Sauvie Island Tiny House

540 square feet home with green roof on Sauvie Island, about 15 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Designed and owned by Jessica Helgerson. Photos by Lincoln Barbour.



  1. Vidya October 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    If this isn’t heaven, don’t know what is.

    • Pam Spadlin May 30, 2014 at 3:10 am - Reply

      Where can I find the plans for this home? This one another I saw on here would be perfect for my home.

    • Heather January 12, 2015 at 10:39 pm - Reply

      I would like all the details to this house including all dimensions so I can start building this tiny house please.

      Thank you for your time,

  2. Dana October 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    What is the price to buy? Am very interested.

    • Joanne October 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Would like to know cost?

    • Sandy Fox October 21, 2013 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Am also interested in price, and plans.
      Thanks! 🙂

  3. Cynthia October 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! This is so beautiful. The design, use of space functionally and aesthetically are remarkable. Bravo to you!

  4. Brittany October 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I don’t believe the house is for sale. This is mostly a website for people to post photos of their own tiny houses for others to swoon over. 🙂

  5. Jenny October 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Looks delightful! What is the asking price?

  6. Eastwood October 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Most condominium units in the Philippines can be considered are tiny homes. The average 1 bedroom unit is around 30sqm and some would even find a way to make it 2 bedrooms. =D
    It’s really a challenge to simplify and de-cluter one’s life.

  7. signalfire October 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    I don’t think it’s for sale. This isn’t the ‘tiny homes for sale’ site, it’s the ‘swoon’ site; 🙂

  8. Paul October 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply


  9. D. Whit October 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    This is a very nice floorplan and very realistic for a ‘small” house”. The pictures are obviously staged though as it does not appear to be used on a regular basis.

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  12. natalie December 6, 2013 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Dayyuuumm. That is some good room pron! 😉 Love it!

  13. Dary January 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Charming and cozy! Such a beautiful design of the architectural work and the interior furnishing.

  14. Conni January 24, 2014 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I don’t think this is big enough for a family, but I’d move myself and my partner in at the drop of a hat! Beautifully done.

  15. Bob February 7, 2014 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I am currently designing a small guest/multi-gen house to add to my property and love this layout. Can you share a plan view with approx dimensions?

  16. 최근 February 7, 2014 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Very very nice …
    This island is also home to make sure I’ll see.

  17. Melissa February 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I definitely like the floor plan and see some areas that can be improved such as putting drawers under the couches for more storage and changing out the vessel sink for a sink with storage underneath for at least cleaning supplies but otherwise very beautiful…I think everyone is more interested in how much it cost to build not how much to buy and I’m also interested as well…great job!

  18. Susan March 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love!

  19. melissa March 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I believe the idea behind “tiny houses” is more than square feet but also a way of living. This house is darling. I can definitely see ways of making it smaller and better use of some space, but for a family of four as a permanent residence it is ideal. One day those “little” ones will be “big” teenagers and essentially 4 adults in that space. Very nice.

  20. Putty March 30, 2014 at 3:41 am - Reply

    This humble house is why I first became a subscriber to TINY HOUSE SWOON. I think it’s perfection. I could live in it quite happily as is, but might contrast its near shaker simplicity with a few really key pieces of modernist art, an odd upholstered piece or two and more interesting lighting to accent its’ ample sumptuousness. Somehow I am going to find a way to build a similar home with effortless grace, a practical layout and ample ease that will be “off grid” and naturally sustainable with the lowest carbon footprint I could leave. Whether shipping containers, salvaged woods and materials, or just hay and mud … I’M READY! A different “rat race” of sorts lol . Thank You T.H.S. !!!

  21. Jennifer Mohan April 11, 2014 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Love this house! Are the plans available?

  22. Lee Kreindel May 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    This house is lovely. Agree completely with Melissa’s comments. I am curious about the understructure of the “green” roof. Thanks.

  23. Muriel September 8, 2015 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Hello,this is my favorite tiny house ever!is it possible to get plans,please?

  24. Lindsay April 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    R the floor plans available for purchase?

  25. Kimberly May 28, 2016 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Like previous comments, this is my FAVORITE tiny house! I am not seeing any replies to the above questions….. are the plans for this house available?

  26. Aukse July 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    WOW! The house is a dream! Love every single detail from the sod roof to the interior details and the huge bookshelf.

  27. Ellie July 10, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Are there plans available for this? I am in love

  28. Andy August 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Beautiful home! To the ones wondering about dimensions,just by looking at the pictures I can tell that it is about 15′ or 16′ wide. So the length should be 36′ or 34′,since it says that it is a 540 square feet home.

  29. Rita Howard September 18, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Would like to get information on floor plan.Very interested in Saucier Island Tiny House.

  30. Tina Lee May 10, 2017 at 5:14 am - Reply


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