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Historic Chapel to Small House Conversion

For me, tiny homes come in all shapes and sizes.

And for me to be able to call a house tiny doesn’t require it to be a particular square footage.

If you’re with me, high five!

And depending who I’m talking to, I may call it a tiny house or I may call it a small house.

All I really look for is that it’s relatively small, makes good use of space, and is designed in a somewhat unique fashion.

In other words… No wasted space, no cookie cutter design, and as much common sense as possible.

That’s why I’m excited to share this former chapel that was saved from destruction and rehabbed into a beautiful humble home.


Unfortunately I can’t tell you the exact square footage inside but I do know that it has two bedrooms, one living room, one bathroom, and a small kitchen.


Since it’s two stories it has a very small footprint. I imagine it to be 850 square feet or even less.

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Might not seem very tiny after looking at 170 sq. ft. tiny houses earlier…


But if you consider that a family could live in something like this, it really is tiny.




If a family of four shared 900 sq. ft. that equates to just 225 sq. ft. per person. That’s a really small footprint per person. Tiny, even!

Learn more about the Chapel house at Walcot Hall.

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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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  • Jennie K December 30, 2013, 4:12 pm

    Wow, absolutely beautiful! From a chapel to a house. That is amazing.

  • RockyMissouri December 30, 2013, 4:39 pm

    We’ve been living in a house that size for 30 years… While it’s clearly not for everyone, we have been quite comfortable…!!

  • RockyMissouri December 30, 2013, 4:43 pm

    And what an absolute delight this dwelling is! It is MARVELOUS!
    Thank you…!

  • Janie V December 30, 2013, 6:19 pm

    Beautiful! I would like one. Its perfect, It has everything.

  • David Ridge December 30, 2013, 7:37 pm

    And they left the cross on the spire.

  • mark sinclair December 31, 2013, 6:31 am

    saw this on george clarks amazing spaces …it was a flat pack that you could purchase from large departmant stores back in victorian times ..how mad is that

  • Doc January 1, 2014, 1:22 pm

    On the right setting this could be our retirement home. Done. Moving in. Well only need one bedroom, owners can use the other! Hope they like cats. 🙂

  • Lisa January 5, 2014, 7:07 pm

    You could talk me into living here without too much trouble. Love the spiral staircase and the bathtub!

  • zackem January 6, 2014, 8:44 am

    It is more then mere words could dis scribe….!

  • Eugene January 23, 2014, 1:58 pm

    looks like they even kept the original baptismal tub

  • Francine Mongeon January 25, 2014, 12:19 pm

    Would love to live in this chapel, you are very lucky!
    All the memories that were made there, all the tears, all the dreams and the hope!
    You are surrounded by love.
    This is a lovely home!

  • Otessa Regina Compton February 18, 2014, 3:53 pm

    This makes me wonder, why does every structure have to be conventional? Can not some people think outside the box and help this economy to make rents and homes affordable, and let people concentrate more on work, without the constant worry of bills? Home like this could be an IDEAL stepping stone for a lot of people!!!

  • Zackem February 18, 2014, 4:32 pm

    I agree with Otessa…! This is a great stepping stone for people who are in need.. I have often thought that if I could get the proper funding or even if I could raise the money some how to build a small village for the many so needy people here in my home town who are homeless, what an positive impact it would have on the community as a whole.. To show people that small or tiny housing has a positive effect on their community instead of just another bad idea to spend money on the homelessness … Homelessness has effected almost every community within the U.S., would it not be a beautiful thing to make homelessness a thing of the past, by building small stepping stones with tiny housing..!

  • Mary February 21, 2014, 4:19 pm

    Gosh Alex, another one of your majestic creations. I absolutely love this chapel house… it’s so cosy and no wasted space!

  • Karen Peterson March 11, 2014, 1:14 am

    Is this beautiful building for sale? Where is it located? It facinates me….Thanks Karen Peterson

  • Jen May 21, 2014, 2:37 pm

    I am completely in love with this house! It’s gorgeous!!!

  • Brian June 8, 2014, 10:36 pm

    Is that not totally gorgeous. I could move in tomorrow. I am sure you are very proud of your home and deserve to be. Love it love it.

  • Nicoleta June 25, 2014, 11:50 am

    This one would be my first choice up on the vision board. Every detail inside and out is so lovingly designed I can only imagine a truly blessed couple waking to their heavenly home on earth. Thank you for sharing this marvel…

  • Martha July 9, 2014, 8:41 pm

    I love it! I’ve always said I’m too old to climb a ladder to the loft, but with a real staircase and beautiful bedrooms I think I could easily do it. It really is a beautiful home.

  • Kim July 9, 2014, 10:46 pm

    I continue to be awe-struck when I see photos of this lovely space.

  • Reader July 10, 2014, 9:09 am

    I wonder what it looked like as a church? It certainly would have been a tiny church!

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