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550 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage with Main Floor Bedroom

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This is a 550 sq. ft. tiny cottage with floor level bedroom by MyCottageRetreat in Richmond, Virginia.

Inside you’ll find an open living area, kitchen, downstairs bedroom, and a bathroom.

Outside you’ll find a covered front porch leading you to the front door. The cottage dimensions are 13’9″ x 40′ and is available to further customize to better suite your needs.

Pricing starts at $79,500 USD and can be delivered to your own lot in about 8 weeks if you’re in the Richmond, Virginia area. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

550 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage with Floor Level Bedroom

550 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage with Floor Level Bedroom

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  • October 15, 2015, 12:21 pm

    This is lovely and a perfect size. And THANK YOU My Cottage Retreat for NOT taking the photos with that bizarre “real estate lens” that makes everything look much, much larger than it really is (and so distorted). Those of us looking for tiny and small houses KNOW that they are small :o)

    • Liz
      October 15, 2015, 2:40 pm

      Kathleen-Florida, I agree completely. I hate fish-eye lens. You can’t even get an idea of what the place looks like. This isn’t the website for trying out the new camera with different types of lenses.

    • Eric
      October 16, 2016, 3:11 pm

      But it is not a real estate lens that is used to distort. It is in fact more of an unreal estate lens.

      Ticks me off too. I’ve complained to real estate salespeople here in NZ about it and they all say the same thing, yes people hate it and we keep telling the photographers not to use them but they do.

      I say bovine scatology to that, “they” are telling us what “we” want to hear but saying behind our backs “up yours we are selling the places not you.”

  • Liz
    October 15, 2015, 2:39 pm

    Ok, I said I liked the last home I just saw more than anything in the world. I changed my mind. I like this one a whole lot more. Bring it to me!!

  • Dominick Bundy
    October 15, 2015, 3:49 pm

    Bedroom being on the first level is a big plus. Also the porch would be a added bonus as well. Light and airy with plenty of closet space.. I could see myself being very happy in a place just like this..

  • gale
    October 15, 2015, 5:49 pm

    Very very nice with all the space and storage needed for just about anyone. Great interior and exterior also. You couldn’t go wrong herr. Beautiful job!

  • Catherine
    October 15, 2015, 8:10 pm

    Perfect! Who needs more than this?
    That upstairs window may just be the old fashioned way of ventilating ones attic!

  • Maria
    October 16, 2015, 7:21 am

    Well the only change I would make in this cottage is put the washer/dryer in closet across from bathroom. Not in bedroom.

    • Rebecca
      October 16, 2015, 5:52 pm

      Washer and dryer across from the bathroom would be awesome but requires a bump out unless you use those mini stackers.

  • Nanny M
    October 16, 2015, 6:59 pm

    So cute! All I would change is to extend the kitchen counter into an L-shape. Otherwise perfect.

  • Eric
    November 8, 2015, 10:40 am

    Where does one put their coats and boots?

  • JoanneNJ
    November 9, 2015, 1:02 pm

    Way too much. I can get a whole house for that price.

    • Valerie
      November 11, 2015, 2:03 am

      I agree the price is high for that too!

      • Dick
        June 20, 2016, 11:05 pm

        I, too, could buy a 1000+ sf house for $80k in small-town Oklahoma. I bought an 1800 sf house for $90k in 2005. But the builder is in Richmond, Virginia, where prices are much higher. Where I grew up–the Philadelphia area–$80k wouldn’t buy much now. The 912 sf house I was raised in sells for around $130k, so $80k for a turnkey home like this one would be a bargain, assuming city/county/state codes allow a house that small.

        I’ve seen many comments complaining about the high prices of tiny homes–but those homes are built in Colorado, Oregon, California, etc. where the price for a stick-built home is out of sight. So keep location in mind when you consider the prices of these THOWs. And more luxurious THOWs are now being offered, and the old adage says you get what you pay for.

        • Eric
          October 16, 2016, 3:15 pm

          “..and the old adage says you get what you pay for.”

          Mostly, but most certainly not always. Classic example? Edsel.

        • Dick
          October 16, 2016, 3:58 pm

          Sheesh, I’m trying to reply to Eric’s comment, but there’s no Reply button under it…

          Eric, you are so right. I’d forgotten about the disaster that was Edsel–and I used to teach marketing and used the Edsel as a bad example, much like the original Mustang was the good example.

