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570 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage in Rural Sweden

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Right now I’m taking you to a 570 sq. ft. tiny cottage.

It’s located in the forest of rural Sweden.

This little house was originally built in 1970 and later renovated in 2012.

Inside you’ll find hardwood floors, partial concrete floors, tiles, bricks, and plenty of windows throughout. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you.

570 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage in Rural Sweden


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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Cahow
    January 13, 2015, 3:22 pm

    Two words: Sheer perfection. <3

    • Eric
      January 18, 2016, 6:18 pm

      3 words… Not For Me.

      But, only because of some of the decor. Flowery wallpaper reminiscent of the 50’s/60’s. Same for the curtains in the main room.

      Structurally, well give me the dosh and I’d buy it… even in CoLd ScAnDiNaViA.

  • alice h
    January 14, 2015, 10:54 am

    I would so love to have a place like this. Sigh. A nice covered outdoor area, just right for Pacific NW rainy days. The washing machine looks interesting, don’t know if it’s something to do with camera angles or lenses or if it’s really that skinny.

    • Carina
      March 7, 2015, 3:09 pm

      Yes the washing machine is that skinny- in fact if I had to take a bet it is a miele washer/dryer combo- yes both in one tiny machine- I miss european appliances- so much more space efficient and logical

  • Ron Masury
    January 14, 2015, 2:11 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful….(small is better) I live in Connecticut and just purchased a small ranch home, 835 sq ft…it’s actually the smallest home I could find. Completely re-done and is everything I want and need. I can just imagine a small village hidden away somewhere on a lake with all small cottages. It is truly the way to live and enjoy!

    • Brian
      January 14, 2015, 3:28 pm

      I have to agree with you Ron, small is better unless you want to drag your house around the country. That extra space is a godsend. The house above is super although the bathroom/laundry setup makes little sense the way it is photographed. Still love what I can see.

    • January 14, 2015, 3:59 pm

      Ron: I live in CT also — would LOVE to see your house! Send photos to Alex for us to see! 🙂

    • Cahow
      January 14, 2015, 4:58 pm

      Ron: we’re on the same page. My husband and I own an 800 sq.ft. cottage that was a grocery store in the 1920’s-1950’s; then, it was chopped up into 3 units and we own the largest part. We rent out the other two bits for income; they are 300 sq.ft. and 350 sq.ft. each. Retired “bachelors” live in them.

      I realize that many of the micro house owners will proudly share that up to NINE people have been able to fit inside of their home and if their friend’s are happy with the situation, it doesn’t affect me one bit. But, I like that my guests don’t need to sit upon stairs for a seat and that I can have all 3 of my grown children and their partners spend the weekend INSIDE the house and still have room.

      Beside, both my husband and I are firm believers in the Power of a Good Door to maintain a good marriage. LOL

  • Gloria
    January 14, 2015, 3:57 pm

    Alex: Any way for you to find out for me about that little washer?? I love it. It would probably be less expensive than a traditional washer too, maybe? If you find out anything, please let me know! Thanks!!
    Best Wishes for a Happy New Year for you and yours,

    • Cahow
      January 14, 2015, 4:51 pm

      Gloria, I’m not Alex but I did a quick search for you and found two very similar Washer/Dryer combos on Amazon. I’m sure that someone else can find more but this is what 5 minutes of searching found for you. 😀

      1) Midea: 2.0 cubic foot- $749.00

      2) EdgeStar: 2.0 cubic foot–$929.00

      Whichever brand the washer/dryer is in the photo, it’s for European current and won’t work in America without extensive modifications.

      • Gloria
        January 14, 2015, 5:16 pm

        How nice of you! Thank you, I will check out what you found!

        • Cahow
          January 14, 2015, 5:27 pm

          I was delighted to help you, Gloria. I “live” to do research; that’s MY version of a crossword puzzle or Sudoku. I find it very relaxing. LOL

          Lots of questions “Asked and Answered” on the reviews, too, so you’ll find loads of information. 😀

      • Eva
        January 16, 2015, 11:26 pm

        Recently I saw similar washer/dryer combo for sale at Lowe’s near Atlanta, Georgia.

