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431 Sq. Ft. Cottage by The Wee House Company

This 431 sq. ft. cottage is designed and built by The Wee House Company which designs and builds tiny and small homes throughout the United Kingdom. All of their homes are built in-house then delivered and installed on your property which can take around two weeks.

Inside you’ll find a mud room, living room, full kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. It’s a one bedroom cottage with plenty of space (and no upstairs sleeping lofts). How would you like living in a little cottage like this?

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431-Square-Foot Cottage by The Wee House Co.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Images © The Wee House Company

Beautiful doors to access your backyard in this Wee House Cottage, don’t you think?

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Inside, built-in shelving, cozy decorations, furniture, and nice views, too.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

I could definitely see myself relaxing here, how about you?

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

The kitchen is simple and beautiful. I’m feeling inspired to make breakfast…

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Maybe I’ll settle for cupcakes and tea.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Folding tables are the best in small spaces!

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

The rug really ties the room together, doesn’t it?

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Love pillow. Heart on the wall.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Bathroom with shower and toilet. It’s so classic!

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Storage. Do you like to iron? Because you can do that here.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Ahh, the bedroom is so nautical.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

I like the white and navy blue color scheme. And the built-in storage keeps everything looking very tidy.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

I think that’s one of the biggest secrets of tiny spaces. Storage. Beautiful, storage.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

When you step inside, by the way, look-here, a mudroom.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

It’s always nice to have a mudroom. For us humans, and for the dogs, too.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Just helps keep things tidy, you know? So how do you like this tiny little cottage?

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Isn’t it something out of a dream?

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

It’s perfect! Not-too-tiny either.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

But still, very compact, at approximately 400-sq.-ft. Here is the floor plan. It’s pretty simple.

431-Square-Foot Cottage by Wee House Co.

Images © The Wee House Company


  • One bedroom house from The Wee House Co.
  • Entrance porch (also known as mudroom)
  • Quality kitchen with dining for two
  • Lounge with french doors
  • Three piece bath/shower
  • Large storage cupboard
  • Loft storage
  • Well-insulated
  • Can be built in just 9 weeks
  • 6 weeks to build in factory, 3 weeks on site construction
  • Full turnkey project averages 7-9 months because of design, planning, permits, etc.
  • They also offer studios, two-bedrooms, three-bedrooms, and their bespoke designs.
  • Learn more below!

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  • Nancy
    April 17, 2015, 7:24 am

    LOVE this place! I could definitely see myself in this tiny/small house.Why can’t they be located in the US?

    • Debra VS
      April 19, 2015, 9:06 am

      I was thinking the exact same thing. I love this.

    • mARY
      April 20, 2015, 12:20 am

      Doesn’t make sense, has washer but no fridg.

  • April 17, 2015, 7:41 am

    Adorable retirement home! Outside strikes me as being a bit box-like and plain but nothing some simple window boxes and landscaping or container gardening won’t fix in a jiffy. I really like the simplicity of the layout.

    • Lynnette
      April 17, 2015, 5:32 pm

      Lol I thought I added your comment abd thought to myself, “I’ve never seen this house before? ” lol!!!!

      • April 17, 2015, 5:36 pm

        Lol! I’ve done the same with your posts thinking autocorrect had “fixed” the spelling of my name. 🙂

    • Lynnette
      April 17, 2015, 5:45 pm

      Too funny!!!!

      • April 17, 2015, 5:50 pm

        No matter how you sell it, It’s a pretty unusual name! 🙂

      • Lynnette
        April 17, 2015, 8:04 pm

        Unless you’re a Manson follower lol 😉

  • Cahow
    April 17, 2015, 7:42 am

    Oh, deary me…what can be said about this PERFECT ‘wee’ house other than it’s…PERFECT!?!?

    I became quite misty-eyed when I visited their website and saw that they called all their homes “wee” (so British!) and that they have the common sense to have a MUD ROOM!!!!! Yes, for all of you people who live in Shangri-La where the weather is flawless and you need no screens, there are parts of the planet that generate MUD and GRIT and CHICKEN POOP and all manners of nasty stuff that you don’t want to breach the interior of your home! Huzzah for Mud Rooms!!!

    I’m gobsmacked by the inexpensive price they are charging: L75,000 pounds ($112,695 U.S. dollars). And “Thank You” to the company for providing actual Floor Plans for us to fancy and dream about.

    They have three choices for wee cottages on their web-site: a 2 bedroom, this one and a studio. All exceptionally well thought out.

    I am absolutely in LOVE with this latest wee gem. 😀

    • Lynnette
      April 17, 2015, 5:34 pm

      I agree it’s adorable and just perfect. However in my neck of the woods in North Central Ohio, that would be very pricey.

