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Old Garage Converted into Tiny Cottage

This is an old garage converted into a tiny cottage in Portland, Oregon.

From the outside, you’ll notice it has a classic cottage look and feel.

When you go inside, you’ll find a studio layout with a bed, kitchenette, and bathroom.

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Old Garage Converted into Tiny Cottage

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This 1904 garage-turned studio apartment is fully equipped with queen bed, compact kitchen, full bathroom including bath/shower combo, extra storage and washer/dryer. The studio is set back from the road quite a bit and surrounded by trees and greenery. It shares a comfortable outdoor area for those wonderful Portland evenings. But it is an easy walk to all kinds of good food and drink. Alberta Arts, Mississippi, Fremont and Williams Avenue are not far away.

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  • Dominick Bundy
    April 21, 2016, 1:36 pm

    Very nicely done warm inviting and cozy pictures. Thing is , It’s all bed!! with a kitchenette. there is no table to sit and eat meals on, or use as a computer work space.. . no dresser or closet space for clothes and other personal things to store..or space to put any of the mentioned things..

    • Peter Piper
      April 21, 2016, 3:18 pm

      Yep, you’re right. I would have added a murphy bed to save all that space!

    • Mame
      January 16, 2017, 4:44 pm

      That was my thought also… a great little space but missing a couple of important things. If it’s just for one person, then a single bed dressed up as a ‘day bed’ would provide a type of sofa and also space for other stuff too. Otherwise, very nice.

  • Misty
    April 21, 2016, 5:34 pm

    I have heard of bed jack devices that raise the bed to the ceiling to free up space during the day; which sounds appealing. Personally, I like futons for day/night functionality.

  • Catherine
    January 2, 2017, 4:18 pm

    I finally found a tiny house that fits my style perfectly. I have the one car garage but I’m unable to find a carpenter that will attempt the job. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • JJ
    January 2, 2017, 6:44 pm

    Too bad no one can live in it, now that it is Air BnB’d.
    The movement is about Tiny Living, not tiny visiting.

    • Natalie
      January 3, 2017, 9:29 am

      Some Airbnbs can be rented for long-term stays, particularly if you ask. So these can be great for folks who aren’t ready to purchase yet. — Tiny House Talk Team

      • JJ
        January 3, 2017, 1:11 pm

        A ‘long stay’ still is not living in a place. Air BnB is taking units off the market as people are investing in properties & units strictly to rent short term. It’s driving up rents. What started as a nice idea – share your house or apartment while you’re away for the summer or whatever – and has become another abused system.

        • Tom
          January 16, 2017, 4:34 pm

          That doesn’t make sense. More units available would drive rent prices down.

        • JJ
          January 16, 2017, 5:22 pm

          Why do people keep repeating that? We have FOR LEASE signs and vacant storefronts all over Berkeley & the SF Bay Area which is supposedly having a housing shortage. There are sign-spinners on the corners attracting people to the open houses in the “luxury” (i.e., overpriced, ordinary sheetrock bunny warrens.) What we actually have a shortage of housing affordable to the majority of workers including many tech workers, as well as retail, repair people, teachers, maintenance workers. So many of these $2500-for-a-one-bedroom apartments are empty or empty much of the time. What we have is money laundering using real estate. Real estate pimping. Housing kept off the market for short term rentals. We need land reform in the US now.

    January 2, 2017, 8:20 pm

    These are great and I have even thought about doing this long ago, way before the Tiny House Movement was ever thought of…. I wanted to do this with my grandmothers garage, and pay her rent for it when I was still in school getting my degree. Anything was better then paying the high prices that were being asked for rent at the time…..

    • Natalie
      January 3, 2017, 9:25 am

      That’s a great idea! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Kim
    January 3, 2017, 10:39 am

    Nice use of space

  • Susanne
    January 3, 2017, 8:16 pm

    Yes it’s all bed! 🙁

  • Claude
    January 4, 2017, 11:32 am

    It must be a small garage, normally, everything shown would fit properly in a regular 22×10 garage.

    January 7, 2017, 11:27 am

    Eh, heh! At least this one was an improvement of the one before. I most certainly would put in a murphy bed, too crowded for a TH. But a great idea of a temporary home for college students.

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