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Living and Working in her 280-sq.-ft. Cottage

Denise is a knitwear designer and sewing patternmaker running a successful business from her 280-square-foot tiny cottage in California. She intentionally chose to rent a tiny space, so she could afford to live in an area where homes cost $2 million!

Her meticulously organized space features a separate bathroom and micro kitchen, and she’s arranged the studio space to fit her living, sleeping, and workspaces. Enjoy the video tour of her space below!

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She Lives & Works in Her Well-Designed Minimalist Space

Storage bins under the bed store her yarn and shoes.

Her space is carefully divided into “zones” for work and play.

She also has a lovely outdoor living area.

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  • Denise, a knitwear designer and sewing patternmaker, lives and works in a 280-square-foot tiny cottage in California.
  • She intentionally chose a tiny space to afford living in an area where homes cost $2 million.
  • Her space is meticulously organized with separate zones for living, sleeping, and working.
  • She has storage bins under the bed for yarn and shoes.
  • Her well-designed space includes a separate bathroom and micro kitchen.
  • Denise also enjoys a lovely outdoor living area.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Donna Rae
    November 3, 2022, 2:50 pm

    Very nice! I love how her “work” area expands and contracts as she needs them while providing a spacious feel while it is all put away…no crowded feeling at all. Love that folding table! Again wishing for more photos which I find are still needed even when you furnish a video. A floor plan would be nice, too. Regardless, all that you show us is appreciated!

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 4, 2023, 8:04 pm

    Really nice!! I love it!

  • Liz
    January 4, 2023, 11:21 pm

    I was looking forward to seeing a video about the home; not ads, a Fashion show and starting the video over and over.

    • James D.
      January 5, 2023, 1:48 am

      Stories about homes aren’t always going to be about only the technical details because homes will also involve the people who live in them, their life, and how they are using the home, which gives the home purpose and the reason people can value their home so much more than just a material object but something that directly effects their life…

      This is very much the case here because this has nothing to do with a builder, as the title of the article, “Living and Working in her 280-sq.-ft. Cottage”, suggests. It was originally an unremarkable space before she rented it and moved in, transforming it into something that could serve her needs and help her achieve her goals. Thus, what she does with the space, like running her business as a knitwear designer and sewing pattern maker, is very much part of the story here and the real reason the tour of her home was even done in the first place…

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