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Category Archive: coastal cottages

A sweet little Southern-style cottage

We came across this tiny jewel of a cottage on Airbnb. The “Tale Inn” is located in Fairhope, a town on the Gulf Coast south of Mobile, Alabama. Its pleasing proportions, welcoming porch… Continue reading

A modern coastal cabin in Norway | TYIN tegnestue

The western coast of Norway was formed by glaciers scouring the earth down to bedrock, carving deep fjords, and leaving behind thousands of islands. One of those islands is Skardsøya, a two or… Continue reading

A second summerhouse inspired by fisherman’s sheds

A few days ago we paid a virtual visit to Hvide Sande, a small fishing village in Denmark, where some of the old fisherman’s sheds have been replaced by small summerhouses. Today’s tiny… Continue reading

Tiny fisherman’s shed cottage

Hvide Sande, a small town on the west coast of Jutland, is Denmark’s fifth largest fishing port. The harbor is lined with rows of fishermen’s sheds, used as workshops and to store gear.… Continue reading

Off-grid island cottage in Sweden

This old-time summer cottage shares a small island with less than a dozen other cottages. The island is in Karlholm bay on the Baltic Sea, a couple hours drive north of Stockholm.

Tiny Connecticut cottage

A gravel path winds its way to the front porch of this shingled cottage with green shutters and blue doors. The cottage is located in Madison, a seaside community midway along Connecticut’s shoreline.

Tiny beachfront cottage in Denmark

Several dozen cottages line a beach on the northeast coast of Funen, Denmark’s central island. Among them is this tiny house with roughly 16 m2 (172 ft2) on the ground floor, plus a sleeping loft.

Cost-saving strategies in a small California beach house

It’s no secret that housing costs eat up a significant chunk of most people’s budgets. Many people are drawn to the small house movement in the hopes that it will enable their dreams… Continue reading

Thatched cottage in the coastal dunes by the North Sea

This cottage is on the market in Søndervig, a beach town on the west coast of Jutland (mainland Denmark). It is a stone’s throw from the North Sea, right behind the first row… Continue reading

Cozy 1930 cottage overlooking the sea in Sweden

This cozy cottage just came on the market in Sweden. It is located in Åsa, a wonderful little community on Sweden’s southwest coast. Åsa offers you both beaches and retail shops within easy… Continue reading

Tiny beach cottage on Camano Island

An old-timer cabin has gained a new life as a breezy beach cottage on Camano Island in Washington’s Puget Sound. It was originally built in the 1940s as a fishing cabin on the… Continue reading

Tiny studio cottage on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is home to many tiny cottages, a lot of which are intended for seasonal use only by the tourists who throng to the Cape every summer. This shingled cottage home, however,… Continue reading

Tiny historic cottage in Denmark

Sønderho is a charming little village on the island of Fanø, off Denmark’s southwestern coast. The village is home to around 300 well-preserved buildings, some dating back to the 17th century and many… Continue reading

A tiny cabin compound in an old quarry | GO Logic

A trio of tiny cabins sits among jumbled chunks of broken granite on Vinalhaven, an island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. The site was once a quarry but vegetation is slowly growing back, returning… Continue reading

Contemporary coastal cottage on Bowen Island, BC

Visitors to coastal British Columbia can enjoy ocean views from this small cottage on Bowen Island, just a short ferry ride from Vancouver. Other windows look into the adjacent forest of majestic cedars… Continue reading

Tiny Cape Cod cottage

This little cottage sits near Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. In winter, when the leaves have fallen, you can view the bay through the trees. We don’t know how old the cottage is… Continue reading

A family vacation cottage on Sweden’s rugged west coast

Sweden’s western coastline north of Gothenburg is rugged and craggy, scoured by glaciers that left behind thousands of islands and skerries, outcroppings of rock too small to be inhabitable. This family vacation cottage… Continue reading

Old-time shingled cottage in Camden

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… 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

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

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

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