Your own 420 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin in Berkeley?



Interior of the Tiny Cottage Rental in Berkeley


I love the staircase/ladder that takes you to the loft. It’s really unique and seems easy and safe to use. And it doesn’t take up too much space.


Notice the side storage up there in the loft.




Desk/Work Area



Living Area




Kitchen Storage Behind Ladder to Loft






“This brand-new cottage, conveniently located near the posh 4th Street shopping district, the North Berkeley BART station, and waterfront trails, offers seclusion and beauty while providing all the comforts of home. Winner of an Eco Award from Diablo Magazine due to its energy-efficient design, the cottage has garnered international media attention as an example of the Tiny House Movement and a model for smart growth development in older low-density neighborhoods.

This solar-powered cottage provides a full kitchen and bath and sleeps up to four (two in sleeping loft, two on sofabed). We provide wireless internet, bedding (organic mattress provided), and kitchen necessities. Laundry is available, as is extra storage space (including secure bike parking). (A crib is available too.) There’s a microwave, a convection oven, and a gas grill, and in season, fresh vegetables from the garden and fruit from the trees. Street parking is always available, and the University Avenue exit from 80 is just 6 blocks away. We are 3/4 mile from BART, two blocks from AC Transit 72, 51, and 52 lines, and on both N-S and E-W bike routes. Stores within walking distance provide all your needs. And the cottage itself is tranquil and secluded from the street.” (source)

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  1. Very nice!

    This appears to be a 14×20 and is very similar to my solar cabin design but the roof has less pitch. This is a great design because you can add on additions easily if you ever need more room and it has a great layout for a loft bedroom and office upstairs with lots of storage in a knee wall.

    It says solar powered but the panels must be pole mounted or hid from view.

  2. Now THIS is how you “do” a rental!!! Loads of positive comments, some disturbances in the neighborhood but that says nothing about the structure, itself. Obviously, the rent per month is NOT affordable for many folks but for those that can, this is a charmer and much nicer than a 100 unit hotel. In the U.K., you usually bring your own towels and bedding to hotels (it’s just the custom) and apparently you do the same here, including toilet paper and paper towels. I guess if you have a car that’s not a problem but if you come by taxi, that might pose too much effort.

    Nice job. Delightful to the eye. 🙂

    Here’s their prices:
    Entire home/apt
    Bed type: Real Bed
    Accommodates: 4
    Bedrooms: 1
    Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
    Minimum Stay: 14 nights
    Weekly Price: $595 /week
    Monthly Price: $1750 /month
    Security Deposit: $300
    Cleaning Fee: $75
    Check Out: 11:00 AM

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