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14×14 Studio Cottage by Kanga

In this case Kanga Room Systems built this 14×14 studio cottage for a client who wanted craft space plus an area for their grandkids to play in while they’re over.

I can easily see how this tiny cabin can be turned into a tiny home though and that’s why I’m sharing it with you right now. Although tiny shelters can be used in many ways (like a studio, playhouse, office, or tiny guest room), I can’t help but think of how you can turn it into a space for full time simple living. In this case we would need a kitchenette, tiny bathroom, and probably an upstairs sleeping loft to make this tiny cottage a home.

How would you make this 14×14 tiny shelter your own? Please enjoy, re-share, and tell us your best thoughts in the comments below. Thank you!

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14×14 Studio Cottage by Kanga

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Learn more: http://kangaroomsystems.com/kanga-room-gallery/customer-gallery-14×14-cottage-studio/

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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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  • Cahow February 8, 2015, 2:03 pm

    Very nice, well-thought out space to store crafts and kids. 😀

    Love how they cantilevered over the deep slope; smart!

  • CathyAnn February 8, 2015, 4:04 pm

    Yes, Alex, I can see how this space could be easily modified for full-time living, a tiny home, even without a loft, using a Murphy bed, hide-a-bed or some such sleeping arrangement. Without a loft, the airy, spacious feeling could be maintained, and at my age, although somewhat athletic, one-level living is most desirable.

    • Laura May May 7, 2015, 5:49 am

      I had a knee replacement a year ago, and getting into a loft to sleep would be very difficult. I love the idea of a murphy bed on the first floor.. Adding a kitchen shouldnt be that difficult to make it more everyday livable..

  • Alison Caddell February 8, 2015, 9:36 pm

    I just LOVE Kanga homes. This studio is as lovely as their other cabins. Will definitely have to add this to my Pinterest board!

  • carlina February 8, 2015, 11:47 pm

    Yes, little single mattress sleeping loft, counters along one side with 2burner stove, under counter fridge, a sink, ending with a composting toilet. On the side seating, heating and tv. Perfect!

  • Glen February 8, 2015, 11:58 pm

    Very cute appearance but not really a tiny house is it?.

    • D. Michael February 9, 2015, 2:42 am

      Why is this not a tiny house in your opinion?

      • Glen February 10, 2015, 1:49 am

        Missing from this structure are facilities to sleep, bath and cook. Without these facilities I don’t think you can call it a house.

    • Cahow February 9, 2015, 12:47 pm

      “Tiny” means to some that you have to “go outside to change your mind.”

      I’m being silly, here. I just get sad when the Tiny House Bean Counters come out to play. Bitchin’ about Too Small, Too Large, Too Expensive, Gubmint Conspiracies …blahblahblah. ~sigh~

      • Glen February 10, 2015, 1:57 am

        I don’t think we need to go outside to change our mind. The GFC did that for us didn’t it?.

        • Cahow February 10, 2015, 11:15 am

          Glenn: what is GFC, of which you speak? I did a quick search and came up with acronyms that made no sense to your comment: Generic Flow Control; Greatest Common Factor; and Ground Communications Centre were the top 3 hits.

        • Glen February 10, 2015, 11:16 pm

          Global Financial Crisis. Perhaps North Americans call it something else?.

        • Cahow February 11, 2015, 11:04 am

          Thanks, Glen.

    • cathie May 4, 2015, 2:22 pm

      I agree-it’s not really a tiny “house”. I “house”, i would think, would be something you could live in. Without a bath and kitchen, i don’t see how that would be possible. It is adorable though. 🙂

  • Melissa February 9, 2015, 12:21 am

    Glen, in my opinion, something that is 196 square feet is pretty tiny. Lots of tiny houses have more than that.

    • Varenikje May 5, 2015, 1:04 pm

      Yeah, you could make another one with a kitchen and bathroom and bedroom. At 392 sf that would still qualify as a tiny house, wouldn’t it?

  • Melissa February 9, 2015, 12:23 am

    Glen, perhaps you meant that it is not a house, verses it is not tiny. 🙂 I suppose that might be true, as is.

