Other Small Houses

Building a 1350 square foot Spec House

Building a 1350 square foot Spec House

We heard chainsaws a few weeks ago that went on and on, so we walked out to see what was going on. They were clearing trees for a new house. They cut so many trees.

Roof pitch on an A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Dormer

Roof pitch on an A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Dormer

This A-frame house is in our neighborhood. If this feels like a re-run, I wrote a short post about this last year.  But we were on a different road and realized we can see the back of it here. So this blog post is more […]

Tiny A-Frame in the Mountains

Tiny A-Frame in the Mountains

Isn’t this tiny A-frame house adorable? It is 540 square feet inside with hardwood floors and ceilings. Downstairs is a living room and a kitchen with an adorable tiny pot-belly wood stove. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub. The living room, upstairs loft bedroom, and […]

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 […]