Category Archive: 1 enclosed bedroom

Forest fire lookout tower house

Have you ever seen a forest fire lookout tower and imagined what an amazing little house it could be? Glenda Kaser Alm was a young girl when she visited a 75′ tall lookout… Continue reading

Wildflower Cabin

Wildflower Cabin was built in the 1920s and still retains that old-time cabin feel with log trusses, exposed rafters and knotty pine panelling. It sits near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino National… Continue reading

From antique barn to contemporary ski cabin | Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

What would you do with an old stone barn just steps from a ski run at a resort in the Swiss Alps? Turn it into a cozy ski cabin? That might seem like… Continue reading

The Birdhouse Treehouse, a tiny woodland cottage

The Birdhouse Treehouse, as it has been named, sits in an idyllic woodland clearing in Somerset, England. The tiny vacation cottage blends into its forested setting with cedar board and batten siding and… Continue reading

The Waterhaus, a tiny sustainable prefab home | GreenPod

GreenPod Development is a prefab home builder in Port Townsend, Washington. As the name suggests, GreenPod places an emphasis on sustainable and healthy homes. Their houses are built from structural insulated panels, ensuring… Continue reading

The Dairy Cottage

An hour and a half drive north from Venice brings you into the foothills of the Dolomites, the setting for this 19th century farmstead. One of its outbuildings, originally used for cheesemaking, has… Continue reading

Tiny Cape Cod cottage | Christopher Budd

A lot of us dream of someday building our own small house from the ground up. Unfortunately there are often various obstacles on that path. Limited finances and skeptical lenders, lack of suitable… Continue reading

Cozy cottage in the woods near Asheville

This small house is located in a rural residential area on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. We don’t know how old the house is but it was recently renovated by the owners.… Continue reading

Solar Decathlon 2015: INhouse

Solar Decathlon 2015 just wrapped up in Orange County, California. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and build a small house powered entirely by… Continue reading

Wood Studio House | Dom Arquitectura

Wood Studio House sits on a forested hillside near Sant Cugat del Vallès, a small city north of Barcelona, Spain. It is designed to be a residence but for now it is being… Continue reading

Compact guest cottage in Portland | Dyer Studio

Living in a one-bedroom bungalow, Stephanie and Sam Dyer didn’t have much room for overnight guests and couldn’t offer them any privacy. With both sets of parents making regular extended visits, they decided… Continue reading

Tiny sod-roofed house in Denmark

This little cottage is nestled among the sand dunes on the northern coast of Denmark. Its vernacular appearance and sod roof might fool some into thinking that it is a historic home, but… Continue reading

A grandmother’s modern backyard cottage | microhouse

Wanting to be closer to her family, Sylvia recently moved from North Dakota to this modern “granny flat” in her daughter’s Seattle backyard. When her daughter’s family purchased their house, they had made… Continue reading

The Birdhouse

Since our last three featured homes were all tiny houses that cater to single-level living, we decided it was time for something different. Today’s home is also tiny, but this one is a… Continue reading

Tiny house in a Pasadena bungalow court

A pocket neighborhood is a planned community consisting of a small group houses arranged in a way that fosters interaction and a sense of community among the residents. While pocket neighborhoods have proven… Continue reading

Tiny cottage on the Oregon coast

The most common reader request we get is for small houses with a bedroom on the main level. The houses at the very small or tiny end of the size range typically have… Continue reading

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

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

Coastal cottage on Grand Manan Island

The relative isolation of an island community isn’t for everybody, but for many it would be a dream come true. Today Doris shares with us her charming coastal cottage and the island where… 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

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 with… Continue reading

A storybook cob cottage

Cob is an age-old method of building that can be used to create very unique organically-shaped structures. This particular example, called the Cob Cottage, is situated on Mayne Island, a quiet and laid-back… Continue reading

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