Mary and her husband reached out to show off their amazing 371 square foot garage-turned-tiny-house. The couple wanted a vacation spot on the pricey Coronado Island in California, so they bought the “big home” and then spent $25,000 renovating the adjacent garage into their holiday home.
The result is a sleek and modern one-floor apartment just minutes away from bars, beaches and beauty! While Mary did this so as a vacation property, it’s not a bad idea for your full-time residence depending on permitting rules. You could easily cover a mortgage payment by renting out the main house, and enjoy a tiny “rent-free” life in the garage! What do you think?
Enjoy the photo tour below. Thanks for sharing, Mary!
Diana and her husband had a dilapidated cinder block garage in their Oakland, California backyard, but instead of seeing it as an eyesore, they saw it as an opportunity! They turned the space into a lovely guest house called the Rockridge Casita for both family & friends and to rent out on Airbnb. In just four years the tiny house has paid for itself, meaning anything else they get from now on is profit that goes to support the couple and their two kids.
Inside there’s a lovely studio-style space with a queen bed and kitchenette, as well as an ensuite bathroom complete with a large walk-in shower and flush toilet.
When their kids are older, they plan to use the guest house as a homework/hangout space for them, but who knows what the future will bring. Huge thanks to Allison at Tiny Home Tours for the great video tour of this spot you can watch below.
Measuring just 20 feet long, the Mica cabin by Cabinscape has a surprising amount of comfort and convenience.
We went to film a full tour of Mica cabin this summer and the first thing we fell in love with was the double bed on the main floor. How nice is it to have an option to sleep on the main level (next to the bathroom!) without having to climb up and down a ladder? Unless you want a bit more privacy, or to have guests, in which case there is a second bed in the loft. The ladder is attached to the wall in a bunkbed style and there is an extra handle on the wall to make it easier to get up and down.
This is the Hemlock – it’s a tiny cottage with a 1-car garage by Trafalgar Homes. I thought it could be the perfect tiny home as long as you don’t mind the upstairs bedroom although you could make the living area double as your bedroom with a murphy bed or a sleeper sofa.
The main floor is 364-square-feet and there is an additional 415-square-feet upstairs. There’s less on the main floor because of the 10 x 19 garage. So what do you think? This is a pretty nice and simple design with a very small footprint.
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