Tiny Cabins...Cozy Quarters!

Tiny cabins delight the senses with the gems featured here.  Dormers, multi-pane windows and open porches lend timeless appeal.  Logs, timbers, battens, shingles and stones come together in a variety of captivating looks.  Though small in size, they are loaded with charm!

The tiny cabin pictured below rests on a gentle slope in Washington State's San Juan Islands.  From Robert Edson Swain Architecture and Design, the 192 square foot structure is clad with wood shingles and a metal roof.

Photo Credit: Kyle Kinney

Nestled among a grove of trees in the coastal mountains of Northern California, "Innermost House" stirs the soul with its enchanting form.  A picturesque composition of stone, cedar shakes and rough-sawn redwood, the design packs a lot of punch in a package that is only 12 feet square!

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A timber frame cabin at Wheaton River Wilderness Retreat features a full width front porch with a prominent dormer above.  A vacation rental in the Canadian Yukon, it sports a metal-clad roof and board and batten siding.

Image Credit: Jeremy's Daily Photograph

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Perched on a hillside in a redwood forest, "Owl Tree" cabin is a tiny vacation getaway near Mendocino, California.  Its steeply pitched roof, divided light windows and entry porch overhang lend storybook charm.

Image Source: Airbnb

Inside the cozy cabin, an open floor plan with cathedral ceiling offers 225 square feet of living space on the main level, as well as a loft area of 120 square feet.

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Blue Moon Rising, a tiny house village or cabin community on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland offers eco-friendly vacation rentals from 228 to 455 square feet in size.    The tiny cabins or "Hobs" were constructed by Hobbitat, a local design/build firm, using mostly reclaimed materials.  Thermal pane windows and foam insulation provide energy efficiency.

"MoonShadow," pictured below, features a charming bay window and covered front porch.    Cedar shake accents in the gable end and
window surround lend color and textual contrast to the richly painted
trim and board & batten siding.

Image Source: Blue Moon Rising

A recycled Dutch door opens to the interior, lined with reclaimed and resawn Douglas fir paneling and locally sawn cherry hardwood flooring.

Image Source: Hobbitat

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GreenPod Development in Port Townsend, Washington produces LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified modular cabins.  The "Salal" model, pictured below, encompasses 302 square feet.

modular cabin

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The interior features an open floor plan with multi-purpose living area, in addition to a three quarter bath, laundry and storage closets.

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Salal Tiny House Plan

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The aptly named "Glass House" at Candlewood offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.    A vacation rental in Richland Center, Wisconsin, it connects to a full bath and kitchenette via a little bridge, seen at left in image below.   More photos

Image Source: Candlewood Cabins

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