This is the story of Anthony Davies’ basic summer cottage re-build. It’s a 450-sq.-ft. tiny home that was originally built without water or electricity in Vilnius, Lithuania, but all of that is about to change with a big make-over adding electricity and water to the cottage.
Believe it or not, this tiny house has been used by the family for 4 generations. Talk about using what you have! How awesome is that? I don’t know about you, but I love family history being commemorated in this way. It’s really special. Anyway, please scroll to enjoy and learn more about this wonderful little cottage story.
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450-sq.-ft. Small House, Used For 4 Generations
The cottage used to be super-basic! No electric or running water. But look at it now…
It was just a basic summer house without water or electricity, and it’s been in the family for 4 generations!
It’s on .25 acres, 10 minutes from the center of Vilnius, Lithuania with 450-sq.-ft. of space. It’s perfect for the owners’ family of 5 to enjoy summer months here.
They spent about $30,000 to rebuild it with electricity, internet, and even digging a well so they can have running water.
Now it truly has all of the comforts of home. And someday in the future, they even plan on adding on even more to it.
But for now, it’s the perfect little getaway cottage as it is.
The long-term plan is to add on to it so that they can move into it and live in it full-time.
The bathroom is beautiful, isn’t it?
If you ask me, I hope they don’t add on to it because I love small homes like this. Especially since they are so rare.
But their plan is to be able to live in it and enjoy it as a family so they plan on adding another 800-sq.-ft. to it someday.
The plan is to add a master suite as well as an additional room with a piano. But they are in no rush, enjoying the cottage as it is, and they are taking it all one step at a time.
Here’s a look at the architecture renderings that were used to remodel it.
A view from another angle. It’s really nice, isn’t it?
- 450-sq.-ft. off-grid cottage
- Originally with no electricity or running water
- Gets $30,000 makeover with electricity and running water (well)
- Plans to expand the cottage an additional 800-sq.-ft. so the family can move into it full-time
- The home has been passed on for FOUR generations within the family
Our big thanks to Anthony Davies for sharing!🙏
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