Small House History

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 […]