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Kvale Hytte Cottage at Conover Commons Pocket Community

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This is a gorgeous Kvale Hytte Cottage in the middle of a luxurious garden in Redmond, Washington.

Outside, you’ll notice a rustic split-rail fence portioning off a lush garden. The creamy yellow board and batten exterior are complemented by white trim and a burnt orange door welcomes visitors. Modern wicker furniture sits on the large front porch overlooking the rest of the Conover Commons Pocket Community.

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Kvale Hytte Cottage at Conover Commons Pocket Community

Kvale Hytte Cottage at Conover Commons Pocket Community

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When you go inside, you’ll see a bright white open floor plan home with beautiful pine floors. Light gray furniture and a cozy wood burning stove sit in the living area which is lit up with plenty of natural light from skylights. The kitchen includes a full stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator, as well as a large island for extra counter space. There is a window-encased breakfast nook with views of the garden. The master bedroom leads to a back porch through glass sliders. The spa-style master bathroom features the same clean white color scheme. Take the stairs to the loft, where you’ll find another bedroom with skylights and two twin beds, an office space overlooking the main living area of the cottage, and another luxurious bathroom.

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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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  • Marcy
    February 13, 2016, 8:29 am

    Thanks for posting this, Natalie. It’s charming. And in the middle of tht gorgeous garden.

  • Brian
    February 13, 2016, 8:57 am


    550 grand for 1000 sq ft though.

    • Peter Piper
      February 13, 2016, 11:27 am

      Yep. It seems that corruption has drifted into the tiny house movement and priced them out of the range of those interested in them. I am a B-I-G fan of tiny homes but this is ridiculous highway robbery. I would prefer to purchase a back yard shed and convert it myself. No way would I (or ANYONE tiny house fan I know) be swindled by this corrupt system.

      • JMBarrett
        February 26, 2016, 10:46 am

        I agree with your comment wholeheartedly. I have seen many tiny homes online, and this isn’t one. And the cost! Are you kidding me? I live in 1600 sq. ft. and it cost under $105K and comes on a 10,000 sq ft lot. It seems the tiny house industry has been infiltrated by hedge fund managers looking to squeeze every dime of profit out of what was begun as a low-cost, small footprint model.

        The house is beautiful; that is not the point. As someone posted, it could be built for about $56K in Costa Rica, complete with lush surroundings. Why would you pay $500K??? Ridiculous.

        • Eric
          January 7, 2017, 5:11 pm

          Indeed, why? But, and I’ve only looked at the pics, costs could include any, and possibly all, of the following: Expensive part of the country (oh, it’s near Seattle?). Rapacious HOA. Co-ownership of large community land. Financial Sharks. Sheer greed. To list just a few of the possibilities.

        • Ken
          December 22, 2017, 4:51 am

          We have found a VERY similar floorplan with two bedrooms and one bath, no loft, and no garage. We are going to add a third bedroom on a one acre lot here in north Georgia. Builder can do for $100 a SF albeit that is builder grade material. Even here we have seen prices from $250-350 a SF! Highway robbery!

      • Kate
        July 13, 2017, 11:59 pm

        There are many reasons people choose to go tiny…price is not the only factor.
        Running costs, Eco friendly, wasted space, to free up more usable land for gardening (or more housing), manageability…and so many other reasons.
        Look at these larger priced houses for ideas you can implement in your own tiny house, and adapt he budget to suit yourself, if that is your main concern.
        This is what the original owner wanted in their tiny, don’t bag them for their choices, but applaud them for their courage in working to normalise tiny for everyone (especially for those wanting to build or live tiny in their area).

  • Shane
    February 13, 2016, 9:46 am

    Love the interior as well as the layout. As Brian stated 500 thou do US is a bit steep, and would only be good for a summer cottage here in Canada.

  • david root
    February 13, 2016, 10:09 am

    what is price on this tiny house

  • Darla Kane
    February 13, 2016, 1:30 pm

    It says SMALL house not TINY house. I think it is amazing and perfect in appearance and size. I just couldn’t live in anything under 800sq ft. And that is still SMALL and perfect. I love the porches on these houses.

  • Steven
    February 13, 2016, 7:50 pm

    Are you sure that’s a wood burning stove? Do you have any info for that stove? I’m in the market for my small 500 sq.ft house.

