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140 SF Tiny House With Garage Door

I ran into this 140 SF cottage that has garage doors to open up the space, sort of like this tiny house (the crib) I featured a few months back.

I love the idea of having this feature (garage door) because it instantly opens up the inside of the house to the outdoors.  It immediately brings the fresh air inside which is awesome, especially in a small space.

And this garage door is extra special because it has windows from the ground up, so no matter what you get to enjoy the view.

So this is architect Jeffery Broadhurst’s off grid house in West Virginia and it was a simple DIY project.

The only way to get to it is with an off road vehicle.  This story was published back in June of 2008 by Julie at Remodelista.

Tiny House with Garage Door - 140 square feet

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Steve Hampton December 27, 2010, 11:33 pm

    Wow, wow, wow is all I can say. That is such a cool cottage and the view – stunning.

  • Alex December 28, 2010, 6:10 am

    It’s one of my favorite designs… especially with that garage door being able to open up like that. Plus it’s got windows so you can still enjoy the view when it’s closed. Spectacular!

  • thomas March 19, 2011, 2:05 pm

    Truly ingenious! Best idea ever for thinking ‘outside the box.’ Pretty much destroys critics who mock so-called confined areas. Three big advantages: fresh air option; added instant space; enhanced scenery. I’m sure this will help to energize the home-building industry. A relative of mine retired from the garage door industry, after 30 years. I’m sure he will be happy to see this new example of innovation! Exhibits like this surely inspire new hope for would-be home owners, especially those having limited financial resources. Should also be great inspiration for people in other countries, where resources are limited but personal ambition is impemented. …thanks

  • Paul May 30, 2014, 7:05 pm

    As I see it, the one big drawback is that the garage door would not be air tight when closed.

    Which, depending on its locale may not be an issue, but for most areas with “normal” weather patterns this would, especially from a moisture point of view.

  • John Edelmann August 27, 2014, 7:34 pm

    I have just recently started looking at the newsletter that is sent out. I am impressed with all the innovative ideas.
    In some cases the articles with pictures are very adequate but I am really interested in the bathrooms and how the plumbing and fixtures are arranged. I was wondering if there is a source for just bathrooms?
    I am not a small person, 6foot 4 inches, #250+. I would like to see the maximum in fixtures with the small space. The shower would be a concern.

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