    • Aloszko
      April 17, 2015, 7:00 pm

      Dear Cahow, as I’m sure your husband has gently pointed out to you, ‘wee’ is Scottish not British, as is the regional vernacular employed by this company. However, the building has the external quality of speaking to myriad non-specific locations., but I can’t help feeling that it would sit happily by the head of what the British may refer to as a lake, and the Scottish call a loch, whilst those from the USA, or indeed Canada, would laugh and say ‘no that’s a pond.’ I wish you well.

      • Cahow
        April 18, 2015, 7:39 am

        Dear Aloszko: Right you are, the Bonnie Scots own ‘wee’. And this wee cottage next to a Loch would be perfect. 😀

  • April 17, 2015, 8:27 am

    I agree with Cahow: This is the perfect wee house. I love everything about it. I would also add window boxes and maybe some colourful outside decorations. Other than that, this house could happily be my 24/7 home.

    • Sally
      April 17, 2015, 2:58 pm

      Holly, love YOUR blog. Great photos and nice to see a different perspective on countries we only hear about via our biased news media. The light from the windows over the counter in the Latvian kitchen would make a spectacular painting. although I’m sure Cahow would horn in on the photo shoot 🙂 (“I want this kitchen! Finally, enough room to cook for a month! I can make PANS of butter cookies and appelkaka!”)

      • April 17, 2015, 3:25 pm

        Why thank you, Sally! I am just now preparing to sell the property in Latvia (with a very heavy heart) to buy a place in Scotland. I’m all about cool/usable/cook-friendly kitchens and will recreate one in Scotland 🙂 Thanks again!

  • gmh
    April 17, 2015, 10:44 am

    Really nice layout- seems like they have thought of everything! And the fact that it has a patio- what a great way to extend the living space to the outdoors.
    I could easily live in this and I am adding to my file of possibilities.

  • Abby Jensen
    April 17, 2015, 11:23 am

    Love this home!
    I can definitely see building something similar.

  • Sally
    April 17, 2015, 2:47 pm

    Ooo, love that powder blue kitchen and bath. What a great floor plan, with the sight-lines opening it up, yet having the bedroom and bath appear to be tucked away. Congrats to their stylist also, who didn’t overdo it. Very practical for us oldsters, too, No Loft!!! I’d have those patios cluttered up in no time with plants and doodads and bird baths. This one is definitely a keeper for the plan book.

  • stephen kirby
    April 17, 2015, 2:54 pm

    This house is just 19 .f. short of the 450 s.f. min permittable habitable structure in California. What is it in other states?

    • Alex
      April 17, 2015, 3:04 pm

      It seems to be slightly different in each state and even county. In many areas something like this has to be legally built as a guest home on the property to be approved for construction today.

  • Betty
    April 17, 2015, 2:55 pm

    You just can’t improve on Perfect! Love it.

    • Alex
      April 17, 2015, 3:03 pm


  • Margaret Fisher
    April 17, 2015, 3:06 pm

    The only thing I’d change is I’d have to alter the bathroom to have a bathtub…I have a bad leg and so standing in a shower isn’t an option for me.

    • Angela
      April 17, 2016, 9:50 pm

      Is a shower chair an option? I mean…a tiny shower with a shower chair might not be pleasant, so the shower would need to be longer, like a bath, unless you use a hand-held shower (which is usually a good recommendation when a shower chair is needed). Anyway, just what my brain jumps to, as an occupational therapist 🙂

    • Patricia Schneider
      June 21, 2016, 3:19 pm

      Margaret, that would be the only change I would make on this lovely home too. This is a perfect little home for this retired, disabled person. I love it.

  • Carol
    April 17, 2015, 3:07 pm

    Love,love it! Best plan I have ever seen for my needs!
    Only major changes I would make are-
    Window over kitchen sink
    Full size sm fridge
    Bigger bathroom sink cabinet space W/storage underneath.
    I could have it built here in Okla much more reasonable and including land. Of course this is in a rural , small town area.
    Plus I can find labor that is very good much more reasonable than in the cities.
    Maybe someday- saving this one !!!

    • Dick
      June 21, 2016, 5:33 pm

      Carol, in what part of OK do you live? I’m in NE OK, SE of Tulsa.

      • Dick
        June 21, 2016, 5:47 pm

        Carol, in what part of OK do you live? I’m in NE OK, SE of Tulsa.
        Jeez, I reported my own comment!
        Something I noticed on the floor plan. Closets in the bedroom? I only saw the one closet just outside of the bathroom. Maybe armoires/wardrobes are de rigeur in European homes, I don’t know. But one way to enlarge that house the needed 19 sf would be to add a 2×10 closet bumpout.

