It's not the size of the house that counts, as you will see with this "Think Small A Well-Designed Pacific Coast Cottage." The trend in building seems to be leaning more towards the quality of craftsmanship, and not the size of the house.
This tiny cottage has extraordinary charm, largely due to the details. You'll find artfully fitted flagstones that create walkways to and around the cottage. A soft moss green paint was used for the trim, echoing the surrounding shades of natural greenery. The backdrop of Puget Sound is a constant source of life enhancing tranquility. Landscaping was kept simple for this charming tiny cottage, it blends with the natural surroundings . Heather plantings will remain low and sprawling, so as not to interfere with the view. On the front exterior of the tiny cottage there is mostly stone, with some wood used on the front covered porch and door giving it a rustic quality that fits well with the ocean views. On the back of the tiny house that sits in front of the ocean view, there is more wood used on the exterior siding.
A log house (or log home) is structurally identical to a log cabin (a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber). The term log cabin is not preferred by most contemporary builders, as it generally refers to a smaller, more rustic log house such as a hunting cabin in the woods, or a summer cottage. Log construction was the most common building technique in large regions of Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Baltic states and Russia, where straight and tall coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce, were readily available. It was also widely used for vernacular buildings in Eastern Central Europe, the Alps, the Balkans and parts of Asia, where similar climatic conditions were present. In the warmer and more westerly regions of Europe, where deciduous trees were more dominant, timber framing was favoured instead.
The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement, is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet. Downsizing to a tiny house is a great way to do away with large mortgages, hydro bills and all the stuff that goes into a large house, and a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle.