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The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

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This is the NestHouse tiny home. It’s built by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland.

If you’re curious, it’s 25 square meters (269 sq. ft.) inside (including the loft space).

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The NestHouse in Scotland: 269-Square-Feet of Bliss!

The Nest House Tiny House

Images © Jonathan Avery

A tiny house on a foundation with a staircase to the loft.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

I really like this floor plan in a tiny house. The loft is so cozy and bedroom-like.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

The kitchenette and dining area.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

What do you think so far?

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Abundance of windows and natural light.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

View from the loft.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Furniture on wheels.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Cozy living room nook with fireplace.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

What a great spot to read.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Lots of storage, too!

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Another way to arrange the place…

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Dining/work nook.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Living room nook under the sleeping loft.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Cozy sleeping loft.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Closet space in the loft.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

The bathroom is perfect!

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Can you see yourself living happily in this tiny house?

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Creative overhead storage.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Such a beautiful fireplace.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Good use of vertical storage.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Always fun ways to decorate.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

The built-in bookshelves are perfect.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

It looks like a tiny house on wheels, but it’s actually on a foundation.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

It’s wider than most tiny houses on wheels.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

I just love it, how about you?

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

It’s designed and built by Jonathan Avery of Tiny Houses Scotland.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

It’s built with a metal roof. Built-in chimney for the fireplace.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

I really like this green door.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

This tiny house definitely has a whimsical touch to it, doesn’t it?

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Outdoor deck built-out.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

A beautiful tiny house, ready to enjoy.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

I just love it…

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

What’s your favorite part about it?

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Red paint with white windows, a nice touch.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

It’s so pleasant to look at, isn’t it?

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Little decorative fish in the window.

The NestHouse Tiny Home in Scotland

Images © Jonathan Avery

The NestHouse by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland


I started Tiny House Scotland in February 2014 as an overall banner for my experimental small-scale eco-building projects.

After many months of research and development, I built the first prototype – the NestHouse which is now complete and undergoing testing. I am currently working on the next project – a road towable design called the NestPod which will start building very soon.

Tiny House Scotland represents my personal crusade to bring together the physics of building science with aesthetic design and individual craftsmanship to create a new alternative for small-scale sustainable living. The aim is to create a holistic result which is beautiful and functional both inside and outside.

My lifelong passion for architecture and green design prompted me to design a beautifully crafted small wooden building with high-quality sustainable materials, offering complete protection from the elements. A fundamental shelter with a totally comfortable interior that is light-filled, snug and charming.

The Nesthouse combines many innovative techniques in its construction. Unlike traditional architecture, the shell is conceived as a whole – not a series of interconnected and differently structured walls, floor and roof. My Snug Shell Concept with Advanced Framing techniques creates a stressed-skin timber frame shell which is heavily insulated but also has a further unbroken (apart from door and windows) outer shell of outsulation to remove virtually all thermal bridging, effectively providing a fully insulated combined roof/ wall / floor structure. The double or triple glazed windows ‘float’ within this outer shell. The Nesthouse is designed with a solar orientation so it had minimal glazing on the North elevation reducing heat loss while the Southerly elevation gains solar energy passively with large windows. A brise soleil will provide summer shading over the larger windows.

So my concept for a Moveable Modular Small Eco-house was born and I decided to call it the Nesthouse using the analogy of a bird nesting box – a compact, wooden, eco-friendly survival unit. This was the start of Tiny House Scotland – my business to design and build small-scale moveable homes in Scotland.

Indeed this was my main vision for the Nesthouse – full-time homesteading or micro-living – ideal for singles or couples who want to live sustainably on their land or as an affordable starter home in urban or rural areas. Of course the Nesthouse can just as easily be used as a studio, home office or holiday let, but I do believe that there is a greater purpose here; to provide affordable small housing units – whether for a young person on a Scottish Island beset by the holiday-home phenomenon or a communal housing co-operative like a Tiny House Community.

This holistic approach to living in a small house on a smallholding or small farm with varying degrees of self-sufficiency, or even just taking a conscious decision to live more simply and closer to nature whilst working from home, could mean you could live debt-free without a mortgage.

The need for a sustainable small living options for people who cannot afford £100k plus for a house has to be a compelling argument in this era of housing shortage, not to mention the Planet’s need for us all to want and need less of its resources and practice consumption awareness. I hope in a small way that my Nesthouse can address some of these issues!

Jonathan Avery Nov 2016

Learn more at: Tiny House Scotland


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  • Sockeye
    November 4, 2016, 2:38 pm

    Well thought out and utilized storage spaces and I like that some of them are on wheels. And what’s not to love about that bathroom and soaker type tub! Nicely done.

