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Custom Guest Cottage

14'x16' guest cottage designed to complement a 1910 bungalow in Tampa, FL. The cottage is set on brick piers, has a 5-Vcrimp metal roof, cypress siding and Craftsman design elements. It has a studio apartment type layout with a sleeping/ living area and a 3/4 bath. There is an option to have a kitchenette, but this unit was built with a storage area instead. It is perfect for housing guests, an elderly parent, or grown children in need of their own space but not yet able to afford their own place. See a video of the shed construction at: http://historicshed.com/2011/10/video-of-the-historic-shed-guest-cottage-installation/

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  • Mary Del Buono
    Mary Del Buono Daytona Beach, FL

    you must consult with town first...sewer or septic??? bathroom??? electricity??? I was just thinking...so cute...

    • Historic Shed
      Historic Shed Brooksville, FL

      @Mary Del Buono In this case, the owner was able to tie in to the existing home's systems - even running the hot water off the existing heater in the house. This cottage had to go through design review by the local Historic Preservation Review Board,

  • Carol M
    Carol M Gig Harbor, WA

    What a good idea! I too would like to see the inside.

  • Donald Wojtaszek
    Donald Wojtaszek Louisville, KY

    I wonder if it's controlled by a property management association? You know they would screw the good part all up!

  • Gloria Schlender
    Gloria Schlender Austin, TX

    A Murphy-type bed would allow room for work/visitors during day. Have seen set ups where desk/table was attached flat against bottom of bed to be opened out when bed closed.

  • Beth Bleas
    Beth Bleas Powell, OH

    I would love to see the inside all dressed up !

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