Historic Plans: Neat Trim Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1009

Historic Plans: Neat Trim Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1009

Harris Homes were kit houses available after WWI. You could order your entire house, even the furnishings and have it delivered by train. This neat, trim bungalow, as pictured here, shows how very attractive a really small home can be. It is a splendid model 

Small House History: Gullah Little House – William Simmons House, Hilton Head Island

Small House History: Gullah Little House – William Simmons House, Hilton Head Island

The Small House Movement isn’t new. Historically, many homes were small. People built what they could, then added on as they could afford to. This small house was built in 1930, with wood lap siding and a corrugated metal roof. The chimney at one end 

Historic Plans: Eleanor Raymond Cottage for a Forty Foot Lot

Historic Plans: Eleanor Raymond Cottage for a Forty Foot Lot

Eleanor Raymond began her career in the 1920s and practiced until the 1980s. She is known for home designs that reflected early American architecture styles. She designed both traditional and cutting edge houses. The Sun House, designed in 1948, was the first successful solar-heated building 

Historic Plans: Small Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1003

Historic Plans: Small Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1003

Harris Homes were kit houses available after WWI. You could order your entire house, even the furnishings and have it delivered by train. There is probably no better specimen of small bungalow offered. Study the picture carefully. Note the strict harmony even in the smallest 

Historic Plans: Beautiful Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1503

Historic Plans: Beautiful Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1503

Harris Homes were kit houses available after WWI. You could order your entire house, even the furnishings and have it delivered by train. Here is the beauty of all beauties, and not only does this apply to the exterior appearance, which really speaks for itself, 

Historic Plans: California Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1000

Historic Plans: California Bungalow Harris Home No. L-1000

Harris Homes were kit houses available after WWI.  You could order your entire house, even the furnishings and have it delivered by train. Here is a model bungalow of the charming California type. Viewed from any direction a passing glace is invariably turned to a 

The Little House: Weaner Cabins

The Little House: Weaner Cabins

Some of the older homes around me here in Western North Carolina have a Little House on their land. When people first bought the land, they built a Little House to live in while they built their house. Later, when their kids get married, they 

Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin

Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin

This is the Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin, near Gatlinburg Tennessee on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. It is actually two cabins with a shared chimney, called a Saddlebag Cabin, like a saddlebag that goes over a horse. (The reconstructed Abraham Lincoln cabin at Lincoln