If you love tiny houses, and you dream of living close to nature, we've found the perfect place for you. This little shack, designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family farm in the mountains of West Virginia, is equal parts tiny house and camping shelter — in the best possible way.
Although it's completely off the grid, the house isn't lacking in conveniences — there are oil lamps for light, and a wood stove to keep everything toasty. A hand-powered pump fills a tank which serves the kitchen sink, and rainwater is collected from the roof for the outdoor shower. The wood posts that the house sits on all have rodent barriers. That's living close to nature (but not too close for comfort).
It's an unusual arrangement, but one that's totally worth it when you consider the view — looking over 27 acres of pristine woodland and mountains. One side of the shack opens up to the outside by means of a retractable garage door, and a deck allows the inhabitants to take advantage of the outdoors. It's the best of all possible worlds — connected to nature, but with all the modern conveniences.
You can read more about the project at the architects' website.
via Country Living