    • Eric
      January 7, 2017, 5:18 pm

      Yes it is a wood stove. Info, afraid I have none. But, to my mind, how foolish to run the chimney out the wall instead of up to the and through the roof. Loss of a lot of heat to the house by going through the wall.

      • Sherry Niblock
        July 11, 2017, 3:58 pm

        No more loss of heat through a wall than a roof if done right. Our home is heated by a propane fireplace and the chimney, while hidden inside, goes right through the wall. It was the only way to do it given code restrictions. We’ve had our home checked for air leaks and there is none at that juncture. As far as the price goes…location, location, location. This isn’t Costa Rica. It’s Redmond, WA…home of Bill Gates and Microsoft millionaires. $500k is comparable with the low end of family homes there…unless you go outside of Redmond proper.

        • Eric
          July 16, 2017, 4:00 am

          Oh Sherry, it isn’t heat loss through leaks, its heat loss through lack of thermal convection (if that’s the correct term). By having the chimney go straight out the wall all the heat that would be radiated into the room via the chimney wall surface is instead radiated to the great outdoors, hence why one should, where practicable, have the chimney go up and out the ceiling/roof to maximise heat radiation into the living space. Every little bit helps.

  • Gabrielle Charest
    February 14, 2016, 12:09 pm

    My apartment is about a mile away from these homes. As pointed out by others, they are not tiny but rather more of a medium size, and they have all the amenities along with a shared plot of land. $500,000 may seem a lot, but this is Redmond WA, home of Microsoft, where a lot of people would find that price reasonable. New homes in the area have 3,000+ square feet and are selling for $900,000 and up.
    When I first started reading about tiny homes I was drawn in not only by their size but also by the creative people who were building them: hard-working, intelligent people who prefer to avoid the debt burden of mortgages so they can enjoy life. But, like any movement, it morphs. Although tiny homes are still being created, some are providing more luxurious homes suitable for the wealthier among us. I don’t think this is corruption but rather a matter of supply and demand. After all, no one forces anyone to buy a home. The bigger issue is to revise and expand zoning laws so those who want tiny homes won’t face so many restrictions on land use.
    Now that I am retired and on a fixed income, I view all of the designs just to take away ideas that appeal to me. Within a year I should be able to have something unique to my tastes and needs. I can’t wait!

    • Melody
      February 16, 2016, 1:35 pm

      Thank you for your comment. I always appreciate a local perspective. I live in Missouri and frankly almost all of the pre-built tiny houses are at a premium price when you can buy a small to medium house on a lot for 80,000 or less if you wanted a tiny house I’ve seen 2 bedroom, 1 bath homes go for as low as 29,000. In some places a tiny house would be a bargain I understand. It’s like you said supply and demand. I love the style and efficiency of the tiny homes. However, since I’m not nomadic, I will be building a home with concepts from the tiny house movement, or be remodeling an existing property. A tiny home isn’t feasible right now:) Who knows,things change.

    • kristina nadreau
      March 17, 2016, 4:10 pm

      thank you for a note of reality for all those people who think the price in the rural south is the price for all, everywhere.

      • Janice Izlar
        April 5, 2016, 5:44 pm

        I agree. The tiny houses would be a great idea to help the homeless, our
        forgotten veterans, the mentally ill, and other disadvantaged. I am concerned about the children. Every child needs a place to call home.
        I am a former teacher of special needs children, 2nd grade, and behavioral disordered.

        • jaykay
          April 8, 2016, 7:50 am

          Thanks for your comments; your big heart is evident!
          And thank you for caring for special needs/behavior disorder children. Having a profoundly disable grandson makes me appreciate all that people like you do for these special ones.

    • Vicki Lingle
      April 23, 2016, 2:47 am

      If this house were in Vancouver, BC, Canada, not far north of this house, it would cost more than a million dollars.
      The price has nothing to do with the type or size of the house. The price is directly related to the value of the land, regardless of what is sitting on it.
      Those who want a house, either large or small, that is
      inexpensive need to find it in a location where land values are low. Unfortunately, land values are often low because no one wants to live there, which means jobs are hard to come by. Or perhaps the area is a lovely place to live, but there are few jobs, so housing costs are low.
      This house is in the Seattle area, where there are lots of well-paying jobs right now, (although it wasn’t like that when I lived there), and housing is in high demand.

