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300 Sq. Ft. Swedish Tiny Home For Sale

This adorable tiny home in the middle of Stockholm is secluded away in a small courtyard, perfect for entertaining guests.

Like the outside, the inside of this 300 sq. ft. home is quaint and features classic subway tiles and cool grey cabinets. The home is bright and clean which allows for the small space to feel roomy and airy.

The bottom floor of this tiny home features the kitchen, bathroom and living area. Then you can take the rustic staircase up to the second floor, where you’ll find the bedroom which is roomy enough to fit a bed, a small accent chair and TV console. The bedroom, like the first floor feels light and airy due to two skylights.

300 Sq. Ft. Swedish Tiny Home For Sale

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Learn more: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/this-adorable-little-swedish-house-is-tiny-unassuming-perfection-skna-hem-216059

The home is currently available for sale with an asking price of about $295,000 USD and can be found by clicking this link.

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  • Dominick Bundy March 10, 2015, 3:35 pm

    I can’t make head nor tail with that floor plan? And what does the letter “G” stand for over what may appear to be a clothes press or closet?

    • Lynnette March 10, 2015, 4:25 pm

      If you go the the site you’ll see the first floor Layout diagram Too. Very cute.

    • Lisa E. March 10, 2015, 5:57 pm

      The “G” probably stands for “closet” in Swedish (“garderob”).

  • Chia March 10, 2015, 3:39 pm

    I think G is for wardrobe – garderob in Swedish…

  • Jojo March 10, 2015, 4:12 pm

    I also found this floor plan a bit confusing. I googled the swedish word for wardrobe which is garderob(e), hence the G

    • Karen shepherd March 26, 2016, 9:03 am

      So sorry hit that “report” button by accident. Nothing to report

  • Lynnette March 10, 2015, 4:50 pm
  • Jean Clelland-Morin March 10, 2015, 5:46 pm

    Show me the loo.

    • Cahow March 11, 2015, 2:07 pm

      To find the loo, go to their website and there’s a photo of the bottom floor plan. The loo is behind the closed door by the stove.

  • Max March 10, 2015, 9:12 pm

    It’s exceptional, well planned and laid out….If it were in New York City or Boston, it would sell for well over a million dollars and if rented, it
    would rent for at least $3500-$5000 per month.

  • Susanne March 10, 2015, 11:54 pm

    I did not see the other site-so is there a view which makes this worth the price besides looking at walls????

  • Kay March 11, 2015, 11:55 am

    This is just too small. Maybe if I was single it would work. I couldn’t locate the bathroom either.

  • Joanne March 11, 2015, 12:33 pm

    It’s cute – but sorry this just goes against the grain. One of the points of the ‘tiny/small house’ movement or trend was to build affordable houses that were compact & used less energy. A house that costs nearly US$3ook (I don’t care where it’s located) just defeats the purpose of this & to my mind is a corruption of the whole idea of tiny house living.

    • Cahow March 11, 2015, 6:44 pm

      Joanne: Can we agree to politely disagree about your calling this house a “corruption of the whole idea of tiny house living?”

      As far as I am aware, there is NO “One Tiny House To Rule Them All”. Nor should there be. This tiny house selling for $300K doesn’t prevent ANYONE from taking $500.00 and building THEIR version of a tiny house…period! That’s like being angry at a car dealer for selling $200K automobiles when there’s another dealer across the street selling used cars for $2,000.00.

      To wit: Good friends of ours, Joan and William, pull in around $300K in income per year. She’s a teacher in a very posh suburb and her husband owns an I.T. company. I introduced them to the Tiny House Movement over dinner a year ago, and they are actively taking notes and saving screen shots from Alex’s and many other sites. In 3 years when they both hit 65 years of age, they plan on selling their 2,700 sq.ft. Naperville home (which raised 5 children) and having a custom “tiny/small home” built for them on family land in the U.P. of Michigan. So, are my friends “corrupt” for downsizing by several thousand square feet of home for something as small as 700 sq.ft. with the creature comforts they want/need? Or, at age 65, should they scavenge through dumpsters in alleyways for discarded materials and build an off the grid home with no electricity, no running water, no heat and no insulation in their senior years to prove a point and be “legit”?

