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Dear Tiny House Swoon, I’d like to share my tiny house on my 100 acre farm in the Dominican Republic.

A micro home on 100 acres in The Dominican Republic. Owned and shared by Jonathan Kaye.

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17 Comments

  • Reply AK July 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Sweet I need something like that now

  • Reply Carol July 20, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Love the simplicity, yet it is functional use of the space. The bed on wheels is brilliant, I would assume that there is storage space inside. So crisp and clean and minimal.

    • Reply Jonathan kaye July 22, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Thank you Carol

    • Reply Jonathan Kaye July 22, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Hi Carol,
      Thank you. Being able to move the bed towards the prevailing breeze is a joy.

      best,
      Jonathan

  • Reply Rae July 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    The scenery is beautiful, but it would make me nervous that I could see the ground through the kitchen floor. Who knows what might crawl up into the house in between those boards.

    • Reply Jonathan kaye July 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Not a thing Rae. The air circulation keeps the lumber dry and our feet cool. The weed suppressing fabric and gravel is designed to keep the jungle from encroaching.

  • Reply sc July 22, 2016 at 12:28 am

    That pool is the reason I would rent that space.

  • Reply Jonathan Kaye July 22, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Hi SC,
    The pool was designed by David Duharte, and Myself with Frank Lloyd Wright in mind. Simplicity and integration into the landscape with minimal maintenance. The pool fills in one hour and can be emptied in twenty minutes. When emptied the water flows into one of our many permaculture inspired gardens. We don’t use
    any chemicals on the farm. We will harvest 10,000 pounds of produce this year and we share fifty percent with our community partners.

    best,
    Jonathan

  • Reply Truman Green July 25, 2016 at 11:23 am

    The word, “paradise” comes to mind, of course. How much did it cost you for 100 acres?

  • Reply Pamela July 25, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Wow….love, love, love all the natural light. Nice job on the whole gig. How far out away from civilization do you have to be to have that much space and grown that much produce (or whatever you harvest)? Enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!
    Pamela

  • Reply Ricky July 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful! Let the good times role

  • Reply jonathan kaye July 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Thank you Ricky.
    Truman,
    You can have a two bedroom house on 1.5 acres in a suburb of Boston or 100 acres in the third world. The hundred acres can feed potentially 10 people per acre. Let’s be conservative and say 5 per acre. The spring water coming from the aquifer underneath the farm can be consumed straight from the ground. This particular parcel is very will located (30 minutes from a world class surf break) but there are certainly others available for a person who is determined to go through the painstaking search and process.

  • Reply Kristina H Nadreau July 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    the house is OK. I assume that more sophisticated finishes will come along when the finances allow. please do not encourage people to coe and buy “agricultural land in Central America & Caribbean. Few of the “wanna be” farmers know anything or have any experience farming. growing produce or grains in a sub-tropical climate is not like it is in temperate climates. The difficulties are too numerous to list in this venue. It is possible and not at all easy. I applaud your efforts Jonathan. I live in the Caribean and I do know.

  • Reply Luis Martinez August 3, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Whoa who built this? This is amazing I want one built here in Puerto Rico ! Give me some info.

  • Reply Ann White August 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Jonathan: WOW – I have so many questions, would love to begin an email exchange with you. Love the simplicity. How does it hold up in hurricanes? What do you do for electricity (internet connection?) – What crops do you grow? What area of the Dominican are you located in?

  • Reply Di September 30, 2016 at 1:39 am

    I love the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired elements! The light, the water, the view of nature … well done!

  • Reply Richie Owings February 5, 2017 at 9:24 am

    This is amazing. Good for you growing big and living small. I’d love 20 acres and a simple place like that. Currently living in Cabarete but would love to make a shift in lifestyle. Can you give us a ballpark of what the house cost to build and the land cost?
    Gracias
    Richie

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