Other Small Houses

A-Frame House on the Beach

A-Frame House on the Beach

We saw this A-Frame driving down A1A and I just had to share it. This is the view from A1A. See the sidewalk in front of the house?   There are little windows poking out of the roof on both sides. The house is right […]

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

This is another origami house you can buy complete and set up anywhere, the Weizhengheng 2 or 3-bedroom Expandable Home.  They call it a container house. This isn’t a house made from a shipping container. It is a partially assembled house kit that is delivered […]

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

This modified A-frame house is near our new house. The house itself is only 26-feet wide. It was built in 1978. The deck wraps around the front and side of the house. It is big enough to put a table and chairs on and use […]

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

In Nordic countries there is a tradition of Summer Houses, a simple small shelter or cottage to stay in when the weather is pleasant. This is a tradition in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. City families who could afford to had a second home […]

A-Frame House on Hilton Head Island

A-Frame House on Hilton Head Island

We saw this A-Frame house on Hilton Head Island The house has only roof on two sides, so the only windows are on the front and back. They have French doors and air-conditioners in the walls. I’ll bet a lot of heat leaves through that […]

Five More Small Houses in Asheville

Five More Small Houses in Asheville

On the way back from Bone Fish Grill last night we saw that they are building more small houses in Asheville. These are near the other ones I posted about back in April. I’m really not sure where exactly we were. Somewhere near Fairview Road. […]

Tree House in Asheville

Tree House in Asheville

Last night on the news they had a treehouse that is a short term rental in Woodfin, near Asheville. They interviewed two guests and the owner, Mike Parrish. Mike says he plans to add 10 more treehouses and a hobbit home, “Something right out of […]

Classic Design for a Low-Budget A-Frame

Classic Design for a Low-Budget A-Frame

Back in the late ’60s, the American Plywood Association put out a series of books with plans for small houses. Great Ideas for Second Homes: A Portfolio of 20 Distinguished New Designs in Plywood Paperback by American Plywood Association 1969 The book has been out […]

Little Cottage Co. Cape Cod Playhouse Kit

Little Cottage Co. Cape Cod Playhouse Kit

This is just an adorable little play house! A do-it-yourself kit to build a little Cape Cod style house just the perfect size for kids! They have 2 x 3 stud framing, working windows with safety glass and screens, even the flower boxes are included. […]

Little Cottage Co. Sara’s Victorian Mansion Kit

Little Cottage Co. Sara’s Victorian Mansion Kit

Oh WOW! I love this! A do-it-yourself kit to build a little Victorian mansion. Little Cottage Co. makes a lot of different playhouses. They are all absolutely wonderful. They are all Amish made in Ohio. See the Latest Price on Amazon > There are two […]