      If the tiny house movement is going to become all encompassing, it can NOT suffer from ‘Reverse Snobbism’ where you have to live in the back of a van or 10′ x 10′ home in the desert to prove to the’ Unseen Judge & Jury of Tiny House Standards’ that you are NOT guilty of being ‘corrupt’.

      • John March 11, 2015, 8:46 pm

        You just made a straw man argument. There’s a huge difference between affordable tiny houses and a hut in the desert.

        • Sally March 11, 2015, 11:41 pm

          I agree with Cahow. Many years ago, I found a sliver of land overlooking miles of marsh and river. Young and single, I wanted to put an 800 sq. ft. timber-framed house on it, with beams and lots of windows for that view. Unfortunately, the acre was located in a rural development with a HOA and a 2500 sq. ft. restriction.
          I still remember the HOA president sitting smugly in his 800 sq. ft. den and telling me “Now, now, little lady, you’ll want to marry a good man and have children soon, and where will you put them in such a small house? I wouldn’t be fair to you if I let you do this.”
          Say what? Let me??? Were it not for the astonished contractor with me, I would have burned my bra in the male chauvinist jerk’s fireplace.

          THers making rules about what other THers can and cannot do, or what they must represent, apes the absurd outdated policies and codes that we should all be fighting to overturn.

          In the case of this Swedish abode, leaving a small footprint should also enter into the fray. The builder found an unused urban niche and made the most of it. To an urbanite, the location might be heaven and well worth the price. I’ve seen smaller places in Paris priced much higher.

          Real estate costs are all about supply and demand, and location. I think that’s why The-Powers-That-Be struggle with classifying and controlling THers. I would urge us not to start making rules for each other. It’s condescending and political, which our local building permit offices already cover much to our detriment.

      • Lynnette March 12, 2015, 1:43 am

        I have to concur with Cahow. Living simply, living efficiently, living cheaply, living lavish, it’s all relative. You can live tiny in any one of those (or more) brackets. Quite honestly the tiny house I am looking into is quite a chunk of change…but it’s efficient, simple yet very high end finishes that I desire. All under 500 sq ft. I’m not wanting to keep maintaining these larger vessels to hold a bunch of stuff I don’t need or use. I want my life to be simple and easy, but I’m also not going to live in the back of a van either. I want to spend the money to get what I want for long term. If I were younger, building a nice space out of used pallets may have been an option. But I don’t have to so I’ll spend my cash to get what I want, all the while having something I can easily maintain. Now talking my husband into is will be another story lol we’ve got a 1300 sq ft GARAGE! LOLOL 😀 we’ll be the couple in a 500 sq ft house next to a 200 sq ft garage lol

        • Lynnette March 12, 2015, 1:44 am

          *sorry I meant 2000 sq ft garage

        • Sally March 12, 2015, 11:33 am

          I have neighbors who did that, Lynette, but be wary of building the garage first :-). The husband loved living in the garage, and the wife had a hard time getting him motivated about proceeding with the house. She finally had the house plans revamped down to 600 sq.ft., and lives in it by herself, about twenty yards from Joe Cool and his garage. Both are very happy. 🙂 with their retirement in the country.

        • Lynnette March 12, 2015, 7:21 pm

          Ugh so upset. I looked into the laws here and you CANNOT live in any dwelling considered an RV on wheels and titled as an RV. 🙁 the one I wanted is in wheels and titled as such. Laws here say you cannot live over 14 days in an RV. Something to that anyway. And zoning will not permit an RV on a piece of land as a dwelling residential living. I had a nice country lot picked out and plans for a garage. The only way to circumvent this would be to have the garage as living and garage THEN place your tiny house on the lot BUT may not be able to run public utilities to it and off the grid would not be up my alley nor really feasible since it’s Ohio. Not extremely sunny here too often. Hub says he thinks we could get some sort of special permit, however I’m afraid to spend the $$$ if I don’t know 100% it is going to work out. I suppose stick built is an option, but not what I had my heart set on. 🙁

      • Varenikje May 14, 2015, 11:50 pm

        Didn’t I see somewhere on here (in this forum recently) a small house where at least some of the square footage was a garage, so that there was enclosed house around the house plus enough room for a car or two, so it added up to the minimum house square footage, but the house part of the building was actually still fairly small. Sorry I don’t have a link to that, but maybe someone else does.

