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Couple Build Tiny Floating Cottage to Live Simply In

In this post I’m thrilled to show you Foy and Louisa Brown’s off grid tiny floating cottage in Maine.

It took them 10 years to build it. They were going to use it as a vacation rental for income.

But they fell in love with it and decided to live simply in it instead. I say, great decision.

Couple’s 240 Sq. Ft. Tiny Floating Cottage in Maine


Images © Nicole Wolf & Main Home Design

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Images © Nicole Wolf & Main Home Design

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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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  • Pamela
    August 31, 2014, 1:01 pm

    This is really cool but in Maine, doesn’t the lake freeze in winter?

    • Hawke
      September 1, 2014, 6:52 pm

      Yep! That’s when we Locals walk on water.

  • alice h
    August 31, 2014, 4:12 pm

    Many questions are answered if you link through to the original story. What a gorgeous place.

  • Elle
    August 31, 2014, 4:12 pm

    This is the sweetest little place. Off-grid, too? Amazing, wonderful and excellent. Their decision to live in it full time is seriously obvious. It’s just too cool not to live in.

  • Kris gustavson
    August 31, 2014, 11:11 pm

    It looks like the ceiling is not insulated–and what is the heat source? Not sure I’d live in it in the winter. . .not a Maine winter anyway. And yes, the lake likely freezes over.

  • Barb B
    September 1, 2014, 9:56 am

    You can tell they poured 10 years of serious love into this wonderful house! Great job! I can’t swim but would move into this house with no hesitation. Every once in a while you see a tiny house and right away you picture yourself there—this is definitely one of those houses. Congrats to the owners!

  • LK
    September 2, 2014, 10:02 am

    Love the look outside and the interior space is great. This is a case of beautiful, but I could not live with the choice of interior design. I would have to have something much simpler to live in a small space, and truthfully even in a larger space.
    It is easy to see why they would not want to rent out something that they loved so much. I can imagine them enjoying their handiwork, living their dream!

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