        • Carol
          June 21, 2016, 9:29 pm

          Sorry didn’t mean to report but rather answer Dick’s question !
          We live south of Stillwater.

        • Dick
          June 21, 2016, 10:41 pm

          Well I guess this goes above Carol’s reply…Carol, I used to teach at one of the regional universities in NEOK so that probably gives you a good idea of where I am.

    • Debra
      September 27, 2020, 12:17 pm

      I would move washer to hall closet & enlarge bedroom to have a closet

  • Stacey
    April 17, 2015, 3:09 pm

    OMG – this is perfect! I love it!

  • chris
    April 17, 2015, 3:11 pm

    I absolutely love this. Have been trying for a year or so to talk my husband into the idea of a tiny house when we retire for winters some place warm (we live in MN right now) and then we can go to our trailer up north MN at the campground for summer. But if I hsa this place I may want to live there eyear round!

  • Mike R
    April 17, 2015, 3:12 pm

    Inexpensive? Anyone who would spend over $100K for that tiny structure would be spending way over its value in the US. I love it, but would not pay 1/4 of that. You still have to have land to put it on, local codes to deal with, permits, run electric and plumbing from somewhere. Sewage…

    • Debra VS
      April 19, 2015, 10:01 am

      Almost perfect. I’d need some tweaks, though. Could one of the single-unit washer/dryer combos fit in the utility closet? In the kitchen, there definitely needs to be a window over the kitchen sink (looking at a wall while washing dishes wouldn’t be acceptable) and a place for a medium-small fridge. I’d recommend a 9-sq.-ft. or a 13-sq.-ft. size, which should still be small enough for a wee house, but much more useful. I’ve lived with an under-the-counter sized fridge for 4 years. It’s just not big enough! In the bedroom, I’d definitely need a closet for long dresses, since those are a staple in my wardrobe. Also, have the bedroom door swing out into the hallway to maximize floor space there (giving room for the closet?), and have the shower room door swing into the shower room or, better yet, have them be pocket doors. I’d add a covered, screened-in porch at the front entry because I live in Michigan, where it rains buckets and mosquitoes and flies are major nuisances.

      • Dick
        June 21, 2016, 5:50 pm

        Take another look at the picture of the kitchen. There’s a w/d combo to the left of the sink. In one pic, it’s hidden by the table, but can be seen in one of the other pics.

  • Donna
    April 17, 2015, 3:17 pm

    This is beautiful! I could live luxuriously in that house! It is roomy and has room for visitors!

  • Gale
    April 17, 2015, 3:34 pm

    Now this is the way a tiny house should look. You have room, you have SPACE. Well done!

  • Maria
    April 17, 2015, 3:36 pm

    Love this home. But where in Florida would I be able to build one? All the zoning laws make it hard for people to live in the size home they want to live in. Wish I was back in the 1800s’. Then I could have my tiny home with no problem.

    • Sally
      April 17, 2015, 4:17 pm

      No, in the 1800s in Florida, you’d have bears and panthers raiding your cattle and pigs (food), summer storms ruining your garden crop, hurricanes blowing away your house, no paved roads, and (worst of all, ha ha) no air-conditioning.
      Keep looking, Maria, go rural to escape any square footage requirements, or find a tiny city lot. We recently had two come up for sale “in town,” and only an itty-bitty house would fit. Both sold in three days.
      Not sure where you live, but the only places I’ve ever found minimum square footage restrictions in Florida are the snotty HOA gated communities, and they are welcome to keep each other company. I don’t know why anyone would want to live where your dogs are not allowed to bark; visiting friends who are constantly shushing their happy dogs is nerve-wracking, for me and the dogs (shudder). It ain’t natural.

      Good luck to you.

      • Maria
        April 18, 2016, 7:44 am

        Sally I live in Melbourne,Fl. I wish I could find a piece of land to build this. I don’t want to live where my neighbors are a mile away.

  • Pam
    April 17, 2015, 3:42 pm

    So cute! Love this little house.

  • Lesa
    April 17, 2015, 3:44 pm

    … simply magnificent

  • Two Crows
    April 17, 2015, 3:45 pm

    **Wail!** Why, oh why isn’t The Wee House located on the other side of the Pond? I SO want one!

    They even meet local codes! One less headache to worry about. And, from their testimonials, it seems as if all the other headaches are taken care of by the company, as well. What’s not to love?

  • Mary Henss
    April 17, 2015, 3:46 pm

    Love it! So sweet. My only question is where is the refrigerator? I am in Fla. , no meed for a mudroom but it’s pretty.