        • Gloria
          February 16, 2015, 7:01 pm

          Thanks, Eva! I’m in CT, but I’m sure if you’ve seen these little combo units in GA they will be headed for the Northeast! I will keep my eye out, especially at Lowe’s. Thanks again!
          Best, Gloria

  • Roger Meunier
    January 14, 2015, 4:49 pm

    Is it possible to have the plans for that 570 sq. ft. tiny house ??? Could those plans be applied to a log cabin house ??? Was the concrete used as a leveling slab near the rock mound or just as a flooring slab for the outdoor table/picnic area ??? So many questions …

  • Ben
    January 14, 2015, 6:14 pm

    Beautiful! Sexy! Romantic! Indeed, however as an example of a tiny house that you can actually live in, I will assume that it is tied to the grid for electricity, has a well or is connected to municipal water and likely is connected sewer system of sorts. (Although it looks like a composer in the bathroom!) I also do not see any renewable (solar for electricty/hot water or any other onboard self sustainment)

    Now the reality. To re-create this lovely home is going to easily cost $70 to $80k not including the land. I think it is time for the tiny house community to begin to add reality to the romance of living in the big tiny. I have read/seen countless articles, plans shows etc. that promote the romance of living in a tiny house repleat with the “living without a mortgage” ” freedom from (insert adjective here) Well not so simple if you are trying to get even close to living in a tiny that has enough comforts/amenities to live in year in and year out…and not be teathered to an RV park, the graciousness of a friend/relative or a piece of dirt that has all the needed utilities…

    I guess my point is, let’s have/start a pointed conversation about what living tiny is REALLY about and in so much as get a dialogue going about what it really intailes…I believe in doing so we will grow a mature, thoughtful and realistic movement that will thrive in the years to come…

    • Cahow
      January 15, 2015, 10:08 am

      Ben, this is a really well-thought out and stated comment. I agree with 100% of what you wrote. THIS sentence really resonated with me: ” I have read/seen countless articles, plans shows etc. that promote the romance of living in a tiny house replete with the “living without a mortgage” ” freedom from (insert adjective here).”

      Aw! I’ve always scratched my head at the Mysterious and Alluded to “Freedom from…” or “Freedom to do…”. My husband and I manage to 1) visit friends; 2) travel extensively; 3) slow cook; 4) sit outside and watch the bee’s buzz and the stars glimmer….ALL with the benefit of an 800 sq.ft. home on the grid. Yet, T.H.O.W.’s are promoted as somehow *Magically* bestowing upon the resident the same exact ability to enjoy life that we’re currently enjoying, as if relaxation wasn’t possible in anything less than micro/tiny! Oh, and we also watch the Eee-vil TV set, too, and still manage to have friends over for cards!

      What worries me is when young Millennial’s go tiny and they state in their youtube video: “I don’t have to work as hard now because I have NO mortgage, live in my grandparent’s “Back 40″ and have a $5.00/month wireless bill.” YOUNG FOLKS!!!! Listen to me: NOW is the time to be earning the MOST amount of money you can and socking it away in savings/bonds/stocks so that you can coast into your senior years!!!! Making $100 bucks a month because you only need $50 bucks for food/wireless isn’t doing you ANY FAVOUR!

      Have your tiny home, work your arse off, SAVE 90% of it and by time you are 45 years of age, you should have enough to live on, frugally, for decades to come. Just because you’re as “Fit As A Fiddle” in your 20’s and 30’s doesn’t mean that you won’t get diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, a permanent injury from a fall or car accident, DIVORCE, etc. that will PREVENT you from earning a decent wage…and then there’s the medical bills and prescription costs. And I’m not even addressing if you have children.

      I know of what I speak. When I was exceedingly young, if my husband and I needed $1000 a month for everything, we intentionally earned $1,000.00 and not a penny more. (we’ve owned our own company’s since before we married.) We were like the fable, “The Grasshopper and the Ant,” with US being the grasshopper. We only worked when the bills were due, we extreme backpacked throughout America, we spent endless days doing volunteer work…and then our car was stolen!!! Our car WAS our business so we were screwed! Not a dime in savings because we only “made what we needed”, we didn’t have a cent to put toward even the most used of beater cars! It was THEN that the veil was peeled from both of our eyes and we realized just how MUCH chance to save money we had squandered in our naivete and smugness.

