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600 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage in the Mountains of NC

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Just moved into an approx. 600 sq ft cottage in the mountains of NC.

It was built in 1939 as a garage – and was converted in the 50’s to a house.

Many of the door handles are polished wooden branches (for the closets and the back door and the bedroom door).

I used many of the hints and ideas from other folks ‘living small’ to take advantage of the unusual and tiny spaces in this place.


Truly enjoying the downsized way of living – and with those views out the back door…how could I not?

– Kessa

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of Kessa’s beautiful little 600 sq. ft. cottage below:

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Thank you so much for sharing your humble home with us, Kessa!

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  • December 19, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Oh, How sweet your place is. What a perfect size. I adore your vintage kitchen and bathroom sinks. I am in the process of looking to purchase a small home in NC mountains as right now. I do not want to spend one more day of my life here in WA state. What area are you in?

    • Patrick
      December 19, 2013, 6:41 pm

      What’s wrong with WA? It’s a gorgeous state! I love it here; but to each his or her own! I understand NC is also incredibly beautiful….

      • December 19, 2013, 10:20 pm

        Patrick since you asked – I have lived and owned a business here for 15 yrs. I personally hate what seems to me as never ending gray days, just 1 hr from Seattle. I want 4 seasons. Also, this nanny state imposes way to many regulations on land, home & small biz owners. Most people living in tiny homes here are doing so illegally. If a neighbor complains about it, the county will follow up with numerous visits. I know this first hand. I can’t live in my tiny house on my own paid for land in a rural unincorporated area where I also own a large home. My property taxes in wonderful WA state were well over $4K this yr and yet, it is against the law for me to live in my tiny house. How nice is that? That does not add up to gorgeous to me. I am out of this grey, over regulated nanny state asap.

  • RockyMissouri
    December 19, 2013, 4:32 pm

    I love you place…!! It’s very cute and homey…!
    Thank you for sharing it…

  • David Ridge
    December 19, 2013, 6:48 pm

    600 square feet, come on now, there has to be max for a tiny house, what is it?
    There have been reported here and elsewhere in the 400 range.

    • rshwery
      December 20, 2013, 11:31 am

      I agree, very nice small house there. Not much less than my first non-rent dwelling which was a 720 sq ft mobile home. Oh how I enjoyed living there in spite of the age of the place in the forests of Maine.

      I also agree that this is really into the “small house” category per most who are involved with the small house movement. Though there is no official size specified for the different categories it seems, after reading and browsing for 2 years on the subject, that tiny houses generally run from somewhere between 300-400 sq ft and less (though I’ve read of some who consider between 400-500 still a tiny house but I think that’s getting a bit big to be tiny). Small houses generally run from there up to a bit over 1000 sq ft, maybe even 1200-1400 sq ft. I admit to being currently in a large home (3380 sq ft for all space on all floors, 2700 sq ft finished space) where I found myself when I first began on my journey to downsize and minimize my stuff. Someday I would like to get back into a small house even a tiny house if my wife would allow it for both of us (more likely a small house). Just my own opinion.

  • Annette Kastner
    May 2, 2014, 8:55 am

    I think it is beautiful and functional as it is. I don’t think it needs anything except someone to enjoy the million dollar view.

  • Brian
    August 7, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Love your home which appears to be very comfortable and much loved.
    Thankyou for sharing. Cheers from Australia

  • Cynthia
    August 7, 2014, 10:12 pm

    For a similar small house space, see the July 2014 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The article is Guest Rewards.

  • Carla
    August 12, 2014, 2:18 pm

    Kessa, Thank you for sharing!! I love your little home. You are very blessed!!!
    My brother lives in Burnsville. I do love this area. Just ignore the negative comments…there is an expert in everybody, just waiting to come out. P.S. your little roomate is “cute as a button” Carla from South Carolina.

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