We met Abel through the Tiny House Blog and invited ourselves over for a tour.  He built this lovely tiny house and I just had to see it in person.  One of my first designs had a circle window too.  I like that he put the floor down diagonally.

This house is so cute.  Trying to figure out how to get my wagon on wheels to look more like this.

I like the shutters and the Swiss feel to this little Santa house. But minus the xmas tree inlay.

This might be one of my all time favorites since I always wanted a Victorian home.

I want a turret!!!  I think street height restrictions might mean I can’t but I’m thinking I can get close with a round bay window.

My friend in Sweden in front of a cute little house.

Another cute cozy looking little red house.  I think red is a great color for a house.  Purple too.

I like the barn look to this one and the vertical red siding.

I like the creative element here.  Living in a woodpile could have some advantages. Not far to go to get wood for the fire?!

I like this one too!

I like the round window and the curved awning.  This just looks so cozy.

Of course the whole gypsy wagon look of this one makes it one of my favorites.  Might choose different colors though.

Maybe something more like this:

I like this painting plants on the outside too:

but I might go with something more curlyque like:

These beams are so beautiful.  And if I could figure out the whole bend and glue thing for beams, and how to have insulation but still have the beams show I would do this:

I want my house to have beautiful woodworking like this has! Or carve that curlyque from above into the wood.

Two more amazing gypsy wagons:

If I was single and planned on moving around a lot this would be more my style.  I’m hoping for a piece of land and a huge garden soon so less mobility, bigger house.

Design inspiration for the inside:

Italian made aluminum folding stairs.  Lightweight, comfortable and folds up out of the way.  Perfect!  Well, kind of modern for the rest of the house but very practical.  Maybe I can paint them to tone down the aluminum aspect.

Kitchen cabinets and shelves in living room like one of these two:

The shutters will look something like this I hope:

I want a wooden arch over the couch somthing like this one:

And I love this little heater:

Basically I think my home will turn out to be a strange (but hopefully beautiful) hybrid of Victorian meets Moroccan and Gypsy wagon.  Architectural Fusion!

Technical inspiration:

5 comments on “Inspiration
  1. Super inspiration on how to live small!

    • limacatz says:

      Thank you. I’ve given it a lot of thought. Obsessed really which is the only reason I was able to make it happen with absolutely no experience or prior training. Still working out the details but every time i see a tiny house I am very happy I put 3 years of thought into the design because mine is very functional and comfortable. Some designs are just cute. Being able to actually live in mine was key. I’ve been living here for 2.5 years and loving it more every day!

  2. Tea Leonardi says:

    so awesome, very cute, very inspirational, seems i need to go tiny myself.
    thank you for sharing this wonderful designs lot of ideals from your design.

  3. Lkg says:

    Hi there! Can you tell me the brand for those ‘Italian made aluminum folding stairs?’ I can’t find them anywhere else and they are just what I need. I think.

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We have landed and after all the struggle, adventure, drama etc it all seems so worthwhile. We are now parked in a lovely and peaceful place just north of Santa Rosa. Bucolic bliss has become a reality. I got everything on my list: well water, garden, wildlife, quiet (can't even hear airplanes!) and lovely neighbors. Thanks to everyone for the prayers, help, moral support, and patience during this challenging project. About another year and we should be finished.... Ha : )

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