    • Sherry Niblock
      July 11, 2017, 3:59 pm

      Gabrielle – Very insightful comments. Thank you!

  • Elle
    February 15, 2016, 11:27 pm


    • Nancy N
      March 14, 2016, 9:25 am

      2nd that!

  • Nanny M
    February 16, 2016, 3:28 pm

    As has been noted, this is not a “tiny”, just an adorable little house in an premium town. Such has been happening for centuries. Not related to “the tiny house movement”. This site just includes these other ideas for our enjoyment and information. No corruption involved.

  • Tadashi
    February 25, 2016, 12:40 am

    This is hardly tiny and much resembles my home which is 1000 sq ft. It is beautiful and functional though and I hope the price is simply adjusted to the inflation of the area but we live in a very metropolitan area and downsized to our home (saving money and a million hassles) and it was very affordable at around $200k. I can’t imagine paying much more though.

    I appreciate that storage and functionality features were well considered and placed though. Much better than always retrofitting (as we have done but we are a home of designers, engineers and organizers so this comes easily). Most people struggle mightly with figuring out solutions.

    • Sandi B
      March 18, 2016, 1:21 am

      This is not intended to be tiny, however, 1000 square feet is not large, but a small home and downsizing means different things for different people. The small/tiny house movement is not intended for everyone and the THOWs were created to circumvent zoning requirements. This is still small by today’s standards and looks larger due to windows and loads of white paint. It is a great and functional design with a lot of usable space, great porches and a garage.

    • Janice Izlar
      April 5, 2016, 5:36 pm

      I love this house. I have the land, and a builder who has agreed to build it.
      It will have to be handicapped accessible since I have early stages of Parkinson’s disease, possible Alzheimer’s or Lewey Body dementia.

      • Tyna Murray
        April 2, 2017, 1:28 pm

        So happy that you found a builder to build this house. How did you get the plans? My husband and I love this house. Have no idea where to start. Thanks

  • February 29, 2016, 1:21 pm

    OOOOhhhhh…..I wouldn’t want to live that close to the Cascadia fault/tsunami site that is going to come sometime in the next 50 years!

    • Gabrielle Charest
      February 29, 2016, 7:27 pm

      Seriously? I have lived in New England and experienced hurricanes, floods, and even a couple of tornadoes. When I lived in California I experienced an earthquake – but I’d move back there in a heartbeat if I could afford it. Now I’m here in Washington. I believe you can’t live in fear of what might happen. You could, and die slip, fall, hit your head in your bathtub. Does this mean you give up bathing?

  • kat greasby
    March 8, 2016, 9:10 pm

    i own in pahoa hawaii, an will build on the other side of island within a year. considering home packages, although to build a small house (7-900 sf) looks inviting. what would be the cost, ball park, …any basic prices i can go off….thank you

  • March 17, 2016, 11:31 am

    This place has GREAT style inside! Great layout!!!

  • kristina nadreau
    March 17, 2016, 4:19 pm

    As soon as I saw the pictures of this gorgeous small house I knew there would be complainst about the price. It would not matter what the price was, if it was over $15k, a flock of posters would complain and make wild accusations about price gouging etc. and of course it was exactly what occurred. those posters are not going to read the responses from the people who live in the area and know property values. The design is great, regardless of the location. Stick built permant location, (not mobile) house prices are dependent on location. BTW I live in Central America and you would have to be very, very careful to get this house built in Costa Rica for $65,000 US dollars, as someone one claimed. That price would not include the land. and more importantly with the subtropical climate here, this is not the house design to build in Central America. and the electricical and water mechanical systems would be entirely different than what you would expect in Redmond, Washington.

  • Cat
    March 17, 2016, 11:08 pm

    This is the tiny houses newsletter, I do not think this is the kind of houses that people are looking for, if I am not wrong. Are we suppose to downsize and live better without worry about exorbitant prices that we have to pay for or worry about mortgages. Sometime I think people are taking advantage of living tiny!

    • Vicki Lingle
      April 23, 2016, 3:21 am

      Whether or not this is a down size/down price for an individual depends entirely on where the house you are selling is located.
      This house is $500,000 – that is down size/down price for many people and many houses in North America, and those people are also interested in looking at houses of this type.

