Gorgeous Tiny Cottages From Salvaged Materials


These adorable cottages in Portland, Oregon are truly beautiful examples of small scale dwellings with all the amenities necessary for comfortable living, and they were built using mostly salvaged materials.  Each cottage is 364 square feet of  living space with many creative and functional features.



Each dwelling has been designed and hand built from the ground up by the owners. The structures all completed over the last six years have been crafted to harmonize elegantly with the historic simple working-class structures and ornate victorians of the area.



The siding on this cottage is made from tomato sauce cans from a local pizza shop – a free and fire resistant alternative to traditional siding.


Each cottage has a small outdoor patio to enjoy a brief (or not so brief) moment of vitamin D rich sunshine or to reflect upon the subtle hues of grey of a passing cloud. A small front porch allows a visitor to linger and consider interacting in the public domain from a place of privacy. Simple furnishings, simple kitchens, simple living; yet not without attention to details.


The walls are finished with paper – paper bags, shopping sacks, and painters paper – and covered with linseed oil for durability and water resistance.


A ladder gives access to the loft, which is used as a studio in this cottage.  There is also a smaller front loft that looks out the circle window at the peak of the roof.


Old patio doors give way to the bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.



See the original article from faircompanies.com here

Learn more about the cottages at portlandgardencottages.com