      • jaykay March 24, 2016, 12:30 am

        I have been enjoying the tiny house website for about a year – Cahow, your replies always put a smile on my face. When I read:
        “… at age 65, should they scavenge through dumpsters in alleyways for discarded materials and build an off the grid home with no electricity, no running water, no heat and no insulation in their senior years…” I laughed out loud!
        Could just imagine my husband and I dumpster diving (he’s 68 and I’m 66) – we still cut our own firewood for winter heat, but slowing down a bit….. 🙂 Would love to meet to somehow….you are a real hoot!

  • Eviee March 12, 2015, 2:12 pm

    I thought the point of Tiny House building, living etc.. Was affordability. What is up with these Tiny Homes now on TV and other placescosting as much as much as a large home???

  • Rachel March 15, 2015, 4:04 pm

    $300k for this is Outrageous! The Tiny Home Nation was to be able to have access out of the rat race and corrupted banking system, to live well with pennies on the dollar. This is not a fad where you can ridiculously force people back to the banks and mortgages!

    • Dominick Bundy March 15, 2015, 5:12 pm

      I agree with you on that one Rachel, as well as the comments made by Joanne. that “should be” one of the purposes of what the Tiny House movement is about and entails.. (to simplify ,get organized) with the less is more mindset.. Plus since when would 700 sq. feet of living space be consider tiny in any way?

      • Janet March 15, 2015, 8:02 pm

        700 sq ft would certainly be tiny if you were a, ummm, let’s say Kardashian, or other person living in a huge home. How can you ask that question? It’s relative. That’s the point Cahow was trying to make. If you’re 20 and have a lifetime ahead of you, perhaps a 200 sq ft handmade house on wheels makes sense now. But to a person or couple entering retirement, a 8×16 house with a ladder to a loft, built in wood furniture, and a tiny bathroom may not be practical or feasible. This Swedish home isn’t my cup of tea in looks or price, but it probably fills the niche for someone else. That’s what LIFE is all about, not just the tiny house movement. There’s something different for everyone. No need to be a snob because you don’t like the place or wouldn’t pay that much. Move on to something more up your alley. The tiny house movement is about smaller and liveable. With all due respect, if it’s only about trying to be the smallest and cheapest, there’s probably a cardboard box available.

        • Dominick Bundy March 15, 2015, 8:42 pm

          UM, I do not believe that most people aren’t like a Kardashian, or have any interest, to being like that at all. People who who leave such large footprints on society are usually power hungry. egotistic control freaks. Who has more stuff than they need, trying to fulfill some kind of empty need of theirs. thus really has no concept of what the meaning of less is more.. 700sq feet is small but far from being tiny. That has nothing to do with the availability of a cardboard box. Or what Tiny house movement is suppose to be about..And the first thing would be mortgage free and debt free. . So anything that comes close to $300,000 wouldn’t be at all feasible to the Tiny-house movement . As I see it.. that’s all..

  • Karen R March 15, 2015, 8:30 pm

    I agree that the idea of a $300,000 home (not a very high price in much of Europe) and a $2,000 tiny home seem very different, but maybe the owners downsized from a home four times as large with a $3,000,000 price. When we RVed full time, we knew people in pop ups and others in million dollar motorhomes. There was no snobbery or reverse snobbery. Even tiny home owners are not all alike. Enjoy the variety!

  • Norm March 16, 2015, 11:06 am

    A quote by Mark Twain would seem to apply here:
    “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits”

  • BrownLuster March 18, 2015, 12:28 pm

    Wow.
    I’m really a disappointed at some of the comments from posters blasting this small home’s square footage (700 sq.ft.?) for being to “large” to qualify as a tiny/small home as well as attemping to quantify the cost of building, renovating and/or decorating a tiny/small home shouldn’t cost “this price” or “that price” (actually this home is BEING SOLD for US$300k, that doesnt mean it cost that much to build as it was built in 1901 or to renovate it) and lastly receiving an “EDUCATION” about an area being “Islamic” as opposed to other areas. What!?! Really guys? Ugh.

