Ever wish you could live in a human-sized doll house? “The Doll House” is a cool seaside tiny cottage located in Cornwall. Measuring just 339 square feet, it is squeezed in between two much larger homes. As you can see, the house narrows toward the back because of the curve of the road—essentially it is wedged into a sort of corner. That means that there are spots in the home which are a mere two feet across!
Don’t let the dimensions intimidate you though. Instead, step in through that inviting bright blue door and be swept away by Cornish charm.
You know, I’ve seen a lot of pretty tiny house kitchens—but I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with one so rapturously until now! This one just made me swoon at first sight. The blue cabinets, the red, blue, and white alternating tiles (or is that more of an orangey color?), the colorful plates on the shelves—all of it combines to create a look which is both cute and quaint. It’s just a delight.
The same color scheme continues in the bedroom. Normally I think blue, white and red is a fairly harsh color combination, but in this tiny house, we have more relaxed versions of these hues which combine to create a softer look.
The color scheme is consistent in the living room as well. While the walls here are narrow, it doesn’t really feel any more restrictive than any other tiny house. The slightly rustic vibe also adds to the overall coziness of the home.
I also must laud the fact that the TV has been placed at a comfortable ergonomic level across from the couch.
The view from the couch looking back through the hallway gives you some perspective on just how unusual the angles of the walls are in this house. That does look like it is around 2 feet across, so that is probably the narrowest section of the house as mentioned earlier.
Here’s another angle on the kitchen. I thought that blue cabinet was cool before, but now I like it even more. It is actually a display cabinet, and the dishes inside have an ornamental effect, making the kitchen appear even more colorful.
If you step up to the front door, this is the view of the ocean that greets you. You can also see views like this through the windows of the house. Notice how even the two gates in the wall share the color scheme found throughout the house.
Some of the photos of this post come from Country Living, which ran a piece on the Cornish tiny home back in April 2017. At that time, the magazine reported that the home’s value was £250,000. The other photos come from Cornish Cottages, which lists the house as being available for vacation rentals.
It all goes to show that no matter the size and shape of space you have to work with, it can be transformed into something beautiful. It is largely the layout and décor which determine whether a house feels cramped or cozy, not solely the dimensions of the space.