The Allure of Tiny Homes

Oregon Home Magazine takes a closer look at the Don Vardo Tiny House Design, PAD’s first set of tiny house plans. From Oregon Home:

“What’s fire-engine red, has wheels and is utterly fantasy inducing? No, not a sleek Euro sports car but the Don Vardo, a 7-by-10-foot mobile structure with French doors, a tiny cedar deck, radiant-heat cork floors and hemlock walls.

Built by Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD), the Vardo represents a new way of looking at living, says Dee Williams, one of the owners of the Portland-based company. “We work with dreamers, people who are realizing they’ll gain greater liberty and clearer thinking by living in smaller spaces,” she says.

Because the Vardo doesn’t have a full kitchen or bathroom, it’s not suitable for a full-time dweller. But with a desk, pullout bed and nook for a hotplate and water vessel, the mobile room would be an ideal guest room or writing studio, the kind of place Thoreau might have chosen to park next to Walden Pond. In modern times, parents facing a returning college grad or a novel-in-progress writer might revel in the Vardo’s flexibility.”

Read more at Oregon…

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5 thoughts on “The Allure of Tiny Homes

  1. I love the colors here, along with the fact that all sides have winodws and there are no cabinets, closets, bathrooms, etc, blocking the view. Finding this plan and these photos has inspired me. Thanks for the inspiration, Dee!

  2. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!

    1. Yay Dee!!! I’ve been waiting for sihtemong just like this, and am so glad you’re the one who’s written it!And greetings from Seattle, hope to get to Oly soon .- Sheryl

    2. So sorry that happened! Thank you for the kind words and we will work on making it easier to leave comments!

      1. A nice video on Dee’s home. I bet a lot more people get inretested now. After they see that Dee was able to build one herself, they should be able to as well. I may not be as fast as Dee, but I will finish mine soon.

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