Old Stone Barn Becomes Cottage

Nice example of a cottage made from a historic stone barn. This one is used as a vacation rental and sleeps two.

Situated only 9 miles from Drogheda, 45 minutes from Dublin City in a countryside setting with an ancient 13th century Abbey to the rear. This charming cosy barn conversion has an inviting woodburning stove, a loft style bedroom and a kitchen corner which has a hob for cooking…” – Imagine Ireland

See more of this Cottage.

The Craftsman Wants a Tiny House!

Scott, the owner of a historic restoration company, lays out the benefits of tiny home living.

“My wife and I just finished turning our detached garage into a mother-in-law suite and it really got me thinking about Small and Tiny Houses. Our new guest house is about 400 square feet, and it has inspired me to push forward toward building a Tiny House on wheels for my wife and I. Of course, convincing her might require a little work. So, I’ve been putting together a list of reasons I want a Tiny House. Tell me what you think!”

Continue reading I Want a Tiny House! | The Craftsman.

Tiny House – New Again

It’s always fascinating to me to find a new tiny house built inside the ruins of an old tiny house. This one is just over 300 square feet and is located in Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk. The architect was Haworth Tompkins.

Tiny House – New Again

Stone Beehive Hut

Many people are very familiar with the work, writings, and contributions of Lloyd Kahn, the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc. This photo came from a trip he took to Europe. It’s a little stone hut located on the southwest coast of Ireland.

What’s amazing about this little structure is that it’s constructed without mortar and was probably built around 200 A.D. The trick to its longevity was to fit the stones carefully together with careful attention to each concentric circular course. For me small structures like this define the words sustainable architecture. Photo credit Lloyd Kahn.

Stone Beehive Hut