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:06 am

      Yes I agree! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Donna
    November 4, 2016, 2:43 pm

    What a delightful little cottage/tiny house. Not only has the functionality of the inside and outside shell/building been thoughtfully designed but the colors and living spaces are heavenly – and the bathroom – wow perfect! Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:06 am

      You are so welcome! 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Joanna Chanin
    November 4, 2016, 3:08 pm

    How lovely. Beautiful use of color and design. I could live there in a heartbeat

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:07 am

      Me too! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • oxide
    November 4, 2016, 4:40 pm

    I love the staircase! Much better than those ladders. The pictures show several configurations of the wheeled furniture — very clever. I’d probably make a couple cosmetic changes, like painting/staining all the raw plywood. And find a spot to hang a TV.

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:07 am

      Good ideas! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • November 5, 2016, 3:14 am

    What a charming tiny home! Love the airy feeling you get when your inside. All the colors throughout the home co-inside with each other. Great idea as far as the matching furniture works well as storage pieces that just fit together nicely. The loft is a nice little retreat, awesome idea for the closet. Everything through out the home just matches perfectly. love the large deck that you find surrounding the home outside! Thank you for inviting me in.?????

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:08 am

      So happy you liked it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Peter Piper
    November 5, 2016, 12:36 pm

    Cute as a bug in a rug !!!

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:08 am

      🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Betty
    November 5, 2016, 12:51 pm

    This one goes right to the top of my list of faves!

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:08 am

      Mine too! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Gigi
    November 5, 2016, 12:56 pm

    I LOVE this nest! The windows open it to the outdoors and the interior color (although a matter of personal taste) is beautiful. Well done!

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:45 am

      The color is just stunning! — Tiny House Talk Team

    November 5, 2016, 1:33 pm

    What a charming TH! So many spaces to use and clean lines throughout the whole inside. Good job!

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:45 am

      I love it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Janet
    November 5, 2016, 1:45 pm

    Leave it to the Europeans to come up the with most well planned tiny houses. Every one I see utilizes space in the best way. Nothing looks cluttered. Clean lines, light colors, interesting containers, space savers make it look large and livable, bright and sunny. We Americans need to hire these architects and learn a lesson or two or more! I would put this on a slab today an move in tomorrow if I could.

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:46 am

      I completely agree! — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Michele Proper
        October 22, 2019, 3:02 pm

        Love this design, and really in live with that sofa/couch….Does anyone know what store or website that sofa was purchased from..?

      • Jannette
        November 14, 2022, 1:12 am

        I am completely in love with this home for the same reasons as listed as above – clean lines, uncluttered, extremely well designed with essential many miss. I also love the furniture on wheels. Such a simple yet effect solution to many problems. I also love that it can be changed around a bit. I need to change things around a bit from time to time and to have that option in a tiny home is so perfect to me. Brilliant.

    • October 31, 2019, 12:59 pm

      Perfect comment Janet, it is a beautiful well thought out home.
      Thank you Jonathan, would plans be available??
      Thanks again all.

      • October 31, 2019, 1:19 pm

        Well it’s amazing what you can learn from reading your information regarding plans 🙂 My honey and I live in the US, Ohio and in the city and pricing for homes has gone through the roof and we are considering other adventures with living smaller. So my question would be, how can we build one of your beautiful designs or a design that you would keep within your philosophy here in the US.

  • Sparrow
    November 5, 2016, 2:18 pm

    This is my second-fave tiny house (first-fave is Zyl Vardo’s Moon Dragon). Everything is so well-placed and beautifully finished. And that bathroom – WOW! Crummy bathrooms are my pet peeve with TH’s, but this gem has no such problem. What’s the price for this?

    • Jonathan Avery
      November 6, 2016, 4:25 am

      Thanks for the kind comment Sparrow – I’ll happily take second stylistically to Zyl’s Moon Dragon which is on my fave list too(!!!); although that is a Vardo, rather than a heavily insulated near zero energy 7.5 ton house which is what the NestHouse is.
      The price for the NestHouse – as you see it in the pictures – around £47,000 GBP, but available as a shell finish from £32,000

      • Natalie
        November 7, 2016, 8:46 am

        Thanks for the response, Jonathan 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Sparrow
        November 7, 2016, 11:53 am

        Thanks so much, Jonathan! Hmmm…converting that to U.S. dollars, a fully-built version would cost around $58,294. Not at all bad for what you get. I wonder what the Scotland-to-U.S. shipping costs would be? (gulp).