  • Keith G
    April 17, 2015, 3:52 pm

    I’m so glad to see we’re all in agreement on this one! That’s a great use of 431 square feet. So the costs work out to be about $265/sq ft, and that’s a number we should keep in mind when shopping/dreaming. A lot of people think that a tiny house should cost nothing, but as with so many things, making them smaller sometimes requires craftier engineering and better quality components, and sometimes consequently higher price per unit. Still, by U.S. domestic standards, this is a low cost for a seemingly quite livable home!

  • Bill Burgess
    April 17, 2015, 3:52 pm

    I am sure if just one of my designs could be built it would open the flood gates Alex. That little French Country at 400 sq.ft. would be about the same size but have so much more Character and an additional 1/2 bath combined with the Utility room. Send some of these folks over to my 4Fathoms Designs pages and let them see some sample ideas. The Revised Napkin Drawings book is almost ready for Amazon.com and will be on Blurb Publishing as an e-book soon.

  • Jean
    April 17, 2015, 4:04 pm

    I am still trying to figure out where the utilities room is located in this design. Other than thet, it is perfect !

    • Chel
      April 18, 2015, 5:58 am

      In the UK most smaller homes don’t have a separate laundry room, our machines seem to be more compact than US models and quiet, large loaders are very reasonably priced. We put them in the kitchen but the Germans prefer the bathroom.
      Meter boxes &c tend to be found in small cupboards whether inside or outside.
      Fridges and freezers are smaller too and can be bought separately to fit under work counters. They fit into single base unit spaces or smaller.

      • Sheri
        April 19, 2015, 12:27 am

        Cute Westie. I have one, too!

  • Steve Denver
    April 17, 2015, 4:33 pm

    So much to love about this house, definitely a long term solution for singles and couples. The backyard access from two points is brilliant and really liberates those spaces. Put a window above the kitchen sink and it’s perfection.

  • Brian
    April 17, 2015, 4:47 pm

    Wow I shall move in immediately. What a perfect TH this is and what eye candy it is to me. Thankyou for sharing and cheers from Australia.

  • Conrad Scott
    April 17, 2015, 4:48 pm

    Absolutely perfect “Tiny Home” or “Wee House”! This is one of the best Tiny House designs I have seen on your blog! Look at the attention to detail, colors, interior layout, overall design. I also like the amount of natural light that designed into the plan. I know 68,000 Euros is a bunch of money (about $1.o4 compared today) but I doubt you could duplicate this here in the U.S.A., depending on where you are and what exactly is included in the asking price. I plan on building something similar for my wife and I, now that all of our children have started their own families. Very nice overall!

  • Dean
    April 17, 2015, 4:59 pm

    Lucy! I’m Hooooooommme!
    What a delightful little cottage….and that first picture, oh so “English”.
    I can’t believe this home is under 500 sq. ft.
    Amazing use of space.
    I especially like the unusual “night tables” in the bedroom. I could see the upper sections being used as his/hers closets, or adjuncts to a main closet, anyway.
    The little Rollie cart in the bathroom is a nice touch, too.
    Don’t know why that isn’t a more popular thing to do (I bet it catches on, though!).
    Thanks again, Alex, for bringing this one to our attention.

  • Adrienne
    April 17, 2015, 5:07 pm

    Amazing!! Love love love!!!!

  • Terrie C. Williams
    April 17, 2015, 5:38 pm

    I really really realllllllllllllllllly LOVE this one! Perfect size for someone who is disabled or elderly, easy access to all rooms and ALL rooms are on ONE floor. Perfect. It is also just large enough for 2 people to also have ‘personal’ space (anyone married/committed relationship knows what I mean LOL).

  • Bev
    April 17, 2015, 7:09 pm

    What an adorable home. I would add a second story in ceiling height only. Just fabulous.

  • Wes
    April 17, 2015, 7:49 pm

    $100,000 is ludicrous for this little house, I don’t care where you build it. I’ve seen nicer horse barns constructed for that price. I like the layout and plans though. A basement/storm shelter would make it perfect!

    • Michelle
      April 19, 2015, 1:48 am

      Speak for yourself and where you live, and don’t assume! That price would be far from ludicrous where I am from. Everything is relative.

      • Cahow
        April 19, 2015, 7:57 am

        Amen, Michelle. Well stated. 😀

    • Sally
      April 19, 2015, 1:34 pm

      We have different needs than horses, Wes 🙂

      • Cahow
        April 24, 2015, 11:46 am

        Sally wins this week’s award for “Snappiest Reply!” Bahahahahahaaa, and pass the hay. 😉

  • Karen R
    April 17, 2015, 8:19 pm

    Love, love, love!

