Coastal Cabin

The house pictured here is a vacation rental on the Mendocino Coast.

“Remote, quiet cabin with loft bedroom and small, southern-exposure deck offer creative sanctuary. Efficient, small galley, wood stove, on-demand heater and hot water, handcrafted woodwork. Rustic, yet elegant. 7 miles to the store or gourmet restaurants. Dozens of beaches, trails, bikeways, rivers, state parks to explore. Main room is 225 sq ft with cathedral ceiling and a 120 sq ft loft.” – Karen

Read more and possibly book a stay: Handcrafted Hideaway Near Mendocino in Albion


Albion – 16-foot Tiny House with a Cross Gable Roof

The Albion is one of my favorite recent designs, after the Westport. I started trying to draw a tiny house with two gable dormers, but I quickly realized that the roof was so small they just wouldn’t fit. So I tried a cross gable instead, figuring it was the next best thing and should work just fine. I was surprised how well it worked – aesthetically speaking.

Two functional benefits come from a roof like this too. The first is that more light & air can make its way to the loft. The loft can be also accessed via a ladder (or stairs theoretically) from not just the center of the loft as long as the intersection of the gables is near the edge of the loft. The added headroom makes this possible.

To learn more about this design and my other tiny house on wheels plans visit Tiny House Design.