    Based on some of the comments, there is definitely a separatist “Us” and “Them” thinking in the minds of some people in this tiny/small home movement. I would however, agree that in order for a home to be considered small that MAYBE (note, I said maybe) the home COULD be anywhere up to 1,200 square feet depending on 1.) Family size, 2.) The location’s zoning reauirements, 3.) Tiny/small home size in relation to previous home size, ie, Small home = 800 sq.ft., Previous home = 2,800 sq.ft., 4.) Function and purpose of the home ie., dual purpose work studio/office or garage included & built into the actual living space, 5.) Needing a little more ground level living & sleeping area for health and/or handicap and/or age reasons (loft wouldn’t be functional), need I say more?

    As for cost to build, renovate and/or decorate, it is relative to the individual(s) income, credit, building need & necessity. Some people my need a walk-tub as opposed to a shower because of age or handicap, maybe need grab bars and more space to turn around a wheelchair or walker in the bathroom & kitchen area, maybe they need a dishwasher or larger fridge. Maybe to maximize space they decide to have hidden built in shelving, or for aesthetics they want stained glass, leaded windows, stainless steel appliances or maybe they want a security system, real wood flooring & doors…which btw, add to the cost of the BUILD, not neccessarily the cost to maintain. Whatever the hail…if the individual can afford it to be built, then build it to ur needs. Who cares if they get a mortgage to do it either? If the individual can pay off thier mortgage in less than 5 years and still live EFFICIENTLY in thier tiny/small home then that’s the true purpose of living tiny/small…TRULY LIVING MORE WITH LESS AND LIVING EFFICIENTLY. Sometimes, it costs more (depending on locale) to purchase efficient AND tiny/small items for your tiny/small home…and if you want craftsmanship that you yourself can’t build on your own, well that costs too!

    As for the Islamic statement, ugh…really? People of Islamic beliefs live amongst us everywhere, everyday just as Catholics, Protestants, agnostics, athiets, satanists. If that was the area I wanted to live in, I would move there. There was a gentleman that posted on this blog & shared a link to his blogpost about the fact that he bought some acres of land in a desirable, rural area of what he deemed like-minded, neighborly people and set up his adorable tiny/small home only to be forced to take down his home and move off his land because an idiot “neighbor” kept harrassing him and calling code inspectors on him because the “neighbor” wanted to purchase the acreage for themselves. Btw…the “neighbor” wasn’t Islamic either. There are ignorant people everywhere. I’m not saying move to an extremist or militia training campground but choosing to live in an area where there may (or may not be) people of Islamic belief should not automatically disway a your decision to purchase or build your tiny/small home. If I were gonna educate myself on the area, I would be more concerned with the crime stats, sex offenders in my area, noise pollution and if the area was near a toxic business or waste dump.

    As for the small home featured above, I reeeeally like it! The only issue I would have is that the home is actually built and connected onto another building structure. I would prefer to have my home autonomous and separate from another building structure…and the other is purely aesthetic, I don’t like the rough plaster work on the bottom portion of the wall in the bedroom. That is a minor thing though, it doesn’t affect the functionality and beauty of the home. Really nice craftmanship, subway tiles & courtyard as well!!

    • Cahow March 18, 2015, 6:08 pm

      I truly enjoyed reading your well-written and comprehensive comment, BrownLuster. Thank you for adding so much to the conversation at hand. 😀

      • BrownLuster March 19, 2015, 1:26 am

        Well coming from you Cahow, I graciously say Thank You for the compliment! ; ^)

        Oh BTW…I found the blog post that I mentioned earlier about the gentleman (his name is Jonathon) that was forced to move from his tiny home because of his idiot neighbor (that isn’t Islamic) that harrassed him because the “neighbor” wanted to purchase his land: http://tinyhousetalk.com/tiny-house-living-transitions/
        AND
        http://gungy.livejournal.com/?skip=10

        Really interesting…yet inspiring, even after the major setback of having to move.

        • Cahow March 19, 2015, 6:22 pm

          You’re welcome, BrownLuster. My accolades of your writing was genuine. I truly look forward to more of your thoughts and posts.

