One of my readers sent me this link, thanks Anka! What an amazing place to build a cabin and talk about roughing-it. Also, please forgive the Google Translate translation:
“Fieldfare cabin is a true copy of that war Quarter Linge officers and Ålesund Sunnmøre Association members Joachim, Birger and Olaf Aarsæther built in spring 1944, where they spent the last year of the war. The three had trained as saboteurs of Britain, and with several different missions in Norway and England behind him were dropped in Tafjordfjella to destroy communications in Romsdal and Lesja.
The cottage was rebuilt by Joachim summer of 1990 and then donated to Alesund Sunnmøre Association. It unattended DNT standard with four berths and is hidden beneath a cliff ten minutes from Veltdalshytta.”
via Fieldfarehytta – Hytte – UT.no.
Great find by Don, a reader of Relaxshacks.com. It’s a historic playhouse but I suspect this may inspire some people to doll-up their tiny homes.
“The Dietz Doll House is one of the Seguin Conservation Society’s most charming properties and like the others, comes with an intriguing history. It was built in 1910 by Louis Dietz for little Alice O’Brien, 5 years old, who had come to Seguin as an orphan train child.”
Read more at Relaxshacks.com: The 1910 Dietz “Dollhouse”….Tiny House Eye Candy- A Micro-Victorian House.
One of my readers, Paul Coleman, sent me this. He told me, “This is a well known tiny house near where my mum lives in Wales.” Thanks again for sharing Paul!
“The smallest house in Great Britain is situated on the Quayside at Conwy, North Wales. The house is only 6ft wide by 8ft deep by 10ft high, approx. 1.8 metres wide by 3.05metres high.”
via Smallest House in Britain Conwy Quay.
Great story about this shepherd’s wagon that followed Lorna home.
“Over the course of two summers in 1945, Lorna Benedict lived in a shepherd’s wagon on a large ranch in Wyoming. During her stint as a shepherd she watched over a herd of sheep, chopped her own firewood, shot and skinned local wildlife and fished the rivers for her food. Every few weeks, when the sheep moved on to feed, horses would be hooked up to the wagon so she and her home could continue the process.”
via Lorna’s 1930s Shepherd’s Wagon.
Dav sent me some links to this tiny house village recreation. Great example of adapting available materials to extreme climate conditions. Thanks Dav!
“Ósvör is a fascinating maritime museum built on the ruins of fisherman’s huts. Lovingly restored, its highlight is a replica of a six-man rowing boat, among the oldest of its kind in the country.
The museum features a salt house, fish sheds, a fish drying area and tool sheds with all the fishing paraphernalia from a bygone age.”
See more at Land og saga – Verbúðin Ósvör við Bolungarvík.
If you’re looking for a historic tiny house to rent and you don’t mind going on an expedition to a remote wilderness to get there – this might be the perfect place.
“Few are the people that have not seen pictures or heard of the Don Sheldon Mountain House. Situated in the splendor of the Alaska Mountain range, perched on a rock outcrop in the middle of glacier at 6,000 ft, it commands superlative stretching views in every direction. Ever since I first saw a picture of it, I said to myself, I have to go there! The Hut was built by the legendary bush pilot Don Sheldon. For an intriguing read of his amazing flight adventures try Wager with the Wind from amazon.”
Read more at the AlaskaPhotoGraphics Blog
One of my readers, Dav, sent this too me. It’s an opportunity to peek back in time inside Shackleton’s Antarctic Hut. Thanks again Dav!
“For some time now, the Google Street View team has been systematically mapping and creating imagery that allows us access to some of the world’s most picturesque and historic locales. The latest location takes us literally to the ends of the Earth with a look inside Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s survival hut.
Working with the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota, as well as the Antarctic Heritage Trust, Google was able to access Shackleton’s surprisingly well-preserved and well-stocked hut. By taking several shots using fish-eye lenses, the Google team was able to stitch together the images to create one 360-degree experience.
The results are nothing short of amazing. Shackleton’s hut was built in 1908, and fellow explorer Robert Scott’s abode, which was also captured by Google, was built in 1912. Both explorers used the huts as a survival base during their explorations and race to be the first to reach the South Pole.”
Continue reading… Explore inside Shackleton’s Antarctic hut courtesy of Google | DVICE.
I suspect I’m not the only one who has sometimes yearned to live like a Hobbit. These sheep in New Zealand are living the dream as the current residents of the actual Hobbit village constructed for the Lord of the Rings movies. These tiny houses are no more than frail movie sets, but they do seem to make great little shelters for these contented creatures. Thanks for sending this my way Dav!
There Be Hobbit Sheep Here
One of my long time readers, Dav, passed a link to this photo to me the other day. It’s great to see these tiny historic beach houses photographed in Ostend, Belgium from about 100 years ago. Great find again Dav!
Tiny Historic Beach House
Photo credit Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
It’s always fascinating to me to find a new tiny house built inside the ruins of an old tiny house. This one is just over 300 square feet and is located in Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk. The architect was Haworth Tompkins.
Tiny House – New Again