        • oxide
          November 25, 2016, 11:19 am

          If this designer sells the plans, I’m sure any good contractor can build that house in the US.

  • Patricia
    November 5, 2016, 3:31 pm

    This also goes on my list of favorites. Well planned out. I love everything about it—the color, the movable furniture, the stairs, and that cute tub. Plus the outside deck. Sigh, and it’s in Scotland. Maybe someday…..

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:47 am

      Scotland is the best 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Louise
    November 5, 2016, 3:39 pm

    This is a really nice living area from the real stairway to the loft, the bathoom & especially the many windows, makes it a cozy atmosphere

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:47 am

      Yes it’s super cozy. And I love cozy! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Canyon Man
    November 5, 2016, 7:23 pm


    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:47 am

      🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Sarah
    November 5, 2016, 9:45 pm

    The colors and general design (lots of storage) are wonderful! Way to go Tiny House Scotland!

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:48 am

      Yes! 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Kath Brabbins
    November 6, 2016, 2:03 am

    What a little beauty. Design, form and colours in the beautiful highlands. Congratulations. Thank you for sharing

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:48 am

      It’s a gem! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Pam Wright
    November 6, 2016, 10:19 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. The wood and colours are perfect. The clean lines and innovative storage solution are very trendy and tasteful.

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:49 am

      That they are! — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Eric
        May 10, 2017, 3:30 pm

        That they are. Strewth, in my mind’s hearing that sounded so very, very Scottish. LOL

  • Resa
    November 6, 2016, 6:36 pm

    OMG! Will you marry me? Everything everyone else said and more. Utterly charming and livable. Thanks for sharing. I will be stealing some of your ideas with impunity.

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:49 am

      Hahahah Resa you cracked me up 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • tanya hohe
    November 6, 2016, 8:38 pm

    A M A Z I N G!!! By far my favorite!! Like no other I have ever seen!! After the election figured I would be packing up and moving to Canada!! Think I could deal with Scotland!! lol

    • Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:49 am

      Scotland is a lovely place 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Claude
      November 14, 2016, 12:36 pm

      Go for it Tanya, we have lots of space for nice people..

  • Kathy
    November 8, 2016, 1:34 pm

    What a charmer! I love the well thought out storage under the stairs… love the real stairs period! That tub! The color scheme is wonderful; the whole house looks like an old friend with open arms to welcome you home. I want it….I need this house!

    • Natalie
      November 9, 2016, 6:36 am

      Yes! Me too 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    November 8, 2016, 1:42 pm

    Very “original” as far as one can be in a tiny house! Great layout and ideas! Very pleasant setting!

    • Natalie
      November 9, 2016, 6:36 am

      That it is 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • jenn
    November 8, 2016, 6:42 pm

    Love the modular well thought ideas. One the best designs I’ve seen.
    Look forward to the movable version.

    • Jennifer Jacobs
      November 8, 2016, 6:49 pm

      Please remove this. I corrected it below. Thanks

  • Jennifer Jacobs
    November 8, 2016, 6:45 pm

    One of the best modular designs I seen yet. Look forward to seeing the towable version.

    • Eric
      May 10, 2017, 3:53 pm

      It is towable… you just can’t see the towing bits and pieces.

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 8, 2016, 8:24 pm

    Oh my gosh! It’s perfect! The stairs, the fireplace, the tub surround, everything! Absolutely lovely!

    • Natalie
      November 9, 2016, 6:37 am

      Yes! It really is 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Marsha Cowan
      November 15, 2016, 10:36 pm

      Put me on a plane!

  • Brian Williams
    November 9, 2016, 4:21 am

    This is my first comment as I finally found a “Tiny House” which I think I could actually live in for a long period of time. I feel the combination of abundance of sunlight and strategically placed living area (Toilet/Shower and stairs for sleeping areas) well planned. One point I would enjoy is a bit more “Solar / Eco” measures such as sun panels etc. Otherwise, great build and awsome creativity!

    • Jonathan Avery
      November 10, 2016, 6:22 am

      Many thanks for your comments Brian! The NestHouse prototype does not have solar panels yet but it is available as a full off grid version or indeed hybrid with batteries and mains hook-up. It does a lot of work with its solar orientation though (a la Passivhaus methods) so its required energy input is very low. Oh, and while you guys are recovering from Election fever (ouch!) – here is my manifesto for Tiny House Scotland!! https://tinyhousescotland.co.uk/tiny-house-scotland-the-manifesto/

    • Natalie
      November 10, 2016, 10:09 am

      I’m so glad it inspired you, Brian! — Tiny House Talk Team

    November 9, 2016, 8:56 am

    Great Scott what a awesome color choice… Very placid, and calming, something you might find in a hospital or a institutional resort of sorts…..! Lmao….! No really…! I like the color, very calm and soothing….. Not overly out there to the point where you just want to scream……….

