A Tiny Home In A Big Landscape

by Sherry Riter in New Home  

The structures are very tiny when compared to most homes and extremely small in comparison to the expansive landscape where the tiny homes have been built. While researching different types of homes while trying to find all the features and functions I want to incorporate into my next home, I have found that I do not have any problem with honing in on small architecture even though my dreams are big.

I am leaning towards a home that is basically one large room like The Small House in Barrington, Massachusetts which was designed by Maryann Thompson Architects. It is light, bright, airy and doesn’t appear cramped at all.

The ceiling is high and that makes the room look and feel even larger.

Obviously the kitchen does not lack in cabinet space.

By the time I finished looking at The Small House in Barrington, Massachusetts, my mind wandered off into the “where” will I build a home and “what” will my life be like after it is completed.

Of course, I was drawn back to the Tiny House Blog for photos of tiny homes in the landscape.

While viewing the photos, my mind began to take a leisurely stroll on my path of dreams.

I will sit by the window in my home writing each day.

Then I will take my time cooking glorious meals, hopefully for two people.

Where is the perfect location for my tiny dream home?

Maybe the home will be at the edge of a lake in the shadow of a large mountain…


Nestled at the edge of the forest with a mountain as a beautiful backdrop…

Tucked away and hidden in the forest like little fairies…

Surrounded by a full forest on all sides…

(breathing deeply)

Can you smell the crisp air with the smell of fresh burning wood in the fireplace?

I have to have a fireplace with big logs of crackling wood burning.

Crunch squeak is the only noise I can hear as I walk in the snow with my boots.

There would be days that my tiny home would bask in the sunlight…

While many months it would be deep in the forest surrounded and covered with snow…

When it snowed a whole bunch, I would stay in my home except when I was playing with snowballs.

I want lots of snow….lots and lots of snow and….

a little home to keep me warm.

There would be so much peace while surrounded by such beautiful scenery.

My dreams are simple.

A little home on a little piece of land…

Lots of snow that would glisten like diamonds in the sun…

Time to write…

Many meals cooked without hurrying…



In my dreams it all seems so easy.

(courage is waning)

Surely this dream can come to fruition.

When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
~Author Unknown

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stéfan January 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Beautiful tiny home in a dreamy landscape… it is a peaceful vision. Very nice.


2 Cathy Kennedy January 27, 2012 at 4:57 am

Beautiful dreams for a warm heart and home. Love it!


3 Skip_D January 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

Somehow you have managed to tap into my dream… And I don't mind sharing! 🙂


4 KasaYeshua January 27, 2012 at 6:34 am

We must have some similar dreams!
Thanks much for sharing these thoughts of yours, and the lovely photos!
Really enjoyed reading what you wrote, and those scenes of little houses among those beautiful, God-designed landscapes!
His artistry is the best!


5 Leigh January 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

Nicely written and what a stunning collection of photos.


6 Luke Prater January 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

fascinating to have to factual text with poetic vision and stunning images. You should come to Britain… it's all tiny…. Very much enjoyed this


7 Luke Prater January 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Fascinating to have factual text alongside poetic vision and stunning photo art. Very much enjoyed this. You should come to Britain.. it's all tiny…


8 debrakristi January 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Simply beautiful! I love picture blogs. I should do more of them. You have done an amazing one. Thank you for sharing. You've made me want to pack my bag and head straight for one of those little cabins.


9 Paula January 28, 2012 at 4:56 am

OH, I so much love tiny houses and the tiny house blog. A few weeks ago I shared my "dream home" at facebook. While I think tiny houses leave a smaller footprint. I oppose to built a tiny home for the sake of having one. For me when it comes to the footprints it makes more sense though to fix an existing house, which doesnt create new footprints, whether big or small. Hmm, maybe I should reduce an existing house to reduce the footprint?


10 TJ January 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

Hello Child, I will not be living with you if I grow very old and become alone!! I like electric lights, and toilets with running water~! Hair dryers, electric tooth brush, electric blankets, stove, lights,lots of lights and hot baths , washing machines and dryers,irons, cooking stoves, should I go on? They are not for your mama!


11 Jo VonBargen January 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

Cool! I love the tiny home concept. Mostly because the bigger a house is the more there is to clean. These photos are gorgeous!! Great site you have here!


12 Tammy January 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

What a lovely post. The wilderness is lovely to look at, grand to visit and fun to ponder … but living there would drive me out of my mind. I'd be talking to the pine trees in a week flat and dreaming of skyscrapers and city lights. And yet I long for the mountains and the peace they give me. Clearly, there is no pleasing me. Fun blog..I enjoyed it.


13 Carli Alice January 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I love the "tiny" home. It does feel open and airy. So nice!


14 Bev January 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I will take one of each…but the Barrington one is extra special. 🙂 The snow is gorgeous but I will take the warmth of the south. Great post!


15 Katherines Corner January 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

what a lovely post my friend. The tiny house photos as all so beautiful This post made me smile huge! not tiny. xo


16 karen ho fatt February 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

Nice post. Photos really take you back to another time and place!


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