Rowan’s Tiny House







An owner-built tiny house in Poughkeepsie, New York. More info. here.



  1. Robert February 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Yay! I love the bedroom and cat door. Friendly and personal. Nicely done.

  2. June February 18, 2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    This is a small, lovely space that is perfectly livable.

  3. Jason February 19, 2016 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Couldn’t figure out the second hole next to the composting toilet. Then I realized her cats must be trained to use it. That’s awesome! Was wanting a photo of the corner with the woodburner — but now I’ve bookmarked the blog that the URL leads to, and I’m sure that I’ll find a photo when I have time to catch up on Rowan’s adventure.

    • Val in Canada February 20, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

      LOL You are funny 😉 the second hole is to put the saw dust that you use for your composting toilet… see Rowan’s blog and you’ll understand better the concept : 🙂

      • Roozter March 22, 2016 at 5:17 am - Reply

        I thought the catbox was in there,!

  4. Venetia Trombley February 19, 2016 at 2:05 am - Reply

    I love your house, it’s beautiful! We live in Tupper Lake and it’s so nice to hear about one so close by. I’ve been gradually getting ideas from different ones I’ve read about and hope to try one for myself a few years from now. In the meantime I look forward to your blog to keep my motivation up!

  5. Jason February 19, 2016 at 5:22 am - Reply

    So I was wrong about the sawdust storage — I thought that would in the hanging bucket. Shows that there are options and everyone will do things a little bit differently than someone else. Enjoyed the blog, and certainly picked up a tip or two. Thanks!

  6. gunguru01 February 19, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Perfection! This is what tinyhouses are all about…….. period!

    • g.m. February 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      “I just figured that the two-seater toilet was sourced from the Economy section of a defunct airline,” said [me] the bitter frequent flyer.

  7. Mike February 19, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Very sensible. Thoreau would approve.

  8. Carlene February 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply


  9. Maria February 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Where did you get the building plans from?

  10. Helena-Sophia February 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Just wonderful to see the symbiosis of another Human Being with our Feline comrades. A very thoughtfully designed and skillfully executed Home. My congratulations. This is really what live is all about.

  11. Joe February 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I think I just fell in love. With Rowan and her house.

    • Joe February 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      And her cat.

  12. Rich February 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Impressed! How is it permitted? Not far from me in smAlbany. What are u using for refrigeration? Are you finding it satisfactory? Tx

  13. Patricia February 23, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Really, really like this one; love tiny houses where one doesn’t have to climb to a loft to go to bed. So livable! Now if only I could afford one!

  14. helenbeee February 24, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Perfection! this one is bookmarked for me when I am one day on my own in retirement. My husband is not interested in tiny house living so I have to wait till he pops his clogs before I can live my tiny house dream! :)))

  15. gunguru01 February 26, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I like the fact that this house is a perfect example of complete off-grid. And, that she has fingured out how to live without city water or a powered water pump. Most people don’t realize how much 220v power a well pump draws and that most off-grid power systems aren’t big enough to handle them.

  16. Ryder May 10, 2016 at 3:05 am - Reply

    So many nice touches… and always great to see a real lived in home. The shower is beautiful.

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