This House May Seem Ordinary, but It's Not. Here's What Makes It so Special.
You'll want to take a closer look at "A Craftsman-Style Laneway House" a great example of just how amazing tiny house living can be. One look at this beautiful tiny house, may have you reconsidering your current living situation.
This shingled laneway tiny house is located in Vancouver, Canada and is the work of Lanefab Design/Build. Laneway houses are a growing trend in Vancouver, as a way to live more affordably in the expensive city. This tiny house sits in a neighborhood of heritage Craftsman and Edwardian houses, and so architect Bryn Davidson designed it to fit in, giving it a gabled roof, eaves brackets, shingle siding and appropriate windows. The cool gray paint is nicely balanced by the wood doors, porch post, soffits and fence. The ground floor is taken up by the open plan living space. The floor plan is somewhat L-shaped, which gives the kitchen a bit of separation from the sitting area. Patio doors lead from the sitting area to a private patio at the side of the house. The main entrance door opens into a small entry alcove to the side of the living area, providing a bit more privacy. The entry alcove of this tiny house even has a coat closet, something which is too often omitted from small house plans.
On this small house site you will find tiny houses of all kinds, from Victorian gingerbread cottages to minimalist Japanese houses, rustic cabins to modernist models of efficiency, hand crafted cob cottages to factory built prefabs and new designs to clever adaptive reuses of existing buildings. Small House Bliss features small vacation houses, Arts and Crafts bungalows, shotgun houses, accessory dwelling units, converted shipping container homes, beach shacks and more. This site is captivated by small houses. Somehow they seem just right. Small houses evoke a feeling of comfort and security that larger houses often lack. Small homes have the ability to shelter us while consuming fewer resources and demanding less of our time for maintenance and cleaning. Tiny houses are both space and energy efficient. On this small living site you will find small house designs with big impact. You will find all sorts of tiny house designs, ideas and inspirations. You will be amazed at some of the tiny house designs you will find on this site, some of which include tiny sod roofed house in Demark, a grandmothers modern backyard cottage, the Birdhouse a tall and skinny tiny house, tiny house in a Pasadena bungalow court, tiny cottage on the Oregon coast, Pye's Beach house, the brick house, Hillsborough River dock house, a storybook cob cottage, a garden cottage on the river, Artwood Cottage and many more.
The tiny house movement is more popular than ever before with a wide variety of tiny house designs, styles, plans and sizes to choose from. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet.
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