This is Ella and Doug’s Catskill Bungalow and their Dome in Hensonville, New York. They’ve owned their tiny house, which they’ve named the Catskill Bungalow, since 2005.
So later they built a geodesic dome as an additional structure on the property. Now they’re able to earn income by renting them out as vacation rentals. Here’s our interview with them below along with a photo tour of their tiny homes. Enjoy!
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Ella and Doug’s Tiny Bungalow Cottage on a Foundation and their Geodesic Dome Cabin
Literally in the shadow of 230-kilovolt power lines, this 850-square-foot bungalow is completely off the grid. 15 solar panels and 16 big batteries supply all the power needed to run the house and the detached 350-square-foot woodshop. No wires or pipes come to the property.
Living on the site in my 16-foot vintage travel trailer (once featured in the Tiny House Newsletter), I designed the buildings, supervised construction, and did some of the finish work. Being a retired guy, I named the place Sábado – Spanish for Saturday – because Saturday is the happiest day of the week, and retirement is the Saturday of life. You work all week, and when you get to Saturday, you get to do whatever you like!
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