    • Natalie
      November 10, 2016, 10:09 am

      I totally agree! Super calming… — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Lisa D Lucas
    November 11, 2016, 10:13 am


    • Karen Rogers
      November 11, 2016, 10:57 am

      Beautiful, amazing home in lovely Scotland. Nicest I have seen in this size and amazingly functional.
      Someday, someone will figure a way to have a higher bed in a loft.

  • Angela
    November 11, 2016, 11:22 am

    Absolutely perfection.

    • Natalie
      November 14, 2016, 11:48 am

      That it is 🙂 — Tiny House on Wheels

  • Claude
    November 11, 2016, 3:19 pm

    Nice little house in a wonderful country. Go for it Natalie.

    • Natalie
      November 14, 2016, 11:48 am

      Alas, if only we were staying here longer 🙂 — Tiny House on Wheels

  • Kathy
    November 11, 2016, 4:29 pm

    Luv that bathroom!

    • Natalie
      November 14, 2016, 11:49 am

      Yes 🙂 — Tiny House on Wheels

    November 11, 2016, 10:55 pm

    Ahhh….! It’s Lake Placid again, or that’s what I call this one, because of it’s paint color…. I love it, very peaceful….!

    • Natalie
      November 14, 2016, 11:49 am

      Yes the peaceful decor is wonderful. — Tiny House on Wheels

  • Ann
    November 12, 2016, 5:07 am

    Absolutely love it! And what a beautiful interior. Love that you can take pieces outside when the sun shines. And that lime green door is delicious!

    • Natalie
      November 14, 2016, 11:49 am

      Haha yes it is! — Tiny House on Wheels

  • jm
    November 12, 2016, 12:16 pm

    Nicely done. I would think ok for 1 person. Might be tight for more. And Trump might build a wall around Scotland just because he can.

    • Claude
      November 14, 2016, 12:44 pm

      Wow, class can not be bought even with a billion, you have to be born with it!

    • Bill Burgess
      November 25, 2016, 3:23 pm

      That report hit was a mistake sorry…What I wanted to state was NOBODY is more anti Fascist GOP than myself…But Natalie and Alex try to present WITHOUT bringing in what has happened to the USA spiraling down into oblivion Banana Republic…We get that every other line from the REST of the World daily. Instead lets extol the great presentation of a structure that has a great on your hands and knees sleeping area…And I too Love it..

  • Susanne
    November 12, 2016, 4:30 pm

    Trump and his mail order, magazine posing bride making most of us crazy these days!!!!!

  • Jonathan Avery
    November 17, 2016, 6:53 am

    If you loved the NestHouse – please vote for it at Tiny House of the Year 2016 please – there are categories for different features as well as overall Best Tiny House.
    Thanks for all the great comments here (except the trump bit!) Jonathan Avery Tiny – House Scotland

    • Bill Burgess
      November 25, 2016, 3:45 pm

      Went to your site..Not really a conversation place. So I will state I have never been to heaven, but I have been to China. And what you might look at is some way to expand the sleeping area where older people can stand up. Worldwide a lot of people not built like Jackrabbits or young and drunk and twenty might consider your product…Which is odd for me..as THAT is my only complaint. Every other aspect is WAY UP on the WOW Meter.

  • Liam
    November 17, 2016, 7:04 pm

    This is pretty much the coolest, best designed Tiny house I’ve ever seen. It’s fantastic and a credit to the designer.

  • Susanne
    December 26, 2016, 8:41 pm

    I love everything about this house. Too bad the designer/builder is not located in Canada. After spending some time looking at the website, I do have one question. Is the nest house pictured the medium or the large model?

    • Natalie
      December 27, 2016, 11:31 am

      Hmmm good question Susanne! I’d guess the larger one. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Lynne Hailes
    January 3, 2017, 2:24 am

    Out of all the tiny home designs I’ve seen so far, this is one of my favourites. This little home provides an element of flexibility and capacity to change up the living areas in a way that provides multiple options whilst still managing to provide a feeling of spaciousness. In addition to that the thought behind layout and functionality is really impressive. This tiny house has a quirk and sense of character that I LOVE 🙂

    • Natalie
      January 3, 2017, 9:21 am

      I totally agree. Great design. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Michael L
    January 5, 2017, 8:56 pm

    I know this sounds critical but… I can’t believe how often homes are repeated. Sometimes it’s just a matter of days before they’re published again. It’s just a thought but maybe you guys are trying to feature too many homes with each newsletter and/or trying to publish to often?

