Today we have a small house that was remodeled Victorian boathouse overlooking the lake of Virginia Water in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. The top floor of The Boathouse, once the Royal Boat Keeper’s lodgings, now serves as a spectacular retreat taking advantage of one of the most outstanding settings of the south east of England. The ground floor maintains its purpose of housing boats with two large timber doors opening outwards onto the lake. I don’t have the square footage of the home, but it is certainly on the larger side for the houses we cover, but I really liked the look and the furniture.
Mark your calendars for the next Tiny House Chat!
8-9 EST, 5-6 Pacific on December 10th.
The chat will be held here and how to login instructions are here
In the spirit of the holidays we will be talking about FAMILIES in the tiny house world, among other things! Joining us we will have guest hosts Kacie Erickson from TreadingTiny.com
as well as Peter and Abby with FatandCrunchy.com
As always Macy Miller from MiniMotives.com will be co-hosting the chat with me. Please bring any questions you would like to chat about with these folks and others!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, Tiny House Chat is a space for Tiny House enthusiasts to come together and share ideas and stories. The concept of this is to be for the Tiny House community and facilitated by the community. We hope that this platform will achieve the following:
- Develop lasting connections among the Tiny House community.
- Strengthen and expand the community.
- Foster the sharing of ideas.
- Provide a resource for the various stages of a tiny house
- Have a lot of fun and get to know each other better!!
The Chat will take place at these times in the various time zones:
5pm-6pm Pacific Time
6pm-7pm Mountain Time
7pm-8pm Central Time
8pm-9pm Eastern Time
Today I found this house built in Chile by Alvaro Ramirez and Clarissa Elton. It is about 500 square feet and has an amazing view and emphasizes outdoor living through it opening window walls and a deck that is almost as big as the indoor space. It is heated with a wood burning stove, was built in 3 months and cost $15,000 USD to build. The house is divided into two sections divided by patio space, a sleeping area with bed and bathroom, then the other side is a living space with couches, kitchen and table.
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So many people think I’m crazy when I talk about living in Tiny Houses and the truth is…. it is a bit crazy. I realize that 15o square feet is insanely small, part of the appeal for me is the challenge of seeing if I can do it. My long term plan is to live in a Tiny House for a good while then shift to a small house. I found this 600 square foot house and really liked the design but also the balance of keeping it small, but functional.
Many of you will remember me covering this Small House a while ago, today I wanted to share some new photos that have become available of this great house built in Canada. The major change is the owner gave up on sleeping on a yoga mat on a hard cement floor and splurged on a bed. I only remember this because he was pretty proud of him sleeping on a yoga mat, then again, I don’t blame him for wanting a better nights rest. While the house may look big, it is technically only 566 square feet, but each floor has 17 foot ceilings. This combined with large windows, a white pallet and minimalistic furnishings, makes this Small House seem very big.