      So, we “got to work”. Instead of working 1 day a week, we began working 7 days a week. Until we could afford the cheapest of crappy cars, we learned to arrange with our vendors to have THEM deliver the raw materials to the job site, instead of us transporting them there. (we still do that, to this day.) We’d haul our building tools in taxis or even the bus. It took two salaries and 6 months of saving to buy a brand new truck but we did it and learned a valuable lesson in the process: “Work SMART & HARD” while you are young and have a supple body, sock most of it away and THEN you’ll have your “freedom”. Poverty SUCKS and life gives you NO guarantees so while you have your youth, use it to care for yourself later in life.

      • Kathi K
        February 16, 2015, 3:53 pm

        I sure hope that others listen to your wise counsel! Be well!

      • gale
        March 31, 2015, 6:19 pm

        Oh wisdom…Cahow is thy name. I hope all of the younger generations listen to you. I wish I had listened better many years ago. Money can fly out if your hands in an instant and you don’t even know where it went. Sickness can bankrupt you before you kniw it. Insurance doesn’t nearly cover the cost. Great commentary.

      • Cahow
        March 31, 2015, 7:36 pm

        Dear gale: Your validation means the World to me! Thank you for your very, very kind words. 😀

        I wrote something similar on another thread and got some Hater’s commenting: “Let the kids be! Let them enjoy their freedom and youth! They can become responsible later in life.”

        Yeah, okay, get back to me when you hit 30 and as my Gran would say, “You don’t have a pot to piss in.” Time goes by SO quickly and as ANY financial adviser tells Millennials: “Begin saving NOW for retirement!”

        If there needs to be another story shared, this recently happened to two wonderful friends we have, Jasmine and Ray, both Millennials. Jasmine was one of our students we rent rooms to in our condo and when she graduated from Uni, she moved in with her boyfriend. Both have very, very good paying jobs, collectively bringing in over $60K per year. So, what did they DO with all that money? Spent! Spent! Spent! Every single weekend they traveled, either by bus, car or plane. And not to Peoria or Milwaukee, either, but to Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Fran, and New York…just for the heck of it. They bought the highest end HDTV’s and every gaming system possible. They ate out almost every night, dumping $50-$100 per night on food and booze.

        They were having a Grand Time and didn’t save one dime. Period. Heck!, they were YOUNG and Life was Fantastic…why $ave, cause “that’s what Old People Do.”

        Then, one day they went out to their car, which gets them to those posh jobs, only to discover that it was BOOTED from over $2,000 worth of unpaid parking tickets! And, if you know anything about Boots, there’s the ticket amount that’s owed, the removal fee and a daily storage fee. Since they didn’t have a dime saved, they had to Beg/Borrow/Almost Steal from every friend/family member they could contact to raise enough money to pay the $2,800 now owed, due to daily storage fees.

        One month after paying the $2800 and trying to save some money to pay back those of us who helped them, their car DIED! Yes, the car that got booted died because they never checked the oil, the engine seized up and it would cost $3,000 to get a new engine installed.

        Her parents came to the rescue and drove an old Beater from their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, so they could have a car and get back and forth to work in the suburbs.

        Did they learn their lesson and begin to save? Kinda-Sorta-Not. Oh, Jasmine and Ray talked about setting up a savings account to everyone within listening distance, the first couple of months they actually put some money aside, but now, if you visit their Facebook pages, they are back to traveling, eating out, and enjoying every micro-brew from Coast to Coast. ~sigh~

        I love them both to bits & pieces but if these two direct hits to their income within one month’s time wasn’t a Wake Up Call, I truly don’t know what WILL BE. ~sigh, again~

      • Louise
        April 2, 2015, 11:40 am

        Wonderful to see common sense advice for the youthful folks that want to be “free” to do as they please. Freedom comes at a price. Either you end up on welfare when you are older (and getting older is not something you can opt out of!) or you can work now and accumulate the wealth to live well later. Do the best you can with what you have NOW and enjoy the benefits later!

      • Cahow
        April 2, 2015, 2:56 pm

        I agree with your philosophy 100%, Louise. 😀

      • May 24, 2015, 4:10 pm

        I really like reading the above comments from Ben and Cahow. Time and time again I hear people of all ages being swooned and swayed towards the tiny life like it is a problem free existence freeing one from responsibility and work as if those were evil things. I appreciate Cahow’s comment – ” YOUNG FOLKS!!!! Listen to me: NOW is the time to be earning the MOST amount of money you can and socking it away in savings/bonds/stocks so that you can coast into your senior years!!!! Making $100 bucks a month because you only need $50 bucks for food/wireless isn’t doing you ANY FAVOR! ”

