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Tiny Lighthouse Cabin: Yolo County Cabin

I’m excited to show you this tiny lighthouse cabin called the Yolo County Cabin.

It was designed by Butler Armsden Architects and is located on a 400 acre farm in California.

The cabin is inspired by local water towers but I thought calling a lighthouse cabin was appropriate too.

Either way when you go upstairs the tower offers amazing 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape.

But even the main room downstairs is slightly elevated so that it gives you an even more spectacular view outside.

Tiny Lighthouse Cabin with 360 Views


All Images © David Duncan Livingston & Butler Armsden Architects

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All Images © David Duncan Livingston & Butler Armsden Architects

Floor Plan

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Sources, Resources & Links

Photos by David Duncan Livingston.

Designed by Butler Armsden Architects.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • TomLeeM
    June 11, 2014, 7:27 pm

    I think this is really nice. It looks really roomy inside. I like the spiral stairs leading to the observation deck.

  • Rebecca
    June 11, 2014, 8:53 pm

    This is a satisfying house. It speaks to my West Coast heart and reminds me of lighthouses and ranger stations in the mountains.

  • Paul
    June 12, 2014, 1:19 am

    Interesting… until I looked at the spiral staircase… amour gird! V.E.R.T.I.G.O.

  • Linda
    June 12, 2014, 3:10 pm

    I would say this one is a lighthouse AND a cabin. Cute!

  • Esther
    June 17, 2014, 8:14 pm

    I want this house! I love the open feel of all those windows. (I’d add another window in the bedroom.) I’d extend the loft over the closet and make it accessible via the spiral staircase. I’d screen the observation deck and add a ceiling fan up there. I think I’d put the kitchen against the closet/staircase wall & move the stove (if I used such a stove, not sure about that). The loft will be my craft/guest room, and I’d sleep up in the tower on cool evenings. Can’t wait!

    • August 10, 2014, 10:55 am

      What site or where can I get blueprints for this yolo lighthouse cabin? Can you help?

  • Candide33
    June 20, 2014, 5:18 am

    I really like it but it seems more of a novelty than something that would be replicated in other locations. One of the great things about Tiny House Talk is that with so many different houses, even if one is not completely t your liking it can still have elements that you could incorporate into your design. This one for instance has a huge sliding window in the bedroom, I never thought of it before but it would be great for ventilation and a point of egress instead of trying to find a place for a backdoor in a tiny house.

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