Tag Archive: United States

Pye’s Beach House | Standard Creative

Ten years ago Friday, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Mississippi, its record-breaking 28′ (8.5 m) storm surge virtually obliterating the small coastal town of Waveland. Pye Parson and her family had evacuated in… Continue reading

The Brick House guest suite | Azevedo Design

What would you do with just 94 ft2 (8.7 m2) of floor space? That is the floor area of this former mechanical room previously used to house the boilers for a commercial laundry in San… Continue reading

Savannah bungalow with wraparound porch

This modest bungalow sits on a quiet tree-lined street in Thunderbolt, Georgia, a picturesque fishing village just a few miles from downtown Savannah. The small house has been renovated by the owner and… Continue reading

Tranquil oceanfront cottage

This distinctive cottage sits in the west coast rainforest facing the waters of the Salish Sea. It is located on Lummi Island in Washington, a short ferry ride from the mainland and a… Continue reading

Tiny shotgun cottage in New Orleans

A “shotgun house” is a type of small house in which the rooms are lined up in a single row from front to back. A typical shotgun floor plan had the living room… Continue reading

Susan’s tiny backyard cottage with a loft and stairs | New Avenue Homes

Susan had a cottage built behind her small California bungalow to provide more space for when her daughter’s family visits. The tiny dwelling was designed and built by New Avenue Homes, and is… Continue reading

Garden Pavilion | Gary Shoemaker and Ninebark Design Build

This copper, glass and cedar structure sits in a Seattle backyard. The owners were outgrowing their small house but didn’t want to leave the neighborhood. A relative, the principal of New York studio… Continue reading

Hillsborough River dock house

A ramshackle exterior conceals a modern residence in this truly unique character home. The small house is built at the end of a pier in the Hillsborough River within sight of downtown Tampa,… Continue reading

The Cubby | Bernard Maybeck

The “Cubby” started out as a single car garage before being converted and expanded into an eclectic one-bedroom cottage. It was designed for his own property by Bernard Maybeck, a renowned architect associated… Continue reading

Vermont mountain cabin | Young Ideas

Today architect Jeff Young of Boston-based Young Ideas is sharing with us his family’s small mountain cabin, which he created by completely transforming a dumpy old house. Be sure to check out the… Continue reading

Katrina Cottage | GMF+ Associates

“Katrina Cottages” were tiny and small house designs from a number of architects intended to allow households to quickly rebuild following the devastating 2005 hurricane that destroyed tens of thousands of houses along… Continue reading

Craftsman-style Portage Bay float house

This floating home is moored in Portage Bay, one of Seattle’s many floating home communities. It is one of eight float homes that share a cooperatively-owned dock along with a parcel of land… Continue reading

A beautiful Tennessee cabin home

Many of us dream of living in a cabin. One of our faithful readers has shared photos of the Tennessee cabin that her family calls home. She describes how they renovated the small… Continue reading

The Piedmont Cottage, a tiny backyard cottage in Portland

The Piedmont Cottage sits in an older neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. It is a small backyard cottage currently being used as a vacation rental unit. This cottage likely started out life as… Continue reading

A bright and spacious little backyard cottage | ART Design Build

The owner of a house in Maryland asked ART Design Build to replace an old one-car garage with a small accessory dwelling unit. She also requested that her new backyard cottage be made… Continue reading

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