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The Sqerly Nest: 600 Sq. Ft. Foundation Home

Charlene and her husband built this incredible 600-square-foot tiny house which they currently rent out to travel nurses and plan on retiring in. They had a carpenter frame the space and then did the rest of the finishing work. They used reclaimed materials that enhance the home’s character wherever they could.

The space has one private first-floor bedroom, and then an open-concept living room and kitchen. There’s also a lovely patio area outdoors in the covered deck space. Finally, nurses have shared access to the beautiful pool.

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The home has a dramatic shed-style roof.

A large porch provides plenty of outdoor lounge space.

An electric fireplace provides lovely ambiance.

A TV swivels off the side wall.

There’s a nice bench for coats and shoes.

A perfect little desk for some work.

This counter top was an oak tree they planed! So awesome.

The retro fridge is super cute.

Here’s the dining area.

This is such a cool lighting fixture!

This door was handmade!

The bed is built on a nifty platform.

Look at the barn doors! So cool.

The stock-tank-turned-shelving unit is clever.

There’s bar seating outdoors and a window that opens to the kitchen.

There’s patio furniture under the covered portion.

This is an awesome space to entertain.

Here’s the sign!


Hi! 🙂 This is our 600sf tiny home…”The Sqerly Nest”. My husband and I built it in 2020. We plan to retire in about 15 years and live in it full time. The tiny house is behind our main home and we share the pool. We rent it out to traveling nurses.

We paid to have it dried in and then my husband did the remaining 80% of the work and I did about 20% Lol! I drew the plan for the house on a napkin and then eventually transferred it to graph paper. We used recycled materials whenever possible.

The oak counter had to be planed on a rigged up planer and took FOREVER to complete but hey, it cost $50 bucks so it was worth it. I found a house being torn down and pulled out enough wood to make all the shelving and fireplace surround. The doors were all made my me and my husband. The front door was constructed from 5 pieces of cedar. This was a passion project and so worth the effort!

Our builder….Mr. Robert Cumalander. At 72 years old, he came out of retirement to make our dream come true.

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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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