          But back to the house design…I think this is a great house for a single or a couple.

  • Janp
    November 9, 2015, 3:08 pm

    Very nice. First floor bedroom would definitely be me

  • erich
    November 9, 2015, 8:59 pm

    front porch does not count as square footage. actual square footage is less than 440 sq. ft.

  • Don Widger
    October 15, 2016, 3:08 pm

    Nice house. Nice pictures. But the links provided don’t appear to be any good.

  • John
    October 15, 2016, 5:32 pm

    The picture of the bedroom doesn’t seem to match that in the schematic of the house.

    • Eric
      October 16, 2016, 3:19 pm

      I’d say they’ve probably gone bankrupt or just plain out of business. This article was posted October 2015 and it is now, as I write this, October 2016.

      • CJ
        October 17, 2016, 12:22 am

        Yep, it looks like they’ve packed it up. They are nowhere to be found. Uninspired design will generally doom you in this business.

  • Denise
    October 15, 2016, 7:53 pm

    Can anyone tell me where I can build one in Ohio zoning laws are crazy

    • Natalie
      October 18, 2016, 4:24 pm

      Hi Denise — You’d need to contact your local town offices, I’m afraid. Since the laws are different in every town, there’s no way for us to keep track! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • aramy0000
    October 16, 2016, 10:27 am

    I actually went to go see this house in person. I was intrigued because it was withing driving distance and it appeared was very cute on the outside, like a vacation cabin and the inside looked nice from the photos.
    It feels like a regular house although very small and it did not have space saving features you might find in the usual ‘tiny’ home. Getting to the lofts seemed pretty scary via the ladder (no solid stairs) as well because the lofts were so high. Also the living area faced the kitchen as you can see from the photos and there were no large windows for views like you might find in a tiny home. I left thinking, it was kind of a high price for a tiny house that did not have features that could offset the small spaces except for the high ceiling and first floor bedroom. The bathroom has that builder grade tub which to me means an upgrade would be needed. Pictures are wonderful but nothing beats seeing a tiny home in person to truly understand the space. I think it would take some re-work to make it amazing but it definitely was cute.

    • Natalie
      October 18, 2016, 4:19 pm

      Thanks for sharing your first-hand knowledge 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • jm
    October 17, 2016, 3:39 am

    Problem is you never know what you’re paying for. In an unregulated industry like this you can have materials that emit poisonous fumes–burning or not, structurally unsound, unsafe on highways… Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to get a reasonable loan…

    • Natalie
      October 18, 2016, 4:20 pm

      Always good to do your research! Or build yourself 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

      • jm
        October 20, 2016, 4:48 am

        That’s asking a lot for the average person. For a nominal fee I get the building dept. to review plans, review contractor insurance and license and qualifications, and field inspections. Quite a bargain. Bank then handles draw requests and also inpects prior to paying anyone. House then has value built-in so that anyone else buying it has a history and code compliance. They can get a loan and you can sell. House appreciates, rather than depreciates. There is a logical process here because the costs are so high. Tiny houses should follow the same process. THOWs sorely lack this protection and should somehow address this.

        • Natalie
          October 20, 2016, 6:46 am

          The way to address it would be to put THOWs under the same building regulations as regular homes, but that would immediately increase the price. It’s a catch-22. — Tiny House Talk Team

    October 17, 2016, 4:57 am

    Love it and I had toured a house just like it not to far from where I live.. It sold at auction real cheep, I should have bid on it…!

    • Natalie
      October 18, 2016, 4:21 pm

      Glad you loved it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Patty
    November 3, 2016, 2:22 am

    Ok, this may be my favorite tiny house. Thanks! Just right!

    • Natalie
      November 3, 2016, 9:32 am

      Glad you loved it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Sanj
    December 23, 2016, 6:24 pm

    I went to the my cottageretreat.com and got directed to a search engine. Does this company still exist?

    • Alex
      December 27, 2016, 2:24 pm

      Thanks, Sanj, I’ll look into it.

  • Lydia
    November 6, 2019, 11:29 am

    Love this little house and since it’s apparently built in Richmond, VA, a viable option for us. But the site I cannot get into without changing my browser, etc. Sad. But a lovely cottage!

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