  • Peter Piper
    March 18, 2016, 12:46 pm

    I’ve been so disappointed by tiny house communities lately. People have told me that they move in and find that the fees amount to about the same you would pay to rent a fairly decent sized apartment. My (and many others’) reason for purchasing a tiny house is to be debt free. Paying upkeep fees every month instead of mowing your own tiny lawn is not being free of debt.

  • Beth
    March 18, 2016, 4:22 pm

    Please don’t exclude those of us who are looking for larger tiny homes. Many days I only have time to check the sq. Footage of the homes on the newsletter and I only look at anything over 450 sq. Ft. that’s not on wheels. Surely there enough room for both types of shoppers? Or maybe us 450-900 sq.ft. “cottage-type home” hunters should have our own site? Just saying…

    • Alex
      March 19, 2016, 11:46 am

      Hi Beth. yes! Don’t worry, I won’t. Tiny is relative, I’ll always cover everything from micro-size to small. Normally as tiny as 30 sq. ft. and as large as 1300 sq. ft. to showcase all options for people from singles traveling/adventuring to large families who want to simplify or couples who want to entertain/have people stay over frequently.

    • Alex
      March 19, 2016, 11:48 am

      That’s a good idea! I may create a “small” home blog that solely focuses on 450 sq. ft. + and keep tinyhousetalk “tiny” but for now we have our small sectiion here: https://tinyhousetalk.com/category/small-houses/ anbd tiny houses here: https://tinyhousetalk.com/category/tiny-houses/ 🙂

  • Beth
    March 19, 2016, 12:40 pm

    Hi Alex, I really appreciate your inclusive attitude. There are a lot of us who are looking to simply downsize. I’m retired and in fairly good health but 200 sq.ft, off the grid, tiny homes on wheels are not for me. I’m researching cottage-type options that are easy to build and easy on the pocketbook. You guys do a good job of showcasing all types of options and providing good links to explore. So please, Peter Piper et al, share some of this good info with us — play nice! Thanks so much Alex, you guys are doing a great job!

  • Tari
    March 21, 2016, 2:13 pm

    Location, location, location!!!
    I too live in Washington State, specifically Vancouver (southern tip of WA, just across the bridge from Portland, Oregon which is a tiny house mecca). I can drive an hour in any direction and enjoy the beach, skiing, desert, windsurfing & forest hiking. For me the best part is no big bugs or venomous snakes! Shhhh… yes it rains but ONLY in winter months. Summers are dry & beautiful. Having beautiful living conditions plus Microsoft Nike etc has created higher property costs/cost of living BUT this forum is free as is adding to my wish list some of the fantastic & beautiful ideas this home presents!
    Keep in mind any ideas that are loved in “small” homes can be scaled down to fit “tiny” homes too. It’s the ideas that are important.
    What I love the most about this home is how it can be built nearly anywhere! If you have $550 to spend… then spend. If you live in Kentucky where property is more budget friendly then… more power to you! Great job with the small house.

  • Barbara
    March 24, 2016, 6:44 am

    The 9 months of cold misty rain I experienced living near Portland Oregon for 3 years cured me of any romance about the Pacific NW. Yes, it is incredibly gorgeous for 3 months out of the year, but when I began to grow moss behind my knees and in my armpits, we retired and moved to Florida. Hubs was raised in southern California and I in the SW and in Florida, and we were both miserable there. The soles of our shoes rotted from walking outdoors in the rainy winter! This morning’s temperature is 52F, and far too cold for us, so for months we’ve been planning our move to Costa Rica. One can choose the elevation and thus the temperatures that are most comfortable for living there, and because a Costa Rican resident replied about the cost of building there, I have already emailed him for more information. A house like this one – well, one without stairs, more appropriately, and within walking distance of the ocean (where one can actually swim in warm water), would be my dream come true. We need sunshine to warm our old bones, and we’re going to get more of it, and a lot more “pura vida” that we have ever gotten before, even in Oregon. I’ll happily trade the moose and elk for toucans, scarlett macaws, and monkeys and jaguars. The crocs won’t bother me either, because I know not to bother them. I swam and skiied daily all summer long in an alligator infested lake, and we regularly shoo them off the golf course here.

