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Modern Beach Bungalow in Waveland, Mississippi


This is a beach bungalow on stilts in Waveland, Mississippi.

The 576-sq.-ft. home in the trees with 19-ft. ceilings is only two blocks from the beach. Check it out!

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Beach Bungalow Tree Cottage in Waveland, Mississippi

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There’s a massive fan to circulate the air and keep the place cool.

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I love when the sun shines in the house.

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Super-tall 12-ft. ceilings and windows in the bedroom.

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There’s a sliding glass door to let you outside for a view and some fresh air. There’s a mini-split air conditioner inside, too.

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More outdoor space. 🙂

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The lovely and spacious kitchen.

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The cottage has a luxurious bathroom.

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You can park under the cabin and the stairs are the only way up and down.

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The beach is about two blocks from the cottage.

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Highlights

  • 576-sq.-ft. home
  • On stilts
  • Beach cottage
  • 19-ft. ceilings
  • Relaxing and open design
  • Birdwatcher’s paradise
  • Native garden
  • Hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Fresh herbs
  • Two blocks to the beach
  • 2.5 miles to Bay St Louis
  • Fishing pier two blocks away

Modern design meets coastal comfort in this 576 sq ft home. 15′ in the trees with 19′ elevated ceilings, creates a unique environment for a coastal retreat. “Relaxing”, “open”, and “inspiring” are a few words we regularly hear from visitors. Our native garden, is full of birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies! Please help yourself to the herbs…..rosemary, mint, and basil!

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  • Redman Catskills
    December 5, 2021, 11:26 pm

    They showcased the building of this home on one of those Tiny Home TV shows. It was built by a woman, her new husband, and her teenage son. I didn’t think it was practical for 3 people, especially for privacy reasons. I think for a single person or a couple it would be great.

    • December 7, 2021, 1:48 pm

      Agree on privacy. It has a really nice layout but seems more suitable for a single person or couple.

  • Husabergchamp
    December 8, 2021, 2:01 pm

    Very nice, and I love it’s on stilts. I have seen what storm surges do to a ground level home.
    A question: What do the home owners do when a bad storm does come in? The cars are still vulnerable parked down below. Drive away till the water recedes? Does anyone build a garage that is built up above ground so the cars/cycles/etc can also be above a storm surge? A nice ramp to get the car up and down to the garage parking?

    • James D.
      December 8, 2021, 2:28 pm

      Tends to be cost prohibitive and can take up a lot of space that not every lot will support… Some areas may have a nearby multi-level parking garage, though, or shared parking garage that’s elevated. Otherwise, choices are evacuate or find a higher ground to leave the vehicle until you can come back for it…

      But, if you can afford it, there’s elevator car lifts, among other options…

  • Donna Rae
    December 16, 2021, 3:29 pm

    This is absolutely perfect, especially if you live where it floods. I see a lot of these near beaches but since so many rivers flood in that area, maybe all houses should consider it. Certainly all new construction. The stilts would be good for all areas, though. California should probably avoid that with the possibility of earthquakes! Granted, they only happen every 200 years or so but we are due so I’d rather have my house built in a way that wouldn’t sway back and forth so much! The house is lovely, though. Each area needs to take into consideration the challenges faced by homes when things don’t go quite right.

    • James D.
      December 17, 2021, 3:50 am

      Well, stilt houses can be engineered to handle earthquakes. Just like skyscrapers, etc. Just may be a little cost prohibitive but it can be done…

      Look up examples like Tsunami House, on Camano Island WA… Standing roughly 30 feet tall, it’s designed to withstand the impact of high-velocity wave walls (Tsunami) with heights of up to eight feet as well as a 7.8 scale earthquake and 85 mph lateral winds.

      Another example is from FT architects who designed a japanese ‘stilt house’ with influence from indonesian farmhouses, and Japan is a seismically active region that they would have had to engineer it to handle…

  • Linda Tracy
    January 9, 2022, 2:38 pm

    I’m in love!!!

  • Stephan of Arkansas
    January 9, 2022, 7:18 pm

    Brilliant for one or two people!!! Exactly the kind of beach house that I would love to have if I had the money — but I don’t. It is just enough house in which to enjoy a comfortable, airy escape for a few days or a few weeks. But only that. Certainly not for full time residence.

    Of course it is essential to be on stilts to try to survive hurricane and tide surges. But, face it, if a hurricane like Camille is headed toward this area, the house will not survive. Hurricane force wide and tide surges will ensure that the house ends up in pieces 10 + miles inland.

    Friends of my brother have a similar place near the beach not far from Galveston, TX. They built their beach cottage knowing that one day they would certainly lose it to a major storm/hurricane. So they did not use pricey building materials and did not put expensive antiques or art there, because one day Mother Nature will certainly reduce the house to nothingness. Seems to me that theirs is the correct attitude when one builds a dwelling on the coast. The owners can enjoy it for a decade or two or three maybe four, but one day Mother Nature pull it down.

    These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

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