Tag Archive: United Kingdom

The Wee House Company

The Wee House Company is a recent Scottish startup offering energy-efficient small houses designed to appeal to first-time homebuyers, downsizing empty-nesters and anyone wanting to add a rental cottage or “granny flat” to… Continue reading

Three Victorian-era railcars restored as vacation suites

Ever thought about converting an old railway coach or caboose into a tiny house? The folks at Railholiday have done just that, rescuing and restoring several Victorian-era railcar bodies, then outfitting them as… Continue reading

The Black Shed | Rural Design Architects

The Black Shed sits low and hunkered against the wind on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The small cottage replaced a dilapidated storage shed on a working croft (small farm). Rural Design Architects designed… Continue reading

Hivehaus, a modular dwelling with a honeycomb plan

A documentary on bees inspired builder Barry Jackson to create the Hivehaus, a modular housing system based on a standard-sized unit called a cell. Each hexagonal cell is a single room with 9.3 m2… Continue reading

Leachachan Barn | Rural Design

This traditional stone and slate barn stands on the south shore of Loch Duich in the Western Highlands of Scotland. It was originally built to shelter the farm’s working horses, and later used… Continue reading

A matched pair of cozy stone cottages

Defining the border between Devon and Cornwall, the River Tamar flows through lands that were once part of a vast estate owned by the Duke of Bedford. Perched above the river are two… Continue reading

The Beach Hut, a romantic retreat in Cornwall

This snug retreat provides a secluded escape for lovers. The 85 year old cottage is located on a remote cove on the rugged windswept coast of Cornwall. The Beach Hut was a teahouse… Continue reading

The Edge modular home | Boutique Modern

The Edge is a distinctive modern dwelling manufactured in Britain by Boutique Modern Ltd. They produce modular houses that are designed with sustainability and energy-efficiency in mind. One design element that makes the… Continue reading

The low-impact “Hen House” on the Isle of Skye | Rural Design

This unique small house can be found on the western coast of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. It was designed by the architects from Rural Design Architects to fit in with the vernacular crofters’… Continue reading

The Edge, an idyllic beach cottage in Cornwall

Nestled into a seaside cliff in Cornwall, England is The Edge, a tiny beach cottage with huge views. A breath-taking vista of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline can be enjoyed from its deck.… Continue reading

A designer’s modern beach hut | Studiomama

Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama designed this modern beach hut for her own family. Just an hour outside London, it sits on a tiny patch of seashore, one in a row of 25 tiny… Continue reading

The romantic Waterfall Cottage in Wales

Waterfall Cottage is a 200 year old stone cottage within the Brecon Beacons National Park of Mid Wales. Once part of a large estate, the cottage overlooks a beautiful waterfall and is surrounded by a… Continue reading

The Chalford Roundhouse, a stone tower house

Today we’re going to take a look at a small house from the past. The Chalford Roundhouse is one of five similar houses along the Thames and Severn Canal in Gloucestershire, England. They… 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

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