    • Lori
      March 25, 2016, 12:00 pm

      Hi Barbara,
      I’ve been researching and visiting which country I am going to retire to within Central America, for over 7 years now. And when I saw tiny houses for the first time, I, too, want to have my 450+ sq ft small house (no stairs) built in Nicaragua’s Central Valley. Costa Rica’s Central Valley is my favorite, but it’s too expensive for me to live there. I love looking at all the tiny houses each day = great job Alex. The ingenuity that goes into the blue prints and viewing the tiny houses after their built is amazing. Good luck Barbara. I know you will love Costa Rica

  • Patrick
    March 27, 2016, 4:58 pm

    I agree with pretty much all the previous posters; I can see and appreciate each viewpoint. Regarding cost, for Redmond, WA, it appears the asking price is within normal parameters for the region. It takes a substantial income to live anywhere near Seattle, these days. So corruption is not necessarily a factor in setting that price. (Bear in mind, the cost of everything is high in the Puget Sound region, including labor and code compliance.) In contrast, I live in a small farming town in Eastern WA, where property values are a pittance compared to those on the west side of the state. My 850 sq. ft. house, on a 10,000 sq. ft. double lot with detached 2-car garage, is valued at around $60,000. I have all the comforts of home, with ample gardening/landscaping opportunities, for the tiniest fraction of the cost of the Redmond house. But everything’s relative: there’s almost no cultural activities nearby (for entertainment, I listen for the tom pheasants crowing down the alley); and employment is a 37-mile drive away. Still, this suits my temperament and lifestyle. I don’t have a mortgage hanging over my head, the size of which only a millionaire could hope to pay-off in their lifetime. As costly as the featured house is, I still appreciate the design ideas it presents, so including it on a Tiny House site is (marginally) appropriate. I consider this site an idea and inspiration go-to place; not a site which prescribes how any of us should live. Keep the inspiration coming….

    • Gabrielle Charest
      March 27, 2016, 7:33 pm

      Great post, Patrick. You are living life on your terms, and I admire that. As for me, a retiree with fixed income, I view this blog for ideas and inspiration. Soon I will be moving into a family member’s spacious home, and I will be purchasing a shed to insulate and decorate so I can have my own special pod, a place to relax and enjoy my crafts. tinyhousetalk shows me creative and budget-wise ways to use space. Many thanks to Alex and the wonderful people who comment who provide me with perspective (and keep my brain thinking)!

    • Kathy Khoshfahm
      July 11, 2017, 1:23 pm

      Well stated Patrick…

  • April 4, 2016, 4:18 pm

    sweet, but 1 on their site was 1000sf and listed for $583k, wow…..r

  • Gabrielle Charest
    April 5, 2016, 1:12 am

    To all those who are complaining about high prices and corruption in the tiny/small house movement: if you have lived in one place all your life it is difficult to contemplate seemingly overpriced homes. My answer? Educate yourself through travel or the internet to learn about a different state or area before you comment. Having lived in western Massachusetts towns, poor, rural Vermont, rural, eastern Connecticut and then California, I understand how the cost of living differs. After retirement and the housing crash I relocated to the Seattle area, near family. I have learned so much about people, lifestyles, employment opportunities, and housing over the past decades. What I want to get across to the readers is that costs are RELATIVE. It is less frustrating and more productive to focus on appreciating the homes we see on this blog. I love new ideas, creative solutions, and inspirational design. Thank you, Alex, for opening our eyes and minds.

  • Elizabeth
    April 13, 2016, 2:56 pm

    I do like this design. I know enough about construction in residential homes to make the changes that would work for me. As we all know, anyone that has been in construction for many years can build the home of their choice and it be a lot cheaper. Just know what you are doing before you start. My choice is at least 900 SQ. ft. living area + carport/garage/storage. Everyone to their own preference.