  • mark February 9, 2015, 8:32 am

    Their website says “starting price high 40’s”! Yikes!

  • Rita Farber February 9, 2015, 12:28 pm

    I like the idea of a loft as a guest BR or a room to relax in but like a larger kitchen with the sink built in a corner. Don’t want to live primitive and would like a tiny laundry room for my stackable washer/dryer. These home can be customized..right? I live in Brainerd,Minn. Have you heard anything about building in this area??

    • Cahow February 9, 2015, 2:05 pm

      Hey, Rita! Brainerd, Minnesota…my “Home Away From Home” when I was a wee girl!!!! <3 Oh, how I love that city!

      Rita: Alex almost always provides a hyperlink for further information, usually directly under the last photo or paragraph of whatever tiny house he's profiling. If he's featuring a Tiny House Developer rather than a private individual, you can easily contact that company to see if they build "Up North." I see a lot of tiny house builders building "Down South" but not many that are located in your area. Don't know why that is: lack of snow? Cheaper land prices? Not a serious need to insulate against Polar Plunges? Who knows. But, from what I remember about "Back Home", there were loads of tiny 3-season cottages around Crosby, Ironton, Riverton and Deerwood…I don't know if they still exist or the City Folks have bought and torn them all down.

      I loved going to my Grandparent's log cabin on Gilbert Lake. Ah, those tender memories….

      • Dick April 23, 2016, 4:07 pm

        This may be a bit late to be useful for Rita, but I’ve seen Alex feature at least two TH builders headquartered in British Columbia, Canada. Since they build for Canadian winters, I imagine their homes can handle Minnesota.

        You also may want to search for Ariel’s Fy Nyth tiny home. I believe Alex has featured this one; she also has a blog. She lives in the mountains area of Wyoming in a Tumbleweed Fencl/Cypress, uses a wood stove for heat with a propane backup, I believe. Anyway, it seems to work well for her in the winter.

  • lesa February 9, 2015, 6:05 pm

    “Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots.”
    ~ Paulo Coelho

    (this is my mantra and thank you for sharing it)

  • Canyon Man May 4, 2015, 2:02 pm

    With a little imagination I can see many of the missing things in this size of house, while leaving room for one to change their mind. I enjoy the houses that get outside of the 8-foot wide, yet I realize to those who want a mobile type home that does not actually look like a travel trailer the 8-foot wide is needed.
    I live in an area where summer temperatures commonly exceed 115 degrees. So staying outside a lot of time is not a long term option for many. I have also lived where it rained over 50-inches a year. For me, outside in a rainstorm was not an good option either.
    There many things that one has to take into consideration when deciding the size, floor plan, lighting and so forth when deciding on a home. One person in 140 sq. ft. is okay for many. 3 people in the same size could be basis for a homicide.
    Thanks for allowing many different styles, looks, shapes and colors to make it on the site.

    • Cahow May 4, 2015, 2:16 pm

      ” 3 people in the same size could be basis for a homicide.”

      LOVE IT! Thank you for that image and the wonderful, free laugh! 😀

      • Dick April 23, 2016, 4:11 pm

        This may be a bit late to be useful for Rita, but I’ve seen Alex feature at least two TH builders headquartered in British Columbia, Canada. Since they build for Canadian winters, I imagine their homes can handle Minnesota.

        You also may want to search for Ariel’s Fy Nyth tiny home. I believe Alex has featured this one; she also has a blog. She lives in the mountains area of Wyoming in a Tumbleweed Fencl/Cypress, uses a wood stove for heat with a propane backup, I believe. Anyway, it seems to work well for her in the winter.

        “Basis for a homicide”. Probably more truth than poetry in that comment. Reminds me of a Baptist preacher who used to say, “My wife and I have never considered divorce. Never. Now, murder is something else entirely.”

  • Karen R May 4, 2015, 5:31 pm

    Yeah, Lesa!

    Perfect home for some, although too small, no kitchen, no bath . . .so not for me. Still cozy and very attractive.

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