Now and again you see a tiny house which is just perfect, and fits right into its environment. This house was designed and built by CountryPlans user rich2Vermont. He constructed the 10’ x 16’ loft cabin with the help of his family. It includes a loft bedroom, kitchenette, dining area, and amazing wraparound porch. The house is located on two acres of land in Topsham, VT. I’m not actually sure what I’m more in love with—the house or the land. This just looks like an incredibly tranquil and beautiful place to live!
Here is a photo of the finished cabin. As you can see, the tiny house was built in a traditional style which is familiar from many other larger old houses in the region. Don’t you just love the dark red paint, white trim, and green roof? And that wraparound porch … it’s an incredible way to add on some extra space. What a relaxing place to sit outdoors and enjoy some fresh air.
To get a feel for the location, here is a shot of the foundation. The pasture is surrounded by woodland, a babbling brook, and a road. It’s so idyllic!
Before taking on this construction project, rich2Vermont had already successfully tried his hand at several smaller projects. Here is the lovely rustic bridge he built across the brook!
This shot gives perspective on just how tiny the house is going to be.
Here are a couple of photos from the construction phase for the new tiny home.
Here you can see it all coming together. Note the vertical design of the house. Even though the house is very small when measuring width and length, the height adds a lot of space.
Let’s take a tour of the finished interior. This shot again gives a feel for the vertical design, this time from inside looking up the staircase. I love that railing and the rustic look it has!
All that wood looks really gorgeous, and aren’t the windows great? Those gave him some trouble, but he was eventually able to get them effectively sealed up and weatherproofed.
Here is a nice photo which gives you a feel for the kitchen. There actually looks like there is a lot of counter space there. The floor is beautiful, isn’t it? Those cabinets were made using pine wood that came from a local mill.
Here you can see the shelves above the countertop, which was finished using three layers of wax and spar varnish.
Here is the bedroom upstairs. Doesn’t it look cozy with that steepled roof? The family dog certain seems to think so! I can’t imagine how gorgeous the view out the window is.
Here are a couple of shots of the exterior so you can get a better look at the porch. What I really love about this design is how old-fashioned it is. It feels like you’ve stepped back in time. It has a colonial feel to it.
Here is an idyllic shot of the finished cabin which gives you perspective on the environment. You really could not ask for a more beautiful pasture or a more delightful tiny home.
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If you enjoyed looking at this tiny house and want to see more, I highly recommend that you check out the link to the original thread on CountryPlans.com below. There you can see the entire process of construction documented from start to finish, with a lot more photographs. This is a really incredible insight into the construction process, and a must-see for anyone thinking of building their own tiny home.
Link on CountryPlans.com: http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=9422.0