Tiny House in a Landscape

Christina sent this to me this week and even thought I have used it before I thought it was perfect for this holiday season.

The traditional Norwegian building called “Stabbur” and was used to store food. The two floors made it perfect for hanging meat from the ceiling in good distance from the claws of greedy animals. (Actually one of our readers just told me this photo was taken in Austria so the information above is incorrect, sorry about that!)

I think it would make a perfect little home and I think maybe this one has been converted into just that. What do you think? Happy Holidays!

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cj - December 24, 2011 Reply

Reindeer being one of the meats that would be hanging; I hope Rudolph doesn’t end up at this house. 😉 Merry Yule!

Andy - December 24, 2011 Reply

Merry Christmas to all who read this blog!

Lurker - December 24, 2011 Reply

It’s gorgeous. I hope it makes as lovely a little home as it appears to. And a big Happy Holidays wish to all. 🙂

Kari - December 24, 2011 Reply

It warms my heart to see this!

Yep, many of the “stabbur” are converted to living spaces. My best friend just lived in one recently.

Merry Christmas to all … Or as we say in Norway: “God Jul” (meaning Merry Yule).

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural - December 24, 2011 Reply

That’s got to be the coolest sky I’ve ever seen and the landscape too. Not to mention the house itself. Everything about that picture is interesting to look at.

Merry Christmas to Kent and all the Tiny House Blog Readers! A Very Happy New Year to Everyone! I Hope it’s Full of Tiny House Dreams Coming True!

MJ - December 25, 2011 Reply

Great photo and yes, I’ll imagine it as being a home. Happy holidays to all tiny house lovers and especially to you Kent, who helps us all get closer to our dreams or be inspired to make our realities even better in our tiny homes.

Karl Ostendorf - December 25, 2011 Reply

This house is actually in Austria. I gleaned the information by reading through the comments on the website where the photographer originally posted the photo. See http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details/2171/romantic_cottage.html

    Kent Griswold - December 25, 2011 Reply

    Thank you Karl!

Kristen - December 25, 2011 Reply

I really want to see inside this two story house! Kristen

Enoch - December 27, 2011 Reply

Wow, Kent – that image takes my breath away! Makes me want to move to Austria. 😉


MelD - December 28, 2011 Reply

We are a bit closer to Austria (about 50 km…!) here in Switzerland and also have this kind of building, known here as a “Stöckli”. These were usually built partly for storage but also partly to house the older generation (i.e. parents) when the younger generation took over the farm, so theoretically each farm has its own… they are still very popular as small houses and people are often looking for one to live in or even transport to another plot.
Our own house is a smaller house next to a mill built in 1629, but as far as we know it was built mainly as a wash-house, at least on the ground floor. In the 1930s the upper floor was converted to make it habitable, with the attic for storage, and it was only in 1989 that an architect completely reorganised the interior to make an approx. 1200sq ft home, while the exterior is listed.

Whitworth Deen - December 26, 2013 Reply

A delightful little house. I love the wide over-hanging roof, beautifully proportioned. Pleaseeeeeeee find one that will show photos of its interior and floor plan.

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