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Honeycrisp Cottage in Southern Vermont: A 280 Square Foot Getaway


Coming in at 280-square feet, the Honeycrisp Cottage in Southern Vermont is a dreamy energy-efficient getaway, and a tiny house design worth bookmarking for your future build!

This home (@honeycrisp_cottage on Instagram) would make a perfect granny flat because of the open floor plan and downstairs bedroom, but really anyone interested in going tiny could enjoy this space! The Airbnb hosts designed the home themselves and included a floorplan (you can see below). They hired out some work and DIYed the rest, and the total cost to build was around $75,000. Book your stay on Airbnb!

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Energy-Efficient Tiny House Cottage in Vermont

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Images via Andrea/Airbnb

The house has a lovely open floorplan.

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Images via Andrea/Airbnb

The kitchen has a cooktop, convection oven, and refrigerator.

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Believe it or not, that’s a king-sized bed downstairs!

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The loft houses a queen-sized bed.

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The sectional faces the huge glass windows for gorgeous forest views.

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Love the twinkle lights!

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The sliding barn door takes you to the 3/4 bath.

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Such lovely and simple decor in this small house.

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There are little lights and outlets near the bed upstairs.

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I love the subway tile backsplash.

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And again in the shower stall. Lovely!

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Regular flush toilet in the bathroom (and look at that shower head!).

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The pebble tile floor is lovely.

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Here’s the floor plan for this cozy home!

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What a lovely morning glow.

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This cottage looks amazing in any weather!

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Highlights

  • Timber frame
  • Honeycrisp Cottage
  • 2 beds, 1 bath
  • Was built in 2016
  • LEED Compliant
  • VOC Free Paint
  • Firepit
  • 9 acres
  • Forest
  • Mountains
  • Trails
  • 1 hour from ski resorts
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • King bed
  • Loft with queen bed
  • Full bathroom

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Natalie C. McKee

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Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Stephan of Arkansas
    May 4, 2020, 4:56 pm

    Lovely modern design. Excellent the open space and glass for sun and views. However, in my experience, it is pure hell to change sheets on a bed that has no walking space between the bed and the adjacent walls (as in the downstairs bedroom here). These comments respectfully submitted.

    • Avatar Marcia
      May 4, 2020, 6:50 pm

      I agree with the sheets and walking space. Just me-I would put a Queen bed and possibly small nightstands with small lamps for reading and a place for Kindle, book, etc. Otherwise, it is perfection.

      • Avatar James D.
        May 6, 2020, 1:28 am

        Depends, it’s on the main floor… If it doesn’t already, could just put casters on it… Unlock the wheels and pull it out, fix the bed, push it back and then lock the wheels again…

        If you have the budget, there’s also self fixing bed systems that with a push of a button will reset the sheets and blankets… Or you can set up a rig to do it manually for less…

        Alternatively, tilting the bed sideways… can have a lifting system like you see with bed storage lifts… can allow you to get in that space and fix the bed…

        Outside the box thinking doesn’t have to just stop with the layout…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 5, 2020, 1:05 pm

      I can’t say you’re wrong Stephan! The only good thing is the hosts have to change the sheets and you as the guest do not haha!

  • Avatar Linda Tracy
    May 4, 2020, 5:38 pm

    Love it!!!

  • Avatar Sheila
    May 4, 2020, 9:30 pm

    Love this. The snow too!! Looks cozy and warm.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 5, 2020, 1:02 pm

      Sometimes a snowed-in vacation is the best kind!

  • Avatar Marie Sears
    May 16, 2020, 3:00 pm

    I would sleep upstairs, so if one person wants to get up early and do things-watch TV, make food, etc, u would not be disturbed as much by the noise. Also this lets u use the space down stairs for a closet, clock room etc.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 18, 2020, 2:04 pm

      Good idea!

  • Avatar Anion
    July 17, 2020, 3:13 pm

    What a lovely little cottage! I absolutely love the way the bed on the ground floor is tucked into its own little nook.

    I agree on changing the sheets, though, lol–crouching on the bed while trying to lift the corner of the mattress with one hand and slip the sheet over with the other is not fun! (At least that bed is on the floor, though–for ten years I had to do this on a top bunk for my younger daughter. What fun THAT was, lol.)

    But for anyone dealing with that, I found it a lot better to use a regular flat sheet and fold hospital corners/just fold under, rather than wrestling with a fitted sheet. Since you’re not trying to stretch the elastic on the fitted sheet, it’s a lot easier to make it reach, and you can adjust and straighten the folds from the “open” side of the bed (if there is one). If you’re really into it, you can buy elastic strips with clips to help hold the folded sheet in place once it’s done, though of course that creates the same problem of having to lift the mattress; they’re really good if you’re using this trick on bunk beds, though.

    It may not be easier for everyone, but it really was for me–and the bonus is that flat sheets are often less expensive than fitted ones! There are plenty of places online that will show you different ways to fold flat sheets to make them “foundation” sheets. I always buy and use only white sheets–my husband has over the years made me add a couple of colored sets, but in general I prefer white sheets–so it’s easy to mix and match them, too.

    I hope that helps!

    The main reason I commented, though, is to see what the dimensions are on this adorable cottage? It’s 280 sq ft, so I assume it’s 20 x 14? Maybe 23 x 12 (that’s 276 sq ft, but maybe it’s rounded up)? Or maybe it’s more like 18 x 14 and the square footage includes the loft?

    We’re in the early planning stages of building a guest cottage/home office/accessory building in our backyard, so this site is enormously helpful! And since this cottage isn’t on wheels, it’s exactly the sort of thing we’re looking for. Thank you for such a great site/resource!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      July 20, 2020, 10:05 am

      Oh that’s so helpful. Anyone else hate fitted sheets!? haha!

      I’m not positive on the dimensions, but you can contact the couple who built it on Instagram. They may even have rough plans >>> https://www.instagram.com/honeycrisp_cottage/

  • Avatar ERIC Drack
    July 17, 2020, 4:33 pm

    Natalie, what a great design. Are the plans available to purchase?

  • Avatar Katie
    August 17, 2020, 4:46 pm

    Oh my, I am in love with this house!! I’d just make it a tad bigger to fit a King bed so our doggos can fit with us 😉

  • Avatar Penelope
    September 26, 2020, 9:19 pm

    This is perfect, all I would do is add enough space for a closet and washer and dryer.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      September 28, 2020, 12:47 pm

      Yes that would be a must for me if I lived there full-time.

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