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This is one couple’s fisherman’s tiny cottage in Ballard. It’s a backyard tiny home they built which was featured over at the Seattle Backyard Cottage blog. I love backyard tiny homes like this because they’re a wonderful way to (legally) get more small and tiny houses built.

This idea reminds me of the article we did on the city who is encouraging homeowners to build backyard tiny homes. It’s such a great idea, isn’t it? Anyway, take a look at this beautiful little cottage below and let us know what you think about it in the comments. You can also read the interview with the couple who built it over at Seattle Backyard Cottage’s original article on it.

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Fisherman’s Tiny Cottage in Ballard – Seattle Backyard Cottage

Fisherman Tiny Cottage in Ballard – Seattle DADU – via MicrohouseNW

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This is the Urban Chalet. It’s a modern tiny house on a foundation in Lexington, Kentucky that you can vacation in.

This inspiring, modern guest house was designed from the ground up for guests to live, work, and rejuvenate in a quiet place.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!

Urban Chalet Modern Tiny House Vacation

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This is a 416 sq. ft. modern tiny cabin on a foundation called the Modern Dwell 16×26 and it’s built by Kanga Room Systems.

This absolutely gorgeous backyard dwelling is the mother of all guesthouses. At 416 sqft with 1 bed, 1 bath, and a full-sized kitchen your guests or renters will have all of the amenities they need for a short or longterm stay in your backyard hideaway.

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16×26 Modern Dwell Tiny Cabin by Kanga Room Systems

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Images © Kanga Room Systems

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This is a garage conversion in Memphis, Tennessee by Dwayne A. Jones Construction. Imagine having a tiny house like this in your backyard. Over time it can serve many purposes, right? Either way, enjoy the tour below!

Garage Converted into 320 Sq. Ft. Tiny House!

Garage Converted into 320 Sq. Ft. Backyard Cottage!

© Dwayne A. Jones Construction

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This is a handicap accessible tiny house.

It’s designed and built by NextDoor Housing with aging relatives in mind.

Please enjoy, read more, and re-share below!

Handicap Accessible Tiny House by NextDoor Housing

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This is to announce the new Backyard Studio tiny house plans from Tiny Home Builders.

It’s designed to serve the purpose of creating extra space for your work and/or hobbies in your backyard.

The design includes a slanted shed-style roof and the model that’s built has a modern look and feel.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Backyard Studio Tiny House Plans

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This is an A-frame studio cottage in Asheville, NC.

From the outside you’ll see light green siding and a lattice-surrounded deck.

When you go inside you’ll find a studio space with a bed, table and chairs, full kitchen and a bathroom.

Related: Artist Studio Apartment in Asheville

A-frame Studio Cottage in Asheville, NC


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This tiny cottage looks like it was once just a garage, but wait until you go inside.*

With some basic tiny house design strategies it was transformed into a beautiful tiny cottage.

It’s located in Portland, Oregon and is actually available as a vacation rental in the area.

So if you’re looking for a unique place to stay while trying out what it might be like to live tiny, this might be a great option. And I’m putting in our tiny house vacations category too! Please enjoy and re-share it for free with your friends below. Thanks!

From Garage to Tiny Cottage


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This 250 sq. ft. tiny guest house in Oakland, California is a guest post by John Olmsted of New Avenue Homes

Travis and Kelly approached New Avenue back in February 2013 to discuss adding an accessory dwelling to the backyard of their Oakland, CA home. This 250 square foot casita is intended as a guesthouse and office.

Construction took about 5 to 6 months and began at the end of 2013. Some challenges to this project included poor access to the backyard, a very sloped lot, and older utilities which lead to a replaced water line. Just as the work came to completion in June 2014, Travis and Kelly adopted a baby. Now they take turns working from home two days a week in their backyard office so they can spend quality time with the newest member of their family.

When family and friends are in town to see the new baby or if Travis and Kelly are entertaining and hosting a get-together, they offer their casita as a small home away from home for overnight guests. It has a fully functioning bathroom and working washer dryer. When the family is away, it serves as a residence for their dog-sitter.

250 Sq. Ft. Tiny House in Oakland, CA Backyard (Guest House)

250 Sq. Ft. Backyard Tiny House by New Avenue Homes

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