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The Cottage At Hidden Springs in Bentonville, Arkansas: 400-sq.-ft. Tiny House w/ One-Bedroom, One-Bath


This is the Cottage at Hidden Springs in Bentonville, Arkansas shared with us thanks to Matt Trimble.

It was built by myself and the company I work for, Mac Residential Services. This was the company’s first tiny house and I’m proud of how it came out. I was most happy that we got a full-sized bedroom and bathroom into it.

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The Cottage At Hidden Springs (Bentonville)

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When you walk inside, you’ve got your dining nook right to your left. There’s even wine storage and a coffee area, too. Not bad for 400-sq.-ft.!

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This tiny house has it all, and it has it all on one level too.

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A really cozy, comfortable, and classic living area that makes you feel right at home.

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The kitchen is compact but fully functional.

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From here you can easily access the bedroom and bathroom.

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It’s a full-size bathroom like in any ordinary home these days.

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The bedroom features a closet. It’s perfect!

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Heading back towards the entry…

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So what did you think?

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Outside there’s even a spot to work on your bicycle since you are near world-class biking trails, this can be super-handy!

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A classic and beautiful 400-sq.-ft. cabin with one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s a vacation rental, too, by the way in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Tiny House/Cottage Description for The Cottage at Hidden Springs in Bentonville, Arkansas

The Cottage at Hidden Springs is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, right next to world-class bike trails and just minute from Crystal Bridges Art Gallery. It was built by myself and the company I work for, Mac Residential Services. This was the company’s first tiny house and I’m proud of how it came out. I was most happy that we got a full-sized bedroom and bathroom into it. We used high-quality materials which makes for a sturdy house that will last forever. It’s a very spacious 400 sq ft. Bentonville, Arkansas is growing rapidly and having problems providing affordable housing; I hope seeing how luxurious a tiny home can be will inspire the city to loosen its restrictions.

Highlights

  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • The Cottage at Hidden Springs
  • Near biking trails (great vacation spot for cyclists, mountain bikers)
  • Near Crystal Bridges Art Gallery
  • 400-sq.-ft.
  • Full-sized bedroom
  • Full-sized bathroom
  • Sleeps three (sofa turns into a comfy queen bed)
  • Steps from Slaughter Pen mountain bike trails
  • Less than one mile from Razorback Greenway
  • Built by Matt Trimble and Mac Residential Services
  • Book a stay in it right here via Lisa & Mark on Airbnb.

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  • Avatar Linda Baker
    October 5, 2020, 12:04 pm

    I like the looks, bright and open, but… I feel my 400sq ft park model has more storage built into it, bathroom and bedroom isn’t as spacious but less time is spent on those areas

    • Avatar Matt
      October 5, 2020, 1:23 pm

      You’re absolutely correct Linda. Had budget not been a factor, I would have added more. The common wall between bath/living area is 2×6, and built in shelving could have been placed there (originally AC lines were going in there). The space above the porch is also open and could be used as attic space eventually. I also feel if we had gone with more “tiny friendly” appliances and custom built cabinets, the kitchen could have had a lot more storage as well. As this was built as a rental, we wanted to try to keep the experience closer to a typical home, but I agree if it were mine, I would have allocated space a lot differently.

  • Avatar Kris Spencer
    October 5, 2020, 2:52 pm

    Finally, a tiny home not on wheels! It’s good to let more people know that a tiny home can be on a foundation, too! My tiny home (500 sq ft) was based on Sheldon Designs micro cottage plan. We played around with it a bit and added a lot of charming and artistic features. It has a lot of wood accents so it feels right at home on my 5 acre lot in the mountains. I love tiny house living!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      October 6, 2020, 1:50 pm

      Hi Kris! Have we featured you and your home? We would love to!

  • October 5, 2020, 3:29 pm

    Everything looks really nice, but there is no stove top! How are you gonna cook eggs in a microwave? I would do without the dishwasher before I’d do without a cook top!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      October 6, 2020, 1:48 pm

      My thought is they must have an induction type cooktop you can put out when you need it.

    • Avatar James D.
      October 6, 2020, 10:32 pm

      Actually, you can make just about any kind of eggs you’d normally eat, including poached, scrambled, and omelets with a microwave. Some, like poached or scrambled egg, will just have a slightly different texture when done.

      There’s a whole range of recipe instructions you can look up for cooking with a microwave. There’s also a range of products specifically made for cooking with a microwave that can make it a bit easier. Along with others you can adapt like microwave safe dish wares, Mason jars (minus lid of course), etc.

      It’s just a lot more convenient and easier to cook with a stove top but you can make it work if you had to with a microwave…

      Though, it also depends if that’s just a microwave or a convection oven/microwave… as then you’d also have some baking options.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    October 5, 2020, 3:45 pm

    Really nice floor plan and arrangements. It looks comfortable and cozy.

  • Avatar Rusty
    October 5, 2020, 3:49 pm

    I love this home and could live comfortably in such a home. Some changes: I would prefer a walk in shower, no dish washer, and cabinets under the counter would be drawers.
    Hope you can make more, a good answer to affordable housing.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      October 6, 2020, 1:47 pm

      Those are some good ideas.

  • Avatar JEAN BRIGGS
    October 5, 2020, 8:57 pm

    It really is awesome. Personally I’d rather have a stove top (a 2 burner induction would be great) than a dishwasher. Wouldn’t it sleep 4, rather than the 3 the ad states, if the sofa does in fact convert to a queen-sized bed? The bed in the bedroom looks like a queen or king.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      October 6, 2020, 1:44 pm

      Yes perhaps you could fit 4!

  • Avatar Maria Kentala
    October 6, 2020, 6:35 am

    I would have put in a apartment size stove than a dishwasher. I would have extended the kitchen another two feet to have more counter space. Other wise this is a cute home.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      October 6, 2020, 1:43 pm

      Those are good ideas.

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    October 6, 2020, 8:59 am

    A bright and airy home. I love the little coffee stand soon as you walk in,and who doesn’t love not having to wash dishes! As for a cook top there are so many options out there that you can slide into a drawer when you’re not using it. All in all it’s a great little home

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      October 6, 2020, 1:42 pm

      Yes I’m all about a dedicate spot for coffee!

  • Avatar Jobekah Trotta
    October 6, 2020, 10:16 am

    I am absolutely enchanted with the space, every amenity you need, and the ambiance of a front porch. I have searched and looked for something like this for myself and this is the design I want. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      October 6, 2020, 1:41 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Avatar Diane Amico
    October 10, 2020, 12:15 pm

    I love this one level floor layout. Perfect design for seniors if built on a slab with no steps and if there is in fact a walk in shower. (one picture looks like a step in tub, the other looks like it is a step in shower.) I would have to have a cook top and it looks like there is an area to add beside the door into the bedroom in the kitchen area. Maybe even enough space for more counter and overhead storage if it is a 2 burner cooktop. Also, if I knew the design of furniture ahead of time, I would design the windows in the living room to be higher and wider than the way they are as the furniture is covering them at the bottom.

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