  • Mary Ann
    April 17, 2015, 8:34 pm

    Thank you, thank you Alex for putting this “wee” house in your newsletter. I’ve been trying to get my husband to consider downsizing again. Five years ago we downsized from 14,000 to 3,600 sq ft. Two years ago we sold our Florida home. Although the kids used the Florida home for vacations it was time we stopped the double house maintenance. Another 3,000 sq ft given up…

    Our current home is about 2 hour drive from 3 of the 4 kids and a bakers dozen of grandchildren. The kids usually want to drive home after a visit so they can carry on with their routine in the morning, rather than sleeping over. We just didn’t need all those bedrooms. However, last year we had 14 of them (including the boys’ Mother) stay overnight after Thanksgiving dinner. That means 12 sets of sheets and fresh towels for everyone.

    So imagine my surprise when I asked my husband just to take a look at the pictures of the “wee” house. He studied each picture, asked me the size of the bathroom shower….. Then said, “this would be the perfect home for us”. Well you could have blown me over with a feather. He has since started to look for property.

    So Alex thank you so much. The plan will need to add a photo studio for him, and a garage for me… But with any luck we will be downsizing again from 3,600 to 600 sq ft. Yes, I do have all the bells and whistles of high end appliances, central vac, a sewing room and a full crafting space. The only thing I will duplicate is our cat’s closet for her litter and carrying cases… But then… Can I really give up the sub-zero f/f and the Fisher & Paykel dish drawers… Yes I can; Yes, I can; Yes, I can….

    • Sally
      April 18, 2015, 12:24 pm

      Poor Mary Ann, it sounds like holidays are really stressful for you. Downsizing would be a relief indeed.

  • AVD
    April 17, 2015, 9:00 pm

    Sorry if this is a repeat negative comment, but is anyone else not happy with having the laundry in the kitchen? Having lived with that situation before – I hate the concept of food prep and dirty clothes.

    Other than that flaw, this house is a good solution.

    • Dean
      April 17, 2015, 10:58 pm

      You could have the designer move the laundry to the bathroom. The space in the kitchen could then be taken over by a full height refrigerator (unless its sitting between the wall and the stove and I just can’t see it?).

    • Michelle
      April 19, 2015, 1:52 am

      This company is in the UK, and the kitchen is the most usual location for the combo washer-dryer units a lot of people have. Germans usually put their clothes washers in the bathroom. Whatever you are used to seems like the “proper” location.

  • Cosy
    April 17, 2015, 9:05 pm

    Cute house. Love the front door!

  • Becky
    April 17, 2015, 9:58 pm

    Perfect and certainly could be built less expensively. Love the design. I would add a loft for storage and still at home child.

  • Julie M
    April 17, 2015, 10:30 pm

    So much cuter than the American tiny houses. The other ones are all a straight, small box with a loft. This one is really sweet and has some style. Rooms look more normal like you could actually sit and relax in them. Love this one!

    • Becky
      April 19, 2015, 2:26 am

      Sorry that was an error! Didn’t mean to report it!

    • Becky
      April 19, 2015, 2:31 am

      You can’t compare this house on a foundation to what u are calling American tiny homes. Your description sounds like THOW, tiny home on wheels, which are built on a trailer and have to b a straight box.

  • Martha
    April 17, 2015, 10:42 pm

    A lot of people don’t like having the laundry in the kitchen, but I’ve had an apt. with the w/d on one side of the kitchen, and stayed in a B&B with the same arrangement. I can say it doesn’t bother me a bit. My clothes might need washing but I wouldn’t consider them filthy, bring them to the washer in a laundry basket and they would never touch the food prep area. I just don’t see any problem but it’s a matter of personal preference.

    • Sally
      April 18, 2015, 12:40 pm

      I was pleased that the builders managed to work in a washer in such a small home, and surprised that anyone would fuss. I have always been more concerned by the loft ladders in most THs. Ladders and open steps often dangle over the kitchen, and if gross stuff falling off shoes and bare feet onto the kitchen counters isn’t disgusting, I don’t know what is. Nurses in the family agree (think of what you pick up walking across a parking lot–ugh!)
      I’d take a washer in the kitchen to shoe debris on the cutting board any day. 🙂

  • Marcy
    April 18, 2015, 2:53 am

    May I join everyone else is saying ever so nice?

    • Marcy
      April 17, 2016, 8:34 pm

      And almost exactly to a year later, still ever so nice.

