Interview with Zyl Vardos

Ethan Waldman recently interviewed Abel Zyl, the man who creates the unique handmade tiny homes from Zyl Vardos.

Abel Zyl handcrafts each fairytale-like whimsical tiny home. The quality of the woodwork in these homes is amazing and everything including the windows, doors, roof rafters are custom made.

Listen to this interview at TheTinyHouse.net. If you like podcasts list this be sure to Subscribe for Free to Ethan’s Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast. Image via TheTinyHouse.net.

Whimsical Storybook Cottage

Yes… this is real. Bryce from Living Big in a Tiny House interviews the homeowner and gets a tour of this amazing 500 square foot house. It’s located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and built from locally sourced natural materials. On the inside it has all the expected comforts of a contemporary home. Read more at Living Big in a Tiny House. Photo by Living Big in a Tiny House.

Pacifica by Zyl Vardos at the Tiny House Hotel

Abel Zyl, of Zyl Vardos, builds some of the most beautiful and whimsical tiny homes. The Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Oregon is one of the best places to experience tiny house living. Pictured here is a great opportunity to give tiny house living a try in a custom hand built tiny home. They can even provide a wheelchair ramp for those that need it.

Lear more about the Pacific at the Tiny House Hotel website. Learn more about the wonderful and whimsical tiny homes built by Abel Zyl on the Zyl Vardos website. Photos by Jeffrey Freeman.

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Another Stunning Tiny Outbuilding from Red River Restorations

This 140 sq/ft building was designed to match the main house. It features a curved roof, hand made sash weighted windows with wavey glass, wood screens, an entry door to match the main door, crosses and brackets that match the original design, wood and stucco siding, hand crafted louvers, stone skirting around the pier and beam foundation.” – Red River Restorations

See more of these tiny outbuildings in Austin, TX

The Crooked House of Windsor

 THE CROOKED HOUSE!  – One of the interesting architectural things in Windsor, England, next to the Windsor Castle was the Crooked House. The Crooked House of Windsor is also known as the Market Cross House and it was built in 1592!! Amazing to think that this structure has survived 421 years!

Queen Elizabeth the First was on the throne when this house was built. The Crooked House is now a restaurant. The building now stands at a marked angle, having been rebuilt with green wood in 1718.” – The On-Line Buzzletter

See and read more about The Crooked House.

Visit the Crooked House restaurant website.

Whimsical Treehouse in Carbondale

The owner of this Carbondale property wanted a whimsical treetop sanctuary where his kids could indulge their artistic fantasies, so he sought out architect Steve Novy of Green Line Architects and designer and craftsman David Rasmussen of David Rasmussen Design. Together the three dreamed up a retreat that feels organic and playful—for both children and adults.” – The High Life | CH&L Magazine.

See more of this whimsical treehouse…

Tiny Whimsical Two Story Cottage

In March 2012, I moved to a 100+ year old farmhouse in southwest Michigan on 10 acres, my dream come true, sweeter still because it had a tiny cottage on a wooded hill.

This fall, I weatherized the cottage, added a small deck, an outhouse, painted it inside, furnished it, creating a writer’s retreat. With its quirky angles and mismatched windows, it’s been likened to a place from a Tim Burton movie, or from Dr. Seuss. No two windows match, each are at a different height. It’s approximately 120 sq. feet on the main floor, 80 on the upper floor.” – Zinta

See inside and read more at Tiny House Blog

A Whimsical Tiny Apartment by Torsten Ottesjö

Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, this tiny apartment has been given a face lift designer, Torsten Ottesjö. The apartment, which is just 183 square feet, has been transformed into a whimsical, multi-levelled space.Ottesjö enlisted Lars Isestig to help him produce a design that would allow them to capitalize on every inch of available space. Together they developed a plan that would turn the apartment into an unusual but functional living space.” – Niall

See more and continue reading at Humble Homes…