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Garage Converted into 340 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage

This garage was converted into a 340 sq. ft. tiny cottage with an upstairs loft by ART Design Build.

When you go inside you’ll find an open living area that converts into a bedroom with the use of a murphy bed. The same living area triples its functionality by serving as an office with the built in desk and shelving in the room. In addition you’ll find a kitchen, bathroom, and upstairs sleeping loft as you continue exploring this tiny cottage below.

So how would you like living simply in a beautiful little cottage like this one? It would definitely do the trick for me! How about for you? Either way, please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Garage Converted into 340 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage

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Images © Tsantes Photography for ART Design Build via Houzz

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Images © Tsantes Photography for ART Design Build via Houzz

Learn more: http://www.houzz.com/projects/292958/clyde-ave


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  • August 4, 2015, 7:55 am

    This is beautifully done. Our first home was a 350 square foot converted turn of the century vacation “home.” It featured a sink just like the one in this kitchen except ours was green. 🙂

  • Marcy
    August 4, 2015, 11:30 am

    Give me a full size fridge and stairs up to the loft and I’m there!

    • Mike
      October 7, 2015, 7:15 pm

      I agree with Marcy–especially the stairs! I know the space limits might prohibit the inclusion of stairs, but I’d want ’em anyway.

      • Wiz
        June 5, 2018, 9:09 pm

        Hmm, perhaps if you would like stairs going up to a bedroom, one alternative is to remove the Murphy Bed ( Appro 16″ depth, depending upon brand) and replace it with your stairs in this manner: wrapping the stairs from the wall where the picture is on the left, to a landing in the corner, and then up to the top. The typical rise is 7″ – 8″, depending upon local building code, the height of the wall where the Murphy Bed is will be approximarely 8’3″, so you can do the math.
        More about how to plan stairs here: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/plan-stairs-86993.html

  • Lynnette
    August 4, 2015, 12:31 pm

    Oh Alex, you know my love of the Murphy bed 🙂 A++++ yes, need a set of stairs though. Gorgeous!

  • Christa
    August 4, 2015, 1:08 pm

    I’ve never cared for Murphy beds-but this is awesome!

  • Brian
    August 4, 2015, 2:14 pm

    I just love your superb home so beautifully designed and presented. The kitchen and bathroom are both awesome. Thankyou so much for sharing your beautiful home with us all, and cheers from Australia.

  • Deadrock
    August 4, 2015, 2:24 pm

    Very sweet. Seems to have most of the mod cons…tuck in a w/d and hand me the keys!

  • Elle
    August 4, 2015, 3:51 pm

    This is truly an exceptional conversion and one of the most well designed use of space I’ve seen for a small home. What a beautiful kitchen. The framed but open shelving and the color are the icing on the cake. This bathroom looks very roomy and comfortable. it has everything you need and still has a lot of space to move around comfortably. I’d love to have a peek at the loft. It looks like a fully functional space with room to stand up, get dressed and move around. Love, love, love it.

  • Doris
    August 4, 2015, 3:53 pm

    This is about as good as it gets in a small space. Bravo! Clean lines, great lighting and a real sink. A lot of thought in the floor plan. Bathrooms are always awkward in a tiny area, but they handled it superbly. Congratulations to the designers.

  • Elle
    August 4, 2015, 3:56 pm

    Oh, and I love the creative way the lights are arranged in the kitchen. What a beautiful, whimsical touch.

  • Kristina H Nadreau
    August 4, 2015, 5:08 pm

    this is very well designed.

  • Lisa E.
    August 4, 2015, 5:42 pm

    What Marcy said and I just love it. (LOVE the kitchen sink! Love the kitchen. Love the bathroom. Love the Murphy bed. Love the “great room”. ) Just fabulous; the whole thing.

  • Kate
    August 4, 2015, 11:17 pm

    Love the light coming into this space. Haven’t seen a vintage kitchen sink like that for decades. All the comforts of home!

  • Nikki
    August 5, 2015, 1:40 am

    One of my favorites for sure. Can I ask what the total cost was to build?

  • Rick
    August 5, 2015, 7:19 pm

    I would like to see a floor plan of this

  • Susanne
    August 5, 2015, 11:22 pm

    It’s adorable!!!!!

  • Marsha Cowan
    August 6, 2015, 7:11 pm

    Very, very nice…I love the murphy bed and the loft window.

  • Cande
    August 8, 2015, 9:57 pm

    Really love this, however, like the others think the approx. cost involved, etc. be noted.

    • Eric
      February 29, 2016, 3:14 am

      Isn’t the cost somewhat irrelevant? Depends on where you live, if in the US then some parts are horrendously expensive. Can you say California? Others relatively cheap… and then again if from another country price may be reasonable there but look horrendous to US citizens.

