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Tag Archive: owner-built

The Beekeeper’s Bungalow | THE small HOUSE CATALOG

Shawn Dehner of THE small HOUSE CATALOG has sent us photos of the recently completed Beekeeper’s Bungalow, named for his beekeeping wife Jamie. Shawn and Jamie built the cottage themselves, doing all the… Continue reading

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The “Tipi”, a cozy A-frame cottage

Reader Inne Van Engeland and her partner are enjoying the small house life in a tiny A-frame cottage. We’ll let her tell you more…… Hello, This is our small house near the city… Continue reading

A handcrafted storybook cottage

Ron and Sue Corl have been living the tiny house lifestyle for 28 years. Today Ron is sharing with us their storybook cottage, designed and built by himself. Nestled in central Ohio, amongst… Continue reading

An off-grid cob retreat on a private bluff

Stoltz Bluff Eco-Retreat sits on 40 acres of private forest land overlooking a river valley on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The residence was built from natural and recycled materials and is completely… Continue reading

An owner-built studio dwelling

Lily Copenagle and Jamie Kennel designed and built their own studio dwelling. The small modern house gives them 704 ft2 (65.4 m2) of living space, all on a single level. It features a green roof,… Continue reading

The Box, a tiny house built by architect Ralph Erskine for his family of four

“The Box” is a tiny house in the woods hand-built by architect Ralph Erskine. He would later go on to design influential buildings in Sweden, England and Canada. In 1941 though, he was… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: A post and beam cabin in the B.C. woods

Monika and Sam built this small cabin of their own design near Horsefly Lake in central British Columbia. They had no real plans but as Sam is a log home builder and Monika… Continue reading

The Sea and Sky Cottage on Cape Breton Island

The Cape Breton landscape is dotted with small gable roofed houses, often shingled and with minimal roof overhangs. The Sea and Sky Cottage was designed by architect Craig Applegath and artist Stewart Applegath… Continue reading

AnnaMarie’s Cottage

Reader Steve Vandewalle has sent us photos of the small cottage he built for his wife. He was able to take a lot that was considered “unbuildable” and carve out a building area… Continue reading

Casa T2, a simple copper-clad house in Italy by Antonio Ravalli

This small house in the Italian coutryside was designed to be simple and cost-effective. It is covered, walls and roof alike, in copper shingles, making for an eye-catching building that at the same… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Dave Fosson’s “ManCamp” in the Ohio woods

Where we are, the morning air is crisp, there is a thick layer of leaves underfoot, and the days are getting short. On cold rainy days, we’d like nothing better than to stay… Continue reading

The C3 Cabin | Vandeventer + Carlander

The owners of this small house on Camano Island in Washington originally intended it to be a vacation cabin. After using it a short while, they soon decided to make it their full-time… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Tiny rustic cabin

This small vacation cabin is located on an island not far from Vancouver, Canada. Tammy and John wanted a getaway place for their young family. They had initially considered building larger but settled… Continue reading

Eagles Pass, a classic Cape Breton Island cottage

Eagles Pass is a small seaside cottage on Cape Breton Island in Canada. Designed and built by owner Stewart Applegath in a traditional Cape Breton style, it has minimal roof overhang, mostly small… Continue reading

A low-impact woodland home by Simon Dale

Simon Dale and Jasmine Saville are concerned about the affects of fossil fuel use on the environment. To minimize their own environmental impact, they designed their own low-impact home in Wales. Simon and… Continue reading