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:30 am

      Sorry Michael. It’s just been the holidays so we haven’t written as many new posts. Starting next week we will get some new blood in here 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    January 6, 2017, 9:00 am

    Ahh….! Lake Placid again..A name I have given this Tiny House because of it’s color scheme… And I finally get the nesting name it’s been given, as it reminds of a set of nesting tables, if looked at from it’s frontal, or profile view…! Or at least I’m guessing it’s why it has it’s name… ( Honestly I never really had time to read the whole story behind this Tiny House, so I am assuming ..)

    • Natalie
      January 6, 2017, 11:13 am

      It really is a great home! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Carole D.
    January 6, 2017, 1:02 pm

    I love the fact that Mr. Avery has thought of incorporating an entry in his design. Living in Quebec with heavy snow and cold, this is a very practical design. Love the fireplace and its placement, and what’s not to like about the staircase. Would totally buy the plan for this.

  • Sonja
    January 21, 2017, 3:16 pm

    May I live there, please? I will happily leave my husband and children behind. I’ll just take the dogs and cats. I love the fact that you can move the furniture to suit and that the loft manages to feel like a real room. And yes, I love the colors, natural wood and all. I’ll take it. Heck, I’ll take two and the husband and kids can come and live in the other one! But this one is mine.

    • Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:07 am

      Hahah Sonja 🙂 It is pretty great!

    • February 8, 2017, 4:39 am

      Sorry Sonja…cats only I’m afraid…providing they will be friends with my Siamese…and my wife!!

  • david
    February 7, 2017, 2:47 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the colors and light feel to it. Best designer/builder in all of Scotland, lol!

    • Jonathan Avery
      February 8, 2017, 4:37 am

      yep that’s hilarious – I am the ONLY one!

  • cathie doddridge
    February 7, 2017, 3:07 pm

    OH how i LOVE this house!!!!!On a wee plot, in the Highlands of Scotland…………………………….Sigh. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Jonathan Avery
      February 8, 2017, 4:36 am

      errr actually we are in the Lowlands!! near Edinburgh! – still beautiful though!

  • Janice
    February 7, 2017, 3:09 pm

    So adorable! Love it! The colors are so refreshing and uplifting. I would probably put the couch over by all the windows and the table where the couch is,but that’s just personal preference.

    • Jonathan Avery
      February 8, 2017, 4:35 am

      Well you can – the table and sofa can be swapped whenever you want – it’s part of the design!!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 8, 2017, 6:50 am

      Good idea 🙂

    February 7, 2017, 6:35 pm

    Lmfao….! I love this house and it is great seeing it yet again…! Very peaceful color that green interior trim… I just don’t know what they was thinking when they painted that front door though….!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 8, 2017, 6:42 am

      They liked it 🙂

  • Lisa
    February 8, 2017, 12:07 pm

    Will he come to Minnesota and build me one?n This is absolutely

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 9, 2017, 7:15 am

      Seriously! I’d love that hehe.

    • Brenda Mason
      March 6, 2017, 6:19 pm

      Lisa, I want a sm. log cabin built so I can haul it to Prior Lake, Mn. I’d love to have a home like this so I can live on my daughters sm. piece of land so I can be around my Grandbabies & live out my life there. Do you live close to Prior Lake?

  • Cosy
    February 12, 2017, 1:06 pm

    I love the design and colors. Such an ‘airy’ quality.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 13, 2017, 8:25 am

      Me too! It’s awesome.

  • Elliott
    February 21, 2017, 3:30 pm

    Does anyone know which woodstove that is? I’m in love with it!

      February 22, 2017, 4:04 pm

      It appears to be a Scandinavian wood stove!
      Cannot remember the brand name at the moment!

  • Gail
    April 6, 2017, 2:18 pm

    Love it. Love all the windows, color and great space even in a tiny home. You did a magnificent job.

  • jb
    May 10, 2017, 1:33 pm

    Best tiny house design I have ever seen.

  • david
    May 10, 2017, 1:56 pm

    I like this design quite a lot. And the many windows give such lovely “nature” feel: bright, airy, freedom! Then, what this house also shows, I’d say better than any other house I’ve ever seen: what a waste of space and freedom a gable roof is! It’s beyond me why so many builders aren’t practical, when they decide on the roof design. And if it’s for beauty reasons? Hey, there are so many more beautiful roof designs too.
    But if you haven’t seen those, obviously you’ll find this gable roof the most beautfiful possible.

