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400-sq.-ft. Mystic Mountain Tiny House in Alaska

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This is a 400-sq.-ft. mystic mountain tiny house near Seward, Alaska.

The little cabin is nestled in the forest, has mountain views, and features an outdoor deck. It’s located 5 minutes outside of the City of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. Check it out and learn more below!

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The Mystic Mountain Tiny House on the Kenai Peninsula

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The vaulted ceilings and abundant windows make the tiny house spacious.

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The modern kitchen with a washer and dryer nearby.

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The dining nook is surrounded by windows.

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The bedroom with access to the bathroom.

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Shower with a tiny porthole window. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The sink, toilet, and towel storage.

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400-sq.-ft. tiny cabin in Alaska with a deck.

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Can you see yourself in a place like this?

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Would you build and live in a tiny home like this?

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  • 400-sq.-ft. tiny home
  • “Mystic Mountain Tiny House”
  • Alaskan adventure home
  • On the Kenai Peninsula
  • 5 minutes outside of the City of Seward
  • Chugach forest
  • A private acre of land
  • Newly-built
  • Bedroom with queen size memory foam bed
  • Quality 700 thread count luxury sheets
  • Floor fan for white noise
  • Modern kitchen with cookware, full refrigerator, induction cooktop, a full-size stainless sink, Keurig coffee maker
  • 8′ tall windows
  • Corner dining table
  • Custom-built deck
  • Stacking washer and dryer
  • Full-size propane grill
  • Firepit
  • Bookable via Airbnb

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  • Richard Chapple Sr
    August 25, 2021, 1:07 pm

    This would push my button for sure, very nice, just right. Well done.

  • Eric
    August 25, 2021, 3:21 pm

    Very nicely done… induction cooktop Tick… ginormous kitchen sink Tick… microwave on top on fridge… OMG what were they thinking??? No, just NO! Accident waiting to happen.

    Building is very nicely laid out and fantastic paint scheme. Also the lights on the deck… mhmmm.

    • Stephan of Arkansas
      January 9, 2022, 7:49 pm

      You hit that nail smack dab on its obvious head, Eric: a microwave on top of the refrigerator. What could possibly go wrong? Someone please tell me that the owners have changed it. This comment is respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

  • Margie Close
    August 25, 2021, 6:29 pm

    Very nice! Make it a tad bit bigger and I’d be good ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jordi
      November 23, 2021, 4:07 pm

      That’s me too. A larger tiny home please.

  • M A Neuschwander
    August 26, 2021, 9:54 am

    This is the One! Exactly like I would love to build. Where can I find info. on the floor plans? Who is the builder? Location is very nice too!


    • James D.
      August 26, 2021, 4:58 pm

      Looks like you’d have to contact the owner, typically not much information is provided for rental properties.

      Though, it looks like it’s based on Small Modern Living’s, CA company, Studio 37 PreFab plans… But that’s just a guess on my part…

      • M A Neuschwander
        August 28, 2021, 11:07 am

        Thank You James D. – You are correct, I found the info. that I was looking for. Appreciate it!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      August 30, 2021, 3:22 pm

      You could ask the owner of the Airbnb on Instagram!.. https://www.instagram.com/mystic_mountain_ak/

  • Shirley
    August 26, 2021, 1:43 pm

    This looks perfect for me and my dog. We only use about 400sf of the 1553 that we live in. I’ve been looking for “perfect” for several years.

  • ronn
    August 26, 2021, 4:49 pm

    absolutely love it! wouldnt change a thing, well maybe the shower window………

    went a bit “man overboard”

    colors are terrific. very tasteful build

  • Kathaleen Anderson
    August 28, 2021, 4:18 pm

    I would like to know if these are available for purchase and if so how much how hard would it be to be shipped to Kenai Alaska

    • James D.
      September 22, 2021, 5:48 pm

      It’s not a production build, the owners designed it and had a local contractor build it for them… They are considering selling the plans, though, but no word on when…

  • Marcy
    September 19, 2021, 1:49 pm

    With all those windows, it must cost a fortune to heat this in an Alaskan winter.

    • James D.
      September 22, 2021, 5:51 pm

      Having lots of windows doesn’t mean it takes a lot to heat it, modern construction provides many ways to reduce the impact of windows and other ways to compensate.

      Seems, they just use a simple Koyo stove to keep it toasty warm…

      • e.a.f.
        July 3, 2022, 4:25 pm

        triple glazed windows solve the heat loss problem along with any noise.

        • ronn
          July 4, 2022, 11:06 am

          the more glass you have in a home, the greater the heat loss.

          3x glaze doesnt solve the problem, only improves it.

      • James D.
        July 4, 2022, 11:43 am

        @ronn – Actually, whether it’s “solved” or not depends on what level of regulation is appropriate for the location and the targeted home performance of the home. Since, insulation only slows the process and doesn’t stop it, it’s really about how the home performs and whether it’s optimized for the location it’s in for climate, etc.

