Good Housekeeping Tiny House Special August 2019

Good Housekeeping Tiny House Special August 2019

This Summer’s issue of Good Housekeeping had an article on Tiny Houses. It is the Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019.

Cute Backyard Guesthouses you can buy online! Build Your Own Tiny Home in as Little as a Day! Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
Cute Backyard Guesthouses you can buy online!
Build Your Own Tiny Home in as Little as a Day!
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

Cute Backyard Guesthouses you can buy online! Build Your Own Tiny Home in as Little as a Day!

You can see other better photos here: goodhouse.com/cabins.

Tiny House Special Buy one for your own backyard! Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
Tiny House Special
Buy one for your own backyard!
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

It followed the regular article Home, which this month was Small Space, Big Style. Smaller is sure the thing now!

The article wasn’t really long, really just a few pages. Most of the tiny houses they talked about we have looked at and blogged about. (A lot of posts aren’t finished and published yet.)


Garage Pop-Up Guest House

Garage Dreams: a garage turns into a Tiny House with "dining table, sofas and surfboards" Tiny House Special Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
Garage Dreams: a garage turns into a Tiny House with “dining table, sofas and surfboards”
Tiny House Special
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

This garage was turned into a pop-up guesthouse by just adding furniture.

Now Anyone Can Afford a Pop-Up Guesthouse Tiny House Special Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
Now Anyone Can Afford a Pop-Up Guesthouse
Tiny House Special
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

I haven’t really thought of that as a Tiny House. But if you want a place to eat outside, clear out a garage or shed, clean, paint and add furniture! Why not?

It would work if you need more room for guests than you have.

It would also make a pleasant home office, if you have the right climate…

Allwood Tiny Houses

Modular Modern Tiny House Special Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
Modular Modern
Tiny House Special
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

I’ve looked at this Garden House kit by Allwood. I don’t love the looks, but a lot of people do. And it is certainly a good price for the size!

Allwood Industrials is an importer/wholesaler and contract manufacturer of wood products. They ship from Garfield, NJ.  They sell a lot of different kinds of easy-to-assemble cabin kits.

Really Tiny

The Ultimate "Home Delivery" Tiny House Special Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
The Ultimate “Home Delivery”
Tiny House Special
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

The Ultimate “Home Delivery”

Choose one of these perfect little structures from our editors’ top picks at goodhouse.com/cabins – it’ll arrive right at your door, ready for assembly.

The one on the left is another Allwood cabin. It is really adorable. I’ve seen tiny houses this tiny, but I couldn’t live in one. But as an office or play room it would be lovely.

I love this photo of a tiny A-frame guestroom.

Get cozy in a sleeping cabin.

It looks small, about the size of the mattress.

The guest room idea sounds good, but I spent about six months in a guest room that I had to leave and cross the yard to unlock the door to the house anytime you need the bathroom. As the winter got colder, I gave up drinking anything earlier and earlier.

Get Your Very Own "Tiny Home" for as Little as $5,000 (Really!) Tiny House Special Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
Get Your Very Own “Tiny Home” for as Little as $5,000 (Really!)
Tiny House Special
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

These two are also by Allwood. The top one is the Sommersby Garden House Kit.

Dreaming of having a pool house? Look no further. With its airy aesthetic, this is the perfect place to hang out after a swim.

I really like the Lillevilla Getaway Cabin Kit. They call it a Chic Shack.

Take advantage of the roof’s deep overhang to set up a little bistro table in the shade.

Lillevilla is one of the best-selling kit cabin brands in the world.  The kits are made in Finland and Germany. The cabins are made from Certified finest Nordic Spruce.

Lillevilla Getaway Cabin Kit >

Build one from scratch with these DIY plans Mod Caravan or Cottage Charm Tiny House Special Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019
Build one from scratch with these DIY plans
Mod Caravan or Cottage Charm
Tiny House Special
Good Housekeeping magazine August 2019

Good Housekeeping also recommends these plans for Tiny Houses. The one on the left is a Tiny Towable. The one on the right is an adorable tiny cottage. It says they are at that link, but I didn’t find them there.

Mod Caravan

Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living by Andrew Morrison and Gabriella Morrison
Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living by Andrew Morrison and Gabriella Morrison

The article says the Mod Caravan is by Andrew and Gabriella Morrison. They wrote the book Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living.


Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living by Andrew Morrison and Gabriella Morrison is clear and detailed. It goes into everything about tiny house living “from downsizing all the way to installation of the final finish detail.”

The book includes insurance, financing, legalities, different styles of tiny houses and tiny house furnishing, designing your own tiny house and how to build it.

The writers lived tiny on the beaches of Baja, Mexico. They don’t just have the qualifications to write a book, they’ve lived the tiny life. Gabriella has lived in as little as 80 square feet.

Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living by Andrew Morrison and Gabriella Morrison
Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living by Andrew Morrison and Gabriella Morrison

If you want to build your own Tiny House, this is the ideal book!

Cottage Charm

Cottage Charm Plan 889-3, a Signature Plan by Richardson Architects from www.houseplans.com.
Cottage Charm Plan 889-3, a Signature Plan by Richardson Architects from www.houseplans.com.

Cottage Charm, the Tiny House on the right, is Plan 889-3 by Richardson Architects for House Plans.

It is a Signature Plan by Richardson Architects.

The house is 388 or 399 square feet (depending on where on the page you read) plus the wrap around porch. It is 20’ wide by nearly 33’ deep, and absolutely adorable. The basic plan shown has a bathroom with two sinks, showers and toilets, with another single room with a separate entrance. As it is, it would work great as a bathhouse by a pool, lake or beach. I’ve seen things like this, but they put a pool table in the room, or just used it for storage.

But, the plan can be customized.

The Farmhouse style Bath house/kitchen provides welcoming and comfortable amenities. The design concept embraces a fun, whimsical and practical character. Non-corrosive and wear-resistant materials were used including galvanized sheet metal, sealed board and batten siding, and painted plywood and MDO board. This design includes a bedroom off the porch at the back — so this design could work well as an in-law or granny unit, or a backyard cottage for guestshouse. The second WC and Shower could be reclaimed for a tub if the bathroom does not do double duty as a pool changing / shower room.

This plan can be customized!
Tell us about your desired changes so we can prepare an estimate for the design service. Click the button to submit your request for pricing, or call 1-800-913-2350.

You can see all of the Specs and Features and a lot more photos at https://www.houseplans.com/plan/388-square-feet-1-bedroom-1-bathroom-0-garage-cottage-traditional-39094

Why do I like it so much? I think it is the porches, board and batten siding, white paint, and the corrugated metal roof. I think any box you put that on on would be appealing.