    • Alison
      May 10, 2017, 6:06 pm

      The gable is the classic shape, embedded in our psyches. They do shed snow and rain well. A friend of mine has a theory that low ceilings make people aggressive and irrational, and you have to admit that these open, high gables have a nice airy feel. But there are certainly other good options that might make ‘better'(?) use of space.
      I like the natural plywood walls.

      • Natalie C. McKee
        May 11, 2017, 9:40 am

        I love a gable roof 🙂

  • Valerie
    May 10, 2017, 2:08 pm

    Now, this is SWEET. I would love living here.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:51 am

      I’m so glad 🙂

  • May 10, 2017, 5:02 pm

    Discreet and silent, like a solitary cloud pushed on a clear sky by a light spring breeze…

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:42 am

      Love that description 🙂

  • Sam
    May 10, 2017, 7:27 pm

    I really, really like this. I would tweak a bit for myself (a larger fridge/freezer, a kitchen pantry, and mostly a washer/dryer.) I would live in this in a heartbeat. I love the light look of the natural plywood/paneling.

    Lovely. It even looks like there would be room to set up my loom so I could weave away the pleasant hours in my lovely little home.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:38 am

      Love that you have a loom 🙂 Do you sell on Etsy or some other place?

  • Dug
    May 11, 2017, 8:44 am

    Gee what can I say? Finally something amazing and in Scotland and only a mere 50 or so miles from me, I have died and gone to heaven I really have its truly the work of my dream home!! How did you do that? Were you in my brain? As its really truthfully EXACTLY as I want, colours in all, I am semi disabled and retired, so a lot of reading, writing and web stuff so the sheer abundance of natural light in this build is a massive result for my lifestyle and needs, if it was wholly totally off-grid I would kill for it like many I would want it in the glorious Highlands of Scotland having just recently been forced to move back to the metropolis that is Glasgow (well it’s outskirts anyway 🙂 ) through circumstance and no suitable housing for me in Lochaber where I was extremely happy until the ruling council decided to take my spectacular cottage in Morar overlooking the River Morar and the world famous “Silver sands of Morar, away from me on some technicalities in reference to my disabilities and further abandon me bang smack in the middle of Fort William which I hated from day one and couldn’t wait to get out of there, so you see when you have had an such amazing home and lost it!!!! And something as amazing comes along that might just be possible (money aside 🙂 )
    If only I was able to lease one very long term (I’m 53 so for the rest of my life) I would pack now and be there tomorrow, so my friends, builders and enthusiasts IF you can find a way to provide such a spectacular home for me please don’t hesitate to contact me (or any equally spectacular TH or cottage in the NW Highlands (Lochaber preferred) I’m all ears there would I’m sure in fact positive there would be a market for holiday letting or full time letting such a property or small exclusive development of these in Scotland but I bags the FIRST one just show me where I sign 🙂
    Until a kind benefactor happens along I shall just have to remain here doing the lottery and hoping upon hope something changes but if I ever did win I would order one of these immediately for sure.
    Bravo bravo bravo one very special build and in Scotland too, I take back all my moans about Scotland having no TH interest as obviously it does but to my knowledge no active enthusiasts community? If there is either a website community or Facebook community of Scottish TH enthusiasts that I have not yet found please point me in the right direction or fancy setting one up? I’m game for that also.
    Until something happens in any area noted above regards to one and all from a delightfully unseasonal bright sunny hot central Scotland 🙂 🙂


  • Inspired
    May 11, 2017, 11:13 am

    Avery = Light and nimble as a BIRD!
    What a terrific and fantastic tiny home. Your brain is so amazing to come up with such an incredible build. So peaceful, so full of light, so very functional & such soothing/pleasing colors. Love it all. Love how the winding stairs beckon exploration. Wonderful drying rack, is it on a pulley system? And you can rearrange large objects as needed! Please come to the US and build your homes or start a new NestHouse Tiny Bird Branch here. Or place one in a museum or library in US so more people can see what you’ve created. Alex, maybe your readers would help fund such an exhibit.

