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225 Sq. Ft. Little Red Cottage on a Farm

This is a 225 sq. ft. little red cottage on a farm near the eastern shore of Virginia.

You’ll find it’s nestled between farm fields, woods, a salt marsh, and a creek, which makes it a wonderful retreat and a great tiny house vacation. When you go inside you’ll find that the cottage functions like a studio with an open living area, kitchenette, dining table, arm chair, bunk beds, and a bathroom.

How’d you like to take some time off in this little house? Better yet, can you see yourself living tiny (full time) in it? Let us know in the comments below and either way please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

225 Sq. Ft. Little Red Cottage on a Farm


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  • Deadrock
    September 3, 2015, 1:01 pm

    I guess there’s technically nothing wrong with sleeping next to the kitchen sink, but it does seem a little odd. Still, not a deal breaker. I think I’d opt for sleeping in the loft above and using the current space occupied by the bed as a living/office area instead. Of course, this is a vacation rental, so there was no need to incorporate room for a home office here.

    As a rental, it looks comfy, cozy and very sweet. A little too close to the “big house,” but that’s just me and my need for privacy. As a full time residence…nope, too small for my situation. But gun to my head, I could do it for awhile. Does the dog come with it?

  • Eric
    September 3, 2015, 1:27 pm

    The cottage i rent is about the same size, but with a much better layout. Three blocks from the ocean in Northern CA. But no views, no yard, and right behind the main house. Still, i like it very much.

  • September 4, 2015, 11:35 am

    I LOVE this! I could see renting it for a vacation, with trips to the shore of course.
    We are considering Tinyhouse living; this might be a good way to try it out!
    Love the fresh, clean white walls and the large bathroom.

    • September 5, 2015, 2:36 pm

      Hi Kendra! 🙂 Great idea to test out tiny house living

  • Liz
    September 4, 2015, 11:41 am

    There is little about this home to complain about, although I think the bed in the kitchen is kind of weird. Love the bathroom sink and the outside is just so dang cute!!

    • Dominick Bundy
      September 4, 2015, 4:12 pm

      I agree, about the oddness of where the bed and kitchen placed. Seems another alternative could have been considered.. But many do live in one room studio apartments Where everything thing is all in one space. which can include the bathtub, especially the little hole in the wall studios that are in New York City…

  • Marsha Cowan
    September 4, 2015, 3:27 pm

    Really lovely!

  • Brandi
    September 4, 2015, 6:11 pm

    I would convert the bed in the kitchen to a Murphy bed type thing with a table on the underside for a tiny office space while not in bed. That would free up some floor space. I still think it’s cute, find the color scheme refreshing.

  • Chel
    September 5, 2015, 8:35 am

    The bed by the kitchen put me off initially. Although this is freshly painted and clean looking, it is a tad too basic to cover all of daily activity. Then I considered that even up to a hundred years ago, those who lived in agricultural areas did their work outside and in barns. Homes were only used for eating, sleeping and washing. The bed and dining areas may have been swapped over, but it wouldn’t have been much different. The dining table providing seating and workspace. I guess our liking for computers and televisions have altered how we want to organise our living spaces.

  • Glema
    September 7, 2015, 7:10 pm

    Deadrock, I saw a ramped entry on the side and the counter is empty at the end. This says wheelchair accessed to me. Probably the reason for the downstairs bed. Just a thought. It’s a rental trying to accommodate as many of the population as possible. Not at the same time obviously, hehehe. Plenty of room under the bed for storage to be added. God bless and happy trails!

  • Mona
    September 13, 2015, 12:10 pm

    This is my house! I was so surprised to see this here, and wanted to chime in. I actually lived here for several years, with children. At the time I had a tall armoire where the bookcase is now. I would have loved a closet with stack washer/dryer, but it worked because it had to. I called it my Manhattan studio apt, or tricked out RV, lol. We spent a LOT of time outdoors, and every couple of months I would purge it of inevitable clutter. Cleaning was a snap and entertaining was done outside during the warmer months. Meals were “multi-course” or tapas.

