: I searched high and low to find the world’s tiniest island-house and it seems clear, that the winner has to be Just Room Enough, this extremely cute and picturesque residence which can be found amongst the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, one of the world’s most beautiful collection of islands. The island is the closest to Boldt Island where there is a massive castle. Apparently the island is such a tight fit that the outdoor furniture can only be placed out front when passing boat traffic is minimal. Where the boat is kept is anyone’s guess. —Cheyenne Morrison

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Ell - July 2, 2011 Reply

I realize the writer is making an attempt at humour, but there is a boat lift displayed in both photos.

    georgia_boy - July 2, 2011 Reply

    they may not have known what it was. none of the people i know who have boats live right on the water (although my dad lives right by a swamp in a 600sf cabin, i’m jealous), so i didnt recognize it either. beautiful little setup tho. i’d love to visit it.

Mike - July 2, 2011 Reply

Gotta say I really like the Tiny House in a Landscape posts.

I always click on these in my reader.

This is another great one today.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a good one.


MimiZ - July 2, 2011 Reply

Is this where the phrase, “No man is an island,” came from?

Margy - July 2, 2011 Reply

Since it is a river, I would also worry about spring runoff and such. But it is an intriguingly private spot. – Margy

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural - July 2, 2011 Reply

Wow! That is simply amazing.

robert peppler - July 2, 2011 Reply

I’d be concerned for spring run off as well,not to mention ice shoves in the spring,looks like electrical service in back side of house too

ET - July 2, 2011 Reply

Water? Sewer?

    Shea - July 2, 2011 Reply

    Bottled water, probably. And I’d expect a compost type toilet affair is within, for sewer; anything else (shower, sink) I’d expect is either collected for graywater (hopefully) to water plants and such, otherwise probably tossed out into the river… ?
    Just guessing, of course. I’m sure it’s more of a novelty vacation home (as opposed to ‘all-year-round’/permanent residence) for an eccentric somebody clearly loving attention. 😉

      Mere - July 16, 2011 Reply

      I used to spend a lot of time in the 1000 Islands — I recognized the cottage immediately, before I even read the caption — and I think that you are slightly mistaken that the cottage’s locale has to do with eccentricity. Yes, it probably is a seasonal home — most are in the 1000 islands area — but owning your own little island is what attracts people to this area. Nothing unique or eccentric about that. As for questions that others have been asking about water and sewer, I don’t know much about either, but, again, bottled water is the norm up there, as are septic/composting systems, so the lack of municipal water/sewer is something they probably don’t even think about.

      It’s a lovely little home. You should post a photo of it compared to nearby Bodlt Castle. The contrast is compelling: Boldt Castle is a six-story, 120 room castle with many outbuildings (including, originally, its own power plant) on a massive, man-made island. It was built as a present for millionare George Boldt’s beloved wife; when she died suddenly, four years into construction, Boldt was heartbroken, and abandoned the project, never to return, leaving behind a massive, unfinished shell of a castle — right across the river from the tiny house featured above.

      See it here: http://www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo/index.php/about/

Entrepreneur Architect - July 2, 2011 Reply

I know this house well. My mom and dad own a small cottage a couple miles down river. When the river’s water level is high, like it is this year, the island’s stone completely disappears, making the house appear to being floating on the river.

The local joke is that this house is Mr. Boldt’s mother-in-laws house 🙂

jones - July 2, 2011 Reply

i want one

Lazy Sunday - July 3, 2011 Reply

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cj - July 3, 2011 Reply

Gotta love a place that shares almost equal available footage with a tree.

Norm - July 3, 2011 Reply

There is actually a smaller one than this.

It is located on Greenwood Lake in Northern Vermont.

Next time I am over there I will take a photo and send it in.

    Kent Griswold - July 3, 2011 Reply

    Please do Norm, I would enjoy seeing it and sharing it.

Ellen - July 4, 2011 Reply

Love this house… would love to see a floor plan!

GargeCat - July 5, 2011 Reply

An amazing little home. I would love to vacation there.

wendy - July 5, 2011 Reply

looks like my house, minus the island.

Philippine Hotels - July 12, 2011 Reply

What a cute tiny house. Can’t imagine to build my house in an island because i myself is not a swimmer. But it is cool to book for a hotel in the middle of an island with only three to five suites on it. Must be fun.

mkc - November 10, 2012 Reply

Um, global warming? Sigh. Enjoy these islands now, while we can.

Sofia - April 19, 2018 Reply

Who lives there? Is it really inhabited?

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