“Oh, to be home again," the song goes. "Down in old Virginny. With my very best friend. They call him Ragtime Willy."
If you enjoy a house that fits the spirit of its own surroundings, blending in the way a zebra is at home in the tall grass, then you will love this quiet, woodsy cabin that looks like it might have been designed for a woodland animal, like a porcupine or a raccoon.
This tiny, bookish house has dozens of feels-good-to-be-home features, like the inches-high stone fence that gives it a picturesque border and the sweet front porch that's the perfect size for an evening of trading jokes with a good friend.
Of course, a tiny house means you don't have to clear many trees away, if any, for it to snuggle tight in a woodsy nook. That means, if you plunk a house down just so, it will look like it's been there for generations, with the woods growing up all around it. This stunning house has that down-home, pass-the-jug feel to it that was sung about in The Band's classic tune “Rockin' Chair.”
There may not be a rocking chair, but the song still fits. “Oh, to be home again," the song goes. "Down in old Virginny. With my very best friend. They call him Ragtime Willy. We're gonna sooth away all of our years. We're gonna put away all of our tears. That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere.”
The furnishings are spare, but the gain is in the roomy feel to this home's interior. It has plenty of windows, including one near the ceiling for extra light. And here's one of the bonus features in plain view: the Dutch door that will allow a breeze to come through, but keep the critters out.
Notice the "exit" sign above the door? Here's a look at the kitchen. Do you think there's coffee brewing? There might be.
Here's a wide angle view of the main room. The bedroom is next to the kitchen, while the bathroom is in the foreground on the left.
This bedroom is all bed (and two swiveling reading lights). But you could do worse, right?
The old-fashioned bathtub not only fits with the rest of the decor, but it shows that the builder had his or her priorities straight. Home = kitchen, bed, bath and a front porch. What else do you need?
Many tiny homes feature half-sized bathroom sinks or none at all in order to save space. Not this one. Big tub, great sink. No scrimping on the good life.
This is one cozy retreat with a sense of well deserved quietude. The porch is perfect for great conversation or a guitar player with songs to sing.