  • Carl Cooper
    April 20, 2016, 3:20 pm

    Well I have read many of the comments and as usual they are varied according to each persons viewpoint. As some of the commenters said TINY is really relative. Few of the commenters are people who have been in the construction and design industry and are trying to find their way. I have been designing and building many styles of homes for the last 40 years and find the NEW tiny home concept interesting as if it is new. Tiny homes have been around for the last hundred or more years. They are not new. Again what is VIEWED as something new usually is not. It is only new to those who have not heard of it before. Mobile homes are small manufactured homes and moveable. They can be tiny by some people’s standards. Yet affordable but because they have received a negative press over the years they are not viewed as attractive. Recreational vehicles are truly tiny and have been around for some time. I was brought up in a 7ft by 35ft. House trailer in the 50’s , that is 245 sq. ft. We thought it was huge. Two adults and two teens. Did I hate it no because that is what we had and were used to. Some years ago my wife and I had major health issues and lost everything and had to start over. We live in a 35 ft by 7 ft. fifth wheel for 10 years and loved it. I eventually wanted more room so I designed and built an 800 square foot modular home on a mobile home base for around 25,000.00. I could do that because of my back ground and ability. A big majority of the materials were recycled I had collected from jobs done. It incorporates access to the fifth wheel for guest accommodations and use. The point is those who cannot do the same must do their homework to know what they can accomplish and how to get the home they will be comfortable with. 550k for a small house you can afford is ok in its location. Location is the key. I live in Texas so you have to take heat into consideration here. Thanks for you site and the opportunity of sharing ideas. Love the cottage and will help my daughter build one as a guest house in Fort Worth.

    • Gigi
      April 21, 2016, 6:40 pm

      Thank you, Carl Cooper, for your sensible and rational overview. You are 100% correct to say that tiny is not new and that the cost of well-built homes is relevant. I’m sure your daughter is going to love her new guest house.

  • kristina nadreau
    May 8, 2016, 7:34 pm

    this house was priced at $583,000 when listted. It closed at $640,000.

    • Helen
      January 6, 2019, 8:33 am

      It was at the auction for the price to go so far? Are we compeeting with milionaires on the buying of tiny homes who were initially destinated to low income and homeless? Where should they go live?

  • Gigi
    May 9, 2016, 2:57 am

    Reality check: for homes that are not on wheels you have to look at the cost of the LAND rather than the square footage of the home. It makes all the difference. And if it’s too expensive for you, don’t buy it.

  • Saturday Sportsman
    May 10, 2016, 11:42 pm

    Do want!

  • Annette
    January 6, 2017, 6:45 pm

    If good design were all that is required for pure happiness and world peace, then these cottages would win a Nobel. It’s not so much that I have to have one – I can translate so many of their principles to my own small space right now: a strictly limited palette combined with good organization and clear surfaces are the way to a calm home.

  • Cynthia Staggs
    January 6, 2017, 6:51 pm

    This is an adorable cottage. Ross Chapin architect sells the same or very close to this cottage floor plan. I have admired his plans for many years and he has many plans from tiny to large homes. Thanks for sharing this because I love his cottage style plans.

  • Susanne
    January 6, 2017, 7:08 pm

    Lovely… ( though should be, right?!) yeah when ya hear Microsoft, cha-ching! Makes it very difficult for others to live in the area…who don’t make those salaries.
    Kristina- I’d love to know what type of work you are doing in Central America?

  • David Harriman
    January 7, 2017, 5:35 am

    Looks great apart from the dead cow on the floor in the lounge. That’s the only thing I’d change though; everything else is light and airy and looks like a really nice place to relax.

  • jm
    January 7, 2017, 10:31 am

    Sometimes I wonder if cost should be mentioned at all. It is such a distraction and has so many variables…Take the best design elements, incorporate them into your plans and get multiple estimates. Have them give you a schedule of values (shopping list)–and tweak to your heart’s content.
    Tiny houses and THOWs are two very different animals. Financing, codes, construction…everything about the two are different.

      January 9, 2017, 8:24 pm

      Agreed…! You are spot on….!

  • Nancy
    January 9, 2017, 11:37 am

    SOLD May 22, 2015 – $546,000. 1,000 square foot, two bedroom, 1.75 bath cottage in Redmond, WA

  • Chris
    January 11, 2017, 1:15 pm

    Where is the furnace and laundry located in this house?

    • Natalie
      January 12, 2017, 8:28 am

      Might be tucked away in a closet we don’t see here 🙂

  • Harold Bartlett
    March 17, 2017, 3:02 pm

    How can I get a rendering or a floor plan for the Kvalle Hytte House

  • Claudia Phillips
    July 11, 2017, 10:45 am

    This house is so beautiful. (Although the price is ridiculous.) I live in a 750 sq. ft. house in Atlanta. That’s just the right size for me. (I’m single and my kids are grown.) I’m going to take some inspiration from this house for my own. The decor is wonderful.

