A Charming Tiny Guesthouse Built With Reclaimed Materials

Mike Meisner
by Mike Meisner
For years this couple had dreams of building their own guest house, and finally they accomplished their goal. The tiny house you see here was created using a melange of reclaimed materials that came from old horse farms, high-end construction sites, and even a museum.
A mix of different textures play together nicely on the outside, with cedar shingles and coastal blue siding separated by darker reclaimed boards. All of the windows were salvaged from an old barnhouse.
A simple, open floor plan can be seen from the loft. A stove in the corner heats the place, and there's a nice little bar seating area adjacent to the kitchen.
The kitchen features open shelving and a reclaimed dresser for storage. There's also a fridge/oven combo they found at the local museum.
Stairs lead up to a loft that has enough space to fit a queen bed and plenty of room so you don't smash your head into the ceiling. They use an old locker/filing cabinet for storage up there.
A small bathroom contains everything you need, and even fits a clawfoot tub/shower.
If this house looks familiar it may be that it was featured on the hit TV show "Tiny House Nation". Check out the blog link below for more information about the build and to learn how you can rent this for a night.
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  • Yvonne Day Aka Miss Ruby Yvonne Day Aka Miss Ruby on Jun 26, 2016
    May I ask what this ended up costing you? I ask only because the shows I have seen are talking crazy money per square ft and just don't see why they are so much more than a "trailer house" or a camper. Love the house idea.. just thinking you did it right using reclaimed items. Good job!

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  • Penny Penny on Mar 29, 2016
    i wouldn't mind living in that house....this is one of the better tiny houses i've seen....i just love them!!!

  • Bib8012398 Bib8012398 on May 21, 2017
    What are the overall dimensions height length and width?
    Nice job!