  • Trish
    August 10, 2015, 10:36 am

    I would like to know the dimensions of the loft and the entire house. Is there any closet or storage space anywhere? Is the bathroom big enough to add a combo washer/dryer? The overall layout is very livable and roomy. It’s a great design. Kiddos to Art Design Build.

  • Nancy
    August 11, 2015, 10:12 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  • fletcher
    August 29, 2015, 6:35 pm

    Like everyone else I would like to see more of this little house and a copy of the floor plan. love it

  • Susan Jones
    September 1, 2015, 10:32 pm

    Maybe stack a washer and dryer in the bath..love the Murphy bed. Can’t do the loft but could be guest space.

  • Daniel
    September 11, 2015, 3:08 pm

    Love the kitchen! Any info on the smaller, over-the-cooktop microwave? It looks narrower than standard 30″. Thanks for any help!

  • kristina nadreau
    September 11, 2015, 5:51 pm


  • Nanny M
    September 11, 2015, 6:16 pm

    It’s all Sooooooo beautiful.

  • Nanny M
    September 11, 2015, 6:19 pm

    W/D would easily fit in the bathroom.

  • Liz
    September 14, 2015, 3:19 pm

    This house hardly looks like it’s only 340 sq.ft. It looks much larger than that. Love, love, love the kitchen with his farm sink and cupboards!!

  • Cynthia Barrett-Graham
    September 17, 2015, 5:26 am

    In planning stage to convert garage,(approx440sq. Ft.) Into casita,”tinyhouse”, mother-in-law suite when came across fabulous converted garage shown on tinyhouses , august 4,2015. My question is, how do I access the plans for this ? Thank you fou yor help, Cynthia

  • Linda lsaacson
    October 6, 2015, 5:40 pm

    I love it .I want .a cabin . not much money . I have acre s .and can’t .even put a cabin on it . its not in this place I’m stuck in . sad . I love my mountain s down there. I hate this city . there I got turkey and dears .

  • Jeremy
    October 7, 2015, 11:47 am

    Very nicely executed! Would be a perfect addition for when guests come over.

  • Valerie
    October 7, 2015, 1:01 pm

    The question most people always want to know – how much??? I checked the website and didn’t see a cost for this…. anyone know? This type of tiny house would be perfect for me, now I just need to find someone willing to let me convert a garage they happen to not be using – shouldn’t be too hard. 🙂

  • Betty
    October 7, 2015, 4:41 pm

    This is awesome. Kitchen and bathroom roomy, but would need stairs going to the loft.

  • gale
    October 7, 2015, 5:38 pm

    This is one of the best conversions I have seen. The attention to detail is wonderful. You get a very cozy and homelike feel in this home. It seems very spacious for the square footage. I am a full size fridge person but I am sure that could be worked into this design. Wonderful design!

  • Anne
    October 7, 2015, 7:47 pm

    Lovely! So airy, bright and comfortable. Love the Murphy bed! Kitchen is great too!

  • AVD
    February 28, 2016, 2:26 pm

    This conversion-cabin is quite well done. A washer-dryer would add convenience, so it may be worth considering a combo washer-dryer unit for similar small homes.
    I am a fan of the basic Murphy Bed concept. There are newer versions that incorporate a desk unit that “disappears” when one wants to transition from work to sleep mode.

  • Janp
    February 28, 2016, 3:22 pm

    Awesome. Love it. All of it!!!

  • Nancy N
    February 28, 2016, 8:03 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!!!! I’ll take one please!!!!!!

  • Peter Piper
    February 29, 2016, 12:52 am

    Wow! You could live in this and rent out the house!!

  • Gigi
    June 4, 2016, 7:30 pm

    Note to Alex: Thanks so much for posting links to so many little houses that are not on wheels.

  • Sabell
    October 10, 2017, 7:46 pm

    I love this particular creamy decor, and the hide-a-bed/murphy is a great addition. I think those who expect an entertainment centre behind there will be quite intrigued at the possibilities of a different kind of entertainment.

    I LOVE that Sink!!!! with it’s own modelled-in backsplash and drain board. And the fold-in Ladder! So many great ideas.

  • Julie
    October 10, 2017, 7:54 pm

    Love this. It is so well done.

  • Michael L
    October 10, 2017, 11:54 pm

    It’s amazing to see what some professional design assistance will do! I’ve had an architect friend do the plans for my tiny house!

  • Sherry
    October 11, 2017, 10:02 pm

    Now this garage was done tight! Very efficient and well designed. This one actually feels more like a home than an afterthought.

  • Nanny M
    October 13, 2017, 3:50 pm

    Lovely! And great storage.

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