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Family’s 17th Century Tiny Stone Cottage in France

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In this post I’m showing you this fantastic tiny stone cottage in the country side in France.

If you live the busy life in a city there’s nothing like escaping for a little while to the country, park, trail, forest, nature, or oceanside to get some rest and relaxation.

And that’s exactly what this family uses their 17th century cottage in France for.

17th Century Tiny Stone Cottage in France

I think you’ll really enjoy the rest of it so check it out below:

Most of the furnishings inside were found on France’s equivalent to Craigslist which is called Le bon coin.

© Images by Emilie at http://lapetitemaisonhaute.tumblr.com/

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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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  • RockyMissouri
    April 29, 2014, 5:10 pm

    I could live in that lovely place with no problem…IN FACT, I’m imagining I’m already there……!!

  • Princess Mom
    April 30, 2014, 1:50 pm

    How beautiful!

  • All
    April 30, 2014, 9:59 pm

    This is my ideal house-location, house, garden & all! I love!!! “Parfait” in every way! 😉

  • Lisa E.
    April 29, 2016, 1:03 pm

    Very charming cottage. Love the sleeping accommodations in the attic with the chimney for warmth. This really adds a touch of Old World charm. My only problem is with the staircase that ends at the wall; how does anyone get on the stairs to go up if it ends at the wall?

    • Eric
      April 29, 2016, 11:25 pm

      It doesn’t. It is an optical illusion caused by the angle and perspective of the original photo.

      But, it does come very close to the wall and you have to do a 90° at the foot of the stairs otherwise you’ll either seriously damage the wall, or seriously damage your nose. Your choice… lol

      • Lisa E.
        April 30, 2016, 11:51 am

        Lol. I’ll keep my nose, thanks. And thank you for the explanation of how one navigates that staircase. 🙂

    April 29, 2016, 3:46 pm

    YESSS! Love this stone house, especially the foot wide walls, makes for a warm winter and cool summer. It looks so cozy and charming, I wouldn’t mind living in something like this, unfortunately it isn’t in northern Ontario Canada. I am out of luck here, but at least I am able to admire it from afar!

  • April 29, 2016, 8:43 pm

    I wish I could move to France!

  • Saturday Sportsman
    April 30, 2016, 12:10 am

    Oui oui!

  • Gigi
    April 30, 2016, 2:13 am

    Oh Alex, you have found the pot of gold for me! I adore everything French and this petite maison is a gem. I would love to live in a home from the 1600s where I can play the role of chatelaine, carrying around all of my keys on my belt, and pretending that I am anticipating an invitation to the Sun King’s court. lol

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 30, 2016, 8:54 pm

    Soooo beautiful and quaint. I love ye ole bathroom 😀

  • Rob the Potter
    June 15, 2016, 6:42 pm

    Verrry nice…love the deep window sills, rough-hewn beams, and the raw stone interior walls…I’ll take it!….

  • alice h
    June 15, 2016, 7:42 pm

    Now this one makes my heart beat faster!

  • Melody Thorp
    June 16, 2016, 1:32 am

    I am curious — I didn’t see a kitchen sink or stove???

    • KimW
      April 29, 2018, 2:39 pm

      Click through to her blog and there is a good picture of the hob/oven, sink and washing machine. There is probably a fridge along that wall, too.

      I agree, a beautiful little house. There are lots of small houses like this in France. We have one as a holiday home, a bit further north from this one, in the Charente.

  • LargeMarge
    June 16, 2016, 11:09 am

    The ninth image, inside looking out through the tall window. Impressionistic!

  • Danielle DiLisio
    March 8, 2017, 11:39 pm

    Another great cottage! Stunning!

  • Claude
    March 9, 2017, 9:24 am

    So charming, it brings me back to my roots..

    March 9, 2017, 4:05 pm

    Very nice..! French country typical, and could only be expected if you have ever been to France….

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 10, 2017, 6:44 am

      It’s beautiful! Makes me want to go to France.

  • Mary Ann
    March 26, 2017, 12:04 pm


  • Laurence Kendrick
    March 7, 2022, 8:43 am

    What is the square foot of living space?
    The house seems quite spacious as small as it is.

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