Tiny beach cottage

In the UK, this 388 sq. ft. cottage is on galvanized metal stilts. https://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1snoe2/www.littlediggs.com/littlediggs/2009/05/beach-chalet.html

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Tiny beach cottage

  1. You could fill an entire book just on the 'cottages' of New Zealand, known as a 'bach'. Try googling 'New Zealand bach'. The name comes from the history of the country's first European occupiers. The first settlements were usually founded for resource extraction ( mining, forestry) and were therefore occupied by men, who lived in tiny houses because building resources were scarce. These men were mostly bachelors, hence the buildings became known as 'baches'. The term was later applied to any beach house or holiday house and has stuck.

  2. This is great… I wonder how many manpower is needed to build such cottage and what tools do they need to build such cottage. The design is very simple but I believe the cottage is very functional. Thank you for showing this I had fun going over it.

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