The 200 Square Foot House

 

In the Sunday issue of The Seattle Times, in the Real Estate section, is an article (with pictures) entitled "The200-square-foothouse."  The article was written by John Moritz, McClatchy Newspapers.  The homes are built by Brad Kittel, the owner of Tiny Texas Houses.  He uses salvaged lumber and building materials and they come wired for electricity and are "outfitted for plumbing, including a shower and toilet and a loft for sleeping."  The owner likes the fact that they get used wood that was "old-growth" timber and said "these houses could last for another 100 years." 

What would you use a small house like this for?  They suggest as a backyard hideaway, or a bed-and-breakfast cottage, artist's loft or workshop.  They did interview an artist that placed one on her 20 acres by a creek in southwest Austin. 

 

 

 

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Jane Wallace
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Feb 25, 2008 02:16 PM #1
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Karen Hurst
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Leslie,

I have seen articles on these types of houses before and I think they are adorable. I can think of many uses, like college student rentals, beach rentals, using in place of campers, little up north vacation shacks. Granchildren! I want one!!!!

Feb 25, 2008 02:50 PM #2
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Ken Tracy
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Hi Leslie.  Thanks for visiting my blog and reading.  I will keep an eye out for your posts.

Ken

Feb 25, 2008 03:10 PM #3
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Leslie There is someone at the lake here building these small homes and they seem to be a big hit.
Feb 25, 2008 07:37 PM #4
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Leslie- Sounds like and ideal place to go to to get away from the cares of life, now and then.
Feb 26, 2008 05:38 AM #5
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Melissa Olson
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I like Karen's idea of a beach rental.  200 square feet....now that is conservative.  Thank you for sharing Leslie.
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Hi All and thank you for your comments.  In case you didn't get to read the article, his particular builder charges $30,000 - $60,000 per home.
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