Guemes Island Tiny House
















I’d like to share this Tiny house both my husband and I designed and built, and just finished in July 2015. We built it as a guest house on our island property and tiny house airbnb. We are calling it a “makers tiny house” as many items in the house are made by artists that we have carefully curated and placed around for guests to enjoy. There is a makers guide book in the house where they can find where featured items are for sale if they wish to buy any for themselves.

Thanks for making such a cool site, we have been following for years!

A tiny house on wheels on Guemes Island, Washington. Shared by Jessica & Carson Lynch. More info. here.



  1. Annette August 14, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    This is gorgeous. Is it off-grid? Good job guys!

  2. Gracie August 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    There isn’t ANYTHING that I’d change. This is PERFECTION!! While I’m not crazy about lofts, yours is perfect. You kept it light and gave yourselves headroom – not a cubby hole. From your paint colors, landscaping – EVERYTHING, it just cannot be improved on. Excellent teamwork!! Just curious, what is the purpose for the wench – the ropes?

    • halcyon August 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Click the link at the bottom for their website with informative photos. (The rope seems to pull the ladder up.)

    • smkddk August 14, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      in the first interior picture, the ropes and wench seem to deal with the ladder to the loft. Just my thoughts.

    • Ingrid August 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      Looks like it’s there to pull up the ladder

    • Dorothy August 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      In the pictures on the Airbnb website it shows that the ladder can be pulled up by the wench so it doesn’t interfere with the seating. There are 73 photos on that site.

  3. ElfN August 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    SO MANY brilliantly done things! Kudos!

  4. Jessica August 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    The rope is a pulley system that lifts the ladder up in the air which folds and stores against the overhead loft, making the couch below have more lounge room when you want it.

  5. Cyndie August 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    This shows a wonderful use of space…..the best I’ve seen. Would you mind sharing the square footage and your costs? (not to include the wonderful artsy features) You have done a wonderful job!!

  6. Tiffany S. August 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    It’s perfection. I can’t wait to make plans to stay there!

  7. Claudia Haney August 15, 2015 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Love it, just not sure what the pulley is for?

  8. Susky August 15, 2015 at 7:04 am - Reply

    This house is an inspiration of design. Impeccable and sublime in it’s elegant practicability, great job!

  9. Craig August 15, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I’ve been looking at tiny houses for year, yours is the nicest one I’ve seen. Did you come up with the idea yourself or did you buy the plans? GREAT JOB!

  10. julie w August 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Love this- It is my dream to have a tiny house- so simple – So elegant- this is adorable!

  11. Jennifer August 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Perfect. The best tiny house that I have seen. Fantastic job.

  12. ERN August 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    The rope pulls up the steps. More pics and info at:

  13. Julie Conkle August 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    This is lovely, but for myself, I would need a one floor plan, with maybe a hidden bed, because a ladder would be just not plausible for me. Even stairs are a problem. Otherwise, perfect!

  14. cathey August 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Is that a Kona Brewing Co. beer on the counter? Good choice!
    Aloha from the Big Island.

  15. Karen August 16, 2015 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Are plans available? Love it!

  16. MariAnn August 16, 2015 at 12:41 am - Reply

    What are the dimensions of your home? Really love it!

  17. Belinda S. August 16, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I like these, but , what about designing one for the disabled? Who can’t, climb ladders.
    Thank You for sharing.

  18. Robert August 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    This is one of the best conceived of and executed tiny houses I’ve ever seen. Well done.

    Gracie. the ropes hoist the loft ladder up and out of the way to access the couch better. If you go to their airbnb link you can see a bunch more pictures, one of which shows the ladder in the up position.

  19. Diana August 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Love this! One of my favorites.

  20. Chava LeBarton August 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Perfect except I would prefer steps (with storage). Very lovely!

  21. Lisa E. August 17, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Wow, what a fantastic job they did with this THOW! I’m really impressed. Mega kudos!

  22. Jenna August 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I’ve been looking at tiny houses here for quite a while, and this is the first tiny house that merits a comment from me. Very well done. Many guest house tiny houses don’t factor in a whole lot of things that this does. This looks like a functioning tiny house, with all the design details that one would want. Bravo.

  23. Matthew August 26, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I’d love to know the source for the sconce with the orange shade (the lighting fixture in the loft). No luck checking the usual sources.


  24. Allison August 30, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

    This tiny house design is great! Beautiful lines, colors and design. The only things I would change (so it would suit my needs that is) would be to bump out the front for more interior room and get a fold down front porch like the guys at Molecule Tiny Home design. Then I would switch the eating/table area to be across from the kitchen area–giving more cooking and food prep room if needed. To me it does not make sense to have a couch across from the kitchen sink, though to each his own, of course! Then I would want to create an L-shaped couch and more of a living room feel under the second loft. I also would want a tub because I love my baths.But I understand this is for rentals so it doesn’t need all that stuff. Great bathroom closet in this one! I also love how the stairs go down to the storage and the storage comes out as steps. Very cool. Great inspiration on this one. Hope I can find the plans or someone has posted them here. Great work on this!

  25. Steve and Rox September 5, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    So beautiful cute and comfy. we spend alot of time on vancouver island and san juan island must look yu up on airbnb.

    thank you for sharing

  26. Debi December 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I have fallen in love with his tiny house. Could you please tell me what your cost to build it was? Your cost without the artisan touches. What is the square footage? You have created an amazing space!!

  27. Kimberly Stone January 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I think this is a great guest cottage. With every one I see I pick up one or two ideas and will put them,someday, into my own tiny cottage.

  28. Cee Jay February 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    This is my second favourite Tiny Home after Esk’et. I’ve taken a look at the photos on AIRBNB and it looks as though you live in a beautiful part of the world. This is lovely, homely, and very spacious. But I couldn’t rent it. I would have to live in it.

    Cee Jay/Leigh on Sea, Essex, England, Britain.

  29. Pam WhimsicalVintage March 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Absolutely my favorite tiny home design and I love the outdoor area. Well done!!

  30. Jane on Whidbey May 29, 2016 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Hey, neighbor! Nicely done.

    I hope to build another so that I can rent one out in the summer. I’m surprised that I’m not the only one here who didn’t have to look it up on a map. lol


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