        Like Cahow I view tiny homes as a way to lower expenses and use it as a shelter while you continue to work hard and tuck even more money away than you might be able to in a conventional home. So many tiny home enthusiasts, articles, shows, videos and conference speakers focus on the word “freedom” in relation to tiny home ownership. But is that the central theme for most when they consider a tiny home? I am afraid so. I am a tiny home owner that tries to tell others about both sides of what it means to me to own a tiny home. Lots of folks do not consider that tiny homes come with their own set of headaches. LEGAL parking is a huge consideration and concern. Or at least it will be once you have to start those wheels rolling down the road when you find out it is NOT OK to park where you assumed you could. They can also be just way to tiny for everyday comfortable living. And the list goes on and on. Yet when you tell people these things they don’t want to hear ‘the other side’ or they think you are bashing tiny homes.

        It would really be cool to have a place to have a conversation about the realities of tiny homes – both the up side and the down side. It would be nice to hear more people who are excited about the opportunity to continue working, to save money for the future. Have you ever heard one tiny home dweller say that they are able to work longer hours since they are not tied down to large home maintenance, home cleaning or yard work? But you just hear of this “freedom from” ………. nonsense, once you build or buy or live in a tiny home. Or you hear that you will have more time to play, do sports, visit family and do what you really love to do in life. And like you Cahow I have done all of those things all while not living in a tiny home . I guess we just are from the “work smart and hard generation”. A tiny home did not change my work hrs one bit. I guess we view freedom differently than many younger folks. And I think we view hard work as an opportunity that we are grateful for, while others view work as a burden. Loved this post and exchange of different viewpoints.

      • Eric
        January 18, 2016, 6:27 pm

        Hallelujah on the ant and the grasshopper homily… or whatever the word for that is.

        And lordy be… someone who actually knows how to spell arse! There is hope for America after all… rg&dfc

      • Jeff
        January 18, 2016, 10:34 pm

        Preach it, Sistah Cahow! Can I git an AMEN!

        and I am so with you on living more small than tiny, more because it’s so much more challenging to ADA compliant tiny…I don’t *need* a wheelchair (yet) but with a bucketload of diabetic complications already on my dance card, well, I just can’t see doing the tiny/micro (under 200) as I might like to in terms of minimizing maintenance, utilities, carbon footprint, etc.

        As some wise guy…uh, wise man once said: youth is wasted on the young. By the time you get to experience the truth of it, it’s too late. Or maybe I’m just projecting my own experience.

        Cahow, I look for your posts when I sit to savor THT when it comes in. You consistently bring wisdom, insight, and often a welcome dash of humor that is truly refreshing. And you’re from Michigan too! (I’m an MI “expat”).

        Thanks for making my evening!

    • Kathi K
      February 16, 2015, 3:52 pm

      Thank you for putting the more practical side out there. I love the idea of tiny homes and the freedom they can afford young and old alike. There can be a real downside, too, and many young people need something more when they decide to marry and/or have children. One needs to plan for future possibilities. Thanks for your comment!

  • virginia wyngarden
    January 14, 2015, 8:02 pm

    What a sweet little house — warm and inviting — not lots of detail about storage all over — but a nice overview. The setting, with all of these small spaces can “make or break it” for me!!

    • Cahow
      January 15, 2015, 9:32 am

      Hi, virginia. I followed the Via FurFur link and it’s stated that this is a “Summer Cottage” so there’s really no need for long term storage. We’ve had Summer Cottages before and the rule is “Bring it IN and Take it OUT” with you. What that means is DON’T provide ANYTHING for mice, voles, mildew, etc. to eat or ruin while you’re away. We learned VERY quickly that even the sturdiest of heavy-duty plastic storage containers for clothing and food could be gnawed into: imagine finding a bin of what used to be coffee beans, emptied with mouse turds inside!? Seriously, COFFEE BEANS!?! So, we had to store all spices and long-keeping items like rice, pasta, coffee and beans in heavy glass storage containers that we got at The Container Store.

      All bedding, pillows and cushions were stripped from beds and placed in cedar Hope Chests that each bedroom had and we surrounded them with a ring of sticky glue mouse traps. They were the only trap that could hold and trap the vermin and with each opening of the summer house, we’d find up to 20 traps filled with damaging mice or voles.

      Many Summer cottages have been turned into year-round homes and with a bit of imagination, storage could explode with creative planning.

