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Honeycrisp Cottage in Southern Vermont: A 280 Square Foot Getaway

Coming in a 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.

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Energy-Efficient Tiny House Cottage in Vermont


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The house has a lovely open floorplan.


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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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Natalie C. McKee

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 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!

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