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300 Sq. Ft. Garden Pavilion Tiny Home

This Garden Pavilion tiny home has a footprint of 12′ by 25′ which amounts to about 300 sq. ft. of space on the ground floor plus you also get an upstairs loft area that’s being used as an office with a workstation.

This little house was created in the backyard of the homeowners current small home in Seattle because they had outgrown it and needed just a little more space. So instead of adding on to their current house, they hired Gary Shoemaker Architects and Ninebark Design Build to design and build this tiny house in their backyard.

When you go inside you’ll find a wonderful living area with large windows to let in plenty of light. You’ll also find an upstairs loft that’s accessible by ladder. This loft area functions as an office/workstation. Back on the main level you’ll also find a kitchenette and bathroom. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

300 Sq. Ft. Garden Pavilion Tiny Home


Images © Aaron Leitz/Ninebark Design Build










Images © Aaron Leitz/Ninebark Design Build


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  • alice h September 16, 2015, 1:47 pm

    While I like a high ceiling I’m not so much a fan of double height open spaces in tiny dwellings. Seems a bit wasteful of enclosed space and heat. Otherwise I like this design.

  • Dominick Bundy September 16, 2015, 3:43 pm

    Love all the windows and the tiny office nook upstairs as well as the whole general look of the place . Very well done and thought out..

  • DB September 16, 2015, 5:53 pm

    Looks like the original plans were changed a bit, exchanging the bathroom, closet and utility space; for the pictured kitchen(ette?) and utility space and moving the bathroom to a single story bump out addition.

    I’d probably have gone full two story over the bump out for a large bedroom loft myself. I really like the glass and soaring space, makes this tiny house seem much bigger. And having it in the backyard it’s a perfect guest house.

  • jeremy September 16, 2015, 7:44 pm

    Looks great! Would be a fun place to hang out.

  • Andrea Jasso September 16, 2015, 11:22 pm

    I don’t think that guest quarters should be considered “tiny houses” and I don’t think this is the intention of the post….it is nice for an overnight stay, but that is it…..tons of wasted space.

  • Chris October 29, 2015, 6:35 pm

    Hi, I’m wondering like a couple of others have mentioned, an approximate cost for this type of building. I’m sure it is significantly more then traditional tiny houses with the windows, but curious as to a cost? I’m anywhere from 20K-50K and kind of want to get a clearer picture before I start planning more seriously.

    Chris Aris, London, ON

  • Cyndi Raper April 26, 2016, 1:48 pm

    Absolutely stunning!! I’m jealous mine doesn’t look this good, and I miss Seattle so much. Can you send me some cow chip cookies?!?

  • Dan Spurlock July 27, 2018, 5:57 pm

    What was cost to build?

  • Vivian August 8, 2018, 9:44 am

    Granted, this was designed specifically. Personally, I’d have extended the loft across the living room for a better bedroom and expanded the kitchen so that it is more functional. It really is close to being a full-time dwelling.

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