Two Tiny Houses Better Than One

You will want to take a closer look at these "Two Tiny Houses Better Than One," simple in design but full of comfort and character. Charles Finn is the self taught woodworker who built these tiny houses along with plenty of others.

Finn is also an author, freelance writer, editor of the High Desert Journal, a literary and fine arts magazine, and his custom microhomes have had a full color spread in Lloyd Kahn’s Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter book. Finn who is originally from Vermont, has lived in Japan for a few years and admired the Japanese tea house designs. He eventually found his way to British Columbia where he lived in a 7 by 12 foot vardo made by a woodworker friend. The tiny house vardo had no electricity or plumbing, but did have a 3-burner propane stove, a Jøtul wood stove and a set of deep-cycle batteries to run his laptop. He then built his first microhome in Potomac, Montana out of lumber recycled from old barns. The 8 by 12 foot tiny cabin with a five foot loft became known as the Potomac Cabin.

The two tiny houses that Finn built are known simply as Hut 1 and Hut 2. The tiny cabins use cedar shakes on the exterior, with one of the tiny houses having a covered patio space in the back of it. Both have lots of windows to let in the natural light, along with sun roofs. Hut 1 has a cute kitchen at the end of the tiny space with open cupboards and a sink. The living room in this tiny house has a built in bed that can also be used as a couch. This cute tiny home has a wood stove to keep the tiny cottage warm when it gets cold. You could use one of the tiny cabins to live in full time, and the other for a writing space or office space to work in. Would you like to live in a tiny house?

Finn is now building custom microhomes out of reclaimed and available materials. He mentions on his site that something the size of the Potomac Cabin will cost approximately $22,000 and a smaller 8 by 12 foot tiny house will cost around $14,000.

If you think these tiny house are nice, you will be amazed at all the tiny house designs that are located all over the world. Some of the tiny house designs you will find on this site include combo micro oven and stove top for tiny houses, 172 square foot micro A frame cabin bunkhouse, 800 square foot A frame cabin with deck, tiny mountain cabin in the snow, 580 square foot heritage log cabin, car tent so you can camp in the city, micro cabin in the jungle, portable lightweight travel pod, tiny barn house, the 100 square foot flexible hivehaus prefab tiny home solution, yurt cabin in Vashon Island, small mountain cottage, Ethan's tiny house on wheels, peaceful little wooden cottage in Thailand, tiny rustic house made of reclaimed materials in Portland, Oregon, green zero modular tiny home, tiny caboose cabin in the Santa Monica Mountains, beachfront airstream you can rent in Australia, Treehouse Cabin you can stay in at Moose Meadow Lodge Vermont and that's only some of the unique tiny house spaces you will see!

If living in a tiny house is something that you think you may be interested in, you can find lots of great tiny house resources from books, websites, step by step video tutorials and literature. There are also workshops offered all over the country where you can learn how to build your own tiny home, whether it be a tiny house on wheels, strawbale houses or log cabins.


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