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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A wonderful little fairytale house, and a wonderful tale to go with it...

This beautiful little cottage featured on the Tiny House Blog last year was created for a little boy with leukemia who only dreamed of a fairytale house; it was larger and more expensive than the Make a Wish foundation could manage, so his parents refinanced, hired friends to help build, and made it happen, anyway.

It's built as "clean" as possible, to avoid environmental problems with his cancer (mold and mildew are particular problems with leukemia); she even chose a copper sink for anti-microbial reasons.

Building this little treasure was a distraction and a joy for all of them, and is large enough to be enjoyed for many years to come instead of a child-sized playhouse he would outgrow. Christopher Robin would approve...

More pictures of the building of the cottage and of the interior here.

It made a lump in my throat and I thought you'd enjoy it, too.  Magic.


  1. Replies
    1. Isn't it just magic, Catherine? Even down to the Pooh bears and landscaping.

  2. I really like that it has a staircase and space over the bed upstairs...and lot of windows. So sweet! :)

  3. wow, this is magical!
    Thank you for sharing it!
    Remind my of our smaller staff cabins at a hot springs retreat center!



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