  • Donna McFarland
    April 18, 2015, 5:14 am

    SCORE!! With very little” tweaking”,this arrangement is quite suitable for so very many!! Love, love, LOVE it!!

  • Petra Howie
    April 18, 2015, 8:56 am

    Wow-the best little house I have seen…has it all!

  • Kelly Libert
    April 18, 2015, 12:54 pm

    Yes, please. Perfectly liveable space. Room to breathe while still small. Now to build it with shipping containers…:-)

    • Dean
      April 18, 2015, 2:34 pm

      Interesting take. You could use two and cut one in half to create the bedroom and front stoop.

      • Kelly Libert
        April 18, 2015, 3:37 pm

        You’re hired, Dean!

    • Dean
      April 18, 2015, 5:18 pm

      YES! I’m gettin’ paid! =)

  • Barb
    April 18, 2015, 2:14 pm

    I love this small house. The tiny houses on wheels are great fun to look at, but practically, this larger square footage with no stairs or ladders would make sense for my husband and me in our retirement. This design feels big enough, allows in lots of light, and covers all the basics. Now, I’d still need to find a town that would let us build a home that size….

    • Dean
      April 18, 2015, 2:38 pm


      What is the smallest size home your town allows?
      Would it be so bad to simply modify this design to fit within those guidelines?

      • Sally
        April 18, 2015, 3:43 pm

        In some areas (apparently California is not one of them) a porch can technically add to the square footage if it is covered/screened in (not lattice). That helps a lot. You’ll get taxed on it, but that’s a trade-off without ruining the looks of this place. Perhaps a large porch on the front door side, which would also help during inclement weather.

      • Dean
        April 18, 2015, 5:37 pm

        Go figure. Screen in a porch and its part of the house, but replace that with lattice work and its a tacked on structure.
        …(shakes head) whatever.
        I like the covered porch idea though.
        I see it as a simple roof over that whole walkway.
        Eliminate the gutter and attach to the fascia board along that side and the one over the door.
        You could use the same material used on the roof (metal sounds nice in the rain =) ), or one of the synthetics that are easily available on the market.
        One post, in the corner at the end of the walkway, by the farthest flower pot and a simple ladder frame to attach the panels to.
        2×4, 2×2, or even PVC, might be a feasible framing material in this case, depending on what you end up using for the panels.
        …design it in by incorporating it into the roof on that side of the house.
        Either way, its a great idea.
        Thanks Sally, now YOU’RE hired! =)

  • Janice Jones
    April 18, 2015, 3:43 pm

    Very nice,, only two things missing for me to love it,,, a bath tub, and a window over the kitchen sink,,, blank wall?
    Where are the two extra chairs stored for the kitchen table?

    • Whoops
      April 20, 2015, 11:00 am

      I accidentally reported this comment – sorry!! I didn’t mean to. Reporting was an error.

  • Alex
    April 18, 2015, 9:53 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I just added a construction time lapse video of this awesome little cottage so you can come back and check it out if you want 😀

    • Cahow
      April 19, 2015, 7:59 am

      Thanks, Alex! The video was fascinating. 😀

    • Dean
      April 19, 2015, 11:35 am

      Yes, thank you Alex. That was a very cool video.

  • Becky
    April 19, 2015, 2:52 am

    Looks like I’m the only one who doesn’t like it. It looks plain to me without character. More importantly I prefer an open plan. If you’re in the small dead end kitchen u can’t interact with guests or family members. If u open the kitchen table you won’t b able to move around the kitchen until everyone is finished eating. Inconvenient to me. The mud room seems tight which makes it cumbersome to get in, get coats off, etc. I would leave that off. I’m in northeast suburbs of Atlanta and that price is way too high for a small space. I could get twice that sq footage for the money. When I saw the title I was excited because it was on the larger size but the layout just doesn’t appeal to me.

  • Lola
    April 19, 2015, 9:22 am

    What a great design. Everything on one floor. I agree it would be a great retirement home. It would also work as vacation home/rental. And yes it wouldn’t hurt to add a little color to the outside with some flowers or plants.

  • Nancy
    April 19, 2015, 1:43 pm

    I love this place and would love to see a community of homes less than 1.000 sq ft somewhere in the US, why hasn’t this happened yet? Why can’t the folks that want to live in 1,000 sq ft or less have options? And I don’t mean over priced or rundown shacks, just a decent neighborhood of small homes. I’ve read many posts on various message boards from folks claiming that small homes will degrade the neighborhood, drive down housing values, hogwash, feels like discrimination to me.

  • Christine
    April 19, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Love this house. I’m moving into 812 sq. feet from 1,200 sq. feet. This house inspires me. All of Tiny House inspires me. Thanks for the resources!!!

