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231 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage

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This is a 231 sq. ft. tiny cottage with a studio-style layout.

From the outside, the cabin looks warm and inviting. When you go inside, you’ll find a beautiful kitchen, living area, studio bed, and full bathroom. What do you think of this layout?

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  • kim
    May 4, 2016, 1:52 pm

    This is perfect. I would love to live in this cottage.

  • Donna
    May 4, 2016, 2:14 pm

    I would love this as a little get away.

  • Fablorraine
    May 4, 2016, 2:21 pm

    This is a lovely little cottage. The layout feels ergonomic, and it’s also easy on the eyes. How thoughtful to keep the sleeping area and all other areas on one level. Thank you!

  • Norinda
    May 4, 2016, 2:25 pm

    It’s really cute…only thing I don’t like is having to see the bed next to the living room…I would much rather put the bed in a space in the back of the house…just sayin

    • Linda Hodges
      March 7, 2020, 6:10 pm

      Murphy bed solves that issue.

  • Norinda
    May 4, 2016, 2:26 pm

    Or have a Murphy bed

  • Peter Piper
    May 4, 2016, 2:28 pm

    This would be really great if the bed were a sofa that pulls out into a bed. I like a living room that is a living room during the day.

    • Paul Melbourne
      May 5, 2016, 11:18 am

      Agreed. the simplest solution would be to install a Murphy bed where the regular bed is now. It could be made to recess into the bathroom wall. There seems to be enough space.

  • Martha
    May 4, 2016, 3:06 pm

    I think the space is perfectly utilized. I would love it, although I’d have to keep the bed made and not throw anything on top of it. A regular bed is way more comfortable than a sofa.

  • Valerie
    May 4, 2016, 3:18 pm

    Oh how much I could live there full time permanently. I love it.

  • Marcy
    May 4, 2016, 4:33 pm

    I don’t usually think that I would want to live in a studio set up, but this I could do. Where the bed is would make it very do-able as a daybed/couch. Some extra big pillows along the wall and you’re all set. Martha, agree that a bed is much more comfortable than a fold out couch. And then there’s the folding and unfolding at least twice a day (which is my issued with Murphy beds, too). Ditto Vic on swapping the sink & toilet locations, but other than that. . .

  • Theo
    May 4, 2016, 6:38 pm

    Not bad at all. Don’t like the outside color tho, and way too much white inside. Me, I’d keep the bed, except raise it to the ceiling when not in use – wouldn’t need to worry about making it then either. Hehehe Under it I would have a dinette booth for it to rest on, and this would give a table for eating, writing, game playing, etc., with storage under the seats, and if you hinged the table top you could have storage for games, puzzles, writing materials, etc. Or, could have the table hinge up and out of the way and have captain chairs on each side you could swivel around to watch TV, or whatever. All it takes is thinking things thru, and not just jumping on whatever comes up.

  • Susan
    May 4, 2016, 9:08 pm

    What are the dimensions? Very nice layout.

    • Troy D.
      May 5, 2016, 10:43 am

      It’s right there in the floor plan: 11×21.

  • Amalie Lopez
    May 4, 2016, 9:19 pm

    This is perfect, although I agree with Vic that the toilet and the bathroom vanity/sink would look better in another spot. I guess it wouldn’t matter much because both have plumbing that could be switched. Too bad it not at THOW. Tight Space Furniture dot com for space saving options. Don’t forget to share!

  • Maria
    May 5, 2016, 6:58 am

    I would put in a Ikea daybed. So I have a couch during the day and a bed at night. It doesn’t take long to fold it out and put back. The Exercise is good for you. I agree about putting toilet where sink is.

  • Troy D.
    May 5, 2016, 10:30 am

    I’m currently constructing a 12 x 28 THOW, so interesting to see what other people are doing with layouts in a similar size. I would definitely make that bed a Murphy bed, as it would totally open up the living area, and could even add a fold-down desk as part of the Murphy bed.

    The interior finishes used are just beautiful! I really love the color combination and different finishes/sheen, which a lot of people forget about as a design element. The accent lights are another really nice touch.

    Overall a really nice design, and feels very inviting. Well done!

  • Rue
    May 5, 2016, 7:14 pm

    Love the hand-drawn floor plan! Nicely done!

  • Angie
    July 27, 2016, 10:11 pm

    Lovely! I like the bathroom as is, and the light paintwork really opens up the space. Agree with the Murphy bed idea, or IKEA day bed. Also really like the hoistable bed with table underneath idea. Very clever! Thanks for the plan, too. 🙂

    July 28, 2016, 3:19 pm

    Nice looking tiny house…!

  • dana wenzel
    August 8, 2016, 2:14 am

    another way to hide the bed – raise the floor under the kitchen, use a rollout bed, the end of which could become a couch, with some pillows for backing….merely flib the living room so you have free floor area for the bed when active.

  • Mary
    August 13, 2016, 2:20 am

    another little wow house, this one is easy to love because it is so light and airy. the kitchen looks a delight to cook in and has a nice little sitting space and the bed doesn’t look out of place in the house, a few throw cushions and lovely afghan rug and all set to do some reading or laptop work.

  • Alli
    July 28, 2017, 1:00 pm

    I like the overall feel of the cottage/studio. When taking pics, people tend to remove items regularly use (like a stovetop/or oven – where is it?) to create the sense of airy-ness.

  • Jill
    December 20, 2017, 5:30 pm

    Now we’re talking. I’d love a tiny house with a bed on the bottom. This one is absolutely dreamy. The landscaping isn’t bad, either.

  • Mary
    February 19, 2020, 12:49 pm

    Am I missing something? Is there a stove top anywhere?

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