Mary and her husband reached out to show off their amazing 371 square foot garage-turned-tiny-house. The couple wanted a vacation spot on the pricey Coronado Island in California, so they bought the “big home” and then spent $25,000 renovating the adjacent garage into their holiday home.
The result is a sleek and modern one-floor apartment just minutes away from bars, beaches and beauty! While Mary did this so as a vacation property, it’s not a bad idea for your full-time residence depending on permitting rules. You could easily cover a mortgage payment by renting out the main house, and enjoy a tiny “rent-free” life in the garage! What do you think?
Enjoy the photo tour below. Thanks for sharing, Mary!
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Sleek & Modern 371 Sq. Ft. Garage Conversion
The main living space with a compact kitchen area.
You walk into the living room.
Television and table and chairs for two.
Door to the bedroom.
A murphy bed means *no loft*
All the basics needed for cooking up a meal on vacation.
Awesome tiled wall in the bathroom!
Step outside onto a little private patio area.
The couple, enjoying beachin’ it!
- Coronado Island in California
- Cost $25,000 to renovate
- 70-year-old garage
- 371 square feet
- 3/4 bathroom
- Studio-style bedroom/living space
- Rent out “big house” to tenants
- 470sf Garage Converted into AMAZING Modern Living Space
- From Garage to Guest House: Rockridge Casita
- Couple’s LEGAL Garage Tiny Home and Van Life
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Great idea! I love the Murphy bed. I’m not a fan of bedroom lofts.
I really think murphy beds are the way to go!
Wow this is one of the nicer tiny homes I have seen.Simply beautiful.A job well done.
Yikes! Tooooo much greyyyyy.
Looks like that’s a color balance issue with the camera in the first couple of photos. Note the 5th photo down the floor is definitely not gray but does appear so in the previous photos above it…
Yup, I agree with you. But still too monochromatic for me.
Having said that… it’s quite a nice house.
I don’t understand the purpose of a murphy bed within a walled bedroom. You’re freeing up space for …. what? I would understand if the living room/bedroom was open space. The rest is very nice, although I’d put in more windows and opt for a less busy wall covering in the small bathroom.
More room to do things. Remember while it is a small/tiny house stuff still needs to be done. Enter 1 Murphy bed.
Love the kitchen! The whole floor plan is great and spacious. It’s beautifully decorated, too. Great job!
Every home builder with a “half of a brain”….should take note of this idea for added living space…added income.
Pure brain power.