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This 240 sq. ft. mountain hideout is a tiny house design guest post by Robert Olson

Building a secluded off grid cabin is a dream I share with many others. One of these days its gonna happen. Until that time comes, I enjoy sharing ideas.

Below is a 12 x 20 rough draft plan I put together. I call this plan the Mountain Hideout due to its intended remote location.

240 Sq. Ft. Mountain Hideout with 96 Sq. Ft. Loft

Mountain Hideout by Robert Olson


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This 840 sq. ft. 20′ x 30′ cottage for two is a guest post by Robert Olson

Want to live in a tiny house but are claustrophobic? Kiss cramped spaces goodbye.

You won’t feel cramped in this 1 1/2 story cottage. There’s an 18 x 20 great room with compact kitchen, soaring ceilings, glassed in gable, and corner fireplace.

Ladder stairs climb to a spacious 12 X 20 loft big enough for a king bed with room to spare. Below the loft, a large bath with double vanity and 4 X 6 luxury glass shower.

There’s even a large walk-in closet with abundant storage space, and a washer/dryer stack right where you need it. Please enjoy and re-share below.

New Update from Robert:

Alex, people asked if the 20 x 30 could incorporate a staircase and also wanted to see the loft plan. I listened, so here is draft #2. Also a shed dormer could be added to the loft for a loft bath.

840 Sq. Ft. 20′ x 30′ Spacious Small Cottage for Two


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I encourage you to check out the spacious floor plan below:

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These small cottage floor plans concept drawings are a guest post by Robert Olson

Hi Alex, thanks for allowing me to share my concept drawings and connect with the tiny house community. My aim are small cottages with a resort feel. Most in the 500-800 ft. range.

My goal is to make small spaces feel big, the use of natural daylight, and to bring nature inside in a wooded setting. My ideas were spawned from Marriott Residence Inn Suites, but in a single family cottage.

My first is a 16 X 26 two story cottage. Effectively 400 ft downstairs and 400 feet upstairs. This design borrows from Colorado Lodge architecture with its glassed-in gable. The 16 X 16 upstairs suit is flooded in daylight with a large deck up in the trees. Downstairs has a full kitchen sporting a 6 foot window over the kitchen sink for views into the woods.

The attraction to this concept sketch is the spacious upstairs suite in the trees with vaulted ceiling, lots of glass, and optional skylights.

800 Sq. Ft. Two Story Small Cottage Floor Plans & Design Concept


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Here you’ll find a couple of small house floor plan sketches by Robert Olson, a reader of the Tiny House Newsletter and Tiny House Talk.

We’ve exchanged some e-mails and I’m excited to share some of his design concepts with you which are in the 500 to 1080 sq. ft. range of space.

The first one is a two story atrium loft house design with a wall of glass in the downstairs living area. A spacious kitchen with a big window over the sink. There’s also a large bathroom with a spacious walk-in closet and a spiral staircase in the living area that to get up to the atrium loft. Vaulted ceilings with 6 skylights bring daylight down through two floors. Please enjoy, leave your thoughts in the comments (would you build and live in this one?) and re-share below. Thanks.

Small House Floor Plan Sketches by Robert Olson


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