          And thanks for supplying the links so that I can read about Jonathon. I haven’t read it yet (having just come home from work) but if it’s what I suspect, that process is beginning to happen out where I live. No, it won’t affect me, but it’s already affected several friends of mine who were blithely living the Good Life, waaaaaay out in the country…until Rich & Entitled Weekender’s bought the land next to theirs and then began active campaigns to force my friends OUT!!! Why? Oh, because my friends were raising bison for food or running a small nursery with a small staff coming and going or they had too many parties (this couple is over 60!). Mind you, all of these friends live SO “out-back” that the country doesn’t even pave or plow the roads…it’s dirt with gravel tossed onto it!

          Three of my friends have fought their neighbors: one ended up moving even further out, one is in litigation, and the last one is waging war against the Weekender by breaking their windows, doing ‘donuts’ on their lawn, stealing stuff, etc. I’ve cautioned them against this, citing Security Camera possibilities but they are so Hoppin’ Mad, nothing but jail will stop them!

        • BrownLuster March 19, 2015, 9:28 pm

          And again, I say Wow.
          You know it really amazes me how people get so possessive over “land” (“land” that the state actually owns and is in essence the lienholder…miss a tax payment or two & see who takes “your land”) that they treat thier neighbors like they’re a child living in thier household, attempting to dictate what their neighbor can do on their own land. No neighborly contact, no community and definitely no social skiills. I have found that people that live waaaaaay out in the “sticks” (as my Ma wud put it), find a certain freedom in doing whatever they please because of the seclusion. Once they realize that there is another family or household in the adjacent or neighboring land, they suddenly get territorial & will go nuts trying to force the neighbors to conform or leave in an effort to “own” the seclusion. Neighbors should should be attempting to be a respectful and considerate neighbor and build relationships, not shoo them away. It really is CONTROLLING at it best. So unfortunate that your friends are actually airing out complaints in the shark infested waters of the civil court system. Too, its really sad that your other friends are acting ghetto in the country (lol) by destroying property out of anger & frustration. I sure hope they don’t end up in criminal court. I thought that only happened in the city where parcels are sometimes in tight company and tempers can flare easily if you cross the property line one too many times.

          As for Jonathon’s situation, from what I read his situation is a little different. His neighbor wanted to purchase the two or so acres of land from the previous owner but the previous owner sold it Jonathon instead so it seems to me that the “neighbor” is covetous and felt a sense of entitlement to the property for whatever ODD reason AND told Jonathon so when he initially purchased the land. Shortly afterwards, the neighbor started harassing Jonathon to get him to leave (to no avail) and after that failed, the “neighbor” reported Jonathon’s THOW to the zoning inspector. Needless to say, Jonathon can leave the THOW on the property but he cannot live in the THOW because the land is not zoned for that purpose.

          So really…that “neighbor’s” sense of entitlement, be it to the land or to the seclusion led to harassing & retaliatory actions to get Jonathon to sell the land in an effort to purchase it.

          I can tell you with a great degree of certainty Cahow, had that been me, I would NEVER sell my land to that idiot if my life depended on it. Rather, I would offer it to your friends “neighbor” as a parting gift then sit back & watch the sparks fly as I drove off into the sunset with my THOW in tow. ; ^}

        • BrownLuster March 19, 2015, 9:38 pm

          Omgosh…it sounds like its more tha snuff land to manage seclusion and thier respective properties. I myself would find it interesting to see bison roaming free! Too that is some of the best meat you can consume (sorry vegans, vegetarians & bison)! To me, it would serve the Weekender well to make relationships with full time residents that farm and maintain thier land for a purpose. But most likely, the Weekender isn’t cut from the same cloth as your friends in the way of producing on the land to live off the harvest of thier labor. Soooo sad, especially to be that way toward active 60+ year olds.

    • BrownLuster March 24, 2015, 7:04 pm

      My apologies for “biting the bait” and to all that were looking for positive and/or constructive comments on this particular post.

  • BrownLuster March 18, 2015, 5:21 pm

    I too agree with Cahow, Sally, Lynette. Tiny/Small living movement should not be a dictatorship…it should be a partnership of both Tiny & Small SCALE homes co-existing harmoniously as one community.

    Container homes, prefabs, THOW’s, Tents, Trailers, etc. I just greatly admire the many creative ways that people in the Tiny/Small home movement make use of & beautify thier spaces. All of it is inspiring to me.

  • BrownLuster March 24, 2015, 7:24 pm

    FYI Name* is as I spelled it, BrownLuster, (My GrandMother’s Married last name, My GrandMother’s Maiden last name).

