In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Teardrop Trailers are the ultimate tiny house!

Click here for one from the Tiny House blog...

Joseph built one himself a few years ago, and we've camped in it in the Adirondacks and Poconos...my only problem is whacking my elbows on the wall in bed!  It's 4'  x 8'...the photo is from his move to Missouri almost three years ago.

You can see why we're fine with the size of the shed...perhaps not for full-time living, but as a getaway?  You bet!  At 100 square feet, it's a LOT bigger than the teardrop's 32, and I can stand up in it!



He IS a handy one...here's his Photobucket set on building this tiny traveling home.  It's a work of art!


Does this look cool or what?  This is the Adirondacks...love the awning!


We would LOVE to find chairs like this for the shed--they fold, they're padded, they're comfortable...and they got away from us when he moved here...

10 comments:

  1. Cathy that is so cool. Rick and I would love to get an old retro small camper to fix up some day.

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  2. Friends of ours have an old metal one from the 40s, I think it is. VERY cool!

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  3. That is the cutest thing, but I'm claustrophobic and would have a problem being confined in such a small space. It looks like it would fit in the bed of his pickup!

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  4. That's just about right, Joan! And the reason he made the kitchen hatch the way he did and doors on BOTH sides with nice big windows is that I'm a little claustrophobic, too. I can get out if I feel the need...

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  5. Too bad about the loss of the camp chairs...comfortable ones are hard to find or if you do find comfort they're too big and bulky.

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  6. We are both REALLY sorry about those...he had another little trailer, a Scotty, that they were in when he sold it. Since they matched it, he thought that was neat. We thought we could find some like these any time--NOT. In Europe, maybe!

    We do need to solve the problem...his back hurts after only a short time, with these, and if I spend too much time in them my arthritis REALLY kicks up.

    I'm quite short, so many chairs are just too high for me. Fooey!

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  7. Thank you, Elise! That was a wonderful trip in gorgeous places...the next year when we planned to go again, he fell when he was packing up and we spent the vacation mostly lying about. :-(

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  8. Cute. I like the small ones over the ones that have become full-sized walk-in trailers.

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  9. I do too, in theory...but I'd really like a table indoors where I can work when it rains!

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