Tiny House Tuesday: The Littlest Lakeside Cabin

July 21, 2009

WHO: Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez

WHERE: Sugar Creek, Wisconsin, by way of Beardstown, Illinois

WHAT: An itty-bitty weekend retreat, rescued from certain destruction

SIZE: 121 square feet

11 x 11: a prime example of petite perfection.

It may not be Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez’s home base, but this teeny-tiny lakeside retreat smacks of Small living, stem to stern. Once part of a 1920’s-era cabin court adjacent to Surratt’s grandmother’s house in Illinois, this 121-footer had certainly seen better days: the abandoned cabins were a set of sad little structures, completely dilapidated and ready to be razed.

But Surratt and Hernandez saw potential; “History has value,” she tells Chicago Home + Garden‘s Gina Bazer. So, in 2006, the couple plunked down $500 for the tiny place, trucked it to their lakeside Wisconsin property, and set to work restoring the space to its original Roaring ’20’s glory, complete with vintage furnishings and old-school details. See for yourself: Chi H + G‘s got a pair of slideshows, one cabin-focused, the other zeroed in on the Smalls.

Via AT.

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2 Responses to “Tiny House Tuesday: The Littlest Lakeside Cabin”

  1. Kissley said

    this post sparked an idea. i have a poet friend who turned her garage into a writer’s retreat. she lives in west seattle. she said a lot of her seattle friends have done the same and that peeps be going to home depot and buying little sheds and turning them into little ‘hobby’ houses. word. what about a little feature on that? i’ll email you details.

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