Ok, bear with me. I know this isn’t a tiny home, but this castle does qualifies as a small home, and as castles go, a tiny castle. Plus it’s just too quaint not to feature!
Molly’s Lodge, and the nearby “outbuildling,” were for sale together in Little Wolford, England last week (it looks like it’s sold now). The castle portion is about 782 sq. ft. if I’m reading the floor plan correctly. It features a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and full bath, as well as a spiral staircase to the tower bedroom. Fit for a princess 🙂 The nearby building has 1,145 sq. ft., so we will ignore it and just admire this quaint castle in the English countryside.
The castle was designed by Edward Blore, who actually completed John Nash’s design of Buckingham Palace. So he really knows what he’s doing when it comes to castle-design!
You’ll hate me when you see the price, but again — it’s a castle! — A girl can dream, right?
This 105 sq. ft. English Shepherd Hut Wagon Cabin is a guest post by Victoria Schon – share yours!
My name is Victoria and I discovered the English shepherd hut by way of a beautiful article written in the September 2013 issue of The English Home Magazine. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful photos of a little hut on cast iron wheels sitting peacefully in the beautiful and expansive English countryside of windblown summer grasses and wild flowers.
Inside, the hut was charming and inviting, decorated with fabrics of soft warm reds and ivory. The small space was filled with books, pillows, fresh cut flowers, a bed and a desk. This quaint tiny space felt cozy, quiet and rejuvenating. As I pictured myself there, I felt relaxed and inspired. At once I fell in love with the romantic notion that these little huts had restorative powers and I wanted to experience this for myself. I then filed away the article from which to draw inspiration in the future should the need arise, and moved on with my day.
Then something quite unexpected happened a year later. In the summer of 2014, I was driving my dog to the groomer. While stopped in traffic I glanced over to the side of the road to discover sinking into the ground, an old Wyoming sheep herder wagon at a farm market that looked as though it had been there for years! I had driven by that corner for the past 15 years and never even noticed it! I was instantly struck with inspiration and I envisioned myself building an English shepherd hut to match the one I had seen the year before in the magazine article.
As an interior designer, I could also put to use my experience in custom home construction and project management. This little project was going to utilize my complete skill set, experience and creative talents, and it was going to be so much fun! I could not wait to get started!
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