Adorably Small Houses

8 March 2012

I adore a good tiny house, don’t you? Of course, tiny is relative, but I think all of these gems are unified by their cuteness factor.

That last one is my favorite. I just want to squeeze it!!

Upsides to small houses? Less to clean, generally less expensive, lower utility bills, general adorableness. Downsides? Not much storage, can be harder to host overnight guests.

Are you a small house kind of person?

Credits: 1. House Beautiful; 2. Coastal Living; 3. Country Living; 4. and 5. Architectural Digest; 6. Wendy Possard; 7. Southern Living House Plans; 8. House Beautiful; 9. Southern Living; 10. Martha Stewart Living

10 Responses to “Adorably Small Houses”

  1. I’m with you. I love the quaint and cozy feel of a small house. Our house is considered small, like these featured, and sometimes I wish we had a bigger bathroom, etc. but the good thing is we’re able to do more high end changes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wanted to add……utility bills are lower too :)

  3. Laura

    I love these sweet little cottages! Those are the kind of houses that have names, not addresses, like in Anne of Green Gables :)

  4. Hi Emily! I’m a new follower (via SW Magazine) and have loved reading your blog (I think I went back like 27 pages). I actually grew up in Wheaton and now live in the South. I married a Southerner too – a UNC grad – this past summer. So I relate to your story and have enjoyed following along.

    My husband and I rent a small house – and we love it! It’s just enough room and it has a spectacular backyard. Thankfully, our basement provides great storage, but I still haven’t quite mastered the small kitchen dilemma.

  5. Oh, this post makes me so happy! Our house is exceptionally small, I guess you simply did not need a lot of space in 1750! Sometime in the 19th century an addition was added to our little cape, which now houses an extra bathroom, a mudroom, an attic, and our guest bedroom. This addition, making our house a sort of backwards ‘L’ shape is not something you can see from the street, so our house still looks extra tiny from the front! These houses you’ve shared are simply adorable. You’re right, there’s not much space or storage, but when your family consists of two people and a dog, how much do you need? Thanks for sharing, Em!

  6. Em

    Hi Elizabeth! That is SUCH a good point that I’m going to add it to the post :)

    Laura: YES! I adore when houses have names. My family’s cottages in Maine both have names (as do just about all of the houses on the Island), and I love it! In case you’re wondering, they’re known as “The Corner Cottage,” “Huckleberry Knob,” and “On the Rocks.” :)

    Mallory: So fun! I’m glad you’re enjoying reading along.

    Meredith: Your house is adorable!! I should have added it to this post…

  7. Laura

    I have to say “Huckleberry Knob” is my favorite! So cute!

  8. We (me, my bf, and our 22 lb pup) currently live in a 725 sq. ft. house and I LOVE it! If we have 2+ guests, it’s tight with just one bathroom, and our garage has save the day for storage, but it really help you realize how little stuff you actually need.

    I’m all for it!

  9. I love the idea of tiny homes! I may not be a big fan of the lack of space but there’s something adorable about a tiny house or even apartment space!

  10. Wendy taylor

    I just came across your blog and love it! How do I subscribe to your blog?