  • beejsteph
    April 19, 2015, 5:45 pm

    Can I Just Say Oh My WOW!!!!! The Only Thing I Would Change Is Have A Double Stack Washer/Dryer Put Into A Closet Where It Is Not Seen Or In The Kitchen. Other Than That …That Is A SPOT ON HOUSE!!!! Love The Beadboarding Looks Like A Lovely Home By The Beach!! I Love The FEEL Of It!!! Awesome Job Alex For Posting This One!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Cheryl Allison
    April 20, 2015, 9:43 am

    I heartily add my “Please bring this line to the US!” along with all the others lamenting it’s “across the pond” and out of reach! I instantly fell in love with this beautiful tiny home. Have been looking for ages for something that was spacious and one level. This would be perfect if it were only in the US.

  • Devan
    April 20, 2015, 10:07 am

    Absolutely love this home!!!

  • April 20, 2015, 10:25 am

    WOW, there certainly are a lot of comments about this Wee house and it is definitely charming…. however, I have comments (as usual).

    I love the look, the offsets give it interest, the paint scheme is lovely with all the blues (especially the nice bold bedroom accent color). I especially love the night stands in the bedroom. I’m assuming those are closets above the middle (my favorite part of the night stands is the clear open space next to the bed to put your items while you sleep). This is a fabulous idea to have the open space, but to have so much more storage space above.

    The kitchen is more than ample and the mud room is brilliant with room enough for coats and boots, etc.

    MY CHANGES: Make the linen closet large enough to hold the washer/dryer. Add a full-size closet for clothes somewhere. They literally have the tiny area above the night stands to hang things and one dresser. I know this is probably a lot more than is in an 8 x 20 TH, but not by much! A 400 sq. ft. home needs at least ONE clothes closet.

    I’d also swap places between the toilet and shower, make the bathroom door slightly smaller so that you could fit a slightly larger vanity in the bathroom. This is lovely and roomy, however, there is a lot of wasted space which could tranlate into a larger vanity with storage for personal items.

    I would like to create an entire subdivision of Wee houses such as this. Each could be tweaked to the owne’s preferences. We’d have to build around a nice pond for sure!

  • Garth
    April 20, 2015, 12:13 pm

    What an amazing little house! Great design!

  • Joanie
    April 20, 2015, 2:08 pm

    I love love love this! So charming. Thank you for including the floor plan as well.

  • P. A. Hayes
    April 20, 2015, 5:34 pm

    Perfect!! We could live in a clone of this house in a heart beat. My husband and I require a house at least this size to 600 sq. ft. no less. Fantastic use of space. Really love a plan without the loft area for a change.

  • Jan
    April 20, 2015, 10:09 pm

    If I could get land to build that on, it would be wonderful. Land and housing is in high demand in Plano Tx right now. But I absolutely love the floor plan. Thanks for sharing!

  • Dean
    April 24, 2015, 1:43 am

    One thing I’d like to clue everyone in on…
    The bathroom sink.
    I have a similar model and while its a beautifully sleek and elegant looking design, the pedestal part is hollow and actually covers the drain pipe.
    Its bolted onto the sink and should you need to get to the trap, you MUST remove that pedestal.
    Not always the easiest of tasks.
    After having to live with this style of sink for some time now, I am of the opinion that it is a poor choice, unless your only motive is to “beautify” your home, for the purpose of selling it.
    FYI2ya, people.

    • Lynnette
      April 24, 2015, 3:14 am

      Agreed on the pedestal sink. We have one in one of our rentals and it SUCKS to fix and the plunger took a dive immediately. I’d much rather see a tiny built vanity than one of those. Their sleek and attractive but crap for functionality.

    • Alex
      April 24, 2015, 8:25 am

      Thanks for that heads up, Dean!

      • Dean
        April 24, 2015, 11:23 pm

        You’re welcome, Alex. =)

    • Cahow
      April 24, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Dean and Lynnette, Is there room on the couch for “One More Pedestal Sink Hater???” Lordy, I despise those P.I.T.A. sinks!!!!

      When clients of mine look at them in the showroom, they are awesome, sleek and self-contained. No pipes, no elbow bends to catch dust…just pure sleek beauty. Then, they get them installed and find out: A) looking at all those ugly pipes SUCKS and are dust catchers!; B) As Dean mentioned, in many models you must remove the entire pedestal to do any extensive work! Can we say $$$$$?; C) The surface area on many of them prevents having anything but the wee-est of soap dispensers, period! Forget having space for a water glass, propping up your make-up bag to apply make-up, having a spot to put down a bottle of Advil without the entire bottle spilling down the sink, etc.; and last but not least, D) WHERE in creation do you have storage???? Where is the space for extra rolls of toilet tissue, plunger, toilet brush, cleaning agents….etc.? Very few modern homes have Linen Closets IN their bathroom any longer; that seems to have gone away with most logical items with new construction. So, all the items that you MUST have in the bathroom are stored in some hall closet or some other far-flung space rather than where they are needed.