    A few key elements to making a small space feel larger are natural light, tall ceiling (cathedral here), and a decent sized bathroom. I prefer a bed on the ground floor as it is difficult to change bedding in a loft, you don’t have headroom, and it is easier to get to the bathroom at night. It also doubled as a living room/romper room. The kitchen by the bed allowed me to have a longer counter. The walkway on the left goes to a large outdoor shower. I wouldn’t trade the experience for all the tea in China. Thanks for your comments!

    • Alex
      September 13, 2015, 12:51 pm

      That’s so cool! Wow! Thanks for sharing Mona!!

    • Melissa Dann
      September 14, 2015, 10:04 am

      Mona is a dear friend of mine and I enjoyed visiting and staying with her at the Red House when she and her 3 boys lived there. I always marveled at how she could live there since I like most Americans are used to a great deal more living space. But she did so beautifully and joyfully and it was always a delightful haven to come visit.
      Mona is a very talented graphic artist/website designer (“Full Circle Designs”) and her artistic touch comes alive in every corner of this tiny house. It’s the perfect getaway spot for those who love quiet and communing with nature, not to mention discovering the hidden gem of the Eastern Shore of Virginia (check it out on Airbnb)
      For a tiny house, Mona’s s Red House exudes Big Joy and Big Fun!!

  • Jenna
    September 16, 2015, 4:55 pm

    Hey, love this set-up. Does anyone know if the plans are available to this house? As a single mom with needs of just living simply (no home office) It’s a great set-up

  • Martha
    October 20, 2015, 7:40 pm

    I’d say it definitely would suit me except I didn’t see anything for cooking. I don’t use a microwave, so the options would be outdoor grilling, and a propane or butane powered camper’s stove. Otherwise I wouldn’t really mind the location of the bed. Many folks live full time in very small campers that don’t have room for a dedicated bedroom.

  • lucia
    October 21, 2015, 7:51 am

    Hello, very very nice, I’m thinking about making a shipping container house, so this seems nice to me, I want to know if it’s really a transformed shipping container of twenty or forty. Thanks in advance. Lucia

  • Maria
    October 21, 2015, 7:55 am

    Would love the plans for this house. Who built this cute cottage?

  • Lynnette
    February 17, 2016, 2:02 pm

    I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I know I do not like that bed right there in the middle of the house, a drop down short movie or something would have been a better choice with a sofa there for sitting and something drop down for sleeping. And this is just a personal choice, I hate that gold chair lol but all in all I think it’s adorable for a rental, for living in it? I don’t think so. There’s not enough storage and it is not laid out enough conducive for everyday living.

    • Lynnette
      February 17, 2016, 2:04 pm

      * a drop down short Murphy bed rather or just eliminate the bunk all together and have a dropdown Murphy or two drop down bunks. Regardless I do not like that bed in the middle of the house.

  • Gabrielle Charest
    February 18, 2016, 6:06 am

    I like it. Anyone who uses this as a full-time home would probably make adjustments to suit their own tastes, but it’s fine as is. Love the re-purposed vintage bureau used as a sink vanity.

  • Carol
    February 21, 2016, 4:12 pm

    I love this house.
    My husband and I lived in a Tiny House with a very similar lay out and size; except this bathroom is bigger. Ours was a 1 car garage (9 x 16, 264 sq ft) converted into a home, with a loft (only for storage). We did have an apartment size 3 burner stove/oven. If you change the table into a desk area that is where my husband worked at and I sat on the bed with an overbed table. Under the bed are deep drawers and a bookcase between the bed and the desk.
    It is in Minnesota and has a wood stove. We lived there for 2.5 yrs and still own/love it. But we do have a storage area for family heirlooms and other seasonal clothes/items. We now have a smaller TH.

  • Tom obure
    February 28, 2016, 12:22 am

    Am happy about that house also me i need it

  • Running Doe
    August 19, 2017, 11:24 am

    It is really cute, maybe for vactions, but dont like the way the bed is in the kitchen,

  • August 19, 2017, 10:23 pm

    That armchair in front of the aircon unit is quite hazard to health, you’d be freezing your neck and head, it needs a higher unit, particularly for a small space.

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