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“A compact (400 sq. ft.) dovetailed log cabin with a 150 sq. ft. loft, placed exactly on the footprint of a derelict homesteader’s log cabin in Paradise Valley North of Squamish, BC.” (source)
Photos by Stuart Bish
Located in West Augusta, Virginia.
“Designed like an umbrella perched on the side of a mountain, the vaulted ceilings and glass walls let you feel like you are floating in the trees with the hummingbirds and finches! Artsy and modern yet woodsy and rustic, this is a fantastic escape from fast paced DC or Richmond city life.” (source)
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“Architecturally designed, each Arkiboat Houseboat is a creation of each owners imagination. All we provide you with are some guidelines and basic designs, and you the customer create the rest to suit your needs, tastes and desires. And the best thing about an Arkiboat, is you can change your address whenever you like.” (source)
More info and photos here.
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Notice the bunk beds for the children on the left of the building in the photo above.
Architect: LLP Arkitektkontor AB
Images: Robin Hayes
To me small houses like this are perfect for families.
I just know that modern designs like these are not very affordable but at least once built they are efficient, easy to maintain and have a relatively small footprint in comparison to McMansions.
And what if they were built for the masses? Wouldn’t they become more and more affordable then? I think so.
My wish is that developers would provide more housing like this because the truth is it’s just easier to get an oversized house (they’re everywhere). AND they’re cheaper.
It’s a shame that in most of today’s communities and neighborhoods you wouldn’t even be able to build out a floor plan like this because it’s less than 1200 sq. ft.
I consider 667 sq. ft. designs like this one to be McMansion killers because if they were widely available and easy to finance lots of people would actually choose them over 2400 sq. ft. cookie cutter homes.
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Images: Chris and Malissa Tack
The dimensions are approximately 18′ x 15′ so it has just a 270 sq. ft. footprint and of course more living space than that because of the upstairs loft. More info and pics are available here.
I just love this style of cabin because it’s a mashup of a cottage, log cabin and barn all in one. And not tiny, but small and still very spacious. Looks like it would be a really awesome place to have out in nature somewhere on your own land.
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This to me is an absolute dreamy apartment. I love the white color throughout because it makes it feels more open and spacious. And I also like the location because it’s by the beach. If you know me, you know I love being close to the water.. Especially the ocean. Another reason I like this conversion so much is that it used to be a basement! And for me it’s always exciting to see people convert their garages, basements, sheds and turn them into something so beautiful, useful and functional like this. Get more info and photos on this tiny apartment studio that was once a basement right here.
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I thought you’d also love this 273 sq. ft. tiny apartment that this small family lives in in Warsaw, Poland. Even though it’s a tiny space the furniture and design really makes the most of it and it actually looks and feels quite spacious for its size. The big box functions as a bed and storage. Even the staircase that leads you up to the bed has drawers built in so it’s easy to get up there (even for the dog) and it makes the best use of space possible. More photos and info available here. Interior design by UtopiaStudio.pl. Photographer Gosia Góra.
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I thought you’d also enjoy this modern day version of a Thoreau cabin. No amenities just pure and simple. A micro cabin to sleep and write in. Personally I’d love to spend some time with myself in something like this. Maybe even use that time to write, reflect and plan. How about you? This would also be really cool to have in your current backyard if you’re allowed to. It’s pretty stealthy too. Looks like a tiny barn shed for storage. More info on this modern day solar cabin here.
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This tiny houseboat is located in the Fox Point Marina in Providence, Rhode Island near College Hill, Brown University and Downtown Providence so it’s in an excellent location. It has a spacious living area, open kitchen, full bathroom, and two lofted beds. Learn more here.
I just love this 2 story log cabin home. It has two loft style bedrooms on the second floor and there’s a downstairs sleeping area too. The bathroom is pretty modern for a log cabin in my opinion but I think it’s perfect. I’d love to have a small cabin like this on my own property somewhere in a peaceful setting near a lake or in the forest. One of my favorite parts about it is the upstairs balcony. More info and pics here. How about you?
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I like the modern look and feel and the solar panels that fit right into the roof’s design making them seamless. And also that even though it’s very modern looking it has wood on the exterior to still preserve that cabin feel. What’s your favorite part about it?
Architect: Daniele Menichini
Also seen on Design Milk.
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I can imagine living so peacefully in a wooden cabin or cottage just like this out in the forest near a river or a lake. At times I would miss being near the city but in this particular spot they say it is just 10 minutes from the nearest town. It’s a one bedroom cottage in Thailand in Chiang Mai. Learn more and see more pics here.
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Even though these aren’t tiny I thought you’d enjoy these awesome train homes. To me it’s always interesting and fun to see something old still being used especially in such a beautiful way like this. These are currently used as a pretty pricey vacation spot and as you can tell from the photos you can actually sleep up to 12 people between the two trains. Seems like people have been using them for marriages and other events too. I can see it being a really fun place to have a family gathering. But this also serves as a great example of what we can do with things that already exist.
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This little Bali style cottage in Captain, Cook, Hawaii is just awesome. It’s at Kealakekua Bay and is nestled under a large beautiful ficus tree in the peaceful and historic Napoopoo Village and it’s about a minute walk to Manini Beach Park.
The cabin is built with reclaimed bali teak panels and uniquely decorated with antiques and surfboards all over the ceilings. And I like the outdoor kitchen, too. I absolutely love it just as it is, how about you?
This is what I’m talking about! I absolutely LOVE tiny homes like this. Tiny house design on a foundation… Perfect for full-time living. In my opinion, this is what we need more of. The first level is just 200 sq. ft. of space inside then you have the covered porch space and upstairs sleeping lofts.
Sure, the kitchen isn’t really the best but there’s still a refrigerator and microwave just like in a hotel. If it were my cabin I’d make some adjustments there since I like to cook at home. The bathroom is perfect and the couch in the living area pulls out and turns into another bed you can use.
What would you add or change to make it your full-time tiny home for mortgage-free simple living?
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Image Credits: Riverwood Chalet
Also be sure to see this 700 sq. ft. A-frame cabin for simple living on the same property. For me a home like this is of the perfect size (and shape). Not too small, but just right if you plan on sharing the space with someone else and an occasional visitor. How about you?
Learn more about this cabin and the property over at this blog.
Thanks, Adrian, for sharing!
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“The Pocket House is a brand new structure (2010) designed by Jason Swift and Wendy Turner of Swift Architecture that beautifully blends modern Scandinavian aesthetic with sustainable Pacific Northwest sensibility. The result is an inviting 435 square-foot space, one bedroom home with a fully functional kitchenette, separate sleeping loft and a private garden space.” (source)
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