Tiny houses are fun to look at because they’re kind of like playhouses for grownups. Not only that, but the people who live in them inspire me to simplify my own life. The truth is that I really don’t need so much space–or so much stuff. When I saw Tiny Texas Houses mentioned in Country Living magazine recently, I had to check them out.
Pure salvage building is how they describe their mission is to build energy-efficient tiny houses that are “unique pieces of house art.” Everything from the doors to the porch posts has been recycled from old buildings, and the results are pretty amazing.
This white house, for example, was built for use as a guest cottage. “The classic tall vertical split sash windows were circa 1890s and most still had their original wavy glass.” Love it.
They call this 12′ x 26′ house “The Painted Lady” because they used 6 colors of paint on the exterior. This is the playhouse I wanted when I was growing up! (Okay, still do.)
The Canyon Lake house is a 12′ x 20′ gingerbread cottage:
The Bastrop is a 12′ x 28′ house where a young couple and their 3-year old son live full time:
There’s a great little bed nook:
Do you have a favorite? The white guest cottage is calling my name. For more photos and information, visit Tiny Texas Houses.
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