    TINY HOUSE TALK TEAM thanks for sharing this amazing and inspiring creation and building peaceful bridges across countries and cultures.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 12, 2017, 9:46 am

      A tiny house museum would be pretty cool! 🙂

    • May 12, 2017, 9:54 am

      Wow – I am bowled over by some of the comments on here – thank you all so much! Tiny Houses have NOT caught on over here yet (at all) but I am working on it.
      So if anyone has a contact at MOMA get them to call me and commission one…

      • Dug
        May 12, 2017, 10:39 am

        @Jonathan Avery
        I’m more than happy to be your gineau pig to live in this to show how easy it would be and sing your praises to anyone that wishes to view get in touch 🙂
        As I said in my post above a “Scottish” TH website community would be the utmostly best way forwards to get the word out of here in Bonnie Scotland, catering to Scottish people, and their specific needs from such a property, now with a “Scottish” builder backing it can only help both that builder and a community both working for each other, I have plenty of time on my hands to set it up and run it if you would be interested I am happy to discuss it further, we have a very unique opportunity to be first in Scotland to do so not a situation to be sneezed at my friend, would love to discuss this idea further with you I am here should you wish to throw some ideas about.
        Yours Dougie 🙂

  • Darlene
    May 20, 2017, 7:48 pm

    Well, this is just LOVELY, everything about this small home is appealing. The colours, the decor, the storage spaces, the tub, the well thought out ‘extras’ to make life a bit better. Love this one.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 22, 2017, 3:32 pm

      It’s one of our favorites here at Tiny House Talk!

  • Michael L
    July 12, 2017, 6:24 pm

    Every time I see this home I’m reminded of why it’s on my top ten list… it’s so nice! 👍

  • Sally
    January 1, 2018, 3:11 pm

    This is my favorite small house ever! The stairs almost disappear and yet they look sturdy and comfortable. The colors open up the space but aren’t boring. There are places to relax, work, cook. I’m in love with this house!

  • Geri Bentley
    February 7, 2018, 12:30 pm

    Absolutely stunning.

  • Diana Angell
    July 11, 2018, 7:49 pm

    I doubt I can make any comments that haven’t already been made! Bravo, just adorable. love it. Where is the bathroom in the design? I saw it in the pics but couldn’t figure out where it was in the floor plan.

  • Karen Blackburn
    July 12, 2018, 10:15 am

    This was my favourite solid foundation tiny home when I first saw it months ago and it still looks as good. At last a design that allows the furniture to be moved around depending on the season or what else is going on. Fixed furniture is a nightmare for anyone who has differing needs at different times. For example when sewing I need space for a table I can walk around while pattern making/fabric cutting as well as a smaller table for a machine to sew on. When painting I need floor space for my easel, chair and work unit for my paints/brushes/cleaner etc. This is the first house that would allow me to work inside without having to purchase an extra building for sewing/painting. Others, like my daughter who is a hairdresser/make-up artist who sometimes works from home would also be able to use the house instead of having to purchase/build a work shop for clients to visit if desired. Most tiny homes build everything in meaning that you can’t adapt the design for multi use which is essential for anyone who works from home either full time or part time. Well done to the designers, other than some THoWs from New Zealand – Pohutakawa and Kauri models – this is the ideal design. Easily adapted for families as well.

  • Jonathan Avery
    July 13, 2018, 4:08 am

    Once again many thanks for the many kind comments on Tiny House Talk about my NestHouse™ – so many of you have really GOT the features and ideas that I set out to incorporate…it’s very gratifying and important to me as a designer craftsman working on my own and trying to lead a sustainable lifestyle with my craft.

    My new tiny house – the NestPod™ has just been delivered to a client in Portugal – so keep your eyes out for that when I release it…there are some sneak peaks on my website for now: https://tinyhousescotland.co.uk/nestpod-tiny-house-caravan-wagon/
    Note for Diana Angell the bathroom is under the sleeping loft – it’s the door at the end of the living space!!

    • Alex
      July 13, 2018, 11:02 am

      Hey Jonathan, thanks for the update! We can’t wait to see the NestHouse!

  • Dan Spurlock
    July 22, 2018, 5:03 pm

    Very nice house. I don’t care for the houses on wheels. I want a tiny house attached to a foundation.

  • K.
    July 22, 2018, 6:21 pm

    Check out Cook County, Minnesota – you can build andplace your tiny home there on your own land and live in it full-time! Talk to zoning – they are very open to tiny houses. Murphy Mountain area in Grand Marais (Cook County) – gorgeous area and the town of Grand Marais is right on Lake Superior with a pretty lighthouse and natural harbor.

  • Kathy
    July 22, 2018, 8:34 pm

    The NestHouse has been my absolute favorite since I first discovered it in 2016. Your high standards were as important to me as yout impeccble color design sense, and yeah, it was the orange, lime and aqua with natural wood that I drooled over first, LOL. I have known that the Nest Pod was coming since I first read your website material. So I was SO excited to have a link to new info. I LOVE how the Nest Pod options look….but now ask me how much I would have paid for a photo spread of the interior!! I know there is only the one finished, but next time, please send pics! Maybe we could see a floor and elevations plans in the meantime?