      • virginia wyngarden
        January 15, 2015, 10:37 am

        Thanks for the info. I didn’t realize it was a summer retreat.
        Still I am sure it could be “fitted out” for full-time living.
        As for the rodents……we have them here in a very urban setting.
        We merely had someone come in and fill in the holes and cracks around the house and garden shed. It also helped that we got
        a cat!! Not practical for a summer house, of course!

  • January 15, 2015, 12:32 am

    I do like the idea of this design, but not the furnishings or finishes. And I wouldn’t put the dining room all the way on the other side of the living room area. Other than that, it’s a keeper.

  • Ben
    January 15, 2015, 11:03 am

    I want to clarify that I am in now way bashing or critical of the tiny house life! Quite the contrary, I live in a 200 square foot tiny that I designed and built myself.

    Take a look: https://tinyhousetalk.com/solar-off-grid-tiny-house/

    Seeing these little houses on this site are of great inspiration and have some truly amazing well thought out designs and attributes. The point I was trying to make is let’s mix the romance and freedom with the realities of living in a tiny year in and year out…it is an extraordinarily rewarding experience that when done well can make for a lovely life!

    I am extremely fortunate to have been able to have the time, resources and ability to create a home that has all the amenities of a “normal” house…just smaller. It is completely off grid and I am very lucky to have a piece of land that has access to water. Other than that the house takes care of me…I don’t have a mortgage, I don’t have utility bills, I don’t burn coal/nuclear/hydro, all my water/waste is composted and fed to the garden, I use about $30 a year in propane and I have the freedom to do pretty much anything I want! How is that for romance 🙂

    • Cahow
      January 15, 2015, 11:57 am

      Hey, Ben. I never, for a second, felt that you were bashing or dissin’ tiny homes! (just so we’re clear). But, it’s this alleged “romance” that ALL ills of society are solved by going micro/tiny/small is just that: romance. I’ve had to leave Off The Grid sites and some tiny home sites because of the “romance” factor: the people commenting at the sites were writing: “I hate society and Thoreau is my hero and I’m looking for land to build a tiny house. I have no money and no experience so I would like someone to fund me.”

      I.AM.NOT.KIDDING. in regards to some of these people! The most chutzpah request I EVER read was a comely lass who actually ‘put it out there’ in a thread for “a retired couple with a lot of money to GIVE her some of their money so that she could buy an island and live there.” !!!

      Initially, I thought it was a punk at the off grid website but I followed her facebook link and sure enough, she had this ultra dreamy facebook where she had 100’s of photos of islands and houses on the islands. Her proposal was that “rich people have SO much money that the ‘small amount’ that she needed for them to foot the bill so that she could live ‘mortgage free’ would mean nothing to their end-line.” She even had a “List Of Things To Bring To The Island” (to build her tiny home, mind you” and it included : “bug spray, sun tan lotion, fruit roll-ups, gloves to pick up stones, etc.” There was NO hammer, saw, nails, or any ability to control human waste, food storage nor safe drinking water. 😮

      THOSE are the people that I’m addressing. The actual off grid people who ran the site were wonderful and fantastic and authentic. After a while, only the kindest of kind members would actually respond to new threads asking for their help; if a thread began with “I want to run away and live in the woods…”, the thread usually died a fast, ignored death.

      Have no fear, Ben. You stated your thoughts beautifully and without malice. Congratulations on your success with blending practicality and romance! 😀

      • February 16, 2015, 9:29 pm

        People forget that while Thoreau was living the tiny house life, his mamma continued doing his laundry as well as cooking his meals for him. Solitude? With mamma around? 🙂

  • barb
    January 16, 2015, 9:34 am

    plans? i tried checking the resources, but google wasn’t translating.

  • mike maloney
    January 17, 2015, 12:41 pm

    Nice layout but prefer two story with 2nd story porches for my place in Wyoming

  • Annette Ericsson
    January 28, 2015, 1:02 pm

    Looks like that house might be in Dalarna where I am from. Makes me homesick for Sweden, that house is sooo very Swedish traditional. I would like to build a house like that. Do you know the layout of it? Dimension etc?

  • sheila
    March 6, 2015, 9:52 am

    I counted 4 sets of table & chairs…really? One inside & one outside would be plenty.

  • Marcy
    March 31, 2015, 1:27 pm

    One for me, please.

