Tiny House Neighbors

Tiny House Neighbors

tiny gypsy wagon

A couple of weeks ago Merete and Christopher were here interviewing and video taping me at my house for their soon to be released “Tiny, the Movie.” They had already spent some time with Jay Shafer and were making the rounds in Sonoma County. After we were done we went out to have some lunch and they asked me if I had featured Cat and Pacifico’s tiny gypsy house outside of Healdsburg on the Tiny House Blog.

Photo Credits: Kent Griswold

I hate to admit it but I did not know who they were talking about. I had a tiny house couple living just a few miles from me and I did not know it. Merete gave Cat my email address and Cat connected with me shortly after Chris and Merete went on to their next interview.

It took another week for us to get together, but this last Sunday I had the time to go up and visit them. I ended up spending about three hours with them, and had a wonderful brunch and tour of their home.

Cat and P

The home sits on 50 acres on the west side of Healdsburg, California. You would never find it without directions, but it is only 10 minutes from town.

Cat and Pacifico’s house is still being completed, but they have been living in it for a year. I am just going to share a few photos of our visit and I have asked Cat to share their story with us in a future blog post.

loft bedroom

I have never been in a tiny house that felt so roomy and had so much storage. The loft area is just unbelievable for such a small space. They have a really cool outdoor shower and bath. They have also extended the living area with a large porch which will soon be screened in so they can enjoy it at all times. In addition they have a rooftop area that can work as extended outdoor living space.

Cat also has a blog and you can follow their story by visiting it. Here it is. http://catstinyhome.wordpress.com/

kitchen

Cat's garden

Cats tiny house

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Howie - August 9, 2012 Reply

Nice, very nice. I like the way the house is surrounded by trees.

Darrell - August 9, 2012 Reply

It reminds me of the old caboose. the last car on the train way back in the old days.

Abel Zyl Zimmerman - August 9, 2012 Reply

Wow! Amazing work you two. I remember seeing your project when it was just a few sketches… so cool!

    Zola - August 13, 2012 Reply

    Thanks Kent, those are great photos! Our little gypsy wagon turned out quite photogenic. And we loved having you up for a visit! We watched the meteors from the upstairs sleeping porch last night and it was wonderful. Will be screening porches in this week since the mosquitos are crazy right now and the yellow jackets are too. Will post new pics soon of how that all turns out. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Merete Mueller - August 9, 2012 Reply

Love these photos Kent, and the way you have captured Cat and Pacifico’s home. Wonderful blog. Thank you!

Jordan - August 9, 2012 Reply

I LOVE your house! It is so original and I most particularly love the loft and sleeping “porch” upstairs. I grew up with real sleeping porches and sleeping under the stars while camping and you’ve combined the 2 in a fantastic way. I was wondering, does the height of your tiny house meet the legal height requirements for transporting on roads – the 13 – 13.5 ft? I would love to do something similar with my tiny house when I get enough saved up to start building and just wondered if I could get away with such a roomy loft.
Thanks for designing outside the box and giving us tiny house wannabe’s new inspiration for a gorgeous and functional house design.

Peace and Magic to you both!
Jordan

Paula - August 10, 2012 Reply

I am so excited you featured this tiny house since I have been searching the internet like mad this week to find Cat’s blog. I came across it last summer but I couldn’t remember her name and thought it was lost forever. What serendipity! I am gathering a Pinterest board of tiny house images and wanted to see Cat’s sketchups again.

Shell - August 12, 2012 Reply

Love it. Thanks for posting. : )

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Engineer Guy - August 13, 2012 Reply

IMO, I always thought it smart to have the Deck and Outhouse [and possibly Shower combo] as easily-accessed Outbuildings. Grey Water runoff and Composting Toilet odor [if any] are then easier to deal with. Save the Trailer ‘footprint’ for Living Space. I realize this is not always possible for Folks who might have to keep moving their House.

I like that CA area. A very nice House setup…

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