    And, Yes I agree… you are “sorry” carrie. My apologies for “biting your bait”. It won’t happen again on this post or any other post for that matter.

    Regardless of this tiny house’s locale, I really like it. It’s functional & beautiful.

    • Sally March 26, 2015, 2:54 pm

      So sorry, BrownLuster, it appears the trolls have found our delightful blog where Alec allows us to bicker and contemplate and exchange ideas….then along comes the trolls, who appear to have been abused as children and roam the blogs to pass on their dysfunction disguised as political agendas…Please continue to join us where the buffalo roam, and ignore the ranters.

      • Cahow March 26, 2015, 3:46 pm

        I echo Sally’s sentiments, BrownLuster. She wrote what I couldn’t wrap my head around and did so eloquently. I don’t know what’s happening to Alex’s site but it seems to be attracting a very close minded and harsh crowd as of late. More’s the pity. 🙁

        So, “Carry On, BrownLuster”; I enjoy reading your opinions and about your experiences. 😀

        • BrownLuster March 26, 2015, 9:28 pm

          Thanks for your kind words Sally & Cahow!

          It is my belief that everyone is entitled to thier opinion and the exchange of opinions provided its done in a non-confrontational tone and with respect, whether you agree or respectfully disagree. I never EXPECT anyone to agree with my opinion or point of view and by no means do I ever want to disrespect another persons point of view if I disagree with it. However, when a person makes off topic, insulting and ignorant comments, they need to have thier coat tail pulled. I came to this blog to gain insight, information and to admire the lifestyles & designs of the tiny/small movement. I have found that and much more since I joined and will continue to admire the tiny/small homes, decorating & space saving ideas, the people that live that lifestyle and the people that have taken an interest in it all as well. So Thank You so much for your encouragement…it is greatly appreciated!

          As for the “baiters” & the “trolls”…they exist everywhere, especially online. I could very well tear into one with ease, however it would totally detract from the purpose of this site, which I won’t do. As I stated previously, I won’t “bite the bait” again by a troll on this post or any other post.

          Thanks Sally & Cahow. (^.^) Muwah!

        • Alex March 27, 2015, 12:02 pm

          Thanks BL. Very well put. I appreciate the love!! 🙂

        • Alex March 26, 2015, 11:33 pm

          So sorry Cahow I haven’t been keeping up with comment moderation like I normally do. Getting back at it now just had busy few days. Thanks for letting me know! I’m on patrol right now :))

        • Cahow March 27, 2015, 9:08 am

          I replied above to you, Alex. I’m just sorry that the Trolls have forced you to moderate the comments, taking your time away from all the tiny homes we enjoy being inspired by in your blog.

          I suggested a “Flag This Comment” button: do you have that option with this blog?

          All the BEST to you and Andrea, Alex. <3

        • Alex March 27, 2015, 11:58 am

          Genius idea, Cahow, I’m going to look into getting a Flag This Comment button for the comments that way any one of us can be ‘on patrol’. You all are important to me, and I love this place, so I want to keep it a fun and safe place to hang out. Thanks again!

        • Cahow March 28, 2015, 1:14 pm

          Thanks for the shout-out, Alex!

          I see that you’ve already instituted that feature: Well played, Alex. Well played!

          Now, let’s see if that keeps the Trolls from crossing the bridge into your Kingdom. LOL

  • Alex March 26, 2015, 11:39 pm

    My apologies to everyone. I’m cleaning up the comments now to remove what’s completely unhelpful and unrelated to our goals here. I’m sorry that I let it slip through! I appreciate everyone’s help. And I’ll be looking into ways to better manage it 🙂

    • Cahow March 27, 2015, 9:04 am

      Hi, Alex,
      With this site, do you have the ability to attach to each post “Flag This Comment”? In all of the mainstream forums that I participate in, there’s that option.

      Thanks for the house-cleaning and I’m sorry that you’ve been tasked with that odious job. 🙁

      • Alex March 27, 2015, 12:00 pm

        Actually- it’s my pleasure to keep this place as awesome as possible. I enjoy it! And- it’s always been my dream to get to talk about my passion online with so many other wonderful people. So I’m LUCKY! 😀

  • Marty May 14, 2015, 11:20 am

    Hmmm…don’t We The People in the USA have something called The Bill of Rights? IOW, who is the “government” to dictate how many square feet one should live in…or how much or little we choose to spend to achieve happiness living in whatever we decide for ourselves? (Same goes for materials, as long as they aren’t toxic.)

