Old-time shingled cottage in Camden

This old-time shingled cottage in Maine oozes charm. It has an open studio layout plus a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Camden is a quaint sea-side town in central Maine. Once a center for shipbuilding and lumber milling, it is now a popular summer vacation destination. This charming old-time vacation cottage sits on a quiet street within easy walking distance of the town’s shopping district and harbor.

This old-time shingled cottage in Maine oozes charm. It has an open studio layout plus a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

A pair of symmetrical stairs add an amusingly formal touch to an otherwise very casual cottage. They take you up to a front porch that has been enclosed with windows to make three-season sunroom. Entering the front door, you find yourself in a surprisingly tiny house. The ground floor has a studio layout with a sitting area to your left and a sleeping alcove to the right. The kitchen and bathroom are in the back corners. Note the branches used to support the kitchen’s eating bar and shelves.

This old-time shingled cottage in Maine oozes charm. It has an open studio layout plus a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

There is a sleeping loft over the back of the tiny house. The loft is reached by a retractable stair, freeing up needed space downstairs. The top end of the stair pivots on a section of pipe sticking out from the loft, allowing the bottom end to be hoisted to the ceiling by a rope and pulley system.

This cottage would be a great base for exploring Camden and the nearby towns along the Maine coast. It can be rented through Airbnb.

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