When a mother in Oregon was faced with helping her son fight cancer, she knew he needed a distraction from the chemo that was running its course through his body. He had always wanted a tiny house in their home’s backyard and so he and his mother scoured through every tiny house blog while in the hospital and dreamed up the perfect tiny house. The project was helped along with local builders and ended up costing around $35,000.
The tiny house ended up being 16×16 so a full-sized staircase and second floor could be included. She also chose quality materials to help with mold and saved costs by eliminating a bathroom. Local timber was used and many live edges were left especially around the windows.
One of the must-haves on her son’s list was a Dutch door. A beautiful pine one was chosen and it’s the perfect entrance to the tiny house.
The kitchen was a bargain with beautiful hickory cabinets that the mother found on sale due to small blemishes and the oak countertop is from Ikea. She did splurge on a copper sink due to is anti-microbial properties which are important for immune-compromised individuals.
The dining area features custom benches and a table that were hand carved with bears. We can picture hours of games happening at this table!
The full staircase was a must for the mother and it features a custom post made by a local chainsaw carver. The same carver made most of the furniture in the home.
Upstairs, a king-sized bed sits underneath a large skylight with tall Hemlock ceilings. The mom pictures her two sons laying in the bed looking at stars which is why it was designed just so.
A thick cedar tree was used as a support for the pony wall that separates the bedroom from the staircase.
We love this mom’s story and the way that she worked hard to make her son’s wish come true. All of our prayers and love go out to this brave boy!