Tiny House in a Landscape

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is a studio loft over a garage. It was built by Pickell Architecture in Flemington, New Jersey.

I like the unique design and how it blends in with the trees in the background. A great way to utilize space and make a single garage into a tiny home.

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mike - November 10, 2012 Reply


Hugh Wolfe - November 10, 2012 Reply

Now this one has some possibilities… Just right for the single guy (or gal) with a few choice belongings and I would imaging a small sporty vehicle… did I just describe a Mini Cooper?

Courtney - November 10, 2012 Reply

It’s a traaaap. No photos of tiny shed, just photos of larger dwelling. (which is not terrible… just not what was implied.)

Keyra - November 10, 2012 Reply

Dwellings above garages freak me out because of carbon monoxide poisoning

    SHawn - November 10, 2012 Reply

    As long as you don’t idle your car in your garage and install an exhaust fan, you should be fine.

    bridgidpnh - November 10, 2012 Reply

    Carbon monoxide is heavier than air so it will sink to the ground as soon as it cools off. a properly ventilated garage should prevent it’s buildup.

    Ro - May 28, 2013 Reply

    Oh my gosh, its not like someone would KEEP the car running once you’ve come home. Oy!

Julie - November 10, 2012 Reply

So, living on a lake like I do, I can imagine this with a wrap around deck and the lower level a walkout patio room with a bedroom, bathroom, and storage space (for my kayaks). Not tiny but small enough to barely meet building requirements on the lake.

    alice h - November 10, 2012 Reply

    A wraparound deck would be fantastic! I can see a nice little sewing studio in the garage area,with glass doors instead of the wood ones, or a workshop of some sort.

gmh - November 10, 2012 Reply

Outside is lovely- now I NEEEEED to see the inside!

gmh - November 10, 2012 Reply

Oh duh. Click on the pic.

Michael - November 10, 2012 Reply

Dwellings above garages DO NOT freak me out because the only way you will have carbon monoxide poisoning is if you are STUPID ENOUGH to leave the engine running while it is stored in the garage.

Nice house though.

Greg - November 10, 2012 Reply

Its great to see a tiny house with a garage.

tinyhousetom - November 10, 2012 Reply

Looks like roughly 12×20, maybe 240 sq ft.

If you made the garage part just big enough for a compact car and didn’t mind crouching, you could shrink it down to 100 sq ft and 14’6 and not need a permit in a lot of municipalities.

Charlie - November 10, 2012 Reply

I’ve seen this or similar designs before. Just the ticket if all you have is a an extremely narrow city lot and no place to park except for the street. I like it, but I’m not sure if my knees do. Perhaps an elevator in addition to the stairs.

Tina Hedger - November 10, 2012 Reply

I moved into a house that is smaller than a former home I owned before’s master closet and bathroom were. The freedom is wonderful. I own my time. Before the house owned me. And my mom lives here too!. Just lovely.

dewhit - November 10, 2012 Reply

You need to really love your car for this design.

The framing for having the open garage and material sized for the load must be a bit more.

william carlisle - November 10, 2012 Reply

Interesting design , It does drop the water off the roof on to the base of the stairs which would really be annoying in a hard rain

Joy - November 11, 2012 Reply

Can I just say I love this house and would live here in a heart beat

Jay Brooke - November 18, 2012 Reply


Your design and vision is perfect for what I am trying to do in Vermont for their Center or Independant Living.

I hope we can make contact and share ideas.


Diane - November 30, 2012 Reply

This is called a Croft, a very old English design.

Ann - January 18, 2013 Reply

I love this! I would probably leave my car outside, though, and store all my bicycles in the garage 🙂

dawn - January 23, 2014 Reply

i think this is great! me, the only time i would put truck away is in a storm! i like that it doesnt take much room to have it all. would love to know who made it and is there plans you could look at or buy?

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