  • Forest
    March 31, 2015, 2:05 pm

    The tiny appliance in the bathroom … is it a clothes washer? and dryer? Where can I get info?

  • Shirlok
    March 31, 2015, 4:59 pm

    I love it!
    I had to laugh at all the table and chair sets. I live alone with 3 dogs and have 2 sets. I haven’t used any of them in years. They will be the first to go when I downsize from 1,550 sq ft to under 600. Hopefully soon!!

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  • Keith
    April 1, 2015, 11:26 pm

    I LOVE it ! Where can I get the plans ?This is exactly what I have been looking for.

  • SteveDenver
    May 6, 2015, 1:14 pm

    Wondering: is there an official or unofficial threshold when size goes from “tiny” to “small?”
    400-500sf floor plans are a great fit for me: I host dinners for 4-6 often, and have made my home a welcoming stop for traveling friends. Now that Colorado has legal pot, my home is busier than ever and is often unlocked so friends can come and go.

  • Susan
    May 6, 2015, 9:33 pm

    I love it. Very well put together. The screen porch adds extra living space as weather permits.

  • May 24, 2015, 4:13 pm

    BTW–This cottage is oh so sweet. Such a cute and happy home. Great size and flow.

  • Denise Collins
    July 7, 2015, 10:06 pm

    I really would love to purchase a tiny home i am 63 all my children are grown. Plz send me in right direction in purchasing

  • Gabrielle Charest
    January 19, 2016, 1:36 am

    In the opinion of this 73 yo, the tiny/small home does provide freedom. Divesting myself of non-essentials each time I have moved (6 times since 2002) has helped me to think about my acquisitions. Why did I have a huge collection of hardcover books, books I had read once and would never read again? Why did I have so many sets of dishes, so much furniture, closets full of clothes and shoes? Having so many things meant that I had to have a larger home and that cost extra money. Now I want something tiny, just big enough for me to grow old in.
    Home ownership is out of reach for many young professionals simply because of where they are located. The cost of living in larger cities is prohibitive. Some cities are now offering tiny studios (under 200 sf) so that the renters won’t have to spend all their earnings on a place to live.
    Of course life would be much nicer were we able to live in this charming, colorful cottage in Sweden. 😀

  • Mary Lou
    January 19, 2016, 9:48 am

    My husband and I worked our butts off when young…. we still were poor. I kind of wish we had had the courage to chase a little more of the romance.

    I don’t particularly like THOWs but see where they can serve certain life situations. I don’t see what good comes of a three thousand square foot house at all, so I suppose I am a middle of the roader. I have found some very good small house floor plans in books about old Sears houses. Some of them went quite small. But I think the real battle is zoning. Things become more possible if you can get a cheap lot that’s say, 60×120, which was a standard lot in the town where I used to live and split that between two tiny/small houses. Then if you have the guts to build from reclaimed materials that you have harvested yourself then I think it very possible to build that romantic life and still have financial security. It’s all balance. My husband and I are looking at retirement in a few years and the biggest expense is the mortgage. We pretty much have utilities and the mortgage and the mortgage is killing us.

  • Nanny M
    January 19, 2016, 11:00 am

    Very pretty. Good size. Lovely yard. Life would be sweet.

  • Kristina H Nadreau
    January 19, 2016, 4:17 pm

    This is a perfect house for us. Of course I would change the decor, because I like minimalism. Since I know people do not take advice, I would suggest that those who would like to live small or tiny, select a small rental unit with the sq ft they believe would work for them. Then try this for 1 year. Try saving half of their income for a year. then they will know if it is doable. I have also suggested to my grandchildren that they go to another country to get another passport, so they can move freely in the world when the need arises.

  • Dianne Longson
    January 19, 2016, 8:12 pm

    I really love this. I would probably change some of the decor but the space is beautiful and the social ambience is magic. And the porch… we call it a verandah…absolutely essential. This one is lovely but why didn’t they make it the length of the house. It is the only structural thing I would change.
    Someone said they’d love to find a valley with all small houses. If you find it let me know; I’d like to live there too.

    • Alex
      January 20, 2016, 11:19 am

      Thanks, Dianne I’m glad you like it too 🙂

  • Erica
    December 25, 2017, 11:40 am

    Followed the link from another more recent post to this one. Love this little cottage, but have just one question: Why is the television on the side table beside the sofa?? I know the answer is probably for effect, but how do you watch TV sideways? LOL

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