    • Varenikje May 15, 2015, 12:09 am

      Well, covenants are one way that not the government but other members of an association can object to, for example, the color of the paint on your house. On a backwoodsy road? I don’t know how the government becomes involved.

      • Marty May 15, 2015, 11:18 am

        Of course I wasn’t referring to the Federal Government, but local government. These can be state, county or city. I understand and respect the idea in cities and/or organized neighborhoods, but on rural private property I fail to see how it’s any of these “governments” business to abridge The Bill Of Rights by making laws regulating the size of a dwelling. And these laws do indeed exist. That is how the government (local) becomes involved. There are also long lists of “approved” materials that must be adhered to in typical construction. Maybe you don’t comprehend because you may not live in the US?

      • Varenikje May 17, 2015, 12:19 am

        I live in Nebraska. I had no idea that anyone cared about the size or materials of any house that one wanted to build. Really?

  • Jeremy May 14, 2015, 12:37 pm

    This house is fantastic! Price doesn’t bother me. You know what they say – location, location, location.

  • Mary Lou May 18, 2015, 1:32 pm

    I’m finding the expensive homes interesting. And I also think it might be interesting to see what kind of spring back effect that will give. We have all seen the development of the McMansion neighborhoods with their restrictions and associations…. all because people have money. but this could force a new kind of building code, because people with money are now wanting tiny homes as well. It might bring about leniency about size or possibly zoning

    the other up side of the expensive tiny house is that we are going to start seeing better designing of products to go into a tiny home. Might even see a new version of a tiny bathtub! The market has swung to the jumbo side of standard for products for homes so this should cause it to swing to mini size version of standard.

  • Lisa Hartford March 23, 2016, 6:00 pm

    What’s the other front door for?
    Is this a duplex?

  • jake March 23, 2016, 8:02 pm

    Aggressive tinkering is usually helpful.
    Strife of triumph more than truth is not.
    Caustic, cacophonous rants are right out.

    Speak out on what is definitely not safe.
    Highlight what seems awkward.
    Admire what inspires.

    Otherwise we become what we despise.

  • Gabrielle Charest March 23, 2016, 11:45 pm

    Does anyone remember architect Sarah Susanka who authored The Not So Big House book back in 1998? I remember reading the book and getting really excited about the way she cleverly designed space. (She is credited in some places with starting the small house movement.) Not everyone was thrilled with the price tags of her smaller homes.

    Now, on this tinyhousetalk forum, some people are complaining about, offended by, or outraged by house designs which they believe somehow violate the tiny/small house movement because of size and/or cost. It’s time to get over it!!! Price is completely relative.

    Since 1996 I have lived in western Massachusetts, rural Vermont, central Connecticut, the Bay Area of California, and now the Seattle area. My experience confirms that the cost of living and salaries vary hugely from one place to another. If you have lived in only one place, then you may not understand this. So please don’t make judgments on the cost of houses without having all the information.

    Living smaller is subject to interpretation. Those of us interested in tiny/small homes generally understand that tiny is interpreted as 400 sf or less, and small can go up to 1,000sf. The cost of tiny/small homes varies according to whether the home is self-built or purchased, and whether materials are primarily recycled, salvaged, or bought outright. As pointed out by others, one’s age and condition of health are also factors involved in building a house or having it built. The old bank account has something to do with it, too. LOL.

    So, people, let’s keep our minds open and avoid negativity. This forum is a great place for finding inspiration, and sharing ideas and points of view. Let’s keep it that way.

  • Jill May 14, 2016, 10:21 pm

    300,000 is too expensive some of you screech. Have some of you lived in dense inner metro areas? In Seattle this would be cheap same in NYC. Yes where I am at in NM that would be a few hundred acres and a house with a horse barn but not everyone wants that. We need to quit tearing each other up over the perceived goals of tiny living.

  • Saturday Sportsman May 15, 2016, 12:04 am

    Loves me some Sweden!

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