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.

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  • Reply Annette August 14, 2015 at 7:12 pm

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

  • Reply Gracie August 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    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?

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

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

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

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

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

      Looks like it’s there to pull up the ladder

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

      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.

  • Reply ElfN August 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    SO MANY brilliantly done things! Kudos!

  • Reply Jessica August 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    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.

  • Reply Cyndie August 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    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!!

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

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

  • Reply Claudia Haney August 15, 2015 at 3:27 am

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

  • Reply Susky August 15, 2015 at 7:04 am

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

  • Reply Craig August 15, 2015 at 8:49 am

    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!

  • Reply julie w August 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

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

  • Reply Jennifer August 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

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

  • Reply ERN August 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    The rope pulls up the steps. More pics and info at: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/4456349

  • Reply Julie Conkle August 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    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!

  • Reply cathey August 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm

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

  • Reply Karen August 16, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Are plans available? Love it!

  • Reply MariAnn August 16, 2015 at 12:41 am

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

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

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

  • Reply Robert August 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    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.

  • Reply Diana August 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Love this! One of my favorites.

  • Reply Chava LeBarton August 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm

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

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

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

  • Reply Jenna August 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    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.

  • Reply Matthew August 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

    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.


  • Reply Allison August 30, 2015 at 9:04 am

    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!

  • Reply Steve and Rox September 5, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    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

  • Reply Debi December 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    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!!

  • Reply Kimberly Stone January 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    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.

  • Reply Cee Jay February 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    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.

  • Reply Pam WhimsicalVintage March 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

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

  • Reply Jane on Whidbey May 29, 2016 at 3:33 am

    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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