  • Sheila Plourde
    November 11, 2018, 1:09 am

    Stunning! Outside and inside. The colors are attracting. Wood burning stove is classy where it sits. Very clean and precise. When we get one. I need a big fridge. I love to cook and eat. Kitchen is perfect and I could cook in it. Has room for a butcher block too. Skinny one. Green door outside makes it really stand out.

    • Alex
      November 12, 2018, 7:14 am

      Thanks, Sheila! The NestHouse is great, isn’t it?

      • Sheila Plourde
        November 12, 2018, 2:51 pm

        Yes it is Alex. Really love it. Driving hubby nuts. Keep change the plans on one that we are doing in Cad. lol! Can I blame you for this? Really love this Tiny home.

        • Alex
          November 13, 2018, 1:26 pm

          LOL yes, I’ll take the blame! Haha. Well, I can say this… Better to change in CAD than to want to change it AFTER it’s built! 😀

  • Lee Ann
    September 11, 2019, 2:50 pm

    I still love this place! Very livable and homey.

  • Patrice
    September 13, 2019, 9:36 am

    I find tiny homes most intriguing however I could never have a loft bedroom for two reasons: too old to make the narrow steep climb and at the age where the toilet must be handy. I can’t seem to find a tiny home on one level. Do you design them?

  • e.a.f.
    October 15, 2019, 3:47 pm

    I’d live in it! Kitchen is nice and small, has a couch, fire place, I’m good to go. of course I’d need a 20 foot container for the rest of my belongs, but that house is functional.

  • Kathleen McCarthy
    October 16, 2019, 9:27 am

    I find this house is my absolute favorite. The color scheme leads me to believe that I would wake up every morning grateful and happy with a positive attitude. I see plants,tomatoes, flowers hanging,a small herb garden. A LIFE!!!

  • Sherry McLaughlin
    October 22, 2019, 12:48 am

    Almost perfect, only needs a full size fridge and I am ready to live there.

  • Linda
    November 12, 2022, 7:49 pm

    One word….Perfect!!!!

  • Kathy
    November 12, 2022, 9:33 pm

    This house remains my absolute favorite of all time! Nov 2016 – Nov 2022. 6 years!

  • Donna Rae
    June 27, 2023, 5:16 pm

    What a lovely wee house! Aesthetically, it is near perfect…ok, I’m not a fan of the apple green front door but it’s not the end of the world as we know it…and even though I am not a fan of wood with lots of knots, because the knots are small and are uniform throughout the interior, it just seems to work. I love that the wood is a light color and hope, after aging for some years, it stays that way. There is such a pleasant serenity with this Tiny that is not always achieved and it’s why there are so many positive comments with this one. And I am blown away by the clever storage! Those shelves and storage on wheels should be part of every home whether tiny or not! Even the slots next to the stove for the cutting boards is such a clever idea for an otherwise unusable space! I love how they combined both open and closed cupboards above the sink and counter. Some of our stuff is worthy of seeing and some of it is worthy of being hidden so it is the best of both worlds! Others have mentioned the versatility in furniture arrangement which allows for fabulous interior refreshes and wholeheartedly agree! Now, thinking of this being a residence and not a BnB, I can see a couple of things I would like to change slightly. I really do wish that there could be a regular refrigerator so fewer trips to the grocery store would be required and even though the indentations on the exterior might add some interest instead of having flat sides, bringing those parts out to all be the same width would add so much to the interior space. The part by the front door could still be shorter so that second roof line wouldn’t be lost but if you add to the sq. footage on the interior, you could use it for more storage or just a greater feeling of space. The coziness isn’t lost on me but in going Tiny, thinking in practical terms is sometimes necessary. I don’t think it would mean it was less attractive. Expanding the first floor to match the upstairs loft would also add some much needed interior space without harming how pleasant the whole look of it is. Honestly, it is lovely the way it is but those few suggestions could add some ease to tiny living and are based solely on my own personal preferences and needs. I say kudos to the designer(s) for a job well done! There’s NestHouse and NestPod…I’d love to see that one…and the expanded Tiny could be NestHousePlus. I’m not sure when this was originally posted but it was probably prior to my finding the Tiny House Newsletter during the pandemic as I haven’t ever seen it before so I appreciate it being shared again. Love seeing those that are from the beginning of the movement! Thank you for sharing, as always!!!

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