      As an architect, I try as hard as I can to talk my clients out of pedestals and most listen but some become entrenched in their desire to have one, so we install it. In a gut-rehab that we’ve been working on since last July, my client, Bridget, confessed to me that “I should have listened to you about the pedestal sink. I HATE IT!” But, she was one of the most stubborn of my clients and wouldn’t listen to reason; now, she’s stuck with a $500 pedestal sink she hates. ~shrug~

  • Dean
    April 24, 2015, 11:22 pm

    Cahow – as it pertains to the bathroom in my home that has the pedestal sink (which was momma’s idea, btw!)…

    A) I don’t mind shiny chrome and its a nice place to “hide” a sponge.

    B) THANK YOU! In my case, I pretty much own that bathroom, so I’m willing to live with a slow draining sink for a while….ssshhhhhh…

    C & D) I have a soap dish with a bar in it (why she put that there…???) and a pump soap dispenser. I have a cleaner (L.A’s Awesome! Try it!), a refill of pump soap and some soft scrub ON THE FLOOR under the sink. Its the most beautiful of displays, but the toilet is next to the sink (both look at the bath tub – bathroom is 7×5 btw), so it all kinda works. There’s also a lighted vanity above the sink that has storage. Two mirrors slide from side-to-side to allow access to storage. Its about twice as big as the old one that it replaced.
    It’s similar to this one – http://www.allmodern.com/Broan-Specialty-24.63-x-19.19-Recessed-Medicine-Cabinet-B703850-L631-K~BRN1386.html?refid=GX46109960596-BRN1386&device=c&ptid=98885077276&gclid=CjwKEAjw0-epBRDOp7f7lOG0zl4SJABxJg9qqe9X5sbMLlNXJrpXeiunphTM5yqEDVQ8rlXcET9t6RoC3d_w_wcB
    …but has a section at the top for 4 lights.

    • Cahow
      April 27, 2015, 11:50 am

      Dean wrote, “(which was momma’s idea, btw!)”

      LOL, Dean! Your pedestal sink must have a larger back area than the ones I’ve seen. My client’s seem to have gravitate toward “form” vs. “function.” SMH

      • Dean
        April 28, 2015, 1:46 am

        I guess.
        Mine is like the one pictured in the article, but in reverse.
        The narrow side is bolted to the wall and it gets wider as it goes out.
        Like I said, SHE picked it out.
        Oh, btw, I messed up when I posted before. It should read, “Its NOT the most beautiful of displays, but the toilet is next to the sink…”
        …and always, function over form.
        Sure, I don’t mind it looking nice, but if that interferes with how the works/servicing, then I don’t mind if its not quite so “nice” looking.

  • Carla
    April 28, 2015, 12:10 am

    Dumb question but I have to ask, does the size include the patio? Or is that the size of the house alone? Sorry, newbie here.

  • Dean
    April 28, 2015, 1:51 am

    Carla, Welcome. Only dumb questions are the ones you need answers to and never ask.
    As for your question, check here – http://theweehousecompany.co.uk/our-houses/one-bedroom-wee-house.aspx
    Scroll down. The picture of the wine glass on the table. To the left of that, is a blue box with dimensions in it.
    Do the math and see if all doesn’t add up to 40 meteres squared.

  • Alison
    June 19, 2015, 9:29 pm

    I love this tiny cottage! It is simply stunning! Well done! It’s so beautiful. If I were to build a tiny home, it would be this. It’s the best I have ever seen. So gorgeous. It almost makes me cry. xx

  • Gigi
    April 17, 2016, 7:19 pm

    Wait! Hold the door open – I am moving in right now!

  • Barbara
    April 18, 2016, 7:42 am

    Perfection! Well, I would move the washer/dryer into the closet where the ironing board is, and put up open shelving on the wall where the sink is, but otherwise, I just love this!

  • Chuck
    June 21, 2016, 4:09 pm

    Wow! This is THE perfect little house for me. Great floor plan!
    Do they build these in America by any chance?

  • June 21, 2016, 5:13 pm

    Too clean, rational, orderly, and lonely….

  • Yvonne Ricard
    May 19, 2023, 2:11 pm

    I could live there, in that tiny cottage, right where it is…..for the rest of my life. Love it!!!

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