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.
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Oakland DIY Guest House from Cinderblock Garage
Here’s what the space looked like before!
The stunning cottage opens up to the patio.
There’s a little desk area next to the Queen-sized bed.
The kitchenette with a perfect spot to make coffee.
Luxury bathroom includes a shower with a skylight.
Would you stay in a lovely spot like this?
VIDEO: Garage Converted into Gorgeous 280 Sq Ft DIY Tiny House
- 280 Square feet
- Converted cinderblock garage (that was falling apart)
- Used as guest house and Airbnb rental
- Four years later it’s already paid for itself
- Queen bed
- Lovely outdoor patio/eating area
- Walk-in tiled shower
- Flush toilet
- Oakland, California
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Our big thanks to Allison for sharing! 🙏
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