Beth’s Small Cottage in California

Beth’s small cottage is surrounded by lush gardens in the hills of Sausalito, California. Built sometime in the 1930′s, the tiny cottage has just 365 ft2 (33.9 m2), smaller than most two-car garages. Yet, it doesn’t seem that small. While the kitchen is indeed cramped, the rest of the house appears quite comfortable.” – Small House Bliss

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Tiny Cottages in Iceland

On my way back from Copenhagen, I stayed for a few days in cold and dark Iceland. This fascinating and stark island in the North Atlantic is fast becoming one of the top places to visit in Europe — with or without Eyjafjallajökull blowing it’s top. Reykjavik is stylish and easy to get around in and the rest of the country is a mix of mountains, seaside, towering cliffs and, of course, hot springs like the famous Blue Lagoon. It’s interesting how the Icelandic tourism industry has turned this essentially inhospitable land into a place that is comfortable to stay…” – Christina

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A Matched Pair of Cozy Stone Cottages

Defining the border between Devon and Cornwall, the River Tamar flows through lands that were once part of a vast estate owned by the Duke of Bedford. Perched above the river are two near-identical cottages built in the mid-19th century to house families of workers employed by the estate. Though both were completely derelict when purchased by the current owners, they saw the potential to use the cottages for vacation rentals. Local craftsmen rebuilt the original stone walls, installed new slate roofs, and created modern living spaces inside. The reborn cottages were named Little Gillyflower and Little Otterling.” – Small House Bliss

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Turkish Stone Cottage

The walls are made out of a two-layered construction of stone and bricks. This results in a 60 cm thick wall, thus helping regulate the heat inside the house. It allows the house to stay cool in summers, and preserves the heat inside during winters. The roof is carried by a simple wooden truss construction. This allows the space underneath to be used as a sleeping space. The front porch was designed as the main outdoor space, shaded with grape vines. The side terrace was shaped after the existing trees, proving a larger outdoor surface.” – Small House Bliss

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Hamra – A Barn Inspired Home

Hamra is a vacation home on the island of Gotland in Sweden. The owners had initially wanted to convert a barn into a summer house. When no suitable barn could be found, architects Dinell Johansson instead designed them a barn-like home. …Continues

Cottages at The Hatteras Sands Campground

Yes… they are real and you spend the night in one. To learn more visit the Hatteras Sands Campground website and find them on Facebook. Photo by FBrinbson.

“The cottages have air conditioning, a pull out queen size bed downstairs and two twin beds upstairs. Sleeps 4 comfortably. There is a small refrigerator, microwave and TV. Outside of each of the cottages is a water spicket and a warm water shower. There are no bathrooms in the cottages. However, there is a very nice newly renovated bathhouse close by the cottages.” – Hatteras Sands Campground

 

Zoe Outdoors

One of my readers, Rich, pointed this Oregon based tiny house builder out to me. From the look of things they offer a wide range of small cottages at reasonable prices. Many of the designs look like traditional cottages, not all look like this hobbit house inspired house. Thanks again Rich!

Zoe Outdoors