Not just Small Cool, tiny cool. The photo above is (we kid you not) an oversized birdhouse. This small structure called a pigeonnier was built on the grounds of a Louisiana estate around 1750. Its original function was to house pigeons which, at that time, were considered haute cuisine.
Jump down for more photos, including a shot of the fairy tale exterior and an unpublished (!) bonus pic...
As the years passed, and pigeons were no longer raised, the pigeonnier turned into a very pretty storage shed. When Angèle Parlange, a fabric/fashion designer and author of Creole Thrift, returned to her family home, she decided she needed her own space.
We're excited to announce the winners of Small Cool 2008 at tonight's wrap party and we love this example because it shows just how small you can go (minus a bath and kitchen) and how very cool it can be.
Photos: Cottage Living (Thanks, Rex!)