  • July 11, 2017, 4:24 pm

    Is a wonderful ” Naif Art Postcard”

  • Otessa Regina Compton
    July 11, 2017, 5:55 pm


  • Michael L
    July 11, 2017, 11:32 pm

    I amazes me that so many people fail to recognize some basics of business. The First being free enterprise! There can be a market for homes in various price points. If you happen to not be shopping that price point… that’s your choice. But is it really necessary to bash those that might be?

    Second… fair market value is NOT based on what you think a home should cost!

    People are constantly crying about how prices are driving people out of the tiny house market. When actually we see all price levels of homes featured here. If something is too pricey for you… it’s simply that… too pricey for you!

  • Pam
    July 11, 2017, 11:58 pm

    This is absolutely out-of-this-world gorgeous!

  • Susanne
    July 12, 2017, 12:25 am

    I really want to know what people can afford that DONT work at Microsoft or Nike and don’t make 6 figures.

    • Alex
      July 12, 2017, 12:27 pm

      I know, Susanne, it’s very frustrating. The housing market has become extremely overpriced yet again. It’s sad and frustrates me so much that real estate prices came down for only a few short years after the market collapse in 08-09, and now we’re in a similar situation. Even worse, the people who lost everything never had a chance to buy when things were affordable. I’ll do a better job of finding more affordable things to share.

  • Joe
    July 12, 2017, 4:47 pm

    This is the kind of place I would love to live in. Really, really beautiful.

  • Dee Miller
    December 25, 2017, 5:26 pm

    Well designed but the price is out of this world. I know it’s near Seattle, but still. It didn’t cost that much to build, even with high end products. We built a log home, same size, but did the work ourselves for under $100k just a few years ago, big difference is we did it in rural NY. I think that if you want an affordable tiny house you are better off learning some skills and willing to spend the time doing most if not all the work yourself. We found it cheaper to forgo the day job and make building our job. It can make home ownership affordable.

  • Kacmor
    August 1, 2018, 11:31 pm

    Nobody commented on the sign “natural yard care neighborhood safe for kids and pets”. So cute and so welcome. Some of my neighbors in Boston give me an evil eye, because my greenery is “natural”, not of the planted variety, and only cut down to regulation size, to avoid fines. It doesn’t have any chemicals for years, and animals know it. Just few days ago a bunny rabbit came out, just a few feet away from me, collected a mouthful of leaves and started munching on them, while looking at me. What a beautiful feeling, to be given such a stamp of approval. Of course my reaction would be different, if that same bunny tried to munch on my garden. Hahaha! But that topic is yet another thing to consider and plan for, when you go tiny. How will you affect your environment and how it will affect you. We forgot the tricks our great grandparents knew, instead we surrounded ourselves with rules and regulations. For everything. Instead of education and information, we push for codes. Freedom to use common sense and permission to use one’s imagination are gone. We need to know, nobody breaks the rules. And that, way more than location drives up the prices for housing. Tiny or not. As usual, it will have to get way worse, before it gets better. Am I the only one to see something very sad in the fact, that decent folks have to relocate to South America to live their golden years struggling to learn the new language, new customs and new set of rules, while hoping they stay healthy, because their homeland priced them out of their modest wants and needs? Oh well, maybe they wanted to have new challenges and new experiences, to not to grow stagnant. Maybe.

    August 2, 2018, 1:24 am

    I loved it! Wouldnt be able to get up the stairs but the downstairs looks great. Very nice job folks!

  • Susan
    November 10, 2018, 11:26 am

    I love everything about this home. It’s perfect! I am one of those tiny/small house fans to pay a little more for what I want….but not this price. It’s ridiculous!

  • josey
    August 2, 2019, 4:38 pm

    how can i get the house plan for this cottage?

  • Linda Smith
    October 22, 2019, 11:36 pm

    I cannot find the square footage or a house plan.

  • Debbie
    November 3, 2019, 8:04 pm

    How can I get the measurements of the house/rooms and the square footage of Kvale Hytte Cottage very very interested in building small home in this style

  • Debbie
    November 4, 2019, 9:33 am

    Would love to see floor plan with measurements of each room and also square footage of house. What site can I go to about this.

  • Marlene
    December 10, 2019, 9:38 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Really like the layout of this cottage. The light bright inside really makes the space larger. Having two bedrooms is a bonus!

    Thank you for posting this tiny house.

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