Tiny House 3

In September 2021 I took an online class through the Smithsonian called “Build a Tiny House”. I joined people from all over the US in building our own versions of the tiny house. I made three of them and I’ll show you the results in three different posts.

Thank you to my classmates and to our teacher, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.

Here is my third house. Since our class was only three sessions, I wanted to finish this house before the class ended. So, I did some pre-work. I painted all surfaces of the boxes I used for the house. Some people in the class had specific plans they were carrying out, but I preferred to design as I went – therefore I painted and prepared all surfaces of the two boxes I intended to use, thoughI was not sure how I would put them together to form a strucure.

In the end, it worked out. Here is the third house.

You can see that I got more ambitous here. I used another cardboard shipping box for the main portion of the house, with a smaller shipping box cut down for the upstairs, and a portion of a box that originally held coffee to create the bay window on the side.

You can also see that I favor a dollhouse approach – with an interior and exterior. In the future I might try some houses that are just exteriors, with no inside, but if I do, I envision them being smaller. Maybe I could make them into a village for my toy cars???

Anyway, here are some details. In this house, for instance, like the previous one, I made a front door that opens and shuts.

There is also a roof garden. I thought the roof looked too bare when I added the second floor so I had the idea of enclosing a section with painted cereal box cardboard and making a little terrace.

And here are some more details of interior and exterior.

If you decide you’d like to try making a tiny house, collect your materials and dive in! It is a lot of fun.

15 thoughts on “Tiny House 3

  1. Diane

    You know, it might be fun to make these for our grandkids. When Leona gets a bit older she will have figurines to put in. Oti has a bunch of Peppa Pig figurines.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Leona has a farm set (we gave her) that she loves and she uses it in all kinds of ways. INcluding chewing on the poor animals. Hmmm,maybe she needs a barn (sometime, not yet!)

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I know how to make people in so many different ways (after decades of never giving up playing with figures, dolls, etc…I need to think it over what I would like to do. (Or, on the other hand, I need to one day have the idea strike me and I will rush forward!)

      1. memadtwo

        I’m no good at planning things out any more either. I make lists, but I rarely follow them. I’m sure the idea with come when it’s ready.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I think this kind of project is adaptable to anyone’s style. I don’t know if you looked at the video I mentioned on today’s post (11/15) of work done in our class, but each student had an individual vision that was unique.

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