        Windows can actually be part of how the home performs to take advantage of heat gain/loss to require less conditioning of the space and naturally adjust it for the changing seasons. While products are available now with higher performance, R-value of 8.1 โ€“ 9.7 for triple pane, than the older energy efficient windows, R-value of 3.9 โ€“ 6, and can go up to quad pane or higher now that have insulation values up to the double digit range of R-15 or higher…

        But all design choices have there trade offs. So it’s also about how it effect other aspects of the home that not only effects the comfort but performance and ultimately how healthy of a home it is to live in. Along with what level of control over the environment that the design allows… It isn’t always just about how well insulated the structure is as there are multiple ways to engineer a structure to perform…

        • ronn
          July 4, 2022, 12:00 pm

          your last paragraph about sums it up- or we can go to the next level and state at what cost 3 and 4 pane windows? Is this projects life span 5 yrs or 50 yrs?

          as an analogy, which gets better gas mileage and is better for the environment- an 18k nissan versa
          or a 90k tesla? there is the initial cost, replacement batteries and battery waste- in the end, what is the better choice? (rhetorical)

        • James D.
          July 4, 2022, 6:34 pm

          Generally, these are built to passive house standards, as it’s much easier to do for smaller structures… Most of the structure, like the metal roof, will last over 50 years as well…

          It was probably pretty pricey but as an AirBNB it’ll earn its keep…

  • Donna Rae
    September 22, 2021, 3:38 pm

    It’s cute enough and would be nice to visit but if I built one for myself to live in, I would want there to be ample walking space around both sides of the bed. Otherwise, it is a real pain to change the sheets. It’s hard to see from the angle of the photo but the toilet and sink seem to be really close to each other. Of course, it is a tiny house so that’s to be expected but I am thinking about what it would be like to live in it for an older person who isn’t as flexible as they used to be! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • James D.
      September 22, 2021, 5:58 pm

      There are options, a bed frame with wheels or furniture sliding pads could make the bed easy to move to get to the other side and then push it back when done to keep it out of the way… Locking casters or a latch to the wall would keep it moving the rest of the time, as a way to work with the space limits.

      Some beds can also be tilted, like on bunk beds, to make it easier to reach both sides from one side…

      While the sink has no vanity, only a narrow pedestal that should provide plenty of leg room when sitting… But, as the toilet is against an interior wall, switching to an in-wall unit would free up some space in front of it…

  • Donna Rae
    January 9, 2022, 12:36 pm

    Though as is, it is a nice little place and quite livable. Nice materials, etc.. I can see how a small change could add a bit more function. First, I would like to get rid of that entry, which is a waste of space. Bump it out so there would be more interior space and the roof would be one large rectangle…and no snow buildup in that little exterior corner where the table and chairs are…make the deck a little bit bigger in the front so you still have room for them. Move the door over to the middle which would allow for a kitchen with more counter space as well as the opportunity to have a range instead of a cooktop so you have a nice oven for baking and roasting. It would provide a little more living space and maybe even a couple of more larger windows, too. Yes, it would be a large rectangle which some might say has less character but if you live where the weather is really cold much of the year, having more interior space should be a welcomed thing. Add character with a pergola over the entry door. Better yet, have it be a nice covered area so you are protected while you get out your keys and open the door. I will agree with the comment about the microwave on top of the fridge…an accident waiting to happen and basically unreachable for those of us who aren’t 6′ tall. Just a few ideas to consider in future builds. Everyone has changes they would like to make, I’m sure so maybe the suggestions seen in these comments will give others food for thought when planning their own tiny home.

    • James D.
      January 10, 2022, 12:56 am

      Well, for many, the entryway serves a function. Mudrooms, etc. provide a buffer from the outside to the interior so you’re not bringing in dirt, etc. and tracking it everywhere. A dedicated space for coats and shoes helps keep things neat and organized.

      Along with limiting the air exchange when the door is open so it doesn’t have as much an impact on the interior conditioning. In really cold climates you can have an interior and exterior door to isolate the entrance even more but you couldn’t do that if it was open to the whole space.

      So not everyone will agree that’s wasted space or that the suggested alternative would be an improvement. Opinions will just vary…

      While there’s the question of whether this can even exceed 400 Sq Ft, because if it can’t then you can’t bump out that part of the home because then it would exceed 400 Sq Ft. or it will require taking that space away from the other parts of the home to keep it within 400 Sq Ft… Bumping it also means taking away space from that deck and any seats would be in the walkway space instead of to the side where it is easy to walk around them…

      If this is an ADU, then it has to remain within a certain footprint on the property and mind the offsets from the property line, which may further limit options… Something to keep in mind is even on a foundation space to design can still be constrained and limited.

      Though, a pergola is an option to consider, but would usually require a higher roof line to allow it to be placed right by the entrance, but you could put it a little further out and over the steps to the deck or over the corner space of the deck as an alternative…

      As for the microwave, I think that’s jumping to conclusions. Like a toaster oven, some people just place appliances they don’t use often out of the way but where it’s stored is not where it will be used… Note the fridge door extends a bit up and would block the microwave from opening. Along with there being other things stored behind the microwave, further suggesting it is just being stored up there…

      While being used as an rental, the kitchen may not get used much at all and is probably why it lacks a vent hood, for example. Among other reasons there can be different design choices…

  • Michael
    January 10, 2022, 8:23 pm

    It looks GREAT, but I do not like a RED door and LIGHT BLUE kitchen closet!

    • ronn
      July 4, 2022, 12:03 pm

      the door is “blood orange” and beautiful! (very period) ๐Ÿ™‚

  • e.a.f.
    July 3, 2022, 4:22 pm

    Best bathroom, bedroom, closet space yet. If you don’t have great mobility, i.e. senior who doesn’t do ladders, this is wonderful.

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